At Holy Name School, every student, faculty, and staff member belong to one of six houses. Each house is represented by a Christian symbol, a Catholic patron saint, a Bible verse and liturgical colors. The goal of the house system is to provide an opportunity for students to interact across grade levels (K-8) in support each other as they grow in their Catholic faith, learn about servant leadership and participate in healthy competition. Students will learn to work hard both individually and as teams for the good of their House. The HNS house system encourages service, leadership, teamwork, and friendship. Houses compete against each other in the areas of academics, behavior, school spirit, and community service.
Each House is subdivided by grade level into three smaller houses:
- The Big House (6th-8th grades)
- The Little House (3rd-5th grades)
- The Mini House (Kindergarten-2nd grade)
Once students reach the Big House, they will remain in that House until they graduate from HNS and are life-long members. The Lil' and Mini Houses rotate annually to allow these grades to learn more about the customs and traditions of different Houses.
Houses compete quarterly for spirit points with the winner of the nine weeks receiving six points, second place receiving five points, etc. The winning House receives the Fr. Larry McBride Spirt Cup. This trophy is a traveling trophy awarded annually and engraved with the year and house name. The winning house will also have their flag displayed in front of the building for the entirety of the following school year.
Please click on the images in the next website page to learn more about each House(Patron House Saint, House leaders, non-profit/philanthropy group, motto/scripture, etc.), the current Scoreboards, the CARDINAL 10, and the HNS Theme of the year!