Holy Name celebrates National Catholic Schools Week in Sheridan

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — This week, students at Holy Hame Catholic School have been celebrating National Catholic School Week with basketball, a canned food drive, a visit to Sugarland Ridge, a community lunch and more. Today, the seventh- and eighth-grade students faced their teachers in a friendly game of hoops. National Catholic Schools week 2016 is Jan. 31-Feb. 7, and the annual celebration highlights the contributions of Catholic schools in Wyoming and around the country. “An environment is created in our Catholic schools designed to enrich each student and teach to the whole child: academically, physically, emotionally, and most of all, spiritually,” said Bishop Paul Etienne of Cheyenne. Holy Name Catholic School is the second oldest Catholic school in Wyoming. This week, the school is emphasizing its contributions to the Sheridan community with various events, several of which are free and open to the public. The canned food drive began Sunday, and all food will be donated to the local food bank. Tomorrow, the students will attend a movie at the Centennial Theater and the boys basketball team will play Big Horn at 6 p.m. Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, the boys JV basketball tournament will be at home. On Sunday, the public is invited to the Knights Shoot Out basketball competition in the school gym at 1 p.m. *Feature photo: Holy Name teachers v. students game today. / Pitchengine Communities* #dally #news