Catholic Schools Week – 2010

The annual celebration of Catholic Schools Week at Holy Angels got off to a running start as area radio stations carried an archdiocesan message featuring the World Languages program at H.A. Before the “official” week began, a near capacity crowd gathered to participate in a school spirit pep rally on Saturday night. In addition to spirited cheering, the evening included a volleyball tourney, dancing, activities provided by the Milwaukee Art Museum, good food and lots of fun!

On Sunday, students in grades two, four and six came to school to help showcase the SMARTBoard technology as guests visited the school during an Open House. The Sunday Masses featured the announcement of Sister Laura Jean Spaeth as this year’s NCEA Distinguished Graduate. Parents also shared some of their experiences with the gathered parish community.

Monday began with the annual Catholic Quiz Bowl as the primary, intermediate and junior high students formed teams and attempted to correctly answer questions about Catholic teachings, tradition, and practices. In the evening, a large gathering of parents interested in the kindergarten program gathered for the K5 Round-Up.

Grandparents filled the Cedar and Walnut Rooms on Tuesday as they shared lunch with their grandchildren. After visiting classrooms, many enjoyed some entertainment provided by the HA Chorus. The mayor of West Bend and the principal of Holy Angels also participated as both are now HA grandparents!

On Wednesday, students provided some support for the Full Shelf Food Pantry. Although the HASHOPE members helped to collect an abundance of food items during the holidays, the food pantry was in need of some specific items such as toiletries, ketchup, cake mixes and frosting, and paper products.

Students generously donated these items as part of the CSW celebration…after all, Catholic schools provide opportunities for outreach and service! As our mission states: “We gather together as a Catholic community to … serve others.”

Thursday was DAY 100!!!! One of the K5 classes sang the famous “Zero the Hero” song for morning announcements. The primary students enjoyed many Day 100 projects including their displays of 100 objects in the Cedar Room. First graders gathered 100 noodles, 100 potato chips, 100 straws, 100 beans, 100 puffy creatures, and more! The first graders¬†“aged” quickly as they dressed as centenarians and visited various classrooms. In the afternoon, the students from Holy Angels, St. Mary’s and Cabrini gathered for a Catholic Schools Week Mass.

The week-long celebration concluded on Friday with the annual student-faculty basketball game. The faculty took a 18-11 lead into the locker room. Halftime entertainment included: the first graders leading the school in the 100 Day cheer (on Day 101); the pep rally cheerleaders reprising their spirited cheers; and the eighth grade girls.

When action resumed, the students fought back with the lead changing several times in the fourth period. The teachers clung to a 42-39 lead in the closing seconds. A driving layup cut the lead to 42-41 with 15 seconds on the clock and a foul on the layup gave the students an opportunity to tie. A missed free throw was gobbled up and put back to give the students a 43-42 margin and the win as the teachers turned the ball over in the closing seconds. It was an fitting finish to an exciting week at Holy Angels.

  • School Grounds
  • Alice in Wonderland School Play
  • Grandparents Day
  • Donald Driver Visit
  • Olympics Day
  • Graduation Photos

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