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Basketball Broadcast Tomorrow

KYDN is planning to broadcast both the girls and boys basketball games as St. Mary’s travels to Centauri on Saturday, Jan. 15. The girls varsity game begins at 4:30 pm, followed by the boys varsity game at 6 pm. The games will be broadcast on 95.3 FM and streamed on KYDNcountry.com. You can also listen and get score updates via the KYDN app from the app store on your cell phone. Downloadable podcasts of the game will be available at kydncountry.com within a few days after the games.

Rocky Mountain March for Life
The Students for Life Club invites the St. Mary’s community to join them and the Diocese of Colorado Springs Respect Life Apostolate on Monday, Jan. 17, for the Rocky Mountain March for Life (it is a holiday and there is no school that day). The annual march is a recognition of the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. You will find all of the information about the march and how to participate on our website.

Learn More about our Request for Financial Information 
As part of our re-enrollment process, St. Mary’s is asking all current families to complete the FACTS financial information form, even if they are not seeking financial aid. In this video, St. Mary’s President Deacon Rob Rysavy explains why the school is seeking the information.

Re-enrollment Now Open
Re-enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year is now open and the the form is online. Families seeking tuition assistance must complete the FACTS form by Jan. 31. All families are invited to complete the financial FACTS form to receive a $1,000 discount off your student’s tuition cost. You’ll find information and a link to the FACTS form at https://www.smpirates.org/page/tuition-assistance

Student Volunteers Needed for Tutoring
Students, are you looking for volunteer hours? Contact Mrs. Cichon at jcichon@smhscs.org if you are interested in tutoring elementary school students on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Resource Center.

Chromebook Reminder
The "Parent and Student Home Chromebook Use Agreement 2021-2022" will be sent home with students early next week. Both parents and students will need to sign the form acknowledging that they have read the Chromebook Use Agreement 2021-2022 and other related documents before the Chromebooks will be distributed to students. The Student Internet and Computer Use Rules Policy and Electronic Devices Policy are now on the Current Pirates page on our website. Please carefully read the Chromebook Use Agreement 2021-2022 and related policies and return the signed form ASAP so that your student can receive a Chromebook. Once Chromebooks have been distributed, students will only be allowed to use these devices (not a personal laptop) while at school. Classes such as engineering that require other computers will still have those available in that classroom. 

National Honor Society Sponsors Winter Wear Drive
It’s time to clean out those closets! The National Honor Society (NHS) is sponsoring a Hats/Coats/Gloves/Scarves drive for the month of January. The items will be delivered to the Springs Rescue Mission during Catholic Schools Week at the end of January. Please consider donating gently used or new items and bring them to Mrs. Cichon's office.

Speech and Debate Meets on Wednesdays after School
The speech and debate team will meet after school on Wednesdays during the month of January in Mrs. Ward's room. It's not too late to join the speech and debate team. The team is preparing for the second half of its season with competitions as they get ready for the State Qualifier. Come to Mrs. Ward's room on Wednesdays after school and we'll help you get started.  

Purchase Your Senior Recognition Ad Now
Yearbook senior recognition ads, also known as baby ads, are a long-held tradition at St. Mary’s. Senior parents can purchase those ads now. All ads will be purchased and built online through the Jostens website (click on the previous underlined link). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Amy Partain, yearbook adviser, at apartain@smhscs.org.
Don’t Miss Out! Order Your Yearbook Today
Ordering your yearbook today is a benefit to both you and the yearbook staff! Ordering now saves you money. Yearbooks are currently $90, but the price will go up again in the coming weeks. Ordering now helps us by giving us a more accurate number of books to have printed. So it’s a win-win! You won’t want to miss having the book that documents our return to in-person learning! Order online today!


  • Pirate Theater will present a variety show at 7 pm on both Feb. 17 and Feb.18 in the Cove. Tryouts were the week of Jan. 4-7,, but you can still talk to Mrs. Knoepke now if you are interested in participating. Tickets are $5 for students and senior citizens and $7 for adults. Watch us dance and sing and show our talent!
  • College Information Night for parents of juniors is Feb. 16 from 6-7 pm in the Cove.
  • The Pirate Theater will perform “Arsenic and Old Lace” on April 7, 8 and 9 at 7 pm in the Cove. Tickets will be $5 for students and senior citizens and $7 for adults.
  • St. Mary’s Annual Gala will be on April 23, 2022. If you would like to help, please contact Ramon Falt at rfalt@smhscs.org