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The Holy Rosary opens for Catholic Schools Week – Daily Democrat

The principal of the Holy Rosary, Bob Bachmeier, was dressed in a suit and tie as he greeted visitors to the school on Sunday afternoon as he helped kick off Catholic Schools Week.

The classrooms were open as students and prospective students had the opportunity to look around and see what the students and teachers were doing.

For teacher Lori Tamayo, who currently teaches in grades five and six – and has also taught pre-algebra and science in grades five through eighth – this was an opportunity to show off the work her students have done. concerning the solar system.

Sunday’s open house was just an introduction to Monday’s “free dress” day for students, where they will also have the opportunity to design a new logo for the school.

Other events planned include those “celebrating the city and the nation” on Tuesday, where students will dress in patriotic colors. Local officials should also make classroom presentations throughout the day.

On Wednesday there will be a “vocations panel”, as well as an “activity of consecrated life” and a book fair. Other book fairs are scheduled for Thursday and Friday.

Thursday will feature the activities of teachers and staff in the morning, then students will create community banners.

Friday will focus on “celebrating families” with visits from grandparents as well as a breakfast provided by the Knights of Columbus.

The school is under the direction of Bachmeier, who became director on July 1, 2018.

Bachmeier is a former teacher at Holy Rosary, having taught all subjects in grades 4, 5 and 8 as well as math and science in grades 6 and 7 at various times from 1998 to 2013, primary at Holy Rosary – although he took a hiatus and spent a year at Our Lady of Grace in West Sacramento.

Bachmeier began his work in education after obtaining his teaching degrees in California K-12 CLAD and Industrial and Technology Education, then taught for seven years, but still returned to Holy Rosary.

He and his wife Tracy have been active members of Holy Rosary Ward since arriving in Woodland in 1998 and his son Michael and daughter Tina are both graduates of Holy Rosary School.

Teacher Lori Tamayo chats with her fifth and sixth grade class on Sunday at Holy Rosary School. JIM SMITH-DAILY DEMOCRAT

On Saturday March 23, the school celebrates its 132nd anniversary with its annual “Fleur de Lis” dinner and auction.

Holy Rosary is the oldest Catholic school in Yolo County and the third oldest in the Sacramento area, having been established in 1886 by the Holy Cross Sisters of South Bend, Indiana.

Known in the 1880s as Holy Rosary Academy, the school was located on Main Street in a three-story Victorian-style structure and has become one of the best-known educational landmarks in north-central California. This building was destroyed in October 1952 by fire.

The new school, now at 505 California St., took its place and was renamed Holy Rosary Parish School.

Holy Rosary School welcomes students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 in transition and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools Colleges and the Western Catholic Educational Association.