Homecoming 2019: Bringing Our Community Together

A bit of inclement weather did not dampen the spirits of the St. Michael’s College School (SMCS) community as they gathered for Homecoming on Saturday, September 28.

The day proved to be another success with a strong turnout from students, parents, and alumni.

The crowd at SMCS Homecoming 2019 watching the football game

St. Michael's College School community cheers on our Jr. Football team at Homecoming 2019 in their game against Huron Heights Secondary School.

“This year’s Homecoming was yet another example of our how highly engaged and supportive our community truly is,” says Ellie Maggio, SMCS Parents’ Association President. “It is amazing to see how easily the connections are made between students, staff, alumni, and current families and the passion they have for our school.”

The itinerary for the day was well-rounded with musical performances from our concert band and drumline and a full list of competitive and intramural athletic competitions happening throughout the day.

“The volume of people on campus was fantastic, and there was something for everyone all day long! We were able to schedule nine interscholastic games (4 volleyball, 3 soccer, 1 hockey, 1 football). That alone brought 200 of our own student-athletes and their families onto campus,” says Alex Frescura ’92, SMCS Director of Athletics. “Most of the boys would play their own game, then rush over to support one of the other teams. The ‘M’ Squad also did a great job with their supporting all of our student-athletes.”

St. Michael's College School volleyball team playing in the gym at Homecoming

The St. Michael's College School U14 Volleyball team practicing at Homecoming 2019.

St. Michael’s College School played host to local rival Upper Canada College, along with Sterling Hall School, Huron Heights Secondary School, and the Toronto Marlboros Midget AAA team.

Congratulations to Mr. Mourra’s Grade 7 Homeroom class for winning the Grade 7 Ball Hockey Tournament – a feature of every SMCS Homecoming.

More than just a day to cheer on our teams and enjoy our talented musicians, it was a day to celebrate our double blue spirit and that was clearly evident in every activity and on every face at Homecoming.

“What continues to impress me most about Homecoming is how tight knit our SMCS family is,” says Matt Montemurro ’05, Alumni Association’s 1st Vice President. “Everyone comes together to support our teams and celebrate each other. That’s what is special.”

SMCS would like to express its sincerest appreciation to all donors, sponsors, committee members, volunteers, and attendees who make this amazing event possible!