In anticipation of the Diocese of Rochester’s sesquicentennial (150 years) anniversary celebration to begin this fall and extend into 2018, we joyfully prepare for the 2017-18 school year. We welcome our Catholic-school students back to school for a year full of new and exciting faith-filled and academic experiences. I hope that each of you has found time this summer to spend time with family and friends.
Our Catholic-schools staff looks forward to working with our families to form well-educated young people that live out their faith in a world in search of hope, compassion and integrity. This fall, we are pleased to welcome Mr. Jim Tauzel as our new coordinator of curriculum and instruction. He will be focused on making sure that our excellent academic and co-curricular programs promote the development of our students spiritually, intellectually, socially and physically. We are committed to preparing students for life in today and tomorrow’s church and society.
As many of you know, all Diocese of Rochester Catholic schools were officially granted accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in May 2017. This accomplishment was several years in the making and represents an objective validation of the good work we do. This accreditation not only confirmed the high quality of our schools throughout the diocese, but served as a valuable process to help with strategic planning, curriculum design and collaboration.
As our diocese celebrates the Year of the Eucharist, we are reminded that we are one body in Christ and we understand that our families serve as our greatest treasure within our Catholic-school communities.
If you have chosen a Catholic education for your child, we hope that you will show everyone your Catholic school pride! Talk to your friends and neighbors about your Catholic school, and why you have made the choice to send them there. On our end, we will continue to promote the amazing stories of our schools on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For those who would like more information on the nearest Catholic school, please visit www.dorschools.org.
May God bless you and your families during the upcoming academic year!
Anthony S. Cook III
Superintendent of Catholic Schools