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Morning Prayer & Announcements 8/15/18

Morning Prayer

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

Today we celebrate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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.

Blessed Virgin Mary, pray for us.

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

Announcements 

  • Birthday wishes go out to: Cade Huber, Emma Brown
  • Any Dual Enrollment students who did not sign up for a Spirit Week T-shirt with Mrs. Judd yesterday must see Miss Williams during break today in room C15. Teachers, if you still need to order your Spirit Week shirt, please check your email for details.
  • Student Council will meet at 11:55 AM today.
  • The KCHS volleyball team wastes no time getting into good competition. Our first match was against Region Champ and AAA State contender Hardin Valley. The Irish were overwhelming in the first match of the season winning 27-25, 25-18, 25-13.
  • Congratulations to the Lady Irish soccer teams for their season opening win over Walker Valley. Varsity won 2-0 with both goals by Ellie Wolski in addition to strong play by Anna Hoang, Emma Kochanowski, Grace Morgan, and Zoe Velas. Next up is an away game against Oak Ridge on Thursday. Come out and support your Lady Irish!

President’s Email- 8/14/18

To Our KCHS Community,

Greetings from Catholic High!  It never ceases to amaze me how we can go from such a quiet campus in the summer to extremely busy a week or two later.  The fall semester is off to a great start and I am grateful for the excitement and enthusiasm that both our teachers and students are exhibiting in these early days of the school year.

One of our goals for this year is to enhance our culture of kindness that we have at Catholic High. Last night, I attended the funeral of one of our past parents, Mike Bonfini, who tragically passed away last Monday at the young age of 57. Mike was a successful business owner, a loving husband and a great father to his three children, Rachel, Michael and Nick- all Catholic High graduates, but perhaps his greatest trait was the kindness that he showed to everyone he encountered throughout his life. Mike was a giver and I heard it said many times last night that Mike would never say anything negative about anybody.

In our current culture of say-what-you-feel-before-you-think (usually through social media) I very humbly ask for your prayers for all of us at Catholic High, that we may be the epitome of kindness in all that we say, think and do.  Please also pray for the repose of the soul of Mike Bonfini, a great man and a friend to Knoxville Catholic High School. May his soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen.

Much is happening in our school this week so here goes:

Senior Parent Night – Senior Parents are invited to attend the 2018 KCHS Senior Guidance Night at 6:30 p.m. on August 16th in the All Saints Parish Hall. The School Counselors will walk you through the senior timeline, the college process, and answer many college application and scholarship questions. Come to have your questions answered so that you, your child, and your school counselor will be in sync as we work on the multiple applications and processes involved with applying to, selecting, and paying for college. You won’t want to miss this night

Freshmen Retreat – is this Friday and 9th graders may come out of uniform and shorts are permissible on this day. Students will report to A block first.

All School Mass – our Opening school mass to celebrate the Solemnity of Assumption of Mary is tomorrow at 10:55 at All Saints Catholic Church.  Parents are welcome to sit in the back (space is limited).

Parent Volunteers – Any KCHS parents interested in volunteering for school events throughout the year should please visit the Facebook page “KCHS Parent Volunteers”. This page was created to simplify the volunteering process and to have a central location to find out about ways to get involved at KCHS.

Handbook Signature Page – Students, just a reminder that these signed pages are due back to your A block teacher by Friday. They can be found in the back of your Parent/Student Handbook.

Wide World of Sports

  • Season Passes are $200 per family and may be purchased this week in the front office from our receptionist, Kathy Ferowich.
  • Girls Soccer:
    • Tuesday, August 14 – at Walker Valley HS; JV at 5pm and Varsity at 7pm
    • Thursday, August 16 –  at Oak Ridge HS; JV at 5pm and Varsity at 7pm
  • Volleyball: 
    • Tuesday, August 14 – at Hardin Valley Academy; JV 4:30pm and 5:30pm and Varsity at 6:30pm
    • Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18 – Showdown at the sunsphere at Knoxville Convention Center: Time TBD
  • Golf:
    • Tuesday, August 14 – At Oak Ridge Country Club; 4pm
    • Thursday, August 16 – at Gettysvue Country Club; 4pm
  • Football:
    • Friday, August 17 – Home vs. Maryville High School

Football Game information (from AD, Jason Surlas):

Dear Fighting Irish Fans:

It’s football time at Knoxville Catholic! We are expecting a super large crowd of rowdy Irish fans here this Friday, August 17 as we host the Maryville Rebels. To make things easier for all fans, we have decided to pre-sell tickets in two ways.

First, you can now purchase tickets online. Use the link and follow the instructions, and when you go to the pre-sold ticket gate and show the attendant your phone, he or she will validate it. It’s that simple. The link for online tickets is: https://gofan.co/KnoxvilleCatholicFightingIrish

The second way to buy a ticket is the old fashioned way. We will sell tickets at the stadium ticket booth on Friday from 8am to 12 noon. Cost is $7 per ticket. If you do not purchase your ticket in advance, you be required to buy a ticket at the main ticket booth, and could experience long lines. All gates at the stadium will open at 5pm, and we will not allow fans to enter before then. I also would like to mention we have a “no re-entry” policy. Once you are in the stadium, we ask that you do not leave and try to re-enter unless there is a clear emergency.

KCHS Students are admitted to all athletic events on campus free of charge, so it is not necessary for them to purchase a ticket for themselves.

Dates of Interest:

  • Friday, August 24 – Club Fair in the Gym during lunch
  • Friday, August 24 – Drop/Add period ends for students

Hope you have great week.

God Bless and Go Irish!

Dickie Sompayrac

Morning Prayer & Announcements 8/14/18

Morning Prayer

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

Today we celebrate the Memorial of Saint Maximillan Kolbe, Priest 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.

St. Maximillan Kolbe, pray for us.

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

Announcements

  • Birthday wishes go out to: Brunswick Waruszewski, William Jahn, Gabriel Quintero-Hernandez, Emma Keough
  • Pro Photo will be here on Friday, August 31, for makeup and retake portraits of seniors.  If you have not had your formal senior portrait done for the yearbook, please come by the A-10 to make an appointment.  Appointment times are available on a first come/first served basis.  This is the LAST opportunity for senior portraits.
  • Attention students, Wednesday August 15th is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. All are encouraged to wear festive or fancy socksforsolemnities as a way to celebrate.
  •  If you are interested in singing or playing an instrument with Irish Ensemble during Mass, please come to a quick rehearsal today from 3:15-4:00 at All Saints.

Morning Prayer & Announcements 8/13/18

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

  • Club Eagle, located on the campus of Sacred Heart Cathedral School, has immediate openings for the position of afternoon staff.  The schedule (from 3:45-6:00 pm) includes
    a mix of academic time, centers and outdoor play. If you love kids and are available at least three days a week, please contact Scott Barron at clubeagle@shcknox.org to learn more.
  • Pro Photo will be here on Friday, August 31, for makeup and retake portraits of seniors.  If you have not had your formal senior portrait done for the yearbook, please come by the A-10 to make an appointment.  Appointment times are available on a first come/first served basis.  This is the LAST opportunity for senior portraits.
  • The KCHS Club Fair will be held in late August. If you are proposing a new club, please fill out a form and submit it to Ms. Williams in Room C15 by next Friday, August 17. Once approved, you will be notified by e-mail.
  • If you are hoping to continue an existing club, you must speak to the faculty moderator about leading the club by next Wednesday, August 15th. The forms are available on RenWeb under Resource Documents.

Morning Prayer & Announcements- 8/10/18

Morning Prayer

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

Today is the Feast of Saint Lawrence, Deacon 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.

St. Lawrence, pray for us.

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

Announcements

  • Birthday wishes go out to: Jack Jancek ,Raaphell Mayes
  • Birthday wishes go out to all the weekend birthdays: Andrew Gregg ,Clare Mather
  • Club Eagle, located on the campus of Sacred Heart Cathedral School, has immediate openings for the position of afternoon staff.  The schedule (from 3:45-6:00 pm) includes
    a mix of academic time, centers and outdoor play. If you love kids and are available at least three days a week, please contact Scott Barron at clubeagle@shcknox.org to learn more.
  • The KCHS Club Fair will be held in late August. If you are proposing a new club, please fill out a form and submit it to Ms. Williams in Room C15 by next Friday, August 17. Once approved, you will be notified by e-mail.
  • If you are hoping to continue an existing club, you must speak to the faculty moderator about leading the club by next Wednesday, August 15th. The forms are available on RenWeb under Resource Documents.
  • Anyone interested in running cross country this fall should  sign up today in the commons during lunch.
  • There will be a MANDATORY meeting of all men’s soccer players, intending to try out for the 2019 KCHS Soccer Team, on Friday, August 10, in the school Cafeteria, immediately after dismissal.  The meeting should not last longer than thirty to forty five minutes.
  • Congratulations to the Lady Irish soccer team for beating Farragut Thursday night 2 to 0; Goals by Ellie Wolski on a break away and a goal by Emma Kochanowski assisted by Ceci Pumariega.  Big Win Ladies!!

President’s Email- Week of Aug 6

Dear KCHS Community,

“Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”  And he laid his hands on them and went away (Mt. 19:13-15)

With these words, Jesus reminds us all of our ultimate calling to come to Him.  As we begin this school year, please be assured of my prayers for each of our families during the 2018-2019 school year.

Greetings from Knoxville Catholic High School! The school year has officially begun and we are excited by our first couple of days with students in the building.  For those of you that are new to Knoxville Catholic, each week I will send out an email with important information that is impacting our community, so I hope you find this weekly communication helpful.

Our enrollment is up and our freshmen class is a bit larger than expected (160 students). Our total enrollment is 629 students and classrooms are full and teachers have wasted little time in getting things going in their classrooms.

Spirit Shirt Friday – begins tomorrow. and students may wear any Knoxville Catholic T-shirt. All other uniform policies apply and any new students in need of t-shirt can visit our bookstore during lunch or before or after school.

Blaine Stadium Clean-Up Day – is this Saturday, August 11, from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., or whenever the last person leaves. This event is usually annually organized by our football booster club, but any and all or welcome to attend. Students may get up to 3 indirect service hours for helping on this day. Cleaning, pressure washing, weedeating, cleaning press boxes, concession stands, and locker rooms will only be a sampling of the work being done.  All are welcome!

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – is Wednesday, August 15. We will have our first all school mass of the school year at All Saints Catholic Church at 10:50 a.m.  Space is limited but parents are always welcome to attend.

Senior Parent Night – is a week from today, next Thursday, August 16, at 6:30, at the All Saints Parish Hall. Parents of seniors are strongly recommended to attend. Having just gone through this our oldest son, Jack, I can honestly say this night was very helpful in letting parents know what they should be doing to help their seniors during this critical year.

Fall sports – are underway so we want to wish all of our teams good luck this year. Please come out and support Boys and Girls Cross Country and Golf teams, in addition to Girls Soccer, Volleyball and Football.  Please check the RenWeb Calendar for specific times, dates and locations for all sporting events.  Go Irish!

Season Passes – are available in the front office for $200 per family. These passes are good for admission to all KCHS home athletic events including Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball and Wrestling.

Home Opener Vs. Maryville– Next Friday, August 17, Knoxville Catholic will host Maryville High School in the opening game between the 5A and 6A state champions from last year. We are estimating over 4,000 fans for this game and we want to communicate that our gates will be opening at 5:00 p.m. Maryville will be bringing a ton of fans, so we are encouraging our community to arrive early.

Class rotation schedule for Q1 – is attached for parents who wish to have this information. It will always be posted to RenWeb and can be found under resource documents. We encourage parents to access these documents frequently for any pertinent information.

Some other dates of Interest:

  • Friday, August 17 – Freshmen Retreat Day
  • Monday, August 20 – Club Fair in Gym during lunch

Have a great week!

God Bless,

Dickie Sompayrac

Morning Prayer & Announcements 8/9/18

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: Austin Naab, Hannah Southall
  • Come out and support the Lady Irish soccer team tonight in their final preseason game against Farragut. The JV team starts at 5:00 followed by the varsity at 7:00.
  • There will be a MANDATORY meeting of all men’s soccer players, intending to try out for the 2019 KCHS Soccer Team, on Friday, August 10, in the school Cafeteria, immediately after dismissal.  The meeting should not last longer than thirty to forty five minutes.

Morning Prayer & Annoucements 8/8/18

Morning Prayer

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

Today is the Feast Day of St. Dominic

Morning Offering

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. Dominic ,pray for us.

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

Annoucements

  • Birthday wishes go out to: Taylor Shannon, Tommy Winton
  • Students, you will need to take your computer and power cord to your A block class on Thursday, August 9 for a scheduled activity.
  • There will be a MANDATORY meeting of all men’s soccer players, intending to try out for the 2019 KCHS Soccer Team, on Friday, August 10, in the school Cafeteria, immediately after dismissal.  The meeting should not last longer than thirty to forty five minutes.

Morning Prayer & Announcements- 8/7/18

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: Stiles Moore
    There will be a MANDATORY meeting of all men’s soccer players intending to try out for the 2019 KCHS Soccer Team, on Friday, August 10, in the school Cafeteria, immediately after dismissal. The meeting should not last longer than thirty to forty- five minutes.