Holy Family Elementary School
Red Wheel Fundraiser
By Taylor Teel and
Mark Shavi came to our
school once again for our exciting annual Red Wheel Kickoff!
Holy Family is their best massive fundraiser. This year
there are new prizes and delicious food for you and your
family to fight over. For every 10 items that you sell, your
name is put into a drawing for phenomenal games. Sell as
many items as you can to work to the top. 3rd place is a
superb Nintendo DS, 2nd is an attractive iPod Nano, and 1st
place is a brand new Wii System! Our goal is to sell 4,500
items to get Mrs. Simon her “special” hat. So let’s get
rollin’ on the Red Wheel and have a fantastic turnout!!!!
Back To School
By Alec Stults and Trae Megaffin
School is back in session; back to learning about all
kinds of quirky, fun, and interesting stuff - as well as all
the necessary stuff. It’s back to spending tons of time with
your teacher; back to doing homework and going to bed early.
The good thing is that we are back to seeing friends every
day, too, and back to going to Mass twice a week and
learning more ways to follow Jesus Christ.
The new music/band teacher, Mr. Saur, is here and ready
to kick off the year with some rocking and rolling music
fun. Lane Werth said, "He is nice and makes learning fun."
The kids think that his games are cool, which shows there
are really awesome ways to learn different types of music.
Mr. Saur isn't the only new staff member this year. Mrs.
North, sixth grade, teaches Science, English, and creative
writing. We are excited to have her as a new addition to the
sixth grade teaching staff.
It may be hard to leave summer behind, but there are many
good reasons to look forward to the school year.
A Local Hero Is Laid To Rest
By Holly Linenberger
Chief Warrant Officer 2, Bryan Joseph
Nichols, 31, died August 6th 2011. There were 30 American
troops that died that day in Afghanistan when their Chinook
helicopter was shot down due to hostile enemy action.
was born October 16, 1979 in Hays, the son of Douglas and
Cynthia Nichols. Bryan
School and was a 1998
TMP-Marian High alum. He served with the 158 Aviator
Regiment Army Reserve in Olathe, KS.
He leaves behind his wife, Mary, a son, Brayden, his
parents, 3 siblings, and many friends.
is a true hero. On Wednesday, Aug. 17, Holy Family teachers,
students, and families took part in honoring him with a
silent tribute by proudly lining Vine Street by our
playground with flags in our hands. Our whole community
participated. We quietly stood as the funeral procession
went by with his body. The line was from the airport, down
Highway 40, up Vine to Hays Memorial Chapel.
Most of us did not know Bryan, but we will never
forget him. He bravely gave his life for others. “There is
no greater love than you lay down your life for your
our local hero.
Meet the New Teachers!
By Brianna Romme and Savannah Yost
Here at Holy Family we have two
new teachers, Mr. Sauer and Mrs. North. Mr. Sauer will be
teaching music and band along with Mrs. Amrein.
Sauer has that special ear for music. He was inspired to
teach at HFE because of Miss Huser. They were really good
friends. What really made Mr. Sauer come and teach at HFE
was HFE itself. He knew how great the school was and that it
also had good values and a good environment. His wife, Mrs.
Sauer, is a para for Preschool. His goal this year for the
students of Holy Family is to teach them a life lesson to
always do and try their best. He thinks that the students at
Holy Family are very friendly and welcoming.
North is teaching sixth grade this year. She is very fun and
creative. She will be teaching Shurley English, Science, and
Creative Writing. If she was to teach any other subject, she
would like to teach art and reading since she loves arts and
crafts and likes to read. Mrs. North was inspired to teach
at HFE because of her seventh and eighth grade religion
teachers. What Mrs. North is looking forward to most is
getting to know all the students and doing some awesome
IF you see one of these teachers
in the hall, please say “Hi” and wish them a great year in
our wonderful building!
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