THE WEEKLY WITNESS

4 Sep. 2015 | St. Mary Magdalen School | San Antonio, TX

MISSION DRIVEN

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OUR MISSION: EMPOWER STUDENTS AND OUR COMMUNITY TO WITNESS THE GOSPEL AND GROW IN EXCELLENCE THROUGH FAITH, ACADEMICS AND SERVICE.

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NUESTRA MISION: EMPODERAR A LOS ALUMNOS Y A NUESTRA COMUNIDAD A SER TESTIGOS DEL EVANGELIO Y CRECER EN LA EXCELENCIA A TRAVÉS DE LA FÉ, LAS ACADÉMICAS Y EL SERVICIO.

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MAVERICK VALUES

Witness Resilience!!!

Resilience is our first Maverick Value of the year. For the month of September, we will focus on this value.


Below, please find a short film that examines one boy's battle with cancer, his love of soccer and the resilience he witnessed to fight the good fight.

E:60: The Assist -- Chris Hegardt

Resilience: A Matter of Heart And Soul, But Also Brains

The article below cites brain research to describe ways that we can cultivate resilience in ourselves and others.


I especially like this Ernest Hemingway quote that the author uses: "The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."


Check out the article below for some insights on Resilience based on the latest brain research.

OUR CHURCH

Pope Francis's Encyclical On The Environment

In case you haven't read it, check it out below.
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GROWTH MINDSET

Check Out the Video Below On The Importance Of The Word "Yet" For Cultivating A Growth Mindset

For Parents

The article below has some good tips for how parents can help teachers, and vice versa.

Cheer Fundraiser This Wednesday!

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STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTIONS!

Many students valiantly stood before their fellow Mavericks and eloquently gave speeches seeking to win election for the various positions this year. A new position this year: Commissioner of Recycling. Results will be shared on Tuesday.
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8th Grade Breakfast: A Massive Success!

Thanks for supporting our 8th Graders! The class raised $1,100. Many thanks to the many parents, students and staff who made it happen!

Pre-K3 Breakfast: This Sunday!

This Sunday, it's the other end of the age spectrum's turn to have a great Sunday success. Please help the little ones by coming to eat breakfast on Sunday in the Hall. Ideally, take in one of the many Sunday masses and head over to the Hall for some good tasting and good priced food!

Hope For The Future 5K

Mavericks, we are looking to have a major presence at this event. For any questions, please contact PTC President and 5K Chair, Tanoya Harris, at tanoyah@hotmail.com.
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Clubs

Clubs began this week! Check out the pics below from Ping Pong Club and Spanish Club. Most clubs are at capacity, but there are some that are open, if you'd still like to turn in a form.

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CHROMEBOOKS

Ms. Clemens has prepped many of the grades for Chromebook use. We ask that you purchase an 8.5 x 11.5 sleeve for your Chromebook.

Church Bulletin

Please see important information regarding our parish at this link:


http://discovermass.com/church/st-mary-magdalen-san-antonio-tx/#bulletins

MAVERICK ATHLETICS

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A Good Week For Sports

Our Maverick Football Team beat St. Leo's 22-0 on Thursday.


On Tuesday, our Maverick Soccer Team beat St. Leo's 6-0.


On Tuesday, our Maverick Volleyball A team came up a little short against Holy Name, but then bounced back to beat St. John Berchman along with the B Team.


Way to go Mavs!

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Reminder: NO SCHOOL MONDAY

Enjoy the Labor Day Weekend.

OUR VISION

St. Mary Magdalen is a Catholic, co-educational school of empowerment. Students engage in a dynamic academic experience preparing them for college and heaven. SMMS cultivates a growth mindset, bilingualism, multiculturalism and strong character inspired by the gospel and Catholic Social Teaching. SMMS offers opportunities to grow in excellence through diverse extracurricular programs, including Athletics, Clubs, and the SuccessMaker Academic Excellence Program. SMMS prepares and supports Pre-K3 through 8th grade students to excel in high school and college through the Graduate Support Program.

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