This Week at St. Patrick – Week of September 19
Good evening St. Patrick Students, Faculty, Parents, and Staff!
We are proud to announce that three students have been named a 2023 National Merit Semifinalist; Thomas Owen, Caleb Powell and Juliana Sabagh. National Merit Semifinalists represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. Read more at this link.
Thomas, Caleb and Juliana have excelled academically during their time here at St. Patrick, and I am confident that each will continue to excel and make us exceptionally proud. Job well done!
We are excited to celebrate this year’s Homecoming festivities on September 26 through October 1! See my email outlining all the events and activities we have planned at this link.
- Tickets for Homecoming Family Movie Night
- Tickets for the Homecoming Football Game
- Homecoming T-Shirt Order
- Tickets for the Homecoming Dance
Let’s make it a great week at St. Patrick!
Dr. Matt Buckley
1 John 4:16: We know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.
How do you know God is at home in your heart? You know when you are doing loving things to bless the lives of others! Just as we trust and rely on God’s constant love for us, our brothers and sisters in Christ need love demonstrated to them, too!
Loving God and Almighty Father, fill me with your Spirit so I can be more loving to my family, my friends, and those whom you place in my path so they can learn about Jesus and his love. In the name of my gracious Savior I pray. Amen.
Ms. Mandy Brimmer
Ms. Ashley Rundberg
Monday, September 19
Sunny | 92° | 67° | 8%
7:30am Holy Half – Eucharistic Adoration
7:45am French Honor Society/French Club Meeting
7:45am Spanish Honor Society/Spanish Club Meeting
8:30am Logistics Team Meeting
2:15pm Leadership Team Meeting – Advancement
3:05pm Bass Fishing Club Meeting
3:05pm Robotics Meeting
5pm JH Volleyball vs. Magnolia (Home)
6pm JV Football vs. Pass Christian (Home)
Tuesday, September 20
Sunny | 94° | 71° | 4%
7:45am Student Council Meeting
3:05pm Quiz Bowl Meeting
3:15pm JH Cheer Practice
3:30pm Irish Idol Auditions
5:30pm JV Volleyball vs. OLA (Away)
6:30pm Varsity Volleyball vs. OLA (Away)
Wednesday, September 21
Mostly Sunny | 97° | 70° | 5%
7:30am Holy Half – Eucharistic Adoration
7:45am National Honor Society Meeting
8am Discipleship Retreat – 7th Grade Girls – Kerygma 1
3:05pm Interact Club Meeting
3:05pm Choir Practice
5pm JH Volleyball vs. Bayou View (Away)
Thursday, September 22
Sunny | 98° | 71° | 6%
We will follow the liturgy bell schedule today, and students should dress in their liturgy uniform including blazers and ties.
7:30am Choir Practice
7:45am Students for Life Meeting
7:45am National Junior Honor Society Meeting
1pm Spelling Bee
3:05pm MathCounts Meeting
3:05pm Arts and Crafts Meeting
3:05pm Mock Trial Meeting
5:30pm JH Football vs. Creekbend (Home)
5:30pm JV Volleyball vs. Perry Central (Home)
6:30pm Varsity Volleyball vs. Perry Central (Home)
Friday, September 23
Mostly Sunny | 92° | 65° | 8%
7:45am Science Honor Society Meeting
9am Leadership Team Meeting – Operations
3:05pm Film Club Meeting
Saturday, September 24
Sunny | 92° | 70° | 14%
8am Band – Gulf Coast Invitational
Monday | Hot Lunch: spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans, garlic toast; Fresh salad bar; Loaded baked potato; Fresh ham, turkey, and cheese sub sandwich with chips; Grill Items: pizza, french fries, hamburger, spicy chicken sandwich
Tuesday | Hot Lunch: country style chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, peas, roll; 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: fajita chicken with cheese sauce, santa fe rice, fiesta corn; Fresh salad bar; Loaded baked potato; Fresh ham, turkey, and cheese sub sandwich with chips; Grill Items: pizza, tater tots, hamburger, spicy chicken sandwich
Thursday | Hot Lunch: shepherd’s pie, peas, roll; 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: chicken-n-dumplings, green beans, cranberry sauce, roll; Fresh salad bar; Loaded baked potato; Fresh ham, turkey, and cheese sub sandwich with chips; Grill Items: pizza, french fries, hamburger, spicy chicken sandwich
Welcome to another fantastic week at St. Patrick Catholic High School! As we begin this week, we are already one-third of the way through the first semester of this school year, so please do not hesitate to keep in communication with your child’s teachers if you have any concerns or questions. The teachers are required to administer a minimum of 18 minor grades and a minimum of 9 major grades by the end of the semester, so as of now, you should see about 3 major grades and 6 minor grades for each of your child’s courses.
Progress reports were emailed out to each of you this past Friday. This represents an updated average for each of your child’s courses. (Keep in mind, you can always access your child’s grades in Canvas in real time.) If you have any concerns about what you are seeing please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher for that respective class.
Also, now that you have received your student’s progress report, please take the time to talk to them about their successes as well as where they may be falling short of their goals/potential. Encourage them to make some adjustments in how they complete homework, study for assessments, manage time, etc. This is a wonderful opportunity to see how the first six weeks have gone and adjust before the semester gets too far underway. Get your child’s teacher involved as well. They might be able to give some helpful suggestions for how to improve in their course.
As your child continues to navigate Canvas, please continue to encourage them to use the Calendar feature to manage time and plan according to due dates and test dates for assessments.
Our fall teams and activities are continuing their successful seasons!
On Monday, we have a full slate of home games, with both Junior High Volleyball and Junior Varsity Football playing Magnolia and Pass Christian, respectively. We also have Robotics, and the French and Spanish Honor Societies with meetings on this day.
Tuesday, our Junior Varsity and Varsity Volleyball team travels to OLA for a pivotal district match. If you get a chance, please go over to Bay St. Louis and support Coach Blakeney and the team! Student Council and Quiz Bowl team have meetings.
Junior High Volleyball will be away on Wednesday at Bayou View, and National Honor Society and Interact Club will hold meetings on this day as well.
On Thursday, Junior High Football will be at home versus Creekbend, and our Junior Varsity and Varsity Volleyball teams will host Perry Central. National Junior Honor Society, MathCounts, Arts and Crafts, Students for Life, and Mock Trial all have meetings at various points in the day. We will also have our Spelling Bee on Thursday, so make sure to listen to the announcements for information regarding this!
Friday, we have a Science Honor Society Meeting, as well as a Film Club Meeting.
On Saturday, our Band will compete in the Gulf Coast Invitational. Good Luck to Mr. Brookins and our great Band!
In the next couple of weeks, be on the lookout for our newest edition to our transportation fleet, bus 8!
Below are the scores from our various teams for last week:
9/12 JH Volleyball vs. Gautier (Home)- 7th Grade (Gautier 2-0), 8th Grade (Gautier 2-0)
9/12 JV Football vs. St. Stanislaus (Away)- St. Stanislaus 26-0
9/13 JV Volleyball vs. West Marion (Away)- St. Patrick 2-1
9/13 Varsity Volleyball vs. West Marion (Away)- St. Patrick 3-0
9/14 JH Volleyball vs. Creekbend (Away)- 7th Grade (Creekbend 2-1). 8th Grade (Creekbend 2-1)
9/14 Swim Meet @ Biloxi (Girls- 2nd), (Boys- 2nd)
9/15 7th Grade Football vs. Bay (Away)- Bay 22-0
9/15 JV Volleyball vs. Tylertown (Home)- St. Patrick 2-0
9/15 8th Grade Football vs. Bay (Away)- Bay 40-0
9/15 Varsity Volleyball vs. Tylertown (Home)- St. Patrick 3-0
9/16 Varsity Football vs. Ben Franklin (Home)- St. Patrick 35-0
9/17 Cross Country- Ocean Springs Invitational- (Boys- 2nd), (Girls- 3rd). (JH Girls- 1st)
Congratulations to our August Students of the Month. Each month, all members of our faculty and staff are invited to vote for two students from each grade to be awarded Student of the Month. Faculty and staff are asked to select recipients who are well-rounded and embody the three components of our mission – scholarship, discipleship, and championship. The two students from each grade who receive the most votes from our faculty and staff are presented this award each month.
WXXV: St. Patrick Catholic High School holds college and career fair
📸 Photo Gallery: College and Career Fair
📸 Photo Gallery: Swim Meet at Biloxi
📸 Photo Gallery: 7th Grade Football vs. Pass Christian
📸 Photo Gallery: 8th Grade Football vs. Pass Christian
📸 Photo Gallery: Junior Varsity Football vs. Bay High
📸 Photo Gallery: 7th Grade Boys Retreat
📸 Photo Gallery: Vanquish the Villains Pep Rally
Please check the scholarship page. Scholarships are updated as soon as we receive information. Click here to access the scholarships webpage.
All students should check their emails for information about the following essay contests: Maryknoll: Grades 7-12; Patriot’s Pen: Grades 7 & 8; Voice of Democracy: Grades 9-12. Please email Ms. Wilkinson for information.
We have 88 sophomores and juniors registered for the PSAT. The workshop will be October 5th from 8am until noon. Mrs. Erin Gibson, Director of Huntington Learning Center, and her staff will administer the workshop. The test will be October 12th.
Seniors will be allowed three excused (3) college days per school year to visit and tour colleges. Juniors will be allowed two excused (2) college days per school year to visit and tour colleges. A letter from the college registrar/admissions office will be required to verify the visit. A copy of the invitation to attend will not be accepted as verification of attendance.
What you do matters! Be intentional in all of your actions- from prayer to schoolwork to interactions with friends. A person of character will be intentional not just in his or her words, but in his or her actions as well. Be a person of character.
Thank you to all of you who have sold raffle tickets so far! We are excited about our 2022-23 Luck of the Irish Raffle presented by C.F. Gollott & Son, our school-wide fall fundraiser! The Luck of the Irish Raffle supports all of our athletic teams and student activities at St. Patrick.
Our goal for the 2022-23 school year is to raise $150,000 through the Luck of the Irish Raffle. To accomplish this goal, we are counting on each student to sell at least 1 booklet of tickets (10 total tickets). When you sell a booklet, your hard work provides resources for nearly 50 different programs at St. Patrick.
Every student and staff member who sells a booklet of tickets will be allowed to dress in spirit wear (St. Patrick shirt, jeans, and any closed-toe shoes) every Friday throughout the school year.
Let’s keep selling! Tickets are $20 each, and a lucky $1,000 winner will be drawn each month from October through May. Each month, the winning ticket remains in the drawing, so those who purchase tickets have a chance to win up to $10,000. Our first drawing will be Friday, October 7, so get your tickets turned in to the front office by October 5 so they will be included in the first drawing. Tickets may also be purchased online at stpatrickhighschool.net/irishraffle. If you need additional tickets to sell, please give us a call or stop by the office.