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CATHOLIC SCHOOL NEWS

Pillar of faith sets St. Mary’s apart from secular schools

by Deacon Rob Rysavy

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(Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series on the three pillars of St. Mary’s High School:  Faith, Knowledge, Community.)

If you learn everything except Christ, you learn nothing. If you learn nothing except Christ, you learn everything.” — St. Bonaventure.

Catholic Schools Week will be observed Jan. 29-Feb. 4

Catholic Schools Strive to Form Saints, by Sheila Whalen

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COLORADO SPRINGS. Catholic Schools Week will be observed Jan. 29 - Feb. 4. This year, Bishop James Golka will celebrate Masses at individual schools in place of an All Schools Mass. Following is a listing of the various activities planned by schools in the diocese for Catholic Schools Week 2023.

St. Gabriel students benefit from innovative lunch program

By Shelley McGrail

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COLORADO SPRINGS. Who says school lunches are boring and bland? Not the kids at the new St. Gabriel Classical Academy (SGCA), which opened its doors to preschool through fifth grade this year at St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish.

Hot chicken barbecue sandwiches, carnitas tacos, and homestyle macaroni and cheese are among their favorites, along with vegetarian options and delicious fresh vegetables and fruits. Partnering with Skills Academy, students receive freshly prepared, farm-to-table meals four days a week.

Deacon Rob Rysavy to step down as SMHS president at end of school year

By Christine Baldwin

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COLORADO SPRINGS. “Priorities are just a list until they’re tested” — this is the advice often given by Deacon Rob Rysavy while serving in leadership roles in the military, non-profit, and education arenas. It is also the counsel he is now following for himself with his decision to step down from the position of St. Mary High School’s president in the summer of 2023.

Pirates play first homecoming game in three years

By Joe Trechter

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COLORADO SPRINGS. On a cool autumn night last month, current and alumni Pirates of St. Mary’s High School celebrated 137 years of tradition with a week of homecoming events, culminating in the school’s first homecoming football game in three years. Warriors dressed in Pirate green are once again moving the pigskin up and down the gridiron.

St. Mary’s High School explores options for new campus

by John Stiner

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COLORADO SPRINGS. Aug. 22, 1992, was the first day of classes for St. Mary’s High School at the current campus on Yampa Street. After holding classes for 107 years in downtown Colorado Springs, the school embarked on a new chapter in its already long history.

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