New Diocesan Initiative to Help Teachers Be Even Better

Across the Diocese, principals and teachers have begun to utilize a new tool for success.  The Marzano Model for Supervision is designed to increase student engagement and achievement through effective communication and observation.  Below is an introduction video featuring Dr. Thomas Chadzutko, Superintendent of Schools and Dr. Elizabeth Frangella, Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Supervision.

 

 

St. Camillus Partnership with Molloy College

St. Camillus Catholic Academy is dedicated to providing a safe, intimate and nurturing learning environment that is rich in spiritual and academic growth. We strive to meet each child’s individual learning style and ability, support their successes and overcome their weaknesses. For the 2018- 2019 school year we have partnered with Molloy College to capitalize on our small class sizes and concentrate on meeting our students’ needs in the classroom and beyond. The partnership between SCCA and Molloy College was fostered by the Diocese of Brooklyn, especially by our Superintendent, Dr. Thomas Chadzutko. Our partnership began with two professional development days with faculty members from Molloy College in August. Those two days included analysis of diagnostic test data and group discussions about the needs of our students. Several coaching visits, during which Molloy faculty observed the SCCA faculty, provided feedback, and interacted with our faculty and students have already taken place. More have been planned for the future. On Friday, November 2, 2018 Molloy College staff led by Maggie Blair, again, observed our faculty and took active part in lessons. At the end of the day the Molloy faculty facilitated professional development with our faculty. The focus was to current research and higher level thinking strategies to incorporate into our lessons. The ultimate goal is to bring each student to a new level of thinking and learning.

 

 

St Francis DeSales students draw motivation from inspirational Guest

Former Muay Thai champion and current owner of CROM Physical Culture Chris Romulo made an appearance on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at Belle Harbor’s St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy, where he spoke to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students about the importance of having heart and doing what it takes to follow their dreams.  You can watch a video of the visit below and read the full story here at The Wave

 

St Camillus has some special visitors

Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato visited SCCA and presented students that completed The Summer Reading Challenge with certificates. She also spoke to all the students about the importance of reading and told everyone she looks forward to visiting us again. Later that morning Senator Joseph Addabbo visited and toured the school. He visited all the classrooms and spoke about his role in government and how government works. Several of the students shared with Senator Addabbo concerns that they had. We thank both the assemblywoman and the senator for spending part of their busy days with us.