November 5, 2020
GUARDIAN EVENTS
Mass of Remembrance
Thursday November 5

In the month of November, we remember and pray for the souls of those who have gone into eternity. Mass of Remembrance has been a long-standing tradition of our legacy school, Archbishop O’Hara High School and continued through SMA. The Mass is dedicated to the deceased alumni and faculty of O’Hara and St. Michael.
*Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are only able to invite the families of deceased alumni and faculty from the past two years. (RSVPs are required and attendees must wear face masks.) However, we invite everyone to view the livestream of the Mass, which can be found HERE.
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 at 7 PM in the Chapel. CLICK HERE to sign up. We have limited seating please sign up today!
Costume Contest Winners

Communities had a good time competing for points with the Halloween Costume Contest. Thank you for the great participation from all the Communities!

Best Group - Scooby Doo Gang (JPII)
Best Duo - Sumo Wrestler (Kolbe)
Best Single - Mad Hatter (JPII)
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 two (2) guests, and these guests must RSVP HERE. The Mass will be live streamed on St. Michael the Archangel Broadcasting YouTube page.
National Honor Society Sponsored Event

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 requires 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
Guardian Stride Student Winners

We have the final results tallied for the Guardian Stride. Congratulations to the following students who each raised over $1,000 for our school!
 
3rd Place Winner – Gabrielle Loesch (wins a $50 Target Gift Card)
2nd Place Winner – Ella Melton (wins a $100 Spirit Store Gift Certificate)
1st Place Winner – Chris South (wins two tickets to the Chiefs vs. Broncos game)
  
All students get to enjoy a free dress down day on Monday, Nov. 23, in celebration of raising over $46,000 for SMA! The actual Stride will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

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
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES
SMA Athletics Calendar & Game Change Notifications CLICK HERE
Thank you to these SMA volunteers for working concessions at the Chiefs game to help raise money for SMA Athletics.

CLICK HERE to learn more about how you can become a member of our booster club, THE GUARD
NEW! SMA Guardian Athletics YouTube
To subscribe for live stream athletic events CLICK HERE
Tickets on Sale Now - Fall Play
Tickets on sale now for the Fall Play, Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory! Reservations are required for this production. No tickets will be sold at the door.

In Person Shows
Performance nights: November 19, 20, & 21
Tickets: Students $8, Adults $10
Socially-distanced seating will be available.

Virtual Shows will be in the form of an unlisted Youtube video that will be pushed out to ticket purchasers on November 22 at 2 pm. This is the perfect option for family and friends who are too far away or may need to be more mindful of COVID-19 protocols.

Tickets for both the In Person and Virtual shows can be purchased HERE
We hope you enjoy the show!
Volleyball Wins 2nd Place in Class 4 Districts
For the fourth consecutive year, the volleyball team competed for the District title. The Lady Guardians placed 2nd after falling to Grain Valley in the Class 4 Championship game. This was the first year the Lady Guardians competed at the Class 4 level and they represented SMA with class and heart! Congratulations on another successful season!
Boys Soccer take 2nd place in Class 3 Districts
After a hard fought, double overtime Championship District game, the Guardians fell to Van Horn 0-1. This was the soccer team's first season competing at the Class 3 level and while the ending is not what we expected, we are proud of the way they represented St. Michaels. At SMA, we begin and end every day and event in prayer, which is exactly how the team ended their District game.
Five Softball Players Receive Post Season Awards
Congratulations to the following softball players who received All-District and All-Region Awards for the 2020 fall season.

All-District 1st team - Karli Allin, sophomore
All-Region 2nd team - Karli Allin, sophomore
All-District 2nd team - Marisa Martin, junior
Lauren Rybowicz, junior

All-District Honorable Mention - Aubrey Rogers, junior, Delaney Stott, junior
Football Advances to 2nd Round in District Tournament
COME CHEER ON THE FOOTBALL TEAM FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7. The Guardian football made school history by advancing to the second round in the District Tournament for the first time in the SMA football program. The #4 seed Guardians will play on Friday at 7 PM against the #1 seed Butler. The game will be at Butler High School. No limits on fans, but masks are required. For live stream CLICK HERE.

Enjoy this hype football video before Friday night!
Cross Country Qualifies 4 Runners for State Tournament
SMA Cross Country team advanced 4 runners to the State Meet in Columbia on November 5. Good luck to seniors Eva Petrini, Chris Oberkrom, junior Jack Wheeler and sophomore Sam Rosenberg who will represent SMA XC. Congratulations to entire team for a great season!
SMA LACROSSE TEAM

Want to be a member of the new SMA Lacrosse team? There will be an informational meeting for boys and girls interested in Lacrosse at 3:20 PM on Wednesday, November 11 in the gym. For questions please contact Mary Kroening at mkroening@smacatholic.org
Winter Sports Spirit Wear

Show your Guardian spirit by purchase Winter Sports spirit wear! To view merchandise and place an order from the Spirit Store, SHOP HERE.

Wrestling order deadline is 11/15
Basketball order deadline is 11/17
Swimming order deadline is 11/17

BONUS: "General" spirit wear items are also available on each link, such as shirts and sweatpants on the basketball and swimming order form and Guardian leggings are available under the wrestling order form. (Note: Leggings are NOT approved uniform attire.)
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.
CHRISTIAN SERVICE PROJECT
CSP Fall Opportunity
What: Raking leaves for elderly parishioners of St. Catherine of Sienna
When: 11/6, 11/7, 11/13, 11/14 - 5 hour shifts (8a-1p or 12p to 5p) 
Where: St. Catherine's Parish neighborhoods
Contact: Tracey Woods, Parish Ministry Council Member at:  816-447-2923 or the St. Catherine of Sienna Parish Office 816-761-5483.
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.

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.
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
Auction for St. John LaLande School - St. John LaLande's first ever virtual auction auction is Saturday, November 7. To register and bid CLICK HERE.
Driving Lessons - Attention all students learning to drive! Coach Scanlon is giving driving lessons. Contact Mr. Scanlon at mscanlon@smacatholic.org
WEEKLY INFORMATION