St. Edward Spelling Bee winners Ella Bot and Reagan Bierschenk.

St. Ed's celebrates

A portion of Catholic Schools Week was frozen out last week at St. Edward's, but many of the activities were bumped ahead to this week. And the All-School Retreat previously scheduled for last week has been rescheduled to Feb. 15.

“The All-School Retreat is when we basically don’t hold classes and the students are put into different groups,” said St. Edward’s Principal Jaci Garvey. “We back away from traditional learning and talk about God to refresh and renew the soul. It has a summer camp feel to it.”

The previously scheduled events for last Monday (Jan. 28), Tuesday (Jan. 29) and Wednesday (Jan. 30) were postponed due to heavy snow on Monday, followed by two sub-zero temperature days.

Most of the events for Friday (Feb. 1) were also postponed, including the Mardi Gras-themed day which will be held on Friday, Feb. 8.

“The seventh and eighth graders put on the Mardi Gras,” said Mrs. Garvey. “It takes a lot of time and with school being out for three days, the kids didn’t have enough time to get it ready (Feb. 1).”

The “Mardi Gras” event will be held from 12:30-2 p.m. and will include the popular donation of cakes, cookies and bars for the annual “Cake Walk”; as well as board games.

The events for Thursday, Jan. 31 were held as scheduled, which also included a medallion hunt, a morning prayer for the students, a collection for Sister of the Morning Star of Ghent, an alumni lunch, and Human Foosball.

On Monday (Feb. 4), “Duct Tape Day” was the rescheduled themed event. That included a Duct Tape fashion show and event, service projects and the Student Council serving lunch.

“Career Day” was held on Tuesday (Feb. 5), including the Spelling Bee for grades 4-8, a collection of non-perishable food items for the Area Food Shelf, mini sessions, and the teachers serving the lunch.

On Wednesday, (Feb. 6), the theme was “Summer Day” in which School Mass was held in the morning. There was also a family lunch.

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