January 31, 2020 – West Bend, WI – A longstanding tradition during Catholic Schools Week in West Bend is the presentation of the Mother Cabrini Award at St. Frances Cabrini School.
On Thursday morning in a packed school gymnasium Principal William Waech presented this year’s award to Cheryl Liebetrau or Mrs. L as the kids call her.
Liebetrau was a former student of Cabrini, taught at Cabrini, then went to various other positions to teach and now is back at Cabrini as a reading specialist. This is her third year back and has made a huge impact on the staff and students.
Coming from her Principal, “she is a modern day Mother Cabrini, that exemplifies, perseverance, missionary zeal, simplicity, and educational mission.
Past winners of the Mother Cabrini Award include: Mrs. Gardon, Mrs. Endlich, Mrs. Vogel, Mrs Taylor, and Mr. Brian McElmeel.
Catholic Schools Week is this week January 25 – January 31. There are many activities planned for the week. Some of them are educational; some are spiritual; some are just plain fun. Our school’s mission calls us to form community, learn the Good News, participate in prayer and worship, and (in a special way this year) to be of service to others.