March 3 - March 9



Students First Act/ESA Information Music In Our Schools Month

Regina Fish Fry

Regina Foundation Scholarships

Kingery Character Endowment Award

Booster's Basketball Slam Raffle

Innovation In Education Nominations

Teacher of the Year Nominations

Volleyball Clinic in July

Weekly Rosary

School Level Updates



Jr/Sr High

Looking Ahead

Calendar of Events


Quick Links to what you need!

2022-23 Academic Calendar

7th - 12th Activities Registration

Athletic Passes

Regina Activities Network (RAN)

Lands' End Uniforms

Used Uniforms - Buy/Sell/Trade Facebook Group

Regal Rewards (Scrip)

Activities Volunteer Sign-Up

Parish Websites & Programs


Monday - Pizza Crunchers, Steamed Broccoli, Peach Slices

Tuesday - Beef Walking Taco, Lettuce, Cheese, Salsa, Steamed Corn

Wednesday - Turkey Sandwich, Cherry Tomatoes, Applesauce Cup

Thursday - Hotdog w/Bun, Baked Beans, Pear Slices

Friday - Stuffed Crust Cheese Pizza, Green Beans, Assorted Fruit

Regina Family,

There's music in the air at Regina as our students across the school prepare for spring and warmer weather. Congratulations to directors Dr. Richter and Ms. Pappalardo for a successful musical! This last weekend over 85 Regina High School students (a record number for any recent Regina production) participated in the productions of Grease at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts to nearly sold out audiences every show! In the elementary school the Kindergarden, First and Second graders hosted a spring concert on Thursday, and next week Third, Fourth and Fifth graders will follow suit and shine on stage.

Those singing second-graders have been a busy group -- this week they displayed their Rainforest Projects in the main elementary hallway. Second graders are also complementing their Religion classes on campus with regular preparations for the celebration of the Sacrament of First Communion later this spring. 

In the Junior and Senior High, our girls basketball team concluded a successful season with a loss in the quarterfinals at the Iowa State Girls Basketball Tournament, while boys high school and junior high teams celebrated their season's accomplishments with awards banquets. 

Mr. Plummer tells us he's particularly proud of the number of students on these teams who earned academic recognition from their respective athletic associations, and with the large number of Junior and Senior High students in athletics and the musical who are on the Regina Honor Roll. 

Lastly, we want to remind you to come visit our fantastic Fish Fry this Friday evening from 5-8pm in the Regina Cafeteria, or to grab some curbside takeout from the friendly faces there.

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Students First Act /ESA Information

The new Students First Act or ESA (Educational Savings Account) passed in January and we are learning more about it every day. The operational side of the bill is still being determined by the Iowa Department of Education. Applications for the account are due June 30, 2023 for the 23/24 school year. For more information please visit the DOE website:

The Regina Business Office will disperse information as we learn more. In the meantime, here are some facts of what we do know about ESA:

  • Parents who choose to enroll their eligible children in an accredited private school will receive an amount equal to the per pupil funding allocated to public school districts for the same budget school year. Funds will be deposited into an education savings account (ESA) to be used for tuition, fees, and other qualified education expenses as specified in the legislation.  (Source – Iowa Department of Education – Education Savings Accounts)
  • The application process is in development now and details, including the application start date, will be provided soon. Applications will be due on June 30, 2023, for the 2023- 2024 school year.
  • Applications are valid for one year; a family must apply annually to remain eligible for the program. (Source – Iowa Department of Education – Education Savings Accounts)
  • 2023-24 Eligible include – All incoming Kindergarten students, students who are currently enrolled in a public school, and those who are currently enrolled in a private school whose income is 300% or less of the poverty level.

As always thank you for your support and prayers for all that we do every day.

God bless,

Kady Hall

Questions? Please contact Regina Director of Finance, Kady Hall at

March is Music In Our Schools Month

Music in Our Schools Month (MIOSM), is a national event to celebrate and raise awareness around the importance of music education for all students—and to remind citizens that school is where all students should have access to music. Music educators from across the country use MIOSM as a platform to bring students, families, local community members, and state and local elected officials’ attention to their school’s music program and the benefits that music provides to students of all ages.

This initiative to support music education began in New York as a one day celebration of music in 1973. In 1985, the celebration was expanded to the entire month of March. Teachers and students across the US and Europe participated by joining the World’s Largest Concert, with entire schools gathering to sing the same music at the same time on the same day. In the 1990s, PBS started broadcasting the World’s Largest Concert. In 2002, instrumental music was added and school bands and orchestras across the world began to participate in the concert.

Regina is blessed to have many musicians as part of our staff and school leadership. We’ll be introducing you to the many Musicians in Our School over the month of March. Make sure you check out the poster wall outside the cafeteria to see the display of Regina staff musicians and learn about their experiences in music. Regina staff have participated in a wide variety of music ensembles, including concert choir, show choir, jazz choir, madrigal choir, musicals, operas, concert band, jazz band, pep band, and marching band at the high school and college levels.

Regina Booster Fish Fry

Dates: 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31

Adults-$14 Includes:

  • Fried catfish, fried cod, fried, shrimp, OR baked salmon
  • Served with baked potato, coleslaw, corn, cottage cheese, and dinner roll
  • Extra piece of fish- $5
  • Add shrimp-$5

Kids- $5 Includes:

  • Cheese pizza OR macaroni and cheese
  • Served with french fries and a cookie

Dine in or carry out hours are 5pm-8pm.

Call 319-338-5436 to order carry out.  

If you call for carry out and get a busy signal, that means that all 3 lines are busy but please call back and try again!  If you get the voicemail please hit the # button right away and it will transfer you to the carry out phone line. 

BINGO every Friday from 5 - 7 PM too!

Sign up to Volunteer: Click HERE

Regina Foundation Scholarships

The Regina Foundation will award more than 60 tuition assistance scholarships ($400-$800 each) to new and returning K-12 students for school year 2023-2024. All scholarships are NOT based on financial need, but families are encouraged to complete Regina’s financial aid application* by April 17, 2023, to be eligible for need-based scholarships. Fourteen scholarships will also be awarded to college-bound Regina seniors.

Be sure to apply if your student is:

  • a community, school or church volunteer;
  • a child of a Regina faculty or staff member;
  • a member of St. Joseph Parish in Hills;
  • a St. Wenceslaus altar server, lector or volunteer;
  • entering Regina High School next year;
  • in choir or band;
  • a minority;
  • one of multiple siblings at Regina; OR
  • involved in Regina sports or other activities.

Students and their families may view criteria and apply for scholarships online at *Regina’s financial aid application can be found online at under Admission.

All scholarship applications are due no later than 3:00 pm on April 17, 2023, and MUST be completed/submitted online. Scholarships will be awarded in May 2023.

For more information, contact the Regina Foundation at or 319-354-5866.

Kingery Character Endowment Award

Nominate a Regina teacher, coach, or staff member who goes “above and beyond” for the Kingery Character Endowment Award. The recipient will receive $250 to be used in his/her classroom or program at Regina. Complete an online nomination form at (under Scholarships) by April 30.

Past recipients include Phil Arendt, Jess Pizana, Marlene Frantz, Lisa Rummelhart, Julie Rhomberg, Michelle Harney, Kris Rutt, Steph Foley, John Demory, Doug Vollstedt and Glenn Plummer.

Questions? Please contact Shelley Rublaitus in the Regina Foundation at 

Regina Athletic Booster Club Basketball Slam Fundraiser

The Booster Club is selling Basketball Slam tickets for a fundraiser. This fundraiser follows The March Madness Tournament. You’ll receive 4 different teams under a scratch off on your ticket. If your 4 teams score the most or least points after the tournament is over, you win a cash prize!

Total prizes being given away by Regina Athletic Booster Club are $500! You can support by clicking on the ticket image, then create a simple account to purchase. Cards are $20 each. Buy two, get one free! Order in multiples of two to receive a free ticket! Orders will be emailed to you (virtual scratch ticket) and there’s nothing else you have to do to win! 

Order Online Now! The last day to order online is March 31, 2023. Thank you for your continued support of Regina Athletic Booster Club!

Innovation in Education Nominations

The Iowa City area business community invites you to nominate an outstanding person or program for special recognition at our Innovation in Education awards event. Thank someone for going the extra mile in your K-12 education experience!

Nominate: Nominate an outstanding teacher, student, faculty member, group, or program that deserves an award for their innovative and collaborative work in education. Learn more or make a nomination through the online nomination form.

Nomination Deadline: March 31st at 5pm

Celebrate: Mark your calendar for Wednesday, April 26th at The Englert Theatre to see the award presentation and recognize the outstanding educators, students, and programs. This event is free and open to the public! Doors open at 6:00pm.

Iowa Dept of Ed - Teacher of the Year Nominations

Will the 2024 Iowa Teacher of the Year hail from your school district? One thing is sure: She or he won’t if you don’t nominate a teacher for the honor.

And that’s the beauty – anyone can nominate a teacher: administrators, colleagues, students, parents, college faculty and associations.

The Teacher of the Year award provides an opportunity to recognize an Iowa teacher who motivates, challenges, and inspires excellence; who is respected by students and peers; who is a dedicated professional that helps nurture hidden talents and abilities; who is a creative, caring individual; who takes teaching beyond textbooks and blackboards; and who is an exceptional teacher helping to redefine American education.

Sound like someone you know? Then nominate today.

Nomination Form for the 2024 Iowa Teacher of the Year

2023 Volleyball Clinic for 6-12th Grades

Date - July 13 & 14, 2023

All Skills clinic run by the University of Iowa Volleyball staff and current players! This clinic is designed for both beginners and experienced volleyball players to grow in all aspects of the game.

All participants will receive a T-shirt! 

  • 6-8th grade: 9-11am (Max 40 Participants)
  • 9-12th grade: 11-1pm (Max 40 Participants)
  • Participants will need to bring a water bottle, wear shorts, t-shirts and knee pad. 

Cost: $60

Click HERE to fill out online registration form

Checks can be mailed to Regina High School, 2150 Rochester Ave., Iowa City, IA 52245

Questions? Contact Carolyn Sueppel in the Activities Office at


Come join us each Wednesday morning at 7:30 AM in the Regina Chapel or online to pray the rosary. Click HERE for the online Google Meet Link.

Please contact Doug Vollstedt at or Matthew Staab  with any questions that you have!


Preschool Updates

This week the Early Childhood Center celebrated the 100th day of preschool! The Dove Room students dressed in their PJ's and practiced writing letters and numbers in shaving cream. It was a wonderful morning to celebrate how much our students have learned this year - and get a little messy, too! 

Just a reminder that the Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center will be providing free speech, language, and hearing screenings for our preschool program the morning of Wednesday, March 8th. To include your child in the screening process, please complete the Screening Permission Form.


K-2 Music Concert

This week we were entertained at the K-2 Spring Music Concert called "School Rulez" The students were decked out in their best blue/gold Regina spirit wear and each grade performed songs that made us smile. Thank you to our fabulous K-5 Music teach Ms. Christina Pappalardo for helping our students learn the love of music!

3rd- 5th Spring Music Concert

Join us next week for our Grades 3-5 Spring Music Concert called "Beep! Beep!" It will be held on Thursday, March 9th in the Elementary Gym at 7pm. We can't wait to see this show!

Second Grade Rainforest Projects

It's that time of year when our second grade students get to research a rainforest creature and create a diorama display or poster with all of the interesting facts and information! The elementary front hall was adorned with their creativity this week.

Some fun rainforest facts:

  • It is believed that over 50% of the world's species of plants and animals that live on land are found in the rainforest.
  • Amazingly, only 6 - 7% of the total land surface on Earth is covered by rainforest.
  • On average, there are between 20 to 80 different species of trees per acre.

Read more at:



7-12 Daily Bell Schedule

March 6 - March 9

Students & Staff of the Week

Congratulations to the Regina Jr/Sr High Students and Staff of the Week! Students and teachers are nominated for this weekly recognition by going above and beyond for our Regina community by being leaders, doing the right thing, or excellence in academics or activities.

  • 12th - Lexi Faudel
  • 11th - John Devery (not pictured)
  • 10th - Lincoln Dardis
  • 9th - Trajan Plummer
  • 8th - Leah Sickels
  • 7th - Joseph LaGrange
  • Staff - Kara Batcheller & Marlene Frantz

Congratulations to Regina Girls Basketball

Regina Girls Basketball made us proud with a return trip the state tournament this year.

Congratulations to coach Mary Rogers and the entire team for all of their effort and hard work this season! We look forward to seeing the team in action next season!

Junior High Dance for 6-8th Grades

Young Women In STEM Conference

On February 28th, six 8th grade students attended the "Young Women in STEM" event at Collins Aerospace in Cedar Rapids.

During the event, students performed hands-on STEM activities in female engineer-led groups. Some event activities included designing a light up musical greeting card, building a prosthetic hand which will be donated to a child who was born without a hand, and touring the Collins Aerospace labs. The keynote speaker, Julie Strickland, a Collins engineer, worked on the NASA spacesuit and brought a real spacesuit that has been used by NASA for space walks on the International Space Station. 

National Honor Society Applications

Applications for the Regina chapter of the National Honor Society are due Tuesday, March 7th at 5 pm

Applicants should make sure they have met all criteria before applying.


  • Must be at least a sophomore
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.5
  • Must be a member of at least one club/activity
  • Must have completed at least 10 hours of documentable community service during high school (service time during the school day does not count)
  • Submit completed application

If you need service hours, Houses Into Homes has volunteer opportunities before the application deadline. Many other organizations have opportunities available, too (including your churches).

Houses into Homes

Warehouse volunteering sign-up: click HERE

Delivery sign-up: click HERE

If you have questions, please feel free to contact faculty sponsors Beth Hill at or Lisa Moore at

Spring Activities Meeting 

March 8th at 6:00 PM in the Regina High School gym. 

This meeting is for parents and students participating in spring activities: track, soccer, and golf.

Questions? Please contact Activities Director, Taylor Hotek at

Regina High School Blood Drive

sponsored by Regina National Honor Society

  • Who: You can donate if you are 16+ and all students must bring a signed parental consent form. Regina staff and parents/guardians are welcome to sign up as well.
  • What: Blood Drive
  • Where: In the Regina Multi Purpose Room
  • When: Thursday, March 30 from 9 am to 2 pm
  • Why: We invite you to donate blood for our local hospitals and patients in need. Those patients include those having surgeries, cancer patients, heart patients, trauma victims...could be someone you know that needs blood. You can help!
  • How: Sign-up using QR code or link Are you a first time donor? Here's what to expect!

All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a $10 gift card of their choice OR the ImpactLife cooler shown above.

Questions? Please contact Lisa Moore at or Beth Hill at

Regina Party After Prom

Hosted by Regina Class of 2024

The Regina Party After Prom Committee is seeking donations for the 2023 Regina Party After Prom that will be held on April 22, 2023. We are thrilled to host this safe and memorable event for our Regina high school students and their guests.  

The committee is seeking monetary donations, gift certificates, and/or donated merchandise from your or your business. All items donated will be used to fund the party’s entertainment or be distributed to the students as prizes throughout the evening.

Thank you for helping make the 2023 Regina High School Party After Prom the “can’t miss” event of the year! This party is funded solely on donations and organized by parent volunteers, so any level of support for entertainment and prizes will make the event a great success. Click HERE for the "How to Donate" form.

Thank you for your consideration,

2023 Regina Party After Prom Committee

Questions? Please contact Carolyn Sueppel (319-325-6289) or Beth Clark at (319- 631 -1876)

Regina Jr/Sr High Counselor - Info Share

Questions regarding any of the information below can be directed to Regina Jr/Sr High Counselor, Lynne Zoulek at

Upcoming events

Regina Course Registration for '23-'24 School Year

Mrs. Zoulek will be in classrooms soon to meet with students regarding course selection for the next school year. More information will be available soon.

Kirkwood Engineering Day open to students in grades 9-12

Kirkwood Community College will host a hands-on engineering day on Friday, March 31st from 9 am to noon for high school students. Students will be engaged in interactive engineering activities during the visit. Students will be exposed to the transfer and career technical engineering programs on Kirkwood’s Cedar Rapids campus. Lunch will be provided. Students should register online as well as with Mrs. Zoulek by March 21st. Registration Form: Click HERE.

Save the Date: April 25th Build My Future Career Fair open to students in grades 9-12

Build My Future, hosted by Architecture, Construction and Engineering businesses provides high school students the opportunity to spend a day with construction professionals through an interactive showcase. There will be hands-on activities provided by industry partners. Students will engage in learning labs for carpentry, electrical, masonry, welding and many more skilled trades careers. This event will be held at Johnson County Fairgrounds. Lunch will be provided.  Sign up by March 21st with Mrs. Zoulek.



2022-23 Athletic Passes  


Boys Soccer Girls Soccer

High School Track Junior High Track

Boys Golf Girls Golf


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