*Catholic Schools Week ~ 2017


Valle Catholic recently celebrated the 2017 version of Catholic Schools Week. This year’s theme was “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” The logo features a swirl of colors interacting around a cross, which is at the center of all Catholic education.

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Monday was opening day and an all school assembly was held which included prayer, a game and the school song. During Knowledge Day students played board games, trivia and brain quests in their classrooms. During Teacher Appreciation Day some students took on the role of teacher as they read to classes. The Valle Patrons Club provided lunch for faculty and staff.

Curtain Call

The 2nd Annual Talent Show was held to celebrate our terrific students. Acts included gymnastics, magic tricks, dance & musical numbers and a science experiment. High school students took part in a Bunco competition in the Valle cafeteria.

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Some began Student Day by reciting the Rosary together.

Students made ‘Thank You’ posters for local businesses on Service and Community Day.

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Some students made personal deliveries to area business to submit their cards. 

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CSW Thank You Treasured Memories

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Delivering food items to svdp

Valle also sponsored a canned food drive for St. Vincent DePaul. A complimentary chili dinner was held that evening as a thank to the Ste. Genevieve community for all their support.

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Student Choir

To celebrate Faith , Family, and Foundation Day two special Masses were held with students, teachers, and parents filling all the liturgical roles. One was on Friday with the entire student body followed by donuts and one was held with our parish family on Sunday, February 5th.

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Valle School Song

Both Masses afforded several opportunities to see three generations of Valle families gathered together.

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The re-dedication and blessing of the high school library took place on Friday morning. The high school library space was rededicated as the “Sandy Molitor Media Center”. Mrs. Molitor’s husband, Larry and children, Chris (Class of ’94) and Katie (’98) gathered with friends of the Molitor family to honor the memory of former VHS librarian, Sandy and her daughter, Sarah (’96). Judd Naeger and Jill Metzger opened the ceremony with Deacon John Meere conferring the blessing.

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Opening remarks by Mr. Naeger

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Mrs. Molitor’s Co-workers

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Following the dedication, alumni guests readers were invited in throughout the day to read to grade school classes.

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Valle alums who took part: Ryan Hermann (’12); Emily Weiler (’08);  Kelly (Miles) Fallert (’85); Sheriff Gary Stolzer (’87); Jessica Viox (’98)

Student Cross in lobbyThe Student Cross is permanently displayed in the school lobby.

Catholic Schools Week is always a special time to recognize the treasure we have in our schools. It presents an excellent opportunity to focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation.

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