Holy Rosary's Varsity Girls softball team captured first place for the regular season for Region 21, and they were first place champions in the Region 21 tournament. Congratulations to Bridget, Keara, Lauren, Cora, Ella, Vicki, Emily, Danica, Emma, Madison, and Mad. Great job girls! We are proud of you.
Holy Rosary has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Larry Hull Foundation for the 2021-2022 school year. We look forward to the arrival of 3D printers, coding equipment, and much more to begin outfitting our soon-to-be-created STEM/Innovation lab.
Whitpain Township Parks and Recreation sponsors an annual Earth Day poster contest. This year, the contest asked for videos of our students reciting poetry. Grade 5 performed a choral reading of an anti-pollution poem written by Mrs. Luthy, with help from the class. The class received notification that its entry earned first place in its division! The photo is a screenshot taken from the video focusing on the reuse of water bottles.
Michael Saldutti (Holy Rosary Class of 2017) was named the 2021 Valedictorian by Lansdale Catholic, they officially posted it today though it has been known for quite some time now. He will be attending Villanova University in the fall and majoring in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics.
Today the student body of Holy Rosary marked the one-year anniversary of Covid 19 changing the lives of students and staff. We began our day with a prayer service where we prayed for all who have died as a result of Covid. We prayed for all who are suffering from Covid now, and we prayed for all who want a vaccine that they receive it soon. After lunch today and a countdown to one, each student jumped on a piece of bubble wrap to stomp Covid away. The noises were loud and it was a great release!!
Holy Rosary families collected items during Catholic Schools Week to donate to CHOC, Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center in their community. Each homeroom started with a laundry basket and soon over thirty baskets overflowed with items that will be used as starter kits for newly housed residents. Surrounding the baskets are some of our Kindergarten students.
The Holy Rosary Family Tree was created for Catholic Schools Week (CSW). Each school family decorated a leaf showcasing the virtues that make their family special. Our art teacher, Mrs. Erica Hawn painted a tree on the wall and the classes hung their leaves. This was originally for CSW only, but we all loved the idea so much we laminated the leaves, and now the tree will live on forever. As new families join us we will welcome them to add a leaf to the tree.
Holy Rosary has had an incredibly successful first half of the 2020-21 school year in securing grants! We applied for five different grants, and all of our proposals were accepted, with a total of just over $63,000.
Anthony Saldutti ‘20 (Holy Rosary), who was accepted into the Engineering program at the University of Pennsylvania, has just been named the Salutatorian of Lansdale Catholic's graduating class. Congratulations to Anthony and to the entire Class of 2020!
Holy Rosary graduate and Drexel sophomore Alyssa Garcia is a Philadelphia based, award-winning singer-songwriter and pianist with an alternative pop sound. She has released a full-length album and several of her songs have won awards. Two tracks from her album are featured in the film "Getting Grace" directed by Daniel Roebuck. She is writing some songs for Roebuck's latest movie, "The Hail Mary" to be released this summer.
On Friday night, March 13, two of our students placed in the Norristown Catholic War Veterans Post 1182 Spelling Bee. Sarah Barrera-Cruz placed first receiving a check for $200 and Joanie Lauer placed second and was awarded $150. Not a bad nights work! Congratulations.
Holy Rosary students took part in the Knights of Columbus 8th Annual Presidential Recitation Speech Contest held on February 17, 2020. Congratulations go out to Amy Garcia who placed first in the 8th-grade category and Bridget Archbold who placed second in the 7th-grade category. We are proud of all our participants!
Mrs. Karen Weiss, of Epiphany of Our Lord Parish, missed the sign that once welcomed guests to the playground that was dedicated to beloved Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Joanne Cromie of Epiphany of Our Lord School. After Mrs. Weiss visited the campus recently, she gave us the green light to fashion a new sign!
Holy Rosary students were recognized for the efforts they made to bring a piece of home to troops serving overseas during the holidays through the "Stockings for Soldiers" program during the Patriotic Day Assembly honoring Command Sergeant Major Edward Pfannenstiel.