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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, 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.

Catholic Schools Today, February 10, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: African American Heritage Prayer Service. Guests: Andrew Lyke; Julie Welborn. Segment II: St. Theresa School in Palatine Early Childhood Education Program. Guest: Teri Colbus. Segment III: Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools Pursue System-Wide Accreditation through AdvancED. Guests: Dr. Mary Kearney; Dr. Jorge Pena. Segment IV: St. Andrew School is named a Blue Ribbon School. Guests: Al Ackermann; Sarah Casavechia

Catholic Schools Today, January 13, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Catholic Schools Week Events at Our Lady of Tepeyac School. Guests: Claudia Mendez; Michelle Espinoza. Segment II: Catholic Schools Week Events at St. Cornelius School. Guest: Christina Bowman. Segment III: Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic School's Virtual Academy. Guest: Kathleen Conklin. Segment IV: Northside Catholic Academy was one of eight Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools named a Blue Ribbon School. Guest: Debbie Sullivan

Catholic Schools Today, December 9, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment one - St. Juliana School is using The Reebok Foundations's Build Our Kid's Success (BOKS) program. Volunteers, usually parents, run a before school workout with a curriculum already designed my The Reebok Foundation. They started the program last week and already have over 80 students participating. Guests: Katrina McDermett; Mary Hazard. Segment two - St. Joan of Arc and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Academy, along with six other Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools, were recognized in Washington D.C. by the U.S. Department of Education as Blue Ribbon Schools. Guests: Carrie Hampson; Shane Staszcuk. Segment three - The Catholic high school placement test will be held on Saturday, January 11th. A representative from Our Lady of Tepeyac High School (all girls school) and Leo High School (all boys school) will speak about the importance of a Catholic high school education and the placement test. Guests: Lily De La Luz; Dan McGrath.

Catholic Schools Today, November 11, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013
Hosts: Graziano Marcheschi and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Caritas Scholarship. Guest: KK Cleland. Segment II: Nancy Nasko named National Distinguished Principal. Guest: Nancy Nasko. Segment III: Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools named Blue Ribbon Schools. Guests: Deb Rodee; Julia Kelly

Catholic Schools Today, October 14, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013
Host: Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Fr. Tom McCarthy from St. Rita High School met Pope Francis. Segment II: High School Open Houses. Guests: Jon Baffico Michelle Ruiz. Segment III: Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools grow for the first time since 1965. Guest: Jerry Spatara.

Catholic Schools Today, September 9, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: St. Gerald School opens the Jonathan Collins Activity Center. Guests: Al Theis. Segment II: St. Christina School starts the school year with a new playground. Guests: Mary Stokes; Amy Gomez. Segment III: St. Matthias School expands. Guest: Adam Dufault

Catholic Schools Today, August 12, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: St. Bede School in Ingleside wins Dream Machine School Makeover Contest. Guest: Charles Pinto. Segment II: Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools Celebrate The Year of the Parent. Guests: Esther Hicks; Ryan Blackburn. Segment III: Prince of Peace School's RoboPoP Team are LegoLand Champs. Guests: Kathleen Rauch; Colleen Case; Maddie Case.

Catholic Schools Today, July 22, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: STEM Program at Our Lady of Victory. Guests: Jennifer Hodge; Mary Feeney. Segment II: St. Clement Families Traveled to El Salvador. Guests: Fr. Ken Simpson; Melissa Dan

Catholic Schools Today, June 10, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools Superintendent Update. Segment II: Fenwick High School's John Paulett is a Golden Apple Award Recipient. Segment III: Seton Academy's Jason Smith is named A Gates Millennium Scholar.

Catholic Schools Today, May 13, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Mount Carmel High School's Curt Ehrenstrom is a Golden Apple Award Recipient. Segment II: St. Thomas the Apostle School celebrates Children's Book Week. Segment III: Catholic New World and Office of Catholic Schools' 2013 Essay Contest Winner. Guests: Curt Ehrenstrom; Candace Scheidt; Tristan Mayer.

Catholic Schools Today, April 8, 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013
Host: Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools Superintendent update with Sr. Mary Paul McCaughey. Segment II: Queen of All Saints Parent Association wins 2013 NCEA Distinguished Home and School Association Award. Segment III: St. Bordenaro wins 2013 NCEA Leonard F. DeFiore Parental Choice Advocate Award.

Catholic Schools Today, March 11, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013
Host: Graziano Marcheschi. Segment I: Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools Superintendent update with Sr. Mary Paul McCaughey. Segment II: St. Thecla School adds new programs. Guest: Dan Gargano. Segment III: St. Frances Xavier School in Wilmette was one of six Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools recently named a Blue Ribbon School. Guest: Dan McKenna.

Catholic Schools Today, February 11, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013
Hosts: Fr. Greg Sakowicz and Wayne Magdziarz. Segment I: Update from Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools Superintendent, Sr. Mary Paul McCaughey. Segment II: Sacred Heart School Welcomes Alumni. Guests: Steve Adams. Luis Verdi. Segment III: St. Edmund School Engages the Community through Social Media. Guests: Michael Sweeney; Susie Malnar.
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