Category Archives: Schools and Education

A Big Day for Our Little Catholics

John Sherwood Photo Children ready to receive their first holy Communion at St. James the Greater Parish in Charles Town line up for the procession at the beginning of Mass…

Wheeling Jesuit University Receives Vital Support from Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

WHEELING—Wheeling Jesuit University announced that the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, through the generosity of Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, has acted to help stabilize the financial operations of the university. As West…

2017 Graduating Classes of Diocese’s Seven Catholic High Schools Offered $25 Million in Scholarships

WEST VIRGINIA—Members of the 2017 graduating classes of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s seven Catholic high schools across West Virginia were collectively offered $25 million in scholarships. The newly graduated of…

Catholic Schools’ Leaders, Students Honored

Bishop Bransfield presented the Bishop’s Cross (a replica of the late Bishop Bernard W. Schmitt’s pectoral cross) to those who have demonstrated, in extraordinary ways, their commitment to the mission…

A Letter from Bishop Bransfield Concerning the Consolidation of Bishop Donahue High School into Central Catholic High School

This year’s theme for Catholic Schools Week, “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service,” expressed a reality at the center of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s seven Catholic high schools…

Scholarships Aimed at Promoting Catholic Education in Charleston

By Martina Hart CHARLESTON—Sacred Heart Grade School established two scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each for graduating fifth graders towards their sixth grade tuition at Charleston Catholic High School….

Wheeling Jesuit University Names Scholarship in Bishop Bransfield’s Honor

WHEELING—In recognition of Bishop Michael J. Bransfield’s 10th anniversary as bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, a scholarship, offered to graduates of Catholic high schools in West Virginia, will now…

Diocese’s Catholic Schools Get National Accreditation

By Tim Bishop WHEELING—Vincent de Paul Schmidt, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, announced that the diocese was granted AdvancED School System Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation…

Bishop Bransfield Boosts Tuition Assistance Available to Catholic School Students

By Tim Bishop WHEELING—The Department of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston has announced a major increase in the amount of tuition assistance funds available to students attending Catholic…

Principal at Charleston Catholic High School to Retire after 28 Years of Service

By Martina Hart CHARLESTON—After 28 years of service as principal of Charleston Catholic High School, Debra K. Sullivan is retiring at the end of this school year. “I could never,…