New School Opening 7 Years After Tornado Destroyed Catholic High School

Pope Francis Prep is filling a hole in the heart of Springfield’s Catholic community, as well as the neighborhood where Cathedral High School once stood

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Pope Francis students learn to ‘Stop the Bleed’

The pain of a properly applied tourniquet was just one of the lessons Pope Francis students learned as they rushed to pack gauze into simulated puncture and knife wounds on practice devices, working to apply pressure to the packings until their arms shook with the effort.

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Training event helps Pope Francis students learn to ‘Stop the Bleed’

Students gazed up at an anatomical chart of the human torso projected at the front of the classroom. Several tables were covered with tourniquets, rolls of gauze and rubber models of human arms and legs. One might assume this classroom could be found in a medical school, filled with young doctors in training. This classroom however, was actually located within the halls of Pope Francis High School in Chicopee.

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Recruitment event to offer sneak preview of Pope Francis High School in Springfield

Prospective students and their parents will get a rare opportunity to peek inside the new school during a student recruitment event set for 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 24.

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No. 7 Pope Francis hockey’s Super 8 championship run ends in overtime against No. 2 BC High (photos)

Clinging to a one-goal lead in a heavyweight bout against No. 2 BC High, the Cardinals were within reach of capping a remarkable postseason run — culminating with the school’s first Super 8 championship.

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Pope Francis loses 2-1 overtime to BC High in Super 8 title game

For 44 minutes and three rock em’ sock em’ periods, the Pope Francis High School Cardinals battled nemesis Boston College High tooth and nail and were less than a minute away from claiming their first-ever Super 8 and Div.1 championship.

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