Today, 12/18/2014
High: 32 Low: 25
Slight chance wintry mix
79% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/19/2014
High: 35 Low: 28
Cloudy
9% chance of precipitation.



Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Community of Manhattan Catholic Schools,

Advent is the season of expectation of the Christ.  It is four weeks long, or slightly less, the first two focusing on Jesus' final coming as Lord and judge.  The final eight days anticipate his coming in history (Christ-mas).  Since the tenth century, the first Sunday of Advent has marked the beginning of the Church year in the West.  The third Sunday of Advent, traditionally named Gaudete Sunday, expresses a joyful note of anticipation in the season. 

Advent Season is upon us!  We are having daily Advent services every morning.  The students will be lighting Advent candles in the classrooms daily.  MCS will participate in an Advent project for Court Appointed Special Advocates and the Riley County Police Department.  Our Faith dictates a life of service and giving to the needy.  We chose to help our local community where there is a great need.  The MCS STUCO typically have a project and they volunteered to help students that have been displaced from their homes.

Our Faith, Our Family, Our Future

We are in the home stretch of the Capital Campaign.  We have a long way to go to meet our parish and school goals.  If all 800 solicited families and friends of MCS gave $500 per year or $42 per month for three years, we could raise $1.2 million dollars.  Please help us accomplish our goals for capital improvements.  It is a season of giving and we can accomplish our goals with everyone's participation.  Please contribute online with We Share, contribute with a pledge card or call the school or Church offices for more information on how to help us with our campaign. 

God Bless You All!

Mr. Hulshoff

 

School Calendar

Thursday, December 18
Daily Mass for grades 6-8th at Seven Dolors Catholic Church
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Girls & Boys BB here vs Valley Heights
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday, December 19
End of Q2
Liturgy Lead by our teachers
ASM at Seven Dolors Catholic Church
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
ASM(All School Mass) dress code is red polo shirt, plaid jumper, plaid skirt, khaki skirt or khaki pants.  No shorts at Mass.
Christmas Parties for grades PreK-5th grade
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Parties in the classroom begin at 1:15pm
Christmas Caroling for all grades in the grade school gym
2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

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Daily Announcements

KSDE recently released its State Report Card, showing our 2013 State Assessments as compared to other schools in our area and the state. Click on the link below to see how well our school compares. We are extremely proud of our students!

http://svapp15586.ksde.org/rcard/county.aspx?cnty_no=081