While the desks were empty . . .

. . . the students and staff were busy!

Happy Monday Morning!

In case you missed all of the fun this weekend, here is a quick recap of what Aquin students and staff were doing!

Friday Night Lights

In case you missed the opening of the varsity game on Friday night, we have it for you here. Included are a thank you from the DeMichele family, the NUIC creed, the prayer, the playing of the National Anthem by the Aquin Music Department and then . . . here come the Bulldogs!
are you ready for some football

#DomStrong Support Swells

Other items to note of what happened on Friday night . . .

♦ Orangeville 5th grade sent a packet of letters to Dominic to read before the game.
♦ East Dubuque players showed support on their helmets (as did Eastland players in Galena).
♦ The officials made a cash donation to #DomStrong before the game, purchased a wristband after the game and gave words of encouragement to Dom after the game
♦ Mark Hilby graciously donated all of his 50/50 winnings to Dominic's medical expense fund
♦ The Warrior coach came into the Bulldog post-game huddle to speak to Dominic
♦ Warrior fans and players purchased wristbands and attended the post-game huddle at Logan's

♦ and . . . the Bulldogs posted two tough wins on the field. Go Dawgs!

In all, over $1000 came in to the Dominic DeMichele Medical Expense Fund Friday Night during the game. And the support keeps growing.

More about Orangeville

Included with the packet of letters was a letter from their teacher, Ms. Chelsea Bordner. I was so touched by her words I just had to share. Very insightful--and very smart--students!
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#DomStrong Shirt Order #3 Arrived!

We will be sorting and delivering shirts this afternoon. As we ordered extras, we're hoping to fill all orders that we have received--even some that came in on Sunday. But--we may be a few short so we'll do our best. Order #4 will go out later today--and will be filled by Friday, the 26th!

Bulldogs Compete for a Cause!

On Saturday, our very own Mrs. Brubaker and Kendahl Schlueter participated with the IPF Team at a fundraiser competition. IPF was one of eighteen teams in the competition.

Way to go!

#DomStrong Caring Bridge Site Set-Up

And finally, over the weekend, Dominic's family established his Caring Bridge site. If you want to post a message or follow his journey, go here: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/domstrong?tb=g_fb