St. Mary's High School Signal weekly newsletter / March 3, 2023

Coffee with the President & Principal, CANCELED for Mar. 15

The Coffee with the President and Principal event on March 15 is canceled due to the Kairos retreat. Please stay tuned for a rescheduled date.

SMHS Community Service Day, Wednesday, March 8

Our next all-school community service day will be Wednesday, March 8. Students should check with their Houses for more information on what they will be doing that day. 

2023 Yearbooks & Parent Ads - DEADLINE March 18

The 2023 yearbook is now on sale at the following site:

Parents who wish to personalize their child's yearbook can go to the above Jostens' site and choose the link for Yearbook Recognition Ads. After creating an account, they then can create the ad using the tools in that menu. Parent ads must be submitted by Feb. 10. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Kavanaugh,

Student Volunteer Opportunity, St. Peter's VBS
"A Radical Ride on the Wings of Prayer"
June 19-23
8:45 am-12:00 pm daily
Parish Ministry Center
Registration deadline is April 30.
Spots will fill quickly - sign up today!

Would you like to volunteer? Register at the following links.
VBS Registration
VBS Volunteer Registration

For more information, contact Jilinda Dygert (

FREE SAT Prep Course 

FREE SAT PREP course is being offered at SMHS by Ms. Charity Peak, an Educational Consultant with the company Class101. The training will be held in the Cove on Saturday, March 11, 9:00 am to Noon. Please register for the event, so we know how many to plan for at:  Remember to bring a calculator!

Junior Parent College Information Night 

There will be a junior parents College Information Night on Monday, March 20th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Cove. Parents, this will be a very informative presentation by Mr. Baxter and a college admission representative to answer all your questions about the admissions process.

RMACAC Spring College Fair, TOMORROW, Saturday, March 4

All students are invited to attend the city-wide college fair on March 4 from 9:00-11:30 am.

Pine Creek High School 
10750 Thunder Mountain Ave
Colorado Springs, 80908

For more information and to register, please click here

Senior Scholarship Opportunity

The Kinnikinnik Chapter of the National Society DAR will be awarding a $1,500 scholarship to a Pikes Peak area high school senior. The application deadline is March 24. Students may pick up an application from Mr. Baxter in the Counseling Center.

Current 10, 11, and 12 Grade Students Interested in Healthcare

Memorial Hospital is excited to announce that our Junior Medical School (JMS) program is back! JMS is a 4-day, immersive program designed to give your students a full view of the many different aspects of a healthcare career. From physicians to nurses, from rehab to palliative care, students will be exposed to professionals from their field to hear about what the job entails, the educational requirements, and the “typical day.” The program offers roundtable discussions, hands-on activities, department tours, and other engaging sessions to expand students’ understanding of the hospital environment. Please see or email Eric Baxter, SMHS Counselor, for more information and how to apply -

Attention Seniors: “Best & Brightest”

The Gazette Charities Foundation Best & Brightest 2023 scholarship program is open! Seniors, please apply by March 17th.  Visit the website for more info and to download the application.

Junior Students: College Visit Opportunity

Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania is offering a free fly-in program to visit their campus in the fall.  For more information please follow the link:

Please notify Mr. Baxter by the end of February if you would like to be nominated for the program.

UCCS GenCyber Day, Thursday, March 16

UCCS is assisting Tennessee Tech University in getting the word out on a full-day GenCyber Cybersecurity Camp for high school students. This is an amazing and engaging way to show high school students just how cool cybersecurity is, especially in light of the endless education and career opportunities.

 Here’s a quick rundown for GenCyber Day at WiCyS 2023:

  1. When: Thursday, March 16, 2023: 8:15am to 2:30pm

  2. Location: Gaylord of the Rockies

  3. Cost: Free

  4. For more information, CLICK HERE

  5. To register, CLICK HERE.  NOTE: Registration is limited to the first 120 students! 

Volunteer Opportunity, Catholic Charities Shamrock Shindig, Friday, March 17

8 to 10 SMHS volunteers have been requested for one shift from 5:30 - 9:00 pm. Dinner will be provided. Duties include greeting, check-in assistance, live auction assistance (scribes/runners). No silent auction this year. Dress code: white shirt and black pants.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort
3225 Broadmoor Valley Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Below is the link each individual must submit before volunteering. Once Catholic Charities receives or confirms applications, they will send more detailed instructions to the volunteer for the evening.

Catholic Charities/Marian House Group Member Application

Two of the questions included in the application are listed below:

“Please select your church/community group/company/military affiliation. If not included in the pick list please select “Other or Not Applicable”

→ Please select:  St. Mary’s High School 

“If you are registering for a prearranged group activity, please select it. If not listed, please email us at to let us know.” 

→ Please select: 2023-03-17 SMHS Shamrock Shindig Volunteer 5:30pm to 9pm

ACE Financial Assistance

ACE Financial Assistance applications for the 2023-2024 school year opened on Monday, February 6th at 9 am MT and will remain open through tax day, Tuesday, April 18 at 10:59 pm MT.

 The ACE Scholarships Colorado 2023-2024 Application is completed using your FACTS account used to apply for St. Mary’s High School Financial Assistance.

For more information, please click here

Sports Games, Mar. 3 - Mar. 10

Please come out in support of our many wonderful sports teams!


Girls Basketball Regional Championship - March 4, 5:30 pm @ HOME

Girls Soccer - Home vs. Manitou

Baseball - Away @ Salida, 4:00 pm

Boys Lacrosse - Home vs. Thunder Ridge, 6:00 pm

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