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.
Dear St. Mary Families,
Water is a source of life, but can also be a powerful force of
destruction as we have seen these past few weeks with flooding in
South Dakota and Nebraska. We pray for those who have lost their
homes and for those whose livelihoods of farming or ranching have
been destroyed. Even during this difficult time, I have seen God’s
grace at work through the communities that came together to fill
sandbags, and through the many volunteers who are still working to
clear and restore areas that have been damaged. As the waters
subside, new life springs forward and a hope of a better tomorrow
Water is aptly used as a symbol in our Baptism for its ability to clean
(wash away our sins), to nurture (physically and spiritually), and yes,
even for its ability to destroy (death). As Jesus revealed to
Nicodemus in John 3, “Amen, amen I say to you, no one can enter
the kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit.”, it is
only through the power of water and the Spirit that we are able to
be born in Christ.
Just as the flood waters bring forth life after death, the waters of
our Baptism represent dying to our sins in order to rise to a new life
with Christ. As our journey through Lent comes to a close, our faith
celebrates the death and Resurrection of the Lord. We have
sacrificed, fasted, and prayed these last 40 days to share in the
Passion of the Lord. May our efforts prove fruitful on Easter
morning as we sing Alleluia once again.
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.
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
We are excited to partner with 1st Day School Supplies in offering our families the choice of having a kit with (most) of the classroom supplies created for them. Order your kit by June 30 and it will be delivered to the school before our Open House on August 15. Please check supply list above for items not included in the kit.