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The Catholic Education Office is called to be a faith community committed to the educational mission of the church in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. We offer leadership and service in the ministry of total Catholic education. In collaboration with others engaged in this mission, we articulate a shared vision of Catholic education and teach the message of Jesus Christ as we follow his call to "Go make  disciples of all nations."

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Catholic Schools Open Doors for Catholic Schools Week 2014

Catholic Schools Week 2014 will be celebrated in Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Louis January 26-February 1, 2014.

This year, our CSW celebration coincides with the celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the City of St. Louis. Many events are planned throughout the entire year by the city, the Archdiocese of St. Louis, and Catholic schools.

We begin with New Year's Eve Holy Hour (11:00 pm) and Midnight Mass (12:00, midnight) at the Cathedral Basilica. All are welcome!

Plan your Catholic Schools Week Open House visits now! Most Open Houses will be held on Sunday, January 26, but some schools have scheduled other dates and times. For a complete list, click here..

Catholic Schools Week 2014 Open House Schedule.pdf

Catholic schools and parishes address issues of health and safety

Mr. Alan Winkelmann, Associate Superintendent for Elementary School Administration, (left) introduces Lt. Joseph Laramie at Health and Safety Education SummitBy Sue Brown, Director of Marketing and Community Relations

Keynote speaker Lt. Joseph Laramie (Retired, Glendale Police Department and former member of the Missouri Attorney General’s Office) addressed attendees of the fourth annual Health and Safety Education Summit about “Effective Technology Safety Messaging” and “The Next Tech-Related Incident.”

Lt. Laramie stressed that messages about safety and health must address the students’ need to feel they are part of a group of their peers who embrace its value. For example, vehicles that have been involved in drunk-driving accidents placed in front of high schools before proms are not effective. A “totaled car” says, “That happened to someone else, but couldn’t happen to ME!” However, a billboard message that students are “not alone” if they choose not to drink and drive is effective.

Parish and sSchool administrators, teachers, support and maintenance personnel from across the Archdiocese of St. Louis gathered at John F. Kennedy Catholic High School on June 6, 2013 to learn about a variety of health and safety issues, including “Heart Saver AED Training,” “Science Classroom Safety Issues,” “Stress Management for Staff,” Head Injury and Concussions,” “Protecting God’s Children,” etc.

Fr. Mike Lydon, new President of Bishop DuBourg High School, extinguishes a fire in a “controlled burn” simulation.The full-day summit is co-sponsored by the Catholic Education Center and Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services. Cintas Fire Protection provided hands-on experience in extinguishing a fire with an extinguisher in a “controlled burn” simulation.

Save the date! Next year’s Health and Safety Education Summit is scheduled for June 5, 2014 at John F. Kennedy Catholic High School.

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