St. Mary's High School Signal weekly newsletter / April 14, 2023

April Board Meeting - Date/Time Change

The time and date for the April Board of Directors meeting have changed to 5:00 pm, Thursday, April 27 in the Resource Center. The west doors will open at 4:45 pm. The board meeting is scheduled to conclude in time for those wishing to attend the opening night of the Variety Show.

Reminder: Senior Retreat, Wednesday, April 19

Wednesday, April 19 will be a regular school day. Our seniors will be on retreat, but all other students will follow a regular schedule for the day. The first bell will ring at 8:10 am with classes beginning at  8:17. 

Prom Tickets on Sale Now

Prom tickets went on sale on April 17. You can buy your tickets in the Business Office or during lunch next week. $50/person. Prom is Saturday, April 29, from 8-11 p.m. at Weidner Field.

National Honor Society Induction, April 23

The NHS Induction ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, April 23, from 1:00-2:00 pm in the gym. All are invited.

Awards Assembly, May 5

The end-of-year Awards Assembly will be on Friday, May 5, at 1:30 pm in the gym. All are invited.

Senior Mass, May 12

Senior Mass followed by the Rose & Candle ceremony will be held on Friday afternoon, May 12, in the gym. All are invited.

Attention: AP Language Students

Mrs. Knoepke will be hosting a dinner for AP Language students in the Cove from 5:00-8:00 pm on May 8 to celebrate the upcoming AP Language national exam on May 10. All registered AP Language students are invited to attend. Pasta, salad, garlic bread and brownies will be served. 

Re-Enrollment Fee Increase Reminder, DUE TOMORROW, April 15

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,

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.

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: 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.

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.

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. 

Sports Games, April 14 - April 21

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

Baseball - April 14 vs. Lamar, 11:00 am *time change*

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

Girls Soccer - April 15 vs. Front Range Christian, 10:00 am

Boys Lacrosse - April 15 @ Highlands Ranch, 7:30 pm

Girls Soccer - April 18 @ CSCS, 4:00 pm

Girls Tennis - April 18 @ Sand Creek, 4:00 pm

Baseball - April 18 @ Limon, 4:30 pm

Boys Lacrosse - April 18 @ Middle Park, 4:30 pm

Girls Tennis - April 20 @ Salida, 4:00 pm

Girls Tennis - April 21 @ Pueblo County, TBD

Track & Field - April 21 @ Huskie Twilight, Douglas County

Boys Lacrosse - April 21 @ Denver North, 5:30 pm

Girls Soccer - April 21 vs. Vanguard, 5:30 pm 

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