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- Jan. 7–Feb. 27 – Little Eagles Wrestling Club Session 2
- Jan. 18, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. - Show Choir Home Show — rescheduled date!
- Jan. 23 – Rock the Rafters registration deadline extended!
- Jan. 25 - Key City Classic Show Choir Invitational
- Jan. 29 – Eagles Give Day
- Feb. 2, 8–11 a.m. – Holy Family Music, Art & Waffle Breakfast at Wahlert Catholic High School
- Feb. 9 – Rock the Rafters Dance Camp
- March 2, 3 p.m. – Quick Cash Raffle Drawing LIVE on Facebook
- March 9, 3 p.m. – Quick Cash Raffle Drawing LIVE on Facebook
- March 16, 3 p.m. – Quick Cash Raffle Drawing LIVE on Facebook
- March 23, 3 p.m. – Quick Cash Raffle Drawing LIVE on Facebook
- March 28 – Wahlert Catholic Youth Baseball Camp
- April 4 – Circle of Celebration and the Grand Prize Quick Cash Raffle Drawing
Holy Family News:
Holy Family Show Choir Home Show this Saturday!
Join us for this annual kick-off to the show choir season at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, in the Wahlert Catholic gymnasium.
See the Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School show choir, Ignite, the Wahlert Catholic prep show choir, Impact, and the Wahlert Catholic varsity show choir, Impulse, perform. At the 2 p.m. show, the Mazzuchelli jazz band, Mazz Jazz, will perform. At the 7 p.m. show, the Wahlert jazz band will perform. Don't miss this opportunity to see THREE great show choir performances in one spectacular show!
Tickets are $5 per person and available at the door before each performance.
2020 Rock the Rafters Registration Extended Deadline to Jan. 23!
Join the Wahlert Dance Team members for a day filled with fun and dance. Participants age 4–12 are invited to attend the dance camp on Sunday, February 9, in Wahlert Catholic High school gym from 12:00 to 2:30 p.m. At the camp, each participant will learn a dance taught by the members of the Wahlert Dance Team!
Click here for the registration form and more details
Key City Classic 2020 Show Choir Competition
Saturday, January 25
Wahlert Catholic High School
Tickets: $15 at the door
Wahlert Catholic High School’s second annual Key City Classic will be held on Saturday January, 25. Wahlert is excited to have 10 competing teams from 7 different schools attending the competition from Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. This will bring hundreds of area high school students and parents to the Dubuque campus and community. The show choir competition day runs from roughly 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Wahlert is the only school in Dubuque to have a competition-level show choir, and to host such an event. With over 1,500 guests for the day, the community has provided great support in helping Wahlert host! The City of Dubuque and Dubuque Public Schools have assisted in providing available parking. Area businesses have donated time, product, and resources to help provide a wonderful event for guests. Wahlert has a day planned with great food, a fantastic venue, and talented performers. Wahlert would like to welcome anyone in the community who would like to spend a day watching students sing, dance, and compete.
Tickets are $15.00 at the door.
Wahlert Catholic Youth Baseball Camp
The Wahlert Catholic Baseball Team is hosting its fifth-annual youth baseball camp on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Two sessions will be held as follows: Grades 1–3, 9:00–11:30 a.m. and 4–7 from 12:30–3:00 p.m. This camp will be located inside the gymnasiums and batting cage at Wahlert Catholic High School. Spots limited to the first 60 registrants for each session!
Click here for the registration form and more details
Quick Cash Raffle Tickets Are Now On Sale!
The Quick Cash Raffle is back with two exciting changes:
- More prize money – we're giving away $40,000!
- This year, tickets are only $50 – buy two and double your odds!
Golden Eagles Wrestling Club
Folkstyle, Freestyle, and Greco Roman wrestling. Fall / Winter Training Schedule 2019-2020:
Session 2: Jan. 7 – Feb. 27, 2020
* When school is canceled for weather, practice will also be canceled.
Schedule: Tuesday, and Thursday nights from 6:00–7:15 p.m.
Age: K–8th grade
Location: Wahlert Catholic High School Wrestling room
Cost: $60 per session, or $100 for both. Sibling discount – buy one get one 50% off
How to Join: Fill out a waiver and show up for practice. Sign in each day before practice. Attendance prizes will be awarded at the end of the year pizza party. Each practice attended gives you an additional chance to win at the end of the year drawing for a number of prizes including a game counsel of your choice.
Curriculum: This session will include Folkstyle techniques, tactics, and training. The practices will contain a mixture of technique, live wrestling, as well as strength, conditioning, and gymnastic exercises.
Meet the Coaches:
- Wil Kelly – Wrestled at Wartburg College and U of Iowa
- Brit Barstow – Wrestled at Wartburg College
- Dan Wagner – Wrestled at the University of Dubuque
Questions: Contact coach Kelly 319-504-3008 – Texts are great otherwise
call after 5:30 p.m. Monday–Friday.
Resurrection Construction Updates
Whether you have students attending Resurrection or are considering Resurrection for next year, or if you just want to stay up-to-date with construction news and progress at Resurrection Elementary, you'll find updates on our construction updates page: holyfamilydbq.org/resurrection-elementary/construction-update/.
Visit the Resurrection Construction Update page
20-21 Elementary Transition Resource Page
Holy Family has created a webpage that will serve as a hub for up-to-date transition resources for families at each of our elementary schools, including important information and dates, upcoming events, and frequently asked questions. The webpage will be updated as new information becomes available and as developments occur. These developments will also be shared through other communication channels such as email and social media.
Visit the Transition Resources page
"Prepared" by Summit Learning Founder Tops Bill Gates Year-End Booklist
"I expect many readers of Diane’s book will wonder how their kids can have the same extraordinary learning experiences as Summit students.” –Bill Gates
Looking for a good book to help start 2020 on the right note? You might want to check out one of Bill Gates' end-of-year booklist top picks: "Prepared" by Summit Learning founder Diane Tavenner. We're excited for more people to learn about the remarkable model that drew us to a partnership with Summit Learning.
Check out Bill Gates' review of Prepared
Personalized Learning Q&A
To support a greater understanding of Holy Family's unique personalized learning philosophy and academic vision, our summer Personalized Learning Q&A series addressed frequently asked questions and common misconceptions. Here we'll share some of the questions we've frequently heard our answers. As always, our school principals are happy to chat if you have further questions about personalized learning at Holy Family!
What is the role of a mentor in Personalized Learning?
One-on-one mentorship fosters a sense of connectedness and trust among our students and the adults at their school. Every student is paired with a mentor who will act as their advocate both inside and outside of the classroom through the duration of their years at each school. Mentors can be teachers, counselors, or principals who meet one-on-one with their student mentees for at least ten minutes each week, throughout the school year. With the consistent support of a trusting adult, students are empowered to set and achieve both short- and long-term academic and personal goals. Mentors also serve as a trusted guide and partner for parents at their child's school.