Catholic Schools Week - Change in Schedule

Catholic Schools Week (CSW) is an annual national celebration of Catholic education in the United States. The events that we have planned for the week will allow our school to focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to the Church, local communities and our nation. This is a time for us to pause and come together as a community, connect with one another and celebrate the values that are at the core of our Damien Memorial School mission. 

In order for us to participate in the Catholic Schools week events that we have planned for, we will be moving to an A-Day schedule for the whole week of January 28- February 1.

Welcome Brother Brian M. Walsh, CFC, Damien Memorial School president

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Brother Brian M. Walsh, CFC, is a career educator with extraordinary administrative experience in a variety of roles spanning more than five decades — ranging from president and principal, to dean of students and schools superintendent.  He has also held uppermost leadership positions with the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers.  

Bro. Walsh has a long and distinguished legacy in protecting and safeguarding the Catholic identity of educational institutions in the Edmund Rice School Network, an international consortium of Catholic schools throughout North and South America sponsored by the Congregation of Christian Brothers.

At all of the schools where he served, Bro. Walsh has been deeply committed to ensuring that the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education are at the forefront of teaching — providing students with an education rooted in Gospel values that prepares them for success in their professional pursuits and vocations, and helps them develop into compassionate, high character individuals and productive citizens with a commitment to care and advocacy for the marginalized and service to Church, community and country.  

His extensive history as a high school administrator includes service twice as president, three times as principal, dean of students and department chairman at four high schools in the states of Rhode Island, New Jersey and New York.  One of the schools was co-institutional with a student enrollment of 1,750, and a faculty and staff of 135 members.  Bro. Walsh has also held the position of schools superintendent.  Additionally, he served as a college adjunct professor of environmental science.  His high school classroom service includes teaching religion and a number of science subjects.  

In addition to decades as a school administrator, Bro. Walsh has served in several leadership positions with the Christian Brothers — including nine years as deputy province leader and three years as province leader of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers.

Bro. Walsh is a member of several academic and professional organizations, among them the National Catholic Educational Association (for which he evaluates proposals presented at the NCEA annual convention), Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Council for American Private Education, Conference of Major Superiors of Men, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, NAACP, and Southern Poverty Law Center.

Bro. Walsh possesses a master’s of science degree in secondary school education from Seton Hall University and a master’s of arts degree in education from Nazareth College.  He also has a bachelor of science degree in science education from Iona College.  He entered the Congregation of Christian Brothers in 1962 after graduating from high school.  

Current Parking Information

Both Houghtailing Street Gates into the main parking lot will be OPEN for pick up today Monday, December 17, 2018. Both gates will also be OPEN for morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up for the rest of this week.

For the rest of this week, there will be NO parking in the spots in the main lot facing Houghtailing Street and NO parking in the Kohou Street (dirt) lot except for those spots facing the exterior, tan fence.

As always, for drop-off and pick-up, it is helpful if you try to stagger pick up times so that everyone is not arriving on campus at the same time. For the rest of this week, parking will be tight so please avoid parking unless absolutely necessary.

The entire parking lot area at Damien will be closed from Saturday, December 22 through completion of the paving and striping, which we expect to be before Friday, December 28. 

We are undergoing work on our parking lot that will serve to ease drop-off and pick up and create some additional spots for faculty, staff, students and guests. We hope that, other than a few days this week and next, this work will be completed over the break and ready for use when we return to classes in January.

Change in Schedule - Week of November 5 - 9, 2018

There will be a change in schedule for the week of November 5-9, 2018:

Monday - November 5: B-Day 7:45 AM Start

Tuesday - November 6: C-Day 9:05 AM Start

Wednesday - November 7: B-Day 7:45 AM Start

Thursday - November 8: C Day 9:05 AM Start

Friday - November 9, 2018: No Classes, Faculty attending Schools of the Future Conference. Main Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

Monday - November 12, 2018: No Classes, Veteran’s Day Holiday, All offices are closed.