A Note from Dr. Stickles

A Note from Mr. Petrocelli

Dear Friends of DePaul Catholic,

Father Jared Brogan, DePaulís new president, has advised Bishop Kevin Sweeney that, for personal reasons, he cannot continue to serve as head of the school. While heís been on Alps Road but a short time, heís made friends, and heíll be missed. I know you join me in wishing him well.

Given my recent experience as head of the school, Bishop Sweeney has asked me to step in as president once again, on an interim basis, pending the appointment of a permanent successor to Father Brogan. As many of you know, I spent last spring in three hospitals with a bad case of COVID-19. With Godís grace I survived, and my recovery, while yet ongoing, has progressed to the point that I am able to accept the Bishopís invitation. Iím happy to do so.

Bishop Sweeney and Superintendent Mary Baier have assured our Board of Trustees (chaired by Ken Marshall, í83) that the selection of a new president for DePaul will receive their immediate attention. While thereís no telling exactly how long that process will take, we can be sure that it will proceed (to borrow a phrase from the Supreme Court) ď with all deliberate speed.Ē

In the meantime, we will go forward as planned. Instruction begins next week. Principal Russell Petrocelli and his team have worked very hard over the summer to ensure that we can do so. With Godís help, we will have yet another wonderful year.

St Vincent DePaul, pray for us!

Dr. Robert Stickles, Ed.D., J.D.
Dear DePaul Catholic Community:

As we approach September 1st, the opening of school is just over a week away. So much has changed since March 13, 2020 but, we look forward to a return to in-school instruction and the start of the school year.

Please be assured that we continue to finish the summer strong as we put the final touches on all of the safety protocols that we have planned for that will help safeguard our students and staff when school opens on September 8. Will there be changes, yes... but our core of faculty and administrators are ready to hit the ground running when the students return.

Nothing is more important to us than maintaining a safe school environment. I have always opened every school year with the belief that "Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes ". This will be a year of change but, as always, Spartans rise up to meet and overcome any challenges.

Continue to be safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

For the entire DePaul Catholic Community,

Russell D. Petrocelli

Drew Clark Honored by College Board

The College Board has recognized senior Drew Clark for his remarkable academic achievements and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT. He was selected for the College Board National African America Recognition Program.

At DePaul Catholic, Drew is an active member of the community, having participated in student government, running cross-country and track, performing in the spring musical, and as a member of Interact. Drew is also a member of the Fine and Performing Arts Honor Society and the National Honor Society.

Jana Abbiati Exhibits at Laurelwood

Senior Jana Abbiati was among the artists who displayed their talents at the Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum Festival of Friends Virtual Art and Photography Exhibit. Held annually, in September at the Knippenberg Educational Center at Laurelwood, the Exhibit was moved to a virtual display this year.

Jana Was among the artists who submitted artwork or photography that was created in Laurelwood Arboretum or has a nature-inspired theme.