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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  co-hosts Roni Facen and Melissa Link.  .Each program begins with an update on Chicago's Catholic Schools with superintendent Greg Richmond.

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

Catholic Schools Today: November 9, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Saint Mary School Theme. Guests: Nikki Raferty; Debbie Eppel. Segment II: Saint Viator High School - Apple School of Distinction. Guests: Eileen Manno; Mary Lee DeBelina; Maggie Miskowicz; Peggy Gosch. Segment III: New Regional School Has a Name. Guest: Fr. Peter Wojcik.

Catholic Schools Today: November 9, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Saint Mary School Theme. Guests: Nikki Raferty; Debbie Eppel. Segment II: Saint Viator High School - Apple School of Distinction. Guests: Eileen Manno; Mary Lee DeBelina; Maggie Miskowicz; Peggy Gosch. Segment III: New Regional School Has a Name. Guest: Fr. Peter Wojcik.

Catholic Schools Today: October 12, 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: New Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Dr. Jim Rigg. Segment II: Fr. Matt O'Donnell talks about the exciting things happeneing at Tolton Academy.

Catholic Schools Today: August 10,2015

Monday, August 10, 2015
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Academy Expansion. Guest: Shane Stascuk. Segment II: Catholic School Teachers Visit Israel. Guests: Justin Lane; Priya Amin

Catholic Schools Today: July 13, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Pilot Program for School Regionalization. Guests: Fr. Peter Wojcik; Ryan Duggan. Segment II: Two Catholic School Alumni Are Newly Ordained Priests. Guests: Fr. Matt Heinrich; Fr. Bob Regan

Catholic Schools Today: June 8, 2015

Monday, June 8, 2015
Host: Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Segment I: Illinois Kids Campaign. Guests: Sr. Mary Paul McCaughey; William Godwin. Segment II; St. Celestine School Brings 1:1 Technology for All Students. Guest: Jeanine Rocchi. Segment III: Edmund Rice Youth Camp. Guests: Michelle England; Ryan Ludwig; Tim Papiernik

Catholic Schools Today, May 11, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: St. Alexander School Teacher Wins All Expense Paid Professional Development. Guest: Mary Dombrowski. Segment II: St. Sylvester Students Learn with New Jersey Students. Guest: Daniel Bennett. Segment III: St. Rita High School Students Receive Scholarships. Guests: Dan Smith; Tyre Lee

Catholic Schools Today, April 13, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Bridgeport Catholic Academy Celebrates it's 30th Anniversary. Guests: Killian Buckley; Chris Dransoff; Sr. Margaret Farley. Segment II: Catholic School Teachers Visit Israel. Guest: Vito DeFrisco. Segment III: Josephinum Academy's Exchange Program. Guests: Sonya Everett; Anjelika Noel Roman

Catholic Schools Today, March 9, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Catholic High School Spring Shadow Days. Guest: Tom Kleinschmidt. Segment II: St. Monica Academy Students Headed to State Science Competition. Guests: Ray Coleman. Segment III: St. Theresa School Celebrates 60 Years of Education. Guests: Fr. Tim Fairman; Mary Keenley.

Catholic Schools Today, February 9, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Augustus Tolton Catholic Academy will open in Fall, 2015. Guests: Fr. Bob Miller; Fr. Matt O'Donnell. Segment II: Catholic School Teachers Visit Israel. Guests: Julie Wellborn; Kasey Bree; Sean Sweany. Segment III: St. Albert the Great School Shows it's Warm and Fuzzy Side. Guest: Terrance O'Rourke.

Catholic Schools Today, January 12, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: St. Margaret of Scotland and St. Clement Schools Partnership. Guests: Kevin Powers; Melissa Dan. Segment II: Our Lady of Charity Service Projects: Guest: Katie Olson. Segment III: St. Benedict Preparatory School. Guests: Haley Hogan; Sara Eden; Sarah Landor

Catholic Schools Today, December 15, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Academy Treble Choir. Guests: Paul French; Shane Staszcuk; Cat Marinescu; Madison Staszcuk; Maggie Bannan

Catholic Schools Today, November 17, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Madonna Foundation Scholars Program. Guests: Annie Ginzkey; Kim (Trinity High School Senior). Segment II: Blue Ribbon Schools. Guests: Nikki Raftery; Vito DeFrisco; Mary Ellyn Billmeyer

Catholic Schools Today, October 13, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Saint Viator High School Named a Blue Ribbon School. Guest: Fr. Corey Brost. Segment II: DePaul College Prep Program. Guest: Dr. James Quaid. Segment III: Berens Scholars. Guests: Izabela Rostkowski; Kathleen Heneghan; Alisa Martorano

Catholic Schools Today, September 8, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Vicariate VI 8th Grade Community Mass. Guests: Karen Brodzik; Matt Lungaro. Segment II: Frassati Catholic Academy hosting 38 guests from Italy's Scuola Libera G.K. Chesterton. Guest: Fr. Ron Lewinski. Segment III: Preparing 8th graders for the sacrament of Confirmation in unique ways. Guest: Heather Kelsey.

Catholic Schools Today, August 11, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Leo High School is a safe haven throughout the summer. Guest: Dan McGrath. Segment II: All Star Teacher from St. Emily School, Regina Kinasz. Segment III: AdvancED System implementation has begun. Guest: Dr. Jorge Pena.

Catholic Schools Today, July 14, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Our Lady of Tepeyac School's Service Trip. Guests: Becca Noonan; Esmeralda De La Luz. Segment II: St. Hyacinth School Community Events. Guests: Christine Huzenis; Jodi Thyen. Segment III: St. helen School Centennial Celebration. Guest: Marianne Johnson

Catholic Schools Today, June 9, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: St. Matthias School is the First Illinois Catholic Elementary School with International Baccalaureate Programme. Guest: Sandria Morten; Rev. John Sanaghan. Segment II: St. Mary Star of the Sea School Parents Buile a Kaboom Playground. Guests: Adela Carlin; George Perez. Segment III: St. Clement and St. Margaret of Scotland Form New Partnership. Guests: Melissa Dan; Kevin Powers

Catholic Schools Today, May 12, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Golden Apple Award Winner from St. Nicholas Cathedral School. Guests: Melissa Talaber Matwyshyn; Dr. Susan Kurland; Alex Tymouch; Dania Hrynewcz. Segment II: Pope John XXIII School Celebrates the Canonization of it's namesake. Guest: Jeff Taylor. Segment III: St. Daniel the Prophet Students Learn About Earth Day. Guest: Jessica Ficaro

Catholic Schools Today, April 14, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Northside Catholic Academy's Curriculum Fair and Spring Soiree. Guest: Kristi Erickson. Segment II: St. Kilary School's Adopt-A-Soldier Program Visit. Guests: Kathie Donovan; Emily Sexton. Segment III: Maternity B.V.M. School Renovation. Guest: Patrick Landry.

Catholic Schools Today, March 10, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: St. Margaret of Scotland Students Attend March For Life. Guest: Kevin Powers. Segment II: St. Joseph School in Wilmette Celebrates Year of the Parent. Guest: Laszlo Katona. Segment III: St. Stanislaus Kostka School Holds 2nd Annual Leadership Day. Guests: Marjorie Hill; Kendal David; Alexandra Keidkamp.
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