Thank you all for signing up for the new dismissal flights! As a reminder, we will start the new dismissal procedure on Tuesday, September 4. We have put together a list of common questions and a couple of reminders for you to look over before Tuesday. If you have any questions, please let us know!
There will be Altar Server Training for any youth grades 5-8 that would like to become a server, have a refresher training, or be added back into the schedule. These training sessions will be held on Wednesday, September 12th, Saturday, September 15th and Thursday, September 20th. The Wednesday and Thursday training sessions will be held immediately after school until about 4:30 pm. The Saturday training session will be held at approx 8:30 am which is immediately following the 8a mass. If you have questions, please call Karen at the parish office 812-944-8283 ext 0.
The Holy Family Theatre Group is looking to expand the Junior Cast for the 2018-2019 season. Our 35th Anniversary Production is a variety/lip sync show that is primarily made up of adult parish members, but will include several acts featuring the Junior Cast.
The Junior Cast is open to students of Holy Family School and parish in 2nd Grade and above. The performance dates will be Nov. 16 and 17, Jan. 18 and 19, and Feb. 1 and 2. Rehearsals for 5th graders and below will be Fridays from 3:00 – 5:30 and rehearsals for 6th grade and up will be Sundays 11:45 – 1:00 beginning the weekend Sept. 7-9. (A detailed calendar will be provided.) A mandatory dress rehearsal will be held the evening Saturday, October 27. Requirements for Junior Cast parents include Safe and Sacred certification and Junior Cast supervision during show nights.
Please fill out the attached form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or return in person to Mrs. Hallal at school by Wednesday, September 5. If you’re a parent who wishes to get involved onstage or behind the scenes, it’s not too late. Please email Julie Hallal for more information.
We are preparing to roll out the new dismissal procedures which should be safer for students and drivers alike. Attached are a school map and an explanation of the new procedures. To facilitate the assigning of “flights,” ALL school families (even if your children normally go Aftercare) need to complete a 1-minute survey. Please use the Sign-Up Genius Link in the Jupiter Message to complete the survey by Tuesday, August 28th. Color/name-coded permits will be issued next week, and we will launch the new procedure on Tuesday after Labor Day (Sept. 4). Again, please complete the survey by Tuesday or sooner.
Mrs. Amy Huber passed the School Administrator test over the summer and was given the role of Assistant Principal! We sat down with Mrs. Huber last week to talk to her about this new role!
Why did you decide to pursue the principal’s license?
I have always loved teaching and watching the kids grow. I have enjoyed developing curriculums and lesson plans that met the needs of my students. I felt challenged everyday and couldn’t wait to be with the kids. For 24 years I didn’t think any differently. However, after year 25 I knew I needed something more. I had always heard stories of people being “called”. As I was trying to figure out my next move in education I had the “calling”. I had the call to administration. I have many friends who had become principals, but never thought I wanted to leave the classroom. After prayer and conversations with my family and friends, I decided it was time for a change! I followed the call and enrolled at Indiana Wesleyan University and began my classes to become a School Administrator.
I chose Indiana Wesleyan because it is a Christ-centered academic community committed to changing the world by developing students in character, scholarship, and leadership. It was important for me to develop my leadership skills in a Christ centered environment. I completed the year and a half program in May and passed the School Administrator test this past summer. During my schooling, I completed an internship under Mr. Ernstberger. His knowledge and skills taught me many things. I was also allowed to take part in many meetings, programs and activities that allowed me to have first hand experience.
What new responsibilities have you taken on this school year with your new role?
As the Assistant Principal I have been able to work side by side with Mr. Ernstberger. We have developed a real team work affinity. We meet many times to discuss what tasks need to be accomplished and new ideas that we have! Along with being the Assistant Principal, I am still able to teach in the preschool. I love the time I get to spend with our young Eagles. They have a love and passion that excites me when I am with them. I am also fortunate to be with the older kiddos as well. I am in the lunchroom with them 4 days a week. It’s fun to interact with them in that environment. I am continuing to provide intervention in the afternoons. I truly feel I have the best of both worlds! I still get to work with the kiddos, but expand into the administrative side too!
It’s been a smooth transition. I am enjoying all that I am doing. There is a lot that happens on the administrative side that I think many people may not realize. Just like any business, there is a lot of behind the scenes work that has to be accomplished. Not just for Holy Family but also for the State and the Archdiocese.
What’s next for Mrs. Huber?
I am so happy with where I am. I have been an Eagle for 27 years. Holy Family is MY Family. I can’t imagine being anywhere else. We have the best teachers and staff in the area. Our teachers have a passion for their work and the kiddos they teach. I am fortunate to be a part of this great family! My time at Holy Family has never been considered “a job” but a true passion and enjoyment. I look forward to coming to HFS everyday and being with all my Eagles!