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Celebrate Homecoming with Saint John’s Prep!

Homecoming 2017

Join us for the talent show, athletics, a family outdoor concert and much more! This year Homecoming is a super-sized celebration creating almost two weeks of fun for our community. We hope you will join us in celebrating our students and school.
This year’s theme is Top Secret: Spies & Espionage.

Homecoming Mass & Spirit Day
Saint John’s Abbey Church 
October 5 at 9:25 am
We are starting our homecoming celebration with an all-school mass at 9:25 am on Thursday, Oct. 5. Parents and friends are welcome to join us in the Saint John’s Abbey Church for this special mass.
Oct. 5 is also the day of our homecoming soccer games and swim meet. We’ve designated this day as spirit day, so students are asked to proudly wear their SJP red-just save the face paint and crazy costumes until after mass!

Talent Show
Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, Saint John’s University
October 6 at 7:00 p.m.
The talent show is Friday, October 6 at the Stephen B. Humphrey Theater on the SJU campus. The talent show is a fabulous showcase of our students’ amazing performances. This is a show for the whole family- feel free to bring siblings and grandparents! This event is free, no rsvp necessary.
*** There will be events at the Alcuin Library and Great Hall at the same time as the talent show. Please plan to park at Saint John’s Prep and walk to the theater.

Pre-Talent Show Family Dinner 
SJU Refectory 
Oct. 6 from 5:15 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
We’re gathering before the talent show for a casual family dinner in the SJU Refectory. This is a chance for students, faculty and families to get together for a friendly pre-show meal. The folks at the Reef are setting aside tables in the Walter Reger Room just for us! Students can use their meal plans and family members can use cash/credit for payment at the door.
To help SJU Dining services provide the best meal possible for us, please click here to add your name to the dinner count.

Athletic Events
Thursday, October 5
Help us cheer on the Johnnies to homecoming victories this week!
Here’s a rundown of the home games and meet. Join us on campus to root for our teams!
• Boys’ Soccer Minnewaska Area @ Saint John’s Prep
Lake Sag Field 3:00pm

• Middle School Soccer Melrose @ Saint John’s Prep
Radio Tower Field 4:15pm

• Girls’ Soccer Zimmerman @ Saint John’s Prep
• Lake Sag Field 5:00pm

• Swimming/Diving Becker @ Saint John’s  Prep
Saint John’s Prep pool 6:00pm

Dress Up Days
During our Homecoming celebration, students, faculty and staff are asked to join the fun by dressing up in fun costumes and clothing to show their school spirit. Here are the themes:

  • Oct. 5 Spirit Day (save the face paint for after mass!)
  • Oct. 6 Dress like a Teacher
  • Oct. 9 Pajama Day
  • Oct. 10 Twin Day (or dress like your date)
  • Oct. 11 Testing Day (No dress up on this day!)
  • Oct. 12 Wacky Day
  • Oct. 13 Spy Day

Student Council is planning special events throughout the week for students to enjoy during the school day. Stay tuned for more fun details about this fun week!

Outdoor Fall Festival
October 13
Saint John’s Prep Campus, behind the school
Join us for a night for all students, grades 6-12 and their families and friends! This evening will include a massive game of find the flag, food, bonfire and a live concert.
Plan to bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating.

Homecoming Dance
Sexton Commons
The Homecoming Dance for grades 9-12 is Saturday, Oct. 14 at Sexton Commons and Brother Willie’s Pub. Royalty Coronation is at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25. Students will receive a link to purchase a ticket for the dance via Schoology later this week.
*While many students do attend the dance with a date, many opt to attend with a group of friends. This is a night for students to get together and dance!