December 2018 Alumni News
“As the New Year renews all the happiness and good tidings,
hope the joyful spirit keeps glowing in your heart forever!
Happy New Year!”
Alumni Basketball Game
Alumni, please join us this Saturday, December 29th for the Alumni Basketball Game! The game will be from 10:00 a.m. - noon.

Please email Sue Peters, if you are interested in playing.
We are excited for our Inaugural
Young Alumni Visit Day
SMCHS will host a Young Alumni Visit Day on Wednesday, January 2 for our 2014- 2018 graduates. The visit day will give alumni the opportunity to re-connect, visit with former teachers, staff and classmates, take a tour of our new facilities and share experiences with our current students. The alumni participate in a panel discussion for SMCHS students during Mentor Groups and are invited to stay after to visit with teachers during lunch. For more information or to RSVP, email Sue Peters or call 920-722-7796 x 853. 

SMC Alumnus
Sam Solowicz '17

Sam is participating in the Color Guard Duty carrying the Wisconsin State flag for the Golden Eagle Battalion - Marquette Army ROTC at the Marquette/Wisconsin baskeball game.
Spirit Shop

Alumni, don't forget to shop for
all your Zephyr apparel.

Wednesday 2:30 p.m - 3:30 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Adoration prayers for Alumni in God's Service

Adoration on Friday, January 4th will begin with 7:15 a.m. mass. Our intentions will be for alumni that are currently working in the missionary field. We currently have 4 alumni, that we will be praying for in January: Maria Schmitz who is teaching in Belize as a volunteer with Society of our Lady of the Holy Trinity; Collin Konetzke who is a FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) missionary at the University of Rhode Island; Sam Schultz who is working in Youth Ministry in Colorado and Phil Griffith with Spiritus as a missionary. What a privilege we have to lift up these faith-filled young adults in prayer.  We also hope that it may spark vocation in our current students.

Here are the special intentions for the rest of the school year (Alumni in the priesthood):
February 8th: Fr. Matt Rappl '09
March 1st: Fr. Ryan Krueger '00
April 5th: Fr. Dan Griffith '89
May 3rd: Fr. Bill Swichtenberg '73

All adoration dates begin with 7:15 am mass with Fr. Jon Thorsen.

Any help in spreading the word about our special intention would be great! Please sign up for adoration.
New Hires
Join us when we return to school after the new year in welcoming two new employees to our SMCS family:
St. Mary Elementary Administrative Assistant : Martha Barraza
SMCS Human Resource Generalist: Mrs. Chelsea Kind
Winter Sports are Underway!

Our girls and boys basketball teams open their season this week. Enjoy a game this season—here’s a link to the schedules SMC Sports Schedules . We also have students participating in power-lifting, hockey and the dance team. Good luck to all of our teams!
The St. Mary Catholic Schools family feels it is important to recognize outstanding accomplishments of our graduates as well as their contributions to their communities. For that purpose, we have established several recognitions for SMCHS alumni and are as follows:

The Outstanding Catholic Christian Service Award  honors an alumnus who has demonstrated faithful service to the Lord in vocational ministry, Christian service or a church leadership position, and through his or her continued support of St. Mary Catholic High School. The nominee exhibits a self-sacrificing way of life by going beyond expectations in service to others.
The Distinguished Service Award  recognizes an alumnus who has given his or her time, energy and resources to enhance the well-being of St. Mary Catholic High School and the community. He or she exhibits a high degree of leadership, character and integrity. This person’s loyalty and service support SMCHS and the community in moving into the future.
The Alumni Achievement Award  is presented to an alumnus who displayed strong leadership while a student at SMCHS, who has achieved distinction in his/her community and/or field of expertise, who continues to support SMCHS and/or Catholic education, and who lives out Christian values. The nominee must have graduated from St. Mary Catholic High School at least ten years ago.
The Athletic Hall of Fame  recognizes an individual or team who brought recognition to SMCHS through athletic accomplishments, is currently respected in his/her community and models Christian values. The nominee must have graduated from SMCHS at least ten years ago.
Do you know an alumni who has the qualifications to receive one of these awards? Visit the  form s  page to print out a nomination form and return it to the   SMCHS Alumni Relations Coordinator  at Attn: Alumni Relations Coordinator, 1050 Zephyr Drive, Neenah, 54956 .
May They Rest In Peace

On Thursday, November 1, St. Mary Catholic High School celebrated a Remembrance Mass with special prayers for alumni and friends of the school who passed away in the previous year. Each deceased member of our community was represented by a family member or student who carried a lit candle as part of the procession into Mass. During the liturgy, the names of deceased loved ones were read aloud as part of the litany.

View this years' Remembrance Mass 2018