Joining Catholic schools across the nation, the Mater Dei community celebrated Catholic Schools Week 2021 the week of January 31 through February 6. The theme for this year was “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.”
During this special week, in addition to fun-filled events, we also celebrated all members of our Mater Dei Catholic High School community who remain dedicated to ensuring that we continue to serve as a community in which students may grow in their faith, achieve success, and offer service!
To begin Catholic Schools Week, students offered their gratitude to the numerous parishes who provide support to Mater Dei. Olyvia Wilken is pictured thanking the parishioners of St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Bartelso.
During Catholic Schools Week, to celebrate that we are comfortable sharing our faith, students enjoyed Pajama Day. Pictured with comfy pajama pants are (from left) Kenadi Barriger, Carson Dorries, Eli Kohrmann, Klara Schildroth, and Garett Zurliene. Additionally, students enjoyed a lunch that included decorated tables, an ice cream sandwich delivered by Principal Dennis Litteken, and faculty clearing their plates from the tables.
During Catholic School Week, to celebrate that the Mater Dei community is many parts, but all one body, students enjoyed Grade School Day. Pictured are (front from left) Danica Helmkamp – All Saints Academy, Avery Pingsterhaus – Aviston; (back from left) Olivia Wolden – St. Mary-Centralia, Coryn Toennies – Albers, Emily Ess – Wesclin, and Avery Trame – Breese District 12. We wish we could have photographed students from every grade school in the Mater Dei community!
During Catholic Schools Week, to celebrate that God’s love is timeless, students enjoyed Decades Day. Austin Cook (left) is pictured wearing the Mater Dei letterman jacket of his grandfather, Mr. Dave Kohnen, a member of the Mater Dei faculty and Class of 1971.