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Principal's Message

Welcome to Blessed Sacrament School, an Aquinas Catholic School, serving students in grades 3 through 6 and their families. We emphasize academic excellence within a framework of Catholic values. I truly feel that the Catholic school is a natural extension of the family to embrace faith as well as educational and social values. There is a true integration of faith knowledge, concepts, and dispositions into all of the academic areas. Students and staff share realistic faith experiences and practice the Catholic traditions to teach the deep and relevant history of the Church. Blessed Sacrament School offers a culture that fosters self-discipline and a sense of community. I believe that our school could make a difference for your student and your family! I would encourage you to take a look around our website and then call us at (608) 782-5564 to set up a meeting and school tour. 

 

Our elementary students benefit from the small classroom sizes and individualized instruction as they grow with our community of teachers and staff. We give special attention to developing the students’ reading, writing, and thinking skills. We recognize the importance of these abilities to help critically think, develop ideas, and to effectively communicate for a promising future both for our students

and for the communities they serve.  I have been fortunate enough to participate in Catholic education throughout my own educational journey.  I attended Winona Area Catholic Schools and graduated from Cotter High School. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, with a minor in Early Childhood Education, and my Masters in Educational Leadership from Viterbo University. Through this Masters program I also obtained Principal and Director of Instruction Licensures.  

I have been dedicated to the field of education for 14 years, 4 years in administration and 10 years of elementary teaching experience. I have worked with students ranging from 4k through grade 6 in a variety of roles, including classroom teacher, Title I Coordinator, Curriculum Director, and Elementary School Principal. Most importantly, I bring a belief that students are at the center of all school-related decisions. I am thrilled to bring my skills as an educational leader to Blessed Sacrament Elementary School and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure our students' success.

  

I view education as a life-long process and expect that I will continue to learn much about the exceptional oneness of Blessed Sacrament School this year and in the years to come. I am excited to unite my experience, my willingness to learn, and my child-centered approach to support our students. Relationships between families and the school are vital to the success of our students. If you have any questions or concerns, I’m more than happy to help in any way.

Our Vision

Aquinas Catholic Schools, through its vibrant Catholic tradition, aspires to be the premier educational choice, empowering students to fulfill their God-given potential for the betterment of all.

Our Mission

Aquinas Catholic Schools is a Christ-centered family 

devoted to nurturing students of all faiths through educational excellence in its vibrant Catholic tradition.

In Partnership,

Mrs. Kate Moll
Principal
Blessed Sacrament 
Elementary School

Educational Background
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Early
Childhood Education from Viterbo University
Master of Arts Educational Leadership from Viterbo University

Educational Experience
1st year with Aquinas Catholic Schools
14 years of total education experience

(10 Teaching, 4 Admin) 

 
 

OUR HISTORY

Bishop Alexander McGavik announced the establishment of Blessed Sacrament Parish in June, 1937. Its first pastor was Monsignor Victor Plecity who was overseer of the building of a church-school combination building. The first floor of this building served as a temporary church, while the classrooms were occupied by 261 students. The first graduating class of Blessed Sacrament School was comprised of 30 students in June, 1939. The school was originally staffed by eight Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration from St. Rose Convent for grades 1-8. The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration served Blessed Sacrament School until May, 1990.

An addition was built to Blessed Sacrament school in 1955 making the total number of classrooms 13. In 1967, the second addition to the school building brought new offices, a faculty room, three more classrooms, a library, and a gymnasium/auditorium. The last major remodeling of the building occurred in 1995 when a Library/Media Center, General Music, and Phy. Ed. office was constructed.

A half-day kindergarten program was added to the offerings at Blessed Sacrament School in 1985. In August 1992, the Catholic parishes of La Crosse, under the direction of Bishop John Paul joined together to open Aquinas Middle School to serve seventh and eighth grade students from the greater La Crosse area. Blessed Sacrament School would now house students in grades kindergarten through six. A full day, everyday kindergarten program was started at the school in 1993. In 2003, Blessed Sacrament School added a four year old kindergarten program to its offerings. 

January 1999 brought the announcement from Bishop Raymond Burke of the formation of Aquinas Catholic Schools to begin in August of 2000. Fourteen cooperating Catholic parishes of the area would work together to support and govern Aquinas Catholic Schools. St. Thomas More Parish School was closed with this announcement. In June of 2002, Holy Trinity School closed. After much consultation, February 2005 brought the announcement of a major change in the configuration of Aquinas Catholic Schools by Diocesan Administrator, Msgr. Richard Gilles. In the city of La Crosse, families choosing Aquinas Catholic Schools would for the 2005-06 school year enroll students, 4K through grade 2, at Cathedral School and students in grades 3-6 at Blessed Sacrament School. The decision included the closing of Mary, Mother of the Church School and St. James School. These difficult decisions have brought financial stability to Aquinas Catholic Schools. The fourteen Catholic parishes supporting Aquinas Catholic Schools and Bishop Jerome Listecki (installed in March 2005) believe in the mission of Catholic education and are poised to continue to insure the availability of Catholic education for the generations to come.

 
 

WHY BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL?

  • A natural extension of the family to embrace faith, educational, and social values.

  • Realistic faith experiences.

  • Practice of Catholic traditions and rituals to teach the deep and relevant history of the Church.

  • Recognition that our faith provides the foundation for all learning.

  • A “safe harbor” for children in transition.

  • Social justice teachings and experiences to form strong citizenship.

  • Fostering of self-discipline. Quality and diverse curricular offerings.

  • True integration of faith knowledge, concepts, and dispositions into all academic areas.

  • Atmosphere enhanced by a top quality, certified, Christ- centered staff!

 
 

OUR GOD CHILD

Each year the students at Blessed Sacrament raise $1000 through Jeans Day donations and other activities to sponsor a child at the Diocese sponsored orphanage at Casa Hogar, Peru.

Our child this year is Maria.  María Fernanda, also known as MaFer, was born on November 24th of 2010 and is 8 years old. She came to live at Casa Hogar this February, 2015 and is part of the Rosario Family (Our Lady of the Rosary) along with her sister, Paula. She says she’s scared of ducks but loves cats. Her favorite food is soup with beans and she loves to play Playgos and on the scooter. When she grows up she wants to be a doctor.  MaFer is currently in kindergarten. She’s a very sweet young girl and has really bonded with an older member of the Rosario family, Daniela. She is still getting used to living at Casa Hogar and is a great addition to the family.  

Look to your family folder for opportunities to help MaFer!