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Wildcat Weekly
A Weekly Newsletter from St. Mary's Academy 
Countdown is on for the first day of school!
St. Mary's Academy has had a wonderful summer so far! We have had three full sessions of SMA Academy Adventures, two successful British Challenger Sports camps, Volleyball camp, private music lessons, a fun Math camp and many more events!  As we wind down, we begin the countdown for the first day of school! The teachers and staff are preparing for the students' arrival in just a few weeks. We are very excited to begin the 2016-17 academic school year! The first day of school is August 29!

Orientations Days are August 25 and 26.
Be sure to stop by the quad on Thursday, August 25 or Friday, August 26 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. You will be able to order SMA apparel, pick up your SMA directory, check out the after school programs, sign up for volunteer opportunities, explore band and orchestra options, sample lunch fare from Wholesome Food Services (Friday 10:30AM - 12:00PM ), and socialize! Make sure to stop by the Kona Ice truck for a treat! 

Community News
SMA Academy Parents is proud to sponsor SCREENAGERS - a film that explores the impact of screen time on kids AND offers solutions on how we can help kids find balance. SMA sixth grade - twelfth grade parents and students are invited to see the film and participate in the post-screening discussions.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
High School Forum
Please RSVP to Kathleen Hogan to reserve your spot. Space is limited so please respond promptly.


Lower School News & Events
The lower school is very excited for the first day of school! Here are some important dates!

  • Thursday, August 25 and Friday, August 26: Orientation in the Quad
  • Monday, August 29: First Day of Classes!
  • Wednesday, August 31, 5:30 - 6:45PM: Junior Kindergarten/Kindergarten Dinner
  • Wednesday, August 31; 6:45 - 7:45PM: Back to School Night
Middle School News & Events
 The first day of school is just around the corner! Here are some important dates.

  • Thursday, August 25; 9:00 - 10:30AM: Pre-Orientation
  • Thursday, August 25; 6:00 - 7:00PM: Information about Peru Night 
  • Friday, August 26; 9:00 - 11:30AM: New and Returning Middle School Students Gather to Orient
  • Monday, August 29: First Day of Classes!
  • Thursday, September 8: Back to School Night

High School News & Events
Check Out Our New Digs!
It's been a busy summer renovating the high school, which now sports a new roof, skylights and brand new lockers. We donated the old lockers to a charter schoolThe Early College of Arvada, and our sister school, Escuela de Guadalupe. Please feel free to drop by and check out the new digs!

The new bleachers are in! Please feel free to drop by and check them out.

Look forward to seeing you and we extend a warm welcome to new students and the class of 2020!

Admissions News & Events
We wish to extend a warm welcome to those who are new to our SMA community.  A special thanks to our parents who have done such a spectacular job contacting our new families and students. Thank you to everyone who recommended SMA to friends, family and neighbors!

The Admissions Department is embarking on a new season of tours, student visits, SMA Preview days, and our High School Open House. We invite you to volunteer to be greeters and guides for these events. If you are interested, the dates are listed under the Admissions tab on the website. Take a look and contact us if you can volunteer on any of those days. Thank you!
Advancement News
Annual Graham Family Golf Tournament - Sign Up Today!

 Click here here for more information.


New Parent Events
  • New Parent Events
    The Board of Trustees and St. Mary's Academy Interim President Vicki Schwartz SL invite you to join us for one of our New Parent special events listed below. You will meet other new parents and learn about the structure of an independent school.  
     Please join us at one of the following events:
    • Wednesday, August 31, JK/K New Parent Dinner, Community Center (followed by Lower School Back To School Night)
    • Thursday, September 1, 5:30PM, Grade 9 and New to Grades 10-12 Parent Dinner, HS Forum
    • Wednesday, September 7, 8:15AM, Grades 1-8 New Parent Breakfast, Community Center
    • Friday, September 9, 8:15AM, Grades 1-8 New Parent Breakfast,  Community Center 
    • Thursday, September 15, 8:15AM, Grades 1-8 New Parent Breakfast, Community Center
    Please RSVP by email or phone no later than Friday, August 19 to Kathleen Hogan or at

Alumnae News

In July 2016, Susan Odland LintonSmith '83 was promoted to CEO of the global sandwich brand Quiznos. Joining the brand as Chief Marketing Officer in 2012, Susan led the revitalization of Quiznos' marketing efforts with a greater focus on quality ingredients, menu improvements and simplification to re-energize store level growth and economics. In her most recent role as Global Chief Marketing Officer, she was instrumental in opening the China market and leading the opening of Quiznos Grill, a foray into a premium sandwich in a fast-casual environment.  
This summer, SMA Soccer Coach Allie Galoob '07 competed on the first place Team USA in the 2016 Deaf World Cup in Salerno, Italy. This is her ninth year playing for the US Deaf Women's National Deaf Soccer Team. She played in the 2009 Deaflympic Games in Taipei, Taiwan, the 2012 Deaf World Cup in Ankara, Turkey and the 2013 Deaflympic Games in Sofia, Bulgaria. In all of the tournaments, her team won gold medals!
Athletic News
Fall Tryout schedule 2016

  • Volleyball
    • August 17-18, 8:30AM - 11:00AM; 12:30PM - 2:30PM (All days and sessions are required
    • Coaches: JV Nina Ehrlich, C Andy Blair
  • Field Hockey
    • August 17, 7:00AM - 12:30PM
    • August 18, 8:00AM - 9:00AM; 5:00PM - 8:00PM
    • August 19, 7:00AM - 12:30PM
    • August 22, 3:30PM - 7:30PM (7:00PM Parent meeting)
    • August 23 - 24, 7:00AM - 12:30PM
    • August 25, Scrimmage at SMA 4:30PM
    • August 26, Practice 4:00PM - 6:00PM
    • August 27, First Game at SMA 10:00AM - 11:00AM (All days and all sessions required)
    • Coaches: Varsity Sarah Jacobs, JV Sara Knetemann

*Cross Country is a 6 day commitment with training and competition... please come ready to love running! 

Please check our  website for more information and athletics paperwork. 

Go Wildcats!

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