"He is not here; he has risen..." Luke 24:6 Praying everyone in our Pirate community has a blessed Easter! #SMHSInspiredByFaith #SMHSUnitedByCommunity (Artwork: Audrey Jumper '21)
Suzanne Tibbits' honors chemistry class learned about organic functional groups this week and researched dyes and pigments. Their assignment was to find everyday household pigments to help identify those functional groups and then to actually dye their Easter eggs using those dyes. Great job, Pirates! The eggs look great! #SMHSDistanceLearning #SMHSEmpoweredByKnowledge
Anna Wahl '17, currently a junior aerospace engineering major at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is featured in this video talking about her experience as an Air Force ROTC cadet at MIT. #PiratesOnceAlways #SMHSPiratePride #SMHSWhereWednesday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4lBicMF6EA&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3oxfztP05QJwBnVn0nbJAJaAc9Cnu7zVK8JPQjhD_Aopg4KfQNyhnHvIk
St. Mary's girls basketball coach Mike Burkett '77 (pictured second from right with this year's seniors and his coaching staff) was named The Gazette Preps 2019-2020 Girls’ Basketball Coach of the Year. In his 21st year coaching the Lady Pirates, his team went 24-1, making it to the semifinals of the state basketball tournament before the event was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. They were favored to win what would have been their third consecutive state title. Congratulations, Coach Burkett! #SMHSPiratePride #PiratesOnceAlways #SMHSWhereWednesday #SMHSGirlsBasketball #PiratesAchieve Read more about Coach Burkett and the girls' season in The Gazette at gazette.com/high-school-sports/gazette-preps-2019-20-girls-basketball-coach-of-the-year-mike-burkett-st-marys/article_5e17ec9c-703b-11ea-b9c5-1b865b29b074.html
Post-season honors for our girls basketball team have been rolling in. Josephine Howery and Seneca Hackley were named first-team CHSAA All-State and Catherine Cummings was named second-team All-State. Howery was also named CHSAA's Player of the Year for 3A. Cummings, Hackley and Howery were also named first-team by Gazette Preps 2019-20 3A-1A Girls' Basketball All-Stars, while teammate Brooklyn Valdez received an honorable mention. Howery has also been named Gazette Preps 3A-1A Girls’ Basketball Peak Performer of the Year. Congratulations to these seniors and the whole team on an amazing season!
St. Mary's Caitlin Cairns '20 was named first team on the Gazette Preps 2019-2020 Girls Swimming and Diving All-Stars for the 50 freestyle. At this year's state championship, Cairns set a 3A state record in the 50 free. Check out the article at gazette.com/high-school-sports/
Last Wednesday Mayor John Suthers ‘70 spent part of the morning at St. Mary’s talking with students. Thanks, Mayor Suthers! We love having our alums spend time with current Pirates. #PiratesOnceAlways #SMHSWhereWednesday
Earlier this month 6 students in the Engineering Design and Development (EDD) course visited Titan Robotics. EDD students work on an innovative product & present it to a panel of experts in May. One of this year's teams is working with Titan to build their capstone innovation.
In light of current events, the remaining performances of the spring musical have been canceled. #SMHSPirateTheater
Today, upon the recommendation of health officials, CHSAA announced that it will limit attendance to the state basketball tournament to essential team personnel only, without fans in attendance. Essential personnel means only those who have been submitted on the official CHSAA gate list by schools will be able to enter the venue. Each player will be allowed to have a maximum of four guests attend games.
Hiking Club, which would normally meet this Saturday, has been cancelled due to the numerous sporting events we have scheduled for this Saturday. It will resume next month. #SMHSHikingClub
Josephine Howery has been nominated for the XTRA Sports Athlete of the Week for her 20 points, 6 rebounds, 7 steals, 3 assists vs Eagle Ridge Academy. Help her win by voting at www.xtrasports1300.com/athleteoftheweek/. Voting ends Thursday at midnight. #SMHSGirlsBasketball
Our Pirate Theater department presents "The Pirates of Penzance" on March 12, 13, and 14 at 7 pm, with matinee performances on March 14 at 2 pm and March 15 at 3pm. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. The production will be presented in The Cove.
Our Lady Pirates won regionals on Saturday! Next up is the state championship Great Eight on Thursday, March 12. St. Mary's will play Vanguard at 11:45 am at the University of Denver.
Our boys basketball team lost in the regional championship game on Saturday, finishing 19-6 on the season and 10-2 in league. Congratulations, Pirates, on a well-played season! Wishing our seniors all the best as their Pirate basketball careers come to an end. #SMHSBoysBasketball
The Students4Life club has kicked off its annual Baby Drive to benefit the clients served locally at the Life Network pregnancy centers. This year they are ONLY collecting BABY SOCKS. Collection bins are available for each class in the theology classrooms and Senate points will be awarded to the top three classes that donate the most pairs of baby socks by Tuesday, March 17. Thank you in advance for your support of this annual life affirming community event!
Mr. Kloenne is looking to collect 120 regular-sized Rubik's Cubes. They may be gently used or new. These cubes will be used for a STEM art project. If you have one or more just laying around, please consider donating. Thanks in advance for your time and consideration.
Post season play continues for the St. Mary's teams this weekend. St. Mary's will host for the girls with the first game of Moffat County v. Jefferson Academy starting at 5:30 pm. Our Lady Pirates will play Eagle Ridge Academy at 7 pm on Friday. Then the championship game will be on Saturday at 1 pm. St. Mary's plans to livestream the Pirate girls games. You will be able to watch via Facebook Live at SMHSColorado. The Pirate boys will play at Faith Christian Middle School, 6250 Wright Street, Arvada 80004. They will face Englewood in the 7:30 pm game on Friday. The championship game will be played at 2:30 pm on Saturday.
David Torrence has been nominated to the US Military Academy and Sam Wahl has been nominated to the US Naval Academy by Congressman Doug Lamborn. Jacob Miller has also been awarded an Air Force ROTC scholarship. Congratulations! #SMHSPiratesAchieve #SMHSPiratePride
St Mary's High School is closed today, Tuesday, Feb. 18, due to the weather. Stay warm, Pirates!