As part of a new program this year, St. Mary's high school students are helping out in elementary classrooms -- and enjoying the experience.
The Tremont Tribune
Across the country, K-12 music education is on the decline, but St. Mary’s has decided to go against the grain by cultivating its music program.
Every year during the month of October, hundreds of thousands of people flock to Salem, enchanted (no pun intended) by the history of the atrocities that occurred nearly four centuries ago. But what really were the Salem witch trials?
During the school year it's difficult for teachers to find time to read for pleasure, so some try to squeeze as much reading as they can out of summer break.
To most St. Mary’s students, the war in Ukraine is something vague and far away, but to five girls attending the school the awful events in Eastern Europe are much more personal.
Mental health is a very important topic. People around the world have been dealing with mental health problems for a long time. Not a lot of people think about these issues because they don’t know what it is like having mental health problems.
I am what you would call a cradle Catholic. Basic, I know. I was baptized at three months old. As a child, I went to church with my family every Sunday. I have attended Catholic school since the age of 4. When I was in second grade, I received my First Holy Communion. Once I did so, I became an altar server. I could recite nearly every Bible fact because I wanted to be the smartest in my class. I sang in the choir at Mass because I loved music and thought I had a beautiful voice. I was an altar server because my sisters did it before me and my friends with me. To be involved in church was not only our culture – it was cool. Faith and charity weren’t really reasons for my participation in church; I mainly did so to show off or entertain myself. I did believe in God, but I didn’t think of religion as a big deal.
World Youth Day is an incredible and one-of-a kind experience, and a group from St. Mary's was there in Portugal in the summer of 2023.