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TABLET TALK: Rockaway Students Celebrate Mother Earth
The Tablet, April 29, 2015
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy, Rockaway Beach, observed Earth Day with a prayer service during which students were reminded that they’re called by God to care for His creation. Teacher Gina Todd helped eighth graders create a flower from recycled bottle caps. Students also drew posters showing what the Earth means to them….Read More

The Tablet, March 18, 2015
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy, Rockaway Beach, held its first Father/Daughter Dance last month, and drew over 200 guests…. Read More

TABLET TALK: St. Rose Students Honor Pastor
The Tablet, February 12, 2015
During Catholic Schools Week, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy, Rockaway Beach, thanked Msgr. James Spengler for his many years of service as pastor of St. Rose of Lima parish. He was very happy with his new jacket, bearing the academy logo, and a generous donation from the students and their families…. Read More

St. Rose of Lima Academy Makes Things Happen
The Tablet, January 21, 2015
In November of 2014, two parents contacted the principal of St. Rose of Lima, Rockaway Beach, Theresa Andersen, and requested enrollment into the seventh grade for their sons…. Read More

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy: A Field of Dreams
New York Daily News, January 15, 2015

St. Rose Inspires Hard Hit Rockaway Beach
Currents, August 22, 2014

Currents correspondent Katie Breidenbach visited St. Rose of Lima Church, one day before the feast of the parish’s namesake.

St. Rose of Lima Students Always Giving Back
Currents, November 13, 2014

Currents education correspondent Marie Elena Giossi visits St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy in Rockaway Beach to find out about the School of the Week’s outreach.

TABLET TALK: Rett Awareness in the Rockaways
The Tablet, November 13, 2014
An ocean of purple filled St. Rose of Lima School, Rockaway Beach, when students, faculty and staff participated in a purple dress down day in support of Rett Syndrome last month. Inspired by a little girl living with Rett in the Rockaways, Valentina Priolo, the school raised awareness and funds for this illness…. Read More