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Hornet Highlight: Early Education
WOW,  what an amazing year the preschoolers have had at Holy Cross Early Education!  We have loved every minute of being in the elementary school this past school year.  Our TK students made great friendships with their 8th-grade buddies and were sad when they did not see them walking...

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Hornet Highlight: Jr. High ELA
Middle school students have been very busy in ELA. We finished our final unit of the year in our digital reading platform, Amplify. This program has been a great addition to our curriculum at Holy Cross. It really encourages students to use text evidence when answering questions over the stories. Th...

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Hornet Highlight: Counselor
Counselor's Lesson with Mrs. Petri "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”&n...

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Hornet Highlight: 1st Grade
Our first grade class has been enjoying the sunshine and getting to enjoy going outside to experience God's beauty. We are very excited to be planning our first Mass with the Kindergarten class. We will be preparing for second grade and being able to participate in the Sacraments of Reconciliati...

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Hornet Highlight: 5th Grade
The fifth grade has been busy with all of their studies. We are currently studying the Constitution and the major historical figures of that time in social studies. At this time in science, we just finished learning about all the biomes of the world and will begin our study of outer space. In math, ...

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Hornet Highlight: Middle School Math
Middle school math has been all about data the past few weeks! 8th graders were statisticians looking at the average number of 3-pointers scored in an NBA game per season and questioned why the data acted the way that it did. They found that over the years more and more 3-pointers have been sco...

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Hornet Highlight: 2nd Grade
The second graders at Holy Cross School just finished participating in their First Holy Communion retreat morning.  This time was spent praying, hearing from Father Oswaldo about the mass, gathering around the altar, decorating banners, and remembering our baptism by decorating candles that are...

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Hornet Highlight: 3rd Grade
In third grade, we dived into the lives of the saints this week. We learned about different saints and their contributions to our Catholic community. Each student was able to share what they learned with their classmates through their writing as well as oral presentations. The students have also bee...

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Hornet Highlight: 8th Grade
8th grade hopes everyone enjoyed the spring-like weather we had over the weekend.  We are super excited to announce that the 8th graders will be receiving another very special Sacrament in a week.  Confirmation is in 7 days and we couldn’t be more proud of their journey to becoming t...

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Hornet Highlight: 4th Grade
Fourth graders discovered that science is a key to understanding the gift of creation and the Divine revelations found therein. God’s first words in Genesis, “Let there be light,” led to the discovery that light is synonymous with life.  Light from the sun warmed the Earth, en...

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Hornet Highlight: SPED

Posted on March 04, 2022 in: Hornet Highlight

Hornet Highlight: SPED
I am Lori Berkelhamer or Mrs. B. as the kids all call me and this is my third year at Holy Cross. My role is as a Special Education teacher where I support students and am a member of the Student Support Team where we develop strategies for struggling students. I also work with neighboring districts...

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Hornet Highlight: Transitional Kindergarten
We had fun celebrating the number two on 2/22/22!  Hip hip hooray, it’s Twosday! Tooty Ta dance party in the hall with preK friends! Sooooo many 2s! If you missed seeing the TK sunflower exhibit at our open house, you have another chance to view their hard work!  Our TK...

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Hornet Highlight: Kindergarten

Posted on February 18, 2022 in: Hornet Highlight

Hornet Highlight: Kindergarten
This month in Kindergarten, we celebrated our 100th day of school, we celebrated all the progress and success we have made thus far in the year.  The month of February is all about being kind and showing love and respect towards others. The kindergarteners have been learning how to show th...

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Hornet Highlight: Reading Instructional Coach
Hello, Holy Cross community! My name is Bridget Holloway and my job here at Holy Cross consists of two parts. First, I help teachers carry out our reading and phonics program with fidelity and help them with best teaching practices. We adopted a new reading program, Amplify, for grades K-8. The prog...

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Hornet Highlight: Art

Posted on February 10, 2022 in: Hornet Highlight

Hornet Highlight: Art
This week in middle school's art class, students are finishing up their embroidery projects! 6th,7th, and 8th graders have been working hard for several weeks embroidering a cloth with the image of an animal that they feel best represents their family and themselves. Once they are finished, they...

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Hornet Highlight: Early Education
Holy Cross Early Education is a diverse community rooted in our Catholic faith that provides a learning environment to prepare the whole child - academically, spiritually, physically, socially, and emotionally - for a lifetime of learning. Our class times for 3's and Pre-K are 8:00am - 11:00a...

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Hornet Highlight: Music

Posted on January 26, 2022 in: Hornet Highlight

Hornet Highlight: Music
The students at Holy Cross have been working hard in the music room these past few weeks! Students in Kindergarten through 4th grade did a wonderful job at their Christmas program that told the story of the birth of Christ. 5th through 8th graders showed off their skills in both ...

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Hornet Highlight: 7th Grade

Posted on January 21, 2022 in: Hornet Highlight

Hornet Highlight: 7th Grade
What a busy time our first semester was in 7th grade at Holy Cross. Students in grades 6-8 read novels and completed some comprehension activities along with getting used to our new Language Arts curriculum Amplify. Middle school students love using an online platform to learn as they are very accus...

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Hornet Highlight: 8th Grade

Posted on January 08, 2022 in: Hornet Highlight

Hornet Highlight: 8th Grade
The 8th graders have been very busy this semester.  It is hard to believe they have finished their first semester already. One more and they are off to high school.  They just got done performing the traditional Posada program just before Christmas break and they did a fantastic job. ...

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Hornet Highlight: 4th Grade

Posted on December 17, 2021 in: Hornet Highlight

Hornet Highlight: 4th Grade
Things have been buzzing in the 4th-grade hive.  Whether they open their math books, social studies books, science books, or Bible, one subject is intertwined with another. The Hornets have discovered that our God is a God of circles, cycles, and connections.  Genesis taught that Earth is ...

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Hornet Highlight: Preschool 3s

Posted on December 10, 2021 in: Hornet Highlight

Hornet Highlight: Preschool 3s
The 3-year-old preschoolers are learning that Jesus is love and he lives in our hearts! Isn’t that exciting? We are counting down the days until we celebrate his birthday using our advent wreath and talking about how we can share Jesus with other people when we do things that show them love li...

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Hornet Highlight: Transitional Kindergarten
Transitional Kindergarten kiddos are learning that we can stop and pray anywhere.  Every time we hear a siren, we stop to say a prayer. “Dear God, Please help the emergency workers and the people that need them.  Hail Mary…..”.  We hear several sirens when we are ou...

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Hornet Highlight: Instructional Technology & Library Media
We are so excited to have a new Technology/Library/Makerspace this year, thanks to the dedicated Father’s Club and their hard work removing a wall this summer. In this space, all students, kindergarten through 8th grade, have weekly 60 minute classes to practice and learn keyboarding, coding, ...

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Hornet Highlight: 3rd Grade

Posted on November 14, 2021 in: Hornet Highlight

Hornet Highlight: 3rd Grade
In Third Grade, we are finding God in everything we do. From reading about the human body to classifying animals we are looking for God’s presence in the world. In Math, we are working hard with multiplication and division. We are able to find God’s presence in the patterns that are crea...

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Hornet Highlight: Math Coach

Posted on November 11, 2021 in: Hornet Highlight

Hornet Highlight: Math Coach
My name is Tracy Kerth, and I am the HC Math Specialist/Data Coordinator. I am excited to be celebrating my second year at this amazing school. I want to share 2 new exciting things we are implementing this year- Guided Math Differentiated Groups and Reflex Math.   Guided Math is a stru...

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Hornet Highlight: Jr. High Math

Posted on November 03, 2021 in: Hornet Highlight

Hornet Highlight: Jr. High Math
Our middle schoolers have been busy bees in math class lately! 6th grade has been learning all about ratios the past few weeks. 7th grade is just about to start learning about how positive and negative numbers interact when we add, subtract, multiply, or divide them. And our 8th graders have be...

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Hornet Highlights: Kindergarten
Our theme for October has been learning all about pumpkins in Kindergarten! We even had the opportunity to visit the pumpkin patch, where each student got to pick out their very own pumpkin to bring back to class and investigate. We have been learning how to measure with our pumpkins and the life cy...

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Hornet Highlights: 5th Grade

Posted on October 15, 2021 in: Hornet Highlight

Hornet Highlights: 5th Grade
With October being the month of the Holy Rosary, the fifth grade is busy studying the mysteries of the rosary and finding their deeper meaning. We have been through all of the mysteries and have been applying them to our lives. We have been busy saying a decade of the rosary every day and asking our...

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