November e-Newsletter: In the News

The following are news snippets from the November 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.

PCMS students are putting on Peter Pan and Wendy this weekend at the high school. Shows will be Dec. 1 at 7pm, Dec. 2 at 7pm, and Dec. 3 at 2pm. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students.

4K & kindergarten students at St. Stan’s held their annual Thanksgiving Friendship Feast with families full of songs, treats, and service projects. St. Bron’s elementary students also held their Thanksgiving Fun Fest.

Frank Runyeon, former star of As the World Turns, presented “Salt & Light: A Comedy for Kids” to K-4.

Weston from PCMS was congratulated by Mr. Joseph Cahill from the VFW for winning the Patriot’s Pen Contest.

Joe Odhiambo, NBA All-Star Performer (’06, ’07, ’08, ’09), Former Phoenix Suns & Mercury Player, and World’s Greatest Basketball Dribbler (12-time Guinness World Record Holder) came to St. Stephen’s to motivate students and show off a few tricks.

PCMS 7th graders made cards for veterans at the Veteran’s Home in King to thank them for their service.

St. Stan’s 2nd graders dressed as their favorite saints in honor of All Saints Day. St. Bron’s students also observed this special day.

Kids in our childcare program at St. Joe’s had a giggle filled game of red light, green light with Mrs. DeeAnn.

Congratulations to our students who affirmed their faith by celebrating their confirmation.

PCHS hosted a blood drive collecting 47 pints of blood, surpassing the goal set by the Red Cross.

Pacelli alum Payton Hintz ’14 was named to the Association of Division III Independents 2016 All-Independent Women’s Volleyball Second Team for her efforts on the court for the Mount Mary University volleyball program.

Marten Machining hosted 6 PCHS students for a day of hands-on learning about their business.

The PCMS peer mentor program continued with lunch and a game.

PCHS senior Jacob Schulfer recently completed his Eagle Scout project, a prayer garden at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Polonia, and officially earned his Eagle Scout rank. He joins fellow PCHS senior Philip DiSalvo who completed a beautification of the PCHS front entrance and earned his Eagle Scout rank in October.

Congrats to all of the PCHS fall athletes who were honored for their All-Conference performances this season.

PCHS held their annual Veteran’s Day Service, honoring those who have served our country. See even more pictures by clicking here.

Congratulations to our Bridge Mixer Marathon Group grant award winners – Jenna Feltz of St. Bron’s and Kathy Hansel of St. Steve’s.

PCMS student Nic won a Kindle Fire by entering a poetry contest in Mrs. Jakusz’s writing class last spring.

PCHS drama students put on the play “Dear Finder” directed by Carrie Gruman-Trinkner. Special thanks to Wendie Cliver, WCM Photography & Creations for the great photos of the performance.

St. Stan’s s 2nd graders made scarecrows and wrote fall themed poems to cheer people in the oncology department at St. Michael’s and the Brookdale Senior Living facility.

Special thanks to the Knights of Columbus Council 1170 and the Intellectual Disabilities Fund for your donation to our schools from the proceeds of your annual tootsie roll sales.

Nic & Nate, PCS students, were nominated by Mr. Dahlseng to perform in a state band and orchestra concerts – 2 of only 300 students total selected from the 1,200 nominees to perform.

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