School News for January 26th, 2018

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Parent Notes & Reminders

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. Some sections can fill fast so families are encouraged to register early if they have Preschool or Kindergarteners! 1st-12th returning families can save $100 on their registration fee if they return the registration form by March 1st (the fee will go from $100 to $200 after this date).


Kloe Wavra has been selected as the Sacred Heart Triple A representative. Kloe will be attending the Triple A banquet on February 7th where sub-section and section winners will be announced. Kloe has been a leader at Sacred Heart in academics, athletics and the arts. Congratulations Kloe and best of luck in the competition. 


Spaghetti Dinner

Tuesday, January 30th

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Sacred Heart Social Hall

Come enjoy a dinner and stay for the basketball game! This fundraising dinner supports SHS students traveling to Rome this summer on a pilgrimage with the University of Mary!

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.

High School Parents

All University of Mary Dual Credit enrollment forms are due to Miss Wilson no later than Monday. If you do not have your form here or properly filled out please have it turned in no later than Monday morning.




Congrats to Abby Zwilling, the winner of the 5th-8th grade Spelling Bee and to all our students who participated! Class winners for grades 5-8, are Grade 5: Amrit Bhutani and Alex Keller, Grade 6: Sophie Haug and Mason Nelp, Grade 7: Abby Zwilling and Lauren Tran, Grade 8: Gianna Hollcraft and Ben Ross.


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. 


Congratulations to Alexander Keller in 5th grade on placing third in the Sertoma Freedom Essay Contest. The contest was open to all 5th grade students in the Grand Forks and East Grand Forks area. This year there were 221 essays entered in the competition.


All SHS participants in Wednesday's HS Vocal Solo competition received either Excellent or Superior ratings. Jade Zimprich and Naomi Lee earned Excellent ratings; and Jack White, Katie Brindamour, Hannah Hollcraft, Bella Haas, Kaitlyn Werner, Harrison Punton, Jacob Kraft, Lily Zimprich, and Kloe Wavra earned Superior ratings. Kloe Wavra and Katie Brindamour both earned honorable mentions for "Best of the Day" award. Congrats to all students who performed Wednesday.

Free Throw Contest

The Knight’s of Columbus Free Throw Shooting Contest will be held Sunday, January 28th, at 12:00PM (noon) in the Sacred Heart Gym.  The contest is open to boys and girls age 9-14. 

Catholic Schools Week is NEXT WEEK!

Sacred Heart is looking forward to Catholic Schools Week which runs January 28th-February 3rd!


This week will include fun DRESS UP DAYS and activities for students. 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.


"Know Your Faith" LIVE Coverage


Today, Sacred Heart School will be determining which 9-12th grade team goes onto the State "Know Your Faith" Challenge next week. Live coverage of the STATE "Know Your Faith" Competition at Trinity High School will begin at 11:30 a.m. CT, on Wednesday, January 31. This will be broadcast on the radio on AM 1370, online on REAL PRESENCE RADIO HERE, on the RPR app, and via REAL PRESENCE RADIO'S FACEBOOK HERE. Listen to the encore on Sunday afternoon from 12-2 p.m.CT.


Theology teacher Tim Brooke and junior Gabe Suda spoke on Real Presence Radio on Thursday about SHS and the competition. Missed it? Hear them again on the RPL HR. 1 Jan. 25th Podcast available 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


The swim team is at home today in a meet with Sheyenne, Wahpeton and Williston, the meet begins at 5:30 at Grand Forks Central. Good Luck Levi Dallum.
The wrestling team lost in Wahpeton Tuesday, however Will Rohrich won his match with a pin in 29 seconds!

The boys basketball team was on the road Tuesday night and got a big win over Stephen-Argyle to move to 13-1 for a season record. The boys are off to one of the best season starts in school boys' basketball history! Playing great team defense and sharing the basketball in the 2nd half was the key to victory. Scoring leaders for the Eagles were Jordan Tomkinson with 22, Jack Gerber 15, Brenden Bethke 12, and Oscar Ortiz with 9. Jacob Schepp made a very classy and unselfish play to end the game. Congrats to all the Eagles and keep it rolling tonight in Warren! 


The girls basketball team lost a physical battle last night to Red Lake Falls 41-49. The Eagles came out hard in the first half scoring and rebounding well. They fell behind in the second half but the girls never gave up. Jessica Remer led the team in scoring with 13 points, Sydney Lloyd added 10 points and Maddi Mitzel, Katelyn Rudolph, and Macyn Bloom all scored 6 points. Next week the girls have home games Monday and Thursday; Hope you can be there to cheer them on!


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Don't Miss It!


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)

Saturday, January 27th

• Youth Basketball (Both Gyms)

• 10:00am Boys Swimming at West Fargo Invitational (Hulbert Aquatics Center, WF)

• 12:00pm Gymnastics vs Jamestown (Jamestown HS)

Sunday, January 28th

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK Jan 28th-Feb 3rd (View Calendar HERE)

• KC Pancake Breakfast after all Masses

• 12:00pm Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest (Big Gym)

• 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 29th

"Character Day" - view CSW Calendar HERE)

• 9:42am All School Praise & Worship (Church)

• 5:30/6:00/7:30 JH/JV/V GBB vs Northern Freeze (Home)

Tuesday, January 30th

"Spirit Day" - view CSW Calendar HERE)

• 7:30-8:10am Pastries with Parents (Social Hall)

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

• 2:15pm Kooky Olympics K-6 (Big Gym)

• 4:30/5:30 7th/8th BBB vs Crookston (Home)

• 5:00 Rome Pilgrims Spaghetti Dinner (Social Hall)

• 5:00/6:00/7:30 C/JV/V BBB vs BGMR (Home)

• 5:00/5:00/6:00/7:30 7th/8th/JV/V GBB vs S/A (Stephen Argyle Central HS)

• 6:00pm Chess Club (room 212)

• 6:00pm JV/V Wrestling vs West Fargo (GF Central HS)

Wednesday, January 31st

"Comfy Day" - view CSW Calendar HERE)

• 11:30am Live Coverage of the "Know Your Faith" Challenge (see above)

• Religious Education Classes

Thursday, February 1st

"Color Day" - view CSW Calendar HERE)

• 2:15pm 6th Grade vs Parents Basketball (Big Gym)

• 5:30/5:30/6:00/7:30 7th/8th/JV/V GBB vs GGG (HOME)

Friday, February 2nd

"Dress Up Day" - view CSW Calendar HERE)

• 7:00am Science Olympiad Bus leaves

• 11:00am Gymnastics vs Minot (Gymagic Center)

• 1:15pm Catholic Schools Week ALL SCHOOL Mass (Big Gym)

• 5:00pm Boys Swimming vs Mandan (Mandan Aquatic Center)

• 6:00pm/7:00pm JV/V BBB vs Clearbrook-Gonvick (Clearbrook-Gonvick HS)