February 19, 2021
GUARDIAN EVENTS
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 February 20 and CLICK HERE for more information and to register your team. Space is limited to 20 teams. Team registration is $80.
Courtwarming Week has been rescheduled to March 1-5
Theme: All Around the World
Look for more information next week!
2021-2022 Enrollment is going on NOW!
Parents:
Please remember to complete the enrollment checklist for the 2021-2022 school year as soon as possible through your Parent Portal. Registration of $375 is due at the time of enrollment. Registration fee will increase to $425 on April 1. 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. Thank you to all those who have completed the checklist so far!
Questions?
On line enrollment, contact Julie Hyde, jhyde@smacatholic.org
Financial/tuition, contact Jim Chladek, jchladek@smacatholic.org
Class selection, contact Tammie Glasgow, tglasgow@smacatholic.org (available by appointment only)

8th Grade families:
Families of incoming Freshmen who have been accepted, will receive an email about enrolling on February 22. Appointments to meet one-on-one with an educator to select classes will be set to attend one of our Enrollment Events on either March 4 or March 6.

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.
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. CLICK HERE to pre-order pictures.
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 Forensics and Debate. 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.
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
SENIOR UPDATES
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. CLICK HERE to pre-order pictures.
Graduation Announcement Orders - February 22
Jostens plans to be here on Monday, February 22nd, during lunch periods, to deliver graduation announcement orders. If you have a balance due, please bring it at this time with cash or money order only. If you need to place a cap and gown order, please see the sales rep at this time. Please remember, checks are no longer accepted as a method of payment for your graduation order.
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. 
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.
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.
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