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Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Let us breathe new life into our world by standing in solidarity against racial injustice. The U.S. province of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth stands in solidarity with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and all who strongly condemn the police-killing of another black man on the streets of our nation. We pray for and mourn with the family and friends of George Floyd and all who have lost loved ones to racial violence. Racism is America’s original sin. Our complacency has... Read More
Posted on Friday, March 13, 2020
  Dear Nazareth Prep Families, As a Catholic faith community we trust in God to guide us in uncertain times and use the gifts we have been given to meet today’s challenge. We want to provide an update regarding our plans around COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Campus administrators have continued to monitor official updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), and the Diocese of Pittsburgh. The health, safety and well-being of our... Read More
Posted by Liz Fetchin on Tuesday, February 19, 2019
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania  (Feb. 19, 2019) – In Leslie Chabala’s music classes, everyone is a producer. The music and computer science teacher at local high school Nazareth Prep puts the power in the hands of her students, giving them the technical skills, and the platform, to share their own musical creations.  The ninth graders in Chabala’s Music and Media class spend the first half of the year learning elements of music production. Using digital audio workstations like GarageBand, they... Read More
Posted on Friday, February 1, 2019
This Spring, Nazareth Prep Principal, Joseph Oliphant, will participate in the School Retool Fellowship focused on Deeper Learning for all students. The goal of the professional development fellowship is to equip school leaders to hack the culture within their schools in order to ensure students are prepared for the real world.  What is Deeper Learning? Well, Deeper Learning is much of what Nazareth Prep seeks to offer students: relevant, real-world learning experiences, peer-to-peer learning... Read More
Posted on Monday, January 14, 2019
On January 5, 2019 Nazareth Prep junior William Taylor made school history by being the first boys basketball player to hit the career milestone of 1,000 points.  Nazareth Prep went on to claim the win over Quigley Catholic with a score of 85 - 66. As a junior this is an extraordinary accomplishment. William is a scholar athlete who recently earned high honor roll during the first trimester.  In addition to thriving as a scholar athlete, William also leads the Nazareth Prep Sportsmanship... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018
What does the clothing company Dolce and Gabbana have to do with Cultural Literacy?  In China, this huge Italian company is facing a sharp decline in both stores and online sales. In fact, the Chinese are posting videos online of themselves burning Dolce and Gabbana clothes or using them to clean toilets. All this backlash is the result of a culturally insensitive television commercial. In a CNN article, Lane Crawford, a Hong Kong-based fashion retailer, summed up the reason: “We believe that... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2018
What did you do this summer? This Summer I participated in a six week summer program called All Star Code.  The program teaches the basics of coding and web design.  My cohort, of about 15 students, met at the University of Pittsburgh. How did you learn about All Star Code? My teacher, Mrs. Lanas, encouraged me to apply to the program because she knew I am very interested in Computer Science. What did you enjoy most about the experience? I enjoyed meeting new friends and working in groups... Read More
Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2018
This school year, Mr. Chapman, the new College and Career Counselor at Nazareth Prep, introduced students to a resource called RaiseMe, which is a platform that helps high school students prepare for college by earning scholarships for their achievements in high school.  Over 250 colleges and universities have partnered with RaiseMe, and award micro-scholarships for both academics and extracurricular activities, such as Carnegie Mellon University, Clarion University and Washington and Jefferson... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Since her first year at Nazareth Prep, Emily Yowonske has participated in transdisciplinary project-based learning (PBL) units with other members of the ninth grade team. This summer presented a opportunity for Yowonske to deepen her understanding of this progressive approach to learning through a three day workshop at Chicago Tech Academy entitled “Teaching with Project Based Learning.” Nazareth Prep and Chicago Tech Academy are both members of Schools That Can, an organization focused on... Read More