HA Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools: The Good News in Education

The annual celebration of Catholic Schools Week will take place January 27th through February 1st at Holy Angels and other Catholic schools throughout the country. The local theme for this year’s observance is Catholic Schools: The Good News in Education. With many changes that are taking place across the state which have impacted publicly-funded schools, Catholic schools continue to be the good news in what schools can provide families.

In addition to a strong core curriculum, there is a continued emphasis at Holy Angels on fine arts and world languages; German, Spanish and Chinese.  The Project Lead the Way curriculum offers a pre-engineering component for junior high students at the school. The extended needs of students are met in the Resource Learning Centers which are staff by three teachers, including a reading specialist. Over and above the curriculum, the Catholic faith is emphasized at Holy Angels: strong moral values, Catholic social teaching and service, and respect for life. The students are very much involved in service to the community throughout the entire year. 

Spirit Celebration – Saturday, Jan. 26th

The gym and Walnut Room at Holy Angels School will be filled with fun and games on Saturday, January 26th.  This year the annual family fun night will again be a celebration of school spirit.  The event includes a pep rally and school cheer competition in the gym, crafts and music in the Walnut Room, a volleyball tournament, and fun ‘n games throughout the evening.  Kohl’s Art Experience returns to the event. Pizza, snacks and beverages will be available. The School Spirit Celebration is an opportunity for school families and families from the community to enjoy a night of family fun.  All are welcome.  The event begins at 5:00pm and ends at 8:00pm and is sponsored by the HA Parent Activities Club (PAC).

Open House – Sunday, Jan. 27th

There will be an Open House to mark the beginning of Catholic Schools Week on Sunday, January 27th.  Our parish school will be open from 10:30am until 12:30pm.  Teachers will be available, refreshments will be served, and visitors will be able to tour our school and see the unique, premier and enduring opportunities available to Holy Angels students.

Catholic Quiz Bowl – Monday, Jan. 28th

The annual Catholic Quiz Bowl will he held on Monday.  Teams of students will be challenged with questions about Catholic teachings, tradition, Scripture, history and more.  The primary level competition begins at 8:25am, followed by the intermediate grades at 9:10am.  The junior high Quiz Bowl will be held at 2:00pm.

Kindergarten Round-Up – Monday, Jan. 28th

This year’s Kindergarten Round-Up will be held on Monday, January 28th, at 6:00pm, in the Walnut Room.  The Round-Up will provide information about all three kindergarten programs; Three-Year-Old, Four-Year-Old, and Five-Year-Old.  Registration materials will also be available.

Lunch With Grandparents – Tuesday, Jan. 29th

On Tuesday, Holy Angels students have invited their grandparents (and adopted grandparents) to join them for lunch.  Each year, our wonderful grandparents fill the Walnut and Cedar Rooms during the lunch hour and enjoy classroom tours given by their grandchildren.  At 1:00pm, the Holy Angels Chorus provides entertainment for the school’s guests. Grandparents may park on the playground.

All Catholic School Mass – Wednesday, Jan. 30th

The three West Bend Catholic schools will gather on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate our faith at Mass which will be held St. Frances Cabrini.  A combined chorus from the three school will lead the singing and representatives from each school will have roles in the liturgy.

Fun4All Day – Thursday, Jan. 31st

On Thursday, students in grades one through eight will have the opportun ity to just have a little fun together at some exciting venues. Options include: tubing at Sunburst, roller skating at Skate Country, ice skating at the Kettle Moraine Ice Center, bowling at King Pin Bowling, and swimming at the YMCA.

Student/Faculty Basketball Game – Friday, Feb. 1st

The week ends with the annual Student/Faculty Basketball Game on Friday afternoon.  The teachers will be assisted by several members of the parish and coaching staff.  The students will be coming off a successful performance at the Holy Angels Classic…watch out teachers!


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