Hornet Herald

Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ

February 8, 2016

A Note from the Interim Principal

Many thanks to all who helped make the 2016 Catholic Schools Week such a success at Holy Family! It was a wonderful week to recognize our gifts, talents and strengths as well as the wonderful community that is HFCS!

Things have not slowed down...

This has been a busy day at Holy Family Catholic School! We had a lovely morning assembly where we prayed together and worshiped through song. We also recognized many of our students who sold raffle tickets as we start our four-week countdown until Pot O' Gold.

Today we also had several Nolan Catholic High School teachers, coaches, and staff who engaged in a day of service (see pics below). They painted the trophy case, organized the donated uniforms closet, tallied our wine (over 105 bottles!) for the Wine Pull and then gave the teachers a little break by monitoring recesses. Just another of those days when I am reminded how wonderful the Diocese of Fort Worth is!

We now look forward to our Fat Tuesday parties tomorrow before we enter the season of Lent. I hope you all have a wonderful week!


Veronica Tucker

Upcoming Events

This Week:
  • Monday, 2/8 - Nolan Catholic High School Teachers volunteering on campus
  • Tuesday, 2/9 - Fat Tuesday / Valentine's Day Class Parties - 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 2/10 - Ash Wednesday Mass at Noon
  • Wednesday, 2/10 NO RUNNING CLUB
  • Friday, 2/12 - Stations of the Cross - 8:15 a.m.
  • Friday, 2/12 - 4th & 5th Grades to Casa Manana - 9:30 a.m.

Next Week:

  • Wednesday, 2/17 - Advisory Council - 6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, 2/17 - NO RUNNING CLUB
  • Thursday, 2/18 - Mass Hosted by 3rd Grade - 8:15 a.m.
  • Thursday, 2/18 - Student Council Field Trip to NCHS - 8:15 a.m.
  • Thursday, 2/18 - Spirit Night at Campisi’s
  • Friday, 2/19 - Diocesan In-Service NO SCHOOL!

Science Fair

Congratulations to all of our 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who participated in this year's Science Fair. The projects were impressive and a true testimony to the hard work of our students. Below, are the winners in each category.


3rd Place – Emily Grimes
2nd Place – Nathan Pierce
1st Place – Jacob Marquardt


3rd Place – Matthew Jones
2nd Place – Tara Fitzsimons
1st Place – Nicole Zavala

Biology / Earth

3rd Place – Daniel Neff
2nd Place – Ava Terrell
1st Place – Kate Morton

Consumer / Behavior

3rd Place – Mandy McCans
2nd Place Eliana Romero
1st Place – Grace Chambers


3rd Place – Ava Terrell
2nd Place – Jacob Marquardt
1st Place – Kate Morton

Family Lunch Day

A HUGE thank you to Ronald and Edith Hilliard for catering and serving our Family Lunch Day. Thanks to their generosity, the entire student body and their families along with the faculty and staff at both the school and the church enjoyed a delicious brisket sandwich and potato chips. What a great way to end Catholic Schools Week! Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Hilliard!!! (Please check our Facebook page for more pictures.)

Talent Show

There are some talented Hornets in our midst! After Family Lunch Day, the entire student body was treated to some great exhibits of talent including music, magic, dancing and more. Thanks to these brave students who were willing to share their talents with us! (Please check our Facebook page for more pictures.)

Fat Tuesday Parties

Tomorrow, we will celebrate Fat Tuesday and the end to Ordinary Time as we enter the liturgical season of Advent. Students may wear Mardi Gras beads to school. Parties will begin at 2:00 p.m.

Holy Family / Nolan Catholic Graduate Headed to the Olympic Trials!

Congrats to former Hornet and Viking, Liz Eder Northern, who has qualified for the Olympic trials in California next month for the marathon! Her first marathon was back in 2010 and since then she's run in about a half dozen of them, from San Antonio to the Twin Cities and Chicago to Japan. However, her love of running all started with Fort Worth's Cowtown Marathon. Only three of the 250 competitors will make the USA marathon team in Rio. "It's just great to go," Northern said. "I know that it's going to take a super Hail Mary and a shot to the moon to get on the Olympic team, but I kind of consider that I've hit my goal just to go." Let's cheer Liz on this February 13th! Run, Liz, Run!!!

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Stock Show Field Trip - Part 2

Last Tuesday, our 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th grade students visited the Stock Show. Our 6th graders were paired with students from Boulevard Heights. All the kids did well navigating the grounds and learning what "Cowtown" is all about! Thanks to all the parents (and grandparents) who drove and explored with us!

Re-enrollment for 2016-2017

Just a reminder to re-enroll via the e-mail sent to you. Until February 12th, all slots are held for current students. If you are interested in financial assistance, that application (submitted through FACTS) must be completed by March 1st. Please contact the school with any questions regarding enrollment.

Running Club - Two Weeks Off

Running Club will not meet on Ash Wednesday (in recognition of the start of the season of Lent). Due to faculty meeting and prospective student screening, Running Club will also not meet on February 17th. Let's pray for good weather and a return to Running Club for February 24th. Thank you for your understanding!
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Holy Family Spirit Night

Please make plans to visit Campisi's for Spirit Night next Thursday, February 18th. A portion of the proceeds will be given to Holy Family Catholic School. Campisi's is located at 6150 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Nolan Catholic High School Applications

Nolan Catholic High School is accepting online applications for current 8th grade students for the 2016-2017 school year. Applications are accessed through the school’s website at www.nolancatholichs.org. To arrange a tour, a shadow day experience or have any questions, please contact Lisa Griffith, Director of Enrollment Management at 817-395-0436, or email: lgriffith@nchstx.org.

Make Plans to Join Us for The Phantom of the Pot O' Gold: Phantom's Masquerade Ball

Less than 4 weeks and counting 'til POG! Starting this Wednesday, February 10th, a POG newsletter will be delivered via email. The newsletter will have information on donations, raffle, reservations, event sponsorship, live and silent auction items. Stay tuned for this special delivery!

If you have any questions about Pot O' Gold, please contact Lisa Phillips at mslisa2902@gmail.com or Melodi Thompson at Melodi-thompson@att.net.

Pot O' Gold Raffle Ticket Results - Week Four!

Congratulations to the 8th grade class for being the top selling class this week! Way to represent the middle school, 8th grade! The 8th grade sold a total of 12 books and 10 tickets.

Top individual sales for this week are:

1st Place:

Nicholas Velez

2nd Place:

Josh Matasso, Sophia Ordaz and Avery Gilbert

3rd Place:

Ryan Cussnick

Individual Sales List:

Thank you to all the students below who helped make this week's raffle sales a success:

Maddie Grace Wolff

Ellie Kriss

Josh Matasso

Arron Galdiano

Tuesday Hiett

Rose Morton

Presley Fulbright

Cooper Orand

Sophia Ordaz

Isabel Urso

Tyler Phillips

Eli Geater

Riley Geater

Jackson Thompson

Avery Gilbert

Griffin Kopp

Kate Morton

Daniel Neff

Nicholas Velez

Payton Thompson

Ryan Cussnick

Matthew Jones

Hunter Phillips

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Pot O' Gold Raffle Tickets

Raffle tickets must be turned in at 2:30pm each Friday to receive credit for the week sales. If you need more raffle tickets, please ask the front office. The price of the raffle tickets was left off all tickets. The price of each raffle ticket is $5 or a book of 6 for $25. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Diocese of Fort Worth Middle School Rally

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