Latest Parochial schools News

Suit: School officials in Tennessee county push Christianity

Nov. 18, 2019 5:41 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two atheist families are suing a Tennessee school system, claiming district officials there promote Christianity. The lawsuit was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Nashville by the American Civil Liberties Union. It claims Smith County school officials engage in...

Detroit charter school moves into refurbished building

Nov. 17, 2019 10:26 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A public charter elementary school has moved from a church basement to a refurbished building in an eastside Detroit neighborhood. Detroit Prep held a ribbon-cutting Friday at a once-vacant school. The 43,500-square-foot (4,041-square-meter) building has been renovated and includes 21...

Police to seek hazing-related charges for 3 football players

Nov. 8, 2019 3:10 PM EST

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Three football players at a Catholic high school in suburban Detroit should face charges after an investigation found some players were subjected to hazing involving a broomstick, police said Friday. The investigation began last week after all-boys De La Salle Collegiate said it would...

Michigan prep football power forfeits game due to hazing

Nov. 1, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Police are investigating an all-boys Catholic high school in suburban Detroit after the football powerhouse said it would forfeit a Friday playoff game and end the season due to acts of hazing by players. "It became clear to us that the right thing to do was to live by what we say we...

Teacher disciplined amid investigation into racial slur

Oct. 31, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Catholic high school in Jefferson City is disciplining a teacher and coach after students reported that he used a racial slur during a class last week. The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that Helias Catholic High School's president, the Rev. Stephen Jones, declined to...

40 students cited for fighting at 2 schools in 2 days

Oct. 23, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, La. (AP) — Authorities say 40 students at two schools in one Louisiana parish have been arrested for fighting this week. Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto says 26 were arrested for disturbing the peace Tuesday at Independence High Magnet School , where six more were...

Fired Indianapolis Catholic school counselor files lawsuit

Oct. 22, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former guidance counselor at an Indianapolis Catholic high school who was fired for being in a same-sex marriage is suing the archdiocese. Shelly Fitzgerald's federal lawsuit names the Indianapolis archdiocese and Roncalli High School as defendants. It alleges that Fitzgerald was...

Ministry focuses on inclusion of those with special needs

Oct. 20, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The SPICE program works to raise awareness, money for people with special needs in Catholic parishes and schools. Founded 20 years ago by Eastmoor resident Bob Ryan and his wife Mary Ginn Ryan, the program has grown to several parishes within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus....

All-boys St. Mary's Prep will accept girls next fall

Oct. 15, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

ORCHARD LAKE, Mich. (AP) — An all-boys Catholic school in suburban Detroit is accepting girls next fall. St. Mary's Prep in Orchard Lake says girls will have their own single-gender classes but will mix with boys during other activities. St. Mary's headmaster Bob Pyles says the school's "core values remain...

White Lodging founder gives $16M boost to Catholic schools

Oct. 14, 2019 7:53 AM EDT

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A hotel entrepreneur is donating $16 million to Catholic schools in northwestern Indiana. The gift from White Lodging founder Bruce White and his wife, Beth, aims to boost access to technology, curriculum support and financial aid through a new community partner. The (Northwest...