November 12, 2020
GUARDIAN EVENTS
One more day to donate Coats for a Cause
Coats for a Cause ends tomorrow, November 13! Bring in your new or lightly used coats. Earn more points for your community!
Encounter - November 17
Join us for Encounter!
All students, immediate family, and staff are invited to attend a night of Eucharistic Adoration, praise & worship, confession and a student witness on Tuesday, November 17 in the Chapel. CLICK HERE to sign up. We have limited seating so please sign up today!
Culver's Night - November 17
SMA is teaming up with the Lee's Summit Culver's to raise money for the Parent Club from 5-8 PM on Tuesday, November 17. Please stop by for dinner at the Lee's Summit Culver's (1701 NE Douglas St, Lee's Summit, MO 64086). Culver's will graciously donate a portion of the evening's proceeds to SMA. Thank you to Culver's!
Order Winter Spirit Wear - Deadlines Approaching
New items available for the Winter Athletics! These spirit wear items are ONLY available by placing an order. They are not in the Spirit Store. Some items are sport-specific, but others are are general SMA spirit wear, so check out each line. To shop and place an order CLICK HERE.

Note: Leggings are available under the wrestling spirit wear only. They are NOT part of our approved uniform. Deadlines are as follows:
Wrestling - order by 11/15
Basketball - order by 11/17
Swimming - order by 11/17
General - order by 11/24
Cheer - order by 11/24
Junior Ring Mass - November 18
An All School Mass will be held on November 18 for juniors to receive their class ring or pin. The class ring or St. Michael the Archangel pin will serve as a reminder to our students of our mission to embrace their God-given gifts in order to KNOW TRUTH, LOVE GOD, and SERVE OTHERS as His brave and humble disciples. The rings and pins will be blessed after Mass and presented to the students. All juniors will be recognized. Those who did not purchase a class ring will receive a St. Michael the Archangel pin. Juniors are allowed 2 guests, and these guests must RSVP HERE. The Mass will be live streamed on St. Michael the Archangel Broadcasting YouTube page.
No Shoelace November

National Honor Society is sponsoring No Shoelace November. Bring $5 to school on Monday, November 16 and enjoy comfy shoes through November 24. Half of the proceeds go to families within our community fighting cancer. NHS Webpage
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. Please plan now to have the appropriate bag. To purchase a bag, please go to our Spirit Store CLICK HERE
Time to Order Yearbooks

Orders for 2020-2021 yearbooks are now open! 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
SMA ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT
Alexis Wynne, Class of 2019, Accepted to the US Air Force Academy

We are excited to announce SMA alumna Alexis Wynne was accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy. Alexis is a 2019 graduate of St. Michael the Archangel. She began her military career this fall after a two year process! She has learned at an early age that “success is a process.” Alexis reflects on some of the things she learned at SMA that helped her achieve this goal. To read her full, inspiring story of discipline, rejection and resilience, click to our website ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT.
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES
SMA Athletics Calendar & Game Change Notifications CLICK HERE
NEW! SMA Guardian Athletics YouTube
To subscribe for live stream athletic events CLICK HERE
Five Volleyball Players Receive Post Season Awards
Congratulations to the following volleyball players who received All-District for the 2020 fall season!

1st Team All Districts - Class 4 District 13
Cali Bokenkroger, senior
Lily Vanbebber, freshman
Mikalah Davis, freshman

2nd Team All District - Class 4 District 13
Tess McCombs, senior
Londyn Ibarra, sophomore
Four Cross Country Runners Compete at State
Congratulations to SMA XC runners who competed in the Class 3 State Tournament this week in Columbia!

Senior Chris Oberkrom placed 30th
Senior Eva Petrini placed 54th
Junior Jack Wheeler placed 53rd
Sophomore Sam Rosenberg placed 74th

So proud of their representation of SMA!
CLASS OF 2021 NEWS
Senior Yearbook Ads
Senior Parents - It's time to submit your Senior Ad for the yearbook! First deadline is November 14 with a firm cutoff January 10. 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
Seniors - Our counselor's office receives new information from colleges weekly. Please 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.

New from colleges this week: Wichita State Scholarships, PB&J Scholarship and Rockhurst University admissions video.

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.

ACT Tutoring available. Details on the website page Counselor's Corner.
VIRTUE OF THE MONTH
NOVEMBER - GRATITUDE
Also known as: Thanksgiving
DEFINITION OF GRATITUDE: Thankful disposition of mind and heart
ADVANCEMENT OFFICE NEWS
New Scholarship Available for All SMA Students
Through their annual essay competition, the Ancient Order of Hibernians are awarding five $750 tuition scholarships for students currently attending a local Catholic High School. CLICK HERE for more information.
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 to be held on February 20, 2021. The auction is seeking volunteers for various subcommittees that are needed to make this a successful auction! CLICK HERE to sign up.
SMA Business Alliance
Gain exposure for your company while also supporting the mission of St. Michael by joining the SMA Business Alliance. A variety of sponsorship levels are available, which include year-long recognition and presence in the Guardian community. CLICK HERE for more information.
OTHER INFORMATION
Driving Lessons - Attention all students learning to drive! Coach Scanlon is giving driving lessons. Contact Mr. Scanlon at mscanlon@smacatholic.org
WEEKLY INFORMATION