It was an unconventional graduation. But on June 13—three months to the day after distancing learning was announced—the class of 2020 gathered at The Grace Center to celebrate commencement. The last minute approval of parents and guardians being able to attend just added to the joy everyone felt for the seniors. To see all of the photos from the day, check out Diane Torrence's album at dianetorrence.smugmug.com/SMHS-Class-of-2020/Graduation/ Thanks, Diane, for documenting this special, yet unconventional day! #HeartofSMHS #SMHSPirates2020 #FAITHfullyProvidingKNOWLEDGEtoOurCOMMUNITY #SMHSUnitedByCommunity
We have loved featuring our seniors with their yard signs on social media over the last week. We have 46 of the class represented but we'd love to have everyone! If you haven't already, send your sign photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring semester exams are canceled! Check out the calendar/events section on our app or at www.smpirates.org for more updates.
We've always known that St. Mary's was more than a building--it's a community, a family. But now, more than ever, we know that the heart of St. Mary's is our STUDENTS! Over the next few days, our faculty and staff are going to be showing how much you are missed. First up, Mr. Harder! #PiratesWeMissYOU #HeartofSMHS #FAITHfullyProvidingKNOWLEDGEtoOurCOMMUNITY #SMHSUnitedByCommunity
The first deadline for returning students to re-enroll is TOMORROW, April 15. After Wednesday, registration fees increase from $500 to $600. HOWEVER, if families need some additional time to turn in the registration fee, please contact the Business Office. As long as students are ENROLLED by TOMORROW, St. Mary's will work with families individually on the registration fee. Again, please enroll so administration can make staffing decisions for the upcoming school year. And if you need flexibility on the timing of your registration fee, contact us now. We will work with you.
“If you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory” (Col. 3:1-4) #SMHSInspiredByFaith #SMHSUnitedByCommunity (Artwork: Lydia Yi '20)
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!
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
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.