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I;ve traveled to Mooney on several occasions and yes it is in a less than perfect location, however, that doesn't mean there will be violence. If you have seen the news in the past few years school voilence happens even on the most beautiful of campuses in "ideal" locations.
The bigger picture is Youngstown does NOT need two Catholic High Schools. The idea of keeping both open is senseless and while I understand the pride and tradition of both it is time that those in this area that support Catholic schools wake up and think about the future. Both schools are facing declining enrollment, Catholic grade schools are closing, Catholic parishes are combining so my question....if you support Catholic education and all that if offers why not combine the school and have one strong high school?
June 11, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.
Let me get this straight...parents send their children to a catholic high school for a "catholic" education...yet the school isn't going to move so they are going to pull their children from the school....did you really value that "catholic" education???
June 6, 2013 at 9:32 a.m.
I don't have children at Mooney but I can see both sides to this argument. My question though is why has the diocese or school board or whoever is in charge waited until $18 million dollars was needed for improvements???
June 5, 2013 at 10:47 a.m.
Congrats to Sr. Patricia, she is an inspiration to all who serve the disadvantaged
April 19, 2013 at 12:48 p.m.
It is sad that nothing has been done in years to keep that school building up to date.
April 9, 2013 at 9:58 a.m.
This area needs to face the fact that Catholic schools will NEVER reach the levels of enrollment they enjoyed in the past no matter where they are located. Parents can send their children to local public schools for a quality education, save $7k/yr and take their children to church to teach them religion
April 3, 2013 at 11:02 a.m.
I find it very hard to believe that simply moving Mooney from its current location is going to spawn a huge increase in enrollment. Parents who truly believe in and want their child to attend Catholic school will send them to Mooney at the current location because they believe in the tradition.
The decrease in enrollment could be due to the fact that tution is through the roof and public schools are providing quality education without the $7/yr price tag.
April 3, 2013 at 9:15 a.m.
Hmmmm charged with misdemeanor assault,under house arrest, receiving mental counseling yep I'd leave a child with her. So sad that an innocent child is hurt at the hands of someone that is suppose to be caring for them. And even more sad that the child's mother didn't stop to think who she was leaving the child with.
June 26, 2012 at 3:17 p.m.
Best wishes to Ed - what a wonderful uplifting story about the people of our valley!
June 26, 2012 at 3:06 p.m.
My son was a student at Market Street and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about that school. The principal is fair and I personally don't feel the punishment was inappropriate. I would question whether or not this student was in trouble before? It amazes me how some parents jump to blame the school when they need to be looking at their child and his/her behavior.
June 26, 2012 at 3:04 p.m.