May 10 - 16 , 2024



Welcome Andie Higgins

Retiring Staff Celebration Open House

Open Positions at Regina

Hello Dolly! Receives IHSMTA Awards

Register for Regina Summer Camp

Regina Mom's Prayer Group

Booster Soccer Playoff Volunteers

PISA Parade of Homes Volunteers

School Level Updates

Early Childhood Center

Elementary School

Jr/Sr High School

Looking Ahead

Calendar of Events


Quick Links to what you need!

How to add funds to Lunch Accounts


7th - 12th Activities Registration

Athletic Passes

Lands' End Uniforms

Used Uniforms - Facebook Group

Regal Rewards (Scrip)

Spring Activities Volunteer Sign-Up

Parish Websites & Programs

Lunch Menu

Monday -Corn Dog Bites, Bold Baked Beans, Fruit

Tuesday - Chicken Quesadilla Pizza, Romaine Salad, Fruit

Wednesday - Turkey Deli Sandwich, Fresh Red Pepper Strips, Baked Chips, Fruit

Thursday - Meat Sauce with Bowtie Pasta, Green Beans, Garlic Toast, Fruit

Friday - Trix Yogurt (K-5), Cheese Omelet (6-12), French Toast Sticks, Hash Brown Patty, 100% Juice

Weekly Rosary

Come join us each Wednesday morning at 7:30 AM in the Regina Chapel or online to pray the rosary. Click HERE for the Google Meet Link.

Regina Families,

Next week marks the last week in high school for the Regina Class of 2024. These 52 graduates will be moving beyond the walls of Regina. They have provided leadership and served as role models to over 900 Regals while paving their own journey as seniors. We are incredibly proud of the work they have done, the ways in which they have prayed and served, and the relationships they have built. We also know that they are ready to move on beyond Regina and make an impact on the world in their next endeavors! Their stories are forever woven into the fabric of Regina and, like those who have gone before them, they are and forever will be a part of the Regina Regals.

To our seniors, we are proud of you, we will continue to pray for you and we know, Class of 2024, it is now time for you to go. To go light the world. To go make a difference!

In Christ,

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Welcome Andie Higgins

New Regina Jr/Sr High Receptionist

Please join us in giving a big welcome to our new Jr/Sr High Receptionist, Mrs. Andie Higgins!

Andie started her position with Regina this week. She lives in North Liberty with her husband Corey and their two sons (who both attend Regina) Cole -7th grade and Cam -6th grade; and their German Shorthair Pointer named G. When not at work Andie likes being an avid hockey mom cheering on her sons who play on the Junior Heartlanders.

We are happy to have her as part of our staff team and the Regina Family!


Celebration of Service

Open House for Retiring Regina Staff

Regina has four long-time staff members who are retiring at the end of this school year. Together they have given 95 years of service to Regina!

Mrs. Carolyn Brandt - 21 years

Director of Religious Education

Michelle Harnery - 26 years

Elementary Office Associate

Mrs. Gail Hensch - 24 years

Elementary Teacher

Mrs. Joan Ochoa - 24 years

Elementary Teacher

Regina families and friends are invited to join us as we celebrate these outstanding staff member at a drop in event on Thursday, May 16th, from 3 - 5:30 pm in the Regina Cafeteria. Light refreshments will be served. No rsvp needed.


Current Regina Open Positions

  • 2nd Grade Teacher
  • Director of Catechesis
  • Early Childhood Lead Teacher

Visit for more information on these positions and how to apply.

Regina Coaching Openings

We're looking for passionate and committed coaches to join our ranks.

  • Head Varsity Wrestling
  • Varsity Football Defensive Coordinator
  • Head Junior High Softball
  • Head JV/ASST Varsity Softball
  • Junior High Cross Country
  • 7th Grade Volleyball
  • 8th Grade Volleyball

Please send coaching application materials or questions directly to Activities Director Taylor Hotek at


Hello Dolly! Receives IHSMTA Awards

Regina High School has been recognized with the following awards and honors for their February 2024 production Hello Dolly! as part of the 2024 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards (IHSMTA), presented by EMC Insurance Companies:


Production Award

Distinguished Scene “Hello, Dolly!”

Student Award

Outstanding Performance in a Principal Role – Beth Poe as “Dolly”

Special Recognition

Special Recognition for Performance in a Principal Role – Melia Pursley as "Mrs. Malloy”


A year-end Awards Showcase, produced by Des Moines Performing Arts as the culmination of a year-long education initiative, will be held at the Des Moines Civic Center on Thursday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. and will recognize a total of 102 schools from across the entire state.


Sophomore Evan Schemmel will represent Regina High School by performing in a collaborative inter-school medley led by a guest Broadway music director and choreographer.

Tickets to the Showcase, which start at $15, will go on sale on Friday, May 17, 2024 at 10 AM at, the Des Moines Civic Center Ticket Office, and by phone at 515-246-2300.

The Awards Showcase will be live-streamed at as part of a collaboration with Iowa PBS. Iowa PBS will also broadcast a highlights special of the event later this summer on dates to be announced.


Regina Summer Camps

There is no place like Summer Camp to build friendships that last a lifetime, create memories to look back on, and learn skills to keep forever!

Regina Summer Activity Camps are still accepting registrations. To view camp dates and times and to sign up online click HERE.

Registration for various on-site camps for students going into grades K-12 are offered for baseball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, strength & conditioning, track, football and art. JH Dance Camp was just recently added! More camps may be added at a later date.

Questions? Contact Carolyn Sueppel in the Activities Office at


Regina Moms' Prayer & Fellowship Group

The Regina Moms' Prayer & Fellowship Group will meet on Tuesday, May 14th after morning drop off, at the home of Sofia Livorsi--330 Post Road, just around the corner from Regina.

Join the group after you drop off your kids (but no earlier than 8:10 please) for coffee, conversation, Scripture, and praying together for our school community. Newcomers are always welcome and this is a great way to meet other Regina moms!

No need to RSVP unless you're considering bringing younger kids. It usually works best with 3-5 year olds who can play independently in a nearby room (toys can be made available).

Questions? Contact Sofia at, or 317-447-1448.


Booster Club Needs Volunteers For Soccer Playoffs

Volunteers are needed for Soccer playoffs! Please see the Signup Genius for the volunteer opportunities that are available: Click HERE

Questions? Please contact Hilary Wilkin at


PISA Needs Volunteers for Parade of Homes

Volunteers are needed to help staff the welcome table at a home for the Parade of Homes event. PISA participates in this event each year and then Parade of Homes contributes a donation to Regina PISA to benefit students participating in Arts. Click HERE to sign up for a shift - multiple days and times are available.

During the event, volunteers will be selling and punching tickets while visitors tour the house. Our volunteer location is at 4017 Unbridled Ave in Iowa City. This is a great opportunity to see the beautiful new house! You might be stationed outside, sometimes under a tent or in the garage. Each shift requires two volunteers, one of whom can be a youth, but the other must be an adult. Jr/Sr High students can earn Silver Cord hours for their participation and adults can earn school stewardship time. Thank you for considering volunteering with us!

Questions? Contact PISA Volunteer Coordinator, Donna Santillan at




In the ECC we are attempting to slow down time and enjoy all the little moments filled with laughter and joy as the end of the year is fast approaching! It has been fun enjoying the beautiful weather.

National Teacher Appreciation Day was Tuesday May 7th. We have fantastic teachers in the ECC, who dedicate extra time and energy in the classroom to ensure a safe and loving environment. An excerpt from a poem titled “A Teacher of Little Hearts” encompasses their dedication so well: “Our time together is so much more than education, it’s about connection and safety, across the room winks, inside jokes, and you-got-this squeezes, and a relationship they can count on. It’s precious and important and impactful.”

Mother’s Day Brunch was a fantastic celebration filled with delicious pastries, refreshments and fun filled crafts. The quality time with our Pre K Mom’s is precious. As Mother's Day officially approaches this weekend we send our Mom’s a huge thank you for their love and care over their students' Pre K journey. We hope you have a blessed celebration with loved ones.

Our next big event to celebrate will be Pre K Graduation on May 17th at 10:30am in the Regina High School Gymnasium with a family reception to follow in the Event Center Atrium. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Classroom Highlights:

  • Lambs- Explored their weekly theme “All about Families”. Students completed an “All About my Family” poster to display in the classroom and made a family portrait.
  • Lions - Earned their Popcorn Party! Worked on measuring insects to make a graph and painted their own fingerprint bugs.
  • Doves - Began their study about insects and bugs by making clothespin dragonflies and butterflies.
  • Eagles- Watched their caterpillars form chrysalis’ and made tissue paper butterflies, as well as a caterpillar into butterfly craft!

Warm Weather Note: To prepare for sunny afternoons, if you have a specific sunscreen that you would like your student to wear, we kindly ask you to make sure to send it with your student with their name labeled on the bottle. We will be using sunscreen for students when the UV is at 5 or above and also when we see best fit for specific student’s needs. We have extra sunscreen available in the center too!

Best wishes over your Mother’s Day weekend!

Questions? Please message our ECC team on Procare with any questions or concerns, or contact the Early Childhood Center Director, Michala Cox at or Asst. Director Abbe Altman at




REGALS of the Week

May 6 - 10

Kindergarten: Ned Austin, Izzy Martinez, Hazel Maynard

First Grade: Brody Cavanaugh, Jeremiah Mapenzi,Veda Parker

Second Grade: Lucy Ahrens, Estelle Maples, Nico Rodriguez

Third Grade: Mary Anne Adam, Oliver Mendoza, Eddie Stumpf

Fourth Grade: Cameron Fitzgerald, Lucas Litton

Fifth Grade: Henry Goodner- Felt, Alli Raitt, Isabel Sill

Sixth Grade: Chloe Barry,Cam Higgins, Anna Moreno Monge


Golden Shoe Award

Congratulations to Ms. Willenborg's 4th grade class for earning the Golden Shoe Award and also to Mrs. Boulund's 5th grade class for earning the Golden Shoe for the SECOND time!!

The Golden Shoe is a recognition awarded to any Regina Elementary class that has earned a Class Crown card from each Specials Class. This includes Music, Physical Education, Art, Library, Guidance and Computers. Classes earn the Class Crown card by demonstrating the R.E.G.A.L Way characteristics of Reliability, Effort, Gratitude, Attitude and Leadership.

Ms. Willenborg's 4th Grade

Mrs. Boulund's 5th Grade


2nd Grade first Holy Communion Mass

Congratulations to our second grade students who participated in their first Holy Communion Mass at Regina Elementary with Fr. Troy Richmond this week!

May God's love and blessings be with them today and remain with them always.



JH/HS Weekly Schedule


Jr/Sr High REGALS of the Week


(Not pictured) Alessandra Ruiz -8th & Will Aitchison -11th

EFFORT: Ariana Santos Molina -8th & Kiera Sickels -12th

GRATITUDE: Amare Hoffman -8th & (Not pictured) Devin Szanajda -9th

ATTITUDE: Michael Kassa -7th &

Lili Nelson Boutros -12th

LEADERSHIP: Maddie Storm -8th & Matt Takacs -12th

At the end of each month one boy and one girl will be selected who have exemplified all of the REGAL Way characteristics to become the REGALS of the MonthREGALS of the Month will receive an out of uniform day, a certificate, and will be featured in a social media spotlight.


May Crowning Mass

It was a beautiful afternoon for Regina Jr/Sr High on Wednesday as we celebrated the Blessed Virgin Mary at our May Crowning Mass with Fr. Chuck Adam. This is always a very special moment of faith for our school community.


Football Meeting

Coach Elsbury will be holding a parent and player meeting for all incoming 9th - 12th graders interested in playing football on May 22nd at 4:30 PM in the High School Gym. 

The summer phase is a crucial time for the football team. It is important that you attend this meeting to receive information on: program and lifting expectations, the summer calendar, skills and drills opportunities, parent group organization, and more. This will be a great way to kick start the summer program and get the football team united before school is out.

Questions? Or if you are unable to attend contact Coach Dustin Elsbury at


State Track & Field Fan Merch

Regina State Track & Field Fan apparel is now available.

Click HERE to view the online store and place your orders.

Deadline to order is: Sunday, May 12, 2024 (11:59 PM PDT)

Questions? Contact Coach Joe Fedoris at


Jr/Sr High Student Ambassadors

Regina Jr/Sr High Student Ambassadors were honored at their end of the year celebration lunch yesterday by Mrs. Pam Schowalter, Director of Admissions and Ambassador advisor.

This year 74 Student Ambassadors in grades 8 - 12, completed 556 hours of service to Regina, our community, and our parishes. These student leaders help with new student tours, student shadow days, act as greeters at events, assist with Regina Elementary and Regina Early Childhood activities and contribute their time and service to MANY more events. We appreciate these Regal Leaders!


Kona Ice For Sale During

Teachers vs Seniors Kickball Game

A favorite Regina end of the year activity is the highly competitive Teachers vs. Seniors kickball game!

This year during the game,Regina National Honor Society has organized a fundraiser that is a fun and tasty treat. Kona Ice will have a truck down at the softball fields from 2 - 3 pm during the kickball game on Wednesday May 15th. All 7th - 12 grade students are invited to watch the kickball game and if they would like to purchase a Kona Ice treat 20% of the proceeds will go to NHS.

Parents are able to conveniently pre-pay for a treat for their students by using this link (Click HERE) if the online order is made by Monday May 13th by 6:00 pm! Or payment can also be made by the students on site. See the attached flyer for pricing and flavor options.

What a great way to support Regina NHS and have a fun end of the year treat!

Questions? Contact Lisa More, NHS Advisior at


Jr/Sr High Yearbook Deadline to Order

Time is running out to purchase your 2023-24 Jr/Sr High Yearbook!! This year's book theme is "You Belong Here" and the yearbook staff has been working hard to capture ALL the best memories of the year and include every last student at Regina Jr/Sr High!

You WON'T want to miss it! The deadline to order books is approaching -- May 31! Click HERE to order today. Remember -- this book is for all students in grades 7-12.

Questions? Contact Yearbook Adviser, AnnieGavin


Join the Regina Dance Team

An informational meeting about joining the Regina Dance Team for next school year will take place on Friday, May 24 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the multipurpose room.

All students entering grades 9 - 12 are eligible to participate - no dance experience necessary.

Questions? Contact Coach Margaret Manjoine at


AP Exam Important Info

Parents of students who will be taking an AP exam next week, please click HERE for important information from Regina HS Counselor, Lynne Zoulek regarding the exams.



2023-24 Athletic Passes  

High School Track Girls Golf Boys Golf

Boys Soccer Girls Soccer Baseball Softball

Boys Soccer District Bracket

Girls Soccer Regional Bracket


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