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Schools Briefs August 2014

The Northern Cross Schools in Brief

August 2014

St. John students earn presidential academic awards

The graduating sixth-grade class of St. John’s School in Duluth was honored to have 10 of its 17 students earn the Presidential Education Award for Scholastic Excellence. This is the largest number of graduates in school history to receive this award. To qualify for this award, these students had to maintain a cumulative A average in math, social studies and English during their fourth, fifth and sixth grades. These students also needed to score in the top 90 percent of the standard national testing of math, social studies or English. The school family also said goodbye and good luck to Marge Kaufer. The retiring six-grade teacher dedicated 21 years to teaching the children at St. John’s in faith-based academics.

Holy Rosary teachers learn about Developmental Design

Six Holy Rosary School teachers in grades five through eight attended a week-long conference in June to support middle school planning and enhancements for the upcoming year. The conference drew educators from around the country to learn more and share ideas about Developmental Designs, a relationship based approach to working successfully with middle school students. This fall the upper grades at Holy Rosary School in Duluth will have a new look, with a strong and positive feel.

Holy Rosary expands foreign language classes

In the coming school year, Holy Rosary School in Duluth will begin having students explore and learn a foreign language at an earlier age. The youngest students can be the most curious and enthusiastic about their learning. They also absorb and subconsciously process their experiences in a way that has immediate and long-terms benefits. Holy Rosary will expand its foreign language program to reach all students from kindergarten through eighth grade. Father Nelson, parents to speak at education dinner The “Feast of Faith” 2014 Banquet to Benefit Duluth Area Catholic Schools will be held Sunday, Sept. 28, from 5:15 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Greysolon Ballroom, 231 E. Superior St., Duluth. Featured speakers will be Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Yolanda Nelson and their son Father Nick Nelson, a Catholic school graduate who recently was ordained to the priesthood. This dinner is the major fundraiser for the Duluth Area Catholic Schools in order to support tuition assistance and special projects at each school. Watch for more details in your parish bulletin.

Schools have openings

Call your local Catholic school in the Diocese of Duluth for openings for students for the 2014-15 school year. Catholic schools in the Diocese of Duluth are:

Brainerd: St. Francis of the Lakes School, 817 Juniper St.; (218) 829-2344,; grades pre-K through eight Cloquet: Queen of Peace School, 102 Fourth St.; (218) 879-8516,; grades pre-K through six
Duluth: Holy Rosary School, 2802 E. Fourth St.; (218) 724-8565,; grades pre-K through eight
Duluth: St. James School, 715 N. 57th Ave. W.; (218) 624-1511,; grades pre-K through eight
Duluth: St. John the Evangelist School, 1 W. Chisholm St.; (218) 724-9392,; grades pre-K through six
Duluth: St. Michael’s Lakeside School, 4628 Pitt St.; (218) 525-1931,; grades pre-K through five
Grand Rapids: St. Joseph’s School, 315 S.W. 21st St.; (218) 326-6232,; grades pre-K through six
Hibbing: Assumption School, 2310 Seventh Ave. E.; (218) 263-3054,; grades pre-K through six
International Falls: St. Thomas Aquinas School, 810 Fifth St.; (218) 283-3430,; grades pre-K through eight
Pine City: St. Mary’s School, 815 Sixth Ave. S.W.; (320) 629-3953,; grades pre-K through six
Virginia: Marquette School, 311 S. Third St.; (218) 741-6811,; grades pre-K through six