April e-Newsletter: In the News & Community Happenings

The following are news snippets from the April 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 Catholic Schools recently raised over $2,100 for disaster relief in Lima, Peru. The funds will be used by the Diocese of La Crosse Mission in Casa Hogar to provide food, water, clothing, and shelter to villages hit hard by the mudslides.

Congrats to our Pacelli seniors who made prom court, especially Prom Queen Emma Kulick and Prom King Jacob Nikolai.

6th grade students at Pacelli Catholic Middle School were frozen in time for a favorite annual tradition, the Wax Museum.

Thanks to the quick responses and generosity of so many members of our PCS community, our capital campaign has reached over $2.9 million, breaking the $1 million matching gift challenge and inching closer to their goal of hitting $3 million.

PCMS 6th grader Eli Robinson was honored at special luncheon as a recipient of the Kiwanis Make a Difference Award.

The PCMS 8th grade travel volleyball team is having a great season, winning all 5 matches at a recent tournament, the first time one of our travel teams went 5-0. Congrats, girls!

Catch a great performance of West Side Story this weekend at Pacelli at 7PM on Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28 or at 1PM or 7:30PM on Saturday, April 29. Plus, if you come on Friday, be sure to hit the P4 spaghetti dinner beforehand.

First grade students at St. Stan’s are diving head first into Project Lead the Way STEM units, or should we say “beak” first, as they attempted to pick up 3 types of “food” with different “beaks.”

8th graders presented the Living Stations of the Cross for classmates, fellow PCS students, teachers, and families, another incredibly moving and special tradition at PCMS.

Pacelli senior Christonna Shafranski signed her National Letter of Intent to play both cross country and softball for Upper Iowa University, NCAA Division II in Fayette, IA. Check out coverage in the Portage County Gazette or Stevens Point Journal.

The Stevens Point Journal recently did a feature article on Pacelli dance coach Tricia Cashin ’03 for her honors as the high school Coach of the Year by the Wisconsin Association of Cheer/Pom Coaches.

Congratulations to Pacelli DI team Alpha Omega, the only PCS team to qualify for Global Finals, where they’re headed in Tennessee in May.

See Pacelli in the news? Send it to pacelli@pacellicatholicschools.com for inclusion on our website, social media sites, or e-newsletters.

Community Happenings

The Rotary Club of Stevens Point will be holding it’s 100th Anniversary Celebration and dedication of The Cultural Commons site on May 1, including a beverage and dessert reception following at Smith Scarabocchio Art Museum that is free and open to the public.

Trivia 48 has come and gone and team Festivus claimed their repeat title as champions.

Qdoba will soon be moving into the now vacant former location of Wendy’s on Hwy 10.

A new Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau “Celebrate the Arts IQ Quiz” will challenge your art-related knowledge for a chance to win a great weekend getaway in Stevens Point, or staycation, if you’re a local.

The UWSP Aber Suzuki Center, now located within the Noel Fine Arts Center, is celebrating 50 years of educating students in early childhood education, violin, viola, cello, bass, voice, piano, guitar, flute, harp, chamber music, and orchestra.

Acclaimed country/pop singer B.J. Thomas is coming to the Sentry Theater on May 20, performing two shows at 5PM and 8PM.

Spot community updates or events? Share it with pacelli@pacellicatholicschools.com to include in the new Community Happenings section of our e-newsletter and website.

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