St. Edward students helping with the service project include:  Chase Differding, Blake Mead, Elena Myhre, Joe Beisler and Kylie Callens.Julie Pohlen came to teach a Junior Achievement lesson to the first and second graders at St. Edward School.

St. Edward School Happenings

March 15

St. Edward School students collected school supplies during Catholic Schools Week for an orphanage in Uganda funded with the help of Beret’s Light.

Beret’s Light Inc. is a charity that formed in 2016 and was named after the late Beret Rysdahl of Marshall, who, at age 27, died in 2015 due to breast cancer. The mission at Beret’s Light is to live out the philosophy that Beret did in her final days, to “be the light every day.”

Julie Pohlen came to teach a Junior Achievement lesson to the first and second graders at St. Edward School. She teaches one lesson a week for five weeks.

They learn about being members of our community and citizenship.

Phy Ed

Mrs. Emily Hennen Students have been learning about the game of bowling. Younger students, Kindergarten and First Grade, learned the technique of rolling a ball towards a target and keeping track of how many pins they knocked down.

Second through Eighth Grade students learned and practiced how to keep track of their score while using proper bowling techniques. Students were practicing their math while also being physically active.


Mrs. Janice Bot In story time, we are finishing reading our “Star of the North Picture Book Award” nominees. We have two left and then the students in grades Kindergarten through Second Grade will vote for their favorite. Many students are enjoying the “new” to us books by James Patterson. They are the “Middle School” and “I Funny” series. They have been a big hit! As Jorge Luis Borges said, “I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.”


Mrs. Lois Spanton Students in Grades Second and Third are learning about 16th notes and phrases. They have been playing some crazy ostinatos. The Fourth Graders are adding Low E and Low D to the notes they can play on recorders. They are finding it difficult to make the lower notes sound nice, but I’m sure they will master this skill by concert time. The Fifth and Sixth Graders continue to explore some techniques that composers may use when creating music. They have also enjoyed sight singing some two part music. The First Grade and Kindergarten classes are getting to be great rhythm readers while the Seventh and Eighth Graders are starting to help me make some decisions about our upcoming concert.


Mrs. Lois Spanton All of the students have created some very cute stick figure drawings, as well as some artwork featuring green shamrocks. During our shamrock project, Grades K-3 experimented with using & mixing 3 or 4 shades of green, using oil pastels while Grades 4-8 explored the art of using and mixing THREE colors of green acrylic paints to create some nice tints and shading effects. We’re ready for St. Patrick’s Day.

Upcoming Events:

Mar. 15 — School Mass: Grades 5 and 6 Report Cards go home with students

Mar. 16 — Science Museum Field trip: Grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 School Adoration 9:15 a.m.

Mar. 17 — Science Museum Field trip: Grades 3, 4, 5 and 6

Mar. 20 — Kindergarten Round Up: 5 - 7 p.m.

Mar. 21 — Year Book orders due

Mar. 22 — School Mass: 3 and 4

Mar. 23 — Birthday Lunch

Mar. 24 — Stations of the Cross 12:35 p.m.

Mar. 29 — School Mass: Grade 2 - Blessing of the Seeds

Mar. 30 — Ditch Cleaning

Mar. 31 — Stations of the Cross 2:35 p.m.

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