St. Mary School offers a variety of different enrichment programs throughout the year. Some of these programs are offered during school hours, while most are after school with a fee associated based on the program. Here is just a few of the different programs offered.
Altar Servers are dedicated boys and girls (grammar and high school age) and adult men and women.
The Altar Servers actively assist the priest in the celebration of Mass and other liturgical functions. They manage objects used in liturgical rituals, i.e. cross, candles, water, wine, incense and prayer books and provide an example of reverence and prayerful service.
Training for new Altar Servers will take place in the Spring. Please check back here for more information.
Membership in the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a middle school student. Our chapter has worked hard to bring the accomplishments of outstanding students to the attention of parents, teachers, peers, and the community. Our chapter strives to give practical meaning to the Society’s standards of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. These five ideals are considered as the basis for selection. No student is inducted simply because of a high academic average.
The National Junior Honor Society strives to recognize the total student—one who excels in all of these areas. The standards used for selection are:
ST. MARY NJHS OFFICERS:
Research has shown that chess enhances scholastic ability and athletic focus, improving scores and overall performance in both areas…and we have FUN!
Coaches Colette Fairchild Saganich and Dianna LaMantia will lead the team for the 9th season along with other helpful volunteers.
The club is open to St. Mary students in grades 3-8; strict limit of 40 students.
Cost & Sign-up
Time & Format
2022-2023 Meeting Dates
I am a firm believer in running so I offer the simplicity of running with a program called Running Club. You may join as a running club member with the expectation of running on your own and participating with the track team at Mary Park. During the 9-week season, you can strive to reach the marathon mark (26 miles), half century mark (50 miles) or century mark (100 miles). The miles that you ran during this program in past years count toward meeting these goals. With each goal you are awarded a special t-shirt. This was a big hit last year.
— Coach Rich Slehofer
Safety & Flag Patrol
Safety Patrol is a necessary extra-curricular activity where students keep the school population safe while earning service hours. The six to seven posts are located on the school property to facilitate the arrival and dismissal of students.
Safety Patrol students serve to protect St. Mary’s children. In January, eighth graders are released and sixth graders join the teams. Training for our new patrol people in seventh or eighth grade is ongoing. All patrol people are required to attend training to be the best you can be and keep our children safe. Punctuality is most important (you are responsible for getting your own substitute). We are counting on you!
Flag Patrol gets the key from the main office and puts up the American flag and the St. Mary flag below it. In case of inclement weather, the flag is not flown.
St. Mary School Safety Patrol Guidelines
Thank you for keeping our students safe.
Thank you for helping watch over St. Mary students. You are in a position of authority, so be respectful at all times. You represent St. Mary School. All problems should be reported to the the directors of Student Safety programs, Mr. Romano (email@example.com) and Ms. Bober (firstname.lastname@example.org).
There are many different ways for students to be a part of our musicals. They can audition for an acting role, help create beautiful scenery in set design, or join stage crew to help with lights, sound and scene changes. Musical productions are a lot of work, so we are lucky to have such talented students who help with every part of our shows!
For information, please contact Mrs. Falasz or Mr. Rouleau.
Our School Play will be back next Spring! Stay tuned for more information regarding the play selection!
Student Council is a student organization that helps develop the leadership skills that are so important in a student’s future. Student Council is also a service organization that emphasizes care for the student body, our Parish of St. Mary, and the community around us and beyond. We have done many, many wonderful things in the past and will continue to do so.
The Officers For The 2022-2023 Student Council:
President: Oliver L.
Vice President: Lexi R.
Co-Vice President: Emma O.
Secretary: Laura F.
Co-Secretary: Elsa P.0
Treasurer: Nate K.
Commissioner of School Spirit: Ava S.
Commissioner of the Press: Michelle B.
Commissioner of Ministry and Service: Jazmine P.
Commissioners of Publicity: Jack R.
Commissioners of Ecology: Isaiah M. and Thomas S.
Commissioners of Safety: Jacob Z. and Simran H.
Student Council Moderators:
UP Music is proud to partner with St. Mary School to offer the following programs: band (4th-8th grade) and piano (Kindergarten-3rd grade). Our classes are customized, engaging, and FUN! To learn more about our partnership, please visit our website at www.strivingupmusic.com/mary.
There are a lot of things we want to accomplish in the classroom. We want to make sure our students are learning the instrument and all relevant items to the best of their ability. In the classroom, we want to place our students in positions where they have to learn how to make decisions. Ultimately, we want our students to become better students and, over time, responsible adults who change the world.
About UP Music
Our motto, "Teaching Life Through Music" resonates in everything we do. We not only want to teach our students how to become great musicians but even better people. Using our core values we create class environments that are:
For more information, please visit our website at www.strivingupmusic.com/about