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Viking nation celebrates Christmas


Special to The Press

The last week of school before Christmas break was filled with festivities for Central Catholic students. Dec. 20, 2022 was a Christmas pajama day, Dec. 21, 2022 was a red/green dress down day and Dec. 22, 2022 was an ugly Christmas sweater day. On Dec. 22, 2022, the day finished with a Christmas Extravaganza, which featured trivia questions, relay races, prizes and performances from the jazz band and dance team. School was closed Dec. 23, 2022 to Jan. 2, with students reporting back Jan. 3.

The second quarter is quickly coming to an end, concluding the first semester as well. There is no school Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Semester 1 exams will be held Jan. 17-20. Periods 1 and 2 exams will be Jan. 17, Periods 7 and 8 will be Jan. 18, Periods 3 and 4 will be Jan. 19 and Periods 5 and 6 will be Jan. 20. Exam periods are 75 minutes each, adhering to an A-Day schedule. Students will have a 20-minute break between exam periods and may bring a snack if they like. Students will be dismissed 11:30 a.m. on all exam days.

Students who do not have an exam do not need to be in school during that time.

If students must take a bus, there will be a specific area in school for them to wait. If students do not have a Period 1 exam, they must be in their Period 2 exam room by 10 a.m. or they will be marked late. If students arrive at school before 9:55 a.m., they must go to the cafeteria for silent studying. If students do not have an exam scheduled for Period 2, they are permitted to leave after their first exam period is over.

Mrs. Zellner-Reily and Mrs. Rolston will hold a “How to Study for Semester One Exams” presentation 3-4 p.m. Jan. 10. The presentation will be in Room 102 and all students are welcome to attend. Happy studying!

Students can earn a dress down day Jan. 6 if they bring in a gift card, which will be donated to Viking Fest 2023. Any value amount is accepted and gift cards may be for restaurants, stores or services. Give your donation, in an envelope, to your homeroom teacher, with your name and room number, attention: “Viking Fest - Casual For A Cause.” A casual spirit day is also scheduled Jan. 13 for any student that donated to the NHS Toy Drive in December 2022.

Viking and Vikette winter athletes are hard at work, including the girls and boys basketball teams that competed in tournaments over Christmas break.

For the first year, ACCHS is participating in a cooperative wrestling sponsorship hosted by Salisbury High School. The ACCHS Wrestling Team will host a match in Rockne Hall Jan. 18 versus Notre Dame Green Pond. The junior high team will compete 6 p.m. and varsity 7 p.m. All partner school students are encouraged to come and meet the wrestlers. There is an adult admission fee, with children and students admitted free.

Longtime basketball coach Mike Kopp will be recognized 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24. Kopp’s signature has been placed on Rockne’s court, commemorating his years as coach, administrator and teacher. The new floor will be dedicated in a ceremony before the girls varsity basketball game against Parkland.

PRESS PHOTOS BY CATHERINE RAYNOCK The boys basketball team passes the ball in the boys tournament in Rockne Hall.
The Vikings attempt to score against La Academia Dec. 28, 2022.
Senior Madi Szoke shoots a foul shot against Notre Dame Green Pond Dec. 28, 2022.
Junior guard Molly Driscoll looks to pass in a Christmas basketball tournament in Rockne Hall Dec. 28, 2022.