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Catholic Schools Today

Second Monday Monthly: 8 – 9 a.m.
WNDZ 750 AM

Catholic Schools Today, a program highlighting the successes of Archdiocesan schools, airs on the second Monday of every month with host, Dr. Jim Rigg (Superintendent of Catholic Schools), and co-hosts Fr. Greg Sakowicz, Mark Teresi, or Wayne Magdziarz.

Catholic Schools Today, December 9, 2019

Monday, December 9, 2019
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Brother Rice High School is proud to have 27 Illinois State Scholars for the graduating class of 2020. Guests: Martin Murray; Tommy Crane; Mark Donahue. Segment II: St. Damian School was able to celebrate their diverse backgrounds with a Culture Fair. Guests: Julia; Jesus; Allyssa; Dominic

Catholic Schools Today, November 11, 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Saint Patrick High School Celebrates 159 Years in Chicago. Guests: Dr. Joseph Schmidt; Michael "Mick" O'Rourke. Segment II: St. Walter Students Receive Medal of Merit Award. Guests: Sharon O'Toole; Tim B.; Terrance C.; Valerie N.

Catholic Schools Today, October 14, 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Virtues in Practice at Our Lady of the Wayside School. Guest:L David Wood. Segment II: Chief of Academics Phyllis Cavallone annouces that seven Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic schools are new Blue Ribbon Schools. Segment III: Holy Trinity Students compete in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship's (NFTE) annual Chicago Metro Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. Guests: Angela Micelli; Gabriel Sheikh; Aaron Trinidad.

Catholic Schools Today, September 9, 2019

Monday, September 9, 2019
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Saint Viator High Schoo's Upcoming Open House and Shadow Days. Guests: Mike Field; Chris Bremner. Segment II: Our Lady of Guadalupe Receives School Kits. Guests: Bonnie Hall; Matthew Kurtzman.

Catholic Schools Today, August 12, 2019

Monday, August 12, 2019
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: DePaul College Prep Announces a New Campus. Guest: Mary Dempsey. Segment II: New Principal at St. Emily School (Mt. Prospect).

Catholic Schools Today, July 8, 2019

Monday, July 8, 2019
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Guerin Pre's Academy Program. Guest: Tom Bednar. Segment II: St. Benedict (Blue Island) New Principal. Guest: Dr. Emily Hanlon.

Catholic Schools Today, June 10, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Marist High School's Faith in the Future Campaign. Guests: Carrie Spano; Tom Gouterman. Segment II: New Director of Inclusive Education. Guest: Kat McConnell

Catholic Schools Today, May 13, 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: St. John Brebeuf students win at Illinois State Science Fair. Guests: Dr. Mary Maloney; Michael Giordano; Olivia K.; Reid R. Segment II: Holy Trinity High School's B-STEM Guests: Angela Micelli; Aaron Trinidad

Catholic Schools Today, April 8, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019
Host: Dr. Jim Rigg. Segment I: The Week of the Young Child. Guests: Norah Rose; Christy Sulaiman; Julie Ramski. Segment II: President of Our Lady Our Lady of Tepeyac is an NCEA Award Recipient. Gust: Joni Thompson.

Catholic Schools Today, March 11, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Marian Catholic Celebrates 60 Years. Guest: Steve Tortorello. Segment II: St. Symphorosa's Prayer Partners. Guests: Linda Jania; Mary Shilney; Norah

Catholic Schools Today, February 11, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: St. Ethelreda's Chess Team. Guests: Eric Luster and students Kiriana and Shakira. Segment II: Our Lady of Tepeyac High School's STEM Learning. Guests: Erin Thomassen and student Isabel.

Catholic Schools Today, January 14, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: St. Giles School celebrates 90 years. Guest: R. J. McMahon. Segment II: St. Francis de Sales High School Choir. Guests: Vick Bluhm; Roman Perez; Paola Serrano; Myana Jackson.

Catholic Schools Today, December 10, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018
Hosts: Jim Rigg and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Trinity High School Students Volunteer for Service Projects. Guests: Jamie Visser; Rose Crnkovich. Segment II: Sacred Heart School Receives Blue Ribbon Award. Guests: Kristen Fink; Sheelagh Spooner; Jim Campbell; 4th Grader Sam

Catholic Schools Today, November 12, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: St. John Fisher School Honors Veterans. Guests: Michael Gibson; Amy Schiller; Erin Deering. Segment II: Marian Catholic's Sister Mary Jo Sobieck Speaks about Throwing Out First Pitch.

Catholic Schools Today, October, 8, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018
Host: Dr. Jim Rigg. Segment I: St. Bartholomew Students Build Peace. Guests: Karen Rebhan-Csuk; Jacob Marchant; Greta Grider. Segment II: Nazareth Academy AP Scholars. Guests: Therese Hawkins; David Sullivan

Catholic Schools Today, September 10, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: INCubator.Edu at Saint Viator High School. Guest: Karen Love. Segment II: St. Colette School's New Principal. Guest: Joe Quinlan

Catholic Schools Today, August 13, 2018

Monday, August 13, 2018
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: St. Mary of the Angels Principal Honored with an Outstanding Educators Award. Guest: Beth Dolack. Segment II: St. Laurence High School's Peru Advocacy Trip. Guests: Ms. Ozana Paraga; David Ruiz.

Catholic Schools Today, July 9, 2018

Monday, July 9, 2018
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I; St. Cajetan teachers and principal learn at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. Guest: Michelle Nitsche. Segment II: Guerin College Prep's new president, Tom Bednar.

Catholic Schools Today, June 11, 2018

Monday, June 11, 2018
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Welcome to our new Chief of Academics. Guest: Phyllis Cavallone-Jurek. Segment II: St. Symphorosa Collaboration with Elim Christian Services. Guests: Kathleen Berry; Norah, Third-Grade Student.

Catholic Schools Today, May 14, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Heart of the School Award Winner. Guest: Katie Olson. Segment II: St. Maria Goretti's The Kindess Rock Project. Guests: Claudia Mendez; Danielle Ianneli; Julia; Yiannis; Agata

Catholic Schools Today, April 9, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: St. Gilbert School is a Blue Ribbon School. Guest: Brian Tekampe. Segment II: Marian Catholic High School's Lenten Mission Project. Guests: Justin Thirstrup; Julie Cappas; Ryan Dee; Jalen Frazier

Catholic Schools Today, March 12, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: St. Xavier School Honors Our Lady of the Snows' Teacher. Guests: Samantha Garcia. Segment II: Notes of Encouragement Sent to Stoneman Douglas High School. Guests: Sue Wittich. Segment III: Peace Building Activities Planned for March 14, 2018. Guests: Ellie Schmerler; Madeline Maros; Students Gillian and Beth

Catholic Schools Today, February 12, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Mid-year check in with a first time principal. Guest: Sherry Steward. Segment II: Robotics Team Qualifies for State Competition. Guests: Dr. Michael Rodgers; Marty Spring; Tom Dart. Segment III: African-American Heritage Prayer Service. Guests: Bob Rabe; Peyton Ashford

Catholic Schools Today, January 8, 2018

Monday, January 8, 2018
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: "Invest in Kids" Tax Credit Scholarships. Guest: Bob Hudzik. Segment II: Catholic School Alum and Rhodes Scholar. Guest: Thomas Dowling. Segment III: Golden Apple Teacher Nominee. Guests: Helen Dumas; Debra Coleman.

Catholic Schools Today, December 11, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: "Invest In Kids" Tax Credit Scholarships. Guest: Bob Hudzik. Segment II: Josephinum Academy's International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Guest: Lindsay Bartlett. Segment III: St. Bruno School Participates in Hour of Code. Guests: Colleen Schrantz; Michelle Shinners; Julian; Annabella

Catholic Schools Today, November 13, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Invest in Kids Tax Credit Scholarships. Guest: Bob Hudzik. Segment II: St. Edward School in Chicago. Guest: Sr. Marie Michelle Hackett. Segment III: Holy Family Catholic Academy in Inverness. Guest: Kate O'Brien.

Catholic Schools Today, October 9, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Blue Ribbon School St. Josaphat in Chicago. Guests: Nel Mullens; Jennifer Kowieski. Segment II: Blue Robbon School St. Joseph in Wilmette. Guest: Michael Kendrick

Catholic Schools Today, September 11, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Soup-er Stadium Challenge. Guests: Bob Rabe; Angel Gutierrez. Segment II: Catholic High School Open Houses. Guest:L Daniel Turney. Segment III: St. Michael School Holds Virtual Reality Field Trips. Guests: Vikki Stokes; Jennifer McDonald; Valeria Dubovoy.

Catholic Schools Today, August 14, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017
Host: Dr. Jim Rigg. Segment I: St. Hilary's First Day of School Begins with Solar Exlipse Learning Fun. Guest: Calvin Andre. Segment II: Twenty-two Catholic Schools Selected to Participate in the First Early Childhood Leadership Academy. Guests: Julie Ramski; Veronica Skelton-Cash, Tina Young. Segment III: New High School Entrance Exam Date -- First Saturday in December

Catholic Schools Today, July 10, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Resurrection students travel abroad. Guest: Maria Fumic. Segment II: Coming Up Rosies. Guests: Paula Quinn; Rosie

Catholic Schools Today, June 12, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Two St. Bruno Teachers Retire After Working Together for 44 Years. Guests: Kathy Florence; Kiane Jagielnik. Segment II: St. Norbert Centennial Celebration. Guest: Melissa McManamy. Segment III: Mother McAuley Student Accepted Into 24 Colleges. Guest: Ariyana Davis.

Catholic Schools Today, May 29, 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Heart of the School Award Winner. Guest: Joe Accardi. Segment II: Mother McAuley Student Scores Perfect ACT Score. Guest: Catherine Rogers. Segment III: Heart of the School Award Winner. Guest: Erica Masarelli.

Catholic Schools Today, May 29, 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Heart of the School Award Winner. Guest: Joe Accardi. Segment II: Mother McAuley Student Scores Perfect ACT Score. Guest: Catherine Rogers. Segment III: Heart of the School Award Winner. Guest: Erica Masarelli.

Catholic Schools Today, April 10, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: St. John Brebeuf Pilots Personalized Learning Program. Guests: Elise Matson; Cathy VanTreese. Segment II: Golden Apple Finalist Teacher and Winning Principal from St. Therese School. Guests: Phyllis Cavallone-Jurek; Kelli Kielusiak

Catholic Schools Today, March 13, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: St. Mary of the Angels Recognized for Excellence in Character Development. Guests: Beth Dollack; Mary Beth Mersch. Segment II: Prince of Peace Teacher is a Golden Apple Finalist. Guests: Tyra Stall; Bonnie Brown. Segment III: Catholic Tech Summit. Guest: Sean Scanlon.

Catholic Schools Today, February 13, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: 39th Annual African American Heritage Prayer Service. Guests: Fr. David Jones; Denise Spells; Helen Dumas. Segment II: CME Group Foundation Grant Donates $1 Million Grant. Guest: Theresa Allen. Segment III: St. Maria Goretti School Receives Grant from Rivers Casino Foundation. Guest: Claudia Mendez.

Catholic Schools Today, January 9, 2017

Monday, January 9, 2017
Host: Dr. Jim Rigg. Segment I: St. Agnes of Bohemia School is Striving to be Saints. Guest: Kaitlyn Kysiak. Segment II: Our Lady of Grace Celebrates Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service. Guest: Jennifer Moran. Segment III: St. Benedict School Hosts Hats Off to Blue Island. Guest: Sue Rys.

Catholic Schools Today, December 12, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Catholic High School Placement Test. Guest: Tom Kleinschmidt. Segment II: Celebration of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Guadalupe Guests: Sr. Katia Aleantar; Marta Andres.

Catholic Schools Today, November 14, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: St. Anne School in Barrington received Blue Ribbon Award. Guests: Dawn Kapka; Rev. Bernie Pietrzak; Lisa Torrence; Eighth Grade Studen, Joseph. Segment II: Inclusive Education in Catholic Schools. Guests: Judy Doyle; Kerry Baudo

Catholic Schools Today, October 10, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Catholic High School Open House. Guests: Mary Kay Ramirez; Maria Hawk. Segment II: St. Juliana School is named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. Guest: Katrina McDermott. Segment III: St. Daniel the Prophet is named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. Guests: Holly Gross; Rev. John Noga

Catholic Schools Today, September 12, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Pope Francis Global Academy's First Days of School. Guests: Nicole Dal Santo; Patrick "Paddy" Berger; Angela Berger. Segment II: Sacred heart School's New Preschool Classroom. Guests: Dr. Lisa Griffiths; Judy Wedryk

Catholic Schools Today, August 8, 2016

Monday, August 8, 2016
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Holy Angels School alumnus is their new principal. Guest: Sean Stalling. Segment II: New Director of Evangelization and Catholic Identity, Robert "Bob" Rabe.

Catholic Schools Today, July 11, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Brother Rice High School's Robotics Club. Guests: Eric Gamboa; Milo Bradshaw. Segment II: Immaculate Conception School's Innovative Blended Learning Program. Guests: Marta Andres; Jeffrey Kerscher

Catholic Schools Today, June 13, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016
Hosts: Graziano Marcheschi and Dr. Jim Rigg. Segment I: The Augustus Tolton Catholic Academy. Guest: Pamela Sherley. Segment II: Prayer of St. Francis. Guest: Karen Brodzik.

Catholic Schools Today, May 9, 2016

Monday, May 9, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Early Childhood Catholic Education. Guests: Julie Ramski; Bridget LaPietra. Segment II: St. Benedict Preparatory School's Agora Week. Guests: Rachel Gemo; Stephanie Sefa; Stephanie Tabar; Natalia Kieta

Catholic Schools Today, April 11, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Dr. Jim Rigg. NCEA Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Guests: Mike Longo; Maria Hawk; Rev. Jason Malave; Larry Manetti; Margarita Flores; Ana Hernandez.

Catholic Schools Today, March 14, 2016

Monday, March 14, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools Superintendent Update. Segment II: St. Zachary's First Communicants Attend Retreat. Guest: Caroline Forestor. Segment III: Pope Francis Global Academy Update. Guests: Terrance O'Rourke; Jodi Thyen.

Catholic Schools Today, February 8, 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016
Hosts: Dr. Jim Rigg and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I Verizon Innovative App Challenge Winners in Illinois are Catholic Schools. Guests: Janine Nicolas; Makayla D'Ambrosia; Diniah Dean; Sophia Rodriguez. Segment II: African American Heritage Month Prayer Service. Guests: Julie Welborn; Bobbie Hicks.

Catholic Schools Today, January 11, 2016

Monday, January 11, 2016
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Dr. Jim Rigg. Segment I: Our Lady of the Wayside School named a Blue Ribbon School. Guests: David Wood. Segment II: High School Students Trip to Rome. Guests: Al Rendak; Luke McGinnis; Caitlin Hennessy

Catholic Schools Today, December 7, 2015

Monday, December 7, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Three Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools Receive Blue Ribbon Award. Guests: Mary Keenley; Kristina Reyes. Segment II: Catholic High School Placement Test will be January 9, 2016. Guests: Irene Heidelbauer; Dan Turney
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