April 1, 2021
New Community Saint! St. Josephine Bakhita!
“Be good, love the Lord, pray for those who do not know Him. What a great grace it is to know God!” ~ St. Josephine Bakhita

We are excited to announce that the votes are in and St. Josephine Bakhita is our 4th community patron saint.

Feast-day: February 8
Patron: of Sudan
Birth: 1869
Death: February 8, 1947
Beatified: May 17, 1992 by Pope John Paul II
Canonized: October 1, 2000 by Pope John Paul II

To read more about St. Josephine Bakhita click here.
We greatly appreciate everyone’s support in making our 4th Annual Guardian Bash a huge success! Thanks to the dedication and generosity of our Guardian community, we surpassed our goal of raising over $200,000; therefore, securing the full matching gift from Loretto Foundation of an additional $100,000. Great things are happening at SMA!
Canned Food Drive - April 6-9
Catholic Charities just opened new food pantries in the greater Kansas City area, and they need our help to stock them. We will be collecting canned food the week of April 6-9. This is one of our last opportunities to earn Community points before the Battle for the Guardian Sword.
A Night Under the Stars - Hope Does Not Disappoint
On April 16th, SMA is hosting a Legendary Retreat to celebrate our fantastic Seniors and inviting the entire school to join in the evening from 6:45-8:30. Mikey Needleman will be joining us for a FREE concert and leading us into a night of outdoor adoration and praise and worship. Please spread the word! All students and families are invited for this free event! When is the last time any of us has enjoyed an actual live concert??
Mowers Needed!
In conjunction with Knights of Columbus, SMA is seeking volunteer parents to help maintain our 87-acre campus. For the past three years, the Knights have mowed, trimmed, weeded and worked diligently to keep up the appearance of our grounds. They have done all of this as volunteers, providing a significant cost savings to SMA over the years.

We are now asking SMA parents to help the cause by giving a few hours each month to help maintain our beautiful campus. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Joe Murphy at joe.murphy@smacatholic.org or Mick Mithelavage at mixzx@att.net. Thank you!
2021 Summer Classes
Summer School classes for 2021-2022 (Sophomore's, Junior's & Senior's) begins on June 1st and ends on June 30th.

Classes will meet in person Monday–Thursday and virtually every Friday.

Weight Lifting | 7:00am – 8:30am

Health | 8:45am – 10:30am

Personal Finance | 10:45am – 12:30pm

Art | offered online

Theology | scheduled as needed

$200 per class. Enrollment begins on March 30 - April 16.
For questions, please contact Academic Counselor, Tammie Glasgow tglasgow@smacatholic.org or 816-499-8614.

For 8th graders needing to take Summer Prep Courses, please contact jhyde@smacatholic.org.
Last Call for Spring Sports Senior Banners
Please use the following link to order. All orders need to be in by this Friday, April 2nd. CLICK HERE to order.
2021-2022 Enrollment
Reminder: April 1 - Registration fees increase from $375 to $425
Thank you for registering your student now so we can gain an accurate number of students for next school year. This is important information for staffing purposes.
Applications for financial aid are still being accepted - CLICK HERE.

Online enrollment, contact Julie Hyde, jhyde@smacatholic.org
Financial/tuition payments, contact Jim Chladek, jchladek@smacatholic.org
Deadline is April 1 for SMA Tuition Scholarships

Applications for 2021-2022 tuition scholarships are open! To view the scholarships and apply CLICK HERE.
All applications are due by 11:59 PM, Thursday, April 1. 

Questions? Contact the Advancement Office at 816.499.8602.
Attention families of New SMA Students
MacBooks are now available with Apple's education discount when you purchase through SMA! Please CLICK HERE for details.
A three day Catholic youth conference is happening this summer in KC from June 14-16! Check out the website HERE. A generous donor has offered to sponsor 10 students for half of the cost of the conference. Conference cost is $150.00. We want as many students as possible to go! Email jburns@smacatholic.org to register by Friday.
Photo Corner of SMA Events
SMA teacher and photographer, Mrs. Eagle, invites you to view and download photos for free from SMA events. Click HERE to view the website. Thank you to Mrs. Eagle for capturing the special moments at SMA!
SMA Athletics Calendar & Game Change Notifications CLICK HERE
Summer Sports Camps
Summer Camp registration is open. Click HERE to see the dates and sign up today!
Cheer for Football, Basketball, or Both!
Clinic Days in Gym 3:30-5:50 PM
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 4/12-4/14.
Try-outs in Gym 4:00-6:00 Thursday 4/15.
Contact Cheer Coach Mrs. Wiehn mwiehn@smacatholic.org for a try-out packet!
SMA Dance Team tryouts for the 2021-22 Team.
April 12-16, 330-530pm in the SMA gym.
Class of 2021 Updated Graduation Information
We are only two short months away from celebrating the graduation of the Class of 2021! CLICK HERE to read the most recent letter detailing information regarding graduation requirements, events, and activities for Seniors.
Please direct any questions or concerns regarding graduation to Melissa Wiehn at
Camp WIN (Women’s Intersport Network)
Camp WIN is looking for Captains to serve as role models and help campers learn sports and fitness activities, develop leadership skills and mentor their camper team. High School girls (ages 15-18) serve as Team Captains and middle school girls (ages 13-15) serve as Junior Team Captains. Captains have the opportunity to receive over 45 hours of community service within one session. Applications are open and close May 5 and applicants are encouraged to apply for more than one session.
Application: CLICK HERE
Visit the Counselor's Corner webpage each week for the most updated scholarship information. CLICK HERE
The ability to carry out difficult tasks in our daily lives.