St. Mary's High School Signal weekly newsletter / March 17, 2023 -- Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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.

2023 Yearbooks & Parent Ads - DEADLINE IS TOMORROW, 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,

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.


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.

ACE Financial Assistance, ENDS APRIL 18

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.

FACTS Reminder - Tuition Discount Available

Parents can submit their financial information via FACTS in order to receive the $1,000 tuition discount for the 2023-2024 school year. Please contact Linda O’Connor in the Business Office 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.


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!

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 (

ATTENTION SENIORS: The Nicole Lyne Fields Memorial Scholarship

Local scholarship for graduating seniors:  The Nicole Lyne Fields Memorial Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors in an accredited El Paso County, Colorado school.  The following link will take applicants to an online application that can be filled out and submitted online or downloaded and submitted via regular mail. Applications are due by April 30, 2023.  To learn more or apply go to: https://www.coloradonaturalmea...

ATTENTION: Sophomores & Juniors: Generation Wild Internship

Are you interested in environmental science or outdoor education? The Catamount Institute has a Generation Wild Internship for a high school student over age 16 who lives in Southeast Colorado Springs or Fountain. It pays $3,000 if they can commit to the entire summer (May 30 - August 15)! It would be an incredible summer job opportunity for a student who is interested in science, recreation, natural history, or teaching. More information and an online application can be found on their website: https://www.catamountinstitute...

Junior Parent College Information Night

There will be a junior parents college information night on Monday, March 20 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, DEADLINE is MARCH 24

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.

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.

Sports Games, Mar. 17 - Mar. 24

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

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

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

Girls Soccer - @ Denver Christian, March 18, TBD

Track & Field - Harrison Invite, March 18

Girls Soccer - Home vs. FFC, March 21, 5:30 p.m.

Track & Field - Home, JV/Small Schools Invite, March 21

Baseball - Home vs. Swink, March 21, 3:00 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse - @ Littleton, March 22, 6:00 p.m.

Girls Soccer - @ James Irwin, March 23, 5:30 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse - @ Resurrection Christian, March 24, 7:00 p.m.

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