2019 Catholic Schools Week

Sunday, January 27th– Celebrating Our Parish

Catholic Schools benefit all year long from the religious guidance, prayers, and support parishes provide.  Many parishes join in the National Catholic Schools Week celebration by devoting a Mass to Catholic education.

Parish Appreciation Sunday

  • Annual Catholic School Mass at 5:30pm
  • All SJHS students are encouraged to attend Mass wearing their school uniform.
  • Select students will participate in the Mass
  • The High School choir will perform at the Mass
  • Take this day to purchase cans of soup for our “Souper Bowl” food drive for the Huntington Area Food Bank & the City Mission


Monday, January 28th– Celebrating Our Community- Crazy Hat Day

A central aspect of Catholic education is learning the importance of service to others.  When students take part in service activities they demonstrate the values and faith gained through Catholic education.

  • Students and staff wear their craziest hat to school
  • Students will implement the Seven Works of Mercy by volunteering at various community organizations such as: Goodwill Industries, City Mission, Huntington Area Food Bank, & Heritage Manor (1:00-3:00pm)
  • Spanish Honor Society will announce daily prayers in Spanish
  • Art Club will decorate classroom doors and bulletin boards
  • Theology Lessons on giving thanks


Tuesday, January 29th– Celebrating Our Students- Hoody Day

Schools celebrate students during National Catholic Schools Week by planning enjoyable and meaningful activities for them and recognizing their accomplishments.

  • Students and staff may wear their favorite hoody w/ uniform pants
  • 9th&12th Grade Students will participate in “Get a Life” program
  • Teachers will host games (board games, educational, etc.) in their classrooms
  • 8th Grade Students from St. Joe Grade School will join our STEM class for games
  • Teachers are encouraged to not assign homework
  • A free lunch will be provided for students and staff
  • Enjoy an extended lunch! (12:07-12:45)


Wednesday, January 30th– Celebrating Our Nation-Red, White, & Blue Day

On National Appreciation Day for Catholic schools, students, families, educators, and other Catholic school supporters communicate the value of Catholic education to government leaders.

  • Students and staff are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue to show support of our nation
  • MU Alpha Theta will provide breakfast snacks at break for students and staff. Break will be extended 5 minutes (10:15-10:30)
  • Students will write letters of thanks to community members for their services


Thursday, January 31st– Celebrating Vocations- NFL Jersey Day

By focusing on faith, knowledge, and service, Catholic schools prepare children to use their God-given talents to  the fullest later in life.

  • 8:30am School Mass- “God’s Calling”
  • Students and staff will wear their favorite NFL jersey/shirt with uniform pants
  • Trivia Day- Students who donate a can of soup may play Trivia in the gym 4th & 5th periods
  • Pro-Life Club will provide lunch for Monsignor Dean, Father Yuenger, and Father Ondeck, and Mr. Archer
  • Breakfast will be provided for faculty & staff

Friday, February 1st- Celebrating Our School- School Spirit Day

On this day, schools will honor teachers and principals as well as administrators and staff who support them in their important work and thank the parents, grandparents, alumni, parishioners, and school board members who provide volunteer services.

  • Dress Down Day– Students and staff show their school spirit by wearing their favorite Spirit Wear!! Go Irish!!
  • All Theology classes will play Laser Tag in the gym through- out the day
  • Health Science Club will provide cookies at break for all students
  • Our Lady of Fatima 8th Grade Students will join our students to participate in our afternoon activities (1:00-3:00PM)
  • Scavenger Hunt- 2:00pm Activity
  • Art Club will make “In Bed Bags” for patients at Hoops Family Children’s Hospital