St. Mary Immaculate Parish School held its Annual Olympic Day on Friday, May 23 under beautiful sunny skies at Joliet Memorial Stadium. Students began the day with a parade around the track led by the Fifth Grade Girl Scout Troop who then also conducted the Flag Ceremony. The Concert Band then played the National Anthem and then the day’s sporting events began.
Each grade rotated as a group around the stadium to visit all the events, which included Long Jump, Vortex Throw, Softball Throw, 50M and 100M runs, as well as games of kickball, volleyball, and more. Other than during the short break for lunch, the students were energetically participating in activities all day long. Meanwhile back at the school, the Kindergarten and Preschool/Pre-K Classes held their own versions of Olympic Day with activities geared for the younger kids. It was great to see all the teamwork and friendship displayed by the students across all the grades.
Olympic Day is an SMI tradition that serves as a memorable way to wind down the school year. Many thanks go to school parent volunteer coordinator Ann Waldron who has led the event for the past 12 years! In addition, we thank the crew of teachers, staff and parent volunteers for planning and helping at this exciting and enjoyable day for everyone in our school family.
St. Mary Immaculate School provides an outstanding Catholic education in both faith and academics for students in Pre-school through Junior High. Registration for the 2014-2015 School Year is now underway for all grades. Located at 15629 S. Rt. 59 in Plainfield, the school draws families from Plainfield, Shorewood, Joliet, Bolingbrook, Naperville, Aurora and beyond. For more information call 815-436-3953 or visit www.smischool.org.