RSM celebrated Catholic Schools Week in style

Thursday, February 8, 2018

By RSM Journalism Catholic Schools Week, which took place from January 28 through February 2, began with an all-school prayer service. The transitional kindergarten to second grade provided special music for the prayer service. Middle school teacher, Kim Phillips spoke about all of the things that made her love teaching at Remsen St. Mary’s. Siblings in both high school and younger grades also carried up symbols of the St. Mary’s School System. After the prayer service, everyone enjoyed a hearty breakfast of pancakes to start off the week. On Tuesday, the school gathered to pray a living rosary with different members of the school community each taking a place along the rosary. On Wednesday, the high school enjoyed their student appreciation day. The group began the day by going to “The Greatest Showman” at the Promenade in Sioux City. Everyone enjoyed the musical and the message it sent about accepting others. Then they went to the mall for lunch before taking in some roller-skating at the Rollerama. On Wednesday night, the school community gathered together for an evening of fun and games. It featured several performances by different grades, dodgeball, and a quiz bowl competition. Thursday was Throwback Day at the school, where everyone broke out their vintage St. Mary’s apparel to show school spirit. On Friday, everyone attended the All-School Mass and then picnicked in the gym with their families. Esther Bunkers was named the Volunteer of the Year for her many years of service and dedication to RSM. Elementary teacher, Betty Benson was also honored for her 40 years of teaching at RSM as she plans to retire at the end of the year. It was a great week to celebrate RSM and everything that makes Catholic schools great.