Dear St. Patrick Students, Parents, Faculty, and Staff:
We are excited to celebrate this year’s Homecoming festivities on October 13 through October 17! The theme for Homecoming 2020 is “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” All St. Patrick students are encouraged to participate in the school-sponsored traditions and events of Homecoming Week in anticipation of the big game on Friday, October 16.
While many of our traditional Homecoming events will look different this year, we have much to celebrate!
For many, Homecoming is a special occasion that involves evening activities that extend beyond the school-sponsored activities and events. As such, we urge parents to communicate with their child about their expectations and values for non-school-sponsored activities. As a school community, may we all pledge to promote a safe and enjoyable Homecoming experience by establishing consistent, lawful expectations for all of our students.
Listed below are the events we have scheduled for Homecoming Week:
Tuesday, October 13: Live St. Patrick Trivia Game – We will host a school-wide school-wide Live St. Patrick Trivia Game where students’ second period classes will compete against each other. The winning class will win a catered breakfast! This would be competitive, fun, and interactive.
Wednesday, October 14: Outdoor Family Movie Night – All St. Patrick students and their families are invited to our socially-distanced Outdoor Family Movie Night starting at 7:00 p.m. at the stadium. This event is for St. Patrick students in grades 7-12 and their families. All in attendance will be required to remain socially-distanced; households will sit together. Admission is free, and popcorn and drinks will be served.
Thursday, October 15: Homecoming Mass and Classic Luncheon – Our Homecoming Mass will begin at 9:40 a.m. Mass will be live-streamed to Facebook and YouTube, and the Homecoming Court will be presented following mass. Also, for the annual St. Patrick Classic Luncheon, a special lunch will be served in the cafeteria today in honor of Homecoming Week. Lunch is on me for this day for all students, faculty, and staff – and it’s sure to be a treat!
Friday, October 16: Homecoming Picnic, Pep Rally, and Football Game – Students will have a socially-distanced picnic luncheon outside with their classmates today. Each grade level will have an assigned area of campus for their picnic luncheon. Lunch is being provided for all students, faculty, and staff.
Our Homecoming Pep Rally will take place at 2:15 p.m. at the stadium. Students will be socially-distanced, and masks will be required. Parents and guests may attend the Homecoming Pep Rally – all in attendance will be required to wear masks and remain socially-distanced.
The Fighting Irish varsity football team will take the field at 7:00 p.m. against Perry Central High School, and the 2020 Homecoming Court will be presented during halftime.
Saturday, October 18: Elegant Homecoming Dinner – Students in grades 9-12 are invited to attend our Elegant Homecoming Dinner at the stadium at 7:00 p.m. Tickets may be pre-purchased online or in the main office for $30; tickets will not be sold at the door. Attire for the dinner is semi-formal: dressy dresses or pant suits for young ladies and a suit with a tie for young men. The Homecoming Court will be presented at the dinner. This event is only for St. Patrick students in grades 9-12. Each member of the Homecoming Court will be allowed to bring up to four guests.
We are working to schedule our traditional PowderPuff Football Game, Blackout Pep Rally, and Irish Idol for later this school year.
The St. Patrick student council has planned the following themes for each day of the “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” themed homecoming week. Beginning Tuesday, October 13, all students may be creative and dress within the theme each day or they may wear their school uniform. Please refer to the student handbook for additional information regarding free dress days. All students should dress modestly with proper shoes.
Tuesday is Decade Day. Each grade-level will select a different decade, and dress in the fashions from the past!
Wednesday is Our Future’s So Bright Day. It’s neon day! Everyone can dress up in his or her favorite bright color. Sunglasses suggested!
Thursday we will Celebrate Mass followed by a special Luncheon. All students should wear appropriate and modest church attire or wear full uniforms including blazers and ties. Young ladies may wear dresses, skirts with blouses (no low necklines), or nice pantsuits. Dresses and skirts should be no more than three inches above the knee, and shoulder straps must be at least three inches wide or a jacket/sweater should be worn. Dressy sandals such as wedges or heels may be worn but they should fit the foot (no flip-flops, Chacos, etc). Young men should wear coats, ties, dress shirts, dress slacks, and closed-toe dress shoes (no tennis shoes).
Friday is Irish Pride and Spirit Day. Show your Fighting Irish Spirit by wearing the school colors of navy, green, and gold. Also, students may wear St. Patrick t-shirts or Homecoming t-shirts.
We are looking forward to a great Homecoming Week! For questions regarding Homecoming or other events, please contact a member of our team.