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Wildcat Weekly
A Weekly Newsletter from St. Mary's Academy 
Community News

  • Screenagers!  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.
 
SCREENAGERS
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
6:30PM
High School Forum
 
Please RSVP to Kathleen Hogan to reserve your spot. Space is limited so please respond promptly.

  • On September 207-9:00 PM, Lisa Damour will be at Stanley British School to speak about her book Untangled, a New York Times Best Seller. This book discusses the seven transitions girls go through from adolescence to adulthood. Please click here for more information.  
  • September 15 is an honored day in Loretto - the feast day of Mary's Seven Sorrows, particular in standing with Jesus at his crucifixion. With Loretto, SMA strives to stand with suffering people everywhere as we educate students to value service, honor differences and help create a just and peaceful world. Click here to learn more about this day.
     
  • Alumnae & Community Mass - Sunday, October 2; 10:00 AM: High School Forum
    Join our alumnae as they gather for Mass during SMA's annual Reunion Weekend. This year, we are opening up the Mass to our current families and we invite you to come celebrate alongside our alumnae and their families. A pastry and juice reception will follow Mass and then everyone is invited to head to the quad for Fall Festival. To RSVP, email Molly del Monte.
  • The Colorado VisionWalk is an annual Foundation Fighting Blindness event to raise awareness and funds for research into retinal diseases, like high school senior Miranda Loughry's. This year's walk will be held October 8; 9:00 - 11:30 AM in City Park. Join her team Miranda Means Miracle for an inspiring, community-oriented morning with family-friendly activities and fantastic entertainment. Help cure blindness along the way! 
     
  • Save the Date for Grandparents' Day!
    Friday, November 18. Click here for more information. Invitations will be mailed to our grandparents in October. Click here to fill out our Grandparent Contact Information Update form to be sure that your grandparent receives an invitation.
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Lower School News & Events


Events:
  • Thursday, September 15; 11:40 AM - 12:40 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
Dear Middle School Parents,
Looking for the teachers' websites? Just go to destiny.smanet.org and click on the Middle School bar. You will find links to the teachers' websites which contain information on upcoming homework assignments, resources, and much more. (Grades for homework assignments that have been completed and graded by the teacher appear on PCR. Students are in the process of getting their PCR passwords and the parent portal is coming soon.) 

Events:
  • September 14-16; Sixth grade visits Diamond Tail Ranch
  • Wednesday, September 21: Picture Day! 
  • Friday, September 23: Fall Family Picnic! See flyer
  • Monday, September 26: No Classes

High School News & Events

Events:
  • Saturday, September 17; 6:00 - 9:00 PM: Father Daughter Dinner Dance
  • September 21 - 23; HS Conferences
  • September 22 - 23; No Classes
  • Monday, September 26; No Classes
Admissions News & Events
We invite you to join us for our upcoming Admissions events!

  • Tonight, September 14; 6:30 PM: SMA High School Parent information Night Location: 470 Race Street, Denver 80206. HS principal Ms. Kathryn McNamee and three High School seniors look forward to seeing those who have already RSVP'd for an informative and fun evening about what it is like to be a SMA High School student.
  • Tuesday, October 18; 9:00 - 10:30 AM: Middle School Preview: You will engage with passionate teachers, tour classrooms, and get a first-hand look at our safe, fun, and vibrant learning environment. The Middle School Preview begins in the Community Center.  To make the most of the visit, we encourage parents to attend with their student applicant. Click here to register.
  • Saturday, October 22; 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM: High School Open House: Explore the High School at St. Mary's Academy. During the Open House, you'll have the opportunity to meet the entire High School faculty, tour classrooms with current students, and participate in a Principal/Student panel.  We encourage both prospective students and their parents to attend. Click here to register.

Thank you to all current parents who proudly refer St. Mary's Academy to friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors! New families who visit campus--most recently at last week's Friday With Florence Lower School tour--consistently share that they've heard about this wonderful school community from someone that they know and trust. You are wonderful word-of-mouth ambassadors!


Advancement News
Fall Festival!
Sunday, October 2
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! 

Learn more about this event and purchase tickets here.



Alumnae News

A nearly century-old mystery has been put to rest due to the persistence of Barbara Bazata
Kendall '58. Barbara has recently set the record straight that the painting on the barroom floor of the Teller House in Central City is indeed her mother, June Bazata. Click here to read the full story.
Athletic News
Wildcat Cross Country Roars at Liberty Bell
Congratulations to the St. Mary's Cross-country team! They roared through the 3.1 mile Liberty Bell course at Heritage High School on Friday to finish second out of a field of nineteen with a score of 109!

The Wildcats, in only their second race of the season, showed incredible tenacity and grit to charge past third place finishers Kent Denver, who finished seven points back with 116 points.

Out of 157 runners in the Division 4 Race- 13th place was led by Isabella Morrissette and Mariah Horvath in 17th place. The cats scoring was rounded out by Kate Windler 22nd place, McKenna Nading 26th,  Areeba Nauman 32nd,  Lauren Carroll 34th and Hannah Stalker 44th.   

Way to go Wildcats!
Upcoming Home Events:

Volleyball
Wednesday, September 14:
SMA v. DSST @ 4PM, 5PM, 6PM
Friday, September 16:
SMA v. Skyview @ 4PM, 5PM, 6PM

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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