Annual Events

We believe students do best when they feel the support of the whole community. See our calendar for the exact dates of upcoming events.  

Marathon: Students raise pledges and we walk around Vermillion with families, friends, and staff.

Fall Festival: St. John’s Parish holds an annual festival in September. St. Mathias holds a festival in August. St. Mary’s holds a sausage supper in October.

All Saints Party: On October 31 we have a party in our parking lot with free pizza, games, and treats.

Class Parties: Our classes have Halloween, Christmas, and Valentines Day parties led by room parents.

Christmas Caroling: On the last day before Christmas break our whole school goes Christmas Caroling to every business in Vermillion and enjoys hot cocoa afterwards.

Christmas Concert: All Preschool – 4th grade students participate in our Christmas Concert just before break.

Art Show: We hold an annual Art Show during Catholic Schools Week.  

Pancake Breakfast: We kick off Catholic Schools Week with a pancake breakfast after Sunday Mass.

Field Days: Elementary and Preschool have separate field days where they compete in outdoor activities and enjoy treats.

Family Picnic: Families join us for hot lunch after Mass.

Teddy Bear Picnic: Preschool students parade Teddy bear floats through the school. Older students and staff watch and cheer. A preschool picnic is held afterwards.

Bingo Fun Day: A day of bingo, food, games, and friends. This event is held in May after a Mass.

Skateville: All Elementary Students go on a roller skating field trip during Catholic Schools Week.

Pizza Mondays: A parent volunteer serves pizza every Monday at lunch. Families may choose to participate.

Hot Lunch: Once or twice per month a group of parent volunteers serves hot lunch to students on Fridays.

Summer Event: We hold an annual summer event in late July or early August. This is a chance to connect in the summer and engage the broader community. Last summer we had a bubble party and in summer 2022 we will host a STEM night.

Grandparents and Special Friends Day: We invite Grandparents and Special Friends to a school Mass, a meal, and classroom visits on the Friday before First Communion. All students are invited to bring a special friend.