ALTA LOMA—St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic School has been recognized as a Full Candidate for Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) Accreditation.  On a recent visit from the Brother William Carriere, WCEA Executive Director, St. Peter and St. Paul School was commended for their work on Initial Accreditation Candidacy.   This recognition is significant as the school proceeded to Full Candidacy without further review until the first accreditation visit in the Spring of 2015.  The leadership team, faculty and staff are proud to join our other schools in this very prestigious distinction.

By Anne Alhadef

SAN BERNARDINO—“We celebrate what is taking place today, not just what has happened these last 150 years,” said Bishop Gerald R. Barnes during his homily at the 150th Anniversary Celebration Mass at St. Bernardine Church in San Bernardino on May 20.

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SAN BERNARDINO—During a Lenten Mass at Holy Rosary Academy this year, Father Hieu Trong Nguyen explained to the students the season of Lent is a time for sacrifices.  It is a time to give up something and give to someone else.  Father Hieu challenged the students to pick a charity and raise money for that charity during Lent.  He promised that he would also donate money to help any class that took on the Lenten challenge.

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RIVERSIDE—Earlier in the year, the Knights of Columbus, Monsignor Flanagan Fourth Degree Assembly 0059, Riverside, conducted its annual Patriotic Essay Contest for seventh and eighth grade students in the parochial schools within its jurisdiction of Riverside, Corona, Norco and Eastvale.

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RIVERSIDE—When students at Notre Dame High School return next year, they will be welcomed by a familiar face behind the principal’s desk. Following the recommendations of the search committee, Bishop Gerald Barnes has appointed Matthew Luttringer principal of Notre Dame High School in Riverside.

 “Matt Lutringer will be a strong leader in moving Notre Dame forward with a new vision for the high school students of Riverside,” Patricia Vessley, Superintendent of Catholic Schools said. “We are very happy to have him as principal.”

 Luttringer has been serving as interim principal at Notre Dame since the departure of Dr. Jo Dean Salley in November.

SAN BERNARDINO—Aquinas High School has received the honor of being chosen the “Best Private School in San Bernardino County 2012” by the Sun Readership Awards.  The Administration and faculty are, needless to say, very proud of this award which comes directly from the community.  With the steady stream of physical improvements to the campus, the continuation of all courses, and the sports teams continually making a name for themselves, Aquinas is already at more than 100 freshmen applying for the fall, and the school expects more.

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