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September 25-29: O'Gorman Homecoming

  • Monday's theme is pj day. Come dressed down in your favorite pajamas! 
  • Tuesday's theme is twin/triplet day. Partner up with either a friend(s) or a teacher and come to school dressed as twins or triplets (or more). Get creative and specific with your outfit and hair choices!
  • Wednesday's theme is Country vs. Country Club. You choose if you want to rep your country garb or your Country Club fashion. Please no props brought to school.
  • Thursday's theme is jersey day. Show your support for your favorite team by wearing a jersey of your choice! If your team's jersey is sleeveless, please wear a shirt underneath. 
  • Friday's theme is OG Spirit Wear! Deck yourself out head to toe in your most spirited OG gear! Blue or white shirts show school spirit too! Face paint or hair coloring is not allowed.
    • For all Homecoming Dress Down Days: Jeans and shorts are allowed. All dress down rules apply: No frayed, tattered or torn clothing; Shorts length is appropriate (In determining appropriate length, a student may hold their arms at their sides; the length of the garment must be at least to the bottom of the student’s longest finger); No spandex workout pants (yoga pants) or leggings. No hair coloring allowed on any of the dress down days.
    • Friday, September 29: 8th grade students will be attending the OGHS Pep Rally on the afternoon of the 29th. We will also be having a Homecoming Pre-game Celebration for the OGJH students from 3:15-4:30 in the OGJH gymnasium. This will be a place for the students to socialize prior to the football game (vs. Sioux Falls Jefferson at 5:00 p.m.). Pizza from Pizza Ranch will be available along with soda and bottled water. There is no cost associated with the celebration due to a generous donor. We will have a sign in sheet at the Homecoming Pre-game Celebration if you would like to check if your child did or did not attend.
    • Students will be allowed to keep their backpacks in the school gymnasium and should retrieve them after the game.

School Picture Retakes
Your child have received their school pictures this past week. Picture retakes will take place on the morning of Wednesday, September 27. If your child was present on the original picture day and they want a new picture, please have them return the original picture packet to school on the 27th. If your child was absent on picture day, they will turn in their original picture order form on that day (homeroom teachers will have their original picture order form if they were absent).

Sioux Falls Area Life Chain
The Sioux Falls Area Life Chain will be held on Sunday, October 1 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. It will span from S. Kiwanis Ave. to S. Sertoma Ave. along the north sidewalk of W. 41st Street. The annual National Life Chain is a peaceful, prayerful public witness standing in solidarity for the defense of life from conception to natural death and takes place simultaneously across the U.S.A. and Canada. This event qualifies for an hour of the OGJH Christian Service requirement.

School and Family Friday Mass
School and Family Friday Mass will be offered most Fridays at 7:30 AM in the OGJH Chapel. All students, families, and school personnel are welcome to attend. Here are the dates Mass will be offered on Fridays during the first semester: September 29, October 13, October 27, November 3, November 10, December 1,and December 15.

Additionally, we will have adoration in the OGJH Chapel on the first Friday of each month (Friday, October 6) for parents to come and pray for our students. If you are able to sign up for a 30-minute slot (or 2 if you would like), please sign up here. There is no limit as to how many parents can come at one time, so feel free to have multiple names signed up for the same time slot.