Student Life

MOTHER SETON TRADITIONS

 

SCHOOL COLORS – Red and Gold

 

WELCOME FRESHMEN PICNIC

 

Each year in late August, the sophomore class sponsors a picnic to welcome the freshmen to the Mother Seton Community. The event is organized by the faculty and sophomore class.

 

“WELCOME FRESHMEN” DANCE

 

The Student Council sponsors this annual dance. Boys who are personal guests of our students and boys from local Catholic high schools are invited.

 

PEP RALLY

 

Each year before the first basketball game, a rally is held to promote school support for the team.

 

BIG SISTER-LITTLE SISTER PROGRAM

 

This is a program initiated by the sophomore class for the purpose of helping the freshmen become familiar with their new school.

 

CLASS BANNERS

 

Each class prepares a banner which is representative of the members of the class. These banners are presented to the student body at a liturgical celebration and are hung in the gym for that school year.

 

STUDENT RETREATS/DAYS OF REFLECTION

 

Annual student retreats are sponsored by the Religion Department on class levels. The Senior Retreat is a three-day retreat; all others are one day retreats. In addition, a fall weekend Junior-Senior Retreat is sponsored by Sister Jacquelyn Balasia each year at Maris Stella on Long Beach Island.

 

COSTUME DAY

 

Each year on Halloween, the seniors attend their classes in appropriate Halloween attire. Prizes are awarded at the conclusion of the school day for outstanding costumes!

 

SCHOOL PLAY

 

Each year, Mother Seton presents a play which demonstrates the organizing, acting and singing ability found among the students. Students invite boys from their hometowns to take the leading male roles.

 

RING CEREMONY

 

A special Liturgy and ceremony are held at which the juniors receive their rings. The school ring is presented to each student by the Principal after which a red rose is given to each Junior by a member of the Freshman Class.

 

CLASS TRIPS

 

The Junior, Sophomore and Freshman classes sponsor a class trip day in May. At this time, each class along with their moderator chooses a feasible site to enjoy themselves for a day. The Senior Class plans an overnight trip to a ski lodge or a dude ranch.

 

JUNIOR PROM

 

Annually, this is organized and attended by the Junior Class members and their escorts. It is held off campus and is planned by the junior prom committee and the junior class moderators.

 

SENIOR PROM

 

The Senior Prom is held off campus at the end of the year, usually in May. It is planned by the senior prom committee and the senior class moderators.

 

ATHLETIC AWARDS BANQUET

 

The Athletic Department sponsors three seasonal awards receptions during which all team and squad members are honored for their participation in Varsity Sports and in the various athletic programs.  Special recognition is given to those athletes who receive special recognition from conference, county or state athletic conferences.

 

DECK-THE-HALLS

 

Two weeks prior to Christmas vacation, all students are invited to participate in “Deck the Halls”.  Students sign up to decorate the building for Christmas and to decorate the cafeteria for the semi-formal.  Following the decorating, a pizza party is held for all participants.

 

STUDENT COUNCIL WEEK

 

One week during the school year is designated as Student Council Week. At this time, Student Council sponsors various events to make the student body more interested, more involved in and more aware of what the Council does. Events include: It’s Academic, game competition between classes, Student-Faculty Talent Show, and the walkathon.

 

GRADUATION CEREMONY

 

The Baccalaureate Mass and the Graduation Ceremony are usually held during the first week in June. The graduating class prepares the Liturgy and participates in the ceremony. A reception for the graduates and their guests follows in the school cafeteria.

 

MINI COURSES

 

Often at the conclusion of alternate school years, mini courses are held for Grade 9, 10 and 11 students.  Students select the courses they wish to attend. Courses include a variety of areas such as horseback riding, crafts, swimming, beauty culture, tennis, auto mechanics and the art of self-defense.

 

JUNIOR-SENIOR LUNCHEON

 

The Junior Class hosts a luncheon for the Senior Class shortly before graduation. At the luncheon, seniors and juniors dine, reminisce and sign yearbooks.

 

SPIRIT WEEK

 

Each year, in the fall, each class chooses a theme for Spirit Week. The week highlights Seton Spirit and classes compete to win the most points for Seton Spirit. Skits, athletic competitions, trivia events, quizzes and field day activities round out the week.

 

AWARDS ASSEMBLY

 

An assembly is held each June for the purpose of honoring students who have been outstanding in academic pursuits and in areas of service during the past year.

 

CHRISTMAS SEMI-FORMAL

 

This event is organized by the Student Council. It is held in the school and is attended by students and their escorts from all class levels. The cafeteria is decorated elegantly, a buffet is served and a surprise visitor usually comes down from the North Pole.

 

AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

 

Annually, students on all grade levels may apply to become Mother Seton Ambassadors. After training and installation, these students represent Mother Seton Regional High School at special programs, in parades, at open houses on and off campus and in greeting visitors to Mother Seton.