Madonna High School (Weirton, West Virginia)

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Weirton Madonna High School
Address
150 Michael Way
Weirton, West Virginia (Hancock County), 26062-3753
Coordinates40°24′35″N 80°33′5″W / 40.40972°N 80.55139°W / 40.40972; -80.55139Coordinates: 40°24′35″N 80°33′5″W / 40.40972°N 80.55139°W / 40.40972; -80.55139
Information
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Established1955
PrincipalSteve Grasser
Grades912
Enrollment185
Color(s)Blue and Silver         
NicknameBlue Don
Accreditation(s)North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
PublicationThe Little Magazine
(Literary Magazine)
Tuition$2,800
Designated PastorFr. Manny Gelido
Dean of StudentsJon Kendrick
Guidance CounselorBruce Marshall
Executive SecretaryMarianne Lesho
Website
 
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Weirton Madonna High School
Address
150 Michael Way
Weirton, West Virginia (Hancock County), 26062-3753
Coordinates40°24′35″N 80°33′5″W / 40.40972°N 80.55139°W / 40.40972; -80.55139Coordinates: 40°24′35″N 80°33′5″W / 40.40972°N 80.55139°W / 40.40972; -80.55139
Information
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Established1955
PrincipalSteve Grasser
Grades912
Enrollment185
Color(s)Blue and Silver         
NicknameBlue Don
Accreditation(s)North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
PublicationThe Little Magazine
(Literary Magazine)
Tuition$2,800
Designated PastorFr. Manny Gelido
Dean of StudentsJon Kendrick
Guidance CounselorBruce Marshall
Executive SecretaryMarianne Lesho
Website

Weirton Madonna High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Weirton, West Virginia. It is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.

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Realizing a need for Catholic secondary education in Weirton, Monsignor Daniel Patrick Murphy began formulating plans early in the 1950s for the building of a high school. After receiving the approval of Archbishop Swint of the Wheeling diocese, Msgr. Murphy and a group of interested parishioners began a fund raising campaign of one million dollars. Weirton Steel Company and many generous individuals made large contributions. Catholic employees pledged three percent of their wages for three years. Mr. and Mrs. Starvaggi donated 12 acres (49,000 m2) of land for the school plan. The school was staffed by members of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Peace.

Msgr. Thomas McDonnell, co-adjuster of the Wheeling Diocese, dedicated Madonna High School on August 15, 1955.

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