smpirates.org / Jan. 27, 2023
Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 30 - Feb. 3
Next week, we will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week. Please join us how and when you can.
Monday: Celebrating Faculty and Staff
Tuesday: Celebrating Our Nation: We are asking students to donate $1 or more to wear RED, WHITE, and BLUE in celebration of our nation. All donations will go to Tunnels to Towers https://t2t.org/
Wednesday: Celebrating Our Community, Mass for students and Community (recognition of our PPC)
Thursday: Celebrating Vocations: Fr. Matt Cain (Afternoon Assembly)
Friday: Feast of St. Blaise, Celebrating Our Students (Afternoon Assembly Schedule)
2023 Yearbooks & Parent Ads - Feb. 10th Deadline approaching!
The 2023 yearbook is now on sale at the following site:
Parents who wish to personalize their child's yearbook can go to the above Jostens' site and choose the link for Yearbook Recognition Ads. After creating an account, they then can create the ad using the tools in that menu. Parent ads must be submitted by Feb. 10. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Kavanaugh, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board Meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 21
A special thanks to the parents and faculty who joined us for the January board meeting this week. Mark your calendars, the February board meeting date has CHANGED. The fourth Wednesday of February is also Ash Wednesday this year. In order to ensure all our community members have the opportunity to attend Ash Wednesday Mass, the February board meeting will now be held on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6:00 pm, in the Resource Center. The school calendar is updated and reflects the change. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Free SAT Practice Prep, Jan. 5
Are you preparing for the upcoming school SAT in April? Not sure how to prepare? Click the link for information about a FREE SAT prep test. https://5il.co/1nywo
NHS Coat Drive
The National Honor Society is sponsoring a Coats/Hat/Gloves Drive now through Friday, February 17. Please bring in your new or gently-used items to Mrs. Ramzy at the front desk or Mrs. Cichon in the registrar/counseling office. Thank you!
Course Requests 2023-2024
Course registration for the 2023-2024 school year is now open online in the Infinite Campus (IC) Academic Planner. The course request Window is open today through Thursday, Feb 9. To prepare to select next year's courses, please go to the school website then Current Pirates / Course Offerings (https://www.smpirates.org/page...) to see course descriptions and prerequisites. Click on the department name at the top to see the course descriptions, i.e., click on science to see next year's science courses.
- Current Freshmen will register on Monday, Jan 30, during Theology I.
- Current Sophomores will register on Tuesday, Jan 31, during Theology II.
- Current Juniors will register on Monday, Jan 30, during Theology III.
STUDENTS, PLEASE BRING YOUR CHROMEBOOK TO CLASS on Monday and Tuesday. Also, you should KNOW YOUR PASSWORD to log into the Infinite Campus student portal. Contact Mrs. Cichon at email@example.com if you need to reset your Infinite Campus password.
Mr. Baxter and Mrs. Cichon will teach the students about the Academic Planner during Theology classes on Jan 30 and Jan 31.
Parents - please review the Academic Planner and the course options with your student. This is a great opportunity to talk to your student and email your teacher with any questions about a particular course (if you don't see the information on our website first). Students and parents have 2 weeks (1/27-2/9/23) to fill in the Academic Planner on Infinite Campus and can work together to select course requests. Please help your student also add 1 or 2 alternates to the bottom of his/her IC Academic Planner.
Any questions? Please email Mr. Eric Baxter at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. Jeanne Cichon at email@example.com.
College Athletic Signing Day
Senior parents - If your student is interested in pursuing college athletics and is close to signing with a specific college, please notify Mr. Tommy Darneal, athletic director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are setting up a date for College Signings soon.
Senior Scholarship Opportunity
The Kinnikinnik Chapter of the National Society DAR will be awarding a $1,500 scholarship to a Pikes Peak area high school senior. The application deadline is March 24. Students may pick up an application from Mr. Baxter in the Counseling Center.
Volunteers Needed in the Cove
The Cove is in need of volunteers. This is a great way for parents to knock out some of their required volunteer hours. The hours needed are from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. The Cove is also looking for parents to help in the café in the morning for breakfast service from 7:00 am - 8:30 am. There is no waitlist or invitation required, please just email Lorelei Kay if you are interested at email@example.com.
The free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is now available. All families who plan to have a student attend college in the fall of 2023 will need to complete the form. Sooner is better! Click the link to get started.
Tuition and Enrollment Update
Reminder, we are in the enrollment season! Please see the tuition announcement from our President, Deacon Rob Rysavy, at the link provided.
Tuition Discount Referral Program
As a reminder, St. Mary's High School has a tuition discount referral program. The specifics of the program are as follows.
The program is open to all St. Mary's families (including grandparents) and St. Mary's employees.
Maximum discount is up to $2,000 per new family referred, not per new student referred.
There is no limit to the number of new families who may be referred to St. Mary's.
In the event that the cumulative tuition discounts exceed the referring family's total cost to educate, the remaining referral discount may be directed toward another family's tuition or to the financial aid program.
Referred families must be new to St. Mary's High School.
Siblings of current families and students at our K-8 partner schools are not eligible.
Discount may be applied at the end of the referring family's current year tuition, applied to another family's tuition, or credited to the financial aid program.
Referred families must complete the admission process and be accepted for enrollment.
Referred families must be enrolled and in good standing through the first day of their second semester at St. Mary's.
St. Mary's reserves the right to change the provisions of the program at any time.
(For additional information, contact the Director of Enrollment, Raquel Krasovec, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sports Games, Jan. 27 - Feb. 3
Please come out in support of our many wonderful sports teams!
Wrestling vs. Mountain View, Jan. 28
Girls Basketball @ St. Mary’s Academy, Jan. 31
Boys & Girls Basketball vs. Rye, Feb. 1
Boys & Girls Basketball @ Woodland Park, Jan. 3
Girls Swimming @ Tri Peaks League (Fountain-Fort Carson), Jan. 3
Wednesday, Feb. 15th: Parent Open House (prospective parents)
Thursday, Feb. 16th-Friday, Feb.17th: Parent/Teacher Conferences
Monday, Feb. 20th: President's Day, NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, Feb. 21st: Board Meeting 6pm
Feb. 22nd: Ash Wednesday
Friday, Feb. 24th: Spanish Trivia Bowl (Morning Assembly Schedule)
Wednesday, March 1st: End of 3rd Quarter
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