On October 1st, Andrean football honored veterans during a home game with various special services throughout the event. The game marked the beginning of our service project for October, where we will continue to honor veterans.
The Andrean Theology department has partnered with Veterans Affairs, a group that helps homeless Veterans by providing household goods. Often, vets are placed in housing even though they lack the essential household items needed. We will be hosting a drive for this cause and collecting housewear items. The drive will begin October 1st and end October 29th, 2021. Items that can be donated include:
- trash can
- dish cloths/dish towels sponge
- dish rack
- broom/dust pan
- salt and pepper set plastic cups/glassware set cooking utensils
- dish soap
- plastic food containers
- shower liner and rings
- bath towels and washcloths
- trash can
- toilet brush
- toothbrush holder
- toilet bowl brush
- full size sheet sets
- toilet paper
- paper towels
- laundry detergent
- dish soap
- window cleaner
- toilet bowl cleaner
- general-purpose cleaners
- garbage bags
- laundry basket
- basic tool set
- aluminum foil/plastic wrap
New items are preferred. However, we will accept used items in good condition. Donations from students can be dropped off in Theology class and parents or alumni can make donations in the main office.
For any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get to know Mr. Lundquist! He teaches Theology and Scriptures here at Andrean and has a passion for encouraging students to consider different perspectives in the classroom. Not every Theology teacher can say he has seen the Pope.
Q: What is your favorite class to teach?
A: My favorite class to teach now is the same one I begged my principal my first year to not teach at all: Scriptures. At the time, I felt like I only had a basic understanding of scripture, but with each unit, I was pushed to dig deeper into the context and find new unique perspectives that could push students to think harder whether they had 8 years of Catholic education or were just taking their first religion class.
Q: Who inspires you?
A: If you haven’t binged Ted Lasso yet, stop reading and sign up for a free trial of AppleTV right now. The fictional Ted Lasso inspires me with his clever wit, ability to make everyone feel like they belong, and talent for finding potential in whoever he works with. Here is my favorite Ted Lasso quote: “ takin’ on a challenge is a lot like ridin’ a horse. If you’re comfortable while you’re doin’ it, you’re probably doin’ it wrong.”
Q: Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies?
A: Drawing, Painting, and Woodworking
Q: Why are you in education?
A: To help widen students' perspectives, especially about topics they may have already made their minds up on. Doing this in a religious classroom, where students come from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and faith communities, it is incredibly important to create a space where each student can feel like they belong.
Q: What do you love most about Andrean?
A: The thing I love most about Andrean is the supportive faculty who have helped me navigate all my questions heading into a new teaching environment.
Q: What is your biggest fear?
A: Getting to school and realizing I have no lesson for the day!
Q: Tell us your favorite teaching moment.
A: At my previous school I was in charge of a social justice club that took on the issue of sexism and sexual harassment. It culminated in a student-driven lesson, several collections for local organizations, and ultimately our work earned us an invitation to a Global Summit where students from around the world shared their own projects in Rome. Oh, and we got to see the Pope too.
The students at Andrean work for justice through acts of kindness based on the seven themes of Catholic social teaching. In past years, each student was required to complete 20 hours of service which would go towards their grade in Theology. This year we have changed the community service requirement so students can select their method of participation. Each month a list of opportunities will be available to hand-select for their Theology grade.
The theme of this year's service program is The Principles of Catholic Teaching. For September we will be focusing on Rights and Responsibilities.
During September, we are holding a school supply drive for our neighbors at Longfellow Elementary School. Longfellow is currently in need of items for some of their students. The wish list includes:
- Any school supplies
- Books (new and used)
- Clothes and Coats (new and used)
- athletic equipment (new or used)
Current students can drop off donations in Theology class. Parents or alumni can make donations in the Main Office. For questions or more information on how to participate in our drive, contact email@example.com.
Bringing Justice Through Kindness
Micah 6:8 What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.
Niner News September 6th - September 11th, 2021
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Monday, September 6th
No School - Labor Day
Tuesday, September 7th R Schedule
Dress down theme day: Jerseys (athletics)
Wednesday, September 8th L Schedule
Dress down theme day: Holidays (holiday clothing or colors)
Thursday, September 9th R Schedule
Dress down theme day: Monochrome (completely dressed in one color)
Friday, September 10th P Schedule
Dress down theme day: Neon (Same theme as the homecoming dance)
- 7:00 PM Varsity Football at Andrean High School
Saturday, September 11th
Homecoming dance (theme is neon)
School lunches for this week can be found on the website here.
Athletic events for this week can be found here on the athletic page here. You can also check the Event Link App.
Tickets to home games, for any sport, can be purchased on Ticket Spicket. If you are looking for tickets to an away game, contact the school for ticketing information.