May 26, 2021
SCM Class of 2021 Accepted to 17 Colleges and Universities, Awarded $1 million in Scholarships
On Friday, May 28th St. Catherine’s Montessori will graduate our senior class of 2021. These students, with the support of their families, guides and community, have accomplished a major milestone in their lives and are now ready to embark on new adventures.

Jacob Blackman, Vittoria La Matta, Sarah Lopez, and Jackson Uitenbroek have collectively been awarded $1 million in scholarships and were accepted to the following colleges and universities:
California State University Maritime Academy
Drake University 
Loyola University New Orleans*
Maine Maritime Academy 
Marymount Manhattan College 
Nottingham Trent University
Savannah College of Art and Design 
Southwestern University*
St. Edward’s University 
Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Trinity University*
University of Houston 
University of Iowa 
University of St. Thomas 
The University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Austin

*Multiple acceptances
St. Catherine’s Alumni Graduating High School
Rory Gremillion will attend Texas A&M University

Amelia Smith will attend Denison University

Nicolas Thompson will attend Denison University

Jorge Villalobos will attend The University of Texas at El Paso

David Yearwood will attend The University of Texas at Tyler
St. Catherine’s Alumni Graduating College
Mary Sophia Potempa from Southwestern University, Bachelor of Science in environmental studies with a minor in international studies

Hannah Rich cum laude from Southern Methodist University, Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering with a biomedical specialization and a minor in biological sciences

Austin Rodriguez from New York University, Bachelor of Science in business with a concentration in accounting and finance

Lily Thornton from The University of Texas, Bachelor of Business Administration in finance

Sara Van Tuerenhout from Vanderbilt University

List contains information shared with SCM as of May 26, 2021
Thursday, May 27
  • Last Day of School. Early Dismissal at 12:00 PM. After-school Program Closed
  • End of Year Mass, 5:00 PM (Facebook Live)

Friday, May 28
  • Commencement, 7:00 PM (Facebook Live)
Join Us for the End-of-Year Mass - Thursday, May 27
Early Dismissal Procedures for Thursday, May 27
Infant Community will be dismissed between 11:15 and 11:30 AM with their older SCM siblings. Siblings will meet parents in the IC parking area.

All ½ day Primary will be dismissed at 11:30 AM with their older SCM siblings in the carpool line.

All full day Primary, Elementary, Adolescent Community, and High School will be dismissed at 12:00 PM (unless they have an Infant sibling or ½ day Primary sibling, in which case they will be dismissed at times stated above).

Please do not arrive before 11:50 AM for the 12:00 PM dismissal. In the event you arrive while 11:30 AM dismissal is in process, we will ask you to circle the line until our 11:30 AM dismissal is complete.

We appreciate your patience with the dismissal process! As a reminder, there is no aftercare available on Thursday, May 27.
2020-2021 Yearbooks for Sale
We have a limited number of extra yearbooks available for purchase. Yearbooks are $45.00 each and can be purchased through Jostens here. The store will remain open until Friday, May 28, 2021.  
The supplement that includes school activities hosted March through May will be mailed home this summer. 
Watch Commencement Live on Facebook Friday at 7:00 PM
A big thank you to everyone who supported St. Catherine's in 20-21. We had quite the year in advancement and hope you enjoyed and found meaning in the myriad ways you advanced our school mission. Through your giving and volunteer efforts you helped provide the very best learning environment for our students, and continue to set the standard for a generous, loving and engaged school community. Thank you!
Congratulations to our First Communicants
Congratulations to our students who recently made their First Communion. Click here to view a photo gallery of their special day.
Upper Elementary Rite of Passage
The end of the 6th year marks completion of the six-year elementary cycle and second plane of development. This is an important transition from childhood to adolescence that is traditionally celebrated with a retreat culminating in an introduction and welcoming into the Adolescent Community.

The 6th-year students in Ms. Veronica’s and Mr. Snow’s classes were able to participate in retreats in their respective classrooms. The students enjoyed an afternoon of fun and relaxation followed by reflection and prayer. The guides helped the students contemplate their time in elementary and prepared them for their next journey in the Adolescent Community.
Over 1,000 Books Collected
The Adolescent Community would like to thank the SCM community for their overwhelming support of their book drive. Over 1,000 books were donated and were delivered last Friday to Interfaith Ministries.
We Did It!
A Message from Sandra Espinosa, Counselor & Healthcare Coordinator
Dear St. Catherine’s Community,

We have reached the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Hooray! We did it!

As we transition from the hustle and bustle of getting our kids to and from school, to the summer months where we brainstorm creative ways to keep our kids engaged or entertained, I leave you with an array of book recommendations for those long summer days when it is too rainy or hot to play outdoors. These rich picture books and/or fiction stories aim to strengthen our children’s empathy muscles, and open their curiosity to imagine walking a mile in another person’s shoes. 

Click here to read more.
Volunteers Needed for 2021-2022 School Year
The Parent Service Organization (PSO) is seeking parents to serve on committees next school year.

The following committees need volunteers:

  • Friends of the Arts
  • Friends of the Atrium
  • Friends of the Garden
  • Square 1 Art

Click here to read more about the PSO committees. If you are interested, please email We are also happy to discuss these committees' needs with you before you sign up.

Thanks for your willingness to serve, and have a great summer!
Extended Deadline: PSO End-of-Year Survey
The deadline to complete the PSO End-of-Year Survey has been extended through Friday, May 28. Your feedback will help guide PSO planning for next school year and beyond.

The survey is anonymous and takes about 5 minutes to complete. Click here to access the online form. We would love to hear from you!
PSO Meeting Minutes
The approved minutes from the Friday, May 14 meeting are now available. Click here to read.
Sayonara and Thanks for Reading!
Welcome back to the High School Corner!

I’ve been working on the High School Corner for three years now, and as I look back I’m amazed at how much ground we’ve covered! The idea of the High School Corner has always been to give people outside of the high school community a glimpse inside. From parents of younger children to our own grandparents, we’ve always attempted to reach a large audience with information about the SCM High School program in an accessible way.

This is the last High School Corner of the year, the last High School Corner I will be writing, and I’m proud to have been a part of demystifying the program for the larger SCM community. Oh, and if you’d like to watch me and my fellow seniors graduate on Friday at 7:00 PM you can follow this link!

Sayonara and thanks for reading!
Jacob Blackman
If you would like to submit something for the Globe, please send it for approval to by Monday at noon.