February 4, 2021
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.
  • 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 on 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 will be available for appointments February 4th through February 11th.

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 due at this time. ($25 discount applies if entire application was submitted by December 18.)

Enrollment appointments with an educator will be available after contract is signed and payment is submitted for families to select classes.
March 4: no longer available due to Covid changes with District basketball. Another date will be available soon.
March 6: 11 am - 2:30 PM

To apply for financial aid please CLICK HERE.

Applications for SMA scholarships for tuition open March 8, 2021. Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2021. More information forthcoming.
SMA Fundraiser Tonight at the New Lion's Choice!

Everyone is encouraged to enjoy dinner at Lion's Choice tonight (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!
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.
Encounter - Wednesday, February 17
All students, immediate family, and staff are invited to attend a night of Eucharistic Adoration, praise & worship, confession and a student witness on Wednesday, January 20 at 7 PM in the Chapel of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus at SMA. We have limited seating please CLICK HERE to sign up today!
Stand Up For Life! Thank you
A big thank you to all the students who participated in the first Stand Up For Life! Students from 5 high schools and 2 youth groups gathered with Bishop Johnston and pro-life leaders from the Kansas City metro area. Bishop Johnston wrapped up the day with some encouragement and an invitation to the young people: “The pro-life has always been driven by the idealism, the purity of heart of our young people. Of you. So, as your bishop, do not ever be afraid. Do not ever be afraid to stand up for the true, the good, the beautiful. All three of those come together in every human life.”
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, February 20 and CLICK HERE for more information and to register your team! Space is limited to 20 teams. Team registration is $80.
Science Students of the Month | December
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High School (SMA) has awarded the science students of the month to Physical Science student Alexa Ramos and College Chemistry student Anthony Demel. CLICK HERE to read more. Congratulations Alexa and Anthony!
Forensics & Debate Team
Plans are being made to from Forensics and Debate team at SMA to form 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.
Flowers for the Sisters - Only 5 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
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
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
Pre-Purchase your digital tickets to all Winter Sports
Go to https://www.smacatholic.org/ticketing/ 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
Saturday February 20th at 10am, there will be concussion testing for any athlete trying out for a spring sport. If you have played a fall/winter sport, you do not need to re-test. There will be a parent's informational meeting at 10am 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
February 13th, 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.  
2021 SMA Lacrosse-Spring:
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 Meeting
There will be a brief meeting in the Commons on Thursday, February 11th at 3:15 for anybody interested in playing tennis this Spring. No experience is necessary. All are welcome to play. 
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. 
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 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.
Local Scholarship Opportunity for Seniors

Applications are still being accepted 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.
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 at 7 PM
PASSCODE: 937067
Thursday, April 8 @ 7:00 p.m.
Zoom link will be released closer to meeting date.
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!