St. Mary's High School Signal weekly newsletter / March 10, 2023

Board of Directors Meeting, MOVED to Monday, Mar. 20

The March board of directors meeting will take place on Monday, Mar. 20 at 6:00 p.m. in the Resource Center. The west doors will be open at 5:45 p.m.

Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety

John DiGirolamo, a critically acclaimed Catholic author, is presenting common sense tips for parents for internet and social media safety. He will go over the dangers of online predators and how children naively interact with them. The latest statistic is that 85% of children under the age of 13 are exposed to inappropriate content online. The times demand that parents catch up with the dangers of popular apps and their child’s on-line activities. John's presentation will take place March 20 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at St. Peter Parish in Monument.

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.


St. Mary’s High School is excited to offer the SAT to their students on Wednesday, April 12.  Cost of the exam is $60. PLEASE MAKE CHECK OR MONEY ORDER PAYABLE TO ST. MARY’S HIGH SCHOOL. Please write “SAT” on the check’s memo line. You may also contact the SMHS Business Office to make a payment by credit card. ALL orders must be returned to the Counseling Center or Business Office by Friday April 7. Please contact Mr. Baxter in the Counseling Center with any questions.

Summer Session Registration is OPEN

Summer Session registration is now OPEN. To register, you can use the link below or find the link on our website at Summer 2023/Summer Programs.


Registration for STEM and Sports Camps is Now OPEN

Registration for STEM and Sports Camps is now OPEN. To register, you can use the following link or find the registration link on our website at Summer 2023/Summer Programs.


Mobile Serve Update

Students and Parents - we have updated Mobile Serve for all volunteer hours that the students completed on Wednesday, March 8, on our SMHS Community Service Day. Students do NOT need to enter these hours on the Mobile Serve app. It is already entered for you.

Rocky Mountain Youth Leadership Conference, June 12-16

The Rocky Mountain Youth Leadership Foundation (RMYLF) was incorporated in 1990 as a Colorado nonprofit foundation, and its mission is to conduct an annual leadership conference for rising high school seniors to develop youth leadership skills and to educate attendees in patriotism and the free enterprise system of America.

If your student is interested in being nominated to attend the Rocky Mountain Youth Leadership Conference in June at Colorado State University Pueblo, please apply online by going to The deadline to apply is April 7.

Spring Sports Gate and Concession Volunteers

Want an easy way to earn some money for your SMHS sports team? Consider volunteering to work the gate or concession stand for the spring sports season. Remember at the end of the season, the money will be split between the booster club and the team that you represent.

SMHS Girls Volleyball Butter Braid Fundraiser

St. Mary's Volleyball is kicking off their Butter Braids fundraiser to raise money for our team. The fundraiser will run from March 1 through March 27.

To order, please contact any member of St. Mary's Volleyball, or place an order online by clicking this link.


Thank you for supporting St. Mary's Volleyball Team!

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 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 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 (

Junior Parent College Information Night 

There will be a junior parents college information night on Monday, March 20th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 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.

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: 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  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! 

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 p.m. 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. 10 - Mar. 17

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

Girls Basketball - STATE SEMIFINALS, @ University of Denver, March 10, 7:00 p.m.

Girls Soccer - Home vs. Manitou, March 10

Baseball - @ Salida, March 10, 4:00 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse - Home vs. Thunder Ridge, March 10, 6:00 p.m.

Track & Field - Banana Belt @ Dutch Clark, March 11 

Boys Lacrosse - @ Eagle Crest, March 11, 12:00 p.m.

Girls Soccer - @ Flatirons, March 13, 4:00 p.m.

Baseball - Home vs. Rye, March 14, 4:00 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse - Home vs. Ponderosa, March 14, 6:00 p.m.

Girls Tennis - Home vs. CSCS, March 16, 4:00 p.m.

Baseball - Home vs. Roaring Fork, March 17, 6:00 p.m.

Girls Soccer - @ Denver Christian, March 17, 7:00 p.m. 

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