Lord, let me LEARN with enthusiasm, LEAD with humility, and SERVE with respect.

I extend a warm welcome to our new families and a welcome back to returning families. As a Catholic school, our Catholic identity is at the core of who we are as we live out Christ’s Gospel message. We pray each day, celebrate Mass each week and serve those in need. We are ready for an exciting year of growth, learning, faith formation and service to others.

The acronym CREED spells our word for the year, and is a reminder to us of those activities and values in which we believe and that we will continue to enrich:

C –  Children, Communication, Consistency

R –  Religiosity, Reading, Rubrics

E –  Engagement

E –  Excellence, ELA

D –  Differentiation, Discipline

Thanks to the abundant generosity of our parish families, school families and friends of SMS, we have purchased flexible seating for several classrooms and updated our technology infrastructure to meet the expanding needs of our STREAM curriculum.

As we begin the school year, we encourage all of our parents to actively participate in school life by volunteering. Volunteering shows your children, school leadership, the wider community and the world that you are interested in the success of your school. Get involved with your Home School Association (HSA) and consider how you can share your gifts and talents with the school community. Information regarding volunteering may be found on this website under the “Parents” tab.

We pray that God will bless our school community during the coming school year. May this be a time of enriched faith and knowledge for the students of St. Mary’s!

Mary Jo Aiken, Principal