DASS Annual Meeting and In-Service
People who are attending the Annual meeting/In-service, October 18th and 19th, 2011
in Akron, Ohio will receive confirmation from Lisa Massello (Principal of Our Lady of the Elms
' Schools) regarding airport pickups.
For the In-Service day on October 18th
, people staying at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn hotel will be picked up at 8:30 a.m. in front of the hotel or Motherhouse.
Please remember to dress comfortably for our visit to the Crown Point Ecology Center
Jeans, and good walking shoes are in order. We're hoping for good
weather, but if the weather is inclement, we'll go with alternate
plans. Also, options are available for people who have any physical
disabilities. We're very grateful to Lisa Massello and the staff of
Crown Point Center who have planned a wonderful and enjoyable learning
experience for all of us. Following the in-service excursion, people
will be escorted back to the hotel or Motherhouse. Dinner that evening
will be on your own (plenty of restaurants available nearby).
For the DASS Annual Meeting on October 19th
will be transported from the hotel at 8:30 a.m. (for those who are
leaving immediately after the meeting, please bring luggage with you).
DASS Midwest Gathering of Campus Ministers and Theology Teachers
This event will be held at St. Catherine High School in Racine, Wisconsin on November 3, 2011. Registrations
are due no later than October 14, 2011. Any questions, contact Sr. Pat Brady, OP (Pbrady8798@aol.com
St. Agnes Academy/St. Dominic School in Memphis, Tennesee
for celebrating 160 years of academic excellence in the Dominican
tradition. St. Agnes Academy opened its doors in February of 1851 with
20 borders and 20 day students. Despite the Civil War, four Yellow Fever
epidemics and several fires, St. Agnes never closed its doors, making
it the oldest continuously operating school in Memphis. One hundred
sixty years later, with an enrollment of over 900, the School is
celebrating its rich history and tradition of academic excellence. While
much has changed at St. Agnes-St. Dominic
over these 160 years, much remains the same-dedication to academic
excellence; devotion to the Dominican charism of study, prayer,
community and service; and a close-knit, nurturing environment. Most
important of all, says President Barbara Daush, is the schools'
long-standing commitment to mold young women and men of moral courage
and ethical wisdom. "It has always been our vision to instill in each
student the desire and ability to make the world a better place."
Sr. Mary Soher, OP
(Director) and the 98 junior and senior students
from twenty-one of our Dominican High Schools who attended this summer's Dominican High School Preaching Conference in Adrian, Michigan
These young preachers have determined to exert a significant and
positive influence in their respective school communities. Many of them
were involved in opening teacher and student orientation sessions.
The Board of Directors of Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, Illinois
has adopted a "Caring for God's Resource Plan," a campus-wide
initiative that has two goals: reducing Marian Catholic's carbon
footprint, reducing its solid waste and significantly increasing its
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