St. Mary's Schools will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week 2002 "Where Faith and Knowledge Meet" January 27-Feb. 3.
The students and faculty will participate in a number of activities to recognize the achievements of Storm Lake's Catholic School, which is celebrating its 90th year of service to the community this year.
A highlight is the United for Kids Winter Carnival Sunday, Feb. 3 from noon to 3 p.m. in the gymnasium. The carnival features many games of families at a low cost. Proceeds from the games benefit various St. Mary's organizations and projects.
Before the carnival, families can enjoy a light lunch in the parish center for $3 per person from 11 a.m. until noon. Lunch includes maidrites, hot dogs, coney dogs, chips, bars and an orange drink.
Other events include a Chamber of Commerce Coffee at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 in the Parish Center. Wednesday is National Appreciation Day for Catholic Schools. Community members can meet administration, student council members and tour the building.
As the school relies upon volunteers for various programs and projects, the volunteers will be recognized Thursday, Jan. 31 at the 8:30 a.m. liturgy in the church. A reception for volunteers in the parish center will follow the liturgy.
In a token of thanks to the organizations and individuals that assist St. Mary's in their mission to provide quality Catholic education, students will deliver thank-you baskets to these groups in the community.
Faculty and staff will be treated to a catered lunch Wednesday, Jan. 30. They will be served by middle and high school student council members.
Recent St. Mary's graduates will be the guest speakers at the January 26/27 masses. These students will highlight how their Catholic education has helped them to succeed academically and in life. Current St. Mary's students will be providing music at all of the English weekend masses.
St. Mary's Schools is a K-12 accredited educational institution dedicated to development of the mind, spirit and body. St. Mary's Schools has operated under the auspices of St. Mary's Parish since 1912.