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Watch Girls Play on channel 27
03/06/2020
Crusader fans not traveling to the Girls State Championship Basketball final in Des Moines tonight can watch Heelan girls play live @ 8 pm on Iowa Public Television Channel 27. Let's WIN CRUSADERS!!
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Welcoming Your Child to Kindergarten or Preschool
02/03/2020
Parents are invited to “Discover Kindergarten” events and preschool open houses to learn how Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools gives children a solid foundation for learning.
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Discover Heelan Night is Feb. 3
02/01/2020
Discover Heelan Night will be held Monday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. at Bishop Heelan High School for all incoming students for the 2020-21 school year.
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Students Create, Pray, Read and Serve Others in Catholic Schools Week
01/19/2020
Crusader Cakes, Warming Shelter donations, a first-ever All Schools Mass for 1700 and a STEM night will be among the highlights of National Catholic Schools Week Jan. 26 - Feb. 1 for Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools. Activities focus on students, clergy, community service, academic growth and celebrating family.
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Support Teachers Dash for Cash at Feb. 1 Hockey Game
01/16/2020
School families are invited to cheer on five BHCS elementary teachers in a “Teachers Dash for Cash” at the Musketeers Hockey match Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7:05 p.m. to raise funds for their classrooms. The Musketeers will donate $3 from every ticket back to Mater Dei or Sacred Hear.
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Parents and Grands Invited to All Schools Mass Jan. 28
01/14/2020
Parents, guardians, grandparents and retired teachers are invited to our first ever All-Schools Mass during Catholic Schools Week Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 9:45 a.m. at Bishop Heelan High School’s O’Gorman Fieldhouse.
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Kids Invited to Indoor Family Fun Jan. 11
12/17/2019
Kids ages 3 to 7 are invited to Indoor Family Fun at the new Bishop Heelan High School gym Saturday, Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. till 12 noon. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to bring your littles to enjoy play time in our new gym, crafts and child-friendly food.
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Santa Can Bring a Chromebook!
12/16/2019
Why not buy your child a Dell Chromebook for Christmas?! Two choices of 11.6” Dell and a 15.6” Lenova chromebooks are now being offered through Sterling computers while supplies last. The 3 options range from $249 to $459 and are perfect for BHCS classroom use
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Liz Meyer is Heelan Rotary Student of the Month
12/09/2019
Liz Meyer, the daughter of Dr. Steve and Dana Meyer, has been recognized as the December Rotary Student of the Month today. She is Student Council President, a National Merit Semifinalist, Student of the Year in Math and Science and scored a perfect 36 on her ACT.
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Oct. 17 Meeting to Address School Finances
10/10/2019
Parents, alumni, faculty and parish members are invited to learn of progress, challenges and the financial condition of Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools at a Townhall meeting Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in Heelan’s Fine Arts Auditorium.
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Homecoming King and Queen to be Crowned Oct. 4
10/03/2019
Heelan's Homecoming Assembly will be Friday Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. in the Heelan Fine Arts Auditorium. Read on to see who the candidates are:
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Donate to Heelan at SiouxlandBigGive.org Oct. 1
10/01/2019
Want to help Heelan install a special surface on the indoor track that loops the top of our new gym? Be ready donate to SiouxlandBigGive.org on Oct. 1!
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Gym Scoreboard will Show Video
09/12/2019
A video scoreboard has been installed in the new Heelan gymnasium, thanks to donors who contributed nearly $20,000 in the Siouxland BigGive online giving event October of 2018.
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Ambassadors Welcome and Help New Parents
09/09/2019
Over two dozen sets of parents, including a number of Heelan alumni, are serving as Parent Ambassadors for our schools this year. The program -- to help new parents feel supported and comfortable in the Bishop Heelan School System -- started out with a picnic with new families in late August..
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Hispanic Heritage Day is Sept. 15
09/02/2019
All families are invited to come enjoy music, Mexican food trucks, bounce houses, face painting and fun Sunday, Sept. 15 at 12 noon to 3 p.m. at Bishop Heelan High School.
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Teachers Address Parents at Curriculum Night Sept.9
08/29/2019
Parents are invited to their children's elementary school classrooms to hear teachers present at BHCS Curriculum Night Monday, Sept. 9. Identical sessions will be held at 6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. to allow parents to see teachers in different grades.
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Memorial Field Day Sept. 15 Helps Those with Special Needs
08/29/2019
Kids and adults with special needs are invited to pass, catch, kick, be the quarterback or be a cheerleader with Bishop Heelan High School student athletes and cheerleaders Sunday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. at Heelan's Memorial Field.
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Welcome New Teachers and Staff
08/22/2019
Our elementary schools and high school have welcomed new teachers and staff members for the school year which starts Aug. 23.
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Celebrating their Milestone Anniversaries
08/21/2019
We thank these 25 teachers and staff members who are celebrating milestone anniversaries this school year. Thank You for Your Service to our students, families and school mission!
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Hoopla Fun will be at Memorial Field Aug. 25
08/17/2019
Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools welcome back families and students to the new school year with the Hoopla Sunday August 25 beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Memorial Field.
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New Bilingual Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers Join BHCS
08/16/2019
Mayra Padilla will join the Heelan School System as the new preschool teacher in the new dual Language Academy, set to open in fall. Antonia Maria Carreño, an experienced teacher with 28 years of teaching experience, will be teaching kindergarten students.
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Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools Start August 23
08/16/2019
Schools in the Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools system will start the school year Friday, Aug. 23 and Monday, Aug. 26.
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Preschool for Kids Age 3 Opens in Fall
08/05/2019
A new preschool program for 3-year-olds, the "Children's School," will open at Holy Cross-St. Michael School in fall. Monday, Wednesday and Friday sessions are filled, but there are still openings Tuesday and Thursday 8:15-11:30 a.m.
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Attend Heelan Gold Club Event Aug. 12
08/03/2019
Support student athletics and activities by attending the Gold Club Kick-off Monday, Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. in the Heelan Duffy Hall Commons and Auditoirum. After a Sneaky’s chicken dinner, coaches will talk and tours will be offered a sneak peak of the new Heelan gymnasium.
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Ground is Broken for New Playground
08/01/2019
Sacred Heart School broke ground in July to install a new playscape area and prepare to add a basketball court and soccer field next spring.
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Kruse Joins Heelan Fundraising Staff
07/08/2019
Cory Kruse ‘11 and former Catholic school teacher, has been named new director of annual giving at Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools. He is working with alumni, businesses and other community supporters to increase annual giving to the Spirit of Heelan Annual Fund and will assist the BHCS advancement team on the Heelan Gold Club, Heelan Auction and alumni communications.
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Tee Off to Help Students
07/03/2019
Visit our special website for the Heelan Gold Club Golf Outing Friday, Aug. 9 at Whispering Creek Golf Course and sign up with a foursome. It’s a 12 noon. Shotgun Start for the 4-person scramble. Fee of $100 per player or $400 per foursome includes; golf, cart and a pork chop dinner.
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Give Your Input for Our School Plan
07/03/2019
Parents and faculty are invited to offer input on the 2019 BHCS Five Year Strategic Plan Wednesday, July 10 and Wednesday, August 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Bishop Heelan High School.
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Enroll Your Student in a Heelan Camp
06/03/2019
Heelan Offers Summer Camps for fitness and conditioning, basketball, volleyball, wrestling football and marching band. To obtain specific flyers contact Alicia Porsch at 226-0365 or email Alicia.Porsch@bishopheelan.org
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Class statistics show achievement
06/03/2019
Heelan's 2019 graduates were offered $1million in academic and athletic scholarships.
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Fr. Patrick Walsh Celebrate 50 years of Priesthood
06/02/2019
A reception honoring the 50th anniversary of the ordination of Fr. Patrick Walsh, retired president of Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools, will be held Saturday, June 8 at 2 to 4 p.m. at Heelan High School. Refreshments will be served in Duffy Hall Commons and the public is invited.
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Two Science Camp Sessions Run Four Days
06/02/2019
Parents can choose one of two sessions of a four-day “Science Classic” camp for their students entering grades 6-8: June 10-13 or July 8-11 at 9 a.m.-12 noon in the Heelan High School science classrooms.
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Preschool and Kindergarten Students will Learn in Spanish
06/01/2019
A New Dual Language Academy will open in the Heelan CYO in fall where preschool and kindergarten students will learn through 80-90% Spanish instruction.
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Pen Pals Go Hi-Tech
05/22/2019
Hi-Tech Pen Pals Goodbye postcard pen pals. Hello Google Meet! Holy Cross School third graders gathered Tuesday to visit online with other school friends in the Sioux City Diocese
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Nineteen Students at State for Track
05/16/2019
Nineteen Heelan boy and girls track athletes qualified to compete in the state tournament in Des Moines this week. Two competed in tennis. Hard work and practice have paid off!
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Heelan Presents Mary Poppins April 25-28
04/24/2019
Heelan students will perform the musical “Mary Poppins” Thursday-Saturday, April 25-April 27 at 7 p.m. and Sunday April 28 at 2 p.m. in the Heelan Fine Arts Auditorium. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students and children. Buy tickets online at bidpal.net/Heelan Musical.
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Preschool Open houses are March 4-7
02/10/2019
Parents and four-years-olds are invited to Kiddie Crusaders Preschool Open Houses at 5-6:30 p.m. on March 4-7 to see classrooms, meet teachers and learn how children are introduced to reading, faith, math, music, art, science, and outdoor play.
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Heelan Masters Auction Offers Fun Golf Theme
02/09/2019
Our upcoming April 6 Auction will feature a fun golf theme. Our excellent 2019 chair couples representing our four schools will be Dr. Craig and Terri Block, Dave and Gina Jensen, Nick and Amber Hegarty and Ben and Sarah Uhl.
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Incoming Students Invited to Discover Heelan Night Feb. 4
02/04/2019
Discover Heelan Night will be held Monday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. at Bishop Heelan High School for all incoming students for the 2019-20 school year.
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01/26/2019
A Heelan Boy’s Basketball All School Reunion will be held Saturday, Feb. 2 to celebrate nearly seven decades of athletics in the Heelan Pit. Returning players will be introduced at halftime with special tributes to the 3-peat 2009, 2010 and 2011 state champions.
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Pattee is New Curriculum Director
01/02/2019
Jenny Pattee has added the role of curriculum director to her enrollment management duties. In the new position, requested in the BHCS 2016 Strategic Plan, she will evaluate and further enhance a consistent curriculum plan in all Bishop Heelan schools.
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Tuition Grants Help 414 Students
12/28/2018
Thanks to Iowa legislation and donors who made specific gifts in 2017, $640,253 was awarded in tuition grants to 414 students attending Bishop Heelan Schools this year.
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Holy Cross, Sacred Heart Receive Grants to benefit students
12/27/2018
It’s Merry Christmas for Holy Cross and Sacred Heart School teachers in the form of five classroom grants totaling $3,418 to benefit student learning. The grants are awarded to K-5 teachers who apply to the Excellence in Education program of the Siouxland Community Foundation to support local schools.
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Students Score Higher than Local, Area, State Schools
12/13/2018
Student test scores shine brightly at Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools. Recent data of Iowa Assessment Scores show excellent results for BHCS students in grades 3-11.
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Katey Namanny is Rotary Student for December
12/10/2018
Heelan senior Katey Namanny has been named Heelan Rotary Student of the Month. The daughter of Steve and Chris Namanny, Katey is Student Council President, is on the Gold Honor Roll, and is ranked in the top 10 of her class.
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Heelan NHS Chapter Numbers 50
11/08/2018
Thirty-eight new students were inducted into the Heelan High chapter of the National Honor Society in a ceremony today at 2:30 p.m. in the Heelan High gym. The chapter now includes a total of 14 new seniors, 12 seniors inducted last year and 24 juniors.
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Shop Amazon Smile, Help BHCS
11/05/2018
Christmas shopping on Amazon? Need holiday items for guests? Order thru AmazonSmile and raise money for Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools! Register at https://smile.amazon.com, chose BHCS as your charity, and 5% of your purchase price will be donated to BHCS.
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Heelan ACT Results Hit 24
10/17/2018
The ACT Test results for the Heelan class of 2018 are in and our seniors ACT average composite is 24 -- a 1.2 point bump from the previous year.
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Heelan Students will Paint at 3rd and Wesley Parkway
09/27/2018
Heelan advanced art students are painting a “Welcome to Sioux City” mural at Wesley Parkway and 3rd St. on Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 8:30 a.m. till they finish.
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Grants Help Many Classrooms
09/02/2018
Mater Dei is advancing its classroom technology this fall, using $47,500 in grant awards to fund student chromebooks, interactive projectors, flat screen TVs, wall mounted charging stations and Screenbeams for wireless classroom presentations.
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Incoming Students to Tour New High School
02/05/2018
Discover Heelan Night will be held Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. at Bishop Heelan High School for all incoming students for the 2018-19 school year. Parents and students will tour Heelan's new classrooms at 1231 Grandview Blvd.
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Jan. 28 Open House Welcomes Families
01/10/2018
Current and future families can see the new Heelan at a Bishop Heelan High School Open House Sunday, Jan. 28 from 12 noon to 2 p.m.
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Sick Leave
11/06/2017
Program helps employees who have used up their own sick leave due to serious illness or more.
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