Basketball Team Pics

Please make sure your child brings their uniform and the completed order form.  Blank order forms will not be available at the school – it must be completed before pictures are taken.lens_blog_header_b

Basketball Team Pics Monday, March 12th (after dismissal)

  • 7/8 Grade Boys

Basketball Team Pics – Wednesday, March 14th (after dismissal)

  • 3/4 Grade Boys
  • 3/4 Grade Girls
  • 5/6 Grade Girls
  • 7/8 Grade Girls

Basketball Team Pics – Wednesday, March 14th (6:00 PM)

  • 5/6 Grade Boys

Principal’s News & Notes


As we continue our Lenten journey, we turn our hearts and minds toward the virtue for the month of March which is mercy. Mercy is our ability to care for those who suffer. Please discuss mercy as a family this month as we will be talking about it as a school

Next week we will begin the Iowa Assessment test for students in second through
eighth grade. Please send in a nutritious snack for your child so they are equipped with nutrition to do their best.

Students in second, fourth and sixth grades will also take the CogAT test
which measures a student’s ability to understand the material.

The Iowa Assessment provides a nationally norm-referenced measure of a student’s
basic skills. It is designed to measure to what extent a student has learned,
understood, and is able to apply important concepts and skills. In addition, the test can
provide valuable feedback to students, parents, and schools about student progress
from grade to grade. The tests are used by the administration and faculty to evaluate
the effectiveness of the curriculum and to gauge the overall achievement of our
students in relation to those across the diocese, state and country.

The MAP scores and progress will be addressed during student led conferences later
this month.

Trivia Night is this Saturday evening. We are looking forward to a fun-filled evening
while we raise money for our school. Thank you to all the families who provided gifts for
our class baskets!

While it is a tradition at Sacred Heart Cathedral School for our 8 th grade students to
attend the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral, we will not be in school. If possible, please
make arrangements to attend this rich Mass and blessing of the oils which are used in
all of the diocesan churches for the year. The students have always come away from
this Mass with a sense of awe and awakening to our faith. Next year, we will continue
the tradition of taking the 8 th grade to the Chrism Mass because our spring break will
once again return to Easter week.

Upcoming Events

  • Fridays during Lent
    • 2:00 pm – Stations of the Cross (please join us)
    • 5:00 pm – Parish Fish Fry
      • Thank you for supporting STUCO by sending in desserts for the fish fry. Proceeds will provide assistance to the alpha Center


  • March 22 – Early Dismissal
    • Student-Led Conferences
  • March 23 – Early Dismissal
    • Student-Led Conferences
  • March 24 – Science Olympiad State Competition
    • Good Luck to our SHCS teams
  • March 26-30 – NO SCHOOL
    • Spring Break

Lenten Blessings,
Elizabeth Snow

David Kimbell

Diocesan Middle School Retreat

Middle School Retreat Flyer 2018This Sunday evening is the deadline to register your son or daughter for the Diocesan Middle School Retreat. The retreat is Saturday March 10. It’s an afternoon retreat1:00pm – 8:00pm. 
Registration is $25 and includes t-shirt. The Happy Bus is reserved and it looks like we will fill it.
Further travel details to come. You may register your student at:

Lenten Notes


            As we recognize that Ash Wednesday is Wednesday, February 14th, we invite you to participate and begin our annual journey with Jesus as we prepare for Easter. I invite you to join us for our Friday liturgies, stations of the cross on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m., and our parish fish fries on Friday evening.

The traditional disciplines of Lent are prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Traditionally, as Catholics, we refrain from eating meat on Friday.  While this does not include all school-aged children, I realize families honor this tradition.  As a result, we will include two non-meat options with our Friday lunches ordered on-line.  These options  are a cheese pizza and vegetarian sandwich, both from Schlotzky’s  Deli.



Play Like A Champion


As we guide our children and young people through life, we want them to make good decisions.  Many of our young people are involved in sports.  Chris Benzinger, a parent and coach and the director of Mission and  Evangelization for the diocese, has instituted a program, Play Like a Champion Today.  This program offers practical ways to be a strong athlete on and off the field.  The articles are also helpful in developing sound decision making skills even if your child does not play athletics.
Please take the time to read check out their website and subscribe to their email newsletter.
Elizabeth Snow                                               Dave Kimbell