In order to truly experience the Mater Dei spirit, students enrolled in grades 7 and 8 are invited to join us for a day of school! By shadowing a knight, which includes attending classes, enjoying lunch, touring the campus, and receiving a shirt, prospective students gain valuable insight into life at Mater Dei.
Accept our invitation today, and enjoy a day with the Mater Dei family!
IN THE WORDS OF OUR STUDENTS
“Before participating in the Shadow a Knight program, we each had mixed emotions about attending Mater Dei. However, we agree that when we shadowed, we were able to experience aspects of Mater Dei that we could never learn by reading a brochure. For example, we saw how teachers taught and how students interacted with each other, received answers to our questions, and enjoyed lunch. (The tater tots were amazing!) Overall, we were able to experience life as a Mater Dei student. The day was enjoyable and made a positive difference. We strongly recommend shadowing a knight!”
Carley Emig, Ellen Nuxoll, and Madelyn Vogelbacher; Class of 2023; Highland
SCHEDULING YOUR VISIT
To schedule a day to shadow a knight, please contact Director of Enrollment Mrs. Maria Zurliene (618-526-7216 or email@example.com).
Note that we do not schedule shadows on the following days during the 2021–20222 school year (due to no school, early dismissal, or semester exams): September 3 and 6; October 8, 11, and 29; November 11, 25, and 26; December 17 through 31; January 3, 14, and 17; February 18 and 21; March 17, 18, and 21; April 14, 15, 18, and 22; May 6; after May 18.
PLANNING FOR YOUR VISIT
Selection of a Knight You may shadow a knight of your choice or request the selection of a knight with similar interests.
Transportation You are welcome to arrange transportation to and/or from Mater Dei or to ride the applicable bus to and/or from Mater Dei. Students living outside the Central Community High School district are welcome to ride the Mater Dei bus that serves their area. We provide bus transportation east to Salem, north to Highland, south to Mr. Vernon, and west to I-64/Air Mobility Drive.
Dress Code Our students wear polo shirts or sweatshirts with a Mater logo and black, khaki, or navy pants. Therefore, we kindly request that you do not wear jeans.
Schedule Our school day begins at 8:10 a.m. Please arrive at the main office at 8:00 a.m. to meet your knight. In addition to observing classes and enjoying lunch, you will receive a personal tour of our campus. Our school day ends at 2:50 p.m.
Lunch Lunch is on us! Our daily selection includes a “traditional” lunch that varies daily, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, tater tots, deli sandwiches, salad, fruit, nachos, chips, dessert snacks, ice cream, milk, lemonade, tea, soda, and water. (For chips, dessert snacks, and ice cream, please bring $2.) On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, we also serve pizza. Please note that a microwave is available if you choose to bring your lunch.
Reading Material In case you observe a class during which our school-wide study hall occurs or students complete a test, please bring a book or an electronic device with reading material.
Water Bottle You are welcome to bring a water bottle, as students are unable to utilize the water fountains at this time due to COVID-19 precautions.
Masks Per the current state mandate, masks must be worn at all times while in the building, regardless of vaccination status.
For additional information regarding the Shadow a Knight program, please contact Mrs. Maria Zurliene, Director of Enrollment.
Mrs. Maria Zurliene, Director of Enrollment
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