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This is your one-stop for school news.  Select your school(s) from the menu above to find all the news you need to know in one convenient spot.  Don't forget to check the Holy Family news below for system-wide updates.

Holy Family News:

10-19-18: Please note that not all schools have published newsletter updates, due to the short school week.


Turkey Trot Registration is Now Open!

Sign up today to participate in our 46th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. The event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 22, at Wahlert Catholic High School. The race starts at 9 a.m. and attendees have the option to choose from a two-and-a-half-mile or five-mile course. Registration is $10 and long-sleeved t-shirts are available for purchase ($20). A certificate for a frozen turkey will be awarded to the first-place finisher in each age division.

Visit for more information and to register online.  Registration will also be held in the Wahlert Catholic High School gym from 7 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21 and 7:30 – 8:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22.


Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School Open House
Thursday, Nov. 15, 5:30–7:00 p.m.

Families of current middle school, fourth- and fifth-grade students are invited to tour Mazzuchelli Catholic Middle School and explore our progressive educational programming. Learn more about Personalized Learning, Gateway to Technology and our extracurricular activities that encourage goal-setting, teamwork and leadership. No registration necessary – please join us!


Friday Morning Mass in the Wahlert/Mazzuchelli Chapel

Wahlert/Mazzuchelli Chaplain Fr. Andy Upah will offer Mass each Friday morning when school is in session.  All are welcome to join us in the Wahlert/Mazzuchelli Chapel from 7:00–7:30 a.m.


Vote for Coach Julie Westercamp and Support Our Schools!

Thanks to strong community support, Wahlert Catholic tennis coach Julie Westercamp has made it to the final round of the U.S. Cellular "Most Valuable Coach" contest. By making it into the top 15, she has already earned $5,000 for Holy Family Catholic Schools!

Now for round two and her chance to earn another $50,000 cash prize plus an additional tech prize package valued at $30,000 for Holy Family. To get there, Julie needs your vote EVERY DAY!

Visit to cast your vote now. If you haven’t already done so, you'll be prompted to set up a login and verify your email address. Save the login so future voting can be cast instantly.

Set a reminder to vote each day now through November 13. Voting only takes a second.

The contest winner will be determined by two factors – popular vote (that’s YOU!) and a panel of judges. If we can deliver the votes, we’re sure Julie has a great chance to win. Stay tuned for the winner to be announced on November 20.

Thank you for your support! Go Eagles!


Holy Family Uniform eStore Holiday Orders

Plan ahead for your holiday shopping and place uniform orders through the Holy Family eStore early to ensure you will receive items in time for Christmas!
Order by November 11 to receive your order by November 30. Place your final order no later than November 25 to receive your order in time for Christmas.

There will be an order processed on December 10 that will arrive by the first week in January. Holy Family uniforms are also available through Lands’ End School and have an average turn-around time of 5-7 business days.

Visit the Holy Family uniform page to view our options and to place an order. Uniform samples from the Holy Family eStore are available to try on at the Holy Family Central Office located at 2005 Kane St. Lands’ End Fit Kits are also available to help determine size.

Contact Tessa Petsche at or call 563-582-5456 with any questions.


Holy Family "All Pro Dads" 

Holy Family elementary schools have organized a joint All Pro Dads chapter, which will meet on the last Thursday of each month (no session in December and March due to Christmas and Spring Break) at St. Columbkille Elementary.

Meetings are open to ALL Holy Family elementary school families (Dads or VIPs if Dads can’t make it WITH their students).

Please mark your calendar to attend on Thursdays, beginning October 25 (following dates: 11/29, 1/31, 2/28, 4/25, 5/30).

“Huddle Up” will begin at 7:20 a.m., “Gametime” at 7:30 a.m., and the session will end at 8:00 a.m.  Meetings will take place in St Columbkille cafeteria (basement of St Columbkille Church). Bring your own breakfast (coffee provided) OR meal swipes available for St Columbkille students.

All Pro Dads is a program founded in 1997 with the support of Tony Dungy, former head coach of the Super Bowl XLI champion Indianapolis Colts. Affiliated with Family First, a national nonprofit educational and charitable organization, it is designed to promote the active involvement of fathers in the lives of their young children. All Pro Dad features a breakfast one day a month when dads have an opportunity to spend quality time with their child. It’s about a relationship and development beyond practice time; beyond the Wins and Losses. Its sports based yes, but so much more.

Holy Family Personalized Learning News & Updates:

Personalized Learning in Action:

I spent the week in classrooms engaged with teachers and students in personalized learning.  The engagement in rigorous work that I witnessed was so inspiring, I thought you might enjoy a glimpse into Personalized Learning in action.  We have a lot to be proud of here!

As always, I welcome your questions. Please don't hesitate to reach out.

Lisa Krapfl
Director of Personalized Learning


Personalized Learning Insider, third edition:

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Holy Family Catholic Schools
2005 Kane St., Dubuque IA 52001
(563) 582-5456