May 27 - June 3, 2022



Regina Retirements

Regina Summer Camps

Baseball Car Wash Fundraiser

Spirit Store Survey

Booster Club Hall of Fame

PISA Volunteers Needed

Memorial Mass - Sister Jean Marie

Used Uniform/Spirit Wear Drive

School Level Updates



Jr/Sr High

Looking Ahead

Calendar of Events


Quick Links to what you need!

2022-23 Academic Calendar

JMC - Parent Portal

Regina Activities Network (RAN)

Lands' End Uniforms

Used Uniforms - Buy/Sell/Trade Facebook Group

Regal Rewards (Scrip)

Regina Spirit Store

Activities Sign-Up Genius

Parish Websites & Programs


No summer meal program

Enjoy summer!

If you have information that you would like considered for inclusion in an upcoming Regal Weekly, please submit by each Wednesday at 3 pm. Click HERE and fill out the online form. Any photos or attachments should be emailed to

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It’s hard to believe that it’s the last day of school! I want to thank all of you for your support throughout the school year. The home-school partnership is essential to the success of any school. It has been delightful getting to know your children and your families. Most especially, we thank the tremendous teachers, staff and building administrators for all they do, day in and day out, to provide a faith-filled, optimal learning environment for all students. May each of them have the opportunity to step away this summer and get rejuvenated for the start of next year.

Congratulations to Regina High School golfer, Mikey Takacs, who finished 5th at the state golf meet earlier this week. Many thanks to all of the spring coaches for guiding and mentoring Regina students. 

The 6th graders had a prayer service yesterday celebrating their PK-6 years. Many thanks to Mr. Broeg, Ms. Gronstal, and Mrs. Vorwerk, I would also like to thank Fr. Beckman and the St. Wenceslaus community for providing each 6th grade student their own bible. 

The Weekly Regal will become the monthly Regal over the summer. Publications will be issued on July 1 and August 1. The Regal Weekly will resume on Friday, August 12. We look forward to welcoming everyone back in August. I wish you and your families a fun, safe, and peaceful summer. May God bless your travels, gatherings, and time with your families.


Joy M. Kelly, Ed.S.

Head of School

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Gospel at a Glance

The Feast of the Ascension (Luke 24: 46-53)

The Ascension was a transition moment for the disciples and early church. As our school year ends, this is a time of transition for the Regina Community. 

The Gospel tells us that after the Resurrection and the Lord’s appearance to many, he ascends into heaven. The disciples had asked if the Lord was going to restore the Kingdom to Israel. He responded, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” We all have the opportunity to be witnesses to faith, goodness, and the power of the Spirit working in our lives. What can we do this summer in some small ways to demonstrate God’s power working in us?


Regina Retirements

Regina would like to thank and extend wishes of a Happy Retirement to two special teachers that have been with our school for many years.

Mrs. Jan Rudolph from Regina Elementary has spent her career teaching in Catholic school for the past 23 years. At Regina she was a 2nd grade teacher for eight years and the rest was spent teaching 5th grade. She was known and appreciated for always being willing to figure out solutions to problems, come up with fun and creative ways for the 5th grade team to interact with their students and her very caring nature. During retirement she plans on doing some reading, traveling and going to Cubs games with her husband. She also is looking forward to seeing her three children more, including her twin grandsons. She said coming to Regina in 1998 was one of the best things that has happened to her she cherishes the memories she has made here. We will still see her on and off as she plans to sub and help out in the office when needed next year!

Mr. Clark McFerren has been an educator for 43 years. He spent the last 17 years teaching at Regina. Clark has taught English, some Speech, 4 years of Theology and previously spent two years as a principal. At Regina he was well known for being the most enthusiastic fan at sporting events, laughing the loudest and clapping the most while attending plays and musicals (even making some cameo appearances on stage) and being nominated by the seniors year after year after year to be a commencement speaker at graduation. He says during retirement he plans to paint and do watercolors, write his memoir (with name changes to prevent litigation), do home repair, and engage in grandpa duty (2 grandkids). We will also see him occasionally back at Regina as a substitute!

Regina Summer Activity Camps

There's no place like Summer Camp to build friendships that last a lifetime, create memories to look back on, and learn skills to keep forever! Have you signed up for Regina Summer Camps

Regina hosts athletic and creative activity camps for students in grades K - 12 with limited spots still available!

Click HERE to view camp dates and times and to sign up online!

Regina Baseball Fundraiser Car Wash

REMINDER Regina Baseball will be holding a fundraiser car wash at the Gilbert Street Hills Bank parking lot TOMORROW Saturday morning, May 28, from 8 am - 12 noon! 

Bring in your dirty vehicles to get dust and mud of winter and spring washed off and ready for summer!

Donations to support Regina Baseball are appreciated.

Booster Club

Spirit Store Survey

The Booster Club would like your feedback on what you'd like to have available in the Regina Spirit Store. Please click HERE and fill out the survey by June 1st. 

Questions? Please contact Keely Hinkel at

2023 Hall of Fame Nominations

Do you know a Regina alum or retired coach who has greatly impacted Regina athletics? Please nominate him or her for consideration for the 2023 Regina Boosters Hall of Fame. Athletes must have graduated from Regina and been out of school for 10 years. Deadline to apply is June 17th.  Click HERE for the online nomination form.

PISA - Parade of Homes Volunteers Needed

PISA (Parents in Support of the Arts) has the opportunity to once again have Regina parent/student volunteers staff shifts to be Greeters at a beautiful new house that is part of the 2022 Parade of Homes event and earn $450 for the Arts at Regina. The address of our house is 1203 Tamarack Trail, Iowa City.

Students who are Junior High or High School age can volunteer with a parent and also earn Silver Cord Service hours. Shifts are in smaller 2.5-3 hour blocks of time so as not to take up too much of anyone's day.  Please consider taking a shift or 2 to help us fill the schedule!

Please click HERE to see the available shifts and sign up!  PISA supports all K-12 Arts at Regina.

Questions? Please contact Shane Schemmel at

Celebrating Sister Jean Marie Brady, BVM, former Principal of Iowa City Catholic Grade School and Regina Elementary

Sister Mary Agnes Giblin, BVM, is organizing a special day to remember and honor Sister Jean Marie Brady, BVM, who passed away on February 1. All are welcome to meet her family, as well as old friends, to remember and celebrate.

Memorial Mass: June 11, 2022 • 11:30 AM •  St. Mary of the Visitation Church

Reception: 1:00-4:30 PM • Program/Remarks 3:00 PM •  The Kirkwood Room, 515 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City

Regina Used Uniform Garage Sale

The Class of 2023 is still accepting donations of used (but wearable) school uniforms & spirit wear. This includes polos, skirts/skorts, jumpers, pants, shorts, and sweatshirts as well as any Regina athletic/activity spirit wear you no longer want to be included in a fundraiser garage sale for the Class of 2023.

The garage sale date is TBD, but anticipate it in early June. Be on the lookout for more details soon! Donations should be brought to the HS office or HS library for collection by Annie Gavin.

Questions? Please contact Annie Gavin by call/text 319-331-4356 or email to arrange other pick-up or drop-off options after today.


Preschool Update - It's been a great year in preschool! We have accomplished many things this year, and we are looking forward to our new center opening for the new school year!

Through the last nine months we have watched Regina preschool students grow in faith, learn important new skills, develop friendships, and mature into confident children. Today was our last day of full day care and then we look to start summer camp in a week. If your child is staying home for the summer, then we look forward to seeing them in the fall, and if you child is signed up for summer camp then we'll see them on June 6th for our summertime adventures!


Elementary Update -

Congratulations to the

Class of 2028 on your advancement to Regina

Junior High!

It was a great year for Regina Elementary! We look forward to seeing you at camps and events over the next few months and hope you all have a fun-filled, safe summer!

5th & 6th Grade Guidance Project

The 5th and 6th graders have been working hard on a Guidance project for the past few weeks with Elementary Counselor Cara Richmond. Each student was asked to pick a college that they were interested in. Some students chose their college because there was a specific major they liked, some liked the sports teams, some liked the location of the college, some just liked the mascot, etc. Once they chose the college, they  conducted some general research about their school of choice.

The goal of the project was for students to gain better understanding and knowledge of different colleges and universities and what they all offer. Students were then asked to create a pennant to represent their college and they each shared them with their classes. We had a wide variety of schools chosen; from community colleges to four year universities to Military academies. This is such a fun project for the 5th and 6th graders and all of the younger students love to see these pennants hanging in the hallway as well!

Home & School End of Year Notes

Looking for a Chairperson for Take Pride In Our School Day 2022!

This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved in Home and School and help brighten up the playground for the new school year! The main role of the chairperson is to publicize the event, organize volunteers and coordinate things during the event. We have some fun ideas planned to make this year's Take Pride in Our School Day the best one yet. We just need that special volunteer to take the lead! This is also a great opportunity for high school students to get volunteer hours.

Please contact Samantha Kaeding,, with any questions or if you're interested in the position.

Elementary School Supply Sale

Shop May 1 through May 31 for your back to school supply packs for the 2022-23 school year!

Enjoy every moment of your summer by letting Regina Home and School help take care of your back to school shopping! Avoid busy stores, supply chain issues and lugging it all in to the classroom by ordering our teacher approved supply list through EPI.

Supply packs will be delivered and waiting for your child in the classroom at the back to school event!

Now that your school pre-registration is complete, check one more thing off and let Home & School help you enjoy all the sunny days ahead.

Click HERE to visit the site and use our school id code: REG015

Questions? Please contact Cynthia Aloe at


Bell Schedule This Week

A/B Day- Bell Schedule

Congratulations to

the Regina Class of 2022!

Math Club Students Compete in National Math League Competition in Kansas City,MO

Regina High School was represented by four students who traveled to the National Math League Competition on Saturday, May 21st. Teacher Beth Hill led the team of Sebatian Nuxoll, Riordan Smith, Kangnan Ye and Genevieve Burger.

The competition included over 100 students, both in person and online, including students in Silicon Valley. They participated in 4 different rounds of testing: Sprint (30 questions in 60 minutes), Target (4 pairs of questions with 10 minutes for each pair of questions), Team (a team of up to 6 students answers 10 questions in 20 minutes), and Relay (a team of up to 3 students answers five 3-part questions with 3 minutes for each 3-part question).

Mrs. Hill is always happy to have new students join the Math Club. Please contact her at to be notified of summer meetings and meetings for next fall. These contests are a great way to prepare students for the rigor of the AP Calculus test and scoring.led by teacher

Social Justice Club Supports NAMI

Regina's Social Justice Club led by teacher Stacy Sueppel, hosted a fundraiser sweats/jeans day this week as part of May being Mental Health Awareness Month and raised $513 that was donated to NAMI Johnson County. Pictured are: NAMI Johnson County Board President and Regina Alumna, Mary Lu 'Staab' Callahan ' 71, Lillian Santillan, Lexi Faudel, Ella Bryan, Hailey Hein, Sophia Schnoebelen, and Abby Schuessler. Not pictured: James Nguyen, Harper Erwin, Maggie Huting.

The Social Justice Club learns about fairness as it plays out in society. It is also a big component of our Catholic faith. We are called to do whatever we can to help others. It is not our place to judge others situations and discussions in the group always come back to the importance of treating our fellow humans with dignity and integrity. Next year the group will bring doing a monthly bulletin board and a monthly newsletter and invite others to participate and get involved!

Class of 2023 Softball Concessions Fundraiser

Message from Jen Panther - Class of 2023 Softball Concessions Coordinator


The softball team is primed for another fantastic season and HOPEFULLY another run at the State Tournament in Fort Dodge, but we need your help (whether volunteering in the concession stand or donating, either or BOTH would be greatly appreciated)


The Class of 2023, just like last summer has the amazing opportunity to raise funds for the annual Class Trip to Washington D.C. The more money we can raise before hand, the less money we have to contribute out of pocket later. Due to COVID restrictions, our class is a little behind in raising funds. The Class of 2023 will be manning the softball concessions this summer.


Softball Details: 12 Home games: First game was May 23rd, last game is June 28th. 

We have a couple asks as we get ready to kick off the season

The committee kindly requests a $40 donation to help purchase food & supplies, develop a 'bank' to utilize during the games, cover unexpected expenses, etc.

  • You can make your cash donations to the Class of 2023 through this online form - HERE
  • If you would rather donate items, you may sign up HERE
  • PLEASE volunteer (students and parents) to work at the concession stand: HERE

Students can earn Silver Cord Hours for volunteering in the concession stand!

Questions? Please contact Jen Panther at

Class of 2024 Baseball Concessions Fundraiser

The class of 2024 is is raising funds for upcoming activities the class will be involved with including planning Post Prom. Money raised will help fund this event as well as other expenses the class may incur this coming year.

The first fundraiser is staffing the Baseball concessions this summer. 

  • You can make your cash donations to the Class of 2024 through this online form - HERE
  • PLEASE (students and parents)volunteer to work at the concession stand: HERE

Students can earn Silver Cord Hours for volunteering in the concession stand!

Questions? Please contact Sarah Streb at



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