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St. Bernard Teacher Adds National Award to His Achievements
Mr. Matthew Donnelly, ‘06, a mathematics teacher and department chair at Saint Bernard School, has been named a recipient of the Edyth May Sliffe Award for Distinguished Teaching from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).  Donnelly is also a published mathematical researcher, a consultant with the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) and has been a guest lecturer at universities in the United States and China.  Established in 1989, The Edyth May Sliffe Award recognizes the nation’s top math teachers for their contributions to their...

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Xavier Junior Kolb Now An Eagle Scout
Tristan Kolb of Madison started in Scouting when he was in kindergarten, joining the St. Mary Cub Scout Pack 428. The Xavier junior is now an Eagle Scout, the highest achievement one can attain from the Boy Scouts of America. He was awarded the distinction during a virtual Board of Review in August. Kolb enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, hiking and biking. Nature is important to him, and for the past six years he has been a steward for several osprey nests in the state. He has regularly observed and reported on these nests throughout the nesting season. Hi...

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SBS Choir's Powerful Message - Hope and Faith Week 31
The Office of Faith Events weekly video series "Hope and Faith" features videos focused on Hope and Faith during the pandemic.  Week 31 This week on the Hope and Faith Series, St. Bernard's School Choir making the best of COVID-19 restrictions! Click the image above to see the performance and the image below for the Fox61 News story To see past videos or more articles on Faith, visit NorwichDiocese.org/FaithSparks  

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Discover Catholic Schools Week

Posted on November 01, 2020 in: School News

Discover Catholic Schools Week
My Dear Friends, November is a special month for our Catholic schools as we celebrate Discover Catholic Schools Week and our national Thanksgiving Day. We have a lot to be thankful for this year with the reopening of all our schools during these difficult times. While visiting the schools, it was wonderful to see all the children adapting to wearing masks, social distancing, washing hands and other measures to ensure our health. At times it appears the children adjust better than some of us adults. The month also begins with the Solemnity of All Saints on November 1st...

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Virtual Open House - Saint Bernard School
You are invited to a Virtual Open House where you can learn about Saint Bernard School's academic programs, athletics, campus life and  much more.  Saturday, November 7 Thursday, November 19 Saturday, December 5 or book a private in-person tour any time of the year! To register, call 860-848-1271 or visit SaintBernardSchool.org for a 3-D Tour and to learn more!  

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Superintendent's Letter: See the Positives Among the Challenges of this School Year
On Wednesday, September 9th, The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D., Bishop of Norwich, appointed  Dr. George Milot, Ed.D as Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Norwich. Dr. Milot comes very highly recommended and brings a wealth of experience as a veteran Catholic school educator and administrator. Most recently, he served as superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts. After retiring from that position in 2011, he has come out of retirement several times to serve as a consultant, including with the University of Notre Dame, a...

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Saints Celebrate Safe Return to School
Excitement and anticipation were in the air as more than 340 Saint Bernard School students returned to campus. After several months of planning and preparation by the administration and faculty, students resumed in-person learning for the first time since March.   To make students and parents feel comfortable, Head of School Don Macrino, and Communications Coordinator Shari Marderness created an informational video showing families what to expect when they arrived at school. Enhanced safety procedures start before students enter the building with a new drop-off p...

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Retirement after 40 Years in Education: Perfect Timing
Imagine being a high school teacher for 40 years, walking into a classroom every day and presenting information in new and innovative ways. Think of all the changes in education you would have “lived through.” There was chalk on a chalkboard instead of markers on a whiteboard; filmstrips on a projector instead of images on a smart TV; a mimeograph machine to make copies instead of a multipurpose copy machine; and a manual typewriter for writing papers instead of a laptop.  Encyclopedias were available at the local library for research instead of the Inte...

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Students Join Bishop Cote at St. Michael School Blessing
FCC News Desk Young students of Saint Michael School in Pawcatuck gathered on the front lawn of their 'new' building at the former West Broad Street School on September 15 as Bishop Michael R. Cote, D.D., blessed the building with holy water and took part in a dedication for the new school year.  The bishop was joined by Father Dennis Perkins, pastor of St. Michael Church, and Deacon Jorge Escalona.  Over the summer, the school moved from its previous location on Liberty Street, across from Saint Michael Church, into its new home, which it is...

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Superintendent's Desk: We're Blessed to Be Able to Re-open Schools
My Dear Friends, The principals, head masters, deans, teachers and staff at all of the schools in the Diocese of Norwich are so excited and feel blessed to be able to re-open all the schools and deliver direct instruction to their students. The schools along with their committees have done a remarkable job creating and implementing their reopening plans while maneuvering through uncharted waters. Each committee addressed: Facilities, Daily Operations, Health Practices and Protocols uncharted designating an employee to serve as a COVID-19 Health and Safety, Complian...

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