St. Jude School gets new leadership as longtime principal retires

By Bill Brewer The 2021-22 school year has begun with new leadership at St. Jude School in Chattanooga. Longtime principal Jamie Goodhard announced last school year her intention to retire at the end of the 2020-21 academic year. Dr. Joshua Overton has been named St. Jude’s new principal. St. Jude …

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 …

St. Jude School celebrates its 55th anniversary ’60s style

St. Jude School in Chattanooga recently celebrated its 55th anniversary with a variety of events that reflected the spirit of its founding in 1960. Superintendent Sister Mary Marta Abbott, RSM, joined the students for a Mass with school Mass songs from the 1960s. Students and teachers alike dressed for the …

Catholic schools exhibit a flair for education

Catholic Schools Week in the Diocese of Knoxville showcased the talents of students, faculty and parents who exhibited flairs in a variety of areas—from singing, dancing and playing instruments, to fashion design, cooking and even stand-up comedy. And there were volleyball, basketball and dodge ball feats thrown in for good …

St. Jude students perform special projects to benefit Haiti parishes

As part of the St. Jude Parish Christmas service project and in conjunction with the Parish Twinning Program of America, students at St. Jude School in Chattanooga raised money for sister parishes in Gros-Morne, Haiti. Kindergarten parents sponsored their children in a special homework project to do extra chores at …

Chattanooga schools combine resources to streamline fundraising effort

CHATTANOOGA — Chattanooga’s Catholic schools, deciding to “work smarter instead of working harder,” have taken a unique approach to raising funds for programs and activities. The three schools, Notre Dame, Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St. Jude, decided last year after several years of discussion and planning to give …