October e-Newsletter: In the News & Community Happenings

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.

For 10 weeks this semester, UWSP phy ed teaching students are getting the most hands-on experience they can with St. Steve’s K-3 students coming to campus for class.

Teams of students grabbed their rakes and braved the cold for Make a Difference Day.

Our kids at the early childhood center seem to really be enjoying their new building as you can tell by all the smiles from the Fall Fun Night.

Alum Payton Hintz ’14 was named the Blue Angels Spotlight Player for her work on the volleyball court at Mount Mary University. Read more about Hintz and here volleyball achievements here.

A few PCHS band students traveled to the University of St. Thomas to participate in an honors band concert with about 100 other high school students from WI and MN.

Mark your calendars – you sure won’t want to miss out on the upcoming production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid performed by our very talented middle schoolers!

Each year, our senior students take part in Senior Service Day, giving back to the community in many different ways. There was a team that cleaned up Belke Lumber for alum Jim Belke ’59, groups that cleaned area parishes, and many students that spent their day at St. Bron’s reading and playing with our elementary students.

Kindergarteners at St. Steve’s got to dress up for the day as community helpers, learning what they can to do help others.

PCHS hosted the 2nd Annual Cardinal Career Fair learning from many area businesses and professionals about their career path. Special thanks to all that participated, especially our alumni.

Alum Sami Kay Shafranski ’15 and her Upper Iowa University D3 softball team earned the highest GPA among softball teams of all divisions in the country for the 16-17 school year. Of the team, Shafranski was individually awarded with a spot on the President’s Team for having the highest GPA.

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

Community Happenings

Local business Skyward, Inc. recently celebrated earning their 2,000th customer! Congratulations to a great family-run business and we’re proud to partner with you for our school management and student information needs.

The Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau wants to hear from you on what you look for when you travel for leisure. Regardless of where you work or live, you’re eligible to participate in the survey and make the Stevens Point community an even better place to live and visit.

UW System President Ray Cross announced a restructuring of UW Colleges and UW-Extension to make improve student access and success and meet the changing workforce needs of Wisconsin. This will bring some changes to UWSP, UW-Marshfield, and UW-Marathon County.

Next Wednesday, Nov. 9, the Stevens Point area will host the finale event for HATCH, a startup business competition run by Newaukee and Brightstar Foundation in which the winner will receive $10,000! Register to attend the event at the Noel Hangar and watch three Stevens Point residents compete and others from North Central Wisconsin compete for the grand prize.

The sculpture park became home to four new-large scale pieces as part of the “Out of the Woods: A Grand Entrance” residency with help from UWSP students, staff, and artists from across the globe.

Take a sneak peek, behind-the-scenes tour of the new UWSP Chemistry Biology Building, scheduled to open in less than a year.

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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