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Catholic Schools Week was celebrated at St. Theresa School in Hellertown last week with a variety of special events, from a talent show to a food drive to Crazy Hat and Sock Day. Saucon Source would like to thank the school for sharing photos of all the fun from throughout the week with us, so we could share them with you. Please note that below the photo of Sister Marie Eugene Reed are additional photos of the “St. Theresa School’s Got Talent” competition by Chris Christian.
St. Theresa School parent Barbara Ruhl–a mother of four children (two current students and two alumni)–spoke at a Catholic Schools Week Open House Mass, where she shared her story of sending her children to St. Theresa and encouraged others in the parish to considering giving their children the gift of a Catholic education.
St. Theresa School eighth-grader Johanna Zimmerli reads at Mass.
Colin Griffith, a St. Theresa seventh-grader, reads at Mass.
Rosie Shupe, a St. Theresa seventh-grader, reads at Mass.
St. Theresa School alumnus Jeremy Leidich called the numbers at bingo.
Monday during Catholic Schools Week was “Soup-Wars” Feed the Force day, when a Star Wars-themed food drive for the parish’s St. Vincent DePaul Society was held. Students got to wear shirts that represented their favorite superhero.
Eighth graders and eighth grade homeroom teacher Miss Sisko enjoyed Super Free Pretzels on Superhero Day.
Miss Devin and Miss Andrea–who have traveled on mission trips to Haiti–read stories to students and talked about how they can help people in our community.
In celebration of the Philadelphia Eagles going to the Super Bowl, students dressed in Eagles attire for a dress down day last week. Students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade were fired up for the big game.
Tuesday was Crazy Hat and Sock Day.
The St. Theresa School Irish Dance club performed at an International Dinner during Catholic Schools Week. The club was founded over 10 years ago by sisters Dawn and Jacque Parker, St. Theresa School alumni and owners of the Irish Stars Parker School of Irish Dance in Hellertown.
During Catholic Schools Week, St. Theresa School families enjoyed an International Dinner where each family brought a covered dish that represented their ethnic heritage.
Members of the St. Theresa Home and School Association–moms Ali Finkbeiner, Catherine Denzel and Tricia Smith–served hot chocolate and homemade cookies to the students during Catholic Schools Week.
One particular highlight of Catholic Schools Week was a student talent show called “St. Theresa School’s Got Talent” (additional photos below).
St. Theresa student Kiyoshi Dixon performs a song on electric guitar.
Many students participated in the “St. Theresa School’s Got Talent” show.
Electric guitarist Kiyoshi Dixon was the winner of the 2018 “St. Theresa School’s Got Talent” competition.
Another highlight was a Vocations assembly, where students and staff were joined by ths school’s pastor and four St. Theresa Parish sisters. The panel shared stories of their childhood, their Catholic school upbringing and their favorite things about serving the St. Theresa parish community.
From left to right: Pastor, Rev. Jerome A. Tauber; Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Sr. Miriam Dennis Sculley, Sr. Marie Eugene Reed, Sr. Marian Bernadette Chuk and Sr. Lorraine Holzman.
Sr. Marian Bernadette Chuk shows students a doll of the original Habit the IHM sisters used to wear.
Sr. Lorraine Holzman
Sr. Marie Eugene Reed