Spartanfest is a week that celebrates De Smet Jesuit's tradition, spirit, and identity. The week cultivates enthusiasm within the De Smet Jesuit family, providing opportunities for fellowship and fun, and culminates in a Homecoming Dance and our Alumni Reunion.

Spartanfest Activities - Tuesday, 9/20 - Friday 9/23





Dress Down Theme /
Game Theme

Students not dressing in theme must be in dress code

Best dressed in each HR receives a small prize.



(Game theme: Nerd)

Jers-day Thursday

Spirit Day

(Game theme: Toga)*

*Note: Togas not approved for wear during school day

Activity Period Event

Frosh STUGO Elections

FG Kicking Contest

Special Lunch

Lion’s choice

($4 – while supplies last)

Papa John's Pizza

($2 a slice or $12 for whole pizza)

Chick-fil-A Sandwiches

($4 – while supplies last)

Smoothie King

Open Block




Spartanfest Pep Rally

After School

Soccer (B) v. CBC

@ 4 PM

Frosh Soccer v

Edwardsville @ 4 PM

Friday Tailgate

(BBQ, KanJam, Spikeball, music, etc)

Spikeball in Lobby after school

Running of the Spartans


JV Soccer v Gateway

@ 5:30 PM

Varsity Soccer v Priory

@ 6 PM

Varsity Football v. Vianney

@ 7 PM

Spartanfest Homecoming Dance - Saturday, September 24


The dance runs from 7:30-10:30 in the De Smet Jesuit Cafe; students must arrive by 8:00 pm and may not leave earlier than 10:15 pm. Semi-formal attire (coat and tie) is appropriate.


Tickets sales will from Monday, 9/14 - Friday 9/18 during lunches. Tickets are $40 per couple (scholarships may be available upon request); FREE tickets will be issued to any student who sold at least 8 Big Draw Tickets.

Each student, even one who earned a free ticket, who plans to attend needs to reserve a ticket. No physical ticket will be issued; students will simply check-in upon arrival.

Contact Info / Questions

Anyone with questions, or any students needing to arrange for late arrival should contact Mr. Michael Russo, Director of Student Activities, at or at 314-567-3500 x 1260.