January 15, 2021
GUARDIAN EVENTS
Guardian Bash: March 27, 2021
Mark your calendar…the date of this year’s Guardian Bash has been changed to Saturday, March 27, 2021. 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.

Thank you to everyone who donated items during auction drop-off – we’re off to a great start. More details to come regarding tickets and sponsorship information.


Committee Volunteers Needed for the 2021 Guardian Bash

Wanting to get involved with the spirit of SMA? Come join the team for the annual Guardian Bash. The auction is seeking volunteers for various subcommittees that are needed to make this a successful auction! CLICK HERE to sign up.
Beloved - Women's Ministry

Beloved kicks off next Wednesday, January 20 during seminar. Beloved is a women's ministry created for SMA students where fellowship, prayer and intentional discussions occur. All female students invited!
Encounter - Wednesday, January 20
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! Kansas City Rally for Life - January 29
Instead of going to the March for Life in Washington DC this year, SMA students are invited to participate in STAND UP FOR LIFE! - Kansas City Rally for Life - Friday, January 29 at St. Therese North in Parkville from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM. All students in the KC-SJ diocese are invited to come to pray and learn about what we can do to stand up for life in our world today. Stand Up For Life is going to be an engaging morning of praise and worship, dynamic speakers, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass where you will be inspired and empowered to stand up for life.

All SMA students are invited. If you are interested in attending Stand Up for Life, please CLICK HERE to fill out the form since space is limited. Registration will be opening soon. If you have any questions, contact Mr Sellnow, ksellnow@smacatholic.org or Sr. Jude Andrew, srjudeandrew@smacatholic.org
Science Students of the Month: October
Congratulations to Haley Walker and Jacob Cohen for receiving the October science students of the month. These students were nominated by their Earth Science instructor, Mrs. Eagle. CLICK HERE to read the full story.
Volunteer at Chiefs playoff games at Arrowhead
Please join other SMA volunteers in working concessions at Arrowhead during the upcoming playoff games. The money raised from the concession stands go directly to help The Guard booster club which supports SMA athletics and activities. Over $5,600 has been raised this season! 12 volunteers are needed each game. Simple training on Arrowhead policies required. Click HERE for more information or contact Chris Berry directly at berryfam@comcast.net to sign up!
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.
SMA Backpacks or Side Bags Now Required

SMA logo backpacks or side bags are now required for all students, except Seniors. To purchase a bag, please go to our Spirit Store CLICK HERE
Time to Order Yearbooks

Order your 2020-2021 yearbook now! Cost is $95. Don't miss this chance to bring home the memories of this school year. To order CLICK HERE. Our school code for ordering is 16571. Remember, you can contribute your own photos to the yearbook by uploading them HERE. 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
Boys Volleyball - Spring

If you are interested in playing on the boys volleyball team this spring, please fill out the following form HERE by Wednesday January 27th. You can also contact Coach Brett Kies at brett.kies@smacatholic.org with any questions that you may have.
COUNSELOR'S CORNER
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.
College Information

Seniors - Our counselor's office receives new information from colleges weekly. Visit the Counselor's Corner webpage each week for the most updated Virtual Admissions videos, deadlines and full detailed spreadsheet packed with information on scholarships! CLICK HERE.

Juniors - the Coolidge Scholarship is now taking applications. Full-ride, four-year, merit based college scholarship is only available for juniors to apply! CLICK HERE for more information.
VIRTUE OF THE MONTH
RESPECT
Speaking and acting according to our own and others’ rights, status, and circumstances
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!
Lee's Summit Cares Parenting Classes
Lee's Summit Cares is offering parenting classes and webinars. The classes are $55 and include a program manual that will be mailed to the participant. Scholarships are available to anyone residing in Eastern Jackson County. Webinars are free and recorded. CLICK HERE to view the upcoming classes and webinars.
If you have any questions please contact Kerri Gray at kjgray@rediscovermh.org or 816-507-2298.

Scholarship forms are available HERE. Contact Rachel Segobia for questions or help with the scholarship process. rsegobia@rediscovermh.org
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