This Week at St. Patrick – Week of August 8
We had an excellent first day of school on Friday - we are very excited to have your family at St. Patrick and look forward to an excellent school year! Our administration, faculty, and staff remain committed to advancing our mission of scholarship, discipleship, and championship!
Students should submit their signed handbook verification forms to their first period teachers by the end of the the week. Our Student Handbook detailing all of our policies and procedures is available on the school website.
All student drivers should have a parking permit displayed in their vehicle in order to park on campus. Registration forms and parking decals may be picked up from the front office. There is no charge for a parking decal.
We will have our first school-wide mass this Thursday, August 11. Parents and family members are invited to join us for mass each week. On Thursday, all students should dress following the liturgy uniform to include their blazers and ties. We will also take school pictures this Thursday. Information about ordering pictures will be emailed out later this week.
Students will receive a copy of each of their course textbooks to keep at home for completing coursework and studying course content. There is no additional fee for textbooks – they are included in the price of tuition. Also, teachers will have a classroom-set of textbooks, so students will not need to transport their textbooks back and forth to school. Textbooks may be checked out from the St. Patrick library media center anytime between tomorrow and August 19. Our library media center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Textbooks will need to be returned to the library media center at the end of the school year.
Become a strategic partner - we are still taking orders for ads in the fall athletic program and stadium signs! Our annual sports and activities program and stadium sign advertisements offer a great opportunity to advertise businesses, spotlight family and alumni legacies, or honor a student-athlete with a special message. The money raised from these ads and signage benefit all of our student-athletes at St. Patrick. Student-athletes and parents may find the link to the athletic ads and stadium signage form here: Athletic Program and Stadium Signage Form.
Have you joined the St. Patrick Gold Club yet? Members of the Gold Club are some of our biggest fans and supporters of the Irish Fund. When you join the Gold Club, you give to ensure students at St. Patrick Catholic High School have all they need to be successful in our athletic programs and extracurricular activities. As we continue to support champions, we know you’ll be at the tailgate and in the bleachers cheering on our student-athletes! You may find the link to the Gold Club membership form here: Join the Irish Fund's Gold Club.
Our FACTS Family Portal is our private and secure online platform that is what you use to access grades, attendance, class schedule, behavior, medical information, financial information and much more. If you already have a FACTS Family Portal account (created to submit your enrollment packet), you may login at www.stpatrickhighschool.net/facts. If you have not yet created your FACTS Family Portal account yet, click here for instructions.
Canvas is our digital learning management system. Students will submit assignments, access teacher lesson plans, download course documents, and more all through Canvas. Students login to Canvas with their school email account - Canvas may be accessed at www.stpatrickhighschool.net/canvas. Click here for instructions to access your parent Canvas account.
Know that our team is always here for you. Let us know anything you need. Thank you for choosing St. Patrick - let’s make it a great week!
Dr. Matt Buckley
Jeremiah 33:2-3: This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it — the Lord is his name: Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.
In a universe of billions of stars, think of the power of God who made them and knows each of their names. Think of all he knows that we don't. Think of all he has seen that is not in our history books. Think of all he has done and can do. Add to this that he invites us to speak to him about the things of our heart and you understand the great expanse of his grace and the very limited knowledge of our minds.
Almighty God, there are so many things about which I am grossly ignorant. There are so many things in my world that I can't keep up. There are so many things about you that I long to know but I can't begin to comprehend. Please, dear Father, give me more of you: Help me know more about you so that I may personally know you more completely. You are beyond me, so please deal gently with me as you reveal yourself. I look forward with anticipation to knowing you face to face in heaven, the Unsearchable and the Almighty God. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Jakubik, Mary Evelyn
Thunderstorms | 86° | 73° | 65%
- 7:30am Holy Half - Eucharistic Adoration
- 8:30am Logistics Team Meeting
- 2pm Leadership Team Meeting - Advancement
- 3:05pm Robotics Meeting
- 5:30pm Varsity Football Parent Meeting
Scattered Thunderstorms | 86° | 75° | 59%
- 7:45pm Student Council Meeting
- 12:30pm Fall Media Day + Senior Banners
- 3:15pm JH Cheer Practice
Scattered Thunderstorms | 87° | 74° | 56%
- 7:30pm Holy Half - Eucharistic Adoration
- 7:45am Art Honor Society Meeting
- 3:05pm Key Club Meeting
- 5:30pm Faculty/Staff Meeting
- 6:30pm JH Football Parent Meeting
Scattered Thunderstorms | 86° | 73° | 58%
- We will follow the liturgy bell schedule today, and students should dress in their liturgy uniform including blazers and ties.
- 8:30am School Pictures
- 9:40am Mass
- 3:05pm Drama Guild Meeting
- 5:30pm JV Volleyball vs. Resurrection (home)
- 6pm Bass Fishing Informational Meeting
- 6:30pm Varsity Volleyball vs. Resurrection (home)
Scattered Thunderstorms | 87° | 72° | 58%
- 9am Leadership Team Meeting - Operations
PM Thunderstorms | 88° | 72° | 58%
- Campus Ministry Retreat
Partly Cloudy | 88° | 73° | 24%
- Campus Ministry Retreat
Tuesday | Hot Lunch: corn dog, macaroni and cheese, broccoli; Fresh salad bar; Loaded baked potato; Fresh ham, turkey, and cheese sub sandwich with chips; Grill Items: pizza, french fries, hamburger, spicy chicken sandwich
Wednesday | Hot Lunch: red bean and rice with sausage, coleslaw cornbread; Fresh salad bar; Loaded baked potato; Fresh ham, turkey, and cheese sub sandwich with chips; Grill Items: pizza, french fries, hamburger, spicy chicken sandwich
Thursday | Hot Lunch: chicken tetrazzini, green beans, garlic bread; Fresh salad bar; Loaded baked potato; Fresh ham, turkey, and cheese sub sandwich with chips; Grill Items: pizza, french fries, hamburger, spicy chicken sandwich
Friday | Hot Lunch: pulled pork on bun, coleslaw, baked potato salad; Fresh salad bar; Loaded baked potato; Fresh ham, turkey, and cheese sub sandwich with chips; Grill Items: pizza, french fries, hamburger, spicy chicken sandwich
At St. Patrick, we strive to provide the best academic, educational experience possible.
We are excited to welcome eight new teachers to our faculty this year! All of these teachers, along with our returning faculty, attended four action-filled days of professional development as they prepared for the start of the new school year.
Over the summer, brand new, state-of-the-art interactive promethean smartboards were installed in all classrooms on campus. At St. Patrick, one of our goals is to make sure our students and faculty are equipped with the latest technology to truly enhance the second-to-none curriculum and instruction our team provides. This project was made possible by the generosity of our benefactors - those who love and support our school - who made a gift to the Irish Fund.
Listed below is information about our FACTS Family Portal, Canvas, and Textbooks:
- FACTS Family Portal - our private and secure online platform that is what you use to access grades, attendance, class schedule, behavior, medical information, financial information and much more located at stpatrickhighschool.net/facts. Click here for instructions to create your FACTS Family Portal account.
- Canvas - our digital learning management system located at stpatrickhighschool.net/canvas. Students login to Canvas with their school email account. Click here for instructions to access your parent Canvas account.
- Textbooks - textbooks may be checked out from the St. Patrick library media center anytime between August 9 and August 19. Our library media center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.
Our Fall Media Day is scheduled for Tuesday, August 9, beginning at 12:30 p. m. Seniors should be sure sure to pick up a banner form from their coach.
Volleyball hosts their first game against Resurrection on Thursday, August 11, at 5:30 p. m. Please come out and support your Fighting Irish Volleyball Team!
Students, we encourage you to get involved! We offer a wide array of activities and sports for everyone. If you have any questions about athletics or extracurricular activities, please email Trey Bailey at email@example.com.
- Video: Enrollment at St. Patrick is completely full, with a standby list growing by the day
- Photos: First Day of School
- Photos: New Student Orientation
- Photos: Emerald Ambassador Jacket Ceremony
- Photos: Catholic Diocese of Biloxi Opening of Catholic Schools Mass
- Photos: Faculty and Staff Back to School Reception
Ms. Liz Wilkinson and Mrs. Lauren Williams staff the St. Patrick Guidance Department. Ms. Wilkinson, the Director of Guidance, and Mrs. Williams, the Director of Student Services, assist students and parents in all aspects of a student’s educational journey from enrollment to graduation.
The Guidance Department is responsible for a multitude of tasks, including course scheduling, social and emotional guidance counseling, college admissions counseling, college scholarships, standardized testing, and graduation, just to name a few.
Any student or parent needing to contact Ms. Wilkinson or Mrs. Williams should call the school or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Students needing an official transcript should use the transcript link found on the school website under the Academics tab. All transcript requests must be submitted through the link.
Welcome back, students and families! We are so happy to see you on campus for the 2022-23 school year. Thank you for choosing to advance the legacy of Catholic education on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for another year.
The St. Patrick Fighting Irish Family sends a warm welcome to the 152 new students and families who are joining us this year - we are looking forward to welcoming each of you as part of the Fighting Irish Family!
We encourage you - the entire community - to help us in our mission. There are various ways to give your time, talent, and treasure. You can volunteer for the PTO, donate to the Irish Fund, sell your Luck of the Irish Raffle tickets (coming soon), connect your business with us to become a strategic partner, or celebrate Catholic education with us at Shamrockin' the Coast.
We are all called to make a meaningful difference at this school, to be joyful ambassadors of our Catholic mission. It's our honor to serve you in our role; please know that we're here to support you and ensure the integrity of your gifts.
Get involved and make a difference through our current initiatives:
- Join the Irish Fund's Gold Club!
- Become a Strategic Partner!
- Attend the first PTO meeting on August 31 at 8:15 AM in the auditorium.