St. Rose School announces the school’s annual First Grade Roundup and open house on Monday, March 11, beginning at 7 p.m. at the first grade classroom. “All potential 2019-20 incoming first grade students and their parents are invited to attend,” said St. Rose Principal, Jennifer Fiscus. The evening will include a program to acquaint students with their teacher and classroom facilities. Parents will be able to ask questions and tour the school.
“St. Rose School offers an excellent academic education that is intertwined with a strong Catholic Christian faith,” Fiscus said. “Because of high quality facilities and technology, a caring staff and smaller class sizes, your child will be blessed with teachers who are willing to help them find success, even in their struggles,” she added.
“At St. Rose, we accept students of all different denominations and welcome you to join our St. Rose family.”
Fiscus said that parents and students who have questions are welcome to attend this informational and fun evening and learn more about what St. Rose School has to offer. She also reminded parents that the school offers one of the lowest tuition rates of any parochial school in the Archdiocese of Omaha region. St. Rose has tuition assistance, payment plans and scholarships available for qualifying families.
The school is offering a Preschool Roundup and open house the following Monday, March 18 at 7 p.m. in the St. Rose Preschool building and Education Center. New students who are not currently enrolled in St. Rose Preschool and are interested in attending the preschool next school year are invited to attend. This preschool event will acquaint students and their parents with the staff at St. Rose Preschool and the facilities. They can ask questions and learn more about the school’s successful preschool program at that time.
St. Rose School, which offers grades 1-8 and Preschool, has been providing quality Catholic Christian education in Crofton since 1911, with more than 2200 students graduating through 8th grade over the past 108 years. Over the past decade, enrollment at St. Rose School has grown by nearly 30%. Over the past five years, St. Rose School has twice been named one of Spirit Catholic Radio’s “Superstar Schools.”
For more information on the First Grade or Preschool roundups at St. Rose, contact Fiscus at the school office at 402-388-4393.
Main Street Treasures, Crofton's non-profit thrift store, donated $150 each to 30 different Crofton High School groups and accounts on Friday, Feb. 15.
The groups that benefited from this month's donations were: athletic account, National Honor Society, student council, close-up, drama, FFA, art, band, chorus, FCCLA, annual/yearbook, C-club, speech, track, golf, volleyball, girls' basketball, boys' basketball, football, cross country, wrestling, Circle of Friends, post prom, prom dinner, technology initiative, spanish, high school recognition account, PE, music boosters, and activity improvement fund.
Joyce Stevens, Main Street Treasures Board of Directors Member, and Bernice Tramp, Main Street Treasures Core Group volunteer, presented the checks to Crofton's High School Principal, Johnnie Ostermeyer and Crofton's Superintendent, Corey Dahl.
The Main Street Treasures Board of Directors hopes that these donations will provide a boost to the school’s activities’ accounts and will bring recognition to some of the lesser-known groups within the school. The goal was to make a donation that would have an impact on all students at Crofton High School. The groups affected by the donation involve sports, academics, the arts, music, and honors. Johnnie Ostermeyer, CHS Principal, had this to say about the donations, “Crofton High School is so blessed to have such a great business like Main Street Treasures in our community that benefits everyone that takes advantage of it. Then, in return, Main Street Treasures gives it right back to our school organizations and other deserving projects. Crofton High School would like to thank Main Street Treasures for their generosity.”
Main Street Treasures accepts donations of lightly used, quality clothing, accessories, household items, kitchenware, décor, and small furniture and sells them for reasonable prices. The proceeds of the sales are donated back to the community. Main Street Treasures has contributed more than $31,800 to the community since opening in June of 2017. For more information about how to volunteer or donate or to inquire about donations, please contact Main Street Treasures at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 402-388-4545 during business hours, or message their Facebook page.
Crofton were the 2019 champions at the Battle of the Bands competition. They beat out Hartington CC on Jan. 25.
St. Rose School in Crofton celebrated 100 days of school last Tuesday, Jan. 22, kicking off a busy two-week period for St. Rose students and families. This week, the 108-year-old Catholic School joins hundreds of other Catholic schools across the country to celebrate National Catholic Schools Week. “Through this week of special events, schools focus on the value of Catholic education to students and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation,” said St. Rose Principal, Jennifer Fiscus. “Schools typically observe the week with Masses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members.”
The events began this past Saturday, Jan. 26, with the annual St. Rose Junior High basketball tournament, with four area teams competing. Each day during the upcoming week, a special event or designation has been made to highlight the Catholic Schools Week theme of “Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” School parents and their families invited the community to join them for their annual CSW brunch last Sunday, Jan. 27. Monday this week was designated Community Day. Students created thank you cards for local businesses, recognizing the significant support the school receives from the businesses around the area. Tuesday, Jan. 29 kicked off Patriotic Day. During this day dedicated to our nation, St. Rose students created a patriotic parade in the parish hall and participated in a patriotic illuminated Rosary service. The St. Rose 8th graders also participated in a special rural Catholic schools 8th grade Mass for the Archdiocese of Omaha in Norfolk. Wednesday, Jan. 30 was St. Rose Spirit Day, with students beginning the day celebrating an all school Mass at 8:15 a.m. and later on, creating a school music video.
Thursday, Jan. 31 is Sports and Vocations Day, where students will dress in their favorite sports team attire. Fr. Ross Burkhalter will talk about the religious life and vocations with students. St. Rose teachers will also swap classrooms on this day to add fun to the day’s events. Friday, Feb. 1 closes out the week’s activities beginning with a special student and St. Rose School alumni Mass at 8:15 a.m., where alumni are invited to come back and join the student body in their regular Friday Mass. This St. Rose School Teacher Day includes a celebration of the dedication of St. Rose teachers, as well as an afternoon of movies.
St. Rose School was founded in 1911 by St. Rose parish in Crofton, with School Sisters of St. Francis teachers staffing the school until 2007. Over the 108 year history of the school, more than 2200 students have graduated from 8th grade at St. Rose. For a time in the early days of the school, classes were actually held through 9th grade.
In addition to CSW, the parish and school are preparing for their largest annual fundraiser of the year, the Unity Supper and Grand Auction, set for Saturday, Feb. 9. This year's theme is "A Run for the Roses: the Kentucky Derby." The event features a catered meal, fun activities, door prizes and a grand auction and silent auctions featuring hundreds of items, including many handmade, handcrafted one-of-a-kind items, auctioned off to benefit the ministries of St. Rose Parish and School.
Photo caption: St. Rose School 2nd graders got into the act on Jan. 22, the 100th day of school, by dressing as if they were 100 years old. These activities kicked off a busy two-week period for St. Rose School, that includes Catholic Schools Week activities concluding this week with an all school and alumni Mass on Friday morning at 8:15 a.m.
Quinn Wragge of Crofton, NE, was one of 278 students named to Concordia University, Nebraska's honors list for the fall 2018 semester.
The top 25 percent of all undergraduate students who complete at least 12 credit hours qualify for the honors list.
About Concordia University, Nebraska
Concordia University, Nebraska, founded in 1894, is a fully accredited, coeducational university located in Seward, Nebraska, that currently serves more than 2,500 students. Concordia offers more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in an excellent academic and Christ-centered community that equips men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world. For more information, visit cune.edu.
T2 Honor Rolls
Dahl, Connor T
Van Heek, Hannah
Johnson, Jaidyn L
Potts, Gabriel M
Dahl, Allie R
Potts, Gavin W
Rath, Rachel A
Schmidt, Rori Anne
Neuhalfen, Bailey R
Johnston, Kayla Rae
Bilka, Wayne R
Weber, Zachary T
Neuhalfen, Emma Kay
Crofton Community Schools will dismiss at 2 p.m. today due to weather.
There will also be no evening practices or activities, including tonight's girls and boys basketball games at Hartington-Newcastle. A rescheduled date will be announced at a later day.
This is program has been a great success over the past years. It is sponsored by the following local businesses: Steffen’s Service
Station, Wiebalhaus Recreation, Sports Stop, Subway, Networking & Computing Solutions, and the Crofton Journal. The businesses
supply gift certificates to the students for their hard work. Students are nominated by teachers for many reasons not just grades. Some
of the reason students were nominated are helping faculty and staff, tutoring students that are struggling, coming in for extra help
before and after school, or just for being a good classmate. Teachers can nominate a high school student and a junior high student.
Student of the Term for 2 nd Term are:
Alexis Arens and Ariel Lammers.
Others nominated were: Percy Dalton, Danielle Steffen, Kelsey Schieffer, Valerie Kaiser, Calvin Dather, Trapoom Kamdokrap, Aubree Potts, Kayla Johnston, Gabriel Potts, Rachel Rath, Stephanie Dohrman, Wayne Bilka, Jarrin Sage, Mayson Ostermeyer, Ashley Tramp, Emma Bilka, Nolan Babcock, Ramsey Einrem, Robbie Fisher, Wesley Lucht, Edison Sudbeck, William Steffen,
Kendall Thoene, Rori Schmidt, Kaylee Mauch.
Morningside College Provost Dr. William C. Deeds recently announced the students who were named to the Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2018-19 academic year.
The Dean's List recognizes students who achieve a 3.67 grade point average or better and complete at least 12 credits of coursework with no grade below a "C-."
Morningside College, located in Sioux City, Iowa, is a private, coeducational, four-year liberal arts college with a total enrollment of approximately 2,700 students. More information about Morningside College is at www.morningside.edu.
NAME; HOMETOWN, STATE; CLASS; MAJOR(S)
Colton L. Foxhoven, senior, public accounting
Kendy L. Kube, senior, elementary education
Katelyn R. Stewart, senior, music performance, music education