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SCHOOLS Teacher Sarah Zoglman watches work on the Rainbow of Excellence by Ryan Mehringer, Daniel Steffen, .Brittany Hughes and Abbey Knebel. . i,i00] d00!Q , :00:L00il "' ' ' k og 00,chooll parishi communitywor t Holy Family Schoolcele- brated its fortieth anniversary last year and is rapidly moving forward to Performance Based Accreditation this year. All full time teachers are certi- fied in their areas, according to Sister Marilyn Schroering, O.S.B., principal. She said the PBA process is worth all the work involved, because "it Sister Marilyn Schroer- makes you take a good look at ins, O.S.B., principal, your school." That good look at the school shows "one of the finest faculties and staffs," along ,, ,,,, with "hard-working, supportive parents," and "good !  kids," she said. Among recent changes is a longer school day whicb * provides lime for religion and all other required classes. There is also time for arl, music, foreign lan- : guage, compute.r and sports programs. School days start at 7:35 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. Pupils have religion classes three times a l week, and attend Mass two days a week. They i also participate in an adopt-a-family program l each year at Thanksgiving. A "Math-a-then" : earns money for St. Jude's Hospital, and a l "Jump-a-then" earns money for the Heart Asso- i ciation. Holy Family School opened in September ] 951, in four of eight available rooms. The same building also provided a place for thL  commu- nity to worship and a place t'or the pastor to live. The Sisters of Providence came from St. Mary- of-the-Woods to teach. Until a convent was built two years later, the sisters lived in at nearby St. Joseph Church. When the present convent was built in 1959, Father Othmar Schroeder made the old convent his new rectory, The schoolgrew steadily, filling the eight rooms, then three more in the basement. A nine-room addition was constructed in 1968. A cafeteria and large kitchen are in the Second grader Dana Hochgesang stands with eighth grader Ryan Hartwick. Mission Statement We, tim staff, parents and parish believe that the purpose of Holy Family School is to provide a Christi environment. Within this environment, all children r0" ceive a spiritual foundation, as well as instructional oP portunities that develop the child physically, mentally, socially and emotionally for life. We believe that all students are able to learn a n that it is the responsibility of the learner, fanfily, and parish to aclfieve this goal. By integrating religious beliefs into our daily curr lure, we believe that the whole child is being to successfully meet the dmlhmges of our timfily, cor" munity, church and world. o> "l In the new library are fifth graders Michelle Kashana Matthews, Luke Rasche, Erin Giesler Narvotorski. basement of the original school buildings. From the beginning, lunch has been served to the students and for a time in its earlier years breakfast was after daily Mass. "Good cooks" who are also "very. thrifty," according to the principal, prepare a freshl' item each day. The new church we completed in 1979, and gymnasium space became available. With the help of a club, athletic director and coaches, the sports program was expanded. Boys and girls programs are open pupils in grades 5-8. No student is cut from a team. The gym accommodates indoor sports and physical classes. It is also used as an auditorium for school activities such as award programs, recitals, school and cultural events. The Sisters of St. Benedict from Ferdinand succeeded the Sisters of Providence in 1975, This year, three full-time sisters and one part-time sister along with the principal, Sister Marilyn Schroering, O,S.B. The first lay teacher was hired in 1954. This year, there are 11 full-time lay teachers and five 1 ers, Part-time teachers are responsible for Art, Music, Library, Technology, and Foreign Language. School and school-based activities include band, scouting programs, and enrichment programs school newspaper. Parent and parish involvement is obvious: Thirty to 40 volunteer mothers come to the school weekly t classrooms, cafeteria, library and computer lab and to help teachers in the classrooms. The Parents Group was formed in 1983 to improve communications among church, school and home, and to support school. Parents and volunteers work year-round, even in summer, the principal said. The school board, formed in 1967, is now known as the Education Ministry. The new title serves to parish involvement in all forms of Christian education, The Holy Family School Foundation, established in 1989, uses interest earned by an endowment fund improving and enhancing the school, beyond what would be possible from ordinary operating funds. The tion has provided money for upgrading science facilities, and for the new art room and library, Last year and again this year, a school fund raising raffle generated $10,000, which was matched each yearl anonymous business person. The money is used for art and foreign language programs. Holy Family School, with an enrollment of 261, is one of four elementary schools in Jasper: It is one c Catholic elementary schools in Dubois County. It is the only K-8 school in the county. The school receives the services of Speech and Remedial Reading from tim public school system through site agreements. Two students travel to the public school system for part-time Learning Disability classes Holy Family School providing one-way transportation. : / / Kindergarten teacher Diane Christmas story tellers include Lindsey eger, ]ami Stern2 j brand enjoys a berg, Kasie ies, Cade Knies, Lori l !chnell, Chris Schmidt, Sister Estelle celebrates her sixti, tion with Amanda Klaus and Luke Keller and Daniel Murphy. .... ...... Hoehgesang. .... :