Principal’s News – 1/18/18


Thank you to all who attended Mass with us this past Tuesday.  Thank you to Mrs. Gamboa’s eighth grade Religion class for their leadership with Mass.

Deacon O’Neill’s homily is also available if you would like to read it again or if you missed it.

Report Cards

The second quarter ends tomorrow, Friday, January 19. School releases at 12 pm and there is no lunch provided for students at school nor after school care. Report cards will be sent home with students next week.

There a couple of changes you will see with the report cards as we continue to transition to our new school information system (SIS). Some of the changes are also due to including concepts, skills, and standards on report cards.

Each student has been added to a Conduct and Citizenship course (Cond/Cit) and the Schoolwide School Learning Expectations (Spiritual, Academic, Physical, Citizenship, and Social) will be listed.  The following areas are what each area emphasizes:


  • Being friends with God
  • Doing what Jesus would do
  • Living the Catholic faith
  • Serving others


  • Be responsible
  • Have a love of learning
  • Be creative
  • Demonstrate perseverance


  • Display good sportsmanship
  • Make healthy choices
  • Share gifts and talents


  • Are good citizens locally and globally
  • Follow the Golden Rule
  • Use common courtesy


  • Appreciate and respect differences
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Exhibit empathy

Religion will also have the main concepts listed too:

  • knowledge of faith
  • teaching to pray
  • moral education
  • liturgical education
  • education community
  • missionary initiative
  • independent service project (if this is left blank, the student has not completed their project or they have not submitted their written reflection yet)

To find the areas of focus, by grade level, for Religion you can go the the Diocese of Boise Catholic Schools Curriculum Guides and select Diocesan Religion Curriculum .   The Religion curriculum is a Word document.

First Reconciliation

First Reconciliation for our second grade students is February 3.

8th Grade Shadow Day at Bishop Kelly

Our 8th graders will shadow at BK on Tuesday, January 23rd from 12:10 to 2:30 p.m. Students will be bussed to and from Bishop Kelly.

Course Information and Selection for 8th Grade (Students Headed to BK next year)

Freshmen (18-19) new student course selection information night is February 21 at 7 pm in the Bishop Kelly Library.

Late Start Wednesday Student Yoga with Mrs. Elwer: To Be Continued

Late Start Yoga has been very well received, and we will be bringing it back in the New Year!  If your student has not tried it, encourage them to give it a try.  We are going to offer yoga in the gym Wednesday mornings from 7:45-8:15 in January and February.  Mrs. Elwer, the k-4 PE teacher, and Mrs. Phillips, Librarian, will lead students through yoga poses to get students active and ready for the day.  Students who come early on Wednesdays will have the choice to stay in the cafeteria or outside (depending the weather) or to go to the gym for yoga.

Upcoming Wednesdays:

  • 1/24
  • 1/31
  • 2/7
  • 2/14
  • 2/21
  • 2/28

Our upcoming weekend school Masses at St. John’s Cathedral are:

  • Sunday, Jan. 28 11:30 a.m. (Catholic Schools Week)  ( School Choir ) 8th grade Gamboa/Seibert
  • Sunday, Feb. 11 5 p.m. (Hallisey Mass) – Grant/McClure
  • Sunday, March 11 10 a.m.. ( School Choir )  Weaver/Howard
  • Saturday, April 28 5 p.m. 1st Communion   ( School Choir ) Cammann/Seidler
  • Sunday, May 20 1 p.m. (Spanish Mass) Olivares

Bravely act like a saint today!