By Allison Van Groll
Our middle school students participated in a service day at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary. The students did a multitude of things anywhere from picking up litter to spreading mulch around the nature center. Although the weather was less than desirable, the students worked very hard through all the wind and rain they encountered and visibly made a difference.
The students were provided refreshments after all of their hard work and it was a rather quiet bus ride home and quiet afternoon for the middle school.
This was a wonderful introduction to begin celebrating and learning about Earth Day a few days early. It was truly a great experience for our students and an even better way to give back to the community. God gave us this beautiful land to live on and the students at Holy Cross are going to do their part in keeping it that way.
About Holy Cross Catholic School
Located on the growing northeast side of Green Bay at the historic crossroads of Church and Bay Settlement Roads, Holy Cross Catholic School is the point at which faith, community and education converge. Holy Cross Catholic School has been in existence since 1868 and has an enrollment of nearly 200 students in grades 4K to 8th grade.
The Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE) System is the largest Catholic school system in Wisconsin. A collaborative school ministry of the 23 Green Bay area Catholic parishes, GRACE was formed in 2008 to provide affordable, high quality Catholic early childhood, elementary and middle-school education. It serves 2728 students at ten neighborhood school sites located throughout the Green Bay area. Over 125 students of other faith denominations attend the GRACE schools. The GRACE system employs over 250 people with a total annual community investment of $10.5 million. The system has just completed a three-year planning and consolidation process that involved the 23 faith communities, parents and staff. Learn more about GRACE at www.gracesystem.org.