St. Mary's High School Signal weekly newsletter / March 24, 2023 

Attention: Freshmen and Sophomores, SMHS Gala 2023

Our St. Mary's High School Annual Gala will be Saturday, April 15 at The Antlers Hotel. This will be a super fun event with games, dancing, live and silent auctions (on location), and delicious food!

We are bringing back the DESSERT DASH and asking FRESHMAN and SOPHOMORE families to help by providing a dessert donation.

Please take a look at the signup: to see what you can do. If you have already donated to the gala through the Amazon Wish List, please do not feel obligated to contribute to this request.

Thank you very much for being a part of St. Mary's and helping us with this important fundraising event!

Raffle Ticket Sales

We have the opportunity to sell raffle tickets at Divine Redeemer this weekend, March 25 & 26.  Students will receive credit for tickets sold, get some service hours, and have the opportunity to say a few words promoting the raffle ticket sales (script provided). Mass details are in the sign-up genius below.

Please sign-up to help at this sign-up genius: Raffle Ticket Sales at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church

Please contact Joe Trechter if you have any questions at Thank you for your support of this important fundraiser for our tuition assistance funds to help families send their children to St. Mary's!


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. Eric Baxter in the Counseling Center with any questions.

SMHS Baby Drive to Support Life Network, April 3 - 10

The Students for Life Club is holding its spring baby drive in support of Life Network. We would like to challenge the houses to help us collect much needed baby formula (preferably yellow Enfamil or blue Similac). We also will collect new baby clothing (sizes newborn to 2T) and packaged diapers (any size).  S4L Club will treat the house that earns the most points for collected items (formula counts double) to a pizza party. Collection bins for each house will be in the theology classrooms after we return from spring break. Items will be counted and points tallied at the April 11th S4L Club meeting.

Summer Session Registration is OPEN

Summer Session 2023 registration is now OPEN. If you are interested in taking Art, Theater, Health, PE, and/or Accelerated Geometry, please register using the form located on the school website under "Summer 2023". Registration closes on Friday, May 25. Payment is made at the time of online registration. Classes begin on May 30 and end on June 23. See Mrs. Cichon if you have any questions.

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.

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. 

Attention: Military Families, Education Benefits Program

Military education benefits are programs and services that are made available by the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide military connected family members assistance while pursuing education and training. If you would like to maximize your military benefits to help your son/daughter attend college, you are encouraged to contact Rachel Ritter, Regional Recruitment Director for Xavier University for assistance, or 513-745-3232.

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. 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 online application 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 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:

Sports Games, Mar. 24 - Mar. 31
Please come out in support of our many wonderful sports teams!

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

Track & Field - Chaparral @Echo Park, March 24

Baseball - Home vs. Fowler, March 25, 12:oo pm

Baseball -  @ La Junta, March 30 - April 1, Time TBD

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