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Welcome Back Holy Family students!!

Click PICTURES TAB (above) to view photo albums.

Good Friday Live Stations of the Cross

Under the guidance of Mrs.Matheis, students participated in live Stations of the Cross.
Each station was narrated and thought provoking questions were asked about the significance
of Jesus's life and death.
See PICTURES tab for photos of this moving participation of our students.

Band participates in Catholic Schools Music Celebration

After months of diligence and hard work, the Holy Family Band joined with 7 Milwaukee Catholic Schools to play in a Music Celebration. On Tuesday April 8, over 300 students from area Catholic schools met with music teachers and choir directors at Dominican High School. That evening a wonderful concert ensued, featuring choral and band performances. See PICTURES tab for a sneak
behind the scenes album showing their hard work during the day, which resulted in a fantastic performance at night.
A HUGE THANK YOU to Mr. Gayle Murphy, our band director, who fostered a love of music as well as coached these students on performance techniques and etiquette. The audience that night filled the Dominican auditorium!


Sunday morning, walking through the breezeway to church, one could no help but notice the smell of maple syrup and pancakes. McCormick Hall was filled with hungry kids and adults.
Check out the photo section for a contented group of folks who found a nice way to start the day. Thanks to all those who helped organize, cook and serve those who enjoyed a great breakfast.

Christmas Concert December 2013

Holy Family's 204 students were all smiles as they performed in the 60th Christmas Concert held at Holy Family Church. Gina Madlom produced the choral arrangements and directed a stunning performance. Gayle Murphy led the beginner and advanced bands with some classy brass tunes. The string orchestra performed for their 2nd year. This concert was fantastic, lively, animated and serene. Congratulations to all the students! Thanks you parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and HF alumni for attending.
SEE photos under PICTURES Tab CLICK ON slideshow to see larger images

House of Peace Food Drive

Calling all Guardian Angels to the cafeteria! All hands were on deck to fill 100 boxes with
Thanksgiving meals. Boxes were filled to the top and will be taken to the House of Peace.
Each year Holy Family students take on this project to help those in the Milwaukee community who so appreciate our caring about them. Check out the photos from this mornings busy activity.


The bikes roared into Milwaukee and made there way to see the kids from Holy Family School.
Coffee was served and the kids applied a Guardian Angel tattoo to the riders arms.
The message....stay safe, ride safely and wear this tattoo to keep you safe on your journey.
Bikers from the 105th came back and were delighted to see the kids again....now 5 years older and still with the smiles that truly welcomed these riders once again. See PICTURES for a glimpse of the visitors and the great job of greeting the riders.

First Day of School August 28,2013

Smiles, grins, pensive glances, laughter, high fives and energy was evident outside the doors of Holy Family School. While parents gathered in the cafeteria to chat over a cup of coffee, students were busy in their classrooms.  See PICTURES for snapshots of the morning.

2008 Harley Coffee Sponsored by Holy Family School kids

Hey Holy Family,
The 110th Harley Rally Event is about ready to hit the streets and roads of Southeastern Wisconsin and Milwaukee.
When the 105th event rolled into town, the kids from Holy Family School hosted a Free Coffee to greet the bikers.
What ensued was a great experience in hospitality shown to the riders by our kids.
They also applied Guardian Angel tattoos to the arms of these riders, a symbol of the guardian angels that watch over us. Please go to PICTURES and take a look at the images, smiles, and faces of bikers from the world over who met our wonderful kids and experienced the warm welcome from Holy Family!

Guardia Angel Run 2013

Memorial Day was foggy, misty, cool, and wet. BUT... did the crowd turn out for a fantastic 5K run/walk through the streets of White Fish Bay! Neighbors came out to cheer on the participants of this annual event. Big Thank You to the Helfs, the event sponsors, and all the committee members who worked tirelessly to again put on this incredible day of friends getting together for a great cause. See PHOTOS under Pictures tab.

GUY & DOLLS Middle School Musical

The Middle School Musical Guys and Dolls was a huge success, not only for the actors, crew and directors, but for all who saw the show. This was Broadway on our own Wildwood Ave. What talent!!!

Go to the Pictures section to begin viewing the photos.

Click the large rectangle (bottom of photo page) to enlarge the photos  or use slide show mode for easier viewing.

The 1st album has MANY photos, over 700,so sit back and enjoy.The 2nd album contains 270 photos of behind the scenes preparation. Actors were excited and eager to perform.

The fantastic cast included 6th, 7th, and 8th graders under the direction of Mallory Metoxen and choreographer Devin Settle. Our producers Jayne Desing and Robin Gonring guided the whole production process. Gina Madlom~music and voice director,Amy Westrup-Costumes, Tim Haglund and his crew for scenic NYC backdrop,Jason Koziol and crew ~ sound, Sarah Koziol created t-shirt design,Laura Koppa~program. A huge thank you to all who helped get this show off the ground and on the stage for 4 performances.

Refer to Guys & Dolls program for detailed list of ALL who made it happen!

Listen to the musical score while you scroll through the photos.It will make the show come alive one more time.

Guy & Dolls (50th Anniversary Recording) Frank Loesser 2001 is available on iTunes, containing 25 songs.

Community Awareness Day 2013

More than 20 professionals spanning industry,healthcare,civil service and the arts met with our students to discuss the diverse career possibilities. Giving children the self-confidence to pursue their dreams is a wonderful gift. These people took time from their busy schedules to do just that. We salute them!

See PICTURES of photos from the day.

Special Friend's Day

Special Friend's Day....a very important day for Holy Family students~
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Take a look at the pictures of Special Friend's who visited Holy Family. Thank you all for your continued support of our school AND for being that very special person in the lives of our students.Click on PICTURES tab to view.

Holy Thursday Stations of the Cross

Campus Ministry under the direction of Mrs. Matheis conducted a live Stations of the Cross.
The students attended this service as part of Holy Thursday worship. Click PICTURES tab for photos of this service.

8th Grade Physics on the Tubing Hill

Take an eager group of 8th graders and head to Sunburst to explore the dynamics of tubing.
Principles of physics were put into motion as they measured acceleration,distance,speed,weight and sheer fun. What a way to learn. This is a class organized by Mrs. Scoville each year.
It is well worth the time and chill to experience this outdoor Science lab.
A great day to learn.

7th Grade Science Heart Dissection Lab

10 cow hearts awaited the inquisitive 7th grade class.
Initial sketches were made to depict the gross anatomy. Further exploration had the students noting the 4 chambers, valves, and great vessels. The 900 Gm hearts provided the
anatomy so that the students were able to appreciate the Cardiovascular system that they had been studying. See PICTURES tab to view the photos from today's lab experience.

PADRE SERRA 1ST Round March 10,2013

On a rainy Sunday enthusiastic Cyclone Fans filled the Mt. Mary College Gym.
8th Grade Girls gave a great performance, filled with grit and tenacity.
A few points difference rendered a loss but we all enjoyed the great 
play.Thank you Amy Westrup for photographing their game!
The 8th grade boys were able to garner a win and move onto another round.
Their skill set was fantastic. Good sportsmanship and enthusiasm seen throughout 
all games.....
Go to PICTURES tab to see photos. Thank you to Frank Crivello and his PADRE
committee for organizing such a great series of tournament play!

Rick Smith's Magic Show

A fantastic Magic Show entertained the students on Friday morning. Rick Smith Jr.and his assistant Billy mesmerized the student body with card tricks, juggling,and amazing feats of strength.
It was a treat for the kids to reward them for their efforts (and their parents)
in selling magazines for the school.
Check out PICTURES to see the photos of this amazing show!!!
Thank you Rick and Billy! You rock!

21st Annual Dinner Dance & Auction 2-16-13

A Night in the City proved to be just what Holy Family needed in the middle of winter.
On a crisp clear night, surrounded by bidding friends,we all enjoyed the venue at the Italian Community Center. Live auction items were amazing and bidding was high.The Love Monkeys put on a dynamite performance to cap off the evening.
Spectacular arrays of the city skyline were seen twinkling throughout the expansive silent auction and dining rooms which highlights how our wonderful community truly compliments the city. Check out PICTURES to see glimpses of the evening. Thank you to the hardworking team that spearheaded and brought this night to us.Stay tuned for the wrap up results from the chairs, Maggie and Kristin. THANK YOU to all who supported this event through underwriting, attending, and working this event for Holy Family.

Ash Wednesday Mass 2013

Large white letters spelling ALLELUIA were carried up to the altar and buried in a large container of sand. They will be removed on Holy Saturday. Meanwhile in preparation for Easter, the school children and parishioners attended Ash Wednesday Mass and received ashes placed upon their foreheads. Parents and their children participated in the readings and presentation of gifts. Children brought boxed food to the baskets to be given to food pantries.See Pictures for images of the Mass.

Sunday Basketball

Sunday February 3 was a weekend of basketball at Holy Family Gym.See Pictures for highlights of the 7th grade girls and 8th grade girls and boys games.
Both the 8th grade girls and boys were invited to play in the PADRE!
GO CYCLONES!! Stay tuned for game dates!

New Year's Video for Us All.

One of Holy Family's neighbor's sent this.
It has a wonderful message that will touch the hearts of all
families at Holy Family Parish. Watch it together as 2013 begins.
Let's all make it a wonderful year, day by day.



CLICK on the PICTURES tab. Check out the new video,"Building the Legacy" showing Holy Family parishioners enjoying many of the events at the parish and school.

School Christmas Concert 12/12/12

Joyful, Joyful
Smiles in place, sparkling colors of Christmas....the stage was set for
the annual Christmas concert. Huge Thank you to Ms. Madlom, Teri Adrian, Mr. Murphy and Elizabeth Teal for hours of practice with the students. The string orchestra, band and vocal presentations were wonderful. Parents, friends, and relatives of Holy Family truly welcomed in the Christmas spirit. 


The school tree lot is overflowing with incredible Christmas trees!
With the anticipated snow coming, folks are heading over to pick out 
their favorite tree. Students, parents, Holy Family alumna gathered Thursday night to sing Christmas carols with Gina Madlom leading all in song.Hot cider nipped the evening chill.
Tree sales continue on weekends during December. Tell your friends and neighbors! See photos under PICTURES TAB

Bayshore Mall Christmas Concert

Holy Family School Band welcomed shoppers to sit for a fabulous concert to kick off the Christmas season.
Brass, percussion, and woodwinds created the songs of Christmas. Gayle Murphy, our Band Director welcomed shoppers and conducted the concert. 8th graders were acknowledged for their 5 years of band participation and playing at the Mall each holiday season. Encourage your children to experience the joy in playing with their fellow classmates. Just give Mr. Murphy a jingle and sign them up!! Thank you Holy Family Band for giving of your time to entertain others.

Packing Meals for House of peace

Thursday morning students and their Guardian Angels gathered in the cafeteria to pack meals for the House of Peace. This is an annual event which all look forward to. Each grade donated a food item which resulted in 100 boxes packed with vegetables, stuffing, dessert, cranberries,and all fixings for a Thanksgiving meal. This is a meal many would not have if not for the generosity and spirit of the kids at holy Family. Thank you all for donating the food and to the kids who cheerfully packed these boxes.


On Halloween morning the gym came to life with hundreds of ghouls, creatures,
and faces that beamed, all decked in incredible costumes.  The Student Council MC'd the parade, judged costumes and welcomed the younger siblings of students to display their costumes, parading to the stage.
Parents armed with cameras captured the moments which entertained us all.
Our local witch made a grand entrance through a darkened gym and began to entrance the kids with her concoction of brew. Eye of newt, snakes, mice, and other delicacies were added to the
cauldron that steamed and hissed. Students sipped a glass of the sweet brew ....then headed back to class. A great morning for all. See photos under PICTURES tab.

Children's Choir

Holy Family has an amazing Children's choir which consists of 30 children and growing.
Come to the Saturday 4:30 PM Masses to hear the wonderful voices.

Parish Unity Mass and Picnic

The 2nd Annual Unity Mass & Picnic took place September 15.
Many volunteers helped to make this a very enjoyable time.
See photos under Picture tab. Religious Education families,school families and the BoyScouts were represented as they carried banners and the flag into church.Fr. Kevin presided. Both the adult and children's choirs led the parish in song.A dinner picnic followed Mass with all gathering under the huge white tent out back.
Thank you to ALL volunteers! We could not have done it without you!!!

Fr. Tom Kerstein Golf Outing Sept. 7, 2012

100 golfers took drivers in hand and hit the course at Silver Spring Country Club. The 18 hole event opened with a prayer from Fr. Kevin.  Words of thanks from Golf Chair Amy Westrup were expressed to all participants,sponsors and the hard working staff who helped organize this superb event.
Despite the misty rain, golfers completed the game and joined the group on the roof top for a wonderful array of food and great conversation. Awards and auction got underway with the raffle drawing finding Fr. Kevin with the Grand prize ~ an iPad! Camping gear went to Mr. Bakken. A great day for Holy Family and guests. 

1st Day of School August 28, 2012

What a beautiful morning....sun casting its warmth upon all the eager faces as students
gathered at  Holy Family School. Fr. Kevin and Principal Angela Little greeted students and parents. After the students proceeded to their new classrooms, parents gathered over coffee in the cafeteria sponsored by Home & School.  The day was bustling with energy.
Art and music classes got off to a great start. Desks and lockers were organized, smart boards lit up with new programs and students discussed topics to be covered this new school year.
Check out the photos under the PICTURES tab.And when you have time stop in the gym to see the beautiful paint job.

Fr. Dennis Dirkx's 40th Anniversary Mass and Celebration

Holy Family Parish along with many friends of Fr. Dirkx celebrated the 40th Anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.  He and Fr. Jim concelebrated Mass. Fr. expressed his sentiments about being a priest during his homily. Friends, family from parishes he had served at attended. Father has served at 3 parishes with the name of Holy Family (Cudahy, Dominican Republic, and Whitefish Bay) More recollection of good times and cheers for Father followed in McCormick Hall following Mass. See PHOTOS for glimpses of the wonderful event.

Graduation Dinner for 8th Graders

A number of years ago a tradition was begun. 7th graders along with their parents began hosting a dinner for the 8th grade graduates and their parents.  A theme was adopted and preparations included a cocktail hour, reception, family portrait, delicious meal served by the 7th grade students, a program honoring each graduate and many thanks to the parents  and teachers who attend the event. This year 26  8th graders and their parents along with middle school teachers, Katherine Conole, Amanda Orth, Mary Weichert, Mary Jo Scoville and Principal Angela Little attended.Matt Sullivan MC'd the program while parents worked the kitchen and prepared the plated meals which the students delivered to their waiting guests.
See the photos to get a glimpse of the preparation by the team of parents and the excitement of the 7th graders who were honored to host this event.

Holy Family Track Meet at Cedarburg

See photos under pictures tab. Warm weather, sunshine, and determination were the components of this meet. The students had a great time.

Guardian Angel Run Memorial Day 2012

A beautiful morning of sunshine and mild temperatures set the stage for the Guardian Angel Run.Runners, walkers, and pet dogs entered the event.  John Helf sang the National Anthem and Fr. Dirkx led the group in prayer before the start of the race. Thank you to all the supporters of this event and the many volunteers who helped with race preparation and course logistics.  Smiles were abundant, friends and Holy Family Alumni gathered afterwards to relax and enjoy the great day.  Mark your calendars for next Memorial Day.  We'll do it again and make more memories. See photos from the event under the pictures tab. CLICK on the large rectangle to view the pix. Happy Memorial Day!

Spring Band Concert 2012

 Beginning and Advanced band students put on a fantastic show. From blues to rag time to wind and brass solos, to drum duets and solos marches, broadway...we heard it all with the traditional finale "Louie Louie". Thank you Mr. Gayle Murphy, our band director, for again  guiding and teaching these students to bring out their best musical talents.

Holy Family Track Season

Spring is for.....stretching.....heading out to the track....putting in the time to improve technique....working with your teammates and having fun outdoors.
Coach Jim Schneider has a great group of eager runners, jumpers, and sprinters this year.
Take a look at the pix from their first track meet at Kettle Moraine Lutheran Track.

FAME Holy Family Players Performance May 2012

FAME Jr. began its 4 day run on a Thursday afternoon. The 5th grade class served the seniors of the parish a wonderful lunch before the matinee opening performance.
See PICTURES for smiles from this great group of loyal fans who attend each year as the middle school students perform.  This play is the culmination of 3 months of hard work...over 1,000 hours of dedicated practice in the realms of acting, dance and musical talent.
Those directing this years performance were Jim Young- Director, Joni Roenitz- Producer,
Gina Madlom -Voice, Catherine Buehler and Julie Burr -Dance Choreography. Many middle school parents helped in bringing this performance to the stage. Friday Saturday and Sunday performances will be posted in the PICTURES section. Be sure to click the "enlarge" rectangle to view these photos in their largest size. You may scroll through in slide show fashion or manually select the images you wish to view. Enjoy the show!

Holy Thursday Prayer Service

The 7th Grade led the school in a prayer service on Holy Thursday.
Students simulated the washing of feet and the last supper. Each grade
was given a loaf of bread which was shared during religion class.
See photos of the prayer service under PICTURES.

Special Friends Day

special |ˈspeSHəl|adjectivebetter, greater, or otherwise different from what is usual:  exceptionally good or precious.
What a great morning with those who  really are significant people in the lives of the kids at Holy Family. Thank all of you friends, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and neighbors of Holy Family students for enjoying this event!

Ash Wednesday and Rice Bowl Lunch

A time to reflect and decide how to truly include Jesus in one's life....to make more time for prayer and to think of others. Ash Wednesday Mass was held and attendance was wonderful.
Fr. Kevin's message of making time for Jesus in our lives was so pertinent.
The 8th grade class did a wonderful job preparing the service, accompanied by the student choirs and cantors. Lunch consisted of steamed rice prepared by parents.....a humble meal that was enjoyed.Thank you Moms for all your time and effort.

LOVE BOAT ....Come Aboard 2012 Auction & Dinner Dance

The SS Holy Family left the Cardinal Stritch Dock with 300 guests,staff and crew ready to take on the night of festive activities. A magnificent silent auction tempted and won over the shoppers as they purchased fantastic Duty Free items. A fog horn sounded the call to dinner as  passenger appetites, wetted by the Captain's Calypso Punch were ready to dine . As guests entered the Captain's Dining Room, they were welcomed by Holy Family's outstanding choir, assembled and greeting guests with the Love Boat Theme song. When seated, Fr. Dirkx reassured the guests "that the SS Holy Family was a stable ship in any port and on any sea...that they were in store for a wonderful night."  With the padre's prayer to begin the night complete, MC's Tim Mitchell and Matt Sullivan expressed gratitude to the leaders of the parish, religious education and the school. Captain Stubing, Julie, Isaas, Gopher and Doc entered the dining room to a great ovation. 

This 20th anniversary of Holy Family's Auction was a very significant event.Barbara Steinmetz, librarian at Holy Family School, began the first event 20 years ago.Her husband Chris Steinmetz has been the "official bursar" for these auctions for 20 years. Barbara described what made that event fly 20 years ago and how the Dinner Dance has evolved to this point in 2012. Hundreds of people have made this possible over the years.
Past chairs were acknowledged. They were able to chair those Auctions only with the help, talent,commitment and enthusiasm of the countless people who served on Auction ~Dinner Dance committees for the past 20 years. Holy Family people joining together for the purpose of the betterment of the entire parish has resulted in many forged friendships that truly stand the test of time. To look around the dining room one could see those smiles of genuine friendships.
Matt and Tim kept us all on course through the night's LIVE AUCTION,
which was kicked off with auctioneer Dan Pronley galvanizing the crowd to bid.... and bid high they did. 33K was raised including the Stop-the-Auction appeal to raise money for two floor cleaners for the parish and school buildings. THEN the dancing began with the LOVE MONKEYS keeping the dance floor filled for hours. 

Go to PICTURES tab to see the first set of photos. Photographer Mark Levandoski took portraits of guests entering the customs area and dock of the ship. Those photographs are in the 2nd album.
Just in...photos by parishioner Dick Mangan. See this site to view his wonderful photos:
THANK YOU all for your support of this event and for your continued support of Holy Family Parish!

The Mummies of Egypt

On Friday Jan. 20th, Dr. Sam Wann,WFB resident, parishioner, and cardiologist spoke to Middle Schoolers and other guests about the wonders of the Egyptian Mummies.He, along with cardiologists from the USA and Egypt studied the 3,500 year old mummies by scanning their wrapped remains with a CT scanner. Findings noted the presence of atherolscerosis(cholesterol) in their arteries. Dr. Wann discussed the habitat, diet, life style of those people in Egypt. Dr. Wann has achieved the highest level of performance, Master level, awarded by the American College of Cardiology. His areas of expertise relate to echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and CT scanning of the heart and vascular system. He is now preparing for a trip to Peru to examine mummies that are 10,000 years old. 

Winter Luncheon for Seniors

On a snowy winter day the senior members of the parish gathered in McCormick Hall for a wonderful luncheon sponsored by the School Development staff. The 1st graders sang a collection of songs for them. Fr. Dirkx and Fr. Kevin handed out gift bags filled with treats.
It was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon, gathering with friends.


On a cool Sunday night after a mild rain parishioners and friends filed into Holy Family church for a wonderful hour of song. The choir, having rehearsed for months, delivered an exquisite array of traditional songs which were highlighted with a song from Italy. Larry Theiss, director, had heard that song years ago while traveling to Italy.
He found the musical piece and the choir delivered. It was magnificent. The church was filled with so many people who appreciated the beautiful voices, accompanied by drums, piano, flute and guitar. Come Christmas Mass and you will be able to hear more. See you at Mass! See photos under Picture Tab.

School Christmas Concert

Voices,violins,brass, percussion,woodwinds,piano and the faces of smiling children 
filled the evening with songs and music of Christmas. Enjoy the photos of big kids and little kids as they performed and listened to this wonderful concert. AND what a pleasure to for the first time have a strings concert! 7 children have been taking violin lessons through the Milwaukee Conservatory. Last night was their first performance! Holy Family Alumnus joined the 8th graders for the traditional singing of Oh Holy Night. We thank our music instructors Gina Madlom,Gayle Murphy and Terri Adrian for their talents,enthusiasm and expertise in orchestrating the event.

"Deck the MALL" with Sounds of Christmas

Holy Family Band traveled to BAYSHORE MALL and 
played Christmas music as shoppers strolled by.
Thank you to all who attended the concert. The musicians
appreciated your being there! This band sure got the
crowd in a Christmas mood!

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Sunlight filtered through the church windows as Mass was celebrated on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The 7th graders prepared the readings and petitions for the Mass.
Enjoy the photos,catching a glimpse of all worshiping as sunlight filled the church.

House of Peace...Packing meals for others

Early Thursday morning students began packing boxes for those who have little.
The House of Peace received 100 boxes of Thanksgiving foods. The cans and boxed
vegetables, bread, sweet potatoes,  cake and jello mixes etc. were gathered by all classes.
Students paired up with their Guardian Angels and did the work of stuffing the boxes.
Smiles were abundant and the filled boxes were carried to the lobby.Trucks will pick up the boxes and deliver them to the House of Peace. Many will now have a meal otherwise not 
possible, had not been for the caring children of Holy Family School.

November 13,2011 WHO wants SPAGHETTI?

It was raining meatballs and the sauce was poured over mounds of spaghetti. What a great day to eat Italian bread, wonderful salad,desserts and the BARTOLONE secret spaghetti sauce!
Big thanks to Chris Bartolone for hours over the stove preparing the sauce He was assisted by his buddies who return every year to cook this fantastic meal. The athletic committee made the meatballs and set up McCormick Hall to host this event. Bon Appetit!! See photos under PICTURE tab.

The Great Halloween Parade

October 31, 2011

What a fright, what a sight, what a great parade of ghouls,clowns,witches,gnome, cowboys,aliens, fairies, DUCKS,and creations of all sorts that  gathered in the gym this Halloween morning.
Parents and friends came in huge numbers to see this spectacular sight.
Thanks to the Student Council for organizing this wonderful event.Click on PICTURES TAB to see the photos.

8th Grade Boys Volleyball October 28,2011

The final season play found the 8th grade boys up against their rival Holy Apostles.We saw excellent skills and execution on the court. Despite our loss, the games were great to watch. The 8th graders now move onto the Seton Tournament this coming week.

Tuesday Zumba, Legos, Art Class

The 2nd Fine Art Tuesday was held. Kids searched for that key LEGO piece for their special creation. Shapes were transformed into unique design. Zumba lessons and stretching were a huge interest for the kids. Lots of smiles all packed into one too short hour. Hey kids, join us for the next Fine Arts Tuesday! See Pictures for shots of those activities.

7th Grade GIRLS Volleyball

The 7th Grade Girls Volleyball team won Saturday as they took on Lumen Cristi.
Great skills and enthusiasm prevailed as the team and coach carried out
their strategy for a win. See photos under Pictures Tab.

8th Grade BOYS Volleyball vs St. John Vianney

Click on the Picture Tab to view photos from the St. John Vianney vs Holy Family Volleyball game.
Holy Family was successful in winning all 3 games.
When opening the album, go to the bottom of the page and click on the larger rectangle for larger photos. You may also view in the slide show mode.


The first Fine Art Tuesday was held September 20. The students were able to learn Hip Hop dancing steps or opt for a class in Cupcake Decoration. Each Fine Art Tuesday will showcase a new class for your children to join.Be sure to check the schedule in the green folder and sign up early. Class size is limited. See PICTURE tab for photos of those scrumptious cupcakes and kids practicing some funky moves.

School Mass September 21,2011

Each Wednesday the students attend Mass with a specific class organizing the petitions and participating in the readings. The photos on the Picture page note the 1st graders at Communion time with their arms crossed, receiving a blessing.In 2nd grade they begin their preparation for receiving the Sacrament of First Communion.

Unity Mass & Block Party

A lovely Fall  Saturday afternoon was a wonderful backdrop for the first Unity Mass and Block Party for Holy Family parishioners.Fr. Dirkx and Fr. Kevin concelebrated the Mass. Our most senior parishioner Dorothy Domer (member for over 50 years) walked in with members representing the Boy Scouts, Religious Education, Holy Family School, and our choir. Larry Theis, the Adult choir along with the Childrens choir provided beautiful music for this Mass.
Many thanks to Greg Kelsch, Joni Roenitz who organized the most efficient committee to cook brats, hamburgers, roasted corn and serve the parishioners. A great afternoon and evening allowed all to mingle and enjoy each others company. You may have noticed the beautiful chalk art on the parking lot, created by all the kids at the party. Timing was great as Sunday rains washed away the art....BUT go to Pictures Section to see the photos of the event.

Fr. Tom Holy Family Golf Outing 2011

What a grand day to play golf, enjoy the company of wonderful people, and support Holy Family Parish! We had 101 golfers who truly enjoyed the day. Lots of laughter, great shots,camaraderie with friends.....truly a banner day! A huge Thank you to Amy Westrup for taking the helm and organizing this event. AND another huge thank you to all those who helped with the many tasks to make this another successful event for all.

1st Day of School 2011

On a quiet morning the students arrived.....parents along side of those who were new to school and those who eagerly joined their friends at the front door of Holy Family School. Many smiles were exchanged. Tired eyes soon became excited as the children walked into school to begin their first day. Angela Little greeted students and parents....teachers met their classes at the sound of the bell......School Year 2011-2012 got off to a great start.
See the PICTURES section for a quick overview of the morning. 
We'd love to see what you saw through your camera lens!! Please email your jpeg photos to
bethmanley@mac.com and they will be  added to this album.

Guardian Angel Run May 30, 2011

Start a beautiful Memorial Day with friends and families gathering once again for the 8th Annual Guardian Angel Run. 700-800 runners and walkers met at Holy Family School on sunny Wildwood Avenue. Ally Spiroff, graduate of Holy Family School, came in first for the women with a time of 18:25! The kids had their event and ran around the block, each receiving a blue ribbon as they flew over the finish line.CLICK on pictures tab to see photos of this grand day! Thank you all for supporting this event!

7th Grade Science LAB Study of the eye

With gloved hands, dissection tools, attentive 7th graders followed
directives from Mrs. Scoville and examined the eye of a cow.
Students were adept at naming the parts of the eye, identifying those structures
and skillfully completed the dissection. Amazement was the reaction as the
glistening parts were exposed.Truly an "eye-opening" experience! Pun intended.

STATIONS of the CROSS April 15, 2011

A time to gather, a time to reflect, a time to be patient, a time to pray...
Re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross brought the school children and parents together on the Friday morning before Palm Sunday. Have a Blessed Easter with family and friends. See Photos under Picture tab.

Holy Family Players present ANNIE

Before the curtain went up an Italian luncheon was served to the seniors of Holy Family Parish. 5th grade students served a delicious pasta meal to the   guests.  The guests along with students and teachers took their seats in the theater (gym) to view the premier performance of ANNIE. Middle school students have been rehearsing for 3 months.  The dedicated time paid off. A spectacular array of talent was on stage. The audience was wowed by the singing and acting....the choreography was outstanding.What a great way to spend an afternoon!          

Click on picture tab for photos of the luncheon, the actors behind stage and the performance highlights PLEASE NOTE There are 3 photo albums from THURSDAY,  FRIDAY and SATURDAY night performances.


Believe, Dream, Lead, Achieve...........
Holy Family students invited their special friends to spend the morning with then at school. All gathered for Mass, sitting with their guests. Peanut butter and jelly offerings were taken to the food baskets and Mass concluded with all praying a decade of the Rosary. They gathered back at school and escorted their friends, showing them classrooms, art work, specials classes, and did this by completing a scavenger hunt form that led the visitors to see so many interesting things that are going on at Holy Family School. To see the smiling faces of the kids and their special friends, go to the pictures tab.


This was the last weekend of hoops for Cyclones, girls and boys teams.
See PICTURES for  moments of the 5th grade girls, 6th grade boys, and 6th grade girls teams.
If any parents out there have photos from this basketball season please contact the school office for this website password to upload your photos.

GO CYCONES! Thanks for all the enjoyment in watching the great play by our students. AND a huge thank you to the coaches for their time, dedication, and guidance in helping the players learn the game and have fun with their friends....thanks for the memories!

Science in Action on Sunburst Hill

Science teacher Mary Jo Scoville took her 8th grade class to Sunburst Tubing Hill, just
outside West Bend. Laws of physics...force, velocity, time, acceleration were applied and calculated as the students experienced these principles first hand.
How do you calculate the impact of a mini mogul on the hill? Will laughter and screams affect the speed of your inner tube? Do smiles help acceleration? Will chattering teeth affect velocity?
AND most important....What are the benefits of hot chocolate???
What a day!!!  Thank you to Jim Young for the photos taken on that chilly day!

Passport to Rio 2011 Auction & Dinner Dance

To view Photos of Passport to Rio.....CLICK PICTURE TAB ABOVE

Obrigado to those wonderful people of Holy Family Parish, our community friends  and companies who generously helped to underwrite Passport to Rio, this year's Auction and Dinner Dance held February 12, 2011 at Cardinal Stritch University. And many thanks to those who attended and those who gave of their time to work the event.
The behind the scenes planning, creativity, idea generation sessions,procurement of auction items, secretarial assistance, underwriting contacts, technological support to manage the inventory of auction items and sales, decorations crew,media and PR, advertising, set-up staff, and auctioneer/MC preparation all fell together to make for an outstanding evening.

The Auction committees were enthusiastic, talented, and relentless in their individual tasks  which brought Holy Family Parish  together for an evening of friendship. Many newcomers attended and we were pleased to have them join us!

Be assured that what it takes to put on this event is worth every moment of preparation.Each person involved was an important, integral part of its success. Thank you all again for helping out and for attending!
Please note: If you have photographs to share please call 964-9232 to get the shutterfly password to upload photos.  For any thoughts, suggestions to make next year's event even more successful please email bethmanley@mac.com and the information will be given to next years  Auction committees.
Again, Obrigado to all of you!
The 2011 Passport to Rio Auction Committee

Archbishop Jerome Listecki's Mass at Holy Family Parish

As the school choir and musicians sang, the Most Reverend Jerome Listecki
walked the main aisle along with Fr. Dennis Dirkx and Fr. Jerry Topczewski
and servers  Jonathan Downs, Joseph Lock, and Catherine Elliott. Parents, teachers
and parishioners were in attendance at Mass and welcomed to the reception afterwards
in the school cafeteria where the Archbishop greeted them. Students enjoyed this
special time with the Archbishop. See photos under pictures tab.

Boys Basketball Saturday February 8,2011

The 5th and 6th Grade boys Basketball teams experienced wins over St. Monica's this past Saturday.
They had great team spirit and were quick with their plays.
Both teams played their hearts out.....It was a great way to spend a cold morning and afternoon.Check out game photos under PICTURES tab.

School Christmas Concert

Deck the Halls, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Oh Christmas Tree, and more classic songs were played by the Band and sung by the students. Former alumni of Holy Family School gathered on the altar to join the 8th grade class in singing Silent Night.
Fantastic night for all parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and alumnus to gather in Holy Family Church and listen to the music.
A heartfelt thank you to Gina Madlom, school Music Director and Gayle Murphy, Band Director for teaching the students and guiding them all year in their musical experiences.
Check out the photos under the Pictures tab above.

Band Concert at Bayshore Mall

The Advanced Band performed a concert in Bayshore Mall on Monday, December 6th. Christmas carols were played to a very receptive audience. Mr.Murphy worked with the students for a few months to ready them for this outreach concert. This is the 4th year Holy Family has been playing in the Mall at Christmas. Check out the photos of these talented musicians, found on the Picture tab above.

Family Fun Night

Gather the kids, parents, add balloons, crazy games, contests for school spirit....then toss in some great Zaffiro pizza and party on.  What a great Friday night at Holy Family....everyone was smiling, talking with friends and dancing..... and all slept well that night.
Take a look at the photos on the Pictures page.
Thank you to Zaffiros and all the folks who put on this wonderful evening!


All students gathered in the gym to hear Fr. Perry,a Capuchin priest from the House of Peace, speak about the extreme need to help those in the Milwaukee community who have little or no food for this coming Thanksgiving Day.
He spoke to the children about how their generosity impacts the lives of so many families. House of Peace serves 500 families, providing food, clothing and shelter for many. They assisted families in the community who lost homes due to the summer flooding and help families during the rest of the year as well.  Take a look at the photos and see every student of Holy Family School in action packing boxes for these families in need.


SLUUUURP!  Those pieces of spaghetti really tasted fine....the infamous  Dominic Bartolone sauce recipe was fantastic. Christopher Bartolone and the Athletic Committee did it again and served a fantastic meal. Chris's Dad, Dominic began the event years ago when he was head of the Athletic Committee at Holy Family School.
Thank you to all the volunteers who assembled Saturday to make the meatballs, those who made dessert, those who served the plates steaming with meatballs and sauce, those who were the behind the scenes people to organize this grand event.The Holy Family School kids who participate in the athletic program were our servers for the night....Thank you kids!


All Saints Day is remembered each year. The 3rd Grade Class dressed as their favorite saint and led Fr. Dirkx to the altar for the Mass.  Father then asked each student one important fact about their chosen saint. It was  good day to reflect and pray.See photos under picture tab.


Student Council hosted the 2010 Halloween Parade in Holy Family Gym. What a grand array of colorful, clever, spooky, creative and excellent costumes. All students K4 -8th grade had a blast! Parents filled the gym to watch as each grade paraded up to the stage to show us their costumes. Teachers joined in the fun with some fantastic costumes depicting story book characters.Check out the photos under the picture tab.

Children's Mass ~See photos on PICTURE section above.

It's Wednesday morning and Mrs. Weichert's 6th grade class is preparing to
lead the children in the morning Mass. Readings  and petitions
were written by the 6th graders under Mrs.Matheis's guidance. 
 Music was rehearsed with Mrs. Adrian. Fr. Dirkx officiated and
visited with the children during his homily. Parents,grandparents,
and parish members  listened to the wonderful messages
imparted by the students. Stop on in for Mass every Wednesday AM 8:15
 to experience more.............and get your day off to a wonderful start.

Fr. Tom Annual Golf Outing September 10,2010

A gorgeous September day hosted the Holy Family Golf Outing.
Greens were fast....players were determined to have fun. And they did.
A fantastic group gathered. Friendships grew,laughter prevailed.
Take a look at some of the highlights. Click on Picture Tab to see the
images. If you have any to add,please contact Amy Westrup, our Golf Outing 
Coordinator who did a phenomenal job this year. Thank you Amy!

1st Day of School August 31, 2010

On a sunny Tuesday Morning the doors of Holy Family Parish School opened.
K4 and some K5 children spent their first day in bright colorful and friendly classrooms surrounded by their new classmates and soon to be  their good friends.
They toured the school, learning where the important rooms were located....the library, gym,music room, art room and the cafeteria...AND the main office where they were
greeted by Mrs. Wagner's and Mrs. Little's warm smiles.
The rest of the student body were so familiar with the school but now they were in a new classroom with a new teacher. Unfamiliar faces were in some classrooms as we have
many new families who have joined Holy Family. Kids grew taller, some teeth fell out and some teeth grew in over the summer.....SMILES were everywhere by the end of the day...
Enjoy some photos of that first day. If you have photos from Tuesday to share, please contact the office to get the password to upload photos.We'd love to see what moments you captured.
WELCOME to all students and families! Go Cyclones! Have a great year and study hard!   Remember... "If you think it, you can do it, so just put your wonderful mind to it!" 


On a gorgeous Tuesday morning the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes set out on a trip to Holy Hill. They walked the stations of the Cross and read short prayers at each station. Sunlight filtered through the leaves of the trees...the path was very serene. Mass was held in the upper church at 11:00, followed by a lesson on the history of the Basilica, given by one of the Carmelite fathers. The kids then gathered for lunch on the grounds. A great day with friends and teachers and parents who came along....fun time on the bus.....good memories.

Holy Family School 8th Grade Mass

At 8:05 the 8th graders left their classroom,walked to the staircase and descended to the first floor for the traditional "walk" through the halls. A tremendous applause greeted them as they passed by students and parents who lined the hallways. They proceeded to church to attend an all school Mass. Parents, alumnus of Holy Family School and parishioners were in attendance.

The ceremony and readings were arranged and delivered by the 5th grade class.
Mr. Haberman and his wife Jill played guitars. He played on his harmonica and guitar as he sang "Forever Young". We all thought it was Bob Dylan performing a concert piece. He delivered an amazing performance.

Congratulations to the Class of 2010!


Culver's was the place for dinner Tuesday night.
Culver's has a program whereby they host schools and charitable organizations and give
 10% of all meals purchased on a given night to that specific organization. Holy Family was given a check for $530.80! Peter, the manager at Culver's stated it was THE BUSIEST and most attended night of any organization they had hosted. 
 Thank you to Linda Zukowski,Kris Brienza, and Karen Schneider for all their work to arrange this wonderful event. These women run our SCRIP program and sold Culver's cards to further support Holy Family.
The families who attended had a great time.The manager was so impressed by the number of people and their obvious friendships. We may be small in number compared to other schools but we are mighty in so many ways that truly make a difference. 

7th Grade HEART LAB.....lub dub lub dub....

The 7th grade Science class has been studying the Circulatory System.
Last Friday they spent time learning about Bob Uecker's surgery that took place at Froedert Hospital. He had an ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm. This was repaired by inserting a composite dacron graft that contained an aortic valve.
He also received one bypass graft.
Then on Tuesday May 4, the students paired up and dissected a fresh cow's heart.
Anatomical landmarks and structures (aorta, ventricles, atria, epicardial fat, epicardium,coronary arteries,mitral, aortic, tricuspid and pulmonary valves) were identified.
Click on PICTURES and see the lab in action.

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