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Wildcat Weekly
A Weekly Newsletter from St. Mary's Academy 
Academy President's Blog: 

Back to school nights, new parent breakfasts, Diamond Tail trips, High School retreat to Snow Mountain, fall play auditions, team try outs, first games, rehearsals, community service, assemblies, prayer services, classes, homework, tests, presentations....

Click here to enjoy the rest.

Deirdre V. Cryor
Academy President
Lower School News & Events
News:
  • Emergency Contact and Medical FormsThese forms must be turned in for each student.  If you haven't turned one or both forms in to the LS office please do so as soon as possible.
  • Reminder: Students may dress down for Late Start days
Update From Florence Swanson, LS Principal:

Hello Parents,
Our Lower School Students are learning and growing every day!  Each of our classes has an older "Buddy" class in the Lower School.  When students meet with their buddies they enjoy all sorts of activities together including reading, math games, or just having fun! 
Fall is in the air!

Florence Swanson

Events: 
  • Friday, September 25, 8:10am: Lower School Mass in Lower School Gym
Middle School News & Events
News:
  • Update from Diane Siennicki at Diamond Tail (Tuesday, September 15 at 3:12pm):
    • "Blue Sky with Fluffy, Floating White Clouds!
       
      Everyone is doing great!  This afternoon the boys took the tour of the ranch and the girls went to Jenkins pond.  Mrs. Ashley reported, "We have more than a few Jenkins Polar Bears."
       
      Time to go cook spaghetti and get ready for this evening's activities.  See you tomorrow!"
    • To read more on the blog click here.
  • Reminder: 2015-2016 Gold Crown Basketball Tryouts: Thursday, September 17 and Sunday, September 20, 7:00-8:00pm.  Gold Crown basketball is intended to help in the development of athletes who desire to play for their High School basketball program.  Girls in 6th-8th Grades are welcome to participate.  Students from area schools are also welcome to try out for the SMA Gold Crown team.  For more information contact Head Coach, Phil Gentry at pgentry@stmarys.academy. 
  • The MS will be getting ready for their CAT games on Friday, September 25
  • Watch for the Family Feast Flyer coming soon.
Events:
  • Thursday, September 17, 9:00am: Late-start schedule for 6th Grade
  • Wednesday, September 23, 8-10:00am: Middle School pictures
High School News & Events
News: 
  • St. Mary's Academy High School Parent-Teacher Conference scheduling system is up and running.  To access the site click here.
Upcoming Events:
  • Saturday, September 19, 6:00pm: Father Daughter Dance
Admissions
St. Mary's Academy's Admissions is delighted to welcome 158 new students to our campus this year coming to us from 75 different schools in the Denver area, as well as California, New York, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Delaware, New Mexico, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Australia, Korea, China and Italy.  Welcome one and all!  We are thankful for each and every one of our SMA community.


Fall is in the air and we have begun another wonderful school year.  Parents, please mark your calendars for the following Admission dates.  We need volunteers for the events, and we welcome you to share these events with neighbors and prospective SMA parents.
  • September 24 and October 21, 9-10:30am: Junior Kindergarten/Kindergarten Coffee and Tours.  This is for parents looking at enrolling their children for the fall 2016-17
  • September 29, 6:30pm: Eighth Grade Girls Student/Parent High School Info Night
  • October 14, 6:00pm: Seventh and Eighth Grade Boys High School Fair Night
  • October 15, 9-10:30am: Middle School Preview
  • October 17, 10:00am-1:00pm: High School Open House
SMA fifth grade and eighth grade girls will start individual shadow days at the end of September.  We look forward to sharing the next step of their educational journey!

If you have any questions please contact Gracie Carr or Seely Greenberg in the Admission Office.
Advancement News
Save the Date! 
Grandparents' Day 2015 will be held on Friday, November 20. The morning will include student entertainment, a pancake breakfast and classroom visits for all our grandparents. To make sure your child's grandparent receives an invitation, please send grandparent addresses to the Advancement Database Manager, Kelly Pearson.

Fall Festival, Sunday, October 4, 2015
Come join us for an afternoon of fun for the whole family at Fall Festival sponsored by Academy Parents.  There is fun for all ages! Sunday, October 4, 11:30am-1:30pm.
Learn more about this event and purchase tickets here
To volunteer click here.
Alumnae News
Reunion Weekend 2015
October 2-4
A great weekend is planned.  The weekend includes events such as the Golden Graduates Luncheon, Blue & White Reception and Family Day at SMA.  We hope you can make it!  For more information, click here.



Alumna Emily 
O'Neal '15 Featured Volunteer at Anchor Center
Featured Volunteer Article by Savannah Wippel of 

"Brilliant, dedicated, compassionate" - just a few words to describe one of our wonderful volunteers, Emily O'Neal.  Emily has generously donated her time to helping out as our tap dance teacher as well as an assistant during Night Watch for the past two years. Since Emily first joined our team, teachers and therapists have commented on how natural she is with our children and how much the children enjoy her as well.  Click here for the full article.
Athletic News
Congratulations SMA Wildcats!
The middle school runners participated in the Slavens Invitational on September 11th.  There were almost 1,000 runners entered in the six different races and the Wildcats finished strong.  Victoria Hall placed 10th with a time of 12:55 and Minci Puskus placed 12th with a time of 13:00 in the A Team 1.5 mile race. Palmer Mahoney lead the SMA boys with a time of 15:41, and Joseph Pace had a strong finish in the 6th grade boys race with a time of 15:57.  Areeba Nauman, Charlotte Swenson and Gwen Hall finished among the top 25 girls in the B Team race in a field of 205 runners.  Emma Dickinson earned an award for finishing 10th in the 6th grade girls race with a time of 14:31, and Kalie Linden crossed the finish line at15:08.  Congratulations to all of our Middle School runners!

Congratulations to the High School Wildcat Cross-country team on their 5th place finish at the Den North/Viking Invitational!  We credit each runner on the team for digging down to their core and their competitive nature to flat out charge the last mile of the race. After running hard for two miles, SMA runners changed their pace and sped up to pass runners that were in front of them.  In the final results, our SMA runners ended up seconds in front of opponents that needed to be caught and passed for the final score tabulation.  
Way to go Varsity Volleyball! Our SMA Volleyball team brought home another 3-0 win in the CatDome against DSST-GVR Monday, September 21.

Proud to be a Wildcat!

For details and schedules, contact the Athletics Office, check the calendar on the St. Mary's Academy mobile device App, or visit the website.  Go Wildcats!
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