St. John Neumann School students show love through locks

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, News, Schools

By Dan McWilliams With a drum roll from music teacher Jonathan Leichman, 21 girls at St. John Neumann School in Farragut on Jan. 29 continued a four-year tradition of donating their ponytails to benefit cancer patients. As the student body looked on in the gymnasium, parents and friends began snipping the locks, some of which the girls had worn for …

The sounds of spring: Diocesan schools give choral concert

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Schools, Youth Ministry

Students from Knoxville Catholic High School, St. Joseph School, St. Mary School in Oak Ridge, St. John Neumann School and Sacred Heart School joined voices May 1 to deliver a spring choral concert. More than 50 students performed for parents, friends and supporters in the commons area at KCHS. The chorus was conducted by KCHS choral director Daniel Varnell and …

Bishop Stika leads students in rosary for life

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

Students from St. Joseph School in Knoxville and St. John Neumann School in Farragut joined Bishop Richard F. Stika March 13 in praying for the sanctity of life and an end to abortion in front of Planned Parenthood’s East Knoxville clinic at 710 N. Cherry St. Bishop Stika led the students in praying the rosary as part of the 40 …

Love offering: St. John Neumann students donate hair to aid cancer patients

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Youth Ministry

“I want to donate my hair because I want to make a tribute to my grandma and my neighbor and all others who were diagnosed with cancer.” “I’m in fourth grade and I am donating my hair because I want to give it to people who don’t have any from cancer treatment.” “I’m in fourth grade and the reason I …

Diocesan educators, students preparing for Catholic Schools Week

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Schools

Catholic Schools Week in the Diocese of Knoxville will kick off Sunday, Jan. 26, at many parish schools with Mass and open houses. Superintendent Sister Mary Mary Marta Abbott, RSM, has been collecting information on all the events occurring in the diocese’s 10 schools. This will be her third year to visit all the schools during Catholic Schools Week. Last …

KISL basketball: A true underdog story

Bill Brewer News, Schools

St. John Neumann School’s boys varsity basketball team claimed the 2012-13 Knoxville Independent School League tournament championship in the large school division, defeating Episcopal School of Knoxville in the championship game. The Mustangs, who finished second in the KISL regular season, were led by tournament most valuable player Joseph Fluker, All-Tournament selections Sean Purcell and JB Schaffer and All-League selection …