SHOWCASE CAREFUL PLANNING CAN OPTIMIZE OPEN HOUSE EXPERIENCE As with any important assignment in a student’s academic career, preparation is key. This is why Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Trenton help assist families as they weigh which school is best for their student by offering open house sessions each spring and fall. To determine which high school best fits a student’s needs and opportunities, school representatives from around the Diocese say families should examine a school’s average class size, use of the latest technological resources, opportunities for foreign language instruction and adherence to a strong STEM / STREAM curriculum. Resources for both remedial and advanced placement instruction technology should be available, and the integral instruction of the tenets of the Catholic faith is crucial. Though enrichment and academic progress are paramount, learning also takes place outside the four walls of the classroom, Catholic schools say. A high school’s theater, graphic and performing arts; its music programs, and a wide variety of extracurricular clubs and sports teams can nurture students’ talents and help them spread their wings. The availability of parent-teacher organizations and social activities can deepen the ties between the parent and school. Active guidance departments, access to student grades online, and assistance with the often formidable college application process will assure a seamless transition from high school to college. Ask any student or parent: the four years of high school go by in a flash. In order to make sure those precious freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior experiences are most efficiently spent, parents and students alike are encouraged to keep their fingers on the pulse of a school’s offerings.
Schools broaden horizons SHOWCASE through president-principal leadership BY MARY STADNYK Associate Editor
oss Fales presents two analogies when describing the president-principal model of leadership in a school setting. One is to liken it to that of leadership in a corporation, where the president is the school’s chief executive officer and the principal is the chief operating officer. The other is to look at leadership at the university level where a college president has a provost or vice president in charge of academic affairs, among other vice presidents. “In any case, the president has the overall responsibility to ensure the sustainability of the institution and to provide the necessary resources for the principal to carry out the mission of the school,” said Fales, speaking from his experience as principal in Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, where the model has been in place since 1991.
“It is of paramount importance that the two people have a good working relationship ... they have to trust each other. ” CBA is currently one of five Catholic high schools in the Diocese using the president-principal model, with the others being Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville; Trenton Catholic Academy, Hamilton; Villa Victoria Academy, Ewing, and St. John Vianney High School, Holmdel. At the grammar school level, the model has most recently been implemented in the newly established Mother Seton Academy, Howell. The main reason a school would move to the president-principal model is because it allows for the school’s operational and educational responsibilities to be shared between the two positions, school officials said. In Notre Dame High School, where the model was implemented in 2010, Ken Jennings, who became president in July, and Joanna Barlow, principal, explained that while the president oversees the external areas of responsibilities such as enrollment management and reten-
education of the students in my care.” Mike Knowles, who became president of TCA following the death of Sister Dorothy earlier this year, said he believes the model works well in the fact that “we all have defined focus areas and a blend of educational and administrative.” One significant example, he cited relates to enhancing the school’s STREAM program in which he was able to secure industry partners to help underwrite the robotics program, “Project Lead The Way” and now the Esports competitive gaming program. “Working on conjunction with the principals, we were able to integrate this as part of our academic offering,” Knowles said. “This had a major impact Notre Dame High School staff members Ken Jennings, preson our current students as well as atident, left, and Joanna Barlow, principal, pose for a photo in September. Notre Dame is one of five high schools in the tracting new students to our school. We Diocese to implement the president-principal model of lead- recently graduated a cohort of students entering college into various engineerership. Courtesy photo ing programs as a result of all of this.” tion; advancement; marketing and communiSchool officials acknowledged there cations; facilities, and technology, the principal are times when challenges or even conflicts focuses on academic affairs and the day-tocan surface especially when there is an overlap day management that pertains to teaching and in responsibilities between the two positions. learning – students, teachers, management of At such times, Fales said, “It is of paramount the athletic and co-curricular program. importance that the two people have a good “The benefits of this model of adminisworking relationship and that each respects the tration [is that it] allows Principal Barlow boundaries of their respective jobs. and I to work more effectively and, dare say, “They have to trust each other,” Fales said. creatively, in our respective areas of leaderIt’s been 30 years since Villa Victoria ship,” said Jennings. “As principal, Mrs. Barlow Academy adapted the president-principal places all of her time and attention on the model in 1989, and the school’s current school’s academic and extracurricular aspects, leaders, Filippini Sister Lillian Harrington, thus allowing me the time and space to work president, and Filippini Sister Lesley Draper, with prospective families, donors, alumni and principal, are pragmatic when stating why the the overall mission of the school.” model works. In 2005, Trenton Catholic Academy “It is impossible for one person to be instituted the model with Sister of St. Joseph responsible for all of these areas,” Sister Lillian Dorothy Payne serving as president and two said. Sister Lesley added, that “the responsiprincipals were named, overseeing the Upper bilities of the school and furtherance of the School and the other for the Lower School. mission are shared so that more attention can “There are many responsibilities that come be given to each student and family. with being a school administrator,” admitted “The president can work on planning Anne Reap, TCA’s Lower School director. efforts to move the school forward while the “The president-principal model allows me principal can spend time working with stuto focus on my primary responsibility as the dents, parents and teachers according to daily educational leader in the school, which is the needs,” said Sister Lesley.
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SHOWCASE đ&#x;&#x2019;Ľ DONOVAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, TOMS RIVER
Last year, Donovan Catholic students were awarded over $22 million in academic scholarships to attend college, and 60 percent of Donovan seniors received at least one merit scholarship that exceeded the cost of tuition at Donovan Catholic High School. Parentsâ&#x20AC;Śmake an investment in your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future and have them be part of something special. We offer A-P classes and an International Baccalaureate program, as well as clubs, sports and other activities for you to get involved in and find a home at Donovan Catholic. New in 2019-2020, Donovan Catholic has joined with Catholic Relief Services to become a CRS Global High School. Through the vehicles of prayer, learning, action and giving, the CRS Global Highs School Program assists schools in forming internationally aware and globally responsive students who live their faith in solidarity with their brothers and sisters around the world. As more and more students recognize the importance of growing in international-mindedness through the International Baccalaureate program, Donovan Catholic has added two new courses to the IB curriculum: Environmental Systems & Societies and Mathematics Analysis & Approaches. Each summer, more and more students and alums join the GOES program (Group of Extraordinary Students) to build houses in the Dominican Republic and elsewhere. Global awareness is a priority at Donovan Catholic. Come and see for yourself. Rememberâ&#x20AC;Śhigh school is a choice. Come and see why Donovan Catholic really does make a difference.
đ&#x;&#x2019;Ľ NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL, LAWRENCEVILLE
â&#x20AC;&#x153;Notre Dame High School is an extraordinary place,â&#x20AC;? said Ken Jennings, the newly installed president of Notre Dame, a co-educational college-preparatory school in Lawrenceville. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We take great pride in our challenging academic program, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re continually seeking new ways to enhance the student experience. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We already have a strong STEM program, our SAT scores are well above the national average and 98 percent of graduating students go on to some of the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading colleges and universities, accompanied by millions of dollars in scholarships,â&#x20AC;? Jennings continued. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In addition, the school offers nearly 20 Advanced Placement classes, with a pass rate above 80 percent.â&#x20AC;? The schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leadership will also include Joanna Barlow, who was named principal after serving as Notre Dameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interim principal for the 2018-2019 school year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Parents want to invest in a Catholic school education because of the high-profile academics, but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also looking for what I call the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;X factor,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Jennings said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anybody who steps on this campus immediately gets a sense of the Notre Dame family.â&#x20AC;? Notre Dame has a long history of fielding championship-winning athletic teams along with various academic clubs, career-oriented programs, creative arts and faithbased opportunities. Many students come to the school specifically for the exemplary music and theater programs. Additionally, its nationally-recognized service-learning program provides immersive experiences that give students first-hand experience with the community beyond the walls of the classroom. Ken Jennings invites prospective students to answer the following question: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Where will Notre Dame lead you?â&#x20AC;?
đ&#x;&#x2019;Ľ RED BANK CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, RED BANK
Red Bank Catholic is a vibrant, beloved, Catholic co-educational institution with a storied history, an extraordinary spirit and a record of achievement in the classroom, on the athletic fields, onstage and beyond. RBC was founded in 1927 in the heart of the city of Red Bank. With 166 courses offered, including 20 AP, 34 honors, 11 dual-enrollment college-level courses, and capstone project opportunities, each studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s schedule is tailored around their individual strengths and interests, and 100 percent of our graduating senior class continues on to higher education post-graduation. The vast array of extracurricular opportunities offered at RBC includes our 28 competitive varsity sports, our award-winning performing arts programs, over 60 clubs and activities, and our semester-long internship program, which 42 seniors participated in during the 2018-2019
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academic year. Red Bank Catholicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 750 students come from over 50 towns and 60 schools. They are young men and women of competence, compassion, commitment and curiosity and together with over 14,000 alumni, they make up the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Casey Family.â&#x20AC;? Find out why your student belongs here by visiting the campus at an upcoming Admissions event! To submit an application for admission, or to schedule a visit to Red Bank Catholic, please visit: www.redbankcatholic.org/admission
đ&#x;&#x2019;Ľ ST. JOHN VIANNEY HIGH SCHOOL, HOLMDEL
St. John Vianney High School focuses on educating the studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mind, body, and spirit. The academic programs offered include dual enrollment courses for grades nine through 12. Dual enrollment courses are offered in business, social studies, science, English, theology, art and physical education. These courses are taught on our campus by our faculty members who are adjunct professors for the participating colleges. SJVHS has an extensive list of Advanced Placement courses taught year-long under our block schedule, and we offer college preparation and honors courses in all subject areas. SJVHS has the Advanced Placement Academy and the Early College Academy. We have a fully certified guidance staff and well as two academic advisors to assist students with the academic journey. St. John Vianney High School has more than 35 clubs and activities that meet during lunch period and more than 30 sports programs. The majority of our athletic games are played on campus with parking for students and visitors. We have a newly renovated theater and a growing television studio which wirelessly transmits morning announcements to all classrooms. Students at SJVHS are dedicated to serving the community. Our National Honor Society, Catholic Athletes for Christ, Heroes and Cool Kids members, and Athletic Leadership Council are active participants in the surrounding community, often working in soup kitchens, collecting donations and serving the poor. Our senior Christian Service program allows students to serve others during the school day. The students and faculty at SJVHS are always striving to live the Gospel values and promote Catholic identity in the community.
đ&#x;&#x2019;Ľ ST. ROSE HIGH SCHOOL, BELMAR
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Directory of Catholic high schools DIOCESAN SCHOOLS Donovan Catholic High School
Co-ed International Baccalaureate World School 711 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753 donovancatholic.org OPEN HOUSE: Oct. 3 – 7-9 p.m. / Oct. 6 – 2-4 p.m. CONTACT: Tara Mulligan , 732-349-8801 x 2425, email@example.com
Notre Dame High School
Dynamic, diverse Catholic community Co-ed / college preparatory 601 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 ndnj.org OPEN HOUSE: Oct. 24 – 7 p.m. CONTACT: Laura Sarubbi, 609-882-7900 x 130, firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Bank Catholic High School
A vibrant Catholic co-educational institution 112 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701 redbankcatholic.org OPEN HOUSE: Oct. 6 – 2-4:30 p.m. CONTACT: Angelica Rocco, 732-747-5113, email@example.com
St. John Vianney High School
College prep private high school, motto: “Knowledge - Commitment - Involvement” 540A Line Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733 SJVHS.com OPEN HOUSE: Oct. 19 – 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. / Oct. 24 – 7-9 p.m. CONTACT: Patti Gilmartin, 732-739-0800 x 155, firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Rose High School
Coeducational Catholic high school 607 7th Avenue, Belmar, NJ 07719 srhsnj.com OPEN HOUSE: Oct. 10 – 6 p.m. CONTACT: Maryanne Bedford, 732-681-2858 x: 709, email@example.com
Trenton Catholic Academy - Upper School
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INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS Christian Brothers Academy
An outstanding Catholic day school for boys on the high school level 850 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738 cbalincroftnj.org OPEN HOUSE: Oct. 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12-6 p.m. CONTACT: Jennifer Maccarella, 732-747-1959 x 217, email@example.com
Holy Cross Preparatory Academy
The only independent co-ed Catholic preparatory school in Burlington County 5035 Route 130 S., Delran, NJ 08075 hcprep.org OPEN HOUSE: Oct. 29 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6-8 p.m. CONTACT: David Moffa, 856-461-5400, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mater Dei Prep
A co-ed independent, faith-based college preparatory high school 538 Church Street, New Monmouth, NJ 07748 materdeiprep.org OPEN HOUSE: Oct. 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1-4 p.m. / October 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6:30-8:30 p.m. CONTACT: Jillian Chandler, 732-671-9100, email@example.com
and values, working toward a common goal. At SRHS we appreciate each other and respect the qualities that make us all unique. From the day a student enters as a freshman, they are known, valued and challenged to be their best. We are St. Rose! At St. Rose High School, our community of expert teachers and caring adults provides each student with an unparalleled educational experience. Students are known. Surrounded by peers with the same aspirations, students feel safe to take risks, own their learning and aim for their personal best. With the new rotating drop schedule, the sky is the limit! Students have elective options starting freshman year, and can build on their experience through all four years. From Project Lead the Way Engineering, to AP, to Project Acceleration for credit courses with Seton Hall University, there truly is something for everyone. Sports play an integral part in the educational program at St. Rose. Under the direction of its dedicated coaching staff, athletes are taught a formula that can be applied to real-life situations: they learn to plan, prepare, perform, evaluate, and give full effort in everything they do. Over 80 percent of St. Rose student participate in a sport, and we offer at least one non-cut sport each season.
đ&#x;&#x2019;Ľ TRENTON CATHOLIC ACADEMY, HAMILTON
Stuart Country Day
A Sacred Heart girls independent preschool â&#x20AC;&#x201C; grade 12 1200 Stuart Road, Princeton, NJ 08540 stuartschool.org OPEN HOUSE: Oct. 20 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1-3 p.m. / Nov. 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. CONTACT: Joseph Petitto, 609-921-2330 x 4115, firstname.lastname@example.org
Villa Victoria Academy, Ewing An academic environment that develops girls intellectually and spiritually 376 W. Upper Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ 08628 villavictoria.org OPEN HOUSE: Oct. 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1-3 p.m. CONTACT: Colleen White, 609-882-1700 x 419, email@example.com
At Trenton Catholic Academy, our students receive an education that meets the diverse needs of the 21st century learner. With the inclusion of Project Lead the Wayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Computer Science and Engineering modules, students are not simply learning to code, but they are also learning how to think both critically and creatively. The Upper School at TCA also offers a blended learning environment where students may enroll in traditional classes and also take online classes in world language and Advanced Placement courses through Educere with a Personal Learning Coach.
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Seniors may take advantage of our dual enrollment program with Mercer County Community College; also enrolled as MCCC students, TCA students take English 101 with a college professor and will receive transferable college credits upon course completion, all without leaving the school campus. Also, students interested in a particular vocation or trade may attend Mercer County Technical School and receive transportation from TCA. In addition to our award-winning Athletics and Robotics programs, this year TCA will participate in the High School Esports League. As the popularity in gaming continues to grow, opportunities outside of being a pro player are being created for students. The High School Esports League (HSEL) is offering scholarship prize pools to help students pay for college. Trenton Catholic Academy continues to distinguish itself as an institution that provides innovative and relevant curricula rooted in the Catholic faith. We invite prospective families to come see why, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Great Day to be an Iron Mike!â&#x20AC;?
Â Christian Brothers Academy is rooted in a 300-year tradition of Lasallian education that was founded to meet the needs of those who had been left behind by society. This year, CBA will continue to emphasize the value of service immersion trips, both close to home and around the country. There will be seven to nine different overnight service immersion trips, including to the De LaSalle Blackfeet School in Mont., the LaSalle Educational Center in Homestead, Fla., the Romero Center in Camden, and a service expedition to the Appalachia region. In addition to the overnight trips, there will be after-school service trips throughout the school year including tutoring at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, Asbury Park; mentoring at St. Benedict School, Holmdel, and Red Bank Charter School, Red Bank; the Street Corner ministry in Asbury; the Trenton Soup Kitchen and many others. These trips only further CBA studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pride, enthusiasm, appreciation for being a part of the Academy experience. This culture includes a belief that a CBA man is a man who rises to the occasion, whether in service to those in need, academic achievement or overall well-rounded development. The enthusiasm for service is evident each year. Though only 50 hours per student are required, the Class
đ&#x;&#x2019;Ľ CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY, LINCROFT
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đ&#x;&#x2019;Ľ HOLY CROSS PREPARATORY ACADEMY, DELRAN
Holy Cross Preparatory Academy offers a truly unique college preparatory experience. Our collegiate-style block schedule ensures students feel comfortable when they step into their first college classes. Courses are single-semester, utilizing extended periods and an accelerated curriculum to mirror what students will experience at the collegiate level. Each student is provided a laptop, allowing them access to class material online to enhance the learning process. Through partnerships with Rowan College of Burlington County and Seton Hall University, South Orange, HCPA offers dual-credit courses totaling up to 46 college credits. Our Guidance Office utilizes Naviance to help students through the college application process, and provides students the opportunity to meet with college admissions counselors during the school day via our annual College Fair and regular visits from universities. Outside of core course offerings, students can take a Continued on S11â&#x20AC;&#x201A; ď&#x201A;&#x2030;
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Curriculum rooted in the Catholic faith "Project Lead the Way" STEM curriculum for grades K-12 Academic programs to meet the needs of all students including Curriculum rooted in the Catholic faith advanced courses and vocational training "ProjectAbility Lead to theearn Way" STEM curriculum grades K-12 college credits throughfor partnerships with local colleges Academic to meet the needs of all students including andprograms universities advanced courses and Environment vocational training Blended Learning - World Language and Advanced Placement Online credits through partnerships with local colleges Ability toCourses earn college Robust technology, 1:1 student to laptop ratio and universities Innovative, modern learning areas and makerspaces Blended Learning Environment - World Language and Advanced Placement FIRST Robotics program participants CoursesHigh Online School Esports League participants Robust technology, 1:1 student to laptop ratio Full range of fine arts, elective courses and extracurricular activities Innovative, modern areas and makerspaces Award winninglearning athletic programs Located on 64 acres in Hamilton Twp. FIRST Robotics program participants
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variety of specialized classes including engineering (STREAM), forensic science, graphic design, and accounting. Visual and performing arts allow students to explore their talents in our studio, inside the dark room or on the stage. The proud athletic history at Holy Cross is visible in the numerous sectional and state titles lining the walls of our gymnasium. No matter what sport you play, Lancer Nation always shows up to support our teams. The HCPA community ensures that positive values and our shared faith are integrated throughout all activities. Teams and clubs regularly participate in group service projects, Masses or prayer services to bring our faith to light in every aspect of the HCPA community.
đ&#x;&#x2019;Ľ MATER DEI PREP, MIDDLETOWN
Mater Dei Prep is a private, Catholic high school located on an expansive 32-acre campus in Middletown. For over 50 years, Mater Dei Prep has attracted talented students who recognize the unique learning opportunities the school provides. Mater Dei Prepâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relatively small size - coupled with its myriad and varied opportunities for academic, physical and spiritual growth - means all students have the opportunity to pursue their own
interests and dreams. Individuality is encouraged and supported by an engaged and interested staff. Mater Dei Prep continues to recognize the learning needs of all students including those with unique learning abilities.Â The Center for Achievement provides in-house instructional accommodations and strategies to ensure each studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s academic success is nurtured and met. In addition, this program comprises a variety of educational support programs for all students, including a writing center, math center, study skills center, and a peer tutoring program for underclassmen. Mater Dei Prep offers a large variety of college-level courses through the Mater Dei Prep College Advantage Program. The program gives students the opportunity to earn college credit through our partnerships with Seton Hall University, Brookdale Community College, and Rutgers University Prospective families are invited to attend Mater Dei Prepâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Open House on Oct. 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. and Oct. 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. For more information or to register for an open house visit materdeiprep.org or contact Director of Admissions and Marketing, Jillian Chandler, 732-671-9100, ext. 114, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Villa Victoria Academy, established in 1933, is one of the oldest, all-girls Catholic schools in New Jersey. The mission of Villa is to respect the inherent
SHOWCASE dignity of each individual, to educate the whole person and to empower young women to reach their full potential and influence the world in a truly Christian manner. Villa boasts a new dance studio and strength, training and conditioning room, both added through the Moving Villa Forward initiative. Located on a beautiful 44-acre campus on the Delaware River, Villa Victoria Academy draws students from New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Villa Victoria Academy offers a Middle School (grades 6-8) and High School (grades 9-12). Financial aid is available to all students and scholarships are available to those girls entering ninth grade. Villa offers small classes and individualized attention. Villaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Open House for prospective students and their families will be held on Oct. 19 from 1-3 pm. Villaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Scholarship Test for incoming ninth grade applicants will be held Nov. 2 at 8:45 a.m., followed by a parent information session from 9-10 a.m. This year Villa is offering a High School Placement Test (HSPT) prep class for eighth grade boys and girls starting Oct. 14. Pre-registration is required for the class and the test. With its small classes and individualized attention, Villa Victoria Academy instills character and confidence in its girls, so that each has the ability to achieve success. Visit www.villavictoria.org for more information or contact the Admissions Office at 609-882-1700.
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An amazing showcase of academics, theater, music, and athletics - and of course that incredible, one-of-kind spirit that makes Red Bank Catholic a great place to be. Join us
Sunday, October 6, 2019 2pm-4:30pm
112 Broad Street Red Bank, NJ 07701 Want to learn more? Join us on our Spotlight Nights October 16, 7- 8:30 pm - Academics October 23, 7- 8:30 pm - Next Steps October 30, 7- 8:30 pm - Athletics & Performing Arts www.redbankcatholic.org
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THE DIOCESE OF TRENTON is committed to the initiatives outlined in the U.S. Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People and to its own policies and guidelines in regard to the reporting and investigation of sexual abuse allegations involving minors. If you have been sexually abused as a minor by a member of the clergy or anyone representing the Catholic Church, or if you know of someone who was, you can report that abuse through the diocesan
ABUSE HOTLINE: 1-888-296-2965
or via e-mail at email@example.com. The Diocese of Trenton reports any allegations of sexual abuse to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. Anyone with an allegation is also encouraged to provide that information to local law enforcement authorities.
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FallFall Eagle Days visitdates dates available. Eagle DaysOctober Octoberand and November November visit available. Scholarship Test Saturday, October 26, 2019 • 8:30 AM
PMPM Tours & Touchdowns Friday, Friday, October • 6:00 Tours & Touchdowns October1111• 6:00 Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
AMAM Scholarship TestSaturday, Saturday, October October 26, 2019 • 8:30 Scholarship Test 2019• 8:30 Please visit www.pvihs.org to26, apply
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Applications accepted on a rolling basis. For more informationaccepted please contact: Kathleen Stewart, Applications on aMrs. rolling basis. Please visit www.pvihs.org to apply (856) 858-4900 ext. 336, firstname.lastname@example.org Please visit www.pvihs.org to apply For more information please contact: Mrs. Kathleen Stewart, For more information please contact: Mrs. Kathleen Stewart, (856) 858-4900 ext. 336, email@example.com
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OPEN HOUSE October 19th from 1-3 pm
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901 Hopkins Road • Haddonfield, NJ • 856.858.4900 • www.pvihs.org S12 THE MONITOR MAGAZINE October 2019
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