Stock Shows Begin
January 17-19 was the Nazareth and County stock shows. Droves of students brought their animals to the Expo Building in Dimmitt, Texas to compete against competitors in the area. The County stock show marked the start of the showing season. Students present their animals at shows in Houston, Fort Worth, San Antonio, and San Angelo throughout the season. Good luck to all the participants through this season!
Fifth grader Sara Prins
Eighth grader Brett Young
Senior Hattie Robb
Fifth grader Caysen High
Fourth grader Daniel Schacher
Senior Anna Huseman
Fourth Grader Lexi Ramaekers
Senior Faithe Huseman
Freshman Ryan Heitschmidt
Looking Back, Looking Forward
In 2008, a weekly newsletter titled “Swift Kicks” made its debut, through efforts led by Fr. Ken Keller. The format was simple: news notes and a couple of photos, just enough to fill the front and back of an 8.5” x 11” page–plus an electronic version sent out with an email link. Over the years, these mid-week versions served as helpful resources that kept residents and friends living afar informed about Nazareth school activities, news at Holy Family Church, and happenings in the wider community. We are deeply grateful for the financial support of Peoples Bank, Holy Family Church, and a couple of organizations in Nazareth for underwriting the costs of Swift Kicks. We also want to give thanks for the 11 Community Interns who took on the responsibilities of writing articles, then publishing the newsletter and distributing the hard copies on Wednesday mornings before the first bell rang at school.
On January 31st, Holy Family Parish Council will be taking over the publishing responsibilities for Swift Kicks.
Two Perform with Area Students
Sixth grader Chloe Birkenfeld and senior Katherine Fulkerson performed at a concert in the Junior High and High School All Region bands on Saturday, January 20. Over 500 junior high and 400 high school students tried out for the bands. Birkenfeld was one of the fourteen French horn players to make the band, and she was the only sixth grader in her band. Fulkerson was one of twenty-three flutists to play in the bands. Birkenfeld’s band performed “Drive”, “Battlesong”, “Song of the Telegraph”, and “Valley Forge March.” Fulkerson’s band performed the pieces “Fanfare for a New Generation”, “Jesus Loves Me…It Is Well”, “John Williams in Concert”, and “Night Ride Through Metropolis.”
Home Merc Gala
The Home Merc Gala will be February 10, 2018, starting at 6:30. Food will be provided as well Next of Kin performing for entertainment and dancing. The highest bidder for the College Flag Auction will be able to fly their college team’s flag at Nazareth ISD every Friday. Tickets are $150 per couple or $75 per individual. For additional ticket information, contact the Home Merc board members: Lesly Annen, Mac Annen, Ann Nelson, Matt Olvera, Toni Waldo, Glen Waldo, Karen Wanjura, John Wanjura, and Hugh Wilhelm.
Cookie Season Begins!
The Girl Scouts will be selling cookies until the end of February. They will also be selling at the next three home games.
Continued Prayers for Father Ken
There will be a rosary for Father Ken every Tuesday through Friday at 4:00 at the church. Everyone is invited to join!