By LINDA BEHRENS Contributing writer They participated in the Sixth Annual Gateway Arch Engineering Competition, sponsored by Washington University. Gibault’s team was the only team from Illinois. Teams from Gibault have participated in five years of the competition, placing second or third. This is the first year they won. “The […]
Even as a little girl Jenny Raetz knew she wanted to be a teacher. “I decided to teach in Catholic schools since my childhood was very faith-based,” she says. Recently Raetz was among 86 St. Louis-area teachers honored with the annual Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards. The award recognizes classroom […]
On Mondays at Mater Dei Catholic High School in Breese, the students in the various theology classes attend Mass, alternating each week by class period. At these Masses and the nine all-school Masses held throughout the year, the students might receive communion from their fellow students – students who have been trained as extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion. Mater Dei students have been trained as extraordinary ministers for 30 years, since the fall of 1992.