Schools

New principal named for Mother Mary Lange Catholic School in Baltimore City

Alisha Jordan has been named as the new principal of Mother Mary Lange Catholic School, the first new Catholic school in Baltimore City in nearly 60 years. 
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IND alumnae have plenty of memories to cherish

From freshmen being paired with a “big sister” in the junior class to “The Big Game,” the Institute of Notre Dame established dozens of traditions during its 173 years as a Baltimore landmark.
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Kirk Gaddy, black Catholic educator and father figure to many, dies suddenly at 55

A lifelong parishioner of Historic St. Francis Xavier in Baltimore and major influence in the education of black youths from pre-K to college, Gaddy was in his second stint on the staff at St. Frances Academy, where he had been in the class of 1983. 
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Five retiring school principals in Baltimore Archdiocese depart with cherished memories

Smith retired after 15 years as principal and 40 years in education. Other principals retiring included Deborah Glinowiecki of St. Ursula School in Parkville, Patricia McDermott of St. Mary Catholic School in Hagerstown, Terry Weiss of St. Louis School in Clarksville and Raymond Kiddy of Bishop Walsh School in Cumberland.
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Adapting to coronavirus pandemic as teacher, wife, mom

Andrea Sommers will never forget her 10th year as a teacher at St. John Regional Catholic School in Frederick. She teaches social studies, English language arts and religion to 82 fifthand sixth-graders. Since mid-March, the coronavirus pandemic has forced her to do all that from home, which she shares with her husband, Dwight, a captain...
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Oblates see Providence at work in building of Mother Mary Lange Catholic School

“Every time I go by it,” Sister Rita Michelle said of the construction site, “I proclaim, ‘God is good.’ It’s a miracle, another way God has provided to us.
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2020 Catholic School Teachers of the Year announced

James Sellinger, Chancellor of Education for the Archdiocese of Baltimore and Dr. Donna Hargens, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, announced May 20 the 2020 Archdiocesan and Independent Catholic School Teachers of the Year.
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Mount de Sales Academy readies performing arts center

The arts center is part of the capital campaign’s Phase III. It will cost approximately $10 million.
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Alumnae mourn the loss of Institute of Notre Dame, the ‘hidden gem of Baltimore’

IND alumnae said their time at IND led to lifelong friendships and incredible bonds of sisterhood.
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IND, oldest girls’ prep school in Maryland, closing its doors for good

The Institute of Notre Dame, which has educated girls in Baltimore since 1847, announced May 5 that it was closing its doors for good.
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Pandemic can’t keep Distinctive Scholars down

Even in trying times, the 19 high schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore continue their tradition of academic excellence, as evidenced in these four young people who would have been recognized April 23 at the Distinctive Scholars Convocation.
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President of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School honored by NCEA

In recognition of his dedication, support and commitment to excellence in Catholic education, Lawrence Callahan, president of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Essex, was awarded the 2020 “Lead, Learn, Proclaim” award from the National Catholic Educational Association.
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