January 28, 2021
2021-2022 Enrollment Dates
Mark your calendars to enroll your Guardian(s)
Current families:
February 1 -12: Online contracts signed and $375 registration payment due.
Students will submit their class selections to Mrs. Glasgow at school, after bringing them home to you for review.

8th Grade families:
February 22 - March 3: Online contracts signed and $375 registration payment due. ($25 discount applies if entire application was submitted by December 18.)
Enrollment events to select classes will be held on the following dates. Appointments will be available after contract is signed and payment submitted.
March 4: 4 - 7:30pm
March 6: 11 am - 2:30 pm

To apply for financial aid please CLICK HERE.

Applications for SMA scholarships for tuition will open March 8, 2021. Deadline for submissions will be April 1, 2021. More information will be forthcoming.
Guardian Bash: March 27, 2021
This year’s Guardian Bash takes place Saturday, March 27, 2021, at SMA. In addition to being live streamed, a limited number of tickets will be available for in-person attendance. Registration and sponsorship details coming soon.

This annual dinner and auction is SMA’s largest fundraising event, and we need the support of all SMA families to make it a success! If you have not yet contributed to the auction, please CLICK HERE to view our wish list and consider donating an item.
Stand Up For Life! Kansas City Rally for Life - January 29
Please pray for our students that are participating in Kansas City's pro life rally, STAND UP FOR LIFE! this Friday at St. Therese North in Parkville from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM.

Information about transportation was communicated to students on Tuesday during a meeting in seminar. If you have any questions, contact Mr Sellnow, ksellnow@smacatholic.org or Sr. Jude Andrew, srjudeandrew@smacatholic.org
Spirit Store Cotton Fleece Flash Sale!

20% off all cotton fleece in the Spirit Store from Jan. 29 - Feb. 3. Items include all hoodies, crew neck sweatshirts, open bottom sweatpants and joggers. Spirit Store hours 3:15-4 PM Mon-Fri.
SMA Fundraiser night at the new Lion's Choice!

Everyone is encouraged to enjoy dinner at Lion's Choice on Thursday, Feb 4 from 4-8 PM at the new Lee's Summit location off Chipman Rd. 15% of all sales during that time period will go to SMA Parent Club. See you there!
Let God In: Femininity, Sacrifice, and Vocation
February 12
The Sisters invite all SMA girls to join them from 10 AM - 4 PM on February 12 in the SMA chapel and Pio hallway for a retreat day of talks by the sisters, Eucharistic Adoration, games, and time getting to know the sisters and the other SMA women. The retreat will focus on God's gift of femininity, the spirit of sacrifice (especially as we prepare for Lent), and how to discern God's will in your life. If you have any questions, feel free to ask any of the Sisters or email Sr. Katharine Rose (srkatharinerose@smacatholic.org). Please RSVP HERE.
SMA’s Inaugural Trivia Night (Virtual), February 20
Are you tired of Saturday nights twiddling your thumbs with nothing to do?
Get ready to shake off the Covid-doldrums with SMA’s inaugural Trivia Night!
Gather your team of up to 8 brainiacs and vie for the title of smartest and savviest SMA parents in the school. Keep that calendar open for 7:30 PM on February 20 and CLICK HERE for more information and to register your team! Space is limited to 20 teams. Team registration is $80.
Flowers for the Sisters
Please prayerfully consider helping provide a simple floral arrangement for the Sisters' Chapel. The flowers can be brought to school and placed in a bucket/vase available at the front office for the Sisters to take home and place them in their Chapel. Two matching bouquets of flowers would be ideal, and they do not need vases. The flowers can be brought to school on Wednesdays to the front office. If you forget, please feel free to bring the following day (Thursday). If you have any questions, please contact Janice Drake at janicedrake6@yahoo.com or 816-868-3332. Thanks so much! We know the Sisters are excited for the flowers to beautify the altar of the Lord! Please sign up HERE.
Virtual A+ Program Monthly Meetings
Assistant Principal Page will offer virtual A+ Program Meetings at 6 pm on the third Tuesday of each month (excluding Spring Break in March). These meetings are casual, Q&A meetings where general information will be provided. Students and parents are welcome to attend. Find more information and the Zoom link on our A+ webpage. For a detailed letter about the A+ program from Mr. Page, CLICK HERE.
Time to Order Yearbooks

The time has come to order your 2020-2021 yearbook! Price of the yearbook has recently raised to $105. To order, CLICK HERE and enter in the school code 16571. Remember to order soon before it's too late! Ordering deadline is Friday, March 12th. We also encourage you to submit your own photos by uploading them HERE. For questions about yearbooks, please email Mrs. Ellis at aellis@smacatholic.org
Welcome SMA's New Director of Communications & Marketing, Katie McMullen

Katie McMullen is blessed to be a part of the SMA community as the Director of Communications and Marketing. Katie graduated from University of Central Missouri with a Bachelor's of Science in Anthropology. Katie spent 5 seasons with the Kansas City Royals as Director of Community Relations, and the Fox 4 Love Fund for Children prior to coming to SMA. Katie and her husband, Jay are the proud parents of Emma and Ainsley. Emma is a sophomore at Blue Springs High School, and Ainsley is in 6th grade at St. John Lalande. Katie’s favorite times are spent watching the girls athletics, friends, family, and traveling.
Welcome SMA's New Director of Admissions, Julie Hyde

Julie is excited to transition into the Director of Admissions role after spending the past year and a half as SMA's Marketing and Communications Coordinator. Julie's love for SMA's mission motivated her to become a part of the business office at SMA. Previously, she spent 10 years in marketing and customer service within the insurance industry, as well as 4 years as the Finance Coordinator for Our Lady of the Presentation School and Church. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Missouri State University. She is proud of the Catholic education her children have received; Abby (O'Hara '17), John (SMA '19) and Natalie (SMA '22). Julie and her husband Brett live in Lee's Summit and are members of Our Lady of the Presentation Parish.
SMA Athletics Calendar & Game Change Notifications CLICK HERE
SMA Guardian Athletics YouTube
All home basketball games and all home wrestling matches will be live streamed. To subscribe for live stream athletic events CLICK HERE
2021 SMA Lacrosse-Spring:
If you are interested in playing Lacrosse for SMA this spring. Please fill out the form HERE by Wednesday 2/3/21. Any student that is interested in playing Lacrosse for SMA this spring, there will be an informational meeting on Saturday 2/6/21 at 10am on the Learning Stairs at SMA. A parent/guardian must be in attendance with you at this meeting. 
If you have any questions, please contact Coach Eric Davis at edavis@smacatholic.org
Boy's Tennis
The first day of practice is March 1st. Anyone interested in joining the team, please email Coach Hirtzel at shirtzel@smacatholic.org
Beginner players are welcome. This is a perfect opportunity to learn a life-time sport and represent SMA. 
Lady Guardian Basketball Team - 1st Place Finish!

CHAMPIONS! Congratulations to the Lady Guardian basketball team for their 1st place finish in the Lathrop Tournament! Senior Clare Scheier had the game winning shot and a block at the buzzer to seal the victory 55-54! Sophomore Victoria Swingle was named MVP of the tournament!
Visit the Counselor's Corner webpage each week for the most updated scholarship information. CLICK HERE
New SMA Tuition Scholarship

In honor of Jay McNamara, a 1993 graduate of O’Hara, the McNamara family has established the Jay McNamara Memorial Scholarship Fund to support students attending St. Michael. Any returning SMA student who is involved in at least one extra-curricular activity at school and has a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA is eligible to apply for this $1,000 Scholarship. CLICK HERE for more details.

Additional SMA scholarships will be available in early March.
NEW College Scholarships Available

NEW Scholarships available managed by Truman Heartland Community Foundation. CLICK HERE to view list. Some have deadlines of February 1.
Local Scholarship Opportunity for Seniors

Applications are now open for the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce scholarship. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a college-bound senior attending a private high school in Lee’s Summit. (Last year the scholarship was won by our very own Colleen McNamara.) You do not have to live in Lee’s Summit to qualify. CLICK HERE to view the criteria and application.
Career and Technology School Programs Available

Sophomores and Juniors: Online applications have opened for all three programs from Summit Technology Academy (STA), Herndon Career Center (H-CC) and Southland CAPS. For more information about programs offered through these partner career schools CLICK HERE. Priority deadline for applications is February 16, 2021.
Enables one to love as God Himself loves, to love God above all things, and one’s neighbor as oneself.
SMA Fine Arts Students Perform for LS Chamber Event

SMA Fine Arts students were honored to perform for the virtual Chamber Before Hours networking event hosted by the Lee's Summit Chamber of Commerce. Thanks to our Business Alliance partner, Dynamic Displays, LLC for sponsoring us. Go Guardians!
Friends of FIRE Meetings - Presentations by KC Developmental Therapies
FIRE will be offering a two part Zoom class for parents called Executive Functioning Strategies & Tools.
Please CLICK HERE for more information.
Two Part Series:
Thursday, February 4 @ 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 8 @ 7:00 p.m.
Zoom link will be released closer to meeting dates! (Stay Tuned)! 
Support and Prayers for the May Family
Brooks and Susanna May are a former SMA family and have four children that currently attend Catholic schools in the area. Susanna was recently diagnosed with an advanced stage of renal cancer. The family is asking to please keep them in your prayers. If you would like to support the May family, shirts and other items are for sale at https://www.olpspiritstore.com/shop-7. All proceeds benefit the May family. Thanks in advance for your prayers and support!