The chromebooks have arrived! Because of many generous donations, we were able to purchase a set that will be shared throughout our classrooms. Thank you to PTO for putting on such a tremendous Winter Carnival! We also received a donation in memorial of Nick Mies from LaVern and his family. Thank you also to Knights of Columbus and CYM! A memorial for Nathan Doll from his family is helping to purchase a special cart that will keep these learning tools safe!

We are hoping you can join us this next Wednesday night, Mar. 7, from 6:30-7:30. This is going to a fun evening for kids as they enjoy snacks, games, crafts, and storytellers in the gym. Meanwhile, parents will have some time on their own in the cafeteria at our Parent University presentation, and then can socialize with other adults and shop at our Book Fair without the kids around! Don't forget that books make great Easter presents! Our night will conclude with a special play that the 4th graders will perform!

The 5th and 6th graders will perform the "Living Passion" on the following dates:

Feb 23rd @ 8:10 am at St. Joseph Church

Feb 23rd @ 6:00 pm at St. Joseph Church

March 2nd @ 7:30 pm at Danville Catholic Church

March 9th @ 6:00 pm at St. Joseph Church

March 27th @ 11:00am Conway Springs Baptist Church

Congratulations to these students who placed in the Knights of Columbus "Keep Christ in Christmas" poster contest! Soon, we will begin working on our vocation posters, giving our students another chance to showcase their artistic talents!

1st Jade Erker
2nd Gus Hemberger
3rd Brayden Zoglmann

1st Morgan Koester

2nd Delaney Jones
3rd Madelyn Stevens

1st Natalie Doffing
2nd Bella Andra
3rd Levi Mies

This is the time of year that we ask each family to help support the St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School Fund.  Parents, if you are unfamiliar with this please take the time to pull up the website This is a great time for the students to bring in any loose change or cash thru March 3. We will have several fun activities throughout the next month to support this worthy cause.

The students have been doing such an awesome job reading! Last year, 2 of our students earned 100 AR points. This year, we have 15 students on track for 100, and many more close behind! So we kicked off 2018 with a reward for their hard work. Check out our school website to see photos from the day. Thank you to the staff and Ms. Seiwert, Mrs. Stevens, and Mrs. Allen for organizing fun games for them to play in the gym! Thank you to Mrs. Meyer, Mrs. Ricker, Mrs. Stuhlsatz, Mrs. Zoglmann, Mrs. Osner, Mrs. May, and Mrs. Lange for operating our Snack Shack, Ticket Booth, and Box Office! Thank you to the MANY families that donated delicious and nutritious snacks for the kids to enjoy! We could not have done this day without you!
Students were able to earn tickets for the Extravaganza by taking tests, scoring 100 percent on comprehension, taking vocabulary quizes, earning the monthly top reader in each class or the most improved reader, or reading a chapter book about a saint. Now for this semester, we are in the planning stages for a Reading store/auction, where students can spend the "book bucks" they've earned in this upcoming semester! So keep up the great reading!



The Advent Penance Service will be this Sunday at 4:00 at our church. Studies have shown that when children see their parents (especially their fathers) practicing the faith, they are much more likely to stay involved in their church. We encourage you to go to the Penance Service as a family! It just might be the most memorable gift you give your kids this month!

We had a great celebration today at our school honoring our veterans! Words cannot express our gratitude to the brave Americans that have kept our country safe through their service in the Armed Forces. Thank you also to our students, teachers, and families for organizing and participating in this event!

Some generous parishioners have already donated the delivery and labor for adding rock to our playground. We will need 50 tons of pea gravel at $30 a ton. If you would be willing to help donate a ton of rock or more, please contact Mr. Arnold at 456-2270 or Paul Lange at  316-644-4437. Thank you!

Throughout the year,

students may have the

privilege of doing fun dressup

days. On these days,

students need to dress with

safety and modesty in mind.

Students are not allowed to

wear shorts by themselves.

Leggings can only be worn if

a skirt or shorts of

appropriate length are worn

over the leggings. Flip flops

are not permitted by our

insurance carrier as they

could become a safety

hazard. If you have a

question of whether

something is appropriate to

wear, ask before you wear it.

On days when we have

Mass, students should wait

to add distracting clothing or

accessories until after Mass.

The students enjoyed beautiful weather

last Friday for our Walkathon. Once again,

your generosity has surpassed our

expectations. The students raised $1,146.

For St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

The online donations were very successful

this year!

Thank you once again, St. Joseph


Currently we have 31 households that

have joined the Dillons Community

Rewards program and linked to our

school to help support it! Thank you

very much! In the last 3 months, while

shopping at Dillons they have helped

earn us a $130 donation! Thank you! If

you are interested in signing on to help

support our school through Dillons,

please look at the information under

How You Can Help in the Parents

section of our website!

St. Joseph Parents,

First off, thank you for all your hard work for our

school. We have some great opportunities to earn

more each year through the collection and submission

of Box Tops! Last year we earned $1,108.50 in

box top earnings. It would be great to earn that

much again this year!

I have sent home a fun activity/collection sheet for

your children to complete and return to the school

by 10/20/2017. We have a submission deadline

coming up November 1st, so please gather and

send all the box tops you can collect to the school!

Make sure you check the expiration date! We collect

and submit box tops all year long so feel free

to send them any chance you get.

Thank you,

Jordan Hollis

Congratulations to our 6th grade

volleyball team! On Tuesday they won

their last match of the season against

St. Pats in Kingman. They have spent

most of this season playing against 7th

grade teams in close games. We are so

proud of the positivity and teamwork

they have displayed.

Thank you to Coach Ruth Whitney for

helping these young women grow in skill

and sportsmanship.

Our school Spelling Bee was Wednesday, September 27th. Winner was Bella Andra and runner-up was Jaedyn Jones. Great job to all who participated! 



Bella and Jaedyn at the Sumner County Spelling Bee 


Students visited with, sang songs to, and played Bingo with Spring View Manor residents this morning! 


Velma Koester with 6 of her grandchildren, plus one she adopted for the day!