February 11, 2021
GUARDIAN EVENTS
Courtwarming Week, February 16-19
Theme: All Around the World
Tuesday, Feb 16 - SAFARI
Dress Down: Khaki pants, jeans or sweats may be worn with an animal print/safari shirt, bucket hats, & binoculars.

Wednesday, Feb 17 - ASH WEDNESDAY
All School Mass - Mass attire

Thursday, Feb 18 - SKI TRIP
Dress Down: snow/ski pants, snow masks and goggles, sweaters, scarf, gloves, boots

Friday, Feb 19 - CRUISE
Dress Down: Khaki pants, Bermuda shorts (2-3 inches above your knees, long shorts), capris, Hawaiian shirts, leis, grass shirt (over leggings), socks and sandals (sandals yes, toes no)

Any student not dressed in themed attire needs to be in uniform

    If a student did not make a donation to dress down during Catholic Schools Week, they need to pay $5 on Tuesday or they will not be able to participate in dress down days for Court Warming Week. Emails will be sent to those specific students.
2021-2022 Enrollment is going on NOW!
Current families:
Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year is now open! Please take time in the next week to complete the enrollment checklist in your Parent Portal. Registration of $375 is due at the time of enrollment. Registration fee will increase to $450 on April 1.
  • Selecting classes: SMA counselor, Mrs. Glasgow has met with the students about course selection and how to select their classes in PowerSchool. Please visit with your student about their course recommendations for the upcoming school year. 
  • Although students may select courses now, they will not be assigned to a class until all the steps of the enrollment process are complete, including payment of the registration fee. We will begin assigning classes after February 13, so please get your enrollment checklist done prior to that date!

To view tips from Mrs. Glasgow click HERE. For other questions or concerns about class selection, contact Mrs. Glasgow at tglasgow@smacatholic.org or 816-499-8614. She is available to meet by appointment only.

8th Grade families:
February 22 - March 3: Families of incoming Freshmen will receive an email about enrolling. The contracts and registration payment will be through the Parent Portal. The $375 registration payment is due at this time. ($25 Discount applies if entire application checklist was completed by December 18.) After these steps are complete, appointments will be set to attend one of our Enrollment Events on either March 4 or March 6. You will meet one-on-one with an educator to select classes.

To apply for financial aid CLICK HERE. Applications for assistance are due by March 6.

Applications for SMA tuition scholarships open March 8, 2021. Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2021.
Guardian Bash: March 27, 2021
Registration opens next week for the Guardian Bash. In addition to being live streamed, a limited number of VIP tables will be available for in-person attendance at SMA.

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.
Let God In: Femininity, Sacrifice, and Vocation
February 12
The sisters invite all SMA girls to join them from 10 AM-4 PM 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.
Encounter - Wednesday, February 17
All students, immediate family, and staff are invited to attend a night of Eucharistic Adoration, praise and worship, confession and a student witness at 7 PM Wednesday, February 17 in the Chapel of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus at SMA. We have limited seating so please CLICK HERE to sign up today!
Senior Cap & Gown Pictures - February 23
Seniors, cap and gown pictures will be taken on Tuesday, February 23 during special assembly/mass schedule time. Jostens will be providing caps and gowns for you to take your picture in, which will be sanitized after each use. Boys should be in dress pants, collared button-down shirt and tie. Girls should be in dress pants, a modest length dress or skirt. No off the shoulders, spaghetti straps or open back and no midriffs. Any student wearing an outfit deemed inappropriate, may be sent home to change. A link to pre-order pictures will be available next week.
Picture Retakes - February 23
This includes new students, students who were absent the day pictures were taken, students who were unhappy with their photo, all male students who had a mustache, beard, colored or long hair at the time pictures were taken and female students whose hair was colored. A link to pre-order pictures will be available next week.
New HSPT Date Added - February 27
Due to the high number of additional inquiries for the 2021-2022 school year, SMA has added an additional High School Placement Test date. All incoming freshmen are required to take this exam as part of their application. To register for the Saturday, February 27 test date, click HERE. For questions regarding the test or other admissions questions, please contact Julie Hyde, jhyde@smacatholic.org.
Testing Day for Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors (Cambridge & ACT) - March 2
March 2, 2021 is a testing day. Freshman and Sophomores will be taking the Cambridge Test and Juniors will be taking the ACT. Seniors are expected to work on their Community Service hours off site. Students need to report no later than 8:30 AM for testing and will be released at 12:15 PM.
Forensics & Debate Team
Plans are being made to form a Forensics and Debate Team at SMA in the 21-22 school year. Information will be available soon to judge interest levels for this activity. Our goal is tournament competition in a variety of areas. The organization will led by Mr. Jeff Wright (OLP 7-8 Teacher). Please watch for more information and direct any immediate questions to Mrs. Briggs.
Science Students of the Month - January
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High School (SMA) has awarded the science students of the month to chemistry students Calista Bokenkroger and Joseph Rizzi. CLICK HERE to read more. Congratulations Calista & Joseph!
Flowers for the Sisters - Only 3 Spots Left
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 - February 16
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. 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
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES
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
Winter Sports Digital Tickets

CLICK HERE to purchase your digital tickets. 2 tickets per student athlete. Scan QR code and follow the prompts. Enter your special identifying code.
Spring Sports Concussion Testing/Parent Information Meeting - February 20

There will be concussion testing for any athlete trying out for a spring sport at 10 AM Saturday, February 20. If you have played a fall/winter sport , you do not need to re-test. There will be a parent's informational meeting at 10 AM on the Learning Stairs. Athletic Directors Mary Kroening and Bob Glasgow will go over SMA policies, and then there will be meetings with spring coaches. Please email Mary Kroening at mkroening@smacatholic.org if you have any questions. 
Concession Stand Volunteers Needed

On February 13, SMA is hosting the Class 1 District 5 wrestling tournament. We are in need of volunteers to work 2 hour shifts. Time slots are 8:30-10:30 AM; 10:30-12:30 and 12:30-2:30 PM. Please email Mary Kroening at mkroening@smacatholic.org if you are available to volunteer.  
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. 
COUNSELOR'S CORNER
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 incoming or returning SMA student who is involved in an 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 on March 8.
Deadline for LS Chamber Scholarship

Tomorrow is the last day to apply 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.
VIRTUE OF THE MONTH - FEBRUARY
CHARITY
Enables one to love as God Himself loves, to love God above all things, and one’s neighbor as oneself.
IN OUR COMMUNITY
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!
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