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School News in Brief - October 2016

The Northern Cross - October 2016
School News in Brief

Second annual ‘Glow Run’ at Assumption

Assumption Catholic School and Blessed Sacrament Church in Hibbing has announced its annual fall festival and the second annual Glow Run, named Lumen Christi (“The Light of Christ”). The Lumen Christi Glow Run will serve as the school’s major fall fundraising event. School board advisory chair Cheryl Hanegmon said, “Last year’s Glow Run was so successful, and the students had a fantastic time. There was no question this would be an annual fundraising event for our school.” The Glow Run will take place Saturday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. in the field at Assumption Catholic School, following Blessed Sacrament’s fall festival. “It just made sense to have Blessed Sacrament’s annual fall festival on the same day as the Glow Run,” said fall festival planning chair Susie Marchetti. Everyone is invited to enjoy a day of festival activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival includes bakery and pie sales, tons of raffles and bounce houses for the kids. The fun will continue into the evening with the Glow Run. Students in p e-k through sixth grade began fundraising in early September by going out into the community and soliciting pledges. Students will run laps around the field in all their earned glow gear the night of the event. Fundraising incentives fo the students include glow gear, T-shirts and glow in the dark face painting, and the top two earners will be rewarded with bikes provided by Nelson Roofing. Principal Gabe Johnson said, “Our students had a blast at last year’s Glow Run and have already done a great job fundraising. It’s so great to have an event that our entire school can participate in.” The school has set a fundraising goal of $25,000. Donations can be mailed to Assumption Catholic School, 2310 Seventh Ave. E., Hibbing. All funds raised will directly benefit the school.

First day of school in Hibbing

The first day of school for the children of Assumption Catholic School in Hibbing began with Holy Mass, concelebrated by Fathers Gabriel Waweru, pastor, and Nick Nelson, associate pastor. Beginning the homily, Father Waweru asked the children, “What is the goal?” They answered, “Get to heaven!” He then spoke of the paradox of the Scripture readings for the day. The things of this world that we strive so hard to obtain are passing away, so our eyes should rather be fixed on the things of heaven, which last forever. He reminded the children that the school was named for the Assumption of Mary, who was taken up, body and soul, into heaven. She, who always had her eyes fixed on God, instead of on the things of the world, is there in heaven, a model of holiness, a sure guide to imitate, a mother to assist us. Father Nick bestowed a special blessing on the students and staff.

Leadership retreat at Holy Rosary

On the final day of August, 20 eighth-graders gathered with Principal Jesse Murray, associate pastor Father Timothy Lange and middle school teachers for a special retreat at St. John’s School in Duluth to kick off the new Virtuous Leadership Program at Holy Rosary School. The purpose of the program is “to develop students who understand the meaning and importance of virtue and how it is the basis for effective and meaningful leadership,” as well as “to build the foundation for graduates to live a virtuous life with a life-long desire to serve others.” At the retreat, students discussed what makes true leadership and the importance of humility as a foundation for virtue and leadership. Throughout this year, students will be studying and practicing virtue, leading Holy Rosary School in various roles and presenting their accomplishments to members of the school community.

Picnic Day in Hibbing

It was Picnic Day at Assumption Catholic School in Hibbing when the students received their beginning of school information forms, were able to visit their classrooms and meet their teachers. The children also had the opportunity of taking advantage of one of the last days of summer vacation with a family picnic, fun with old friends, and meeting new ones. The school offers pre-K through sixth grade and currently has openings in each grade.