Thank you so much to all parents and students for your assistance with the transition of some of our attendance procedures since the start of this school year.  As a reminder, all attendance is now tracked through the Library and overseen by Mrs. Bridget Frieden.  If students arrive tardy, but prior to 8am, they should proceed directly to their 1st period class.

All students are required to sign in and out at the Library desk if they are being called out of school or arriving late (anytime after 8am). If Mrs. Frieden has not heard from a parent or a doctor’s excuse is not provided when a student arrives during the school day, she will call the parent to make sure they are aware their student is arriving late.  You may call in, at 563-326-5313, and hit 1 for Attendance if you are reporting an absence, or if your student needs to be released for an appointment.  You may leave a voicemail there with your student’s name, date, and reason for being absent.  You may also communicate attendance issues via email to


If your student is leaving school early for any reason, please contact Mrs. Frieden to let her know, so when your student comes in, she knows they are to be leaving.  In order for a student absence to be considered excused, school policy requires a doctor’s note, a statement from a college for a college visit, or an internal communication that it is a school-approved event. Thank you for your help with our school attendance procedures!

Service Hours Opportunities

Please see below for some Service Hours opportunities:

  1. Volunteer to help in the Children’s Section for Festival of Trees.  Contact Mrs. Imborek at;  —
  2. Dan Bush needs two strong individuals to help carry and clear out a storage space.  May get service hours or $15/hr.  You may choose which one.  Please text Mr. Dan Bush with your name and grade at 563-340-5060 and let him know you’d like to help.

MVRBC – Blood Donations

On September 4, 2018 we held our first Blood Drive of the school year. We provided 31 donations for local hospitals.  Each whole blood donation can be processed into multiple blood components, so our blood drive provided up to 124 products for patients in need.

Thank you to all who gave blood to provide lifesaving products to hospitals throughout the region.

Adoration and Chaplet of Divine Mercy – Every Tuesday and Friday

Adoration – Everyone is welcome!

Adoration is held every Tuesday after the 7:10 AM chapel mass.

Please consider giving up a study hall or prep period during this time to spend with Jesus.

Anyone wishing to sign up for Adoration may now do so at the link below:


Chaplet of Divine Mercy – Everyone is welcome!

Reminder that the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

is said every Friday at 3:00 PM, the hour of mercy, in the chapel.

The chaplet usually takes less than 10 minutes

and is a great way to end the week!

Parent/Teacher Conferences -Thursday, October 4th – 3:30-7:00 PM

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, October 4th in the Cafeteria from 3:30-7:00 PM.  Parents can come to the Café during that time to meet with their students’ teachers. No appointment is necessary, as conferences are held on a drop-in basis. Individual meetings will be conducted every 5 minutes, as indicated by the bell system in the Café. Parents anticipating the need for more extensive communication with a particular instructor are encouraged to contact the teacher directly to set up an appointment outside of conferences.

Senior Parents – FASFA Information

Hello senior parents,

If your student is going to college next year, an important step in the process begins October 1. The first step of the financial aid process is to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA determines a student’s eligibility for Federal Pell Grants, and guarantees every student an opportunity for federal student loans. It is recommended that every student file the FAFSA form.

The FAFSA form becomes available on October 1st — which means you can file the FAFSA next week! Every college or university has its own deadline for the FAFSA — some as early as December 1st — so check out to find the priority dates for the schools your student is applying to.

This year senior families should use 2017 taxes to file the FAFSA for the 2018-19 school year. The FAFSA is solely based off of 2017 taxes, so you won’t have to update the FAFSA with 2018 taxes. Visit to file the form.

The extended timeline is beneficial to families because it will allow students to receive their financial aid award letters earlier in the spring semester. This will give students more time to make a final decision about where they want to go to school. Students may receive financial aid award letters as early as January or February, and they still have until May 1st to make their final decisions.

If you have questions about paying for college, or would like free help filing your FAFSA, the Iowa College Access Network offers free resources for college planning and financial aid. You can visit their website, to schedule an appointment, or call their toll free number, 877-272-4692 to talk to an advisor.

You can also visit a FAFSA Ready Iowa event which offers free assistance without an appointment. Visit to find a location near you.

Stay on top of the process, and file your FAFSA as soon as possible!