Catholic Schools Week 2015

At Lakewood Catholic Academy we celebrated Catholic Schools Week 2015 in some amazing ways . . .

On SUNDAY we hosted a very successful Open House where we welcomed new and interested families to our campus.  Our faculty, students and parent volunteers took pride in sharing all the great things that take place here at LCA.

On MONDAY we joined in prayer as a school family and participated in Mass led by Bishop Lennon.

On TUESDAY all of our students put their hands to use to be of service to our friends locally, nationally and internationally.  Our K-4th grade students created cards to be shared with our supporting parishes to thank them for their support of Catholic Education.  Our 5-8th grade students created hand-made Rosaries that will be given out on service trips.  We also had the opportunity to hear from LCA alumni who are students at St. Joseph Academy about their experiences of service.  LCA welcomed back to campus: Corinne Baker, Nicole Jamieson, Kerry Jamieson, Colleen FitzGerald, Juliana Withers and Allison Saracina.

On WEDNESDAY the whole school enjoyed an amazing concert by The Trash Talkers of St. Edward High School.

On THURSDAY we were inspired by guest speakers.  Our K-4th grade students participated in interactive scripture stories with Mr. Bob Kloos of Beacon Street Ministries. Our 5-8th grade students were moved by the powerful story of Justin Bachman a young man who founded the organization Honor Good Deeds.

On FRIDAY we had a blast with the traditional (and always entertaining) Faculty versus Student Basketball Games.

Thank you to all who helped to make this week possible including our phenomenal teachers, parent volunteers and our Saints Service Organization. 

May God continue to bless Lakewood Catholic Academy and may we remember to Live Christ Always!

Mass with Bishop Lennon

The Saints of Lakewood Catholic Academy were honored to welcome Bishop Lennon to campus on Monday, January 26th to celebrate Catholic Schools Week and the 10th Anniversary of our school.  Bishop Lennon visited with some students and administrators prior to celebrating Mass with the school community.  Our area superintendent as well as the Diocesan Secretariat for Catechetical Formation and Education also visited the school and joined with us in prayer.

During the liturgy the Bishop asked students and teachers why they loved LCA.  One young student stood up and answered, “I used to go to a school where I didn’t know God, but here I know God.”   This unscripted and sincere response is at the heart of the LCA experience and the mission of our outstanding Catholic school!

Junior Model United Nations

LCA’s Junior Model United Nations team brought home many honors from a competition sponsored by the Cleveland Council of World Affairs at John Carroll University last week. They competed against 275 middle school students from area schools.

Of the 13 LCA participants, five received honorable mention awards: Elizabeth Halko, Kelly Korpowski, Tristan Rumsey, Jack Viglianco, and Gwen Wojtkun. Michael Donnelly received the Golden Gavel award as his committee’s most outstanding delegate.

Junior Model United Nations provides an opportunity for middle school students to debate and discuss international issues of the day and learn more about complex global dilemmas. LCA students represented Australia, Jordan, and Russia after researching and preparing for this event.

We are very proud of our students’ accomplishments and all of their hard work!

Power of the Pen Champions!

Lakewood Catholic Academy is proud of both our 7th and 8th grade Power of the Pen teams.  The LCA teams competed in the district tournament on Saturday, January 10th. 

The district tournament featured approximately 90 students from each grade representing 15 school teams. 

Our 7th grade team were recognized as District Champions! 
The following students earned individual recognition:

Chloe Becker, 3rd place
Kelly Korpowski, 4th place
Jim Matousek, 9th place
Jane Kalinowski, 15th place
Best of Round Honorable Mentions were given to Kelly Korpowski and Chloe Becker (this indicates that their writing was the 2nd best response to a particular prompt out of all 90 writers).

Our 8th grade team placed 4th!
The following students earned individual recognition:

Maggie Cornelison, 11th place
Alex Baker, 14th place

 

First Liturgy of the New Year

The Lakewood Catholic Academy Saints gathered today for the first time since Christmas break to celebrate the Eucharist together.

The Gospel passage was the story of the miracle of the loaves and fishes, when Jesus performed a miracle to feed thousands of his followers. In his homily, Fr. Bill Rooney, Pastor of Transfiguration Parish, shared a reflection on the story.

“With so little, they were able to do so much,” he said. “May we all apply that attitude to our Christian lives.”

Celebrating the mass together was a great way for the LCA community to start off the new year. We look forward to many blessings to come in 2015!

‘APP’y New Year! LCA Announces APP

Lakewood Catholic Academy is proud to kick-off the New Year with the release of its first mobile APP for smartphones. This new resource is another example of the school’s ongoing commitment to communication and technology.

Welcome to the new Lakewood Catholic Academy (LCA) Mobile App!
Our mobile app helps parents, students and friends of the school stay connected and communicate with LCA. 

Our features include:
+ Full events calendar
+ Important faculty information
+ Prayer Requests
+ Donations
+ Prayer Resources including daily readings, interactive Rosary and Bible.
+ And much more!

To download our new free app, search for Lakewood Catholic Academy
in the App Store or Google Play.