A few highlights from Catholic Schools Week 2021… Fr. Steve Albero noted during Sunday’s opening mass… “As we begin to celebrate Catholic Schools Week this week, we celebrate the fact that our school, all Catholic schools, teach our students to love one another, to respond to each other with care and dignity, and recognize their own power and authority within.”
SNS may have been closed for the first day of CSW, but our students were engaged in real life academics while creating snow angels for religion class, testing snowball velocity in math, and observing the melting point of marshmallows in hot chocolate for science. Extra credit was given for random acts of kindness like shoveling driveways for neighbors.
Service Day is always the SNS students’ favorite day of CSW. This year, our students dug through their coin jars and flipped sofa cushions to bring in nickels to celebrate Peter C. and Rylee M., two children in the local community, who are undergoing treatment for cancer. It was truly our school’s honor to support Peter and Rylee and their families during SNS’ annual Nickels to Knock Out Cancer Event.
The HASA spoiled the faculty and staff with a catered lunch on Teacher Appreciation Day. The teachers truly enjoyed the delicious meal and special treats. HASA turned right around to treat all the students to ice cream and water ice in celebration of Student Appreciation Day.
SNS had its own “Souper” Bowl celebration during CSW with the students donating 361 cans of soup to honor the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs. No matter who won Super Bowl LV on Sunday, the real winner is the St. Norbert Parish Outreach Program who received all the students’ soup donations.