Hawk Headlines — Happenings at Holy Name School


Happy Thanksgiving! Holy Name School is closed on Thursday so that students and their families can celebrate this special holiday with their loved ones. This column was written by Max Oravec and Shelley Yogus.

Students in sixth grade worked to make a string art pumpkins to use as a Thanksgiving centerpiece. This art lesson allowed them to make sculpture using only three simple materials, string, glue and a balloon. The students used their art to decorate their table at the school’s Thanksgiving Luncheon then took them home to share with their families.

Our school is presently participating in the Homeless Heroes Stocking Project. This service project is part of our celebration of Advent. Our school has partnered with Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA to fill stockings to give to homeless veterans in our area. These stockings will include a variety of hygiene products and gift cards that will make these veterans more comfortable over the holidays.

The Holy Name School Athletic Association is sponsoring their annual Secret Santa Shop next week. The students will have an opportunity to purchase Christmas items for their family and friends. The students really enjoy purchasing surprise gifts, and this holiday tradition also helps fund the athletic programs offered at our school. Also remember that the Athletic Association Craft Fair is this Saturday in the church hall. Don’t pass up these opportunities to complete your Christmas shopping and help our school.

Our final quote is from Melody Beattie: “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.”

If you would like to learn more about Holy Name School in pictures and videos, please find us on Facebook at The Official Holy Name School or at our website, HOLYNAMESCHOOL.NET.


Holy Name School fifth grade students share a song about blessings with the school community at the end of their Thanksgiving skits during the schools annual Thanksgiving luncheon.



Ava and Brody, fifth grade students at Holy Name School, taught the history about the turkey wishbone and shared a wishbone poem during the school’s annual Thanksgiving Luncheon.