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Doze, a senior at SHS, selected as U.S. Presidential Scholar Semi-Finalist

Doze, a senior at SHS, selected as U.S. Presidential Scholar Semi-Finalist

Doze, ValerieCongrats to Valerie!

Valerie Doze, a senior at Sacred Heart School, has been selected as one of 723 semifinalists to advance to the final round of the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars competition.

From nearly 3.5 million graduating high school seniors, over 5,100 students were identified as candidates in the program, and 723 semifinalists have been selected from across the country. These semifinalists form the pool from which the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars will be chosen.

Summer Opportunities & Camps

Summer Opportunities & Camps

2017 PCW Elementary Football Camp

2017 Girls Basketball Camp

2017 Youth Volleyball Camp

2017 Larry “Woody” Woodbridge FUNdamentals Volleyball Camp at SHS

Below are programs being offered for students in both elementary and high school over the course of the summer. These programs are not partnered or sponsored by SHS, but offer an opportunity for students and families.2017_Summer Reading Program_Library_Ad 2017

 

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Beyond the Classroom 2017

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Each year Sacred Heart students in 7-12th grade participate in our week-long Beyond-the-Classroom Interim Program. This cooperative experiential learning program with community leaders, current teachers and field experts has enabled Sacred Heart School to have an innovative and evolving curriculum. The opportunities during the week has increased learning possibilities for our students — moving them beyond the classroom. A special thank you to teachers who offered classes and to area businesses who hosted a student in one of our off campus job shadowing opportunities!

2017 Course Book Sign Up Listing for Beyond the Classroom Week

See our students in action! View a photo gallery from 2017 Beyond the Classroom week.

Chiropractic Medicine at Performance Chiropractic​ (Dr. Stacy Hallgren)

Equestrian Science at Stable Days Youth Ranch​ (Carol and Ben Lester)

Medical Fields at Altru Health System​ (Trevor Schommer)

Music Industry at Popplers Music​ (Paul Nelson and Staff)

Optometry at Lifetime Vision Center​ (Dr. Jeffrey Yunker)

Veterinary Science at Kindness Animal Hospital​ (Dr. Jan Homstad)

Criminal Justice at the East Grand Forks Police Department​ (Michael Hedlund)

Criminal Justice at the Grand Forks Police Department​ (Lt. Jim Remer)

Introduction to Curling at the Grand Forks Curling Club​ (Patrick Hart)

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SHS Senior named candidate for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

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SHS Senior, Valerie Doze, has been named a candidate for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to recognized some of the nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors for their accomplishments. Annually, up to 161 U.S. Presidential Scholars are chosen from among the nations senior classes, representing excellence in education and the promise of greatness from America’s youth. We congratulate Valerie on being invited to apply for the program!

 

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Science Club to send members to State Competition

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The Science Club took 4th at a recent Science Olympiad in Moorhead

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SHS Junior Kloe Wavra with her project. Wavra received a Red Award, the Geoscience Excellence Award and the Outstanding Achievement in Meteorological Science Award at the recent Regional Science Fair.

The Sacred Heart Science Club, headed by science instructor Sarina Bauer, has had an exciting first year, taking 4th in the recent Science Olympiad, competing in the regional fair and now sending some of our students to the State competition.

The Science Club had a great day at the Regional Science Fair at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Lily Grossbauer and Kannon Knutsvig received a 1st Place Blue award and are going to State competitions. Knutsvig  also received the Sustainability Solutions Award, Broadcom Master’s Award, and the Air Force Top 4 middle school project award.

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Lily Grossbauer received a 1st Place Blue award is going onto the State Science competitions.

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Kannon Knutsvigreceived a 1st Place Blue award and is going onto the State Science competitions. Knutsvig also received the Sustainability Solutions Award, Broadcom Master’s Award, and the Air Force Top 4 middle school project award.

Receiving Red Awards (2nd place), were Lily Zimprich, Imari Crayton, Daisy Hu and Harrison Punton. Gabby Zimprich also received a Red Award and is a first alternate to State. Hannah Hollcraft & Jade Zimprich received a Red Award and the “Taking the Pulse of the Planet” Award. Kloe Wavra received a Red Award, the Geoscience Excellence Award and t
he Outstanding Achievement in Metrological Science award. Receiving Green Awards (3rd Place) were: Kate Chen and Yuki Guan.

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Sacred Heart seniors and Fr. Jerry Rogers during a visit to the Red Lake Mission last fall.

Senior Legacy Project: Red Lake

Sacred Heart seniors and Fr. Jerry Rogers during a visit to the Red Lake Mission last fall.

Sacred Heart seniors and Fr. Jerry Rogers during a visit to the Red Lake Mission last fall.

IMG_9778The Sacred Heart Seniors took a day trip to Red Lake on Wednesday Feb. 8th as a part of their Senior Legacy Service Project. Earlier this fall they had an overnight trip to Red Lake in which they spent 2 full days in the school. Fr. Jerry Rogers the pastor at St. Mary’s school wants this project to be “relational.” Fr. Jerry stated, “The best thing these kids could have is someone of high school age to look up to and realize that education is important and finishing high school is attainable. Most of these students do not have older siblings or parents to look up to who have graduated high school.”

The poverty on the Red Lake reservation is daunting… Fr. Jerry goes on to say, “I hope that through building positive mentorship relationships both the Red Lake and Sacred Heart IMG_9770seniors will learn something. They can learn from each other.” The Red Lake 4th-6th graders will be coming for a field trip visit to Sacred Heart in March. The seniors are working to design a fun and faith filled visit for the Red Lake students. Fr. Jerry stated, “We want to help build some positive memories for these kids.”

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Science Club takes 4th in Olympiad

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IMG_6698 Congrats to the Science Club who took 4th place at the Science Olympiad in Moorhead. They competed against 14 teams in 14 different science events. Each event was comprised of two team members. Some events were labs that students had to complete, some had tests they had to take, and some required the students to build things before they arrived at the event and had to compete against other teams. Categories included Anatomy & Physiology, Write It, Do it, Remote Sensing, Experimental Design, Chemistry Lab, Ecology, Optics, Wind Power, Astronomy, Invasive Species, Towers, and Robot Arms.

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For the Science Olympiad, the Club is still waiting to hear about officially going to State. Having already competed and tied, they are now waiting for another region’s competition to see if there will be any more ties before they will know if they will go to State.

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SHS takes 2nd in ND State Know Your Faith Championship!

SHS takes 2nd in ND State Know Your Faith Championship!

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Sacred Heart was invited to participate in the North Dakota Know Your Faith State Championship at St. Mary’s School in Bismarck during the heart of Catholic Schools Week. This event pits the Catholic High Schools of Fargo Shanley, Bismarck St. Mary’s, Dickinson Trinity, Minot Bishop Ryan and East Grand Forks Sacred Heart in a Catholic trivia challenge. This was Sacred Heart’s first year participating.

At the school level, each 9-12th student took a test, and the top students from each class competed for the spot to represent SHS at the State competition. The Freshmen team, led by Lucy Bevelacqua, Bella Haas, and Ben Goetz, edged out a win at the school level (view the video of that event and victory HERE).

On Wednesday the freshmen headed to the event, themed “Welcome to the Jungle” at Bismarck St. Mary’s High School. The Know Your Faith Championship is part pep-rally, part dance, and part knowledge bowl on the topic of Catholic history and theology. The event was hosted by Bismarck St. Mary’s School, and Bismarck’s Bishop Kagan led the competition. Events were streamed live on Facebook and on the radio by Real Presence Radio.

Each team, accompanied by lasers, lights, music and epic introductions, was paraded around the gym and in front of their schools before being delivered to their competition tables by jungle themed golf carts. The competition was comprised of three rounds. Between each trivia round there were other games, including arm wrestling, music and dancing. The final round featured a question Bishop Kagan chose himself. Teams were told the subject would be on Saints and Angels and were instructed to wager first, based on their knowledge category. Then Bishop Kagan asked the final question he had chosen: “The word Angel is the English translation of a Greek word meaning what?”

DSC_0268As the teams were deciding on their answer, Fr. Justin Waltz, the Delegate of the Bishop for Catholic Education, and pastor of the Church of St. Leo the Great, in Minot, excitedly greeted students. “You guys are great and you are the future of the Catholic church!… People can say whatever they want about the millennial generation BUT THIS IS THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION! And knowing your faith and working together and believing in Christ and following him YOU ARE GOING TO CHANGE this world back into something CHRISTIAN!” He announced that the 2018 competition would be at the newly remodeled Dickinson Trinity High School.

When the final round answers were revealed, SHS had chosen the answer “Messenger.” The answer, which was correct, and their wager, placed Sacred Heart School in second place to Dickinson Trinity. 

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 Congratulations to Lucy Bevelacqua, Bella Haas, and Ben Goetz who carried us to a SECOND PLACE FINISH with 919 points in our first ever Know Your Faith appearance!

Sczepanski wins 2017 Sacred Heart Spelling Bee

Sczepanski wins 2017 Sacred Heart Spelling Bee

 

DSC_0026Congratulations to Adam Sczepanski, grade 8, Sacred Heart School’s 2017 Spelling Bee Champion. Adam won the Bee in the 9th round by spelling the word interminableness. Adam will move on to compete in the Regional Spelling Bee held DSC_0034at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls on Wednesday, February 8th. The four top spellers from the region will advance to compete at the Mulit-Regional State Spelling Bee on Tuesday, February 21 in Fergus Falls.The winner of this bee will participate in the Scripps National Spelling in late May early June. We wish Adam the best of luck and know that he will represent Sacred Heart well!

We congratulate our participants representing grades 5-8.

5th Grade

  • Carter Fagerholt
  • Samara Zimprich

Alternate: Maddie Hart

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  • Daniel Suda
  • Abigail Zwilling

Alternate: Lauren Tran

7th Grade

  • Emma Cavali
  • Clay LaBine

Alternates: Gianna Hollcraft and Caden Reimer
8th Grade

  • Cloe Hanson
  • Adam Sczepanski

Alternate: Beau Votava