Two members of the CCHS Faculty, Staff, and Administration ran the Boston Marathon on Monday! Congratulations to Mrs. Aliali Silverio Belkus '97; Dean of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion; and Dr. Kristina Ouellette, Mathematics Faculty Member. They didn't miss a beat, returning to school, and a very proud CCHS community, on Tuesday.
Faculty & Staff News & Profiles
Central Catholic is excited to welcome a passionate group of educators and staff members as we begin the 2021-2022 Academic Year. New faculty members attended a New Teacher Orientation in August and are prepared to hit the ground running when the entire faculty and staff return on Tuesday, September 7.
Four members of the Central Catholic Faculty retired at the end of the 2020-2021 Academic Year, and several additional faculty members celebrated 25 years at CCHS.
Join Raz Raider in celebrating the Central Catholic Faculty during Teacher Appreciation Week - everyone in Raider Nation knows that our teachers are certainly "the best around!"
During the month of March, Central Catholic’s Fine & Performing Arts Department celebrated “Music in Our Schools Month.” Thank you to Mrs. Danielle Marine, Department Chair and Music Teacher/Band Director, for coordinating these efforts and for helping to make music such an important part of life at CCHS!
Central Catholic is known for faculty members that care deeply about each student and fulfill numerous roles in helping them to grow, learn, and excel. Ms. Katelyn Andrade is just one example - she's taught in three academic departments, has coached for over 15 years (and eight championships), and moderates the Chess Club.
Students enrolled in one of our new courses, Engineering Applications of Computer Science, are composing music, developing assistive technology, and overcoming additional real-world design challenges under the tutelage of their teacher Mr. Andrew Joyal '11.
A unique Honors Forensic Science course taught by science teacher Ms. Bridgette Bolduc allows Central Catholic students to recreate crime scenes and utilize a variety of types of lab equipment… even in their own homes. Forensic science students can also earn dual enrollment college credit from Syracuse University.
On Friday, December 18, World Language faculty member Mr. Jeremy Hay '90 will be helping his students move a digital robot by coding commands in Spanish. This unique activity is part of the annual Hour of Code – a national technology program that aims to demystify coding for students of all skill levels grades K-12.
Art can be a difficult subject to imagine in a partially remote environment, but visual arts instructor Mrs. Lauren Roeser took the shift in stride, using the opportunity to expand her students' definition of what art is and who can be an artist.
Mr. Brian Flaherty, a Central Catholic faculty member, wrote a prayer book, Sunday Prayer for Catechists: 2020-2021, published by Liturgy Training Publications (Chicago) and specifically geared for teachers and staff who work in education.
For the third year, CCHS celebrated an important element of Mexican heritage: el Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). A festive altar honoring those who have passed on was assembled by World Language teacher Mrs. Laura O’Connor, who is a native of Mexico.
When English teacher Mrs. Jessica (Dick) LaBrie '09 walks into her classroom each day, she’s focused not just on the students in front of her, but also on the students participating via Live Remote Instruction from home. She’s expanded her teaching methods to include new tools that empower her students to connect, learn, and stay organized, wherever they are!
Congratulations to Casey Grange '03 on being named Coach of the Decade by the Boston Herald as part of their All-Decade Girls Soccer Team. Coach Grange, who also serves as the Girls Varsity Basketball Coach, has led the Girls Varsity Soccer Team to two Division 1 State Titles.
Congratulations to teacher Matthew Joyal ’08, a quarterfinalist in the Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament! Tune in on Thursday, May 28, at 7:30 PM (CBS) to watch!
Over April vacation, students put together a video expressing their gratitude to their teachers and to all the faculty and staff of Central Catholic.
Congratulations to Mrs. Aliali Silervio Belkus '97, Central Catholic's Dean of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity. In this role, she provides strategic leadership, resources, training, and expertise in the areas of inclusion, diversity, equity, and justice for students, faculty and staff.
On Sunday, October 13, about 70 students in Honors Calculus spent the day at Canobie Lake Park testing and applying high-level calculus concepts with mathematics teacher Mr. Jarrod Brown '98.
The Archdiocese of Boston Catholic Schools Office, with support from the Catholic Schools Foundation, recently announced Mr. James (Jim) O’Neill as a recipient of the prestigious Archdiocese of Boston Excellence in Education Award. Mr. O'Neill is a faculty member in the Religious Studies Department at CCHS.
CCHS faculty members Ashleigh Brown '00, English Department, and James O’Neill, Religious Studies Department, are both finalists for the Archdiocese of Boston’s Excellence in Education Award. Mrs. Brown has been teaching at CCHS for 15 years, and Mr. O’Neill is entering his 41st year of teaching at Central Catholic. Both were nominated for the award by fellow teachers.
We asked longtime Central Catholic teacher and football coach Mr. Charles Adamopoulos for his key to this year’s Super Bowl featuring the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams on Feb. 3.
Following an exhilarating win (23-20) on Friday, Nov. 2 over top-ranked football powerhouse Everett, Mr. Chuck Adamopoulos (more widely known as ‘Coach A’) is being deservedly honored as the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week. Central Catholic’s win over Everett secured a place for the Raiders in the Division 1 North Final against St. John’s Prep at 1:00 PM on Saturday, Nov. 10 at St. John’s.
Seniors enrolled in American City: Rise, Fall, & Rebirth, a course designed and taught by Mr. Matthew Joyal '08, took a driving tour of the historical sites of the City of Lawrence. The students explored various parts of the city, including the mills, original immigrant neighborhoods, the downtown commercial district along Essex Street, and other major sites such as City Hall, the Common, the Ayer Mill Clock Tower, and the Great Stone Dam.
Over 1,000 Central Catholic High School students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends witnessed Brother Rene D. Roy, FMS, a 1959 graduate of CCHS and former president of the school (2005-2009), being named President Emeritus during the Opening Mass at CCHS on October 1, 2018. Bro. Rene is the first person in Central Catholic history to be recognized with this title.