MEET OUR HEADMASTER

Mr. James Simon

   Mr. Jim Simon was a former associate dean and history instructor for Genesee Community College (SUNY GCC) where he earned the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service.

   Prior to serving 15 years at GCC, Jim served over 20 years in the U.S. Air Force with assignments ranging from helicopter pilot and director of operations to squadron commander and joint staff officer. Jim is currently the elected town supervisor for the Town of Yates in northwest Orleans County (since 2016).

   Jim graduated from City Honors High School in Buffalo, and he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in History from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Master of Arts degree in Middle East History from the University of Utah.

   Jim married his high school sweetheart, Paula, and they have eight beautiful children and one grandchild.  He is a cradle bi-ritual Catholic having been raised in the Maronite and Latin rites of the Church.  Some of Jim’s favorite past-times include hobby farming, reading, and trying, but ofttimes failing, to defeat his better half in Chinese checkers and Rummy 500.

Mr. Simon’s Thoughts On…

Why Chesterton?

Membership Information          

Thank you to our 2020-2021 Sponsors!

“Whatever lies within our power to do, also lies within our power not to do.”

Deacon Mike McKeating

Paul & Nancy Dlugosz

The Chesterton Society of Western New York

Paul & Mary Ann Friedman

Cornelia Farley & Francis X. Carroll

John & Kathy Wabick

Joanne & Jim Wright

Brendan & Kristin Pratt

Michael & Maureen Pratt

Donna J. Updike

The Uhrich Family

Mike & Mary Beth Cucinotta

Paul & Kimberly Grande

The Magnussons

Barbara Bartels

Dan Hahn

Mary Krause

Charles & Mary Porter

Kruszka Interiors & Color Design

Basil Toyota

The Gracon Family

Lauri & Mike Hahn

Thank you to our new Charter Club members!

Gerald Kaczmarczyk
John Hahn
Paulette MacDonald
Roderick & Barbara Quebral
David & Mary Anderson
Joseph & Susan Hoiden
Michael & Diane Melerski
Dwight Holbrook
Evelyn Caterham
Carol Cucinotta
Mary Anne Rokitka
Aluminum Injection Mold

High School Youth Conference

Renew  716 Ministries, together with the Fransiscan Sisters of Mary, Our Lady of Victory Parish and SENT Ministries presents the “Walk by Faith, Not by Sight” High School Youth Conference on April 17th.  (Location TBA)

The SENT (Student Evangelization Networking Teams) Ministries from Franciscan University of Steubenville strive to bring the light of Christ and the Joy of the Gospel to young people. Teams of vibrant, passionate and authentic college students are sent out to parishes, schools and dioceses to share the love they have for Christ. More information will be available to those who wish to sign up for the conference soon.  Look for information in your email inbox or on Facebook.

Find Out How Your Youth Group Can Reserve Seats Here

Chiavetta’s Chicken, Flag Football and Kettle Corn Fun!

Chesterton Academy hosted another successful Chiavetta’s Chicken fundraiser and Chesterton Flag Football Scrimmage on October 20th!

Friends were satisfied with delicious BBQ dinners, kettle corn, cotton candy, football fun and great company!

SACRED HEART OF JESUS ENTHRONEMENT

On October 20th, students and faculty enthroned the Sacred Heart of
Jesus as King of our school.  The enthronement ceremony was led by our
Headmaster, Mr. Jim Simon and the Pastor at Sacred Heart of Jesus
Shrine, Fr. Lukasz Kopala.  The students took part in the reading of the
12 Promises of the Sacred Heart and a presentation of roses in honor of
the new image placed in our school lobby.  Teachers and students then
hung images of the Sacred Heart in each classroom, proclaiming, “Jesus,
we enthrone You in our classroom. May Your love fill the room and our
hearts.”  May Jesus, King of our School, bring us countless blessings
and take charge of our studies, projects, meetings, extra-curricular
activities, and all of our affairs, big and small!