Monona students performing 10,000 acts of kindness

Monona students performing 10,000 acts of kindness

Immaculate Heart of Mary School is teaching more than reading, writing, and arithmetic -- it is teaching love.

Celebrating time, talent, and treasure

Celebrating time, talent, and treasure

Catholic Schools Week is a time to celebrate Catholic education, including all those who support it and those who are learning from it. St. Joseph School in Fort Atkinson recently took some time out of a busy school day to do just that.

‘Catholic Kids for a Cause: Fight Like Zayden’

‘Catholic Kids for a Cause: Fight Like Zayden’

The Catholic community of St. John the Baptist School and St. Francis of Assisi Parish recently gathered to participate in a fundraising event for the family of Zayden Gess, parishioners and members of the school community.

 

Immaculate Heart of Mary School to start all-year early childhood program

Immaculate Heart of Mary School to start all-year early childhood program

"They're going to get a whole lot of Jesus, and that's a good thing," said Callie Meiller, principal of Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Monona. She spoke on the new all-year round, full-time early childhood program starting at the school this fall.

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Loving horses and making friends at Camp Gray Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

REEDSBURG -- Whether you're visiting the 225 acres of faith and fun just outside of Reedsburg or checking out its website, you'll learn something very unique about Camp Gray -- "Camp Gray has horses!"

That's right, along with the campfires, "CTF on the AF" (Capture the Flag on the Athletic Field), Cassidy Games, devotions, and Masses, campers at the Catholic summer camp and year-round retreat center of the Diocese of Madison are making four-legged friends, along with two-legged ones.

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Immaculate Heart of Mary School to start all-year early childhood program Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jun. 28, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

MONONA -- "They're going to get a whole lot of Jesus, and that's a good thing," said Callie Meiller, principal of Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) School in Monona.

She spoke on the new all-year round, full-time early childhood program starting at the school this fall.

It will be open to children ages three to five.

A new opportunity

The program is taking the place of the preschool program, which previously ran only two-day and three-day programs during the school year.

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‘Battle of the Books’ in Waunakee Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, May. 31, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

WAUNAKEE -- When a school gym is home to a raucous environment, high energy from students and parents, and spirited competition, one would naturally assume a sporting event is taking place.

During a recent morning at St. John the Baptist School in Waunakee, all of those efforts were not about sports -- they were about books.

As a culmination of a year's worth of reading, more than 70 students in grades three to six took part in the Battle of the Books, based on a national event where students from different schools read books and compete against each other in knowledge contests based on those books.

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Edgewood High School partners with Habitat for Humanity to build homes Print E-mail
Thursday, May. 24, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- Edgewood High School (EHS) has been partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Dane County for the last several months.

Every second Saturday of the month, Edgewood faculty, students, alumni, and parents work together with Habitat volunteers in building homes for needy families.

Habitat's vision

Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat for Humanity of Dane County builds and rehabilitates safe, decent homes with the help of partner families to provide affordable housing.

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Connection vs. isolation? Perfection vs. authenticity? Addiction vs. balanced use? Mention use of digital media, and I’m sure you will find people on either side of the spectrum. Regardless of where you stand, I know one things is certain -- the power of digital networks cannot be underestimated in the lives of today’s young people.

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