This Week at St. Patrick – Week of September 26
I hope you have enjoyed a wonderful weekend. Guess what? It’s Homecoming Week at St. Patrick! And we could not be more excited to see you and celebrate with you this week!
We have a ton of events and activities planned for this week. See my email from September 7 outlining all the events and activities that will occur.
📧 Email with Listing of all Homecoming Events and Activities
️🎟️ Tickets for Homecoming Family Movie Night
🏈 Tickets for the Homecoming Football Game
👕 Homecoming T-Shirt Order
️🎟️ Tickets for the Homecoming Dance
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 both school-sponsored and 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.
Know that our team is closely monitoring the development of Tropical Storm Ian which is expected to strengthen to a major hurricane overnight into Monday and Tuesday. The greatest threat for impact continues to be east of us; however, know that we will be monitoring the situation closely and will communicate with all families if the need arises to change any of our scheduled events and activities for this week. May we hold those in prayer who have been affected and will be affected by this storm.
Let’s make it a great Homecoming Week at St. Patrick!
Dr. Matt Buckley
2 Corinthians 13:14: May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
I have a friend in Jesus who has taught me the power of sharing a spiritual blessing with others. I can’t think of a better one than the short blessing in this week’s verse! Grace, love, and fellowship — all rooted in the eternal, sacrificial, and gracious nature of our God. We share these blessings with God’s children all around the world.
Father, I am thinking of several precious friends who need the richness of this blessing to fall upon them. Please bless them richly and graciously. In Jesus’ name I ask it. Amen.
Mrs. Renee Dellenger
Mrs. Jessica Holliman
Monday, September 26
Partly Cloudy | 92° | 60° | 8%
Today we will follow the pep rally bell schedule.
7:30am Holy Half – Eucharistic Adoration
7:45am FCA Meeting
8:30am Logistics Team Meeting
2:30pm Homecoming Teacher vs. Student Volleyball Game
5pm JH Volleyball vs. North Woolmarket (Away)
5:30pm JV Volleyball vs. East Central (Home)
6pm JV Football vs. Stone (Away)
6:30pm Varsity Volleyball vs. East Central (Home)
Tuesday, September 27
Sunny | 84° | 59° | 0%
Today we will follow the liturgy bell schedule.
9:40am Homecoming Irish Idol
12pm Alumni Advisory Committee Meeting
3:05pm LEGO Robotics Work Session
3:05pm Quiz Bowl Meeting
3:15pm JH Cheer Practice
6pm JH Basketball Parent/Player Meeting
6:30pm Softball Parent Meeting
Wednesday, September 28
Sunny | 83° | 59° | 0%
7:30am Holy Half – Eucharistic Adoration
7:45am Emerald Ambassador Meeting
8:15am PTO Meeting
3:05pm SAVE Club Meeting
3:05pm Choir Practice
5pm Swim Meet @ Gulfport
Homecoming Family Movie Night
Thursday, September 29
Mostly Sunny | 81° | 61° | 5%
Today we will follow the liturgy bell schedule.
7:30am Choir Practice
9:40am Homecoming Mass
11:20am Homecoming Classic Luncheon
3:05pm MathCounts meeting
3:05pm Mock Trial Meeting
5:30pm JH Football vs. North Woolmarket (Home)
5:30pm JV Volleyball vs. Vancleave (Home)
6:30pm Varsity Volleyball vs. Vancleave (Home)
Friday, September 30
Mostly Sunny | 82° | 60° | 18%
Today we will follow our Homecoming bell schedule.
7:45am Science Olympiad Meeting
9am Leadership Team Meeting – Operations
1pm Homecoming Picnic Luncheon
2pm Homecoming Pep Rally
2:30pm Pep Rally
4:30pm Homecoming Alumni Mass
5pm Homecoming Tailgate + Alumni Social
7:30pm Varsity Football vs. Snook Academy (Home) – Homecoming
Saturday, October 1
Mostly Sunny | 85° | 72° | 58%
8am Swim Demourelle Invitational @ Biloxi
7pm Homecoming Dance (Grades 9-12)
Sunday, October 2
Sunny | 88° | 62° | 16%
7:30am Interact Club – Cruisin’ the Coast
Monday | Hot Lunch: chicken parmesan, 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: chicken tetrazzini, peas, 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
Wednesday | 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, tater tots, hamburger, spicy chicken sandwich
Thursday | Classic Homecoming Luncheon
Friday | Homecoming Family Picnic
For the next few weeks, we will be sharing some parenting tips for school success.
Parents can play a significant role in the academic success of their children. Unfortunately, many parents don’t realize the importance of their involvement in a child’s school career and are not sure how to get involved in a constructive way. In some cases, too much or too little parental involvement becomes detrimental to the child – a difficult obstacle for many to overcome. The good news is that there are relatively easy steps you can take to show your child you are interested in his or her school work and offer the necessary help and support along the way.
The Parent-Child Relationship – a successful school experience begins at home, with the relationship between the parent and child. This process involves developing good habits at home that your child will easily adapt to during the school year. It also incorporates nurturing a comfortable, trusting relationship with your child that will make him or her more willing to come to you when problems and challenges in the school environment do occur.
Good Habits – good home habits will limit distractions and put schoolwork at the forefront throughout the academic year. First, instill a love of reading in your child, by keeping plenty of interesting books at home and reading together on a regular basis. Let your child see you sit down with a good book frequently and take trips to the library where you can explore the many interesting subjects together.
Next, limit activities at home that will distract your child from his academic duties. Watching television and playing video games are typically activities that consume more hours than homework in the majority of American households. By the same token, teach your child to use the internet for constructive purposes like research and limit the amount of time spent randomly surfing online.
Next week we will continue with some more specific tips for parenting for school success.
We will begin conducting department meetings in the beginning of October. These meetings will encourage collaboration and constructive conversations about best instructional practices.
The 2022 School Spelling Bee was conducted this week for our seventh and eighth graders. The following students placed: First Place – Harbour Tavel; Second Place – Michael Owen; Third Place – Danika Gaston. Congratulations to these students! Job well done!
Welcome to Homecoming 2022! We are excited to host a variety of activities and events on campus this week, including our club and sporting events!
Please make sure that you are purchasing your tickets to our home athletic events at stpatrickhighschool.net/tickets.
If you would be interested in joining our Quiz Bowl team, please contact Mr. Acosta at email@example.com.
On Monday, we are hosting East Central in JV and Varsity Volleyball beginning at 5:30pm. Our Junior High Volleyball team will play their final game of the season at North Woolmarket, and our JV Football team will play their final game versus Stone at MGCCC. We also have our FCA Meeting, as well as our Teacher vs. Student Volleyball Game!
On Tuesday morning we will host our Homecoming Irish Idol, and in the afternoon we will have a Quiz Bowl meeting and Softball Parent meeting.
Wednesday, our Swim team has a meet at Gulfport, and our SAVE Club has a meeting right after school. We hope to see everyone at our Homecoming Family Movie Night as well!
On Thursday, MathCounts and Mock Trial have meetings after school, and in the evening we have a home Junior High Football game vs. North Woolmarket, and our JV and Varsity Volleyball teams will be at home versus Vancleave. During the morning we will have our Homecoming Mass, which is always a special occasion for our students and faculty.
Friday begins with a Science Olympiad meeting, then quickly moves into the Homecoming Festivities! We have a full day, beginning with the Homecoming Luncheon, then Pep Rally, followed by our Alumni Mass, Tailgate, and Social. The evening culminates with our Homecoming Football Game vs. Snook Academy, the announcement of our Homecoming Court, and the crowning of our 2022 Homecoming Queen! We hope to see you at the game!
Below are the results from our teams last week:
9/19 JH Volleyball vs. Magnolia (Home) – 7th Grade (St. Patrick 2-0); 8th Grade (St. Patrick 2-0)
9/19 JV Football vs. Pass Christian (Home) – Pass Christian 20-12
9/20 JV Volleyball vs. OLA (Away) – OLA 2-0
9/20 Varsity Volleyball vs. OLA (Away) – OLA 3-0
9/21 JH Volleyball vs. Bayou View (Away) – 7th Grade (St. Patrick 2-0); 8th Grade (Bayou View 2-0)
9/22 JH Football vs. Creekbend (Home) – Creekbend 30-0
9/22 JV Volleyball vs. Perry Central (Home) – St. Patrick 2-0
9/22 Varsity Volleyball vs. Perry Central (Home) – St. Patrick 3-0
The PSAT workshop will be October 5 from 8am until noon. Mrs. Erin Gibson, Director of Huntington Learning Center, and her staff will administer the workshop. The PSAT test will be administered on October 12. Free practice materials for the PSAT may be accessed here.
It is never too early to begin practicing for the ACT. Click here to access free practice materials from ACT.
Community service hours are performed by students for the benefit of their local school and community. Community service hours are a required component for each theology course.
Students in grades seven and eight are required to complete ten (10) community service hours per semester for a total of twenty (20) community service hours per year.
Students in grades nine through twelve are required to complete fifteen (15) community service hours per semester for a total of thirty (30) community service hours per year.
Students should speak with their theology teacher and check their school email for information about several upcoming service opportunities.
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.