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Archdiocese of Chicago’s Schools Celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2017

Sunday, January 29 is Catholic Schools Open House Day in the Archdiocese
Chicago, IL (January 26, 2017) – Catholic Schools Week, an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States, begins Sunday, January 29 and runs through Saturday, February 4. The theme for this year’s observance is Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service. New this year, the Archdiocese is hosting a unified open house day for Catholic schools across Cook and Lake Counties. Sunday, January 29 is Catholic School Open House Day, an opportunity for prospective students and families, as well as current Catholic school families, to visit and learn more about Catholic education.

Archdiocese of Chicago Receives $1M Grant from CME Group Foundation to Launch Innovative Personalized Learning Program at Selected Schools

The Archdiocese is collaborating with LEAP Innovations on a five-year personalized learning program at three Catholic schools
Chicago, IL (January 23, 2017) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced today it has received a $1 million grant from the CME Group Foundation to launch a five-year personalized learning program at three Catholic schools. The grant funds professional development, training, software, technology infrastructure and maintenance needed to successfully implement the literacy and writing-focused program. The Archdiocese is collaborating with LEAP Innovations, a 501(c)(3) social enterprise headquartered in Chicago that connects innovation and education to personalize learning, to facilitate the professional development that will support the implementation of this instructional model at St. Albert the Great School, located in Burbank; St. Catherine of Siena/St. Lucy School, located in Oak Park; and St. Genevieve School, located in Chicago.

Celebrating Catholic Education Breakfast 2017

Fundraiser Supports One of the Nation’s Largest Private School Systems
Chicago, IL (January 19, 2017) – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich will host the third annual Celebrating Catholic Education Breakfast on Tuesday, January 24. Jo Ann Rooney, Ph.D., recently appointed President of Loyola University Chicago, will deliver the keynote address. Cardinal Cupich and Jim Rigg, Ph.D., Superintendent of the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic schools, will both deliver remarks.

Statement of Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Catholic Schools on St. Joseph School (Homewood) and St. Louis de Montfort School (Oak Lawn) Transition

St. Joseph School, located in Homewood, and St. Louis de Montfort School, located in Oak Lawn, have faced declining enrollment and financial difficulties over the past several years.

Archdiocese of Chicago Completes Water Testing in All 180 Archdiocesan-Sponsored Elementary and High Schools

All Classroom Buildings Tested for Possible Lead Content
Chicago, IL (October 10, 2016) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced today it has completed voluntary water testing for possible lead content in all 180 Archdiocesan-sponsored schools. The Archdiocese engaged an environmental consulting firm to create a water testing protocol for the schools in accordance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommendations.

U.S. Department of Education Honors Three Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools as 2016 Blue Ribbon Award Schools

The Archdiocese of Chicago is the Recipient of the Greatest Number of Blue Ribbon Awards of Any School System – Public and Private – in the Country
Chicago, IL (September 29, 2016) – The Archdiocese of Chicago announced today that three of its Catholic schools – St. Anne Parish School (Barrington), St. Daniel the Prophet School (Chicago) and St. Juliana School (Chicago) – have been recognized this year by the U.S. Department of Education with Blue Ribbon Awards. The Blue Ribbon Award is presented to schools based on the schools overall academic excellence or the schools progress in closing student achievement gaps.

More than 75,000 Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic School Students Head Back to School

Dr. Jim Rigg, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, to Participate in Several School Events Across the Archdiocese this Month
Chicago, IL (August 08, 2016) – The Archdiocese of Chicago’s 217 Catholic schools are preparing to welcome students back to school this month. The Archdiocese's theme for the 2016/17 school year is "You Are the Light of the World," which is taken from the New Testament's fifth chapter of Matthew.