Adriana Rodriguez

John Quaglione 



Catholic School Night was celebrated at MCU Park in Coney Island last night, as part of the Brooklyn Cyclones game against the Aberdeen IronBirds.


Prior to the start of the game, a special contest between the “Collars vs. Scholars”, took place on the field. The match-up featured baseball played between Diocese of Brooklyn’s priests and principals/school administrators.  The final score of the pre-game was 2-1, with the Collars winning for the second year in a row. The Brooklyn Cyclones also won their game last night.


Ed Wilkinson, Editor Emeritus of The Tablet, served as the umpire for the pre-game baseball challenge. A bobblehead doll, created for the 2018 MVP of the Scholars team, Sister Shirlee Tremont of St. Bernadette Catholic Academy, was distributed to fans.


“What a tremendous turnout of students from Catholic schools and academies throughout Brooklyn and Queens. The spirit of Catholic education filled MCU Park last night, as our schools celebrated the end of this school year.  The Diocese of Brooklyn has many great priests, pastors, principals, and teachers, who have been blessed with many talents, including skill on the baseball diamond,” said John Quaglione, Deputy Press Secretary, Diocese of Brooklyn.


The pre-game activities also featured a ceremony honoring Catholic elementary school valedictorians and salutatorians, sponsored by the Catholic Telemedia Network (CTN). Catholic School Night at MCU Park is sponsored by the DeSales Media Group.


Photos attached.


Photo #1- Member of the “Scholars” team including Sister Shirlee Tremont of St. Bernadette Catholic Academy.

Photo #2- Members of the “Collars” team, join Ed Wilkinson, Pee Wee, and Sister Shirlee.

Photo #3- Members of the “Collars” team.

Photo #4- Some of the Valedictorians and Salutatorians from Catholic schools throughout Brooklyn and Queens.

Our Lady of Trust Catholic Academy Scores in Technology with NBA Star Jarrett Allen

Our Lady of Trust Catholic Academy has extended its community outreach by becoming very involved with 4H.  In 4H, kids complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and civic engagement in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles.
This trimester our students have been perfecting their computer coding skills and were asked to share their skills with Jarrett Allen of the Brooklyn Nets!  The students were honored with a visit to the Nets practice facility where they coded their names with Jarrett Allen and then helped him code a jump shot!

To see how this jump shot turned out for Jarrett Allen, and to support our 4H Club members please tune into NBC 4 and watch the video above that aired on the  Saturday edition of the Today Show on March 23rd!

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