Stop the closing of St.Patrick High School and Academy
  • Petitioned The Roman Catholic Archdiocese Of Newark

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese Of Newark

Stop the closing of St.Patrick High School and Academy

    1. Malik Hooks
    2. Petition by

      Malik Hooks

      Elizabeth, NJ

Saint Patrick High School has helped countless inner city students in need and it would be a tremendous loss if it were to close its doors. Many students will be forced to begin another school, and possibly lose credits if they choose to go to a public facility.

 Our school has a tradition of a superior graduating rate and high acceptance into first choice colleges. The weekly prayer service and monthly Mass are for many, the staple of their spiritual lives. Students, parents and guardians, faculty, staff, and alumni are more than willing to stand together in order to have this decision reversed. The best you can offer a child is letting them be independant and provide them an education not take it away.Your signature and comments will be a major step in this direction. We and the future Saint Patrick students thank you.

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. NEARLY 900!!!!!!

      Malik Hooks
      Petition Organizer

      NEARLY 900 SIGNINGS!!!!!! THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP!!! THE MEETING THIS MONDAY NIGHT WILL BE HELD IN THE GYM AT 7 P.M ANYONE IS WELCOME AND WE HOPE MANY WILL ATTEND!!!!

    3. Reached 750 signatures
    4. ONE PERSON CAN TRIGGER A MILLION THOUGHTS!!!

      Malik Hooks
      Petition Organizer

      THANK YOU EVERYONE!!! KEEP SHARING THE PETITION!! I KNOW WE CAN MAKE IT TO 1000 BEFORE MONDAY!!!!!

    5. Reached 500 signatures
    6. PRAYERS, PETITIONS, AND COUNCILMEN HELP MAKE MIRACLES HAPPEN!!

      Malik Hooks
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you councilman and alumni Manny Grova for writing a letter to the Archdiocese! every little bit helps!!!
      Here is a link to a discussion on sending the letter:

    7. Reached 250 signatures
    8. T W O H U N D R E D S I G N A T U R E S!!!! :D

      Malik Hooks
      Petition Organizer

      =0 What a successful night!! over two hundred signings!!
      THANK YOU!!!!!

    9. FIGHT LIKE A CELTIC!! I LOVE IT!!!

      Malik Hooks
      Petition Organizer

      THANKS TO EVERYONE SUPPORTING!!! I REALLY DID NOT EXPECT CLOSE TO 150 SIGNATURES ON THE FIRST NIGHT!!! :D
      REMEMBER TO KEEP POSTING IT ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, TUMBLR, ETC.

    10. Reached 100 signatures
    11. 50 signatures in a little over an hour!! THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!

      Malik Hooks
      Petition Organizer

      I emailed MSG Varsity in the hopes for some positive publicity!

    12. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Barbara McManimon HAMILTON SQUARE, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      Past alumni. Would be so sad to see such a historical monument where so many have received a great education close.

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    • Dolores Mendoza MESA, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      More people deserve to have their lives touched by the chance to attend St. Patrick's and for everything that the school and its students will do in the future.

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    • Dihlon McManne BEN AVON, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      My father and mother are graduates of this great High School. My Dad, Richard 'Dick' Matthews was a member of "The Wonder Team" of 1936 that went to the National Basketball Championships that year. My Mom Bets 'Norton' Matthews was very active in local Democratic politics. Don't close this school! It has been a mainstay for the many diverse communities since 1868!

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    • Carmen Davis NAPANOCH, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      St Pats has provided an excellent education to thousands of children over the years. These children would not have had this opportunity otherwise. Please keep the school open.

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    • Juan Dominguez NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      Over 30 years ago St. Patrick H.S. provided me a superior education and personal values which allowed me to have a very successful career at IBM for over 25 years now. It would be a terrible lost if future aspiring students no longer had that same opportunity to succeed based on the unique educational experience that St. Patrick continues to provide.

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