"Inspiring students to love God, their Catholic faith and learning"

Tuesday, September 12th is the first early dismissal day for the school year. Early out Tuesdays are Dress Down Days and take place the second Tuesday of each month. Students may dress down on the early out Tuesdays in school approved dress down clothing {review the student handbook}. School will dismiss at 1:30 PM on scheduled early out days and there will be no after school care for Pre-K thru 8th grade. 

1:15 PM Bell- PK, K, and 1st grade and siblings dismissed

1:20 PM Bell- 1nd-4th grades and siblings dismissed

1:25 PM Bell- 5th-8th grades dismissed

There is a Professional Development Day on Monday, September 18, so there will be no school on this day.

Flu consent forms are due Friday, September 22. Forms will not be accepted after this date. Any forms needing to be turned in after the due date will need to be taken directly to the Cole County Health Department. 

Flu clinic is Wednesday, October 25.

Farewell Fr. Secrist

It is with heavy hearts that we must say goodbye to our beloved Pastor. Fr. Jeremy Secist has been reassigned to St. Joseph Parish, Salisbury, St. Boniface Parish, Brunswick, and St. Mary of the Angels Parish, Wien effective on September 20, 2023.


Our farewell party for Fr. Secrist will be on Friday, September 8, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Broadway in front of Selinger Centre. We will have pulled pork, fish, baked beans, coleslaw, tea, and lemonade. Please feel free to bring your own food or beverages. Jack Kramer will provide the entertainment with his Karaoke. Parking will be available in the Selinger Centre lot and the Big Flat. We look forward to seeing everyone on Friday, September 9 as we bid farewell to our pastor!

Big Bucks

We are happy to announce that Diamond Pet Foods is again headlining

Big Bucks 2024: A Night at the Bluffs on April 12, 2024.

The Big Bucks committee has already begun reaching out for donations for the event. If you would like to help or donate please let us know. You can email us at [email protected] and/or please fill out the attached form.

We are still looking for volunteers to assist with committees so please contact Brad Shimmens at [email protected] or Abby Borberg at [email protected]

The next Big Bucks meeting is Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 5:30 PM in Fr. Ahrens room.

Donor Pledge Form Big Bucks 2024

Before School Care Needs

Before School Care is in need of new or used items for the students who gather in the cafeteria daily from 7:00-7:35AM. If you have these items (in good condition) and are willing to part with them, or wish to buy them new and donate it to the program we appreciate it. Items include simple board games like: Chess ($8:16), Checkers ($7.91), Connect 4 ($9.84), Trouble ($9.97), Candy Land ($8.88), Chutes and Ladders ($8.97). Prices are from Wal-mart.com but can be purchased at other places. Card games like UNO ($5.97) and Playing Cards ($3.44) and Crayon 24 pack ($2.47). Items can be sent in and brought to Mr. Veit in the school office. Thank you very much to all those who have already brought items in.


Scrip News:

Scrip Orders need to be turned in by Monday at 10:30AM. I will try and send orders home with your child as soon as I can fill them. I am subbing in Preschool for the next 7 weeks, so orders might be a little slower coming home. Thanks for understanding.

Other Fundraising News:

Ready Popped Popcorn order forms went home two weeks ago. If you did not get one please let me know, and I will send one home with your child. These forms go home with the youngest child in the family. If you received 2 forms, please only return one form per family. All forms need to be turned in by September 08.

Ready Popped Popcorn 50% Profit ($5.00) $3.00 - family $2.00 to school.

The amounts have been adjusted to include the 10% tithe.

After School Care Help Needed:

After School Care is looking to hire aides for the 2023-2024 school year. Must be high school age as of August 1st and wanting to work with kids. If interested please fill out an application at diojeffcity.org. For questions, send an email to Ms. Betsy at [email protected].

St. Peter Catholic School Help Needed:

St. Peter is still looking for a Classroom Aide 7:25-4PM M-F, and subs for the school year. If you are interested or know someone who would be a great fit, please encourage them to apply on the Diocsean website (HERE) and email Gayle Trachsel, Principal [email protected].  

Meet Our Staff

Hi, my name is Theresa Atkins, and I am the Math teacher for the Vogelweid Learning Center. I have been teaching for 17 years, and all of those years have been with St. Peter. I attended college at Truman State University where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Special Education. I have been married for 14 years to my husband, Gordon, and we have three children attending St. Peter School. Our two oldest are in 6th grade and our youngest is in 1st grade. I grew up attending St. Joseph Cathedral Church, but we are now members of the St. Peter parish. Most of my time is spent driving my children to various activities, but when we have some free time we love having family board game nights. I love teaching at St. Peter, and I cannot picture working anywhere else!  

Church News

Quick Reference Guide to the Diocese of Jefferson City Stewardship Model

Catholic Stewardship Renewal/Time and Talent Form


  • To Pray: that is, attend Mass faithfully in the parish on weekends and Holy Days.
  • To Participate: that is, to use one’s time and talents to strengthen the parish community and advance the Gospel.
  • To Sacrificially Give: that is, pledge and remain current on a tithe of financial first fruits to support the life and ministries of the parish. The goal is 8% to the parish and 2% to other worthy charities.

Important Dates

Thursday, September 7 A Day

Friday, September 8 B Day

Monday, September 11 C Day

Tuesday, September 12 A Day 1:30 Dismissal, Dress Down Day

Wednesday, September 13 B Day

Thursday, September 14 C Day

Friday, September 15 A Day Mid-Qtrs Home


Click on the link to see the attachment:

September Menu

Sign Up For Text Alerts

Scrip Order Form

St. Peter Catholic School Webpage

For questions, concerns or comments related to school, please see below for contact information.

If it relates to general classroom instruction, homework, schedules please talk to the classroom teacher.

If it relates to attendance: [email protected]

If it relates to general school information such as calendar items, school uniform, fees, lunch, etc: [email protected] or [email protected]

If you need the school nurse: [email protected]

If it relates to policy, safety, &/or discipline: [email protected]

If it relates to administration: [email protected] 

If it relates to enrollment or counseling: [email protected][email protected] or [email protected]

If it relates to athletics: [email protected]

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St. Peter Catholic School

314 West High Street

Jefferson City, MO 65101