Blessing of the Animals
St. Mary School is rich in tradition. For over 20 years, St. Mary School has celebrated the Feast day of St. Francis of Assisi by having the Blessing of the Animal. Each year, St. Mary School students and faculty along with the community bring their beloved animals to be blessed. Over the years we have seen fish, turtles, rabbits, cats, dogs, cows, horses, sheep, and pigs. This is truly one of the favorite days of school.
Students are allowed to wear their Halloween costumes for the annual Halloween Parade. Every class meets on the school’s playground for the parade of costumes. After class pictures, the children are dismissed for their classroom parties.
Christmas Program and Social
The Christmas Program & Social isn’t just for the students, but for the entire St. Mary School family. Students prepare a Christmas play for their parents, grandparent, and other important people in their lives. Afterwards, everyone walks over to the Parish Center for food, fellowship and a silent auction all sponsored by the St. Mary School PTS.
Another favorite day is our annual Mardi Gras Party. Students celebrate the beginning of Lent by hosting a Mardi Gras Party. While at the party, students can participate in a cake walk, white elephant sale and carnival type games. It’s truly an afternoon of fun while benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The students have the opportunity to showcase their talents at the St. Mary School Talent Show. Both students and teachers get involved in this event. From singing and dancing to karate and gymnastics; we are always amazed by the talent of our students.
Field Day is a great way to end the school year! It is held at the Bourbon County Fairgrounds just before school lets out for the summer. The students are split into teams and participate in various activities prepared by the gym teacher as well as other faculty. Lunch is served to the students before they are dismissed as Field Day is a half day of school!