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Holy Name School News

There’s always something interesting happening at Holy Name School. On this page, we’ll post details about upcoming events, past activities, school awards, and much more—so bookmark this page and check back often!

Statement from Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha on Racism

The past week in our country has been trying, disturbing, and difficult. We shared understandable concern and anxiety as we took the first steps toward a reopening of our pandemic-shuttered society. We rejoiced with the reopening of our churches. At the same time, we have been shocked and shaken as we witnessed in horror the senseless killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the national protest that followed. In its aftermath, we have seen understandable outrage expressed by so many people, renewed questions of racism, and at times hate and anger that has led to violence and destruction.

We invite you to read the rest of this statement from Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha in full.

Wardell Scholarship Application

The Dr. Patricia M. Wardell Scholarship was established in 2019. Dr. Wardell worked over 50 years in the field of education, serving the last 14 years of her career as Principal of Holy Name School. During this time, she was constantly devoted to ensuring the school was centered on Jesus Christ and the students attained academic excellence rooted in Catholic values, with a commitment to helping others.

In her honor, the Dr. Patricia M. Wardell Scholarship is awarded each year to a rising middle school student, to be applied to tuition for the forthcoming school year. Applicants will submit a brief essay on “How has Holy Name School helped with your faith and how do you show your faith by helping others?” A committee will conduct a blind-review of essays to determine the recipient.

For more information on requirements, the amount received, and the deadline, please view the Wardell scholarship application flyer.

Dr. Wardell Prayer Card

On February 11 we sent home a prayer card for Dr. Wardell to all families. We realize that not everyone had the opportunity to get one and we wanted to be sure that everyone has one. She was a fantastic leader for our school and role model for our students. Please feel free to send in a donation to the scholarship fund we set up in Dr. Wardell’s memory. There is no better way to honor her legacy than to donate to the fund that will help less fortunate children enjoy our school. Please make checks payable to the Dr. Wardell Scholarship Fund. You may also view and print off the prayer card by viewing this flyer.

New School Policies

Fifth through eighth-grade students, Mr. Flanagan has kindly agreed to authorize a couple of changes in the school protocol.

First, is a modification to the phone rule. Students are now allowed to use their phones when they get to school, however, all phones need to be in the office by the time morning prayer begins. Students may use their phones again after the school day has ended, except for those going to homework club. Secondly, students in grades fifth through eighth are now allowed to wear nail polish.

These generous changes made by Mr. Flanagan go into effect on February 5. Please see the new student policies flyer for additional information.

Attention Middle Schoolers

Mr. Flanagan is allowing all middle school students to use a regular backpack to carry books and learning materials between classes. Please note, rolling bags and drawstring bags are not allowed. Please see our backpack flyer. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

FACE Scholarship Applications

The Foundation to Advance Catholic Education (FACE) raises money for scholarships to assist with the costs of Catholic education. FACE uses the FACTS system to determine financial need so that each situation can be fairly assessed for a scholarship opportunity. We work very closely with every Catholic school in the Diocese of Fall River to help make a Catholic education a reality. For more information, on application eligibility, as well as how to apply, please view the FACE scholarship flyer.

First-Trimester Honor Roll

We are proud to share our first-trimester honor roll recipients. To make the honor roll takes hard work. Please share our excitement and congratulate the students who earned this recognition! View our first-trimester honor roll list.

Club Hope

Club Hope is a community service club offered to our Holy Name middle school students, grades five through eight. Mrs. Dawn Moniz and Mrs. Sandy Yetman lead this group. Its mission is to bring awareness to the needs in our community, develop skills, and encourage teamwork while emphasizing compassion, sympathy, respect, and responsibility in an upbeat and positive environment. Our main focus is the homeless in our community. 

The club will be meeting on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. for 11 weeks starting January 8. Our core project will be packing lunches but there are several other projects planned. Club Hope will be packing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Please consider this when signing up. We have an 18 member limit. If your child/children have an interest, do not delay returning the Club Hope permission slip. Fill it in completely and return it to the school sealed in an envelope with “Club Hope” written on the outside.

Parent Ambassador Program

Holy Name School is establishing a parent ambassador program! 

  • Are you passionate about Holy Name School?
  • Would you like to help advance the school's mission?
  • Are you comfortable reaching out to families to grow enrollment?

If you answered yes to the above questions, email Jana McHenry, director of advancement/alumni, to learn more! You may also view our Parent Ambassador Program flyer for more information.

Flu Information

Influenza (the flu) is an infection of the nose, throat, and lungs caused by influenza viruses that are constantly changing. Flu causes illness, hospital stays, and deaths in the United States each year. Flu can be very dangerous for children. Each year about 20,000 children younger than five years old are hospitalized from flu complications, like pneumonia. Please see below for more information on the flu.