Superhero Academy to kick off Catholic Schools Week

“Jesus Christ our Superhero” is the theme for Sacred Heart Catholic School’s celebration of National Catholic School’s Week, Jan. 28 through Feb. 2. Students and staff will join with their families, parishioners and Shawano community members to celebrate the week with Masses, an open house and other activities.

A family Mass at Sacred Heart Parish, 302 S. Main St., Shawano, will start Catholic School’s Week at 10:45 a.m. Jan. 28. A superhero-themed open house will follow from noon to 2:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic School, 124 E. Center St., featuring free food and fun activities.

During the school week, students will engage in activities that the school says will demonstrate Jesus’ acts of heroism and how they are called to be like Christ by being brave, kind, faithful, powerful, hopeful and wise.

Rhex Arboleda will help students “Move to the Groove” on Jan. 29.

On Jan. 31, the public is invited to a presentation by Brig. Gen. Joni Matthews, the first female general in the Wisconsin Army National Guard. Matthews, who has 30 years of military experience as a combat helicopter pilot and brigade commander, comes from the Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and attended Catholic grade school while being raised on the reservation. She will share her message at 6:30 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Catholic School gymnasium.

“Special Persons Day” will wrap up the week Feb. 2 with an all-school Mass, special luncheon, live radio broadcast with WTCH and more. The students will welcome important heroes from the community, including Shawano Mayor Jeanne Cronce, Police Chief Dan Mauel, Shawano County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandra Finger, school liaison officer Jody Johnson, and Shawano Ambulance Director of Operations Pat Trinko.

Sacred Heart Catholic School, the only Catholic school in Shawano County, has been serving the community for 135 years. For information on these events or enrollment, call the school office at 715-526-5328 or find them on Facebook.