Preschool Information

Age Requirements

Children must be 3 years old by Sept. 1 to enroll.

Staffing Ratio

There is preschool enrollment limit of no more than 20 children per session.  The staff/child ratio is 1-10.

Schedule

The preschool year begins in September and continues through June.  Children are expected to enroll for the entire school year.  The preschool program follows the St. Stephen’s Catholic School calendar for days off.

Immunizations

An up-to-date immunization and medical report will be required by state licensing.  Forms will be provided prior to the beginning of the preschool year.

Transportation

Transportation to and from preschool is provided by the parents.

Preschool Handbook
Little Lambs Handbook

Kindergarten Information

Holy Name Kindergarten program is all day, everyday.

Why send your child to Holy Name Kindergarten?

  • We have small class sizes.
  • We are a safe and secure school.
  • Our Kindergarten curriculum includes additional classes such as: Art, Media, Technology, Physical Education and Music.
  • Before and after school child care with extended hours (6:00am -6:00pm).
  • More affordable than you may think!  Discover what other parents are talking about and download the enrollment packet, call and schedule a tour or speak to our staff to answer all of your questions.
Kindergarten Handbook

Teachers & Staff

Preschool

Carissa Crawford
Carissa CrawfordPreschool Teacher
Ms. Crawford began working at Holy Name Catholic School in September of 2017. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Norbert College in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood. She is an alumnus and was inspired to work at Holy Name because she was excited to work at the same school she went to! Previously, Ms. Crawford worked at Kids Club day care and Sayklly’s during her summers off of school. Her grandpa and grandma Jim and Mary Kay Crawford are alumnus’ of Holy Name as well as her two siblings Courtney and Cassie. She has a teddy bear puppy Malibu and likes to spend time with her family and friends and watch the Green Bay Packers.
Sheila Stalboerger
Sheila StalboergerPreschool Aide / Office Assistant
Prior to working at Holy Name in 2016, Sheila was a medical transcriptionist and a stay at home mom. Sheila graduated from Rapid River High School and attended Bay de Noc Community College. Mrs. Stalboerger says she loves working at Holy Name because it feels like a family! She is married to Greg and together they are blessed with five children, Brett (Holy Name alumnus class of 2013), Gabriella (Holy Name alumnus class of 2015), Katelyn who is currently in eighth grade and twins Ava and Alex who are in fifth grade and a cat Rossi.
Lisa Tryan
Lisa TryanPreschool Aide
Michelle Loper
Michelle LoperPreschool Aide
Jackie Wiltzius
Jackie WiltziusPreschool Teacher
Mrs. Wiltzius began working at Holy Name Catholic School in September of 2015. She has a Bachelor degree in Elementary Special Education from Northern Michigan University. She loves being able to share her faith with the students at Holy Name. Before working at Holy Name she worked at Super One Foods as a cashier / front end manager for many years before having the opportunity to start her teaching career at Holy Name. Her grandma Mary Ann Chouinard graduated from Holy Name High School in 1955. She is married to Joe and has three children, Claire, Henry and Connor. She also has a Brittany Spaniel dog named Zoey. In her free time, she enjoys camping.
Stephanie Vandermissen
Stephanie VandermissenPreschool Aide
Tina Jensen
Tina JensenPreschool Aide
Kathy Spritzer
Kathy SpritzerPreschool Aide
Trisha DeGrand
Trisha DeGrandLittle Lambs
Victoria LaMarche
Victoria LaMarcheCatechist of the Good Shepherd
Prior to joining Holy Name in 2015, Mrs. LaMarche worked as a teacher at the Country Schoolhouse, Super One and the Donut Connection. She has an Associates degree in Hospitality Management as well as in Business from Bay de Noc Community College. She was inspired to work at Holy Name because she can be at a place that is centered around her Catholic faith. She says it helps her continually learn something new about Catholicism and she loves working with the kids! She has a husband Louis and in her free time enjoys painting, running and playing with her nieces and nephews.

Kindergarten

Judy LaMarch
Judy LaMarchReadiness Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. LaMarch began working at Holy Name Catholic School in the Fall of 2001. She has her Bachelor degree from Northern Michigan University. She says Holy Name is unique because “Jesus” is the center of the school and enjoys the students and faculty. Mrs. LaMarch is an alumnus of Holy Name as well as her three daughters Sara, Cindy and Kari. She has four grandchildren (Dustin, Zander, Burton and Kelbi, two of which attend Holy Name. She has three grand dogs and enjoys spending time with family, going kayaking, gardening and traveling. Mrs. LaMarch also enjoys playing jokes on her fellow colleagues.
Cindy Johnson
Cindy JohnsonReadiness Kindergarten Aide
Patti LaCrosse
Patti LaCrosseReadiness Kindergarten Aide
Grandpa Richard
Grandpa RichardReadiness Kindergarten Foster Grandparent
Marlene McNamee
Marlene McNameeDevelopmental Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. McNamee began working at Holy Name Catholic School in the fall of 2009. She has her Bachelor degree from Northern Michigan University in Elementary Education with minors in Language and Science. Prior to working at Holy Name she was a teacher assistant at EAPS for ten years and continues to work part time at the Upper Peninsula State Bank. Her mother is an alumnus of Holy Name. She is married to Dan and has three children Mary Jo, Tom and Annie. They also have a large Brittany dog named Breccan. Mrs. McNamee enjoys spending time with family and friends and loves to read and learn new things.
Kathy Lepisto
Kathy LepistoDevelopmental Kindergarten Aide
Grandma Hope
Grandma HopeDevelopmental Kindergarten Foster Grandparent
Grandma Ione
Grandma IoneDevelopmental Kindergarten Foster Grandparent
Angie LaBay
Angie LaBayDevelopmental Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. LaBay began working at Holy Name Catholic School in the fall of 2018. She has a Master degree in Education from Michigan State. Mrs. LaBay feels like she has been at Holy Name forever because everyone has been helpful, welcoming and lots of fun! Before joining Holy Name, she taught preschool for five years and was a childcare Director for nine years. Her aunt Mary Sherman is an alumnus of Holy Name. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for eighteen years and has two children Kassidy (13) and Keedan (7). Mrs. LaBay has two black labs Jack and Oakley and a cat Sagwa. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching her kids sports and riding side by sides. Every day is a new adventure!
Victor Dumas
Victor DumasDevelopmental Kindergarten Aide
Grandma Hope
Grandma HopeDevelopmental Kindergarten Aide