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One brick. Two bricks. Line them up just right. Continue stacking. Be sure to breathe. Take your time. Practice. Make it fun.
The Whitaker children spent an afternoon this way - building a structure in their backyard and having a blast doing it. What may not traditionally be considered school work is celebrated by the Whitaker’s Occupational Therapist, Cathy Parrino.
Brought to you by Cedar Brook Group, Julie Billiart Schools’ virtual Gala is quickly approaching. From May 28th to May 31st, please join us online to celebrate our incredible kids in Akron and Lyndhurst. In addition to Cedar Brook Group, we are so thankful to all of our wonderful sponsors. This event would not be possible without each and every one of them.
Snow and rain never bothered Rick Garuckas. From an early age, he became fascinated by weather and loved to watch storms come in across Lake Erie near his childhood home. Garuckas’ childhood involved studying radars and reading books about hurricanes and blizzards.
Hot off the press is a coloring book created by the teachers and students of JB Lyndhurst. To celebrate Catholic Schools week this spring, the teachers and students of JB Lyndhurst participated in a service project that would make children across Northeast Ohio smile.
How Laurel Schneider is changing lives at JB Akron
As an Intervention Specialist for a public school, Laurel Schneider knew what it was like to work with children who have learning differences. On a normal day, Schneider worked with one to five students per period, giving specialized pull-out instruction to kids who struggled with reading, math, and other subjects.
Julie Billiart Schools have been a driving force in the life of Katherine Clarke. Having attended the Lyndhurst campus from first grade to eighth grade, she has many fond memories of her time at JB that have guided her on her journey to where she is today.
It was 1972 when Mike Mochan first entered the doors of
Julie Billiart’s Lyndhurst School as a second-grade student. For Mochan, JB was
a new place filled with uncertainty. However, he quickly learned that JB would
provide a safe and welcoming environment . . . one that he is still so grateful
for in his life today.
July 29, 2019, Lyndhurst, Ohio - Julie Billiart Schools’ (JB ) President/CEO, Lannie Davis-Frecker is proud to announce the appointment of the following men and women to the organization’s newly restructured Board of Directors.
July 1, 2019, Lyndhurst, Ohio - Julie Billiart Schools (JB) graciously thanks Brent Pietrafese, partner at Calfee, Halter, & Griswold LLP, for his 10 years of service to the organization as a member of the board of directors and, most recently, as the founding Chairperson of Julie Billiart Schools Network Board.
JB graduate, David Petrovic provides hope to parents as he tells his inspirational story of accepting and embracing life on the autism spectrum.
Julie Billiart School alumnus, David Petrovic is no stranger to the spotlight. This 25-year-old TEDx speaker, author and junior high teacher has engaged audiences throughout the country with his story of determination and triumph. David’s journey from infancy to adulthood has been filled with many challenges along the way. He now aspires to help others facing obstacles and seeking hope.
Julie Billiart Schools strive to build self-confidence, inspire Christian values and empower students with skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm for life-long learning.This month’s featured staff member, Mary Jo Hogan, said continuing her career at Julie Billiart Schools simply felt like “coming home” to her!
Mary Jo is an 8th Grade intervention specialist at our Lyndhurst campus. She received her Master of Education degree from Ohio University and particularly enjoys teaching reading and math.
Here’s what Mary Jo recently shared during an interview about her career and experience at Julie Billiart Schools.