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First Grade

Sponsored By: Dennis & Vicki Pastor

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Mrs. Holthaus

Mrs. Holthaus received her Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education (with an endorsement in Science) from the University of Illinois in Springfield. She started teaching at SHS in 1999 and has had over 20 years of First Graders!

 

She has 5 children, 3 step children and 13 grandchildren (which includes several “bonus” grandchildren). Her children attended SHS and now several grandchildren do. Mrs. Holthaus loves teaching because every day she can make a difference in a child’s life and inspire them to strive to do their best.

 

It is amazing to see what former students of hers have accomplished over the years. Out of school Mrs. Holthaus enjoys gardening, taking care of her grandchildren, and her special needs daughter. She believes SHS is wonderful place to learn and grow in academics and faith!

Recent Class News

A BIG THANK you to Dennis and Vicki Pastor for adopting the 2021-22 First Grade Class! It will help to buy the little extras for our class!

The 11 First Graders are having a great start to the year!

On March 21, the SHS 1st Graders helped celebrate World Down Syndrome Day with Mrs. Holthaus's Hannah by ROCKING CRAZY SOCKS!

On March 21, the SHS 1st Graders helped celebrate World Down Syndrome Day with Mrs. Holthaus's Hannah by ROCKING CRAZY SOCKS!

Snowmen Christmas gifts for our parents so they can remember how tall we were in 1st grade!

December Dress Down Day (red/green or ugly Christmas sweater)

The 1st Grade learning about Veteran’s Day and our turkeys with what we are thankful for.

2021-2022 First Grade

Firefighter Anderson and Firefighter Christer talking to the students about fire safety!

A visit from our Fire Department and a ride on the fire truck!

Celebrating All Saints Day and learning about different Saints.