Catholic Schools Week was so much fun it all seems like a blur!
The students and staff here at St. Charles enjoyed a variety of activities throughout the week, which began with Mass on January 26 followed by our annual Open House.
Monday was Souper, as our students donated dozens upon dozens of cans of soup for emergency services. All of the classes were able to tour the 6th Annual Art Show in the Library throughout the day so they could find their own artwork and admire the artwork of their friends. We also held our annual spelling bee. Congratulations to all of our contestants!
Tuesday marked Turnabout Tuesday, where our 8th-grade students become the teachers throughout the entire school. All of the 8th-graders were assigned a partner and a classroom, including Religion and Physical Education. They taught lessons on math, history, and many other topics.
Wednesday’s event is the most popular of the week. The 7th and 8th-grade students compete against Father Dan and the staff in volleyball. The entire school attends and it’s quite the competition. For the first time in a long time, the teachers dropped a match to the students. However, the teachers finished the day with a 3-1 record.
Thursday was all about heart health as we held our annual Jump Rope for Heart event in McCusker Hall. The Kids Heart Challenge encourages our students to raise money for the American Heart Association all while promoting healthy living choices.
Friday was all about fun! Funtastic Friday featured our Beary Good Mixer, where students from grades PreK3 through 8 were able to dance in McCusker Hall with the help of a DJ. We ended our weeklong celebration of Catholic Schools with a school liturgy.
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