Catholic Schools Week 2020

Catholic Schools Week is a national celebration of Catholic education and an opportunity to recognize the importance, value, and contributions of Catholic education to the Church and the world. Catholic Schools Week is sponsored by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA).  This year, Catholic Schools Week runs from January 26 through February 1.

During CSW 2020, St. Mary High School will hold several events for our students.  Below is the schedule of events and a brief description of each event.

  • Monday, January 27 through January 31
    • Class Wars begin
    • Penny Wars begin: each grade will be given a large jug in which they will donate pennies.  At the end of the week, the grade with the most pennies wins the most points.  If someone donates anything other than a penny, that value will be deducted from the jar total, i.e. if someone donates $1, 100 pennies will be deducted from the jar total.
  • Monday, January 27
    • Connect 4 bracket tournament begins during lunch periods.  Students wishing to participate must sign up during their lunch period.  The winner of each lunch period bracket, will then move on to beat Mr. Nitti in a Connect 4 lunch time tournament.
  • Tuesday, January 28
    • Connect 4 lunch tournament will continue if necessary
  • Wednesday, January 29
    • Jeopardy! tournament.  Signups will be posted outside of the Math department classrooms.
  • Thursday, January 30
    • Volleyball Tournament: there must be six people on a team with at least one girl.  The signup fee is $5 per person and is due on Tuesday, January 27.  Signup sheets are available in Room 400.
    • Dress Down Day for all students.  The dress down fee is $5 per student and all proceeds will be donated to Ryan’s Buddies.
  • Friday, January 31
    • SOUP-er Bowl Celebration: Donations of soup cans will allow students to wear their favorite team jersey to school.  Soup cans will be counted per grade and points will be awarded to the grade that donates the most cans.
    • Class Wars ends.
      • Penny Jars will be counted for grade points
      • Jeopardy! team placements will be given grade points
      • Soup can donations will be given grade points
      • The grade that earns the most points will receive an ice cream social on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14.