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School News in Brief - August 2016

The Northern Cross - August 2016
School News in Brief

Enroll your child at one of our Catholic schools

Why Catholic Schools?

• Integration of faith and Catholic values into the daily experience
• Students develop spiritually and experience a personal relationship with Jesus Christ that will serve him/her for a lifetime
• Start early in preschool and be more likely to start school ready to learn
• High standards that challenge the student to grow academically, spiritually, and socially
• Opportunities to develop leadership skills as faith-filled citizens
• Strong emphasis on moral development and self-discipline
• Partnership with parents to provide a strong foundation for a lifetime of confidence, faith and service

You will find everything you want for your child’s education when you choose one of our neighborhood Catholic schools. We offer a safe, studious, joyful school experience that upholds the highest standards of teaching and the even higher standards of Christ. Contact us for more information on enrolling your child.

Registration open at Catholic schools

Catholic schools have begun registration for the 2016-17 school year. Contact your local Catholic school to learn more about registering your children at a Catholic school.

Brainerd: St. Francis of the Lakes School, 817 Juniper St.; (218) 829-2344,;
Cloquet: Queen of Peace School, 102 Fourth St.; (218) 879-8516,;
Duluth: Holy Rosary School, 2802 E. Fourth St.; (218) 724-8565,;
Duluth: St. James School, 715 N. 57th Ave. W.; (218) 624-1511,;
Duluth: St. John the Evangelist School, 1 W. Chisholm St.; (218) 724-9392,;
Duluth: St. Michael’s Lakeside School, 4628 Pitt St.; (218) 525-1931,;
Grand Rapids: St. Joseph’s School, 315 S.W. 21st St.; (218) 326-326-6034;, principal@
Hibbing: Assumption School, 2310 Seventh Ave. E.; (218) 263-3054;;
International Falls: St. Thomas Aquinas School, 810 Fifth St.; (218) 283-3430;;
Virginia: Marquette School, 311 S. Third St.; (218) 741-6811;;

St. Francis Golf Classic

The sixth annual St. Francis Golf Classic is coming up Aug. 11 at Cragun’s Legacy Golf Courses in Brainerd from 10 a.m. 8 p.m. This event raises funds for tuition assistance for those students whose families otherwise would not be able to send their children to St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School in Brainerd. If you are a golfer and want to put together a team, please go to the school website at then select “Golf Classic” under the Events tab. If you are not a golfer, the school also needs a team of volunteers to help behind the scenes and to help run the great games that are set up out on the course and back at the clubhouse during the social hour. If you can help, please contact John Prozinski at (678) 451-5531 or

Holy Rosary honors eighth-graders

Holy Rosary School honored its Class of 2016 at the Eighth Grade Appreciation Event held June 1. In addition to the Bechtel Memorial Reading Award, special awards presented to students included the Veritas Award, Citizenship Award and the Northland Leadership Program Award. The Veritas Award recognizes two students who are committed persons of faith that consistently exemplify Christ’s teachings. The award was started by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois in 2001, and the winners are selected by Holy Rosary’s middle school faculty. This year’s winners are Nicholas Altonen and Justine Martin. The Citizenship Award winners are chosen by the eighth-grade class. In their years together at Holy Rosary School, students have witnessed characteristics of leadership and respect for others and for all creation within the students chosen for this award. This year’s winners are Charlie Kleinschmidt and Kaitlyn Perlinger. Northland Leadership winners are chosen by Holy Rosary faculty members in recognition of leadership qualities. These students will join a team of 50 ninth-graders from the Duluth- Superior area who will work with local leaders and mentors to further develop their leadership skills while serving the community. This year’s winners are Sophia Benson, Emily Nikcevich and Reece Patten.

Reading awards at Holy Rosary

Holy Rosary School’s Bechtel Memorial Reading Award is given to one student in each class, selected by the classroom teacher and meeting the award criteria created by the Bechtel family. This is the 31st year the award has been given. It was dedicated this year in memory of Celeste Jensen, who passed away at age 85. Jensen was a voracious reader and loved volunteering to teach children to read. She always enjoyed seeing the award winners and visiting Duluth during family trips. Jensen founded the award with family members to honor her own mother, a teacher who loved to read “because books can take you anywhere.” The 2015-16 Bechtel Reading Award winners are: Elle Kovich (kindergarten), Giovanna Leoni and Joshua Lemon (first grade), Joseph Gregorich (second grade), Ethan Perlinger (third grade), Bridget Dixon and Audrey Dodge (fourth grade), Makoto Sudoh (fifth grade), Kai Braaten and Cora Nephew (sixth grade), Nyah Dastoor and Harper Glisczinski (seventh grade) and Katie Braaten and Clara Lucero (eighth grade).