Traditions at Willows
Traditions are important at Willows! Here are just a few of the events that make up the Willows experience:
Back-to-School Family Picnic & Locker Set Up
Students and their families kick off the year with a potluck picnic, games, and a chance to set up and decorate lockers.
Students kick off the school year with a day full of spirited games to build friendships and come together for an all school BBQ lunch.
Big Sister- Little Sister
Seniors and Freshman and 8th graders and 6th graders are paired together for a week of secret clues and activities to break the ice and forming new friendships across the grades.
Day of Service
The October 2nd all school Day of Service honors the anniversary of the founding of Opus Dei and the feast day of the guardian angels. The day includes an all school mass and the opportunity for students mentors, faculty, and staff to make a difference in our community.
Students and faculty dress in their most creative costumes and join in all-school contests, fun, and games
Junior Ring Ceremony
The junior ring and pin ceremony takes place as part of the school celebration of the Feast of All Saints Day. The ceremony recognizes the juniors as high school upperclassmen and challenges them to embrace their roles as leaders in the school.
Canned Food Drive
In the spirit of gratitude and giving back, houses complete to gather canned food and other boxed items to donate to those in need
One of Willows most beloved traditions, all students, faculty and staff exchange names, hang a stocking on their locker, and give a series of small gifts and clues to their Kris Kringle. It all leads up to a big gift, a big reveal, and an all school Christmas party.
Students show their school spirit and build friendships with a specific dress theme and activity each day. Spirit week culminates with a class lip sync contest.
Students, teachers, and staff put coins in their house’s jar to earn points and put dollar bills in other jars to subtract from those houses. The house with the most points at the end of the week wins and earns spirit points. All money collected goes to charity.
Mother Daughter Luncheon
A morning mass and a formal, festive luncheon for mothers, daughters, and teachers. Seniors and their mothers are honored.
A fun-filled carnival organized by Willows students for younger siblings, future students, and friends of Willows.
A dodgeball tournament in honor of past teacher, Mrs. Laurel Johnson.
Graduates are honored at a formal dinner followed by dancing. Seniors wear white dresses and are escorted in to a song of their choice.