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2021 Homecoming Information

The 72nd Annual St. Vincent High School Homecoming will kick-off its festivities on Thursday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. with the lighting of the SVHS Senior Class of 2022 followed by traditional Bonfire activities. The Homecoming parade will be held on Friday, October 23 with line-up at 5:30 p.m. and parade starting at 6:00 p.m. The football game will kick-off at 7:30 p.m. against the Jefferson R-7 Blue Jays. There will be a Student and Alumni Mass on Saturday, October 23 at 4:30 p.m. held on the St. Vincent Football Field. For seating and class reservations, call the Parish Office at 573-547-4300 providing your graduation year and number attending. The student dance will begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 10:30 p.m. at Split Rock Venue. Homecoming weekend is always a special time to reunite with old friends, show support for SV as well as showcase the outstanding tradition that unlike any other. 

Homecoming Court

Queen: Natalie Ernst, Escorted by Matthew Myers
Maid of Honor: Anna Schwartz, Escorted by Jacob Kapp
1st Maid: Addison Cates, Escorted by Evan DeWilde
2nd Maid: Mollie Dobbelare, Escorted by Travis Wheeler

Spirit Week Themes

Monday, October 18: Authentic Rock-n-Roll

Tuesday, October 19: Mathletes vs. Athletes

Wednesday, October 20 : Powderpuff/Jersey Day

Thursday, October 21:Disney Day

Friday, October 22: Blue vs. Gold

Events Schedule

Powder Puff Game
Wednesday, October 20 - 1:45 p.m.

     Thursday, October 21 - 7:00 p.m.

     Friday, October 22 - Line-up 5:30 p.m. & Parade 6:00 p.m. 

Friday, October 22 - Kick-off 7:30 p.m.   

Alumni Mass
     Saturday, October 23 - 4:30 p.m.

Student Dance
     Saturday, October 23 - 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. - Split Rock Venue

Parade Information

With multiple bands, floats, and class trailers, the St. Vincent Alumni boasts one of the largest homecoming parades in Southeast Missouri. Although there are some slight changes since it's beginning, the parade has been a tradition of Homecoming for over 70 years. Whether you're a participant or a spectator, we hope you enjoy this tradition of the St. Vincent Alumni.

Each graduating class is encouraged to get a group of classmates together to ride in the parade. Cars, trucks, and trailers with decorations and class year are all acceptable. We always reserve a spot for each class and there's no sign-up required.

All reunion classes are encouraged to participate in our annual parade float competition. Even if your class is not celebrating a reunion year, you can still enter in our competition! If you would like to enter into the competition, here are the rules you should follow and the scoring criteria we use:

Parade Float Competition Rules:

  • Floats must be themed in school colors (blue & gold).
  • The year of graduation must be displayed.
  • The width of the float must be thirteen (13) feet or less. There is no limit on the length.
  • No crude or graphic content or content that is against the Alumni's or High School's virtues is allowed.
  • The consumption of alcohol on or near the float (including non-class members) is not allowed.
  • A representative of the class must be present with the float at all times from the initial line-up for the parade until after half-time of the football game.

Participants failing to meet these requirements shall be disqualified from the competition.

Parade Float Competition Scoring:

  •  Overall Theme (40 points)
  • Artistic Effort (30 points)
  • Overall Beauty (20 points)
  • Moving Parts (10 points)

The judges of the competition are non-Alumni members selected at random. The Alumni Association Board of Directors do not participate in the judging and do no select the judges. The scoring of the judges are final. In the event of a tie, the older graduating class will be deemed the winner.

If you are interested in participating in our parade, please contact us by clicking here. All non-alumni affiliated participants must notify the Board of Directors at least two weeks prior to the parade. Reserved spots for participants not notifying the Board of Directors two week before the event are not guaranteed. Failure to notify the Board of Directors will result in the dismissal from the parade. The Board of Directors do not allow participants who are intending to campaign for political bodies or entities, intending to advertise for a for-profit business, or are affiliated with an organization that is against the values and virtues of the Alumni Association and St. Vincent High School. The Board of Directors reserves the right to deny entry to any organization and all decisions made by the Board of Directors are final.

Save-the-Date: Homecoming 2022 Date


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We are encouraging each student to sell 10 items. As always thank you for all you do and your support! Questions, email Emily Hager at ehager@svdepaul.org.

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As superintendent of Saint Vincent Schools, it is my responsibility to ensure the safety of our students and staff and act in the best interest of our schools.

I had hoped that we could begin this school year with normalcy rather than with masks and quarantines but it seems that the pandemic has not yet finished with us. It is still my goal to provide as much in-school learning as possible.

As part of the Archdiocese of St. Louis and citizens of Perry County, we are obliged to cooperate with the Perry County Health Department and follow the guidelines they provide. The Health Department has threatened to report any noncompliance of our school to various agencies including the Missouri High School Athletic Association which could result in the disqualification of our school from interscholastic sports competition. While I do not care for such threats, it is not in the best interest of our school nor our students to risk that outcome.

In my view, it is not proper for St. Vincent Schools to become an enforcing agent of the health department's quarantine orders. That is a civil matter, not a school matter. However, providing a safe environment for faculty, staff, and students is very much a school matter.

This past week a significant number of our students were ordered to quarantine by the health department. Subsequently, the health department notified us of their quarantine order. A few parents chose to disobey the quarantine order and send their children to school without masks or social distance. Because I do not wish to be the enforcing agent of a quarantine, but wish to protect the rest of our students and staff to whatever degree possible, We asked that these students at least wear a mask and social distance. Some refused even to do this which compromised those around us and created a scene unbecoming of St. Vincent de Paul School.

Later this week the matter will be discussed by the school board. Until I receive their counsel and come to a further decision on the matter, we will follow these protocols.

When the health department notifies us of students who test positive for COVID-19, that student will not be allowed to attend in-school classes at St. Vincent school until they are cleared by the health department to return.

When the health department notifies us of quarantined students who were "close contacts", we encourage parents to follow the direction of the health department.

If a close contact student showing no symptoms comes to school we will:

• Notify the health department of their non-compliance with the health department's order.

• We will require them to wear a mask and social distance from other students/staff.

• If they fail to comply with the mask and social distance requirement, they will be suspended from school for the duration of the quarantine order.

Obviously, if a student is showing symptoms, we will send them home and encourage their parents to take appropriate action.

I pray you can see my effort to find a middle road here. It has been my experience that, as midwesterners, we are a little more rational than some parts of our country. We appreciate your continued support.

Fr. Joe
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