Students share messages of love, anti-bullying

Students share messages of love, anti-bullying

 

Kindness, acceptance, and inclusion were the words of the day recently at Our Lady Queen of Peace School in Madison.

 

 

Celebrating 50 days with the ’50s

Celebrating 50 days with the ’50s

November 15 marked the 50th day of school for students at St. John the Baptist School in Waunakee. Students in kindergarten through third grade, staff, and parent volunteers celebrated by having some 1950s fun.

 

Queen of Peace fifth graders finish first volleyball season

Queen of Peace fifth graders finish first volleyball season

Fifth graders at Our Lady Queen of Peace School in Madison play team sports through the Madison Area Independent Sports League and many decided to play volleyball this fall.

 

Getting ready for middle school

Getting ready for middle school

Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Monona helps its younger students get ready for life as a middle schooler.

 

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Youth Contest

NEW CONTEST -- "St. Teresa of Calcutta: Lessons for Lent”

For the past 14 years, we have been inviting and encouraging use of the Catholic Herald in the classroom in Catholic schools and religious education programs in the Diocese of Madison through our Newspapers in the Classroom project. Copies of the Catholic Herald are provided free of charge to Catholic schools and religious education programs requesting them.

During Lent this year, the Catholic Herald is sponsoring a contest involving students in grades kindergarten through high school with the best entries being published in the Catholic Herald. The contest is called “St. Teresa of Calcutta: Lessons for Lent.” More information on the contest is attached.

Once a month during the school year, the Catholic Herald is continuing to publish Junior Saints, a special section introducing students to Catholics living their faith in ordinary and extraordinary ways. Students meet a new saint each month. They also learn more about Catholic rituals, events, and holy days of the liturgical year. One page of this section is devoted to what is happening with youth in the Diocese of Madison.

Thanks to all the principals, teachers, directors and coordinators of religious education, parents, and students for your cooperation and participation in the Catholic Herald contests.

We especially want to thank Margie Schels, a teacher at St. John the Baptist School in Jefferson, who has helped develop the ideas for these contests since 2003.

Please feel free to contact the Catholic Herald office by phone or e-mail if you have any questions. God bless all of you!

Contest Cover Letter

Contest Entry (Grades K through four)

Contest Entry (Grades five through 12)

St. Teresa of Calcutta Small Pencil Sheet

Lenten Contest 2017 Sheet

 
St. Ambrose Academy students take part in March for Life Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Feb. 02, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Students at St. Ambrose Academy in Madison recently returned from their biennial trip to the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

The junior and senior classes, along with their chaperones, departed for the nation's capital on January 25 for the nearly 900-mile journey.

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Getting ready for middle school Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

MONONA -- A walk down the hallway at Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) School in Monona doesn't take too long -- less than a minute to get from one end to the other.

Elementary school classes, up to grade four, are on one side, with the middle school classes, up to grade eight, on the other side.

While the distance is short, the journey from one side of the hallway to the other side can be a challenge for students as they become older and enter the middle school grades.

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St. Jerome School has successful buddy program Print E-mail
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

COLUMBUS -- St. Jerome School invites students in 4K to eighth grades to participate in a buddy program.

This program has become one of the keys to students' success.

Students paired together

An older student is partnered with a younger student for the entire school year.

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Overcoming the anxiety that threatens to hold us back

Stop!

Don't stop what you think you're doing right now. Stop what you don't realize you're doing right now.

Somewhere in the back of your mind, something is bothering you. Something someone said, or something you regret doing, is gnawing deep inside your chest. It could be something that happened earlier this week, it could be something that happened years ago. Either way, you can't move past the feeling that's holding you back.

Stop. Don't let uncertainty or terror regarding what might have been tear you apart from within.

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How do kids your age live out their Catholic faith?

Check out this new Catholic Herald Youth Online Web page to find out!

This Web page is a place for youth in the Diocese of Madison and beyond to learn about their faith, see how others are living out their faith, and voice their own thoughts on Catholic issues.

You, too, can be a part of this Web page. Just submit articles and photos to: Catholic Herald Youth Online, 702 S. High Point Rd., Suite 121, Madison, WI 53719. If you send articles or photos via e-mail, put "Online Youth" in the subject line and send it to: info@madison catholicherald.org   Digital photos must be in TIFF or JPEG format and at least 150 dpi.

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