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Archdiocese of Chicago’s Schools Celebrate Catholic Schools Week “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service”
January 25 to 31, 2015

Chicago, IL (January 22, 2015) – Catholic Schools Week begins Sunday, January 25. The theme for this year’s observance is Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service. This annual, nationwide celebration will feature local school activities including special Masses, open houses, visits from civic representatives and the Celebrating Catholic Education Breakfast with Archbishop Blase J. Cupich.

Note from Dr. Mary Kearney

Dear Friends,

Each New Year begins full of promise, hope and new challenges. The start of 2015 has proven to be no exception here at the Office of Catholic Schools. Beginning January 1, 2015, Sister Mary Paul McCaughey has transitioned to a new role in the Archdiocese supporting the To Teach Who Christ Is Campaign and legislative action connected to School Choice efforts.

Tom and I want to begin this New Year communication with you by acknowledging Sister Mary Paul’s many contributions over the past six years to the Catholic schools in Chicago. Sister was truly the heart and soul of our schools and her vision, passion and energy continue to inspire all of us at the Office of Catholic Schools.

As a result of Sister’s new role, Tom McGrath and I will take the helm at the Office of Catholic Schools for the next few months. A search for a new superintendent by the Archbishop and the School Board will commence immediately and OCS will share information about that effort as it becomes available.

U.S. Department of Education Names Eight Archdiocesan Schools As Blue Ribbon Schools Most Decorated School System In The Country

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Chicago, IL (October 1, 2014) – Eight Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago will be among the 337 schools from across the country to receive Blue Ribbon School Awards at a ceremony hosted by the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C., on November 10 and 11. These schools include:

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