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Wildcat Weekly
A Weekly Newsletter from St. Mary's Academy 
Community News
SMA Academy Parents is proud to sponsor an on-campus viewing of 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.

Pray to End Gun Violence
Again this school year, parents are invited to join the Loretto Community in silent prayer for an end to gun violence. Join Regina Drey SL on Monday, September 12, at 8:15 a.m. in the high school Chapel for 20 minutes. Parents are also invited to join SMA and Loretto in spirit from their homes or workplace. Students will also pray that day, at times and length of time appropriate to their age. Ordinarily, the group will gather on the first Monday of the month.  

SMA Campus Security
We continue to take steps to increase security on the SMA campus. We are pleased to announce that keypad access locks have been installed on all buildings except the Sanders House. This will allow us to keep our buildings locked but also allow access for students and faculty as they move between buildings.
Beginning Monday, September 12, students and faculty will access campus buildings by entering a secret code on the keypad that will unlatch the door. 
This system relies on keeping secret codes secret so students and faculty have been asked not to share. The codes will be changed periodically.
The keypad locks will allow entry between 6:30am and 4pm on school days. A key must be used at all other times.
As before, there is a doorbell at the HS northeast door, and on the front door of the MS and LS buildings so we will still be able to welcome parents and visitors to our campus through those entry points as well as the Sanders House.

Lower School News & Events
  • The Lower School's September Late Start, Great Start project is a canned food drive to benefit the Southwest Improvement Council (SWIC), a non-profit founded and directed by a Loretto Community member. Please help this worthy organization while helping your children live the Loretto School Values. Thank you for your support!
  • The LS had a wonderful back to school assembly. The teachers entertained us with a song and dance welcoming all the students back to school. Go Team Lower School!

  • Wednesday, September 14: Late Start!
  • Thursday, September 15; 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Lower School Picnic
  • Wednesday, September 21: Picture Day!
  • Friday, September 23; 8:10 AM: Lower School Mass
  • Monday, September 26: No Classes
  • Wednesday, September 28: Late Start!
Middle School News & Events
  • Please click here to sign up to be a lunch room volunteer! We need 2-3 parents each day to assist in the lunch room from 10:50 AM - 11:30 PM.
  • Thursday, September 8: Back to School Night
  • September 12-14; Seventh grade visits Diamond Tail Ranch
  • September 14-16; Sixth grade visits Diamond Tail Ranch
  • Wednesday, September 21: Picture Day!

High School News & Events

Thursday morning, the high school students and faculty made their annual trek to Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, CO.  The day began with bonding activities led by STUCO, filled with cheers, dance parties, and Senior Sister-9th grader traditions. This was followed by a prayer service led by Dr. Paula Lee, where students shared stories from their summer experiences, focused on how they were able foster their own unique gifts to be of use to others. Thursday evening concluded with grade level activities, skits, and campfires. Students participated in various activities Friday, including hikes, rock climbing, mountain biking, beading, henna, and mountain tubing, to name a few.    

  • Saturday, September 17; 6:00 - 9:00 PM: Father Daughter Dinner Dance
  • September 21 - 23; HS Conferences
  • September 22 - 23; No Classes
Admissions News & Events

We invite you to join us for our upcoming Admissions events!

Friday, September 9; 1:00-2:00 PM: Friday with Florence
Invite your neighbors, family and friends to meet Lower School Principal, Florence Swanson. She will share our unique educational philosophy, give prospective parents a tour of classes in action and offer visitors an opportunity to ask questions about our community and curriculum. To RSVP, please email Lindsey Lopez or call 303-762-8300 #241.

Wednesday, September 14; 6:30 PM: SMA High School Parent information Night
Location: 470 Race Street, Denver 80206
Take this opportunity to meet HS principal Ms. Kathryn McNamee and three High School seniors for an informative and fun evening about what it is like to be a SMA High School student. To RSVP, please email Gracie Carr or call 303-762-8300 #205. 

Advancement News
Annual Graham Family Golf Tournament - Sign Up Today!

 Click here here for more information.

Alumnae News
Reunion Weekend 2016!
September 30 - October 2
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.

SMA Alumnae are invited to attend Screenagers on September 27 at 6:30PM. RSVP to Kathleen Hogan.

Athletic News
Please join us in cheering on our Wildcats in the upcoming home events this week!

Thursday, September 8; Spirit Game for SMA Volleyball
Come decked out in your best blue and white SMA gear! 
Check out our new concession stand!
C, JV, and Varsity Volleyball v. Colorado Academy
4 PM5 PM, and 6 PM

SMA Featured Athlete
Click here to check out our featured athlete of the week! Athletics will be featuring our talented athletes and their team accomplishments throughout the season!

Go Wildcats!

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