Elementary School Celebrates Kindness Week

To kick off the first month of school, Lourdes Academy Elementary School celebrated its annual Kindness Week with a variety of fun activities, all designed to encourage students to think about how they can be kind to others, both in and outside of school. During the week, students started the day singing “Reach Out withContinue reading “Elementary School Celebrates Kindness Week”

The Middle and High Schools Welcome New Staff Members

Lourdes Academy is excited to welcome three new staff members into the hallways of the middle and high schools this school year. Mrs. Amanda Zinthefer – Pastoral Youth Minister Prior to joining our Lourdes Academy Family, Mrs. Zinthefer taught theology at St. Mary Springs Academy and was a High School Coordinator at Holy Family Church,Continue reading “The Middle and High Schools Welcome New Staff Members”

Lourdes Academy 2020-2021 Signature Events

Like many organizations, Lourdes Academy has been forced to reschedule events due to COVID-19. This time of change has provided an opportunity to evaluate the timing of all our events to ensure that they are being held at a time that allows for maximum participation and involvement. After much consideration, Lourdes Academy is excited toContinue reading “Lourdes Academy 2020-2021 Signature Events”

Thank You for Supporting the 15th Annual Tee It Up For Kids Golf Outing

Lourdes Academy held its 15th annual Tee It Up for Kids Golf Outing on August 21 at Lake Breeze Golf Club. The event was sold out, and golfers were greeted with plenty of sunshine. The Party on the Patio event for non-golfers also brought parents, staff, alumni and friends out for a relaxing afternoon ofContinue reading “Thank You for Supporting the 15th Annual Tee It Up For Kids Golf Outing”

Returning to In-Person Learning

The hallways are filled with chatter, and classrooms are buzzing with knowledge as Lourdes Academy students returned to in-person learning on August 25. Safety protocols have been implemented to protect students and staff, including modified schedules, daily temperature checks, modified pick-up and drop-off procedures, and social distancing. Outdoor spaces are being put to good use to provide muchContinue reading “Returning to In-Person Learning”

Alumni Spotlight: Finding Love at Lourdes

In the past 60 years, Lourdes has celebrated many successes, including athletic state championships, National Merit Scholars and national STEM achievements, to name a few. But beyond the classroom we’re finding more success stories in alumni connections. Currently, Lourdes boasts more than 200 married alumni couples, and that number is growing. So what’s the connection?Continue reading “Alumni Spotlight: Finding Love at Lourdes”

Teaching Religion in an E-learning Environment

Middle School and High School Religion Teachers Get Creative with their Lessons A lot of teachers had to get creative these last few months of school, as they adapted their classroom lesson plans for online learning. For high school Sacraments teacher, Mrs. Abby Mikesell, this meant reaching out to members of the community and invitingContinue reading “Teaching Religion in an E-learning Environment”

Best Wishes in Retirement!

Lori Balistrieri, Marci Escamilla, and Ron Vandenhouten retire with more than 60 years of combined teaching experience at Lourdes Academy. When the new school year starts in the fall, there will be a few missing faces among the teaching staff. With 61.5 years of combined teaching experience at Lourdes Academy, Lori Balistrieri (elementary phy. ed.),Continue reading “Best Wishes in Retirement!”

Mary Buttke Receives 2020 Outstanding Stewardship Honor

Mary (Kerrigan) Buttke (’70) has served as a volunteer in the Lourdes Academy system for more than 20 years. Her involvement began when her son Dan (’99) was in high school. She served on the Booster Club board supporting athletics at Lourdes, as well as in many other capacities that arose, from volunteering at eventsContinue reading “Mary Buttke Receives 2020 Outstanding Stewardship Honor”

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