The primary goal of the House System is to nurture caring relationships among students and encourage a sense of family through faith, knowledge, and service. It enables all students to embrace their potential for leadership while preparing them to make positive changes in the community.
The students are arranged into different mixed grade level groups or houses, each named for a saint that the students would like to emulate. Middle School/High School houses have a specific color, motto, mascot, and banner that visually exemplifies what their house stands for, while Elementary houses have a specific color, special handshake, and banner that also visually exemplifies what their house stands for. Students meet in their houses weekly for various activities. They also sit with their houses at weekly mass. Through their House interactions students participate in faith sharing activities, mild competitions, service projects, and school activities that earn points for their houses. At the end of the year, the house that accrues the most points is crowned the house champion.
The benefits of being involved in the House System are outstanding. Teachers and students come to appreciate their time spent in houses. The faculty have noticed the younger students interacting with older students in ways that never would have happened. Faculty and student relationships also improved as a result of interactions outside of the classroom. We’re looking forward to continued growth of the House System and the unique school environment it will provide for our students.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton - Mrs. Bowman
Color: Neon Yellow
St. Claire - Mrs. Sheets
Color: Light Blue
St. Francis of Assisi - Mrs. Sund
St. John Neumann - Mrs. Nielsen
St. James - Mrs. Powers
St. Maximillian Kolbe - Mrs. Dinkins
St. Ignatius - Ms. Getzfrid
St. Sebastian - Mrs. Prinz
St. George - Mrs. Janke
St. Kateri - Mrs. Cindy Nielsen
St. Blaise - Mrs. Herring
St. Gabriel - Mrs. Rogers
Each year the names of the houses stay them same. Besides having a designated house, each house also has a house chant and a special handshake. The houses at the elementary compete for points by earning the Code of Knights Shields, winning mild competitions between houses, and participating in service opportunities.
Middle/High School Houses
St. Maximilian Kolbe - Mrs. Dieckmann
House Color: Heliconia
House Motto: "Carpe Diem"
House Song: We are Family
St. Moses the Black - Mr. Mruz
House Color: Sky Blue
House Motto: "Get busy livin' or Get busy dyin" - Shawshank Redemption
House Song: Kickstart My Heart
St. Longinus - Mr. Briganti
House Color: Purple
House Motto: "Do the best with what God gave you"
House Song: Somewhere over the Rainbow
St. Wolfgang - Mr. Folkers
House Color: Cobalt
House Motto: "Be silly, Be honest, Be Kind" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
House Song: Hungry Like a Wolf
St. Christopher - Mr. Ryan Mlnarik
House Color: Royal Blue
House Motto: "We are a House built on strength, loyalty, trust, and faith"
House Song: Send me on my way
St. Dominic - Mrs. Perry
House Color: Black
House Motto: "To Infinity and Beyond" - Toy Story
House Song: My Wish for You
St. Cuthbert - Mrs. Guldenfenning
House Color: Cornsilk
House Motto: "Birds of a Feather flock together"
House Song: I'll be there for you
St. Aloysius Gonzaga - Mr. Koenig
House Color: Coral
House Motto: "Be the change that you want to see in the world" - Mahatma Ghandi
House Song: Lean on Me
St. Sebastian - Mr. Painter
House Color: Cardinal
House Motto: "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Mahatma Gandhi
House Song: Thunderstruck