Catholic Schools Week

Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Schools typically  observe the annual celebration week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation. The celebratory week begins the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2018 is January 28 - February 3. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2018 is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”

Cotter Schools Theme Days for Catholic Schools Week 2018:

  • Monday:  "Highlight Compassion"  (wear neon clothing)
  • Tuesday:  "Tutu Tied Up to be Unkind"  (wear tutus and neck ties)
  • Wednesday:  "Hairs to Being a Good Friend"  (wacky hair/wacky Wednesday)
  • Thursday:  "Kindness Throughout the Ages"  (dress from any decade)
  • Friday:  "Dress Up Day"  (dress up for all-schools Mass)

Please join us for any of the following scheduled events during this important, fun week for our school community: 

Sunday, 1-28-18:  Cotter Band Lasagna Dinner, 4-6:30 pm, Elks Club, 4540 Service Dr., Winona
Wednesday, 1-31-18: CJHS Science Fair, 4-6:00 pm, John Nett Rec Center
Friday, 2-2-18: Cotter/WACS Catholic Schools Week Mass with Bishop Quinn, 10:15 am, Basilica of St. Stanislaus   
Note: Students will have an early dismissal from school after returning to campus from Mass, around 12:30pm.  Teachers and staff will be participating in an afternoon retreat experience. John Nett Rec Center will be CLOSED until 3:30pm.
Friday, 2-2-18:  WACS night at Cotter boys basketball game, 7:00 pm, Gostomski Gymnasium