March 11, 2021
GUARDIAN NEWS
4th Annual Guardian Bash
All Guardian Bash cash gifts, registrations and purchases count toward the match from Loretto Foundation. Help us take advantage of this great opportunity by supporting the Bash today! CLICK HERE to view the Bash website for more opportunities to participate, including a table, Bash Box, online auction, etc.

Pre-Order BBQ
Planning to participate virtually? CLICK HERE to pre-order delicious BBQ from the Holy Spirit Knights of Columbus council. A la carte options include baby back ribs, brisket, pulled pork, baked beans and loaded baked potato salad. Pick-up times are 3-5 p.m. Friday, March 26 at SMA, noon-2 p.m. Saturday, March 27 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Lee's Summit, and noon-3 p.m. Saturday, March 27 at SMA. Deadline to order is 7 p.m. Thursday, March 18. Please help support our Knights who do so much for SMA throughout the year!

Interested in volunteering? CLICK HERE to view the volunteer sign-up for help with Bash set-up and the night of the event.
2021-2022 Enrollment is going on NOW!
Parents: Please complete 2021-2022 enrollment by the end of March. Registration fees increase from $375 to $425 on April 1. You can complete your registration through your Parent Portal.

EXTENDED deadline: Applications for financial aid CLICK HERE.

Questions?
Online enrollment, contact Julie Hyde, jhyde@smacatholic.org
Financial/tuition payments, contact Jim Chladek, jchladek@smacatholic.org
Class selection, contact Tammie Glasgow, tglasgow@smacatholic.org

8th Grade families:
Families of incoming Freshmen who have been accepted, appointments are available on March 23 to meet one-on-one with an educator to select classes. Please email jhyde@smacatholic.org for more information.
Apply for SMA Tuition Scholarships

Applications for 2021-2022 tuition scholarships are now open! To view the scholarships and apply CLICK HERE.
All applications are due by 11:59 PM, Thursday, April 1. 

Questions? Contact the Advancement Office at 816.499.8602.
Attention all Juniors! 
We are looking for dynamic, energetic, and fun juniors! Applications are available for Community Leadership positions - House Captain, Community Captain, and School Captain. I invite each junior to spend some time in thought and prayer, asking how you can serve as a senior next year. Community is a place of faith, fun, and fellowship, where we build authentic relationships with one another and build each other up in Christ. If you are interested, please contact Sr. Jude Andrew srjudeandrew@smacatholic.org for more information about the application process.
Science Student of the Month - February

SMA has awarded the science student of the month to engineering student, Anna Coke. Congratulations Anna! CLICK HERE to read more.
Attention families of New SMA Students
MacBooks are now available with Apple's education discount when you purchase through SMA! Please CLICK HERE for details.
Summer Youth Conference
Please CLICK HERE to read a message about a local Summer Youth Conference for SMA students to attend. The first 20 students to sign up will have a guaranteed spot. Think of this conference as a local Stuebenville experience, right here, in KC! To view the website CLICK HERE.
Photo Corner of SMA Events
SMA teacher and photographer, Mrs. Eagle, invites you to view and download photos for free from SMA events. Click HERE to view the website. Thank you to Mrs. Eagle for capturing the special moments at SMA!
Time to Order Yearbooks
The deadline to order your 2020-2021 yearbook is today, March 12. Price of the yearbook is $105. To order, CLICK HERE and enter in the school code 16571.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
Online Spirit Store Open for Spring Sports!
Purchase your spring sports spirit wear!
Baseball- CLICK HERE
Soccer- CLICK HERE
Girls Lacrosse- CLICK HERE
Tennis - CLICK HERE
Golf - CLICK HERE
SENIOR INFORMATION
Class of 2021 Graduation Information
We are only two short months away from celebrating the graduation of the Class of 2021!  CLICK HERE to read a letter detailing information regarding graduation requirements, events, and activities for Seniors. Please note the attendance limitations, safety guidelines, and location for some of our graduation events.
Please direct any questions or concerns regarding graduation to Melissa Wiehn at
SUMMER SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY
Camp WIN (Women’s Intersport Network)
Camp WIN is looking for Captains to serve as role models and help campers learn sports and fitness activities, develop leadership skills and mentor their camper team. High School girls (ages 15-18) serve as Team Captains and middle school girls (ages 13-15) serve as Junior Team Captains. Captains have the opportunity to receive over 45 hours of community service within one session. Applications are open and close May 5 and applicants are encouraged to apply for more than one session.
Application: CLICK HERE
COUNSELOR'S CORNER
Visit the Counselor's Corner webpage each week for the most updated scholarship information. CLICK HERE
ACT Virtual Prep Class
Students are encouraged to sign up for this small group ACT Virtual Prep Class on Sunday March 21, from 1-4pm.
The class is 3 hours, $40/student, 3 student min., 5/6 max. Parents or students may email instructor, Mary Kate Wolken at mkwolken@gmail.com to sign up. Another session will be offered in May.

Instructor Information: Mary Kate is currently a graduate student at University of Minnesota. She is a former Fulbright Scholar and graduate of Creighton University. She grew up in the Kansas City area and graduated from Immaculata High School in Leavenworth, KS.
VIRTUE OF THE MONTH - MARCH
Sacrifice - (Literally “to make something sacred”)
The surrender of something desirable for the sake of something higher.
AROUND TOWN
Nativity of Mary - St. Joseph Table
Nativity of Mary Catholic Church is doing a curbside pick up St. Joseph Table and Spaghetti Dinner the weekend of March 13/14.
Drive thru pick up will be:
Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Sunday, March 14, 2021 - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

CLICK HERE to view the menu and order items ahead through Friday, March 12. You can also drive in on Saturday and Sunday and place your order from your car.
Catholic Charities - Celebration of Hope Virtual Event
Ignite the Night at the Celebration of Hope Gala on March 20, 2021 – a virtual benefit for Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph. Registration is free. Sponsorship and Party Packages are available. CLICK HERE to register and learn more.
WEEKLY INFORMATION