St. Jerome Academy

Hyattsville: a hoops haven for 70-plus years

January 24, 2020

By CHRIS McMANES — For more than 70 years, some of the nation’s finest pre-college basketball has been played in Hyattsville. From DeMatha to Northwestern High School, from St. Mark to St. Jerome, the city’s tradition of excellence is nearly unparalleled.   DeMatha has one of the strongest [read more]

SJA kids running club puts on speedy display at UMD track meet

May 13, 2019

By LILLIAN REESE — On your mark, get set, go! On May 3, the St. Jerome Academy (SJA) Beginner Running and Fitness Club took the track to showcase their speed for fans at the University of Maryland’s (UMD) Kehoe Track. At Maryland’s final track and field meet of the season, the team invited [read more]

Mary Pat Donoghue shares views on Catholic education

April 15, 2019

By HEATHER WRIGHT — Mary Pat Donoghue grew up in Hyattsville and was a student, teacher, vice principal and principal at St. Jerome Academy (SJA). From 2009 to 2016, Donoghue shepherded a failing school on the verge of being shut down to a thriving one, complete with waiting lists and national [read more]

5-year-old is running leukemia into the ground

March 19, 2019

By LILLIAN REESE — One family. One little boy with a cancer diagnosis. Two running teams with the same goal: to change the way young children in Hyattsville feel about their athletic abilities. The friendly greetings of Monica Serrano, her husband, Mickey Torrealba, and their three children — [read more]

From the Editor: Schools, scouts address digital use and safety

September 24, 2018

By HEATHER WRIGHT — In our May print edition, I referred to smartphones as “time-sucking labyrinths” and discussed how tech companies strive to keep us on our digital devices. As a direct result of my research for that article, I’ve set my phone to grayscale. Without a carnival-colored [read more]

‘Superhero’ inventor visits local summer camp

July 15, 2018

By CHRIS TULP — Students at a local Camp Invention had the chance to finally meet “superhero” Frances Ligler, inventor of portable optical biosensors. Ligler visited and spoke to camp participants at St. Jerome Academy (SJA) in Hyattsville. Previously, they had only seen her depicted as a [read more]
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