First Year of Middle School House System – A Success

Community Building Through House System The introduction of the House System at Cathedral Middle School has been a big hit! The eight Houses, comprised of a mixture of students from each grade, worked together to reflect on, encourage, and experience the values that our school community instills and celebrates. Read more about all the details in this Central Minnesota Catholic … Read More

Servin’ It Up!

On the last day of the school year, our high school students participated in an impactful day of service which included learning about homelessness and visiting community organizations. Students heard firsthand from a panel of speakers currently facing the challenges of experiencing homelessness. They learned more about the various scenarios surrounding those challenges, highlighting the choices they have to face. … Read More

All you Need to Know About College Credits at Cathedral

1. When can I start earning college credits at Cathedral and why would I choose to do so? Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography is offered to 9th graders, the first AP course available to students. Students interested in Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) and College in Schools (CIS) must be juniors or seniors.   Earning college-level credits at Cathedral is … Read More

Cathedral Celebrates Class of 2024

Graduation: The close of the school year had us celebrating the graduation of 95 seniors, continuing our tradition of a 100% graduation rate.  More than 94% of these students will pursue post-secondary options as they move forward into the next chapter of learning. Class of 2024 – The Vital Statistics: The STATE of PLAY: A remarkable year for Athletics & … Read More

St. Mary Help of Christians: Leading by Example with Reading

Leading by Example with Reading: Our teachers enjoyed the opportunity to read student-recommended books as a way to encourage more reading. Principal Kelly Kirks was able to read a fiction book for the first time in a while! Reader’s theater was a big hit with the students. They were able to bring book characters to life and loved sharing their … Read More

St. Katharine Drexel: Relationship Building Highlight of the Year!

STEM Fun!  Our entire school enjoyed the day-long residency conducted by staff from the Works Museum from Bloomington, MN. Their activities made hands-on engineering fun! Mr. Schmit also enhanced our STEM activities by incorporating robotics during our students’ technology classes. The students were amazed that they could code the robots to carry out tasks. Professional Development: Our staff participated in … Read More

St. Joseph Catholic School: School Upgrades

Focus on literacy: Thanks to a grant from the Catholic Schools Center of Educational Excellence, our school began a two-year process to implement a science-based reading program that will build foundational literacy skills across all grades. As a part of this process, we also implemented Core5 (phonological awareness, phonics, structural analysis, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension) to track student achievement in … Read More

St. Francis Xavier: Focus on Academic Improvements

Accreditation Self-Study, Curriculum Changes: Continuous improvement is always a goal at SFX. We conducted an extensive Minnesota Non-Public Schools Accrediting Association self-study accreditation during this past school year which will help guide our next strategic plan. Curriculum changes included adopting a new language arts curriculum that is based on the science of reading and writing. We are optimistic these changes … Read More

All Saints Academy:  Success in STEM program and Robotics!

Outdoor learning highlights: Our students cultivated an appreciation for God’s creation through various outdoor activities. These included immersive experiences learning about aquatic life, partaking in outdoor recreation, attending environmental camps, and actively contributing to the school’s garden which was started in 2023. Banner year for STEM and Robotics: Our STEM’s (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program helped students immerse themselves … Read More

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton: 30 Years of Excellence!

30th Anniversary: We had much to celebrate with the 30th Anniversary of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton while paying homage to our school’s predecessors, St. Anthony’s and Holy Spirit. Thousands of students have been provided a quality education in a Christ-like atmosphere. We know that the impact our students have made on our communities is incredible. We are conducting a 30th … Read More