For the past 50 years St. Louis the King Catholic School has prided itself on forming the mind, body and soul of children. Michael Hoffarth, class of 1973, would add one more word — friendships. “To this day, we still have class reunions,” he said. “When you find similar ideals and beliefs you build friendships for a lifetime.” Hoffarth was joined by a handful of other ’73 graduates during the school’s Golden Jubilee celebration Aug.15 at the parish and school.
As the new school year begins, teachers are finding the integration of technology into curriculum and instruction is the norm rather than the exception. The proliferation of technology and social media has changed the way students learn, challenging educators to redefine approaches to teaching. Throughout the Diocese of Phoenix teacher-student interactions reflect technology advancements.
The financial blow to the families of men discerning priesthood — some $35,000-$45,000 per year for seminary education, food, housing and insurance — could be insurmountable over the next six to nine years if not for the annual Charity and Development Appeal.