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Basketball Updates
Our Pirate boys basketball team advances to the Final Four in the 3A state tournament and will play tonight at 8:30 pm. Get all the details and read about both the boys and girls Great 8 games on our website.

Daylight Savings
Don’t forget to “spring forward” this Sunday, March 13, and set your clocks ahead one hour to begin Daylight Savings Time.

Meetings This Week
The Pirate Parent Crew (PTO) will meet on Monday, March 14, at 6 pm in the Resource Center. Then the March board of directors meeting will be Wednesday, March 16, at 6 pm in the Resource Center. This is a week earlier than normal because of Spring Break. Submit questions in advance to StMarys@smhscs.org.

Yearbook Senior Recognition Ad Deadline
Senior recognition ads should be placed no later than March 18. You can create your ad on the Jostens website. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Partain, yearbook adviser, at apartain@smhscs.org.

All-School Mass with Bishop Golka
Please join us next Friday, March 18, at 11:30 am for Mass as Bishop Golka will be the celebrant. His previous visits to celebrate Mass here at St. Mary’s have been uplifting and inspiring. Also mark your calendars for April 29 as Bishop Golka will also celebrate our Mass that day. No RSVP is necessary, our community is always welcome at our Masses!

Invitation to Join Ukraine Carpool Solidarity
In an act of solidarity with the people of Ukraine during this Lenten season, the students and staff at St. Mary’s would like to begin a community sacrifice to carpool to and from St. Mary’s as a way of uniting our everyday lives with the immense sacrifices the Ukrainian people are making just to survive this time of war. We invite families and students interested in carpooling between now and Easter (perhaps beyond Easter) to sign-up at this link to begin the process of forming carpools. Additional details will be provided to the families interested in uniting in this effort. For any questions or suggestions, please contact any student on the Student Council or Joe Trechter at jtrechter@smhscs.org.

Community Events: Town Hall on March 28
Save the date! The next town hall meeting will be Monday, March 28, at 6 pm.  That is the day we come back from spring break, so mark your calendars now.  We are planning a Q&A format.  Details to follow in upcoming Signals. 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!

President/Principal Coffee Thank You
Deacon Rob and Mrs. Cross would like to thank the parents who joined us for last Wednesday's president/principal Mass and coffee.  We appreciate you taking time out of your schedules to share your thoughts, observations and ideas.

Mindfulness & Positivity for Freshmen & Sophomores on Wednesday
On Wednesday, March 16, freshmen and sophomores will participate in the final Mindfulness and Positivity session, run by Mrs. Meg Frederick. You can read more about this program in the News section of our website and check out the group’s website at https://mindfulandpositive.org

Alumni-Run Nonprofit Heading to Uganda
Crossover For Change, a nonprofit organization that uses basketball to empower young women in Uganda, will host an auction on Thursday, April 7, at Gold Hill Mesa from 6 pm to 9 pm. Proceeds from the event will help with travel expenses and camp material for the organization’s trip to Uganda in early June. St. Mary’s alumni Josephine Howery ‘20 and current St. Mary’s junior Cameron Richter helped start Crossover For Change and actively serve on its board of directors. Learn more in the News section of our website.
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:

  • Mrs. Benson’s talk about the conflict in the Ukraine
  • A video showing how easy and fun it is to volunteer for Bingo. Watch the video and learn more here: https://youtu.be/2dYmu7urLJs
  • 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 April 23, 2022, at the Antlers Hotel. If you would like to help, please contact Ramon Falt at rfalt@smhscs.org