Saint Maria Goretti Catholic School

November 28- December 2

Mission Statement

Saint Maria Goretti Catholic School is a living testament to our Lord's work in his youngest disciples, exemplified by academic excellence, spiritual formation, and compassionate service to others.

Upcoming Events

Monday, November 28

Welcome Back!


Tuesday, November 29

Christmas Store Shopping for Classes 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 6A, 6B, 7A, 7B


Wednesday, November 30

Mass

Christmas Store Shopping for Classes 3A, 3B, 5A, 5B, 4A, 4B


Thursday, December 1

Glamourcraft Make-up Pictures

Christmas Store Shopping for Classes PK3, KA, KB, PK4, 8A, 8B

2:00-2:45 Christmas Store open to parents and siblings for shopping

Parent Night - IOWA and Assessments at 6:30 in the Cafetorium


Friday, December 2

Spirit Wear

Duke Tip Scholars Information Session 3:30-4:00 in Library

Parent Night

Mrs. Rios will be hosting an informational parent night on Thursday, December 1st in the Cafetorium at 6:30 PM to explain IOWA Assessments, CogAT, and other assessments used at SMG. Information will include the breakdown of scores school wide, plans for improvement, and how formal, informal, and common assessments are used in the diocese and at the local campus level. Feel free to bring any reports, questions, or concerns to discuss with Mrs. Rios.

Strategic Plan: Meeting December 6th at 6:30PM in the Library

We are continuing our strategic planning process for Saint Maria Goretti Catholic School. Eventually we will be working closely with Catholic School's Management to help us with this process. A strategic plan is a living, breathing document that will help Saint Maria Goretti Catholic School continue to grow forward in all areas. We began this process last year and made many changes based on parent, student, and teacher feedback and surveys. The goal is to observer, research, survey, and create a document of goals with a timeline and accountability factors to be formally written and monitored. We will begin meeting about this survey process within the next few weeks. Please email lrios@smgschool.org if interested in participating in this process. Meetings will be held monthly during the school day and in the evenings. Depending on the category, there may be more frequent meetings to prepare for researching and reporting at monthly meetings. The categories are listed below as stated by TCCED:


Mission and Catholic Identity - Need two to three participants to work with Advisory Council chair, principal, and pastor to help set goals

Governance and Leadership - Need one to two participants to work with Advisory Council chair, principal, and pastor to help set goals

Academic Excellence - Need two participants to gain understanding of current practices and work forward to set goals for campus needs

Operational Vitality - Need two to three participants to help with research and development to set goals for advancement, enrollment, fundraising, and budgeting needs.

Technology - Need two to three participants to work with Advisory Council chair, Technology Director, Business Manager, and Principal to set a five year plan for technology

Facilities - Need three to four people to work with the principal and pastor to help research and develop a comprehensive master five year facility plan for the entire school campus


We would appreciate any time, expertise, and support from our community and parents in working through the strategic planning process with the intentions of growing Saint Maria Goretti Catholic School forward in forming students closer to Christ. If interested in any of the categories, please join us for the meeting on December 6th at 6:30 in the school library.

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Prayers

Please keep all our school families in your prayers as we continue to work through the challenges our Lord places before us.


Continue to pray for our Bishop, priests, administrators, educators, and parents as we continue to guide these young disciples closer to Christ.