December 31, 2020
GUARDIAN EVENTS
Guardian Bash Auction Donations Still Needed
While out doing your after Christmas shopping please remember SMA! We are still in need of auction items and will be collecting them through January. The Guardian Bash is SMA's largest fundraising event, and we need the participation of all SMA families to help to make it a success!

Auction donations are needed!
  • Donate an item, basket, electronics, art, jewelry, tools, home goods, service or sports tickets.
  • Contribute a gift card from your favorite local restaurant or retail store.
  • Offer something special, such as a unique experience or handmade gift that can't be easily purchased anywhere else.
  • Join with other families to provide larger items, baskets, trips or services.

You may drop off your auction donation in the Advancement Office during regular school hours. Please fill out the online donation form HERE or print an auction donation form HERE and attach it your donation. All SMA families are encouraged to donate at least one item to the auction. For questions, please email klucas@smacatholic.org

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.
Science Student of Month
Congratulations to sophomore aviation student, Veronica Amburn for receiving the Science Student of the Month Award! Veronica was nominated by aviation instructor, Dr. Brady. CLICK HERE to read the full story and comments from Veronica and Dr. Brady!
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
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. To view reor A+ webpage. For a detailed letter about the A+ program from Mr. Page, CLICK HERE.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 961 070 6311
Passcode: 020591
SMA Backpacks or SMA Side Bags Required

Starting 2nd semester, SMA logo backpacks or side bags will be required by all students. Seniors will be the only exception allowed. 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
Thank You from the Staff
To SMA Parents:

It is with humble and grateful hearts that we extend a HUGE THANK YOU to the St. Michael parents for the gracious donation to the Staff Christmas Fund. On Thursday, Fr. Sly and Principal Briggs distributed the monetary gift to each staff member.

It is a privilege to work in a Catholic school where faith and academics can blend together on a daily basis. Your support, especially these past nine months of COVID, has been essential in educating the students. Thank you for the gift and thank you for the continued prayers and support.
A Parent Club Thank You
The SMA Parent Club would like to thank the SMA families for your generous contributions to the Staff Christmas Fund. We recognize how hard the SMA teachers and staff work every day for the benefit of our children. They have been dedicated to educating and supporting our students the during this first semester of in person, virtual and hybrid learning. We are so thankful to the SMA staff and we were pleased to give them a monetary Christmas gift to show them our appreciation. We wish the entire SMA community a blessed Christmas! 
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
Spring Musical Auditions - January 8
Audition submissions for our spring musical, Broadway Revue are due January 8 at 3:30 pm. All information about the show and auditions can be found here or by becoming a part of our Theatre Google Classroom with code VUTDTRF. All students are welcome to audition! Please direct any questions to Mr. Wright at wwright@smacatholic.org
CLASS OF 2021 NEWS
Senior Yearbook Ads
Senior Parents - It's time to submit your Senior Ad for the yearbook! All ads must be turned in by January 10. Cost goes up as the deadline approaches. Spaces are limited so don't miss out on this special memory for your student. CLICK HERE for details and order form.
COUNSELOR'S CORNER
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 Corner's 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
WEEKLY INFORMATION