Dodgeville students place second in Odyssey world finals

Dodgeville students place second in Odyssey world finals

Amazing, unbelievable, impressive, and remarkable are all adjectives that describe the feelings from the students when they heard their team called for second place at the Odyssey of the Mind world finals.

Totus Tuus finishes its first year in the Diocese of Madison

Totus Tuus finishes its first year in the Diocese of Madison

"This is going to be the best week of your life" is a bold promise from the team members of Totus Tuus, but for most of the participants at all levels -- it was indeed one of the best weeks of their lives.

 

Tips for a better school year

Tips for a better school year

Students from around the diocese took time out of their summer vacations to do something very unusual: come to school.

 

Dressing for success -- and modesty

Dressing for success -- and modesty

For parents and students everywhere, "back to school" means shopping and lots of it, mostly for supplies and clothes. In both of those areas, there can be debates and battles between parents and children on what each thinks the student should have.

 

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Tips for a better school year Print E-mail
Written by Nick Zimmerman, Graciela Tejeda, and Olivia Smithmier-Bohn, For the Catholic Herald   
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

Students from around the diocese took time out of their summer vacations to do something very unusual: come to school.

That's right. For three weeks from Monday through Thursday, they spent their mornings at St. Ambrose Academy in Madison going to class, taking notes, doing homework, and preparing for a test.

Why would they do such a thing? The reason is simple: they want to be better students. They know that the school year is starting soon, and they know that Christ calls them to be the best students they can be.

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Dressing for success -- and modesty Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

For parents and students everywhere, "back to school" means shopping and lots of it, mostly for supplies and clothes. In both of those areas, there can be debates and battles between parents and children on what each thinks the student should have.

With fashions and trends always changing, buying "school clothes" becomes a yearly challenge.

Schools in the Diocese of Madison try every year to create a safe and comfortable learning environment while dealing with new fashion trends.

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Edgewood’s coach combines faith with football Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- For Edgewood High School football coach Al Minnaert, the start of his 23rd season is another opportunity to go beyond teaching Xs and Os, it’s a chance to teach young men about relationships.

"You'll remember wins and losses, close games, and some of those things, but the real part that matters and that they get the most out of are the relationships they establish with their classmates, their teammates, and their coaches, and if it's done the right way, even perhaps opposing players."

Minnaert, like coach Bob Ladoucuer in the movie When the Games Stands Tall, is both football coach and religion teacher at Edgewood -- teaching half of the freshman class each year.

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Totus Tuus finishes its first year in the Diocese of Madison Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Aug. 07, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

COTTAGE GROVE -- "This is going to be the best week of your life" is a bold promise from the team members of Totus Tuus, but for most of the participants at all levels -- it was indeed one of the best weeks of their lives.

Totus Tuus is a summer Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship.

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The answer is clear. Yes. Absolutely. Without a doubt.

We are all incredibly decisive people, just not all the time. If someone asks you to name your favorite dessert, you can name it without hesitation. If anyone asks for your shoe size, you answer in seconds. Asked to share your dream vacation, you can paint a magnificent vista with words.

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