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Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

From Bishop James Golka: 
“On Friday, March 25, during the Celebration of Penance at St. Peter’s Basilica at which he will preside at 5 pm Rome time, Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The same act, on the same day, will be carried out in Fatima, Portugal, by His Eminence Cardinal Krajewski, Apostolic Almoner, as envoy of the Holy Father. As Bishop of Colorado Springs, I want to thank those of you who have reached out encouraging our diocese to participate in this important prayer. I invite everyone to join me in the prayer of consecration on Friday, March 25, at 10 am on the west side of the cathedral in front of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima.”
Town Hall on Monday, March 28
The next town hall meeting will be Monday, March 28, at 6 pm.  We will host the town hall both in-person (in the Resource Center) and online (Google Meet link available the day off). It will be a Q&A format. If you cannot attend in-person or virtually, but would like to submit a question for consideration, you may email it to: StMary@smhscs.org. Also, please remember that if you have questions, you do not need to wait until a coffee, town hall, or board meeting. Reach out to Deacon Rob (rrysavy@smhscs.org) or Mrs. Cross (rcross@smhscs.org) and they will be happy to answer those questions!

No More Chromebook Check-outs after Spring Break
Due to missing chromebooks that are not being returned to the charging carts in the Front Office, we will cancel our “Chromebook Check-out” program after Spring Break. We have reminded students and asked for their return, but we are currently missing 48 Chromebooks.  St. Mary's cannot afford to replace these Chromebooks that were purchased with our own funds (not part of the “COVID” Chromebook program).  Therefore, beginning Monday, March 28, all students will be expected to have their own registered SMHS Chromebook. Please complete the necessary paperwork using this link. Students may not bring their personal computers to school. Students on accommodation plans will be assessed on an individual basis. Yearbook, journalism and dual enrollment classes may use their personal computers during these classes only. 

Attendance and Absences
Parents please remember to contact the Front Desk for all attendance-related issues (students who are both tardy or absent). If students are not sick or quarantined, we expect them to be on campus for in-person classes. 

Care and Share Service Day for Junior Class on April 1 
Faith inspires all we do, which includes service to our community. That's why we are excited to announce a special community day for the junior class on April 1. Juniors will volunteer at Care and Share to pack food for distributions for the hungry. Read more about the plan for the day in the News section of our website at https://www.smpirates.org/article/691097

Signing Day on April 1
We will have a signing day ceremony for our student athletes who are committing to play at the college level. The ceremony will be held during our Pirate Period pep rally at the end of the day on April 1. Parents are welcome to attend.

King Soopers Rewards Totals Due Now
If you'd like your King Soopers Community Rewards amount to be included in your scrip earnings, please send a screenshot of your King Soopers Community Rewards page. If possible, try to include your name.Send your screenshot to smhs.scrip@gmail.com and include your name if it's not apparent from your email address. The quarter ends very soon and you won't be able to view your 4th quarter 2021 amount. If you have any questions, please email for further guidance.

Volleyball Team Is Selling Butter Braids
The volleyball team is selling butter braids as a fundraiser now through April 5. Orders an be placed with one of the volleyball team members or using this link: https://store.myfundraisingplace.com/6e7adc88-b18c-4d77-8592-707dd77247b8 

S4L Sponsors Baby Drive Now through April 7
The Students for Life club is hosting their annual Baby Drive in support of Life Network from now until Thursday, April 7. Please bring in new baby clothing, sizes 6 months - 18 months, to donate to this awesome local organization. Donation bins for each class are located in the Theology classrooms. The Students for Life club plans to thank the class that brings in the most donations with a donut party in April. Woo Hoo!

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Yearbook Senior Recognition Ad Due Soon
Senior recognition ads should be placed no later than April 1 You can create your ad on the Jostens website. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Partain, yearbook adviser, at apartain@smhscs.org.

Order Now to Guarantee Your Yearbook
To guarantee your student receives a yearbook, please have your orders in by the end of this month. Orders can be placed either online through Jostens or at the SMHS Business Office. Cost is currently $93. This year’s book will be delivered over the summer, so that it can include prom and graduation, but we will have pages for students to sign and will host a yearbook signing on April 29 at school.
If you missed last week’s Signal, you can catch up on:

  • Re-enrollment is open for 2022-2023. You can fill out the registration form online. The fee is currently $500, but will increase to $600 on April 16. 
  • Check the calendar on our website for updates about this year’s schedule and dates for the 2022-2023 school year.
  • Those who have questions about the school’s request for financial information, check out this article on our website: https://www.smpirates.org/article/669211
  • Hoodies and sweatshirts are the only exception to the dress code published in the Family Handbook. 


  • St. Mary’s Annual Gala will be on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at the Antlers Hotel. If you would like to help, please contact Ramon Falt at rfalt@smhscs.org
  • Mark your calendars for 11:30 am on April 29 as Bishop Golka will celebrate our all-school Mass that day. No RSVP is necessary; our community is always welcome at our Masses!