St. Mary's School will celebrate Catholic Schools Week and homecoming this week beginning Sunday with a school carnival and ending next Saturday with a homecoming dance. This year's theme is, "Operation: Panther Domination."
Lunch will be served Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon with activities to follow until 2 p.m.
Students will celebrate the decades of the rosary each morning throughout the week.
Monday has been designated as nerd dress up day. High school students will decorate lockers and bulletin boards throughout the school. Appreciation will be shown to the drivers.
On Tuesday, grade school students will have the opportunity to dress like their favorite Saint. A parade of Saints will be held in the gym at 8:30 a.m. Board games will be the special dress for the day. Middle school students will visit Methodist Manor and deliver appreciation goodies to several locations. In the afternoon, mental challenges will be the activity.
A special mass will be held on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. and at 10:30 a.m. the students will host the Chamber Coffee in Room 12.
High school students will be able to grab their favorite friend and dress alike for twin day. Lip syncs will be held in the gym from 1:40-3:30 p.m. The crowning of the king and queen will take place at 7 p.m.
Thursday will be sack lunch day for the elementary kids and pizza day for the high schoolers. It is also class color day, with each student dressing in colors designated for their class. Physical challenge games will take place in the gym throughout the afternoon.
Friday will be spirit day. Go Panthers! There will be a one-hour late start today. A teacher appreciation breakfast will be held in the morning. A pep rally will be held in the afternoon with the big homecoming games between the Panthers and Sac City Indians beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The homecoming dance will wind up the week.