October e-Newsletter: In the News
The following are news snippets from the October 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.
Pacelli alum Mike Elsenrath ’96, a pilot and flight instructor for FedEx, recently volunteered his time to fly one of the FedEx Relief Flights to Haiti following Hurricane Matthew. Elsenrath, along with many others, helped bring crucial supplies to the disaster-stricken area at a time when they needed it most. “This can be a once in a career type of chance – to take the unique skills we have and do something good,” said Elsenrath. “It’s great to be able to make such a positive impact for so many people.”
Elizabeth Cisewski, a Pacelli senior, was highlighted as the CWS Student Athlete Spotlight.
As a team, the Pacelli Cross Country girls won the sectional title advancing to state. The boys respectably placed 10th, sending sole runner Thomas Basala to state for the 2nd year in a row.
Students from every grade participated in the annual Make a Difference Day, raking leaves for our valued neighbors and community members.
Pacelli girls tennis team made school history, appearing in the WIAA Division 2 state team tournament earlier this month. Individual state qualifiers included Alliey Krusa (singles), Anna Koehl & Julia Grygleski (doubles), and Katherine Mueller & Kaitlin Rogers (doubles). The team was celebrated with a special send-off at Community Meeting.
Pacelli Catholic Middle Schools’ 8th grade volleyball team went undefeated on their 2016 season.
Early Childhood Center kids enjoyed Fall Fun Night, putting on their Halloween costumes and enjoying crafts and friends.
PCMS Student Council is hosting a Noodles fundraiser on Nov. 2.
Second graders at St. Bron’s were having fun in coding class with their new Bee-Bots.
PCMS Cross Country team finished with a strong season, as the boys took the Conference Champion title and the girls showed constant improvement and top placement all season long.
Middle and high school band and choir students joined forces for the Fall Fine Arts Festival, showcasing the many talents of our students.
Sign up for the Pacelli blood drive on Wednesday, November 2. By signing up to donate you can help save up to 3 lives AND help provide scholarships to Pacelli seniors.
Fire safety was a hot topic at our elementary schools during Fire Prevention Week. Members of the Plover Fire Department visited St. Bron’s while St. Stan’s 4K students took a trip to the fire station.
8th grade mentors at PCMS ate lunch with their 6th grade mentees a couple weeks back. They also competed in two rounds of rock, paper, scissors. The mentor/mentee program is focused on further welcoming 6th graders to the building with an additional support person.
Pacelli’s homecoming was another one for the books. Activities included dress up days, Power Puff Volleyball for the boys, Powder Puff Football for the girls, the pep rally full of fun games and entertainment and the king & queen announcement, the parade, football game, and concluded with the dance.
Pacelli seniors scattered around the community on September 29 for Senior Service Day. They helped out at schools, parishes, various spots throughout the community, like Operations Bootstrap.
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