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Thank you!

Posted on July 25, 2021 in: General News

Thank you!
Huge shout-out to our amazing dads for enduring the heat today to prepare the preschool playground for its new home. Thank you for all you do for our school! #hcstrong #fathersclub #thankyou

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Creating our Makerspace/Library & need your help!
We are knocking out a wall in the Library and need your help! Please contact Anne Anderson, aanderson@holycrosscatholicschool.com if you can help during any of these shifts: July 26, 27, & 28:  6-8pm  Moving books & moving shelving. Thank you so much for any time you can spar...

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2021-22 Calendar at a Glance

Posted on July 02, 2021 in: General News

2021-22 Calendar at a Glance
2021- 2022 Calendar at a Glance August 9th Sign-Up Day August 18th First day of school/Noon Dismissal September 6th No School/Labor Day October 8th No School/SOF/Golf Tournament October 11th No School/STREAM: Teachers October 20th Conferences (5:00pm – 8:00pm) October 21st...

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Land's End Uniform Sale

Posted on July 01, 2021 in: General News

Land's End Uniform Sale
Holy Cross is school # is 900142464

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Where in the World are the HC Students?
Hey Hornets! We miss you but hope you're having a fun summer! Show us what you have been up to and all the new places you are exploring.  This is all you need to do: 1. Take a picture of yourself somewhere new, wearing your Holy Cross Spirit Wear. It could be near, far, or at a Mass o...

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Summer Office Hours

Posted on June 25, 2021 in: General News

Summer Office Hours
Please note the school office will be open this summer Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 am - 12:30 pm.

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Uniform Sale!

Posted on June 09, 2021 in: General News

Look! We are in The Leaven!

Posted on June 05, 2021 in: General News

Look! We are in The Leaven!
8th Grade Broadcast Reaches Students in School and at Home

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Washington DC Trip

Posted on May 27, 2021 in: General News

Washington DC Trip
We've arrived safely in DC, finally!  After moving our trip from April 2020 to May 2021, 7th & 8th graders are so excited to be visiting our nation's capital. Our first day was packed with visiting the memorials, the Bible Museum and watching President Biden's helicopter ar...

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Last Day of School!

Posted on May 27, 2021 in: General News

Last Day of School!
Have a great summer, Hornets! Be the Light in the summer sun!

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Extended! School Supply Sale 2021-22
Hey Parents! We know you’ve got a lot on our plate right now. Make things a little easier to get prepared for next year. Order your 2021-22 school supplies today. You can order online OR print and use the paper flyer attached below. Just click and order an EPI pack today. Your s...

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We LOVE our School Nurses!

Posted on May 12, 2021 in: General News

We LOVE our School Nurses!
   

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From the desk of Mrs. Obershaw
THIS YEAR’S F.I.T. CLUB MEMBERS 25 MILE CLUB:  Anna Mentzer          100 MILE CLUB:  Isaac Dixon (125), Joey Erwin, Jamie Erwin, Ms. Anderson (125) 200 MILE CLUB:  Hunter Dixon (225), Mrs.Obershaw 300 MILE CLUB:  Finley Kovar (...

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Thank you!

Posted on May 10, 2021 in: General News

Thank you!
"What a great week to be a staff member at Holy Cross! The red carpet was rolled out for us this week. We had delicious lunches, chocolates, flowers, special posters, and the kindest notes from the best community in Overland Park, actually the best in the whole state of Kansas! If there was ...

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May Crowning

Posted on May 06, 2021 in: General News

May Crowning
Our Holy Cross 8th graders honored our Mother Mary with May Crowing on Monday, May 3.     

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Screen Free Week 2021

Posted on May 03, 2021 in: General News

Screen Free Week 2021
Holy Cross is celebrating @Screen-Free Week (May 3 – 9), the annual celebration where children, families, schools, and communities around the world swap digital entertainment for the joys of life beyond the screen. @Screen-Free Week is a fun way to reduce dependence on television, video games,...

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Amazon Smile App

Posted on April 24, 2021 in: General News

Amazon Smile App
Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select "Catholic Church of the Holy Cross" as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They'll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchas...

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April Hornet Happenings!

Posted on April 16, 2021 in: General News

April Hornet Happenings!
Please note! Friday, April 30 is a noon dismissal day (snow day make-up).

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From the desk of Mrs. Obershaw

Posted on April 16, 2021 in: General News

From the desk of Mrs. Obershaw
NEW F.I.T. CLUB MEMBERS 25 MILE CLUB:  Anna Mentzer   50 MILE CLUB:  Jamie Erwin, Joey Erwin, Ms. Anderson          100 MILE CLUB:  Mrs. Obershaw (175) 200 MILE CLUB:  Hunter Dixon (225) 300 MILE CLUB:  Finley Kovar ...

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8th grade Confirmation

Posted on April 09, 2021 in: General News

8th grade Confirmation
Congratulations to our 8th graders upon receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation Thursday night. You are a Child of God and faith, and you are loved.  

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Join the Kinder Crew!

Posted on April 04, 2021 in: General News

Join the Kinder Crew!
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FULL DAY TK!

Posted on April 03, 2021 in: General News

HC Broadcasters visit STA's HALO!
Our Holy Cross Broadcast Team was invited to visit STA's Broadcast Team, HALO, this week! 8th graders Allie, Abril, Cooper, Erin and Evie had a chance to record in the HALO studio, build a telelprompter and come home with some STA merch. Our students had a such a great time and are ready to...

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LEGOS Needed

Posted on March 18, 2021 in: General News

LEGOS Needed
Friends of Holy Cross, Are you cleaning out some extra toys? If you have some LEGO bricks or baseplates you no longer need, please send them to school for us to use in our Makerspace! I've been putting together some Build It Binders to use with classes and am planning to construct a...

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TONIGHT!  Free WEBINAR: Spoiled Right!
Spoiled Right:! Delaying Screens and Giving Children What They Really Need With Dr. Meghan Owenz Tuesday, March 9 7:30 PM ET | 4:30 PM PT Register For years, we’ve been told kids are spending too much time on screens. But, what if we focused on the activities we want them to be do...

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Lenten Dinners

Posted on March 06, 2021 in: General News

Lenten Dinners
Knights of Columbus Lenten Dinners are here!!  March 5th (Benefits Holy Cross Church)  Entrée Choice of one or the other – Battered Fried White Pollock Fish OR Baked Tilapia Fish  Every entrée includes 3 sides and a dessert – carrots w/ brown sugar butter sauce, hom...

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Parish Rosary & Stations of the Cross
Each Thursday during Lent at 7:00 pm, you are invited to join us in-person or virtually for a reflection led by Deacon Tim, followed by the prayer of the Rosary for our parishioners and the needs of our parish. This will be live-streamed on our Facebook page for those who would like to join us virtu...

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Last DAY for Early Bird Enrollment

Posted on February 26, 2021 in: General News

Last DAY for Early Bird Enrollment
Today is the LAST DAY to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount! Be sure to include your registration payment with your forms.    

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Summer Camp Now Enrolling!

Posted on February 25, 2021 in: General News

Summer Camp Now Enrolling!
Click HERE for the 2021 Summer Camp packet!

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New HC Spirit Wear Available

Posted on February 21, 2021 in: General News

New HC Spirit Wear Available
We've got spirit, yes we do! Check out our newest spirit wear options...Chiefs, Hornets and back by popular design, the heart HC design. You asked, we listened. Did you know when you purchase spirit wear from PTL Outfitters a portion of your purchase goes back to Holy Cross? We think that'...

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Enflame Our Homes: Lenten Scripture Study
Archbishop Naumann has created a series of Lenten Study reflections on the Gospel readings for Ash Wednesday and the Sundays of Lent.  Each reflection also includes a short personal witness of faith from a lay person in the Archdiocese.  We’ve also created pdf guides for reflection/d...

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NO SCHOOL WEDNESDAY 2/17

Posted on February 16, 2021 in: General News

NO SCHOOL WEDNESDAY 2/17
Holy Cross will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, February 17.  We were not expecting consecutive snow days. Due to the lack of time for teachers to prepare, we will NOT conduct a remote learning model tomorrow. We will make a determination at a later date on how to make up this day. Thank y...

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NO SCHOOL TUESDAY 2/16

Posted on February 15, 2021 in: General News

NO SCHOOL TUESDAY 2/16
Due to Wind Chill conditions being at an incredibly unique level with life-threatening concerns, there will be NO SCHOOL on Tuesday, February 16.  Frostbite can set in within 5-10 minutes. Accumulating snow and dangerous roads are also a concern.  This is our last snow day witho...

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5th grade Book Reports and Nursing Home Valentines
5th graders have been busy! We love seeing their Snowman Book Reports in the hallway, and they just finished making valentines for a nursing home nearby.      

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Catholic Schools Week fun!

Posted on February 05, 2021 in: General News

Go Chiefs!

Posted on February 05, 2021 in: General News

HC loves the CHIEFS!

Posted on February 05, 2021 in: General News

February Hornet Happenings

Posted on January 29, 2021 in: General News

Last Chance to Order is January 30th!
Online yearbook sales are available this year. Yearbooks are $15 until December 1st, then $20 after this date.  The last day to purchase a 2020-21 yearbook is January 30, 2021.  Don't miss out!    

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Thursday is $1 Chiefs Day

Posted on January 13, 2021 in: General News

Thursday is $1 Chiefs Day
Our 8th graders are working hard to plan creatively for Catholic Schools Week, February 1-5, 2021. Tomorrow, January 14, students can bring in $1 for a Chiefs full out of uniform day. Proceeds will go to supplies and decorations for Catholic Schools Week. Go Chiefs!

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Happy New Year!

Posted on December 30, 2020 in: General News

Las Posadas

Posted on December 18, 2020 in: General News

Las Posadas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWyetk9wSuA

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Holy Cross Christmas Concert

Posted on December 15, 2020 in: General News

Hour of Code @ Holy Cross!

Posted on December 14, 2020 in: General News

December Hornet Happenings

Posted on December 12, 2020 in: General News

Enflame Our Homes

Posted on December 02, 2020 in: General News

Parents--please complete a survey.

Posted on November 18, 2020 in: General News

Parents--please complete a survey.
Accreditation for Holy Cross is coming in January! During this process we get to take a deeper look into how we can improve. We need your help! Please fill out the below survey as we want to be better and need your guidance to do that. https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/148...

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Free lunch during Remote Week!

Posted on November 17, 2020 in: General News

Free lunch during Remote Week!
Did you know you can order a free lunch even when we are remote? Take advantage of a free lunch! ORDER HERE: https://forms.gle/JY4PK3rU4PjwBJVi8

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Red Bag Thank YOU

Posted on November 12, 2020 in: General News

Honoring our Veterans

Posted on November 06, 2020 in: General News

Honoring our Veterans
Ms. Holliday is creating a Veteran's Day presentation to be shown after mass on November 11th, 2020. Email her the following information to have loved ones included. HC Family Name Veteran's Name and relationship to HC students: Picture (optional) What branch did they serve in...

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NEED pictures for our All Souls' Day Mass
We want to honor our deceased loved ones with a slideshow for Monday's mass. Please send a photo to Sra. Growney, agrowney@holycrosscatholicschool.com, by Sunday to be included. Make sure to name the photo with your child's name and relation., i.e. Megan's Aunt Sally.

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Through May 2021! Free lunch for Holy Cross Students!
Seamless Summer Program Extended through the school year!   The Seamless Summer Program was offered by the United States Department of Agriculture during the stay at home order in the spring. They have extended the program so that our students will receive a free hot lunch from October 1 ...

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Consecration to Jesus Through Mary
Join Us! Consecration to Jesus through Mary starting Nov. 5th. We will be using the book 33 Days to Morning Glory by Michael E. Gaitley which can be purchased on Amazon or at Trinity House. This will be done on your own with reminders and online using Facebook, videos on Formed and socially dis...

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Grant Writer

Posted on October 22, 2020 in: General News

Grant Writer
If you are interested please contact Principal Melissa Wagner, mwagner@holycrosscatholicschool.com

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Feast of St. Francis

Posted on October 02, 2020 in: General News

Don't forget! School picture day!

Posted on September 29, 2020 in: General News

Don't forget! School picture day!
Friday is school picture day! Be sure to turn in picture money on THURSDAY.  It is an out of uniform day for students.  Remote learners will have their pictures taken on RETAKE DAY, November 10th, 8:30-9:30am.  

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Red Monday!

Posted on September 25, 2020 in: General News

Red Monday!
Monday, September 28th Students can wear red, yellow, or white shirts with their uniform bottoms/jumpers. Go Chiefs!  

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1st -8th grades Back to School Night

Posted on September 10, 2020 in: General News

1st -8th grades Back to School Night
  Back to School Night (virtual) 1st-8th grades Thursday, September 17th 2 virtual meet sessions, 7:00 - 7:15 p.m. and 7:20 - 7:35 p.m. More info & Meet links forthcoming from your child's teachers.  

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Mom's Club Back to School HAPPY HOUR

Posted on September 10, 2020 in: General News

Mom's Club Back to School HAPPY HOUR
Please join us for Mom's Club Back to School Happy Hour! Friday, September 18th, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Strang Hall Courtyard 7313 W. 80th Street Downtown Overland Park   Bring a chair and let's celebrate the start of a new school year!

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Monday is Chipotle Night!

Posted on September 09, 2020 in: General News

Monday is Chipotle Night!
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Holy Cross Catholic School. Come in to the Chipotle at 6879 W. 91st Street, Overland Park, KS on Monday, September 14th between 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.. Show this flyer on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're supporting the...

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Hornet Happenings

Posted on August 31, 2020 in: General News

Happy Hornet

Posted on August 31, 2020 in: General News

Happy Hornet
Happy Hornet helps explain to all the Holy Cross students how the school building looks and feels different due to the adaptations made before the restart of the 20-21 school year. Watch Video

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"Be the Light"

Posted on August 31, 2020 in: General News

"Be the Light"
Our Holy Cross parents showed us how to "Be the Light" this weekend. They volunteered their time to help get our school ready for Reopening on Monday, August 31. Thank you to everyone who came out to help including Fr. Mersmann. We are so blessed!

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Holy Cross Happenings: Catholic Schools Week!
Catholic Schools Week Catholic Schools Week is this week and we are asking students to bring canned goods to donate. Please send as many canned goods as you can with your student to school this week for a chance to put an ice cream sundae on their teacher. Our goal is collect at least 500 cans of...

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Celebration Volunteers Are Still Needed!
Celebration is the Holy Cross community’s biggest fundraiser of the year and if you are looking for ways to donate your time, talent or treasure to help this event be a success, there are still plenty of options. There is still time to donate items and even a little elbow grease as there ...

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Movie Night and Golf Tournament!

Posted on August 24, 2020 in: General News

Movie Night and Golf Tournament!
Come out to the PTO Movie Night at Holy Cross this evening for a screening of Disney’s Zootopia! The weather looks to be perfect so bring your chairs, snacks and drinks and check out a good family movie under the stars! Please Bring To Donate: • Canned Dog/Cat Food • Soft Dog/...

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