St. Mary's High School Signal weekly newsletter / April 7, 2023 -- Good Friday

SAT at SMHS - Wednesday, April 12 - ORDERS DUE TODAY, April 7

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.

SMHS Baby Drive to Support Life Network - LAST DAY is Monday, April 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 (preferable 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.

CONGRATULATIONS to SMHS Junior Academic All-American, Nicolas Cruz

St. Mary's Junior, Nicolas Cruz, received an Academic All-American honor at the Region 9 Gymnastics Championship and made the Region 9 National Team, once again. Nicolas placed first in his age group and qualified for Nationals. Congratulations, Nicolas! St. Mary’s is very proud of you! 

Re-Enrollment Reminder

Re-enrollment and the $500 registration fee are due on April 15.  After April 15, the registration fee increases to $600. If you have any questions, please contact Linda O’Connor in the business office,

Volunteer Opportunity - The Great American Cleanup

The Great American Cleanup is happening on April 15. This nationwide cleanup effort is a great chance to earn a few volunteer hours and improve the health of our watershed! 

A flyer is attached here with additional information. Join a crew or register your own here.

Attention: Those Interested in Military ROTC Opportunities

There will be a virtual Service Academy and ROTC information meeting for all services. Congressional representatives from each district and senator’s offices will be in attendance.

The event is Monday, April 17, 5:30 pm to 7:45 pm. This flyer includes a QR code to register.

If you have a student interested in service to the nation as an officer, regardless of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard or Merchant Marine, Service Academy or Reserve Officer Training Corp, this is a great event for them to attend.

SMHS Variety Show 2023

St. Mary’s Variety Show will be on April 27 & April 28 in the Cove at 7:00 pm. Please see the school website for more information, and we hope to see you there! 

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.

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 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.

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.

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 (

Sports Games, April 7 - April 14

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

Track & Field - April 8 @ Thunderstorm Invite, Pueblo West/CSU-Pueblo

Girls Soccer - April 8  vs. Front Range Christian, 10 am

Boys Lacrosse - April 8 @ Highlands Ranch, 7:30 pm

Girls Soccer - April 11 vs. Trinidad, 5:30 pm

Girls Tennis - April 11 vs. Sierra, 4:00 pm

Baseball - April 11 vs. Manitou Springs, 6:00 pm

Boys Lacrosse - April 11 @Vanguard, 6:00 pm

Girls Soccer - April 13 @ Florence, 4:00pm

Track & Field - April 13 @ Titan Invite, TCA

Girls Tennis - April 13 @ Fountain Valley, 4:00 pm

College Signing Day - April 14, Afternoon Assembly, SMHS Gymnasium, 2:45 pm

Baseball - April 14 vs. Lamar, 4:00 pm

Boys Lacrosse - April 14 vs. Palmer, 5:30 pm

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