Dear DePaul Catholic High School Community:

As we conclude week number 2 of this school closure, I want to tell the students how proud I am of them and their commitment to DePaul and their academic endeavors. These are unchartered waters for secondary education and you have rallied to the occasion. “These are the times that try men’s soul” was a cry from the Revolutionary War, and we hear the same today. The teachers are committed to ensuring that your education stays on track and I implore you to stay dedicated to your own personal success.

As of now, we must maintain the health and well-being of our school community, and to that end, DePaul Catholic High School will remain closed at least until April 17, 2020 (the earliest). We will be on Spring Break from April 9 to April 19, 2020. Again, keeping the students on task and engaged is our primary educational objective. This can only be accomplished with your support and encouragement.

I repeat my previous message to the students – these are trying times for you and we are here to support you. This is not the ideal way to conduct school, but we are trying to minimize the impact on your academic year. You must devote the time to complete your assignments and master the new material that is being presented to you. Do not be afraid to reach out to your teachers…to ask questions if you do not understand something and to continue to engage in conversations with your friends and classmates. Some of you may be experiencing fear or concern – please reach out to me or anyone on the staff if we can help you through these challenging days. Your DePaul family is here to help you in any way that we can.

To the Senior Class – at this time, none of your end of the year events are canceled. It is my sincere desire to hold all these activities either on the date on the original school calendar or shortly thereafter. We want you to be able to celebrate your academic accomplishments with those you have spent these past years with, but we also want to ensure health and safety. As we enter week three of this school closure, please continue to work hard and be true Spartans! If you need any assistance or need to talk, please contact any of the teachers or administration and we will assist you in any way that we can.

St. Vincent DePaul – Pray for Us!
For the entire school community,
Russell D. Petrocelli

Congratulations to Senior Alexa LoMonaco

Each year, National Honor Society (NHS) members are invited to apply for one of the scholarships granted through a program supported by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Membership in the NHS nation-wide is estimated at "more than one million", and this scholarship program is open to all senior members.

Alexa LoMonaco was recently informed that she is one of only 600 students selected. Alexa was named a National Semifinalist based on her academic excellence, strong character, leadership, and participation in service activities. Alexa is an Honors/Advanced Placement student who also holds the position of President of both the Student Council and NHS and Captain of the Varsity Lacrosse and Varsity Cheering squads. Her service is evident within the DePaul Catholic family and extends into her own community and national organizations. Alexa will attend Dartmouth next year.

A Message from Mr. Petrocelli to the DePaul Catholic Community

News 12 Coverage of DePaul Catholic's PPE Drive

March 30, 2020.

Our road sign as seen on Alps Road.

"We have realized that we are on the same boat, all of us fragile and disoriented, but at the same time important and needed, all of us called to row together, each of us in need of comforting the other."

-Pope Francis

Thank you!

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  • The Hall of Fame Induction has been postponed until Wednesday, June 3rd at 6:00 p.m. at The Grove.
    Get your tickets here.
  • The following events have also been postponed to future dates to be determined:
    • The April 3rd Senior Class Tiki Bowl Fundraiser
    • The April 18th Kathleen Walsh High School Tournament
    • The April 18th Kathleen Walsh Friends and Family Classic
    • The April 22nd Fashion Show/Tricky Tray
    • The April 25th 40th Reunion for the Class of 1980.
    • The April 25th 50th Reunion for the Class of 1970.

    • The following Admissions Events have been updated:
      • Class of 2024/8th Grade Prep Placement Testing
        • Has been tentatively moved to Saturday, May 16th. There will be no Parent Orientation on this day. Parent Orientation will be provided online - more details coming.
      • Spring Open House
        • Originally scheduled for April 8th, now scheduled for a virutal Open House on Thursday, May 7th - more details coming.
  • College Board Honors


    Our Advanced Placement Computer Science program was recently honored by College Board with the Female Diversity Award. Of 20,000 schools, DePaul Catholic was one of 639 to be recognized for its female representation in AP CompSci.

  • E-Learning

    Google Classroom

    Students are reminded to check Google Classroom on a regular basis over these next two weeks. All teachers have been instructed to post daily lessons with specific due dates. Please adhere to a routine conducive to learning.

  • Lent

    Ash Wednesday

    February 26 marks the first day of Lent, a 40-day period culminating in Easter Sunday.

    Lent is a favorable season for opening the doors to all those in need and recognizing in them the face of Christ.
    -- Pope Francis
  • NHS and Child Fund

    NHS Sponsored Child

    For the past 29 years, our NHS has conducted bake sales twice a month. The money collected is used to support a child from the Philippines through the Child Fund organization. Click on the image to view a letter recently received from our currently-sponsored child (translation on the bottom).