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Sunday
May052013

Eighth-grader dispels common belief to capture top science fair prize!

Friday
Apr122013

National Council of Teachers of English Writing Contest Winner Announced!

Entering a national writing contest is no small feat.  Being recognized by the National Council of Teachers of English for your writing is an even greater accoumplishment.  Holy Cross students have been recognized in the Promising Young Writer's Contest for three of the last four years.  This year, we are proud to announce that Katy Maksymiu, one of our 8th graders is the only Illinois recipient of this award.

                                                    Congratulations Katy!

Monday
Nov282011

Theme for the Year

"Do Unto Others As You Would Have them Do Unto You" Matthew 7:12

Throughout the 2011-2012 school year, all Holy Cross students learned about, reflected upon, practiced and celebrated our theme of The Golden Rule. Shortly after spring break, students began reflecting on  the many ways our theme, The Golden Rule, helped them throughout the year.  Their thoughts were expressed through an all school art project, consisting of designing individual pictures that symbolized our theme and what they felt best represented their class.

They began with a pencil sketch on on a 12x12 inch piece of paper, then colored in the shapes, foreground, middle ground and background as they imagined it to look on a 12x12 inch tile.

The finished work was athen placed on the wall for all students to view.  They were asked to select the tile designs they felt best represented The Golden Rule and their class as a whole.  In some cases, multiple designs were selected and students then articulated the parts of the favored designs that best fit their class, and voila, a new classroom design was born, using elements from several of their drawings.

The homeroom designs were then transferred onto a 12x12 inch ceramic tile and color-coded to assist the students as they painted.  In groups of three, they worked diligently to paint the details.  In some cases, older buddies assisted in the process.  Three coats of paint were applied to achieve the brilliant colors they produced.  The tiles were then fired to produce a beautiful permanent glaze.

This year, the tiles are on display in a case in the main hallway just outside the school office.  It is a testimony to our legacy of being a community of faith and achievement. We hope you enjoy their beauty for years to come!

 

Monday
Nov282011

The Golden Rule, Our Religious Theme for the Year

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Matthew 7:12. The Golden Rule, also known as the Ethic of Reciprocity, is arguably the most consistent ethical principle in history. It is found throughout various cultures, religions, secular philosophies and indigenous traditions. As such, it lends itself to the building of cultural awareness and diversity, another theme we embrace at Holy Cross School. Chosen specifically by our staff to focus on cooperation and unity, this theme has special significance for us as we begin the new school year.
 
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