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Catholic School's Week
Catholic School's Week
Among the many activities of Catholic School’s Week, the children of Assumption School in Hibbing dressed as tourists and were guided around the campus and church. The fifth grade class stopped in at the sacristy, where they were greeted by Father Gabriel Waweru.St. Francis of the Lakes School, like many in the diocese, found itself with a “broken up Catholic Schools Week” due to inclement weather. St. Francis had school on Monday and Friday of the actual week but then carried over its Tuesday to Thursday festivities the next week. The events included service projects for every class, such as singing for residents at local nursing homes, constructing boxes for the Senior Center donut day, prayer jars, cards for shut-ins, in addition to dress-up each day and a Family Fun Night with a magician.
Catholic School's Week 2
Students making buttons for the Crossing Arts Alliance, for them to sell, raising funds for youth art programs.
Robotics teams compete at state
On Feb. 2, four robotics teams from St. Francis of the Lakes School in Brainerd woke up and hit the road during the early morning hours. Their destination? The St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center. Their goal? Compete at the VEX IQ Minnesota State Championships. Since the beginning of the school year, the robotics club has met weekly to talk engineering, build robots, work on their driving skills, and refine their programming. As the season moved on, all four teams earned state qualifications through competing in tournaments around the state. On Feb. 2 they put all the knowledge to the test by competing against the state’s top VEX IQ robotics teams. Two of the teams competed at the middle school level and two were elementary division teams. Sixteen total students are active in the club.