Schools return this fall with new leadership

New president comes to Notre Dame; NDHS, Sacred Heart, St. Mary-Oak Ridge have new principals By Bill Brewer The search for Notre Dame High School’s new leader led the Diocese of Knoxville all the way to Chicago’s suburbs. But that two-month search proved fruitful as the diocese and Notre Dame …

Keegan Smith adds another national title, gym banners to achievements

Keegan Smith’s success keeps on coming. The Sacred Heart Cathedral School eighth-grader won his 22nd national championship in December and was honored Jan. 21 by having new banners placed in the SHCS gym rafters recognizing his achievements. “Eighth-grader Keegan Smith has attended Sacred Heart Cathedral School since he was 6 …

Keegan Smith defends national 3,000 title

Keegan Smith, a sixth-grader at Sacred Heart Cathedral School, defended his national title in the 3,000-meter run at the 2018 Junior Olympics, held July 28 to Aug. 4 at Drake Stadium on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Keegan, 11, ran the 3,000 in a time of …

Keegan Smith wins AAU Junior Olympics gold

Ten-year-old Keegan Smith, a fifth-grader at Sacred Heart Cathedral School much honored already in his running career, captured a gold medal July 31 in the 3,000-meter run for 11-year-olds at the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Detroit. Keegan ran a sub-10-minute time of 9:59.36 to win by a margin of …

Sacred Heart School honors intern Tony Hutchins

By Dan McWilliams Tony Hutchins never expected to be honored for his work with the Sacred Heart Cathedral School athletic department. Mr. Hutchins, 47, who served as an intern at SHCS under athletics director Scott Barron, was recognized at the school’s athletics banquet May 11. “It was a surprise and …

Runner Keegan Smith wins elementary state, national crowns

By Dan McWilliams Fourth-grade cross country runner Keegan Smith of Sacred Heart Cathedral School repeated as state champion Oct. 22 and captured his second national championship Nov. 19. Keegan, who also won this year’s AAU indoor track-and-field national title in March, placed first in the nation among 10-year-olds with a …

Students share a window to the world of cathedral construction

By Emily Booker When one of the largest church construction projects in the country is happening right outside your classroom, you can’t help but watch and wonder. And talk about a teaching moment. It’s a feild trip right outside the school doors. Sacred Heart Cathedral School students and faculty have …

Sacred Heart eighth-grader moving up the diving ranks

Nicholas Cassell, in less than two years, has advanced to the national level of competition in his sport By Dan McWilliams Sacred Heart Cathedral School eighth-grader Nicholas Cassell has moved up the diving ranks quickly despite having taken up the sport less than two years ago. Nicholas, 14, practices five …

Houses are the rule at Sacred Heart Cathedral School

New student activity emerges from successful mentor program that connects upper and lower grades                          By Bill Brewer Sacred Heart Cathedral School’s sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders are setting up residence in four new houses thanks to a strategic plan being implemented by Principal Daniel Breen and the SHCS faculty. Dubbed “Matthew,” …

Sacred Heart runners have standout cross-country season

The school wins a pair of state titles in the elementary-level varsity meets and has high finishers in other divisions as well By Dan McWilliams The Sacred Heart Cathedral School teams’ imprint was all over the middle and elementary school cross country state championships held recently at Victor Ashe Park …

Sacred Heart Cathedral School honors three students

Sacred Heart Cathedral School celebrated a few special honors for students at the end of morning Mass on May 22, and Minnesota Vikings safety and SHCS alum Harrison Smith was on hand to present the scholarship award named after him. “This time of year we celebrate a lot of wonderful …

Catholic school leaders named to Loyola Marymount leadership cohort

By Sedonna Prater Catholic Extension and Loyola Marymount University are partnering to offer a certificate leadership program to Catholic school leaders, such as assistant principals and rising instructional leaders. The educational program, offered through Loyola Marymount’s Catholic School Leadership Academy, provides professional training that is specific to Catholic schools by …