Pacelli, nation celebrate Catholic Schools WeekPublished 10:00am Friday, January 25, 2013
The next week will be an extra special time for students at Pacelli Catholic Schools.
Not only is the school celebrating Catholic Schools week, it is celebrating its 100th anniversary. From Friday, Jan. 25 to Feb. 3, the school will be in the midst of many events and entertainment geared at students, staff, parents and friends. A book fair will also run next Tuesday through Friday. An open house on Tuesday will feature games, art projects and technology projects for students, birthday cake for visitors and prizes.
Pacelli participates in Catholic Schools Week every year, and this year’s theme is “raise the standards.”
Principal Mary Holtorf noted the importance of Pacelli keeping high test scores.
“We take the test seriously, but I think it’s important our students are achieving above national norms,” she said.
Catholic Schools Week schedule
—Jan. 25: Spirit Day. Basketball doubleheader. First 150 students get free water bottle; PHS students get in free with ID.
—Jan. 26: Winter Gala and 100 year kickoff.
—Jan. 28: Comfy Cozy Day. Wear sweats and be comfortable.
—Jan. 29: Dress like a 100-year-old. Annual all-school open house from 4-6 p.m. Girls basketball at 6 (B squad) and 7:15 p.m. (varsity).
—Jan. 30: Decade Day. Each class will pick a decade to mimic. Invite someone special to attend a VIP lunch.
—Jan. 31: 100 Years from now Day Design a futuristic outfit. Invite someone special for another VIP lunch.
—Feb. 1: Dress Up Day, no jeans. All-school mass at 9 a.m.
—Feb. 3: Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Augustine’s Jennings Hall.