School News for January 19th, 2018

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Parent Notes & Reminders



Congrats to our 4th – 8th grade qualifiers for the Geography Bee! 4th Grade: Aryan Bhutani, Parker Bernhoft and Taylor Field; 5th Grade: Amrit Bhutani and Alex Keller; 6th Grade: Nathan Holthaus and Sam Bevelacqua; 7th Grade: Alex Hart, Lauren Tran and Noah Thompson; 8th grade: Kannon Knutsvig, Zach Stocker and Diego Torres. 


Christian Service Learning class has designed a fundraiser for teens in foster care. There is a table outside of the high school office with large jars labeled with grades 6-12. The point of the game is to get the most money in your jar, but there’s a catch! For any change that adds up to one dollar placed in the jar, a one dollar bill cancels that dollar of change out. So, to make another class’ total go down, add dollar bills to their jar and lots of coins to your own! The money will be counted every day at the end of the day to keep track of where each class stands. The winning class gets a free sweatpants day. Also, there will be a bin under the table where you can donate lightly used clothing that teenagers in foster care would be interested in wearing!  The seniors are in the lead with positive $5.01, Mrs. Santee’s 6th grade is positive 25¢, 10th grade has -18¢, 8th grade -82¢, 7th grade has -95¢ the juniors are -$12 and the staff, Mrs. Bergum’s 6th grade and 9th grade have empty jars. 


Sacred Heart will be hosting TWO FUNDRAISERS to help send five students on a pilgrimage to Rome!


Pizza Ranch -3750 32nd Ave, GF

Monday, January 22nd

5:00 - 9:00 PM

This Pizza Ranch Community Impact Fundraiser will have students and volunteers on hand bussing tables for donations! Let Pizza Ranch KNOW you support “SACRED HEART” when you are ordering and Pizza Ranch will donate 20% of your order. Good on dine in, delivery, or pick up!


Spaghetti Dinner

Tuesday, January 30th

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Sacred Heart Social Hall

Come enjoy a dinner and stay for the basketball game!

Support the SH Foundation

Consider supporting the Sacred Heart Foundation February 8th on Giving Heart's Day! More information is available HERE. The Sacred Heart Foundation exists to provide opportunities for giving at Sacred Heart that will lead to a sustainable financial foundation for generations to come.


Registration for 18-19


Registration for 2018-19 opened on January 8th. Packets were mailed to both current and prospective families. Current SHS families, new Kindergarten families, or new Preschool families can register using the form found HERE.

  • 1st-12th returning families can return the registration form with the $100 per family registration fee (will go up to $200 after March 1st).
  • Kindergarten families can add their youngest to the same registration form with the $100 per family registration fee (will go up to $200 after March 1st). Enrollment for Kindergarten is limited and can fill fast!
  • Preschool families (either 3 & 4 yr old Little Angels or 4 & 5 yr old Little Saints) can also register on the same form and select a preferred section. The form must be returned with the $100 per family registration fee (will go up to $200 after March 1st). Please note that Preschool enrollment is not first come first serve, but is based on the admission policy (see Preschool explanation letter HERE). Sections will be allocated after March 1st. Enrollment for Preschool is limited and fills fast!

Here are some important dates for families to keep in mind about Registration!

  • February 1st - FACTS scholarship and tuition assistance opens for applications. Scholarships & Tuition Assistance is available to a registered student in Kindergarten through 12. It is not available for Preschool students.
  • March 1st - Early registration deadline and Preschool registration deadline. Returning families who turn in a registration form by this date can save $100 on the registration fee.  After this date the registration fee goes up from $100 to $200. 
  • May 1st - Deadline to apply for FACTS K-12 tuition assistance for returning families. Scholarships & Tuition Assistance will be allocated based on FACTS applications at this date.  Instructions on how to apply can be found HERE.

Students of the Month

Sacred Heart School recognized their students of the month for December after this morning's high school Mass. Students selected are those that exemplify themselves as living the school’s Mission and Philosophy. Nominees are followers of Christ while being purposeful thinkers, effective communicators, self-directed learners, productive group participants and citizens who are responsible and responsive to the needs of society and our student body.

Students of the Month were Ben Ross (8th), Ben Goetz (10th), and Jade Zimprich (12th). Nominees for this month were in 7-8th: Grace Miller, Diego Torres, Zachary Martin, and Elizabeth Siemers. For 9-10th: Danaeya Martinez, Gabby Zimprich, Maddi Mitzel, Ivy Edwards, and Katilyn Werner. For 11-12th: Hannah Swiger, Ireland Hanson, and Jaxon Bergum. Congratulations to all!


UND Honor Choir

Congratulation to Hannah Hollcraft, Kloe Wavra and Katie Brindamour on being chosen to participate in the UND Honor Choir beginning this afternoon. These students will be dismissed for the afternoon.

Athletic Club Fundraiser THIS WEEKEND!!

 You are invited to the Athletic Club Hoop-A-Thon Family Fun Night January 20th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart.


This is for ALL ages. Teams of 2 will square off head to head in a shooting competition. If you keep winning you will keep advancing through the bracket. Prizes will go out to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Consolation Champions. Each team will be guaranteed at least 2 games. The Hoop-A-Thon will also have a pasta dinner, Bingo with Cash Prizes and kids games throughout the night.


Registration includes entrance into the shoot out tournament (two participants included!) and dinner. $75 maximum family registration is available.


This event is open to families, all ages welcome, bring grandma and grandpa too! Dinner, Ice Cream and Concessions.



Catholic Schools Week at SHS


Sacred Heart is looking forward to Catholic Schools Week which runs January 28th-February 3rd! National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. The theme for 2018 is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” Sacred Heart and our Grand Cities Catholic Schools friends at Holy Family - St. Mary's Catholic School & St. Michael's Catholic School will observe the annual celebration week with Masses and activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events our schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation. Learn more about Sacred Heart's schedule online HERE.


Activities & Athletics Update


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From SH Athletics: We are in need of people to fill many open spots for basketball events at the school. Fulfill your athletic volunteer hours or work to fulfill some school commitment responsibilities! We are about halfway through the basketball seasons and your help is so very much appreciated.

Boys Sport Sign-Up

Girls Sport Sign-Up


Good luck to Levi Dallum as the swim team travels to Minot for a dual today and a full meet tomorrow. 
The Gymnastics team is traveling to Valley City today. Good Luck Tara Walski.
The wrestling team is traveling to Fargo for a tournament today. The team will be dismissed at 12:00.

The boys basketball team beat the Freeze 56-54 in dramatic game last night in Karlstad. Congrats to the Eagles who kept fighting back and playing for each other. Jordan Tomkinson hit the game winning basket to move the Eagles past the Freeze. That bucket was Jordan’s 1000th career point in just 40 games played. Jordan finished with 18 points, John Fontaine scored 10 points, Brendin Bethke had 9 points, Evan Sczepanski and Jack Gerber each scored 8. 


Junior high boys and girls basketball will be playing at Riverside Christian School with games beginning at 4:00. All players are to meet your coaches outside the locker room right after school ready to walk to Riverside.


The girls basketball team defeated Climax-Fisher Tuesday night 52-25 behind a strong team effort. Leading the Eagles was Jessica Remer with 16 points and 6 steals, Maddi Mitzel 11 points and 7 rebounds, and Katelyn Rudolph had a double/double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Sydney Lloyd grabbed 9 rebounds and Bella Knudson had 7 and all players scored.



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Don't Miss It!


Friday, January 19th


• 4:00pm Varsity Wrestling at Fargo Tournament (Fargo)

• 4:30pm Boys Swimming vs Minot (Minot HS)

• 4:00pm Girls 8th vs Riverside Christian (Riverside Christian)

• 4:00pm Girls 7th vs Riverside Christian (Riverside Christian)

• 5:00pm Boys 7th vs Riverside Christian (Riverside Christian)

• 5:00pm Gymnastics vs Valley City (Valley Twister Center)

Saturday, January 20th

• Youth Basketball (Both Gyms)

• 9:00am JV Wrestling at Fargo Tournament

• 9:00am Boys C Basketball Tournament (Ada, MN)

• 11:00am Boys Swimming at Minot Invitational

• 4:00-8:00 p.m. Athletic Club Hoop A Thon (see information above)

Sunday, January 21st

• 3:00pm Grades 4-6 Archery Club Practice (Small Gym) NEW TIME!

• 4:00pm Grades 7-12 Archery Club Practice (Small Gym) NEW TIME!

• 4:00pm Men's League (Merth Gym)

Monday, January 22nd

• NO SCHOOL (Staff Development Day)

5:00-9:00pm Rome Pilgrimage Fundraiser (Pizza Ranch -3750 32nd Ave, GF)

5:30/5:30/6:00/7:30pm 7th/8th/JV/V Girls BB vs WAO (HOME)

• 6:00pm Women's Ministry Wine & Cheese Social (Social Hall)

Tuesday, January 23rd

• 8:00am-9:00pm Adoration Available (Church)

• 4:30/5:00/5:30/6:00/7:30 7th/C/8th/JV/V Boys BB vs SA (Stephen-Argyle HS)

• 6:00pm Chess Club (room 212)

• 6:00pm Preschool-12th Open House for Prospective Families for 2018-19

Wednesday, January 24th

• 7:30am NHS meeting

• High School Vocal Solo Contest

• Religious Education Classes

Thursday, January 25th

• 8:30am Elementary Mass (Church)

• Kindergarten Parent/Teacher Conferences (afternoon & evening)

• 2:00pm Spelling Bee (Auditorium)

• 4:45/4:45/6:00/7:30pm 7th/8th/6:00/7:30pm Girls BB vs RLF (Red Lake Falls HS)

• 6:00/7:00 JV/V Wrestling vs Fargo North (Fargo North HS)

Friday, January 26th


• Kindergarten Parent Teacher Conferences (all day)

• 8:30am High School Mass (Church)

• 2:00pm HS Know Your Faith Competition (Big Gym)

• 5:00/6:00/6:00/7:30 7th/JV/8th/V Boys BB vs WAO (WAO HS)

• 5:30pm Boys Swimming vs Sheyenne, Wahpeton, Williston (GF Central HS)