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8 Things You’ll Remember if You Went to a Catholic Grade School

If you wore essentially the same outfit for 9 years then you'll relate to these realities

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Maria Miller, Flightline Editor-in-Chief

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Brightly colored braces, budding acne, and the fashion sense of a deranged toddler; middle school was a bit of a freak show no matter where you went. But, there are a few things that create a solidarity between all of those who attended a K-8 Catholic school.

1. Obscure rules 

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Whether it was being required to wear 90% white shoes or having a seating chart in the lunch room, it always befuddled anyone in the public school system. And, honestly, it befuddled you too.

2. Stations of the Cross performances 

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This was the best part of the Lenten season. Who knew first graders could act so well?

3. Being upset about not having a 5th-grade graduation 

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Even though we didn’t change schools like our counterparts but moving into middle school was still a big deal!

4. … but receiving sacraments were like little graduations

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The entire grade was together, wearing ceremonial outfits in a coming of age event, sounds like pomp and circumstance to me! Especially confirmation.

5. Going to Skutt and Prep Football games 

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Everyone spent at least one fall Friday night standing slightly outside the stadium in horrible outfits running from one cluster of tweens to the next.

6. Weekly Mass and Liturgy Music Practice 

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It was like a second music class and sometimes we had a special uniform for such occasions.

7. There was no better time than Catholic Schools Week

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Red ribbon week who?? We celebrated with a whole week of free dress, and nothing is better than that!

  

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Maria Miller - Flightline Editor-in-Chief

Maria became a member of The Flightline in January of 2016. She is a senior this year involved in slam poetry at Skutt Catholic and spends time with her beloved mule, Shoelace, outside of school. You can email her at [email protected]

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  1. Chey Miller on March 23rd, 2018 6:08 am

    Loved it. Very well written and so true

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