Browsing The Northern Cross

School news in brief January 2020

Prayer buddies 


St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School students in Brainerd enjoy some time getting to know their prayer buddies all while learning a lesson in reverence. The school started in an assembly hearing the story of “Grant the Ant Learns to be Reverent” and then broke out to create the book for the younger buddy to take home and keep.

Truck loading


Recently the eighth grade class of St. Francis of the Lakes School in Brainerd helped with truck loading for the Appalachia Mission Program. The Appalachia Mission Program was started in 1999 with 75 families. Catherine Olson, St. Francis Church, Brainerd, and her family spearheaded this project. By promoting this project throughout the diocese, CCW has come a long way in helping Appalachian children and their families.

Knowledge Bowl

The Marquette Catholic School Knowledge Bowl team placed second out of 34 teams in the final. They are pictured with fifth grade teacher Mr. Lemieux.

Stella Maris Academy open houses

Stella Maris Academy has several upcoming open houses allowing people to visit its campuses, learn about its values, and discover why Stella Maris Academy students succeed. There are pre-K open houses at St. James campus, 715 N. 57th Ave. W., Duluth, on March 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at Holy Rosary campus, 2802 East Fourth St., Duluth, on March 5 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. There are kindergarten round-ups at St. James campus on Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and another at Holy Rosary campus on Feb. 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are middle school open houses at St. James campus on Feb. 27 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and at St. John’s campus, 1 West Chisholm St., Duluth, on Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact the admissions director, Sarah Pennings, at (218) 623-6253 or [email protected]

Sentinel service day

Sentinel Service Day, held Friday, Sept. 27, was a smashing success. It was the biggest single-day volunteer effort in Stella Maris Academy’s history with 1,800 service hours volunteered by 450 students, staff, faculty, and parents. The school received an avalanche of praise and support for its efforts. After spending time with some of the seventh grade students for prayer and song, one elderly gentleman tearfully remarked to Deacon Chico Anderson, “The Holy Spirit was truly present today in the chapel.” Bridget Zuk summed up her classroom experience by writing, “Best. Day. Ever.” Lindsey Ruhnke wrote, “I would love to do this again next year.”