McDonell Area Catholic Schools

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Committed to the formation of community, academic excellence and the spiritual and physical well-being of each student in the Spirit of Jesus Christ.

Volunteer Opportunities

Sign up today to Volunteer at MACS!
Please sign up for 2013-2014 School Year - here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this botton above to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your date and spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Infinite Campus Portal

Updating Infinite Campus
New phone number or mailing address? Did you know you can change and update your contact information in Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Click here for directions.

Lunch account Balance

Due to upgrades to the Wordware lunch account software your 2013-14 lunch account will need to be reactivated before you can use it. Click here for instructions.


Questions? Call Central Office 715.723.0538

• 13-14 School Calendar

• 14-15 School Calendar
14-15 Education Alliance and Enrollment Contract
and Enrollment Guide
• Daily Announcements -McD
• Daily Announcements -ND
Course Booklet - McD rev 03.07.13
Guidance Counselor information- McD
• Homework Help link
• Library | Media News
• MACS Home and School Association
• MACS Music Boosters
McDonell Athletic Booster Club
Notre Dame Athletic Association

Student Ambassadors
• Volunteer Handbook

MACS Family Newsletters
May Family Newsletter
April Family Newsletter
March Family Newsletter
• February Family Newsletter
• January Family Newsletter
• December Family Newsletter

November Newsletter
October Newsletter

Healthy Families
• Benefits of Breakfast
• Food Buying Guide

• Teaching the Way of Love
• Middle School - Career Activities for Parents and Students
• College Information - Junior and Seniors
Precollege programs U of W system

• 14-15 McDonell Area Catholic School's Enrollment Guide
•Education Alliance Agreement Form and the Enrollment Contract.
• Volunteer Form
• FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment apply online here

Safe Environment forms

• Verification of Safe Environment Training
• Basic Criminal Background
• Confidential Questionnaire

Basic Criminal Background
• Diocese of La Crosse Safe Environment
• Video - Please watch this video
• Child Sexual Abuse Policy and Procedures (Green Book)
• Sexual Misconduct (Red Book)

Childcare and Superkids enrollment. Childcare number is 715.723.2161 forms on main menu bar above.

MACS Uniform and dress code
Uniform clothing wear can be found in the Central Office. Not all sizes are available on inventory. We will order once a month or once we have 12 items to order.

Order Form
Flyer of Mack wear

MACS Fundraisers

MACS Annual Giving Fund

November 10 is Spaghetti Spectacular See classroom basket photos by clicking here

Mardi Gras Tickets sold here Purchase your Mardi Gras tickets by clicking here! Purchase your Mardi Gras tickets by clicking here!

What do we save for our schools?

turn them in at any school
Box Tops for Education - Elementary Schools
Empty Ink Cartridges - Technology
Campbell's Labels - St. Charles Borromeo Primary
Gordy's Receipts - Notre Dame Athletics | Sew and Sow Club
Kwik Trip Moola - Notre Dame Middle School
Pop Can Tabs (Ronald McDonell House)

Are you a Volunteer?
Before you start volunteering with the schools please check with Barb Gale, administrative assistant in the MACS Central Office, at 715.723.0538 ext. 307 to see if all of your Safe Environment forms are on file. Diocesan policy requires background checks completed prior to participation.

What is the Volunteer Hours Form and why is it important?
 Chippewa Area Catholic School families are encouraged
to volunteer 30 hours or more each year because the benefits are HUGE for our children. Not only do our after school activities survive on volunteers, but our daily volunteers extend the hours our libraries and computer labs to be open for research and knowledge growth.
Third Source Income
 Part of the third source income for our schools comes from grants. For grant writing purposes each volunteer hour is worth $12.50 for our schools.
So it is VERY important that your volunteered hours are recorded and turned in. Please submit your hours quarterly to any school administrative assistant or Barb Gale in the Central Office.
Thank you for volunteering!

Volunteer Opportunities

MACS Music Boosters - grades K - 12
MACS Home and School Association - grades K - 12
McDonell Athletic Booster Club
- grades 9 - 12
Notre Dame Athletic Association - grades 5 - 8


Thank you to the faculty and staff who have retired after the 2013-14 school year.
View here

MACS Summer Activities
Click here
• Mrs. Nehring's World of Readers
• Middle School Math projects
• Suggested reading lists
• Teacher's favorite books

MACS Socrates Summer Camps deadline June 3rd
We are once again holding summer camp for students of all ages at St. Charles School.
Civility Camp Grades 3-5
Band Lessons - all grades
The Write Stuff - Grades 2-4
Etiquette, Please - Grades K-2
Click here for descriptions and regisration form

Totus Tuus
- July 13-18
St. Charles Parish is hosting Totus Tuus Grades 1-6 and 7-12. Contact Deacon Kinnick for registration

"Legalities of Facebook"
Tuesday, June 3 at Camilles (Hwy 53 bypass Melby Rd) - 6:30 p.m.
Free presentation by Beverly Wickstrom, Attorney
Sponsored by the Chippewa Valley Division of WI Association of LPNs
Any questions call 715.723.9089

Camp Walbi (ages 10-14) August 3-15 See brochure here
This camp is in partnership with YMCA Camp Manitou and Mayo Clinic Health System. This twelve-day camp provides a positive environment where overweight campers will be active, eat well, and learn skills to live a healthy lifestyle.

2014-15 MACS President
Jeff Heinzen
Jeffrey Heinzen, Director of Marriage and Family Life with the La Crosse Diocese has accepted the position as MACS President beginning July, 1, 2014 view press release

Mobile Device Portal Setup
Parents/Guardians with a mobile device:

Infinite Campus has released a new app for the parent portal. Campus Mobile Portal will give you real time information on your son or daughter enrolled in the McDonell Area Catholic Schools. You will get access and notification sent to you regarding, assignments, attendance, grades and schedule changes. You can download the app at the iTunes app store (use this link) or through Google Play.

The school district ID for this download is GBKXLN. This information is also available on your parent portal account, as are more directions on the set up. If you have any questions, you may contact the central office 715.723.0538.

Contact Us | Holy Ghost | Notre Dame Parish | St. Charles Borromeo Parish | Diocese of La Crosse | Links

Copyright 2013• McDONELL AREA CATHOLIC SCHOOLS • 1316 Bel Air Boulevard • Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729
Tel 715.723.0538 • Fax 715.723.1501


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