NDHS teacher has works printed in Korean poetry book

English department chair Chuck Newell at Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga has printed works in the newly released book “Sijo, Korea’s Poetry Form.” Mr. Newell began teaching students how to write sijo poetry in 2013. At that time, Notre Dame hosted many international Korean students, and some had a …

Revival: Christ in the Eucharist center of KCHS retreat

Eucharistic procession brings together high school community By Emily Booker Communion—with Christ and with one another—is the key to strengthening any Catholic community. So, on Sept. 16 the Knoxville Catholic High School community held an all-day student retreat focused on the Eucharist and communion with Christ. The theme stemmed from …

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Schoolteacher makes Our Lady of Guadalupe mosaic

Felicia Gregory of St. Mary School in Johnson City fashions artwork out of lids from baby food pouches   By Casey Keeley The newest work of art on display at St. Mary School in Johnson City, a mosaic, is the fruit of their own staff member’s labor. Felicia Gregory has been …

Medal of Honor recipients visit Catholic schools

Staff Sgt. Leroy Petry and Sgt. Mike Rose speak at KCHS; parachute jump held at Sacred Heart  By Dan McWilliams Congressional Medal of Honor recipients were in Knoxville for a celebration Sept. 6-10, and two Catholic soldiers who earned the rare award stopped by Knoxville Catholic High School and Sacred …

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Making space for Christ to teach

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program engages children in learning a love of God By Emily Booker “My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.” — John 7:16 There are lots of methods and theories about how to best teach a child, but when it comes to religious …

KCHS sees four generations of Connor family attend

Helen Mabry Connor, 96, attends a gathering at the school with her children and grandchildren    By Dan McWilliams On the first full day of school Aug. 9, Knoxville Catholic High School began its 90th year with a gathering of four generations of the Connor family, all of whom came through …

Off to a strong start

Accreditation, enrollment, leadership reasons for optimism as DOK school year gets underway By Bill Brewer The 2022-23 school year is underway, and if you’re a student, parent, staff member, teacher, or administrator, you can look at it as a class-half-empty or class-half-full proposition. Summer is basically over, although you would …

Knoxville Catholic High School to host Young Life

Popular youth ministry will be on campus beginning with fall semester             By Bill Brewer In what is likely a first for the Diocese of Knoxville, Knoxville Catholic High School will host a Young Life team for the 2022-23 academic year. And as part of an effort to double down on …

Soccer player Gustavo Rivera returns to KCHS

He comes back as a member of the One Knoxville Sporting Club, a team in USL League Two By Dan McWilliams Knoxville Catholic High School graduate Gustavo Rivera is living the dream of playing semi-professional soccer as he competes for One Knoxville Sporting Club, a new team playing at the …

KCHS wins four spring-sports state championships

The Lady Irish capture three tennis titles, and Keegan Smith brings home a track first-place finish Spring-sports state titles again came Knoxville Catholic High School’s way as the Lady Irish tennis players won an individual, a doubles, and a team championship, and track standout Keegan Smith captured a 1,600-meter-run crown. …

New Knoxville Catholic auditorium dedicated

A building that was 22 years in the making will serve KCHS as well as the community at large            By Bill Brewer Knoxville Catholic High School’s new 375-seat auditorium, 22 years in the making and just over a year under construction, was dedicated April 25 and hosted its first …

Diocesan schools achieve reaccreditation

Diocese of Knoxville system meets standards set by international, national agencies       By Gabrielle Nolan Diocese of Knoxville Catholic Schools have once again passed a rigorous accreditation review process. This process ensures that diocesan schools meet the standards established by the National Standards and Benchmarks of Excellence for Effective Catholic …