FALL RIVER — While the students may have been away, many Catholic schools in the Fall River Diocese were nevertheless busy places over summer months as a number of renovations and upgrades were completed within the school buildings and properties. Along with physical improvements, several schools will also begin the new academic year with additional or expanded programs. The list below provides a look at some of what’s new for students as they return to Catholic schools in the Diocese.

  • St. Francis Xavier School, Acushnet
    New STEM lab (STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics); 15 additional Chromebooks for student use
  • Bishop Feehan High School, Attleboro
    New windows, floors, desks, and additional parking lots; construction begun on a new gym
  • St. John Evangelist School, Attleboro
    New desks; extended after-school enrichment programs
  • St, Margaret Regional School, Buzzards Bay
    New music program; renovated bathrooms and modular units
  • Bishop Stang High School, Dartmouth
    New chemistry and biology labs
  • St. Joseph School, Fairhaven
    Foyer given a face lift to make it more welcoming; “Buddy Bench” on its way for the playground
  • Bishop Connolly High School, Fall River
    New lockers, resource center, and gym floor
  • Holy Trinity School, Fall River
    Acquired 40 new Kindles; Google Chromebook to be available for each 8th-grader; launching a student podcast
  • St. Michael School, Fall River
    New playground
  • St. John Paul II High School, Hyannis
    New flooring, lighting, sidewalk, and TV studio.
  • St. Mary School, Mansfield
    New online integrated school management system with parent portal access
  • All Saints Catholic School, New Bedford
    Opening a second PreK- 4 year-old class
  • Holy Family-Holy Name School, New Bedford
    Acquired two additional carts of Google Chromebooks for grades 4-8; established the Monsignor Thomas J Harrington Science Lab; converted media room into a multi-purpose resource room; additional outside lighting; completion of new bathroom stalls; gym repainted, and outside rosary repainted
  • St. James-St. John School, New Bedford
    New flooring in the middle school
  • St. Mary – Sacred Heart School, North Attleboro
    Offering program for PreK through 4-year olds
  • Coyle & Cassidy High School, Taunton
    Dr. Nichole Rich hired to serve as Director of Student Support Services to expand the school’s support for students with mild to moderate learning needs; expanded technology program for grades 6 and 7
  • Our Lady of Lourdes School, Taunton
    New playground; beginning a STEM Club and Track and Field Club
  • St. Mary School, Taunton
    Offering Mad Science after-school program; new computer tables in classrooms; STEM program evolving to STEAM program to include Arts along with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
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