St. Mary School

Welcome to St. Mary!

St. Mary School opened over 50 years ago, and our tradition of excellence in Catholic education continues.  St. Mary parish is very supportive of the school and is committed to providing quality, faith based education to our students.

Currently St. Mary School has grades Pre-K through 6 with approximately 400 students enrolled. In addition to classroom instruction, we have vocal music, band, technology, art, library, and physical education instruction by certified teachers.  Grades K-6 have two 30 minute classes each week in physical education and music, and one 40 minute class each week in art, technology, and library. Preschool students participate in library, music, and technology classes.

All student needs are addressed at St. Mary School. We augment and address student instruction with pull-out and in class enrichment/accelerated instruction or remediation/assistance based on student needs for success. Auxiliary staff, educational assistants, and volunteers round out our certified staff as part of our dedicated educational team. In addition to formal academic enrichment, we offer group band, jazz band and private lessons, orchestra (private lessons and group), liturgical music choir, and several after school clubs.

We celebrate Mass weekly on Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. and pray the Rosary on Mondays at 8:15 a.m. (in the church).  You are welcome to join us. Please check our calendar, the posted newsletters or contact the school for additional details.  Christ is at the center of our school.

If you would like to learn more about our school or would like a tour, please contact Michelle Shields , Principal @ 334-9881 or Jenni Struck, SFCS Admissions Director @ 575-3358.

Calendar / Events
From the Principal

Dear St. Mary Families,
This week, we are celebrating Catholic Schools Week and the theme is Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed., which directly correlates with our mission, to form a community of faith and learning by promoting a Catholic way of life through Gospel values and academic excellence. What is a “Catholic way of life”? Very simply: to love and serve God by loving and serving others.

I am blessed to work with such amazing educators who not only desire to teach your children how to read and write, but also to recognize who they are (children of God) and how to be (servant leaders). Each child is made in the image and likeness of God and has immense dignity. Helping the students
see that in themselves and others leads to a greater understanding of our call to love and serve. Teaching them that in order to succeed, they must follow the call to learn, serve and lead is also essential to our mission. And our staff does it so well! I am humbled by the responsibility of providing a faith based education for your children. Thank you for choosing St. Mary School and giving us the privilege to serve your family!

Ash Wednesday is on St. Valentine’s Day this year. Some may bemoan the overlap of these two “holidays” (aka holy days) because fasting and abstaining does not seem to fit the concept of roses, steak dinners, and chocolates, but I find it befitting. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the
Lenten season where we embark on our journey to the Cross. God loved us so much that He gave His only Son to die for us. I think the day we celebrate Love is a perfect beginning to Lent, don’t you? Praying for all of our St. Mary families that we may learn, serve, lead and succeed!

Blessings,
Michelle Shields

School Mass and Parish Information

St. Mary Parish

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School Mass:

School Mass is held weekly on Wednesdays at 8:30 am. (Rosary begins before Mass at 8:05  a.m.)

We also pray the Rosary each Monday at 8:15 a.m. in the St. Mary Church

Volunteer Opportunities

St. Mary School welcomes you! Our staff, students and families help to create and sustain our positive environment. Guests are greeted and helped to feel welcome. Our families are an important part of our school. We strive to provide quality experiences and opportunities for all to gather together.

Our parent school group is called “SFO” – School Family Organization. They are the central means of establishing committees and volunteers to assist with school projects and outreach opportunities. During the year our projects include –

  • Fall Festival – held in September this is a fun family time with carnival booths, food fare, entertainment, and a silent auction.
  • Book Fair – this is held in conjunction with school conferences in the spring. It is a great opportunity to add to your child’s home library, purchase gifts, and support our school library.
  • Staff Appreciation – the SFO coordinates volunteer efforts to recognize and show their appreciation for the staff at Christmas, Teacher appreciation week, etc.
  • Parent Education and Speakers – the SFO researches/funds speakers and programs that would augment parent and student education.

Other ways we welcome students and families include but are not limited to:

  • Open Houses for new students and families
  • Family donut gatherings
  • Special Masses
  • Parent lunches by classroom
  • Mentor families
  • Volunteering opportunities

If you can help out in any of these areas,or for more information, contact: Michelle Shields @ 334-9881.

Wish List for St. Mary

Thank you in advance for your generosity and for considering our Wish List! Here are our current needs…

  • Reams/cases of white and “fun” colored copier paper
  • Regular and Junior Strength chewable and tablet Tylenol
  • Baby wipes and non-latex gloves
  • Playground sports balls

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