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From the Principal’s Desk
October 5, 2018
HOLY HAPPENINGS AT HOLY REDEEMER SCHOOL
On Wednesday, October 10, we will welcome the Amani Children’s Choir from Kampala, Uganda. The choir is touring the U.S. while sharing their love of God. The performance will be in the HR Gym at 9 a.m. Parents, younger siblings, and grandparents are welcome to join us. Our students will be out of uniform this day for a donation to the choir. October is mission month, and this is one way that we can directly support the missionary efforts of others.
This past week I have visited some of the Computer/Technology classes and will share the projects they are designing. First, recently, Mr. Biggs hosted a parent Google class in the evening so parents can learn the basics about Google apps used by their children at school. The parents were taught how to view what the students are doing, and the class offered suggestions on how the parents could support their child’s efforts in the Google classroom. The Kindergarteners are starting with the basics and learning how to log into their Google accounts independently and how to navigate to Google classroom.
When I attended the seventh grade computer class, they were creating interactive maps of Holy Redeemer School. The objective for this lesson is to create slideshows containing interactive slides. For this particular assignment, you can click on a portion of the map and then be able to read facts about that space. In the eighth grade class, they are working on a stock market tracking project. Each student has been given $100,000 to invest in the stock market. They are creating Google sheets to update the stock prices daily. At the end of the semester whomever has grown their investments the most will be declared the winner and will earn a bag of Smarties. Good luck to our eighth grade investors!
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Holy Redeemer Parish School of Religion (grades 1-8) acts as a support for the students and families of the parish as they live out their Baptismal call and give witness to the Good News in word and deed. It is the desire of the program to incorporate the students and their families into the faith life of the parish community.
There are two distinct celebrations taking place at this weekend’s 11:00 Mass. Our middle school participants, along with the team that directed the retreat, join the congregation as they conclude their three-day Luke 18 retreat. Each year Mike Huggins, our youth minister, directs this retreat along with a number of other volunteers for the youth in our parish. One of the great things about these retreats is that– not unlike the ACTS retreats–the majority of the talks are given by high school students who once made this retreat themselves when they were in middle school. It’s a beautiful illustration of the Gospel injunction “to give as a gift what you have received as a gift.” Our thanks to Mike, the youth ministry team and those parishioners who opened the doors of their homes as sleep houses for the retreatants.
Also at this Mass we celebrate 100 years of our parish’s Catholic Women’s League. What a blessing this organization has been to us! It would be impossible here to even list all the contributions they have made over the years. It was from their numbers that came the first Marthas and Marys; they are the ones who began and organized our annual progressive dinner. For a number of years they have headed up the parish fish fries and cleaned church before the great Holy Days. They also have sponsored a Day of Reflection for their members every Lent, in addition to sponsoring Advent by Candlelight. As I indicated, the list of their many involvements could go to great length, but what we want to do today is thank them and their marvelous tradition of service to Holy Redeemer Parish. May they have another 100 years of loving service to the parish family!