Saints School News

School News – December 16, 2019

Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update

From the Office of Principal:

Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,

I am super excited to give you the results of our recent NWEA tests. This past week, we participated in a training session to improve our academic growth. We were told that our school is classified as a “High Achieving/High Growth” school in the Archdiocese. This is the highest rating that a school can get. What we are teaching and how we teach is working and the results are showing in our students.

I am very proud of our teaching staff for their dedication and hard work. They work constantly to help each and every child to learn. They are an amazing and competent group of teachers and the results are clearly showing. It is great to be recognized as a High Achieving/High Growth School.


Christmas Programs

All school concert – Thursday, December 19
      1:00 PM- grades K-8
      6:30 PM for PreK- grade 8

Kindergarten Nativity Play – 9:00 AM on Friday, Dec. 20

Join us at 6:00 PM of December 19 to hear our individual lesson music students as they play prelude music before our all school concert. We would love for you to come early to the concert because these students would love to have you hear them!

Students meet in classrooms at 6:00 PM except for private lesson students who will meet Mrs. Gorr at 5:45.


Concert Etiquette at SWS
We have a few general rules here at SWS when it comes to our Christmas Concert.
1. The first 3 benches in the center are reserved for the winners of the bid at last years Starry Night.
2. You cannot save benches with coats and personal items.
3. You can come early and save your bench but to keep it saved, you must stay sitting in the bench.
4. Share your bench with other people. The church will be full so please put at least 6 adults in each bench so everyone can get as close to the front as possible.
5. Enjoy the entire show – each class sings 1-3 songs in small groups and then they all sing for the finale so sit back and enjoy all of our students not just when your child is on stage.
6. Pictures and video are hard to take during the concert due to the size of the church and the lighting. Be respectful of the people sitting around you as you hold up your cell phones and cameras. (You are encouraged to come to the 1:00 show to get better shots)

Christmas Sweater Day or Red/Green Day
All students and staff are encouraged to wear a Christmas sweater to school on Friday.  Red/Green is great too if sweaters are not available.  Just for fun!

Picture Retake Day
If your child was absent on the day of school pictures, please have them get their picture taken on Wednesday at 9:00 AM with our school photographer. Flawed pictures may also be brought back to school so the student can get a retake. Change of clothing or pose would not be considered a retake. Please bring the original picture packet back to receive a retake.

Sweepstakes Tickets
 K-8 families have $300 worth to sell and preschool families have $50 to sell. The sweepstakes is our 2nd major fundraiser of the school year. All ticket stubs will be due in the office by January 28. Ask relatives and friends during the holiday gatherings to help your family by supporting the school.

The Starry Night in Italy  – March 28.
This is a fun night for adults in our community with dinner, bidding, and lots of fun.

Plan to attend everyone! 

We will be looking for workers for the night of the event so if for some reason you cannot come as a guest- please think about coming as a worker.


The Starry Night in Italy  – March 28.
Click Here

For registration to event
To make a donation for the event
To become an event sponsor


Kindergarten – Fall 2020
We have room for 5 more students in kindergarten for fall 2020.
Please let us know how we can help you get registered.

SWS offers an amazing experience for your children and your entire family. You Belong at SWS!

Preschool – Fall 2020
Registration for preschool is now open
– 3 or 5 day program for for PreK 4/5 year old.
– 2 or 5 day program for 3/4 year old.

The Schulze Early Learning Scholarship is now open for Fall 2020 school year!

For all preschool students going into the 4/5-year-old class  – one year away from entering kindergarten.

You must be Middle income to apply!

Click to the application website!

Aim Higher Tuition Grants are now open. The grant will close in February!
Once your child qualifies for this grant, they will get the grant every year until they graduate from grade 8 even if you transfer to another Catholic school.

To apply for this grant, you must apply for financial assistance with TADS. (This is a needs based grant but don’t be afraid to apply.)

Wanted (for our Starry Night):
1. Corks from wine bottles
2. Donation of bottled wine – all kinds
3. Donations of things for our live and silent auction

Bigger items are wanted for the live auction: examples are tickets to something special, cabins, dinners, parties, sports, timeshares, access to something big.

Invention Convention Winners

Stemtastic Awards – Chosen to represent SWS at the Big Bang STEM Fair in March
Grades 3-5                                                        Grades 6-8
Nick Sirek and Ben Sery                               Haley Colling
Lauren Moeding and Isabel Egan               Ben Redfearn
Maria Arias and Helena Pelowski               Landon Shepard
Grace Barth and Isabelle Ruhland             Sully Mach and
                                                                         Andrew King
Addie Simon and Elle Neiderhiser             Cullen Otremba and
                                                                         Nate Friedges

Overall Scores on Inventions
1st Place Inventions
Grace Barth and Isabelle Ruhland
Mya Gullickson and Lauren Sticha
Nick Sirek and Ben Sery
Addie Smon and Elle Neiderhiser
Mary McBroom
Landon Shepard
Avery Gullickson and Claire Jacobson
Aftyn Anderson
Mille Moser
Haley Colling
Claudia Giesen

2nd Place Inventions
Maddie and Hannah Weiers
Liam King
Anna Ingebrand
Danica Bruner and Kallie Schiell
Ella Fischer and Emma Duffy
Gallagher Gorr and Walker Andersen
Ben Redfearn
Kate Geiger, Molly King, and Katelyn Sirek
Julianna Knettel and Mary Soderlund
Mary Grace Smyth and Taylor Moeding
Landyn Anderson and Coco Benner
Brody Bendzick
Nate Friedges and Cullen Otremba
Kate Moulton and Gardner Gorr

3rd Place Inventions
Maria Arias and Helena Pelowski
Matt Egan
Honu Fierst
Sully Mach and Andrew King
Danny Davis and Issac Pumper
Lauren Reiland



Wed., Dec. 18 – 8:00 School Mass
Picture Retakes – 9:00 AM
Thurs., Dec. 19 – Christmas Concert PreK-8 – 1:00 and 6:30 PM (prelude at 6:00)
Thurs., Dec. 19 – Late Start day 9:00 AM
Fri., Dec. 20 – Kindergarten Nativity Play 9:00 AM
Advent prayer service 1:45 in church
Mon., Dec. 23 – Fri., Jan. 3 – Christmas Break
Mon., Jan. 6 – School resumes
Tues. Jan. 7 – Home/School Meeting 6:00 PM
Wed., Jan. 8 – School Mass 8:00 ( Gr. 8)
Mon., Jan. 13 – Auction Meeting 6:30 PM
Tues., Jan. 14 – Snowman Celebration 600 PM
Wed., Jan. 15 – 8:00 School Mass (Gr. 7)
Thurs., Jan. 16 – Late Start 9:00 AM
Fri., Jan. 17 – End of 1st Semester
Mon., Jan 20 – No School/ Workshop Day
Tues., Jan. 21 – Preschool Open House/Registration Night 5:30-7:00
Wed., Jan. 22 – 8:00-School Mass (Gr. 4)
School Advisory Meeting 7:00 PM
Thurs., Jan 23 – Student Adoration 8:30-10:30
Fri., Jan 24 – Book Fair Begins
Catholic Schools Week is Jan. 26 – Feb. 1
Sweepstakes tickets are due on January 28 ( Drawing on the 29th) Special CSW calendar coming soon!

Volunteers: Keep your Virtus Accounts Current!
Go onto your account to check for updates. Things are constantly changing and you need to keep up in order to volunteer at SWS. Thanks.

New volunteers :
Go to
Set up an account
Sign up for a mandatory class session
Fill out a background check
Sign a Code of Conduct
Watch any required movies
Answer all questions

Find answers to some of your school questions. Click on the “Parent Handbook” on our school website. Listed under “Current Parents”

Congratulations to our Little Saints Preschool

We have been awarded “The Best of the Best” in the preschool division for the New Prague area.