Wish List

Wish List



  • Embroidery for altar & other liturgical cloths for school chapel (balance is approximately $300);  
  • Replace older desks; 
  • Seated risers & chairs for K-12 choir ($15,000); &
  • Replate chalice for school chapel (approximately $260).  


Junior High-High School:

  • Replace student desks ($160 each);
  • 40-45 hardcover Holt McDougal 9th grade English textbooks ($50-$100/book);
  • 20 copies of "Altaration:  The Mystery of Mass Revealed" student workbooks for 9th Grade Religion ($22.33/each); 
  • Currens 48 egg count Incubator for Hatching in Microbiology ($95.99);
  • Environmental Science Lab resources:$3,388.00 (see below)
    • Assorted beakers ($60);
    • Chemicals ($50);
    • Lead test swabs ($30);
    • 4 Thermometers ($12 each);
    • 4 Ring stands ($60);
    • 4 Mineral collections:$140; &
  • Whiteboards for Science classrooms.


  1. UltraKey Keyboarding program - accessible “in the cloud”($500);
  2. Google Chromebooks ($249 each);
    1. 6 - Mrs. Neary’s 5th & 6th grade classes ($1,494);
    2. 12 - Mrs. Chris Sitzmann’s 5th & 6th grade classes ($2,988);
    3. 25 - Mrs. Laurie Kellen's Religion class ($6,225);
  3. Chromebook Carts:
    1. 16-bay - Mrs. Hatting’s 4th grade class ($620);
    2. 16-bay - Mrs. Herbst 4th grade class ($620);
    3. 30-bay - 5th & 6th grade classrooms ($935);
    4. 25-by - Mrs. Kellen's Religion class ($835);
  4. Replace the Windows 7 student laptops with either Chromebooks or laptops:
    1. 4 - Mrs. Lehmann’s 1st grade (Chromebooks-$996 or laptops-$3,200);
    2. 8 - Mrs. Wick’s 2nd grade (Chromebooks- $1,992 or laptops-$6,400);
  6. 36 classroom projectors (purchased in 2011, currently $850 each).    

Building & Grounds (see also “We Are Many.  We Are One.”):

  • Replace Door "H" with a fob (back entrance to the school, gyms, etc.) to enhance security ($6,575.00);  
  • Kitchen/“cafeteria” renovations (approximately $400,000+);
  • Entirely new sound system for the gym ($70,000 minimum);
  • New fine arts facility;
  • Garage for school bus & vans;
  • Repaint the main gym ($13,000-$15,000); &
  • New Zero Turn large area mower for school grounds (approximately $15,000).

A Message from The Board of Education President

There are a lot of great things going on at Gehlen Catholic School!

“You’ve seen the successes of Gehlen Catholic students through their faith, values, service, academic and co-curricular excellence, thanks to your gifts of time, talents, and/or treasures.

“From the remodeling of our great facilities to increased faculty to address students needs, Gehlen Catholic prudently invests your gifts to provide our students the best!

“The quality Catholic and academic education provided to our preschool-12th grade students is integral to maintain a strong vibrant community and world! 

“Today’s students are our future!  They might be your great-grandchild’s teacher, your local store’s retailer, CEO of a corporation, or your future priest. 

“We are calling upon continued support to finish upgrading our facilities, offsetting tuition through the Msgr. Lafferty Tuition Foundation, assisting with items on our wish, and more. 

“Knowing you had even a small part of that success is one of the infinite returns on investment, as a banker, and blessings, as a Catholic, I can think of.”

Andy and Kari (Wiltgen, ’01) Schmidt, Emerson (7th), Ayla (4th) and Kutler (2nd)

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