The following are news snippets from the January e-Newsletter highlighting the Pacelli Catholic School system, individual students, alumni, staff, and members of the PCS community who have recently been highlighted for their accomplishments.
Thanks to the generosity of so many around the holiday season, our students were able to deliver so many wonderful gifts to nursing home residents and the family crisis center. Special thanks to Mrs. Lorie Liss for coordinating once again!
Pacelli High School students began the new year with their two-week J-Term, a deep dive into a certain subject area or internship. Below are some highlights of our students’ experiences.
- Personal Training & Healthy Living Class: Spent time stretching with Jo, participated in group training and cycling classes at Adventure 212
- Forensic Science Class: Took a trip to Fox Valley Technical College where they made latex fingerprints and show imprints while exploring the many aspects of forensic science.
- College & Career Readiness Class: Welcomed back Pacelli graduates to share their knowledge on college experiences with our students. They also made a few college visits, including one to Winona State University.
- Small Engine Class: Worked on fixing up Mrs. Basala’s snowblower.
- New York Trip Class: Saw the many sights there were to see in NYC, attended broadway shows and a Q&A session with actors, and even went to mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral officiated by Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York. They even participated in an improv comedy workshop and checked out Central Park, not to mention hitting Times Square and meeting Merritt David Janes, star of School of Rock.
- Literal Service Learning Class: Got a taste of what it’s like to use public transportation on their trip to Operation Bootstrap, among many others.
- Bad Film Studies Class: Students got to watch bad films, but also wrote and filmed their own movies.
- Introduction to Astronomy Class: Mrs. Krusa took students to to Viterbo University for a day of fun. The class also made spectroscopes to measure different types of light.
- Internships: Elizabeth was a student teacher for her internship, working with our preschool kids while Carolyn worked at a veterinary clinic with animals.
The PCS capital campaign raises $2.7 million, reaching the first two of three goals.
PCHS senior Christonna Shafranski was named as the Triple Threat of the Week for being a standout three sport athlete, participating in cross country, basketball, and softball.
Maureen Brocken, Pacelli Catholic Middle School teacher, was awarded a stipend from the Meemic Foundation to attend a green and healthy schools workshop on composting.
Before Christmas, Mrs. Kluck’s second graders spent time reading gingerbread stories and writing letters of advice to the gingerbread boy or girl.
Congratulations to Emily at PCMS for winning the Stevens Point Noon Optimist Club William E. Podell Youth Recognition Award for her positive attitude towards her classmates and school.
Our youngest PCS kids at the childcare center collected warm weather gear for Operation Bootstrap during some of our coldest days this winter.
Congratulations to PCMS students Shannon (6th grade), Amanda (7th grade), and Aidan (8th grade) on being named December Students of the Month!
Some high school students attended the Chicago March for Life.
PCHS dance team recently took 3rd place at a competition.
Students in Mrs. Brocken’s middle school robotics class have been working hard to conceptualize and create motorized contraptions of all sorts.
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