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.

3 v 3 Basketball

2017 Spartanfest Activities - Monday, 9/25 - Friday 9/29

Dress Down

Students not dressing in theme must be in dress code

Best dressed in each HR receives a small prize.

Activity Period


After school / Evening


Donut Breakfast

Frosh Football v. Vianney - 4:30 pm


(Visible Red, White AND Blue - all 3 colors required to dress down)

Soccer PK contest
on turf

Pizza Lunch


JV Soccer v. Rockbridge - 4 pm

Varsity Soccer v. RockBridge - 7 pm



(or t-shirt of sports team)

Eating Contest



Pizza after school

3 on 3 Basketball Tourney (in Gym)

Frosh Soccer v. MICDS - 4 pm

Varsity Soccer @ Parkway West - 6 pm


Color Rush (Monochromatic - all items are same color)

Golden Boot Competition (FG kicking)

Lion's Choice

Music / Video games / Snacks in lobby

JV Soccer v. SLUH - 4 pm

Soph Soccer v. MICDS - 5:45 pm


Spirit Day

Ted Drewes and Chick-Fil-A after school

Inflatables (Boxing, et al)

Varsity Football v. Chaminade

@ 7 PM

Spartanfest Homecoming Dance - Saturday, September 30, 2017


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


Tickets sales will from Monday, 9/25- Friday 9/29 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.