See the opening of school letter from the Superintendent: here.



More Graduation: Click here.


Aladdin the Musical
Under the direction of Mr. Monticello, this year's production combined the unique and varied talents of students, staff, and community members alike.

Click here for the Playbill.

The Fine and Performing Arts Department presents a virtual celebration of the art and music created by our students over the past school year.

Sit back, relax and enjoy some incredible works of art completed by the students in our AP Art Studio, Honors Portfolio and Portfolio classes.

Can't Make it to Graduation?

NFHS Networks is offering a free viewing event for families to enjoy. Go to our NFHS Network home page to watch live, beginning at 5:45 p.m. Go to DePaul Catholic's NFHS Networks homepage: NFHS Networks.

Joseph Styskal Invited to West Point STEM Camp

LTC Andrew C. Lee of West Point Military Academy recently announced that Joseph Styskal had been selected to attend the West Point STEM Camp. Only 100 high school students were selected to attend.

The United States Military Academy at West Point is one of the country's most highly regarded undergraduate engineering schools, requiring competency in STEM among all its cadets. The center has developed a comprehensive program that extends from the middle school level up through the graduate and professional level, seeking to build an overall stronger STEM career path.

Mr. Petrocelli Named State Advocate

At the 125th Annual State Convention of the New Jersey Knights of Columbus held virtually on May 15, 2021, Russell D. Petrocelli, a member of St. Anthony Council #11585 in Wood-Ridge was elected to the Office of New Jersey State Advocate. As one of five state officers, he will help in guiding the direction of the state council, with over 58,000 members, and will be the state officer representing the Archdiocese of Newark.

Petrocelli is completing two years as the NJ State Warden and has previously held the offices of Grand Knight, Faithful Navigator, District Deputy, President of the Bergen County Federation, State Membership Director, and Master of the Fourth Degree.

Thank You, Veterans

Members of Mrs. Dacles's AP World History class hold up the cards written to the Veterans at the East Orange Veterans' Health Care Center to mark Memorial Day and thank the Veteran's for their service in dedication to our country.

Bishop Sweeney Appoints John Merritt '71 as New President Effective July 1

Read the Beacon article: here.

Tuition Raffle

Are you the winner of $6200? Watch the video above to see who won. Many thanks to all those who participated.

Calendar Sweepstakes

The Calendar Sweepstakes have concluded. Are you a Winner? Check here.

Alumna Works on Pfizer Vaccine

Amanda Gryzmolowicz, now 32, is a senior manager in informatics operation and supports at Pfizer. A native of West Milford, Amanda is a Class of 2007 DePaul Catholic graduate. Amanda is an accomplished professional with over 10 years of pharmaceutical and healthcare experience in clinical data analysis, software validation, and project management on multiple high profile R&D projects.

Tri-County Scholarship Awards Celebration

This video is from the 8th Annual Women of Achievement Awards Cele ation. Victoria Lindo, from the Class of 2021, was featured as the student speaker. Her heartfelt presentation begins at the 21-minute mark.

Congratulations to our Newest NHS Inductees

Anes Abdrabou
Maria Baltzis
Natalia Barranco
Daniella Bayuelo
Emily Beshada
Kayla Bower
Kelsie Butler
Megan Chorba
Briana Franco
Kayla Gonzalez
Daniel Haramis
Olivia Kuzma
Chayse Lombardo
Saverio Marinelli
Jade Rose Martorano
Sofia Mastellone
Kailey McKenna
Madison Miniutti
Tyler Olechowski
Morgan O'Malley
Zachary Ruighaver
Lauren Sahu
Nicholas Scirocco
Arianna Silva
Samantha Suter
Jenna Troiano
Shannon Tuttle
Maya Vaidya

Father Jhon Madrid

DePaul Catholic Chaplain, Fr. Jhon Madrid, an Army Reservist, recently took the oath of US Citizenship. Read the Beacon Article here.

Interact Collects PB&J and Granola Bars for Catholic Charitiies

Fatima Yaseen, a member of the Interact Club, displays some of the donations the club received as part of its Peanut Butter, Jelly, and Granola Bars collection for Catholic Charities. The club organized the food drive as its service day to commemorate Martin Luther King Day.



On a Blustery Frigid Day, DePaul Catholic Stood
with those in Washington, DC.



Senior Drew Clark

Congratulations to senior, Drew Beebe-Clark, who is a QuestBridge scholarship match with Davidson College in
North Carolina.

Read the QuestBridge Press Release.

Girls Soccer Wins Northwest Non-Public State Sectionals Finals

See the Story at


DePaul Catholic Students load the van from Catholic Charities with donations of hats, scarves, mittens, and boots. This collection was conducted by students from Ms. Sevean's freshmen Theology classes.

The two envelopes contain gift card donations. This collection was conducted by the Interact Club. The DePaul Catholic community generously contributed enough gift cards so that every member of 25 families received its own $25 gift card. There were even extra cards donated to provide for 3 more families.

Thank you to everyone who participated is these two Christmas projects. They certainly show our Spartan Spirit. May you have a Happy, Healthy Christmas.

Interact Christmas

Members of the DePaul Catholic Interact Club collected gift cards donated by the DePaul Community. These gift cards were sent to 25 families to help make its Christmas a little merrier. The Adopt-a-Family project is done in partnership with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Paterson. The Interact Club would like to thank everyone who contributed to its project. We wish you a Blessed Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year.

Jesal Gandhi


Our deadline for the Food Drive has been extended to Tuesday, November 10. You may drop off any food donations in the a drop off box at the entrance of the school. Thank you for your support!


If you missed purchasing the Veterans Day Memorial memorial flag, but still wish your veterans remembered in prayer, you are encouraged to share its names by emailing Mrs. Bullman at We will be sure to include your loved ones in our prayers.

2019-2020 Q4 Honor Roll

2020 Academic Awards


Welcome Home, Fr. Tarantino '68

Class of 1968 Alumnus and Board of Trustee member, Fr. John Tarantino,
returned to DePaul Catholic on Monday, September 28
to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Vincent DePaul with our Community.

PARENTS: Enter Our Virtual Back to School Night HERE.

Circle of Friends, Revisited

Last fall, on the Feast Day of our patron saint, St. Vincent dePaul, Sr. Dianne, a Sister of Charity, visited our community and touched our hearts with stories of hope and need in Haiti.

Sr. Jeanne recently heard from Sr. Dianne. Excerpts from her letter follow:

As a result of the pandemic and having our administrative offices closed for 4 months, it took us a while to determine the amount of money raised in the Circle of Friends campaign. But, the results are in. Sr. Dianne and I are thrilled to let you know that, cumulatively, the five schools raised over $15,000. Given that schools were also closed for 4 months because of the pandemic, this is an amazing accomplishment. Our sincerest and heartfelt thanks to each of you, your students and faculty, its families, and all those who participated in the campaign.

We are sending you a copy of our new school video. Though it is more than a year ago that we broke ground, we are pleased to report that the construction has finally been completed. The wait was worth it. The school is beautiful. The teachers are thrilled to have its own classrooms complete with books and a blackboard.

The children all feel very special having its own desk and set of school supplies. And the parents are proud to send its children to the only school in the area that has a computer lab, thanks to Sr. Noreen; an agricultural program, thanks to a grant from Missionary Agricultural Resource Services; and a school wellness program, thanks to a grant from Coastal Connection.

The new school is a huge accomplishment for the Sisters of Charity and its Haiti Ministry. But our success was dependent on the generosity of so many individual donors and contributors to the Circle of Friends campaign including your schools. We hope that you will share in our excitement and success because each of you has earned it.

Praying that all of you have had a safe reopening and that you and your students remain well and healthy throughout the school year.

Peace and Blessings,
Sr. Dianne and Dawn

Super 50-50 Winner

Homemade Spartan Blanket Winner

Thank you, Bishop Sweeney, for Starting 2020-2021 with Us

A Note from Dr. Stickles

A Note from Mr. Petrocelli

Dear Friends of DePaul Catholic,

Father Jared Brogan, DePaul�s new president, has advised Bishop Kevin Sweeney that, for personal reasons, he cannot continue to serve as head of the school. While he�s been on Alps Road but a short time, he�s made friends, and he�ll 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 God�s grace I survived, and my recovery, while yet ongoing, has progressed to the point that I am able to accept the Bishop�s invitation. I�m happy to do so.

Bishop Sweeney and Superintendent Mary Baier have assured our Board of Trustees (chaired by Ken Marshall, �83) that the selection of a new president for DePaul will receive its immediate attention. While there�s 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) � with all deliberate speed.�

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 God�s 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 its 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.

PARENTS: Please click HERE for the Reopening Plan and FAQs