Posts Tagged ‘Congrats’


It’s Official!

January 22, 2013



We’re happy to have you officially
as the new principal for Holy Cross Catholic School.



Estamos felices de tenerte oficialmente
como la nueva directora de Holy Cross Catholic School.


Bag-Your-Favorite-Book Winner!

January 16, 2013

Holy Cross 5th grader David Lauterwasser got a big surprise at the end of All-School Mass last Friday. He was announced as the 5th-grade winner of Price Chopper’s annual “Bag Your Favorite Book” contest.

From September 13 – October 15, students in elementary, middle school and junior high entered the “Bag Your Favorite Book” contest by designing an original cover of a book. This year, Price Chopper received more 8,000 entries.

David is one of the nine area students (one per grade level from kindergarten through 8th grade) who will each get a classroom party and a $500 donation for their school library.

Holy Cross Librarian Mrs. Anderson said she hopes to use the money to help fund an eBook program at the school library.

Congratulations, David. Nice work!

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Ganador del concurso- embolsa tu libro favorito!

El estudiante de Holy Cross de  5 º grado David Lauterwasser nos dio una  gran sorpresa el viernes pasado al final de la Misa de la escuela. Fue anunciado como ganador del 5 º grado. del concurso anual de “Embolsa tu libro favorito” de Price Chopper  5 º grado.

Desde el 13 de septiembre – 15 de octubre, los estudiantes de primaria, escuela media y secundaria entraron al concurso “Embolsa tu libro favorito” mediante el diseño de una cubierta original de un libro. Este año, precio Chopper recibió más de 8.000 entradas.

David es uno de los nueve  estudiantes del área (uno por grado desde kindergarten al 8vo grado) de los cuales recibirá una fiesta para el salón de su clases y una donación de $500 para la biblioteca de la escuela.

La bibliotecaria de Holy Cross Sra. Anderson dijo que espera utilizar el dinero para ayudar a financiar un programa de eBook en la biblioteca de la escuela.

En hora buena, David. Buen trabajo!


Misc. Monday

November 1, 2010

I had a bunch of other notes to share on this Monday, so I’m posting them all in this one place…

  • If anyone lost a zip lock bag full of miniature bowling pins and a large marble and would like to have it back, stop by the Early Education Center between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. to pick it up.  It was found in the field near the preschool playground.
  • The Advisory Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday night has been postponed until next Tuesday, Nov. 9.
  • The Sally Foster sale begins today. Look in your student’s book bag for more information.
  • This Friday is Lee Denim Day at Holy Cross. Your student can bring in $1 for breast cancer research in order to wear jeans that day.
  • The Kyrie Foundation (led by a member of the Holy Spirit parish) didn’t win the $250,000 Pepsi Refresh grant in October, but is in the voting again in November. So, if you could text 103447 to Pepsi (73774) each day, they’d appreciate the vote, as they raise research funds to cure children’s brain cancer. Or visit to give them your vote in support of their cause.

Have a great week!


Stamps with a Cause

May 6, 2010

from Holy Cross art teacher Michael Long –

Congratulations to the winners for the annual “Stamps with a Cause” contest.

Fifth-graders Roberto Melgar (from Sheila Neuburger’s class) and Rebecca Haeusser (from Connie Mann’s class) were the top picks this year.

Teachers and students from grades 3 through 6 vote for the best ‘stamp with a cause.’  One winner from each fifth-grade class receives a page of real stamps with their original artwork.


William Allen White News

April 20, 2010

From Holy Cross librarian Anne Anderson –

Our annual William Allen White lunch was being held in the Holy Cross Library today.  Students who have read and turned in fact trackers for five books on the current WAW list are invited to a pizza lunch in the library.  Many of the students eating pizza on Tuesday have already finished reading the entire list of William Allen White books for this year — go Hornets!

The William Allen White Children’s Book Award is an award determined by Kansas children.  Kansas students read at least two books on the annual lists (third- through fifth-grade list/sixth- through eighth-grade list) to be eligible to vote for their favorite.

At Holy Cross, the students are challenged to read an entire list.  Those who finish the whole list of books are invited on a field trip to Emporia State University for the annual WAW Awards ceremony.

Last year, 28 students met this challenge!!!  We left for Emporia after school on Friday, October 9, arriving at the Emporia Rec Center for some indoor swimming, basketball, volleyball and a read-in with the authors.  On Saturday, October 10, we were up bright and early to meet the 2009 WAW award authors, Sara Pennypacker, Clementine, and Jennifer Roy, Yellow Star. After getting our books autographed, we skipped the parade to tour “Red Rocks,” the home of Kansas journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer William Allen White. Following this tour, we attended the Awards ceremony at the William Lindsey White Civic Auditorium where we listened to Ms. Pennypacker and Ms. Roy give their acceptance speeches.  We always have a great time on this trip, and meeting authors on a personal level is very inspiring!

Our 2010 trip to Emporia will be Friday, October 1 – Saturday, October 2.

Check out more about the William Allen White Awards.

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Meeting author Sara Pennypacker 2009 (3-5th WAW winner for Clementine)

Emma Callahan

meeting author Jennifer Roy  2009 (6-8th WAW winner for Yellow Star)

Holy Cross group on the steps of William Allen White’s home in Emporia, KS


Congrats to our Mathletes

April 19, 2010

Our Holy Cross Mathletics made an impressive showing at the fourth-quarter competition at St. Ann’s Catholic School on April 8.

Congratulations to all the students who represented our school.

Fourth-graders Gabriel Lopez, Jennifer Stillie and Brianna Torres took second place.

The fifth-grade team — Rebecca Haeusser, Ashley Helm and Roberto Melgar — walked away with first-place ribbons.

Also winning first-place, our sixth-grade team was made up of Liam Eisenberg, Zach Pfeifer and Nate Privitera

There was no seventh-grade Holy Cross team this time because of a scheduling conflict.

We are so proud of all of you!


Science Olympiad

March 22, 2010

On February 27, 15 Holy Cross junior high students competed in the Northeast Regional Science Olympiad competition at Johnson County Community College. There were 21 junior high teams competing in 23 events.

Congratulations to our Holy Cross team, who medaled in four events. Eight Holy Cross team members received medals.

Way to go, Holy Cross scientists!

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