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Ladywood’s community garden feeds the poor, teaches students sustainability

Ladywood students till the soil in the school's community garden, which will be used to help supply soup kitchens as well as prepare school lunches.

Paul Stuligross | Special to The Michigan Catholic Livonia — At the heart of a school that sits on Newburgh Road in Livonia is a garden built with hope, forged with dreams and tilled with prayer. Today, it serves the community and feeds the poor, and it’s just getting started. The community garden at Ladywood High…

St. Clair Shores school launches state-of-the-art science program

Students work on a project in science class at St. Isaac Jogues last year. The school is investing $80,000 into a new, state-of-the art trademarked science program LabLearner

Michael Horan | Special to The Michigan Catholic St. Clair Shores — St. Isaac Jogues School in St. Clair Shores will roll out a brand new, $80,000 science program called LabLearner, a hands-on science education system, starting this school year. According to its website, LabLearner is a 100 percent research-based, comprehensive, hands-on science education system aimed…

Loyola students gain confidence, job experience in work-study program

A Loyola student is supervised while working for DTE Energy as part of his school's Work Experience Program, which prepares juniors and seniors with real-world experience.

Shelly Najor | Special to The Michigan Catholic Detroit — Loyola High School doesn’t just graduate students — it graduates young men who have financed part of their education through professional work experience. The Loyola Work Experience Program (LWEP) requires all juniors and seniors to do what most students must wait until after college to do:…

Seven Catholic school students earn prestigious national scholarships

Detroit — Seven students representing Archdiocese of Detroit high schools earned prestigious national scholarships through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in 2015. Three of the seven winners, among 7,600 nationwide, are from Detroit Catholic Central High School in Novi, while other winners represent Marian High School in Bloomfield Hills, Notre Dame Preparatory High School in…

Spirit of ‘old’ Austin alive and well in ‘new’ Austin

Austin Catholic High School has celebrated grand openings twice — 63 years apart! In the fall of 1952, the Augustinian Fathers welcomed students to their campus in the Mack-Warren area on Detroit’s bustling east side. The Motor City then had an all-time high population of 1.8 million. More than 3,000 boys studied there before the…

Campus ministries plentiful at southeast Michigan colleges

Detroit — As graduated high school seniors gear up to start as college freshmen this fall, Catholic campus ministries await them at several southeast Michigan colleges and universities. According to Chris Gawel, young adult and campus ministry liaison for the Archdiocese of Detroit, at least eight Metro Detroit institutions offer campus groups to help young…