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Wildcat Weekly
A Weekly Newsletter from St. Mary's Academy 
Happy Summer!

St. Mary's Academy wishes everyone a safe and happy summer!

Wishing students, families, and faculty a wonderful summer vacation. May it be restful and reinvigorating. May it also include a good book or two. We look forward to welcoming families back for the 2016-17 academic year. School starts on Monday, August 29!

Plan a fun family excursion!
Kids 18 and under can enjoy free general admission to these Colorado museums through Labor Day:
  • History Colorado Center
  • Byers-Evans House Museum 
  • El Pueblo History Museum 
  • Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center
  • Fort Vasquez Museum
  • Healy House Museum and Dexter Cabin
  • Trinidad History Museum

Year-End Celebrations Recognize Student Accomplishments
The academic year-end celebrations culminated on Friday, June 3 with wonderful recognition of student accomplishments and well wishes from faculty to inspire students toward future success.

Some of the awards were presented at the Fifth Grade Continuation and Middle School Closing Ceremony.

Lower School
  • DeMarco Spanish Award for enthusiasm and commitmentAriana Hodlewsky
  • Sr. Susan Swain - Loretto Award for the fifth grader(s) who exemplifies living the Loretto values: Isabel Turner and Emma Lehman (pictured right)

Middle School
  • Parker Whitehead Courage Award for contributions to community and courage in the face of challenge: Daniel Parker
  • Sarah Castle Courage Award for contributions to community and courage in the face of challenge: Emma DeHaven

Best Wishes and Thanks to SMA's Retirees
St. Mary's Academy is proud to recognize three remarkable faculty members and administrators who culminate this academic year with the celebration of retirement.
These tremendous individuals have dedicated many years to the students and families of St. Mary's Academy. Thank you for your commitment to the Loretto mission and for providing a St. Mary's Academy education to generations of students. We wish you all the best as you begin this new chapter in your life!
Best wishes to Don Nelson, Debbie Sanders and Kay Wall!
Admissions News & Events
Wishing all of our new and current families a wonderful summer! If you have any friends or neighbors interested in SMA over the summer please send them our way! Also, if you would like to stop by for a visit or a quick tour of the campus...please let us know! 
See you in August, Gracie, Seely and Lindsey
Advancement News
    The Advancement Office would like to thank you for your support of the Annual Fund, Golf Tournament, Gala, Bingo Night, Grandparents' Day, Nuggets Night and the Capital Campaign. St. Mary's Academy is thriving thanks to your generosity.
  • Remember to save the date for the 2016 Graham Family Golf TournamentSeptember 19, 2016!


Alumnae News
  • Have a wonderful summer!
Athletic News
  • Please be sure to sign up for our St. Mary's Academy Sports Camps! Our talented and creative coaches will be offering skills, drills, and games, for Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Cross Country, and Volleyball! 
    SMA Wildcat Sports Camps
  • Fall Sports Paperwork: If you are interested in playing sports in high school next year, especially a fall sport, please be sure to complete all necessary paperwork to be eligible to play! You can send all completed paperwork to smathletics@smanet.org by August 1. Our ALL CLEAR list will be updated throughout the summer and will list all eligible athletes.  Click here to access SMA High School Athletics Forms.

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