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Catholic Schools Week

Sacred Heart and Pope John Paul II celebrated Catholic Schools Week with Open Houses to show off what they have to offer.

At Sacred Heart on Saturday, an event was open to the public starting with a 4 p.m. mass including students in uniform.

“We are giving tours of the school and then having a French and Polish Café,” said Sacred Heart Principal Kathy Muller. “Each kid has brought a dish and will speak in French to patrons as it is offered.

Over 400 people were in attendance as food, raffle prizes and song were part of the program.

“It’s a chance for the Sacred Heart School family to get to show off all the good things that go on here,” said Sister Janice. “We have 215 students from Pre-K to 8th grade.”

Pope John Paul II School had Open Houses on Saturday and Wednesday for students from Pre-K to grade 4.

Tours included Science Fair exhibits and refreshments were served.

“At Pope John Paul II School special focus is placed on the academic achievements of the students and the role of Catholic Schools as a part of the educational fabric. This past year we had 46% membership in the Junior Honor Society and classes showed consistent improvement on standardized tests. Our Middle School teachers focus on strengthening problem solving skills by using project based learning with a heavy emphasis on 21st Century abilities,” said the school in a press release.

Information on Pope John Paul II School can be found on the school’s website –, or by calling the school at 860-225-4275.

Information on Sacred Heart School is available at 860-229-7663 or