By Shawn and Harvey
The Holy Cross Christmas concert was held on December 14 and was wonderful. The Ring the Bells, Sing it! concert was performed by Kindergarten-5th, the 6th-8th grade Choir/Drama Elective, and the 5th-8th General Music. They were conducted by Mrs. Franson. The students sang a variety of Christmas songs, performed a hilarious skit, and played lots of fun instruments. During the concert there was an unexpected intermission when a student got sick, but the concert went on flawlessly. Afterward, the seventh graders held a bake sale to raise money for their eighth grade class trip.
Holy Cross is a sister school of Divine Savior in Zacapa , Guatemala. A group of eleven from Zacapa came to visit us in Wichita on December 1. They came to our school and classes. We sang songs and watched a slideshow in Spanish shown by Mrs. Nidia as Carolina translated. They all left Wichita on Wednesday ,December 6. I asked Carolina what they do for Christmas and she said, “The kids play with fireworks and eat tamales , chicken ,and tortillas.” It was a lot of fun seeing them.
By Adrienne and Vaci
Welcome to the He Said She Said Christmas Addition! We asked 3 Christmas questions to see what several students and teachers would reply.
What is your favorite Christmas movie?
He said: She said:
1st Isaac – The Christmas Mickey Mrs. Tuck – It’s a Wonderful Life
Mr. Kelly – Elf 7th Lily – Elf
What do you want for Christmas?
He said: She said:
6th Logan – Xbox 1 3rd Morgan – Sports clothes
Kindergarten Nicholas – Hatchimals PreK Kenleigh – A new doll
What is your favorite Christmas song?
He said: She said:
2nd Junior – “Jingle Bells Batman Smells” 4th Jordan – “The Twelve Days of Christmas”
8th John – “Carol of the Bells” 5th Georgia – “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer”
By Kyle H.
It is a long standing-tradition at Holy Cross that the 7th Graders get to decorate Mrs. Vanwey’s room for Christmas. This year the class of 2019 tried their hand at it, and the results were amazing! The students were wonderfully working in groups or by themselves, always agreeing and helping each other out. There was plenty of organizational talent and wonderful decorating skills. This year’s class topped last year’s 7th graders, who admitted it was better than theirs. For the class of 2019, the decoration had an awesome turnout. Next year’s 7th graders will have a big challenge to top this year’s.
By Shawn and Trendan
The band concert was held Thursday, December 7th. It was amazing. There are two bands- 5th grade band and middle school band. The 5th grade band played first. They have been playing only 3 months, and they did a wonderful job playing a variety of Christmas songs. The two bands played one song together. Then the 6th-8th grade band also played a variety of Christmas songs. After the concert band members went to Freddy’s, which is a band tradition.
The Christmas holiday is a time for families to get together, travel, eat, and especially celebrate God’s gift to us, Jesus. What are your plans for Christmas?
Ms. Cory (Guatemalan) – hangs Christmas lights, eats turkey, decorates her Christmas tree, and sings
Mr. Wolgast – Goes to his dad’s house
Adrienne 8th – Stays home and watches Christmas movies with family
Shawn 7th – Going to his grandma’s house
Vacilissa 6th – Follow Santa Tracker and open presents
Arthur 5th – Playing on a computer, hanging out with is family, and finishing his homework
Kellis 4th – Opening presents
Karlie 3rd – Baking cookies
Ava 2nd – Party
May 1st – Disney World
Elliott Kdg – Singing songs
This week’s mystery student is in 1st grade.
His/ Her favorite TV show is Project Mc Square. His/ Her favorite books are the Owl Diaries. His/ Her favorite animal is a cat. His/ Her favorite food is cheese dip. His/ Her favorite teacher is Mrs. Bauserman. Who is this student?
” She will bear a Son; and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.
Jesus came to earth to save us from our sins. We our forgiven because of God’s great love for us, which is amazing grace!
Dear God thank you for sending your son Jesus to save us from our sins. Help us during this season of Christmas to remember the reason for the season. In Jesus’ name, Amen.