Favorite Memories From the School Year

Favorite Memories From the School Year

We asked two students from many different grades what their favorite memory was from this school year, and this is what they said:

 

Kindergarten                                                                                                 1st Grade

Gracie – When she had her birthday                                                         Elle – When the class at her birthday cupcakes

Aaron – Going to Botanica                                                                           Elijah – Celebrating birthdays

 

3rd Grade                                                                                                        4th Grade

Tegan – Doing science activities                                                                  Olivia – Doing the Titanic

Eli – Doing breakouts EDU’S                                                                        Ryan – Doing the Iditarod

 

5th Grade                                                                                                         6th Grade

Annaliese – Going to the Salt Mines                                                           Emily – Playing basketball

Xander – The Third Commandment                                                           Rex – Outdoor Ed and the Hobbit

 

7th Grade                                                                                                          8th Grade

Averi – Outdoor Ed                                                                                         Adrienne – Playing soccer

Andruw – Playing sports                                                                                Jeffrey – Going to D.C.

 

By Janie and Samantha

 

 

8th Grade Plays

8th Grade Plays

By: Kourtney and Ariel

 

The 8th Grade plays were performed magnificently on May 10th at 9:00. Grades 4-7 were invited. There were four plays; The Last Time I Saw Paris, Wolf! Wolf! Wolf!, The Case of the Frustrated Corpse, and A Roman Romance. The Last Time I Saw Paris was about goddesses in a beauty contest competing to know who is the most beautiful. Wolf! Wolf! Wolf! was a fun twist on the original story where the sheep decide the fate of the wolf. The Case of the Frustrated Corpse was a hilarious skit where a dead man got no respect.  A Roman Romance was about a man named Marcus who was trying to win the love of a very independent woman named Pomona. With tons of laughter and cheesy jokes, the 8th graders put on a fantastic show.

 

                       

Mystery Student – Jason N.  in 3rd grade

Thank You Teachers!

Thank You Teachers!

By: Kourtney and Ariel

The week of May 7th – 11th was Holy Cross’s teacher appreciation week. Classes celebrated the teachers by giving them cards, fruit baskets, flowers, and other special gifts. On Tuesday teachers had a special lunch and didn’t have to watch classes for lunch or recess duty. PTL sponsored a movie for Kindergarten through 8th grade so teachers could have a work time. Holy Cross is truly blessed to have such amazing teachers and staff.

Mr. Ochs Memories

Mr. Ochs Memories

By Kyle H.

 

Our school will say goodbye to Mr. Ochs as he retires at the end of May. As a tribute to Mr. Ochs, we asked some students who had the privilege of having him as their teacher some of their favorite memories:

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7th Grade:

 

Kyle: Our 5th grade trip to the Hutchinson Salt Mines.

 

Ariel: Mr. Ochs reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to the classroom.

 

Decker: When Mr. Ochs made nicknames for everyone.

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6th Grade:

 

Harvey: When Mr. Ochs showed him the “whip” on the last day of school.

 

Rex: Planting the tree that Mr. Ochs plants every school year.

 

James: When Mr. Ochs brought out the “whip.”

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8th Grade:

Adrienne: When he whipped Jeffrey with the “whip.”

 

Magnus: Doing the leaf project.

 

Dylan: Playing kickball with Mr. Ochs.


 

 

 

Mr. Ochs will be greatly missed. God’s blessings on his retirement.

 

 

Mystery Student

Mystery Student

By Rex

This time the mystery student is in 3rd grade. His/ Her favorite sport is soccer. His/ His  favorite TV show is Garfield. His /Her favorite book is the Captain Underpants Series. His/ Her favorite color is green . His/ Her favorite animal is a cheetah. His/ Her favorite season is summer. Who is this student? 

School Comes to an End!

School Comes to an End!

May everyone have a wonderful summer and enjoy their break from school!

8th Grade Wills and Advice

8th Grade Wills and Advice

By Samantha and Janie

Our 8th graders are graduating soon, and they aren’t going to leave without their mark. Here are their wills or advice they are giving to other students:

AbbyLane – Have fun in 8th grade, it’s over before you know it

Adrienne – Gives Lily her talkative spirit

Aidan – Gives his artistic ability to Mikey

Brooke – Turn in you papers on time

Caroline – Gives her laughs and fun times to seventh grade

Dylan – Gives his beard to Jakob

Elle – Don’t talk back to the teachers

Jeffrey – Gives his useless trivia to Morgan D

John – Gives his homework to Harvey

Kaitlyn – Gives her strength to Lily

Katy – Gives her soccer skills to Emalie H

Kyle – Gives his humor to Trendan

Mason – Gives his mascot position to Charlie

Magnus – Gives Alex his cringy jokes

Morgan – Don’t procrastinate

Quentin – Gives his terrible grilled cheese stories to Harvey

Rachel – Give her percussion skills to the percussion section

Robyn – Gives her hardships and distress to seventh grade

Sam – Wishes Vanessa a good 7th grade year

Zoie – Gives her cheers of suffering to seventh grade

 

6th Grade Hobbit

6th Grade Hobbit

By Rex

Ever since January the 6th graders have been studying The Hobbit. The 6th graders are finally done following Mr. Bilbo Baggins on his wild adventure to The Lonely Mountain. The 6th graders have been writing paragraphs, doing skits, eating feasts, and so much more. In this book Bilbo Baggins, a simple hobbit, goes on a crazy adventure with 13 dwarves to reclaim the dwarves’ lost home. The 6th graders enjoyed going along this journey with the dwarves. 

Titanic

Titanic

By: Ariel and Kourtney

This year is the 7th year that the giant replica of the Titanic has appeared outside the fourth grade classroom. Mrs. Thomas has her fourth graders do activities that give a taste of what the Titanic was actually like.  Some of the activities they’ve done are testing the temperature of the water, the third-class dancing, plotting where icebergs would be, and fitting passenger into lifeboats. The  fourth graders’ favorite things that they have done were making the rafts with only debris they could find in the ocean and plotting out the icebergs. Both the fourth graders and Mrs. Thomas love “boarding” the ship and getting their boarding passes. Mrs. Thomas loves the expressions on her students’ faces as they “board,”  and as they do their activities. She got the idea for the project Titanic from the 100th anniversary in a museum at Branson, Missouri. She did it that year to honor the 100th anniversary and has just kept on sailing. Her decorations on the outside of her classroom came from her head. She had four or five parents help her make it. Mrs. Thomas certainly makes fourth grade exciting and adventurous with Titanic.


New 5th Grade Teacher!

New 5th Grade Teacher!

By Kyle H.

            After Mr. Ochs announced his impending retirement in April, our school began looking for a new 5th Grade teacher. After much searching, they found a new teacher named Mrs. Nellie Herbert. She lives in Montana with her husband, and they will be coming to Kansas in June. She is very outdoorsy, and she has been teaching on an Indian Reservation. It will be a fun time for the new 5th grade class coming next year. God’s blessings on the new teacher and for Mr. Ochs as he begins his retirement.