Category Archives: Schools and Education

2014 Graduating Classes of Diocese’s Seven Catholic High Schools Earn More Than $15 Million in Scholarships

WEST VIRGINIA—Members of the 2014 graduating classes of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s seven Catholic high schools across West Virginia collectively earned more than $15 million in scholarships. The newly graduated…

Catholic Schools Students Given Camp Experience in Huttonsville

By Tim Bishop HUTTONSVILLE—Seventh-grade students in every Catholic School in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston are being given the great experience of summer camp at the Bishop Hodges Pastoral Center in…

Student from St. Francis de Sales Central Catholic School in Morgantown Wins State Geography Bee

MORGANTOWN—Andrew Christy, eighth-grader from St. Francis de Sales Central Catholic School in Morgantown, won first place at the 2014 West Virginia Geographic Bee. The event was held April 4 at…

Ss. Peter and Paul School in Oak Hill Celebrates 100th Anniversary

By Martina Hart OAK HILL—Saints Peter and Paul School in Oak Hill marked its 100th anniversary with a gala dinner at the Tamarack Conference Center near Beckley April 5. The…

West Virginia Catholic Schools are Going Global

By Tim Bishop WHEELING—West Virginia Catholic schools are going global, thanks to a developing program that could bring students and teachers from China to our schools and send ours to…

Lesho Named Principal of Madonna High School

WEIRTON— James “Jamie” Lesho has been named principal of Madonna High School in Weirton, effective July 1. A 1988 graduate of Madonna and long-time teacher and administrator in local Catholic…

Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Schools Set for April 6

By Tim Bishop MORGANTOWN—The 20th annual Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Schools will be held at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown at noon April 6. The day begins with Mass…

Bishop Bransfield Tours New Cafeteria, Visits Students at St. Joseph Central Catholic High School in Huntington

By Tim Bishop HUNTINGTON—Students at St. Joseph Central Catholic High School in Huntington have—for the first time—a new cafeteria. Karri Fischer, advancement director for the school, said the workers are…

Catholic Schools Week Brings Celebrations across Diocese

WEST VIRGINIA—Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston celebrated Catholic School Week, Jan. 26-Feb. 1, by holding a number of events and celebrations. Among them, Bishop Michael J. Bransfield blessed…

Madonna High School Students Reach out to Patients at Children’s Hospital

Courtesy Photo Madonna High School students in Weirton display the tie blankets that they and their families made for terminally ill patients of Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital. The group made 56…