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Morning Prayer & Announcements 10/18/18

Morning Prayer

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Luke, Evangelist

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Thy Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins and for all the intentions of our Holy Father for this month.

St. Luke, pray for us.

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Announcements

  • Birthday wishes go out to: Harrison Reymond, Beth Burnett
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute will be on campus Friday, October 19, for a private college visit.  College visits are open to all grades.  If you are interested in learning more about WPI, sign up on Naviance or in the Nancy Swain Watters Guidance Suite.
  • Mock Trial will have a meeting in B100 after school on Friday! We hope to see you there.
  • The Book Club will meet at 11:50 on Friday, October 19 in C18.  Grab your lunch and join us; all are welcome!

Morning Prayer & Announcements 10/17/18

Morning Prayer

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Today we celebrate the Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Thy Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins and for all the intentions of our Holy Father for this month.

Saint Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Announcements

  • Birthday wishes go out to: Elijah Dempsey
  • KCHS is collecting new and like-new books for the Empty Stocking Fund.  If you can contribute, please drop them off in the KCHS Library by November 19.
  • Lincoln Memorial University will be on campus Thursday, October 18, for a private college visit.  College visits are open to all grades.  If you are interested in learning more about LMU, sign up on Naviance or in the Nancy Swain Watters Guidance Suite.
  • Congratulations to our lady Irish volleyball team for getting off to a great start at the TSSAA state volleyball tournament yesterday. They defeated both Jackson South Side and East Hamilton 3-0 in the first two rounds of the tournament. Next up is Portland High School today at 1pm. Good luck players and coaches!
  • Congratulations to the Lady Irish soccer team for beating Grainger County last night 3-0 advancing to the Regional championship game. Game is set for Thursday night at 7 at home. Come out and support the Irish!!
  • On Wednesday, October 17 in the KCHS Cafeteria, the Men’s Soccer Team will hold our Annual Parent/ Player meeting for all that plan on attending try outs for the 2019 KCHS Men’s Soccer team. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:00 PM and last as long as there are questions. Players are not required to attend, but it is imperative that at least one parent/guardian attend this meeting.
  • Calling all fairy tale creatures! The theatre program is putting on Shrek the Musical this spring! For more information please join us at the interest meeting today 2nd half of lunch in the theatre room! See you there!
  • Senior Superlative winners for the class of 2019 are as follows:
  • Mr. and Miss KCHS-Alex Dusky and Walter Pickering
  • Most Academic- Haley Cionfolo and Matthew Valderrama
  • Most Likely to Succeed-Olivia Ricche and Collin Patton
  • Most Entertaining-Alden Haun and Will Dison
  • Class Mom and Dad- Lindsey Webb and Granville Hinton
  • Most Athletic-Olivia Cunningham and Jake Renfree
  • Most Spirited-Keileen Cullen and Nick Mackle
  • Wittiest-Zoe Velas and Chris Arbuthnot
  • Most Artistic-Mary Rose Nguyen and Benito Guerrero
  • Most Talented-Cece Coakley and Gavrik Paul
  • Friendliest-Mary Iverson and Jorge Gonzalez
  • Service Oriented-Brianna Jeffries and Maguire Kenney
  • Winners, please come IMMEDIATELY to the Coughlin Media Lab (A10) and pick up permission slips for our photo shoot and luncheon that will take place on October 17th
    (Wednesday after Fall Break).

Morning Prayer & Announcements 10/16/18

Morning Prayer

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Today we celebrate the Memorial of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Thy Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins and for all the intentions of our Holy Father for this month.

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, pray for us.

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Announcements

  • KCHS is collecting new and like-new books for the Empty Stocking Fund.  If you can contribute, please drop them off in the KCHS Library by November 19.
  • Have you been wanting to go to Max Patch? Head to B201 during the second half of lunch today for more details on the Outdoors clubs upcoming trip!
  • Irish Thon for Children’s Hospital will have a meeting TODAY during the second half of lunch in Mrs. Slough’s room. Come to plan the next fundraiser! All are welcome.
  • On Wednesday, October 17 in the KCHS Cafeteria, the Men’s Soccer Team will hold our Annual Parent/ Player meeting for all that plan on attending try outs for the 2019 KCHS Men’s Soccer team. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:00 PM and last as long as there are questions. Players are not required to attend, but it is imperative that at least one parent/guardian attend this meeting.

Morning Prayer & Announcements 10/15/18

Morning Prayer

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Today we celebrate the Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Thy Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins and for all the intentions of our Holy Father for this month.

St. Teresa, pray for us.

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Announcements

  • Samford University will be on campus Tuesday, October 16, for a private college visit.  College visits are open to all grades.  If you are interested in learning more about Samford, sign up on Naviance or in the Nancy Swain Watters Guidance Suite.
  • Catholic Teens United is a new program starting up in the Diocese of Knoxville for our Catholic teens, from 8th grade to college. We hope to be meeting monthly at area parishes to expose our teens to the truth of Catholicism, empower them to make an impact on our world through prayer in Eucharistic Adoration, and help them grow in holiness through the sacrament of Confession. Pizza will be provided. Our first CTU gathering is Sunday, November 11th from 12noon-2pm at Saint John Neumann in the gym. We have an excellent speaker out of Nashville, Jimmy Mitchell, to kick off our program! Tell your friends and come see what it’s all about!

***Please text “CTU” to 3357193 if you plan to attend (up to the day of the event)

Morning Prayer & Announcements 10/4/18

Morning Prayer

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Thy Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins and for all the intentions of our Holy Father for this month.

St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us.

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Announcements

  • Birthday wishes go out to: Zoe Haub, Suzannah Brown
  • There will be a bake sale today at lunch benefiting the Irish Thon club. Come and buy some delicious baked goods for the kids!
  • The library will be closed after school on Friday, October 5.
  • Please listen to the following meetings today:
  • Theatre Club meeting 2nd half of lunch on Thursday!
  • Please listen to the following meetings for tomorrow:
  • Film Club will meet Friday during lunch, room B105 to watch Fantastic Mr. Fox!
  • Enjoy a movie and some popcorn! All are welcome!
  • Mock Trial will meet after school on Friday, October 5 in B100. We look forward to seeing you there. Email Haley Cionfolo if you have questions.

Morning Prayer & Announcements 10/3/18

Morning Prayer

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Thy Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins and for all the intentions of our Holy Father for this month.

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Announcements

  • Birthday wishes go out to: Christopher Torres, Emily Wilson, Georgia Wallace
  • Today is Freshman Seminar.  Freshmen and Irish Ambassadors should report directly to their Freshman Seminar classrooms after H block.
  • The Lady Irish Varsity dominated the District Tournament last night beating Central in 3 straight sets, and then Alcoa in 3 straight sets. The Irish are now undefeated in the District for 4 straight years. On the all Tournament team were Cassie Kuerschen, Maya Alves and Maddie Vanderhoofven. Olivia Cunningham was the Tournament MVP. Our next matches are the Region Tournament next Tuesday. Stay tuned for times and location.
  • Seniors: superlative voting will close on Thursday, October 4th.  If you want to vote, please follow the link sent to you in your school email.
  • The Book Club is once again partnering with the Knox County Public Library in a book drive for the Empty Stocking Fund.  Please drop off new or like-new books for children and young adults in the KCHS Library by November 19.
  • The library will be closed after school on today, Wednesday, October 3, for AP Euro class use.
  • Please listen to the following meetings today:
  • The KCHS swim and dive team will be holding sign-ups today, Wednesday October 3rd during break in the school gym. Please stop by to sign up or if you will be unavailable, information will be in the office following the sign up. Swim practices will begin after Fall Break on Tuesday October 16th at the UT’s Allan Jones Aquatic Center
  • There will be a mandatory Irish Fighting For Life and March for Life meeting in B105. Please come promptly at 12:15 pm.
  • Please listen to the following meetings in the next couple of days:
  • The Outdoors club will be having a follow up meeting to discuss our plans for this upcoming school year. Come to Mrs. Chady’s room during the second half of lunch on Friday to get more information about hikes and T-shirt designs!

President’s Email 10/2/18

Dear KCHS Families,

It is hard to believe that October is here and the end of Quarter 1 is almost upon us (this Friday).  I know that our students, staff, and most likely our parents too, are looking forward to a full week off for fall break. The last week for any quarter can be a stressful time as teachers are squeezing in those last-minute tests or other assessments before the end of the quarter. I am continually amazed at how much our students are balancing in their lives with school work, co-curricular activities, service, outside jobs, etc. My prayer for each of them is that they can find a sense of peace and joy in all that they do, along with a true sense of comfort rooted in the knowledge that God loves them very much and that He is with them always.

As a reminder to all of our families, quarter grades do NOT show up on our transcripts. Only semester grades do which are calculated with the following  percentages:

Q1 – 42.5%,

Q2 – 42.5%,

Semester Exam – 15%

Campus Ministry Trivia Night – Our first Annual Campus Ministry Trivia Night is scheduled for Friday, October 19 from 7:00 -10:00 p.m. Buddy’s BBQ will be providing the dinner and adult beverages (wine and beer) will also be included.  The cost is $40 per person or $300 for a table of 8. Come out and support our Campus Ministry efforts by enjoying a great night of trivia, food and fellowship.  You can sign up through the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kchs-campus-ministry-trivia-night-tickets-49559047445

KCHS Campus Ministry Trivia Night Tickets, Fri, Oct 19 …

www.eventbrite.com

Come out to support Knoxville Catholic’s Campus Ministry by participating in our first annual Trivia Night! All money raised will help offset the costs of retreats and the March for Life. Participants can expect questions regarding general trivia and some Knoxville Catholic High School history …

Fall Band Concert – is tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons. If you have never seen one of our band concerts, I highly encourage you to attend.  They always do an awesome job under the direction of Mr. Jay Romines. Hope to see you tonight!

All East Choir –  Congratulations to Charlotte Daigle, Genevieve Fisher, and James Valderrama, who will represent KCHS in the East TN Vocal Association All-East Honor Choirs, November 15-17 at Maryville College. Charlotte will be singing in the Mixed Choir, Genevieve will be singing in the Women’s Choir, and James will be singing with the Freshmen Choir. Great job!

Q2 Schedule Rotations – Our schedule of class rotations for the 2nd Quarter will be available later this week and, as always, will be found in resource documents on RenWeb.  We will also email the rotation out to our families when it is available.

Athletics:

Girls Soccer

Tuesday, Oct 2nd – JV Only at Karns 4:30pm

Thursday, Oct 4th – Home vs. Powell HS Varsity 5pm JV 7pm Varsity

Fall Break Week:

Tuesday, Oct 9th – District Tournament: Home vs. TBD 6pm

(if win Tues. 10/9) Thursday, Oct 11 – District Tournament: Home vs. TBD 6pm

Volleyball:

Tuesday, Oct 2nd – District Tournament: at Central HS 6pm

Fall Break Week:

Tuesday, Oct 9th – Region Tournament: Location TBD 6pm

(if win Tues. 10/9) Thursday, Oct 11th – Sectional Match Home vs. TBD

Cross Country: Saturday, Oct 6th – KIL Cross Country Championships at Cherokee Blvd Girls 9am; Boys 9:40am,  Fall Break Week: No Meet

Football: Friday, Oct 5th   – at West Greene HS 7:30pm, Fall Break Week:  Friday, Oct 12th – Home (senior night) vs. Walker Valley HS 7:30pm

Other Dates of Interest –

  • October 5 – Last Day for Quarter 1
  • October 19 – Junior Class Retreat
  • October 24 – PSAT – no late arrival, 12 noon dismissal, No school for Seniors
  • October 23 – Out of Uniform day to support St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
  • October 26 – Parent/Teacher Conferences from 12:45 – 3:15.
  • October 28 – Admissions Open House at 2:00 p.m.

Have a great week and Go Irish!

God Bless,

Dickie Sompayrac

Morning Prayer & Announcements 10/1/18

Morning Prayer 

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Thy Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins and for all the intentions of our Holy Father for this month.

St. Therese, pray for us.

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Birthday wishes go out to:  Madeline Thompson

Announcements – 

  • “French Club will be having a meeting during lunch today in Ms. Lawrence’s classroom B101. We’ll be watching a movie. Bring your lunch!”
  • If you are interested in diving please email Alex Peterson at alexandra.peterson.student@knoxvillecatholic.com to receive information for the upcoming season. Practice starts Tuesday October 2nd from 6:30-8:30pm at Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center.
  • We have five private college visits this week on campus.  
  • Texas Christian University – Monday, October 1
  • East TN State University Honors College – Tuesday, October 2
  • East TN State University – Wednesday, October 3
  • Rhodes College – Thursday, October 4
  • Southern Methodist University – Friday, October 5
  • If you are interested in hearing more about one of these colleges sign up on Naviance or in the Nancy Swain Watters Guidance Suite.
  • The KCHS swim and dive team will be holding sign-ups on Wednesday October 3rd during break in the school gym. 
  • Swim practices will begin after Fall Break on Tuesday October 16th at the UT’s Allan Jones Aquatic Center. Please stop by to sign up or if you will be unavailable, information will be in the office following 

Morning Prayer & Announcements 9/27/18

Morning Prayer

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Today we celebrate the Memorial of Saint Vincent de Paul, Priest

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Thy Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins and for all the intentions of our Holy Father for this month.

St. Vincent de Paul, pray for us.

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Announcements

  • Birthday wishes go out to: Thomas Kollie
  • Weekend Birthday wishes go out to: Blaine Dolin, Mrs. Harbin, Mr. Walker, Colin Della-Rodolfa, Christopher Grill, Maggie Padgett
  • Please check out the “Lost & Found” items on a table in the Commons area today.  Today is the last day! All items not picked up from the Lost & Found will be donated to charity. There are many items including clothing, shoes, water bottles, lunch boxes and several other items left from Spirit Week.
  • St. John Neumann is looking for tutors.  This is a great opportunity to earn service hours and help students at one of our foundation schools.   Michele Tarricone is the faculty rep/person in charge. The program will take place on Mondays from whenever the tutors can safely get to SJN until 4:30 PM. Interested tutors can email Mrs. Tarricone at mtarricone@sjncs-knox.org directly to sign up. There will be an informational meeting for all interested tutors on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 at SJN beginning around 3:45 PM (or whenever you can safely arrive). Actual tutoring will begin after Fall Break on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018.
  • The library will be closed after school today.
  • Congratulations to Kennedy Noe for her top 15 finish in the state golf tournament.
  • Come out and support your Lady Irish soccer team tonight for senior night. They take on Central in a district game at home. Game time is 6 o’clock. Go Lady Irish!!
  • For those interested in signing up for the Galápagos trip, there is a price increase starting on October 3. THAT’S NEXT WEDNESDAY! So sign up at www.explorica.com/Slough-7644 before the price goes up!!!!
  • Join us for Nacho Average Spanish Club meeting today at noon in B106.  We will have food and games.  Spanish club will also meet for the HoLa festival this weekend for lots of food and fun.  Join us at 11:30 in front of Urban Outfitters on Market Square.
  • Board games/Catan club will be having their first meeting today, September 27, in C13 during the first half of lunch. This will be a brief interest meeting.
  • The Harry Potter club will be meeting in B105 for a short film and a treat. All are welcome to join, so pick up your lunch and come to B105.
  • Theatre Club will have a meeting today (Thursday) during 2nd half of lunch, all are welcome!
  • Attention Robotics team: There will be a parent meeting this Thursday at 7pm in room C14. Please make arrangements to attend.
  • Prospective KCHS divers: There will be an interest meeting for the 2018/19 diving season hosted by Tennessee Aquatics Diving at 6:30 pm on Thursday September 27th at Allan Jones Aquatic Center on the UT campus. All interested divers should please attend.

Morning Prayer & Announcements 9/26/18

Morning Prayer

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Today we celebrate the Memorial of Saints Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Thy Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins and for all the intentions of our Holy Father for this month.

Saints Cosmas and Damian, pray for us.

Announcements

  • In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
  • Birthday wishes go out to: Griffin Goodale, Elizabeth Priano,
  • Big district win for the Lady Irish soccer team last night beating West HS 2-1. Tying goal by Ceci Pumariega, followed by the go ahead goal from Ellie Wolski. JV also won 2-0.
  • Congratulations to the boys bowling team for their 27-0 win over Career Magnet. High scores were Alex DiFelice 168 and Chris Arbuthnot 161.
  • Please check out the “Lost & Found” items on a table in the Commons area today.  All items not picked up from the Lost & Found will be donated to charity. There are many items including clothing, shoes, water bottles, lunch boxes and several other items left from Spirit Week.
  • Friendly Reminder – Tonight Is The Lady Irish Soccer Team Fundraiser: Chipotle located at 204 Advantage Place is hosting a fundraiser tonight from 4pm to 8pm.  Come out and have some good food while supporting your Lady Irish.  Just mention the fundraiser and they’ll donate 33% of the proceeds.  GO IRISH!!
  • The lady Irish Volleyball team played host to mighty Maryville last night. Junior Varsity dropped a very close three set match. Varsity won in straight sets beating the rebels 25 to 13, 25 to 20, and 25 to 14. Our next match is Thursday night. JV is at 5:30 then senior night festivities will start at 6:30. Please plan to be there.
  • Davidson College will be on campus Thursday, September 27, for a private college visit.  College visits are open to all grades.  If you are interested in learning more about Davidson, sign up on Naviance or in the Nancy Swain Watters Guidance Suite.
  • Art Club will meet today during the second half of lunch in the art room.
  • Attention Robotics team: there will be a parent meeting this Thursday at 7pm in room C14. Please make arrangements to attend.