Students and staff in Jefferson present tribute to veterans

Students and staff in Jefferson present tribute to veterans

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, students and staff at St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Jefferson presented their annual tribute to veterans in the parish church.

 

Beloit students donate to food pantry

Beloit students donate to food pantry

The 4K class of Our Lady of the Assumption (OLA) School in Beloit is pictured with OLA Pastor Very Rev. Paul Arinze and the items they collected to donate to the Caritas Food Pantry in Beloit. (Contributed photo)

Teens are involved at Lancaster parish

Teens are involved at Lancaster parish

Each month, a group of teens gather at St. Clement Parish to grow closer to God and each other.

‘Hour of Code’ at St. John the Baptist, Jefferson

‘Hour of Code’ at St. John the Baptist, Jefferson

Students attending St. John the Baptist School in Jefferson celebrated Computer Science Education Week recently, by participating in the “Hour of Code” which introduces students to computer coding.

 

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FALL CONTEST 2015 -- The Year of Mercy: "Merciful Like the Father"

For the past 12 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 the current school 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 will highlight the Year of Mercy, which Pope Francis has designated from December 8, 2015, through November 20, 2016, with the theme, "Merciful Like the Father." More information on the contest is available at the links below.

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. The Carroll Publishing Company in Washington, D.C., syndicates Junior Saints. 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.

Feel free to contact the Catholic Herald office by phone or email 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)

Hands and Heart Form

Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy

 
‘Hour of Code’ at St. John the Baptist, Jefferson Print E-mail
Written by Margie Schels, For the Catholic Herald   
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

JEFFERSON -- Students attending St. John the Baptist School in Jefferson celebrated Computer Science Education Week recently, by participating in the “Hour of Code” which introduces students to computer coding.

The program was developed by Code.org a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding participation in computer science across all grade levels.

Several partner organizations support the Hour of Code: Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the College Board, and many others.

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Frassati Fest for teens set for February 5 to 7 Print E-mail
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

WISCONSIN DELLS -- The annual Frassati Fest weekend for teens is set for Friday, Feb. 5, to Sunday, Feb. 7, at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Wisconsin Dells.

Frassati Fest provides inspiring catechesis, prayer, good conversation, and an opportunity for teens to dive deeper into the beauty of the Catholic faith with hundreds of their peers.

It's called "the coolest weekend around for Catholic high school students in the Diocese of Madison."

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Stories about the birth of Jesus Print E-mail
Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

The second grade class at St. John the Baptist School in Waunakee wrote stories about the birth of Jesus. Here are a few selections sent by Principal Conni Stark.

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Solving big problems with small but steady steps

I have a problem. This weekend, the skies opened up and dumped a record amount of snow on my city. Yesterday afternoon, I spent two futile hours attempting to excavate my car.

As the sun set behind the row of brick houses across the street, I panicked. There was so much snow still left to go, and I was freezing! What if I couldn't get to work? What would happen if I missed band practice? What about the grocery store? I wanted to go inside and hide, like an ostrich sticking its head into the sand.

One of my friends calls that feeling "overwhelm," and we all experience it at some point. It's when there are so many problems in our lives, real or perceived, that we don't think we can handle them. Cue the panic!

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