- About Our School
HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC SCHOOLGrowing hearts ... Growing Minds(serving PreKindergarten thru 8th Grade)
STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE
At Holy Cross Catholic School, we provide a high quality, religious based education for students in PreKindergarten through eighth grade with a whole day, every day, Kindergarten program. The entire Holy Cross Catholic School family supports children's needs in their journey to become spiritual individuals, as well as contributing members in both the secular and Christian communities to which they belong.
We strive for excellence in education. Our school is accredited by Minnesota Non-Public Schools Accrediting Association and continues to conduct a self study in order to improve our current programs. We are committed to keeping class sizes limited in order to maximize the learning potential in each child. Our goal is for students to develop self-discipline, a thirst for knowledge, and concern and compassion for the world, near and far.
- Students have the opportunity to receive one-on-one or small group assistance through our Assurance of Mastery Program.
- Our eighth grade Basic Standards Test Scores are consistently above the state average for both math and reading and continue to improve each year.
- Our school-wide discipline plan includes clear guidelines for exhibiting appropriate behavior and for displaying Christian values.
An example of our high expectations, is our grading scale. It generally includes higher percentages than the standard scale, which provides an opportunity for the students to reach beyond their current performance levels. Teachers assist the students in striving for excellence by addressing their individual learning style in a nurturing manner.
Although Catholic doctrine is taught during regularly scheduled religion classes, students of all faiths are welcome at our school. Children's liturgy is celebrated weekly. Family values are the focus in our Family Life Program taught in grades 1-8.
Service Projects: Advent Sharing Project, Food Drives, Lenten Project, Pull Tap Collections, Pennies for Patients, Weekly Masses and Altar Servers.
As a staff, we continually revise and update curriculum on a regular basis. Reading, Math, Language Arts, Science, Spanish and Social Studies focus on basic concepts taught through a variety of teaching methods. Students participate in Physical Education, Music, Art, and Computer throughout the week. D.A.R.E and advances math classes are also offered to our students in grades 5-8.
After-School-Care: Holy Cross provides after-school-care to our families in order to ensure a healthy, safe and educational environment for students after school when parents are still working.
Hot Lunch Program: We offer an excellent Hot Lunch Program in which most of our students participate. Hot Lunch for PreK thru 4th grade is $2.00 per meal and for grades 5th-8th grade, meals cost $2.25.
Transportation: Holy Cross provides its own busing service in combination with local school districts.
Opportunities for Student Involvement: Our Athletic Programincludes Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Softball. Many of our students also participate in local school districts sports and community education activities. Students also have the chance to participate on committees such as Student Council and Yearbook.
Opportunities for Parent Involvement: There are many ways in which parents can become involved. Some opportunities are listed below. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the front office at (952) 652-6100.
- School Board
- Home School Association
- Various Committees
- Classroom Volunteers
- Field Trip Chaperones
- Principal Welcome
- Philosphy/MissionHoly Cross School Philosophy: We are a Catholic faith community of students, parents and staff working together to provide a caring, learning, hope-filled Christian atmosphere where the positive worth and dignity of each individual is affirmed as we strive for academic excellence.
Holy Cross School Mission Statement: Holy Cross Catholic School exists to educate the whole child spiritually and academically, preparing them to be responsible and respectful members of the global community with Jesus as our model.
- School Board
The Holy Cross School Board was restructured to create a Two-Tiered Governance System. Two groups were created with distinct purposes but working cooperatively to guide Holy Cross School. The School Board of Director’s role is to control the operations, affairs, property and funds of the school. The School Board Advisory Committee’s duties include advising the Principal in areas of policy on curriculum, technology, fund-raising, tuition collection, budgets, communication, handbooks and facilities. These Board of Directors meets once a month on the 1st Tuesday and the Advisory Board meets on the 2nd Monday. Meetings are open to the public.
Members of the Board of Directors: Dave Oldenburg (Chair) 952-270-2556 (Cell), Jessica Simones (Vice Chair) (952) 461-5609, Laura Smisek (Secretary) 507-744-5787, Tim Picka 507-744-5149, Katherine DeWall (952) 797-2359. Two open spots have not been filled at this time.
Members of the School Board Advisory Committee: Kelly Heselton 952-461-1878, Andrea Kaderlik 952-461-5618, Joe Pavek (507) 744-3663 and Deanna Vochoska (507) 744-2242. Two open sponts have not been filled at this time.
Meeting Minutes are provided below, starting with the new school year. Meeting minutes are approved at the following month's meeting and therefore, are not readily available for publication online.
Please check back in September for the 2013-2014 school year Board of Director and Advisory Board minutes. Thank you.
Board of Directors:
- Employment Opportunities
Currently, there are no open positions at Holy Cross Catholic School.
- After School Care
At Holy Cross Catholic School we offer an After School Care Program for students in grade PreKindergarten (All Day PreK students, only) through 6th grade. The hours of operation are from 2:45-6pm on school days only. This program is not available during school breaks.
During After School Care students will receive a snack and plenty of opportunities to play inside and outside, as well as assistance with homework, if needed.
To register for this program, please complete the forms listed below.