St. Mary's High School Signal weekly newsletter / April 28, 2023

Summer Session Registration is OPEN

Summer Session 2023 registration is now OPEN. If you are interested in taking Art, Health, PE, and/or Accelerated Geometry, please register using the form located on the school website under "Summer 2023". Registration closes on Thursday, 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 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.

AP Exams, May 1 through May 11

Please be reminded that students may not "hang out" around the school after or before their AP exam.  For morning AP exams, students may either leave once the exam is over or attend their regular classes for the remainder of the school day.  For AP exams starting at noon, students may attend their scheduled classes until the exam starts or arrive at school approximately 15 minutes before the exam start time. Please contact Mr. Baxter in the counseling office if you have any questions.

Art Exhibit, “The Originals #2”

The art students of the St. Mary’s Fine Arts Department cordially invite you to attend their end of the Spring Semester Art Exhibit entitled, “The Originals #2,” downtown Colorado Springs. The exhibit will be on display at the UCCS Art Gallery at 102 S. Tejon st. Suite 105-A. The Grand Opening event will be on May 5 from 5:30 - 9:00 pm in conjunction with the city’s first Friday Art Walk.  The exhibit will display St. Mary’s student original artwork from April 21 to May 21 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Please stop by the exhibit when you find yourself downtown! 

Hope For The Journey Conference

This diocese-wide conference is for parents and teachers of fostered/adopted kids to learn about a trust-based approach to caring for children with attachment trauma. You may have seen an article about it in the Catholic Herald. All parents and teachers are invited to attend this potentially life changing conference being held on Friday 4:00 pm-8:30 pm & Saturday 9:00 am-4:00 pm, May 12th-13th, at St Gabriel Church: 8755 Scarborough Dr, 80920.  Register at:  Free childcare provided. Click here to see the flier for more information. 

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: 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.

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...

Local Internship Opportunity - State Farm Insurance

We have a local business person seeking a high school intern for the summer. It is a paid position. Please see the attached flier for more information.

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 and Rose & Candle Ceremony, May 12

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

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.

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. 

Upcoming Important Dates

Sat, April 29 - Prom for Juniors and Seniors. 8-11 pm at Weidner Field downtown. Tickets are on sale in the Business Office and at lunch in the Cove. Guest forms are due to Mr Archuleta by Noon on April 27.

May 1-5 and May 8-11 is AP Testing for many Juniors and Seniors.

Fri, May 5 - All school awards assembly in PM in the gym. Parents are invited.

Fri, May 12 - Senior Mass and Rose/Candle ceremony in PM in the gym. Parents are invited.

May 15, 16, 17 - Seniors take final exams & clean out lockers, return books & chromebook. Regular school day for Freshmen, Sophomores, & Juniors.

Thu, May 18 - No Seniors. Regular school day for Freshmen, Sophomores, & Juniors.

Fri, May 19 - NO School. Senior Breakfast in the Cove 8-10 am. Graduation practice 10:30 am at St. Mary's Cathedral.

Sun, May 21 - Baccalaureate Mass at 6:00 pm at St. Mary's Cathedral followed by awards for Seniors. This Mass fulfills your Sunday obligation.

Mon, May 22 - NO School. Graduation at 9:00 am at St. Mary's Cathedral, followed by cake in the church hall downstairs. Parking available at 2 garages, one block east of church.

May 23 - Final exams for periods 7, 6, 5.

May 24 - Final exams for periods 4, 3.

May 25 - Final exams for periods 2, 1. Clean out lockers; return books & chromebook.

May 30 - Summer session begins.

June 23 - Summer session ends.

August 16 - First day of school for 2023-24 school year!

Please contact the dean of students, Mr. Archuleta ( if you need to reschedule your final exams. See the Family Handbook for details on rescheduling exams.

Sports Games, April 28 - May 5

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

Track & Field - April 28 @ Ram Invite, Liberty HS

Baseball - April 29 @ CSCS, 10:00 am & 12:00 pm

Boys Lacrosse @Thompson Valley, 10:30 am

Girls Soccer - May 2 vs. Banning Lewis Ranch

Boys Lacrosse - May 2 vs. Pueblo West, 5:30 pm

Girls Soccer - May 4 @ Buena Vista, 4:00 pm

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