Elementary Activity Information and Room Parents/Grandparents
Each class will provide a basket for the Booster Club Auction and soup for the Chili Cook Off. Parents are asked to volunteer with summer maintenance.
K-5 have monthly parties to celebrate things like Halloween, Christmas, and Catholic Schools Week. There will be treat and drink assignments for each student, so keep a lookout for a note from your room parent/grandparent.
Kindergarten – Room Parent:TBD New to Sacred Heart this year is Ms. Emma Fiene! Emma graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan and is looking forward to working with your children! In addition to learning their ABC’s and 123’s, Ms. Fiene will be taking them on a spring field trip as well as a walking field trip to our local nursing homes.
First Grade – Room Parent:TBD No longer bottom of the totem pole these kiddos get to enjoy Mrs. Sue Ebel for 1st grade. They also get to take a field trip in the spring and participate in an Earth Day field trip. In May, they make a fun trip to Jonesbrook Assisted Living to race in the Kentucky Derby while the residents cheer them on! Also, the room parent for this year will be in charge of the reception for the 2nd grade class First Confession.
Second Grade – Room Parent:TBD Mrs. Betsy Nelson is your teacher for this class! She has been with SH for 15 years and has a lot to do with these busy 2nd graders! This is the year of First Confession and First Communion. They will be busy with different religious obligations and memorizing prayers! There are also 3 separate religion meetings for the parents of the children receiving First Communion. They will also be taking a field trip in the spring!
Third Grade – Room Parent:TBD Students get to enjoy Mrs. Mary Barker this year! Mrs. Barker has been teaching at Sacred Heart for 32 years! In the fall, she and the students will be presenting a Thanksgiving Play! They will all have lines to memorize and costumes to wear! They will also be making homemade bread for all parents to enjoy after the play! In the spring, around Easter time, the class will work with Mrs. Barker and Mrs. Wertenberger to make a Butter Lamb. This is a fun tradition that you can enjoy with your family on Easter Sunday!
Fourth Grade – Room Parent:TBD By the time these students get to Mr. Jeff Barker, they have it all figured out! Mr. Barker has been teaching at Sacred Heart for 25 years and is married to the lovely Mrs. Barker. They frequently take field trips together! Mr. Barker does a lot of fun science projects throughout the year! So stop in and see what your students have been growing/raising/incubating! They will be taking a field trip to Living History Day in Table Rock. Each student will have a history project which they will present to family and friends for Nebraska History Day.
Fifth Grade – Room Parent:TBD This is a big year for your students “switching wings”. They will now enter thru the West doors and will get their own locker! They will still have a homeroom and they are lucky enough to have Mrs. Pam Smith this year! We’ve heard rumors that she lets the students get comfy and take off their shoes! Shh! Band is required for each student this year. They will also be dressing out for PE. They will get to take a trip to Lincoln to UNL to visit a museum and tour campus.
Sixth Grade – Room Parent:TBD This is your student’s last year with a homeroom. They will get their morning started with Mr. Luke Santo and social studies, but their primary teacher will be Mrs. Julie Froeschl! Mrs. Froeschl is carrying on a family tradition, as her own mother taught 6th grade at Sacred Heart for 23 years! The 6th graders will be required to participate in band and dress out for PE. This year they will get to present a biography speech! 6th grade students and parents help serve the Athletic Banquet and may be asked to provide desserts for the Shrimp Feed.
Seventh Grade – Room Parent:TBD They finally made it to Junior High! This is the year they will move from classroom to classroom! They will still enter through the West doors. They will have the opportunity to participate in band, sports, and Helping Hands! This room parent will be responsible for the high school graduation reception and boys will assist with Kof C Fish Fry. Girls help with Turkey Bazaar. Parents may be asked to provide desserts for the Shrimp Feed.
Eighth Grade –Room Parent:TBD 8th Graders have the same activities as 7th grade with band, sports, and helping hands! They will have an 8th grade Promotion at the end of the year sending them on to high school! Boys assist with K of C Fish Fry. Girls assist with Turkey Bazaar. Parents may be asked to provide desserts for the Shrimp Feed.
First Confession Reception – First Grade Parents
Activities Banquet Servers – Sixth Grade Students and Parents
8th Grade Promotion Reception Servers – Sophomore Student and Parents
High School Graduation Reception Servers – Seventh Grade Students and Parents
Homecoming Dance – Student Council/parents
Christmas Formal – Senior Class Officers/parents
Jr./Sr. Prom – Junior Class Officers/parents
Junior High and High School Responsibilities by Grade
7TH GRADE – Class sponsors- TBD In November the girls will help with the Sts. Peters & Paul Turkey Bazaar. In December the Basketball boys will play in the Knights of Columbus Basketball Tournament. The girls and parents are asked to help Home & School with the concession. The Basketball girls will play in February, the boys and their parents are asked to help with the concessions. The boys will help work the Knights of Columbus Fish Fry in March. The class room parents will organize volunteers to help serve and clean-up at the High School Graduation Reception held at the Parish Hall after the Graduation Ceremony.
8TH GRADE – Class sponsors- Sue Ebel, Julie Froeschl, Angie Taft In November the girls will help with the Sts. Peters & Paul Turkey Bazaar. In December the Basketball boys will play in the Knights of Columbus Basketball Tournament. The girls and parents are asked to help Home & School with the concessions. The Basketball girls will play in February, the boys and their parents are asked to help with the concession. The boys will help work the Knights of Columbus Fish Fry in March. Ending the 8th grade year, they will attend 8th grade Promotion with a reception at the Parish Hall.
FRESHMAN – Class sponsors- TBD This is the year parents and students begin fund-raising for prom and after prom. Class sponsors organize student fund-raising to pay for prom their junior year. Parents and class sponsors also organize fund-raising to pay for after prom their senior year.
Christmas Formal- Freshman are in charge of decorations and clean-up for the dance. Class officer parents are asked to chaperone and help freshman students with clean-up.
SOPHOMORES – Class sponsors- Christina Wertenberger, Luke Santo, Linda Kirkendall and Angie Taft
Christmas Formal- Class sponsors and sophomore students will organize the music and refreshments for the dance.
Stadium Clean-Up- After every home football game of regular season and playoffs, students and parents are asked to help clean the stadium. If you have a leaf blower please bring, these work awesome and help speed the cleaning process up.
JUNIORS– Class sponsors- Alicia Schock, Pam Smith and Chris Sharp
*Prom- A budget will be determined by the class size by the class sponsors. Class sponsors will help assist students with venue, decorations, meal, music and pictures. Class officer parents are responsible for chaperoning. Class sponsors organize the junior students to make clean-up arrangements.
*Cake Raffle- Parents are asked to bring a homemade item to home volleyball, football, and basketball games as requested.
SENIORS – Class sponsors- Jeff Barker, Mary Barker and Stephenie Bippes
*Homecoming- Students will decorate the hallway and paint cars under the direction of class sponsors.
*Living Rosary- Seniors are responsible for leading the rosary. They are also responsible for the readings, music and Baby Jesus. The parents of the senior class president are Mary and Joseph.
8th Grade Promotion Reception Servers – Sophomore Student and Parents High School Graduation Reception Servers – Seventh Grade Students and Parents Homecoming Dance – Student Council/parents Christmas Formal – Senior Class Officers/parents Jr./Sr. Prom – Junior Class Officers/parents
Student and Parent Responsibilities by Organization or Activity
Helping Hands – Sponsors- Linda Kirkendall, Julie Froeschl
*Helps with Community Service
*Helps maintain church and school grounds
*Provides some money toward Christmas Formal DJ
*Cleans Auditorium after home Basketball games
National Honor Society – Sponsor- Pam Smith
*The National Honor Society Induction is held on Wednesday during Catholic Schools Week. Mrs. Smith arranges everything for the induction ceremony. (programs, candles, candle-lighting program, etc.) The Basic Living Class, under the direction of Mrs. Kirkendall, prepares the meal for the luncheon. The NHS members are in charge of the All School Mass following the induction.
*Homecoming- National Honor Society will plan and clean-up the Scavenger Hunt. NHS Parents will be asked to provide refreshments for the Homecoming dance.
*Fundraising- students sell candy bars
Student Council – Sponsor- Mary Barker
*Homecoming- Themes are picked and approved by sponsor for dress up days during homecoming week. Student Council is responsible for the All School Mass, dance, decorating and music. Student Council Officers Parents are asked to chaperone and help with clean-up. Students and parents will also be asked to help with the taco feed and provide ingredients used. A hot dog feed for the students will be a part of the week and Student Council Members are asked to bring chips and cookies.
*Blood Drive- Students publicize and help organize the drive by making phone calls to the public. Students will be asked to help provide cookies for canteen.
*During the year, Student Council will complete one special project, the Adopt a Family Project and gather coats to donate for the Coat Drive and provide breakfast during testing week.
Play Production – Sponsor- Pam Smith
*One volunteer parent will organize and ask parents to help provide a supper before play practice on Wednesday evenings. This helps to make sure our kids get a good meal as some will be coming straight from practice. The suppers start in September with the last one ending in November before the Dessert Theatre. The Dessert Theatre is on a Sunday evening and all parents with a student in One Act are asked to bring a dessert. Some parents will need to help cut and serve desserts and help with clean-up.
Pep Club – Sponsors – Angie Taft, Christina Wertenberger