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Referral Could Provide a $250 Reward
02/19/2018
Providing Names of Prospective Families Could be a Win Win
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Help for Financial Aid Applications
02/19/2018
Help Sessions will be held to assist parents with online student registration and applying for financial aid.
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Procedures are Evaluated
02/16/2018
As we share their mourning, I want to reassure you of the safety measures we take at Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools. We continue to train and equip our leaders and teachers to address safety readiness. Last fall we reassessed the current state of our preventive measures
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Registration Events are Held at Each School
02/15/2018
Monday, Feb. 19 at Holy Cross-St. Michael School, Tuesday, Feb. 20 at Sacred Heart School and Thursday, Feb. 22 at Mater Dei-Immaculate Conception School.
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Support Will Help Catholic Schools
02/08/2018
We are asking all BHCS parents to support Iowa legislation to set up Education Savings Grants (ESGs) to help parents choose the education they feel best suits their child.
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Costa Rica children
Students will serve people of Costa Rica June 2-9
02/08/2018
A group of 27 Heelan students will serve people of Costa Rica on a mission trip June 2-9 with Sister Madeleine Miller,
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Incoming Students to Tour New High School
02/05/2018
Discover Heelan Night will be held Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. at Bishop Heelan High School for all incoming students for the 2018-19 school year. Parents and students will tour Heelan's new classrooms at 1231 Grandview Blvd.
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TADS will handle tuition aid assessment
01/31/2018
The online application form will be available on Heelan’s website Feb. 5 in both English and Spanish.
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All Parents are Invited Feb. 12
01/31/2018
Bishop Heelan will buy the appetizers and parents can pop for a beverage at "Theology on Tap" Monday, Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the Snug at the Irish Pub.
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Band Shines at the IHSMA State Jazz Festival
01/30/2018
The Bishop Heelan Gold and Blues Jazz Band received a Division 1 rating at the IHSMA State Jazz Festival this month — the highest rating a band can receive for a performance.
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Quiz Bowl Varsity
Teams Coming from Northwest Iowa Schools
01/30/2018
Heelan High School will host some 300 high school students to Quiz Bowl competition Saturday, Feb. 3 at 8:30 a.m.
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Our Schools Enjoy Catholic School Week Activities
01/30/2018
To celebrate National Catholic Schools Week Jan. 28 - Feb. 4 students in Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools will volunteer at area non profits, adopt the Sioux City Warming Shelter, start a school-wide reading program, challenge teachers vs 8th graders in a Quiz Bowl, sing for senior citizens and pray with Bishop R. Walker Nickless in school Masses.
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Student Place High in Debate Event
01/25/2018
The Heelan Debate Team placed 8th in the open class contest that included large 4A schools in the IHSSA State Debate tournament at Ankeny in early January.
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Students Outside Heelan
Jan. 28 Open House Welcomes Families
01/10/2018
Current and future families can see the new Heelan at a Bishop Heelan High School Open House Sunday, Jan. 28 from 12 noon to 2 p.m.
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Schools Receive $7,700 for Learning
01/04/2018
The 2018 New Year got off to a great start for Mater Dei, Sacred Heart and Holy Cross Schools in the form of 13 grants worth $7,763 from the Siouxland Community Foundation to benefit school classrooms and projects.
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Girl State Champs
Girls Return for Jan. 20 Game
01/02/2018
Heelan Girls Basketball will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 2008 State Championship Heelan Girls Basketball Team at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Heelan gym.
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CPA Leads School System
01/01/2018
Timm Funk, a CPA and owner of Timm Funk Associates, is serving as interim CEO of Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools (BHCS) for the 2017-18 school year.
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St. Thomas
Saints Adorn Heelan’s New Hallways
01/01/2018
There are 41 pieces of framed saints hanging on the school’s two floors and 10 more are coming.
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Hallway
Classes start Jan. 5 in New School
01/01/2018
The $11 million, two-floor building features 29 classrooms, three breakout study rooms for collaborative work, a media center, an elevator and spacious stairways.
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Find Out Game Dates
12/30/2017
Find games dates and schools for Heelan Girls and Boys Basketball and Wrestling this school year.
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Jim Tschann
Jim Tschann Retires After Long Career
12/28/2017
After over four years with Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools (BHCS), President James Tschann will retire Dec. 31 and complete a 44-year career in Catholic education.
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Procession
Moving Heelan Ceremony Includes Prayer and Song
12/20/2017
Religious ceremony signals the closing of Heelan classrooms and the move to a new state-of the-art faith-based school.
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Mayors Youth
Heelan Shows Strong Involvement
12/18/2017
Heelan students in the Sioux City Mayor’s Youth Commission were recognized in December for their community service.
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Center Donates $50,000 to BHCS
12/18/2017
The Bargain Center has made a generous “Christmas gift” of $50,000 to Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools to support tuition assistance for school families.
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Mary and Joseph
Enjoy Prayer, Pinatas and Food Dec. 15
12/13/2017
All families are invited to Sacred Heart School’s third annual Posada Party Friday, Dec. 15 at 6 to 8 p.m. The event will feature a prayer service, students portraying Mary and Joseph,
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Coach Interview
Jansen Returns as Head Football Coach
12/12/2017
Roger Jansen will return as head football coach to Heelan in 2018. Current head coach Jerry Steffen will return to his coaching position of defensive coordinator, a position he held for nearly 25 years.
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Sales Flyer
Crusader Items Make Perfect Christmas gifts
12/11/2017
Check out the Crusader Shop offering a wide array of items at its Christmas Sale Saturday-Sunday Dec. 16-17 and Dec. 18 and 20 outside the Heelan gym.
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Heelan Building
Heelan Welcomes Student Volunteers to Unpack After the Big Move
11/28/2017
teachers and office staff could use student volunteer help with un-boxing and organizing classrooms.
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Nan Kiel in her classroom
Your Gift Can Help Heelan Teachers
11/28/2017
Help us give each teacher a new laptop/tablet to go along with their all new classrooms!
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Lafferty Hand on Stats
Heelan Schools Hit Lafferty Foundation Goal
11/27/2017
The Heelan School System met our $658,000 goal to raise funds for the Monsignor Lafferty Tuition Foundation to fund tuition grants for students.
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Madrigal singers
Heelan Madrigal is Dec. 14-16
11/22/2017
Heelan King and Queen John Paul Keane and Maggie Moeller will preside over a royal court and a lavish event of wandering minstrels, jesters and troubadours.
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Kids with Books
Mater Dei Students Become Authors
11/21/2017
Each of the 6th, 7th and 8th grade students has their project published in a hard bound book.
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Heelan Students Inducted into National Honor Society
11/20/2017
Over 30 students were inducted into the Heelan High School chapter of the National Honor Society in a ceremony Nov. 15. The 16 new seniors and 15 juniors join 24 returning seniors.
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Pizza
Heelan Shadow Day is Nov. 29
11/10/2017
Public school students in grades 7-11 are invited to Heelan’s High School Shadow Day Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 12 noon to 3 p.m.
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Eleven Students Earn Spots at All State
11/10/2017
Eleven Bishop Heelan High School students made All-State Chorus at Auditions held at Storm Lake this month!
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Band Rated High at Competition
11/09/2017
Bishop Heelan’s Marching Band was awarded a "1" rating at Iowa High School State Marching Band Competition this month – the highest ranking that can be awarded to a band.
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Great Tax Benefits are a Piece of Cake
11/08/2017
If you pay Iowa taxes you can enjoy a huge tax benefit by donating to the Monsignor Lafferty Tuition Foundation this November. Funds donated to the local Foundation come back as tuition grants to hundreds of our students to help them attend Sioux City Catholic Schools. 
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Video Supplies
New Cameras and More Boost Video Production Class
11/08/2017
Heelan students will be able to produce higher quality videos in their Video Production Class this year with nearly $10,000 in new equipment, funded by a grant from the Gilchrist Foundation.
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Sick Leave
11/06/2017
Program helps employees who have used up their own sick leave due to serious illness or more.
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Band musicians
Student Musicians Make Northwest Honors Band
11/06/2017
Seven Heelan High Band members were selected this past weekend to perform in the Northwest Iowa Honor Band at a major concert in January.
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Teachers with computers
Nov. 8 Meeting Explains Internet Safety
10/31/2017
A public meeting on the internet safety policy of Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools will be held Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 5:30 pm in the Heelan Fine Arts Building at 1231 Grandview Blvd.
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Bryce with basketball
Wendys Honors Bryce Reynolds
10/31/2017
The Wendy’s Heisman Award, which honors the top student/athletes from across the nation has named Bishop Heelan
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Rhonda Brockamp-Bridges
New Finance Director Joins Business Office
10/23/2017
Rhonda Brockamp-Bridges has joined our Administration Offices as Director of Finance. She is overseeing the Heelan system’s accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, monthly financials, and more.
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Odd Couple cast on stage
Odd Couple Runs Oct. 24-28
10/22/2017
Heelan theater students will present the male and female versions of “The Odd Couple” in the Heelan Fine Arts Auditorium Oct. 24-28 with Sneaky’s Chicken Dinner Theater Saturday starting at 5:45 p.m. 
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Jean Knox
Jean Knox Joins Heelan Admin Office
10/20/2017
Jean Knox, a Heelan grad, is the new Administrative Assistant at the front desk at the business office to greet visitors and families and support the business office, donors, the PRIDE campaign, Heelan Auction and more.
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New Family Welcome
Enjoy dinner and meeting other parents
10/09/2017
All new families with students in our schools are invited to attend the New Family Welcome Night at the Sioux City Public Museum on Monday, Nov. 6 at 5:30 to 7 p.m.
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Class of 2007
Heelan Reunion Class Supports Scholarship
10/07/2017
The Heelan Class of 2007 raised money for a Heelan student scholarship during their 10 Year Class Reunion this weekend. The grads used an online auction to raise some $600 for the Dee Blatchford Memorial Scholarship for a student excelling in science at Heelan.
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Oct. 21 Bocce Ball Event Adds Live Music
10/07/2017
Live music will be provided at 7 p.m. by the band Stop Motion Skeletons, which features Heelan grads, Robbie Neswick and Clayton Bengford.
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Two Wrestling Coaches
Heelan Welcomes Two New Wrestling Head Coaches
10/07/2017
Heelan welcomes new co-head wrestling coaches this school year -- Matt Pugh and Jordan Langley.
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Lenova  Devices
10/06/2017
Lenova chromebooks and PC, ordered by parents last month, are at the BHCS Admin Offices for pick up. Some 80 11.6 inch low-priced devices were offered to parents of students K-12 on Sept. 18-25 to help support student technology use for classroom learning. Lenova is a top PC brand in the market right along with HP and Dell.
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Sam McGowan Earns Top Leadership Honors
10/05/2017
Sam McGowan was named “2017 Sioux City Area Youth Leader of the Year” of the National Council on Youth Leadership. She will join youth leaders from across the U.S. at the “Town Meeting on Tomorrow” in St. Louis Oct. 21-24.
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Three National Merit Semifinalists
Meet our National Merit Semifinalists
09/19/2017
Abbie LaFleur, Libby Markham and Zach Morris are among top students in the country
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2017 Football Game Schedule
09/08/2017
See what dates Heelan plays at home.
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New Course Expands AP Choices
08/29/2017
Course is equivalent of a first-semester introductory college computer science course.
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