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Special Events on Wednesday, March 2
On Wednesday, we will have two special activities happening in the morning. Seniors will participate in our first Mindfulness and Positivity session, run by Meg Frederick. (Juniors, sophomores and freshmen will participate in subsequent weeks.) We will post more information on this program this week on our website. But you can check out the group's website at https://mindfulandpositive.org. We will also have Mass on Ash Wednesday. Mass will be held in the gym before lunch. Please note that the times for the beginning and end of school will not be affected by these changes. 

Dress Down Day on TUESDAY (this week only)
Due to Ash Wednesday Mass, next week Dress Down Day will be on Tuesday. So wear your jeans and bring your $1 on Tuesday (instead of Wednesday). 

Board Meeting Thanks
Special thanks to those who braved the cold weather to attend the board meeting Wednesday evening. The next board meeting will be in the school’s Resource Center on Wednesday, March 16 at 6 p.m. Please note that due to Spring Break the March board meeting will be the third Wednesday of the month, instead of the fourth Wednesday. Details are about the board meeting schedule can be found on our website at  https://www.smpirates.org/page/board-of-directors

More Info about Financial Requests
For those who have questions about the school’s request for financial information, please read this following article on our website. It answers many of the questions we’ve had about this request. 

Community Events: Coffee with the President and Principal, Town Hall
Our next Coffee with the President and Principal is set for Wednesday, March 9. The event begins with Mass at 7 a.m. followed immediately by coffee in the Cove. We are also planning our next town hall meeting. Stay tuned for details on that. 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 or Mrs. Cross and they will be happy to answer those questions!
School Alert Notifications
Just a reminder that school alerts, such as cancellations or delays, are communicated via phone call, text message and email. If you are not receiving text messages and would like to, please contact Jeanne Cichon, registrar, to ensure that your number is correct and is a cell number (not a landline). Our system shows that several families have opted out of these text messages. If you opted out at some point but would like to opt back in, text START to 98900.

Order Now to Guarantee Your Yearbook
For the yearbook staff, the end of February means it is time to determine how many yearbooks to order. 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. 

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.

Student Volunteers Needed for Catholic Charities Gala
Catholic Charities is looking for up to 15 student volunteers to help at their 21st annual St. Patrick’s Day Gala on Saturday, March 12, at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort from 4-10 pm.  Please contact Mrs. Cichon (jcichon@smhscs.org) to sign up.

  • Sign up for bingo sessions to help St. Mary’s and earn community service hours
  • Hoodies and sweatshirts are the only exception to the dress code published in the Family Handbook. 
  • 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 for updates about this year’s schedule and dates for the 2022-2023 school year.

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