August 10, 2018
Dear HFS Families and Friends,
Blessings to you on this beautiful Friday afternoon. My name is Steve Gromala and I am so excited to have been named as the new principal of Holy Family Catholic School. Today marks my fifth day on the job and I can tell you without reservation that everyone I have met so far has been nothing but welcoming and gracious. I can tell already that this is going to be an amazing school year with truly awesome students and families.
For those of you wondering, I was born and raised in Menominee, Michigan and Marinette, Wisconsin. I attended the former Menominee Catholic Central School (now St. John Paul II Academy) through the eighth grade and later attended high school at the former Marinette Catholic Central High School (now St. Thomas Aquinas Academy). I graduated with fellow MCCHS alumnus Matt Connaher, who as many of you know is also an HFS parent with his wife Adrienne.
My wife Becky and I currently reside in Greenville, Wisconsin with our two sons, Ian (age 10) and Ethan (age 8). Becky is a small business owner of Craft Specialties and Keepsakes located at 150 W Wisconsin Avenue in Kaukauna. Her business specializes in trophies, engraving and gifts for wedding, baptism, confirmation, anniversaries and more. Sorry for the shameless plug :).
For nearly 19 years I have served in public education, but my life-long dream has been to return to my Catholic roots. I was teased in high school that I was the assistant principal for then principal Gary Burley. I’m sure he will find it amusing that I have finally made it. I’m excited to be here.
Because I know many are eager to meet me, I encourage you to attend ‘Pizza and Dunks with the Principal’ on Monday, August 20th from 5:30-7:30 PM behind the school. The first hour will be devoted to eating and chatting, followed by an opportunity to win chances to dunk me in a WARM dunk tank (did I say warm???). Those bringing warm water with them for my dunk tank may up their odds of winning an opportunity :).
Also, don’t forget that Back to School Night is coming on August 28th from 3:30-5:30 PM. I can’t wait to see everyone and get introduced to my new extended family.
With that, have a blessed weekend!
Your Partner in a Christ-Centered Education,