This year's SALSTHON will benefit the Saint Patrick's Center.

SALSTHON keeps $175K goal, will benefit St. Patrick’s Center

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

  Wilmington’s Salesianum School has started fundraising for SALSTHON 2024, which has a goal of $175,000 to benefit St. Patrick’s Center. St. Patrick’s provides emergency food, meals, respite for the homeless, clothing, transportation and recreational activities for people in need. “People are pumped up to raise money, and they’re excited to go,” said Frank Holodick, a senior and student council …

Monday's SUP Day was focused on community service.

Salesianum, Ursuline, Padua join in spirit of service

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Ninth-graders Juliana Carranza and Caroline Lober were complete strangers coming into Monday, but a day of community held by three Wilmington Catholic schools quickly changed that. Carranza and Lober – students at Padua Academy and Ursuline Academy, respectively – were two of the 450 freshmen that experienced the second SUP Day Monday, which brought together the full ninth-grade classes of …

This was the first year the three schools organized an El Camino Walk.

Salesianum, Ursuline, Padua connect with El Camino walk

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Freshman from three private Catholic schools in Wilmington spent their Tuesday together to build relationships and carry out a playful pilgrimage to honor a piece of religious heritage.  This is the first year that Salesianum School, Ursuline Academy and Padua Academy organized an El Camino Walk.  The event is based on the El Camino Pilgrimage, also known as the Way …

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Del. students land on top in national healthcare events

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Ten Delaware high schoolers secured top 10 finishes in the 46th annual HOSA-Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference in Dallas, which wrapped up Saturday. The conference is for students who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.  Attendees had the opportunity to participate in career-focused competitive events, take part in community service work and leadership opportunities. READ: Your guide …

Padua's Night of the Arts allowed students to display their work from this year.

Padua’s Night of Arts takes a step into Wonderland 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The pandas of Padua Academy took a stroll into Wonderland Wednesday night for the all-girl Wilmington private school’s Night of the Arts.  The annual event’s theme this year was “Alice in Wonderland,” but not every peice pertained to the classic tale.  Rather, each artist has several pieces on display that had different meanings and were made with the full gamut …

SALSTHON 2023 raised $243,791 for the Ronald McDonald House.

SALSTHON smashes fundraising goal: $243,791 to help children

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Students from three Wilmington catholic schools spent eight hours on the dance floor last weekend to raise  $243,791 for children in need. Salesianum School, Ursuline Academy and Padua Academy  shattered their $175,000 fundraising goal by nearly $70,000 in this year’s SALSTHON. “At the beginning, I was worried about hitting our number,” said senior Jack Gormley, the student body president at …

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Private schools go into overdrive with open houses

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Private schools across Delaware are in the thick of recruiting season, and most of them are holding open houses in the coming weeks. The programs for those open houses are designed both to entice the students, but also answer any questions they and their families have, so everybody can be sure the match is good. They are popular for both …

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Padua’s graduation traditions start with painted skirts

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

  The uniforms worn by the senior Pandas of Padua Academy were a little more colorful than usual this week.  The soon-to-be graduates kicked off their end-of-year traditions by painting their skirts with the logos and colors of the universities they’ll attend in the fall.  “This tradition is really important to everyone at Padua because it’s a culmination of our …

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Meet Padua Academy’s 4 valedictorians. Yes. 4

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

For the first time in school history, Padua Academy will honor not two, not three, but four valedictorians to top their class of 2022. Arundhati Dole, Mary Katherine (Katie) Dorsey, Esosa Ediae and Emily Malone are this year’s Padua valedictorians. The young women all say that the honor reflects the sisterhood of Padua, which is an all-girls Catholic school in …

Padua students get hands-on STEM experience at UD, Chemours labs

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

Padua freshmen and sophomores create toys that are then presented to judges and industry experts, including Melissa & Doug reps.   The engineering students of Padua Academy are making their ideas come to life through the engineering facilities and a 3D design lab at the University of Delaware.  Two years ago, the all-girls school in Wilmington partnered with Chemours Discovery …