Student Life - Special Events

Smith Family Memorial Service - February 7

Thursday, 8:30am: sign-ups are closed so we can process school attendance. 

Because praying for the dead and consoling the bereaved are essentials of the Christian life, students are invited to attend the memorial service of Mrs. Tiffany Smith, mother of Robert Smith '21. (No students are required to attend.) 

The service will be held on Thursday, February 7, at 11:00am, at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church (3826 Wheeler Ave). Students will report to school busses outside Clay Center at 10:00am.

Students are expected to ride the bus both ways to and from the service. If you need to make other arrangements, please make those separately with the Dean's office, according to regular procedures for absence and early dismissal.

Students will miss some class time, and should notify their second, third, and fourth period teachers before signing up (Thursday is Green Order, so these are the same as Day One, periods 2–4). Students will probably be able to attend fourth period.

Students will have time for a quick lunch when they return to school. As on a regular day, students should bring cash or lunch card, or else bring lunch from home. Lunch options will be limited due to the timing of our return.

Finally, students and families may appreciate knowing that a Memorial Reception is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6, 7pm–9pm, at Sugar Land Mortuary (1818 Eldridge Rd).

Parents: please sign up below to provide permission for your son to attend.

Students: please notify and remind your parents to sign up. We can take signups until Thursday morning, 8:30am. Please dress appropriately to the event: coat and tie are necessary, and muted colors are considered customary.

Let us all pray together for Mrs. Smith, for our brother Robert, and for the Smith family.

Chinese New Year Celebration - February 7

The Foreign Language Department, Asian Cultural Club, and parents of Mandarin students are once again preparing our annual Chinese New Year celebration, to be held on February 7, 11:00am–12:30pm. These are always great festivities!

The Chinese New Year is the biggest holiday throughout Asia, celebrated at the turn of the Lunar New Year. The year 2019 will be the year of the Pig. At Strake Jesuit, we are celebrating by offering a special feast filled with symbolic flavors of the New Year.

We are expecting over 175 Mandarin students & Asian Culture Club members, as well as faculty, administration and volunteers. The event will cost over $1000.

No one needs to pay to attend. However, if you would like to donate towards the event's costs, you may make a credit card donation  below. Extra funds raised will be used for other Mandarin class or Asian Cultural Club activities. Thank you for your support and your help!

Donation Form

Valentines Day Dance - February 15

The Strake Jesuit FBLA will be sponsoring a Valentine's Day Dance.

Friday, February 15, 8:00 - 11:00, with lock-in from 8:30 - 10:30 

Moran Dining Hall on the Strake Jesuit campus

Tickets are $15 per person pre-sale below. Tickets will be $20 at the door. FBLA will donate net proceeds to our Financial Aid program.

Students must have a student ID to enter

Dress code is casual. Attire must be in good taste, modest and appropriate. Students may wear pants, jeans, or non‐athletic shorts worn at (not below) the waist. Shorts must be knee length or longer. No cut‐off shirts, bare midriffs, backless tops, or strapless tops. No head coverings.

We are also looking for parent volunteers to assist with concessions & chaperoning. Please email Bree Adsit at for more information.

Ticket Pre-Sale

Steps for Students - February 16

Each year, the Steps for Students race is the largest Catholic community event in the city. It’s a great chance for students and teachers to see first-hand the support of the community. When you donate to Steps for Students, you provide practical financial help to Catholic school students around the city. When you register or donate as part of the Strake Jesuit team, much of your donation returns to the school.

For the first year, Catholic high schools are competing for the President's Cup. Whichever school has the greatest number of registrants, relative to the size of the student body, wins this traveling trophy.

  • Your registration counts even if you register to "Snooze for Students" and stay home that day.
  • Registrations are open until January 31 for $20, or until February 15 for $30. 
  • Please join this effort! Click here to register, and remember to choose Strake Jesuit as your school team.

We are also having a House contest for registrations. Bring your registration confirmation to your Advisory period, and the House with the most registrations will win a private catered lunch for race participants.

Finally, event planners are also seeking volunteers! Click below to sign up. These hours may qualify for NHS or Key Club — but check with Mr. Roman or Mrs. Alvarado, they’ll know best.

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