Friday, February 4, 2022

Catholic Schools Week 2022

National Catholic Schools Week is a week Catholic students across the nation look forward to every year! Full of dress up days, Masses, and fun activities, this week celebrates the value of Catholic education for our families and its contributions to our parishes, communities, and nation. While we should always celebrate the gift of Catholic education, this week is a special one at All Saints Academy as our students join in on the annual celebratory week with the rest of the nation’s Catholic Schools

The week was kicked off with family and friends at our annual Pack the Pews celebration at St. Alphonsus. Due to our unique four parish community, rarely do classmates get to see each other at Masses on the weekend. Pack the Pews brings us all together at one Mass and is a great way to start off the week.

Students started off the school week with a Red, White, and Blue Day to celebrate our nation. Each campus also prayed an all school rosary as part of morning prayer.

On Tuesday, Bishop Walkowiak celebrated Mass at the Cathedral. Ms. Starback’s 3rd grade class attended in honor of All Saints Academy. All other students were able to watch the livestream in their classrooms. Tuesday’s theme was Team Jersey Day where students were encouraged to show off their favorite sports team! Both campuses also got a visit from their favorite mascot, Eddie the Eagle!

Wednesday’s CSW theme is Celebrating our Community and there is no better way to do so than our annual all school Mass at St. Alphonsus. This was a special occasion for our school community since we were not able to have an all school Mass last year. For some students, this was the first time they had ever been to St. Alphonsus! 3rd grade was our choir and we had an 8th grader and two second graders read for Mass. Preschoolers had their own prayer service at Blessed Sacraments. Due to the Mass and prayer service, students were told to “Dress Up for Jesus” on Wednesday.  

Thursday we celebrated all vocations! Students dressed up as various jobs, religious vocations, or inspiring saints. Students also wrote thank you cards to the clergy members of our four founding parishes. Thursday we also had two new principals: Mr. Drew Lehmkuhl and Mr. Andrew Mitchell! These two stepped up in leadership for a day while ensuring everyone had a little fun. They both made an announcement that in February all Mondays and Fridays are color days! Thanks Principal Drew & Andrew!


We ended Thursday with our annual 8th grade versus staff basketball game at St. Isidore. 8th grade made history this year by being the first ever 8th grade class to beat the staff. 8th grade won with a final score of 56-40.

We ended the week by celebrating students with a comfy clothes day and crazy hair day! Our upper campus also had some more staff versus student games to end the week!


Thank you to all the staff who helped make Catholic Schools Week something special for our students! Thank you to parents for their continued support and thank you to all our students who make Catholic Schools Week a week to remember! Celebrating Catholic education never ends, so we look forward to celebrating Catholic education with you through the rest of this year and in the years to come!

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