November e-Newsletter: In the News & Community Happenings

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.

PCHS staff and students put on a wonderful assembly honoring those who have served our country for Veteran’s Day. Check out the full video here.

Congratulations to PCMS October students of the month!

Thanks to all community members and students who participated in the blood drive collecting 56 pints of blood, surpassing the goal set by the Red Cross.

Alumni Elizabeth “Lizzy” Cisewski ’17 and her fellow UW-Eau Claire Women’s Cross Country Team finished in 2nd place at nationals.

Fr. Dan Hackel has assumed responsibilities as the new Dean of the Stevens Point Deanery and we’re looking forward to working with him more closely as a part of our school system.

Pacelli senior AJ Firminhac was featured in a spotlight article highlighting his role on the basketball team.

We’re lucky to have UWSP as a partner to help with many student learning experiences, like these students who taught math to kindergarteners at St. Steve’s.

The Portesi Fund for Catholic Education has again awarded grants to fund various learning enhancement projects at each of our schools.

Second grade students at St. Bron’s and St. Steve’s celebrated All Saints Day by dressing up as their favorite saint and sharing facts about them during their special masses.

Pacelli sophomore Ben Formella shadowed Dean Marty Loy, UWSP College of Professional Studies as part of Teen Leadership Portage County.

Don’t miss out on the upcoming performance of Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr presented by PCMS students Dec 7-9.

Congratulations to Mike Schmoll, Pacelli teacher who was recently presented with the Golden Apple Award from the Portage County Business Council.

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The Ignite Young Professionals invite you to celebrate the season at their Holiday Soiree on Thursday, Dec. 21 at Muse at Sentry.

Check out this aerial view of the new UWSP Science Building.

The YMCA now has a new passenger van to use for their programming thanks to donors Bob & Mary Berard and Mike Dudas ’85 of Len Dudas Motors.

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

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