THE WEEKLY WITNESS

8 April 2016 | ST. MARY MAGDALEN SCHOOL | San Antonio, TX

MISSION POSSIBLE TO COLLEGE & HEAVEN

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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.

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

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MAVERICK VALUES

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FROM SELF-DISCIPLINE TO STEWARDSHIP

Please Read Religion Commissioner Araceli R.'s Poignant Reflection On Self-Discipline

Over the past two months we have been celebrating and working to improve on this value. The meaning of self-discipline is self-control. It means getting yourself to do what is important and staying on task to reach your goals. Hard work and dedication are large parts of self-discipline. Self-Discipline determines our success, maybe more than any other value in our lives.


There are multiple ways to work to improve our self-discipline every day. The first step we can take is to focus on our work in class, rather than giving in to the distractions around us. We can show our self-discipline by being a leader in our class and our community. When we do not follow the crowd and make our own path to do the right thing, we can be examples of self-discipline. We can help others to improve in their self-discipline by becoming examples of great self discipline. Teaching by example is a great way to spread our values to others.


Devven G. is a great example of self-discipline in our school. Devven has shown great acts of self-discipline in the fourth grade class this year. Whenever somebody is trying to get someone else in trouble or is being mean, he tells them that they should be nicer to other people. Also, when others may be distracting, he focuses on the task at hand and tries to resolve the situation. We can all learn from Devven, and many other students in our school, on how to live lives full of self-discipline. Let’s all try to continue to grow in this value throughout the year. Thank you for time and have a blessed day.

Stewardship

As part of our Stewardship month, the students will be doing Earth Day projects. These projects are informed by Church teaching, Please check out Pope Francis's take on Earth Day below.
Pope Francis Discusses Earth Day

FAMILY

Read On Love In The Family

Below is a link to Pope Francis's latest work, an apostolic exhortation on the family, following the recent synod.

Read Archbishop Gustavo's Statement On Love In The Family

THE YEAR OF MERCY

GROWTH MINDSET

COLLEGE PREP

A Great Resource For Planning Now For College

An Insight From The President Of College Board

David Coleman, President of The College Board, spoke at the recent NCEA Conference in San Diego, which I attended. He shared this factoid that I found interesting: the single biggest predictor of success in college is sustained, long-term engagement in a single activity.


Thus, rather than doing sporadic participation in a number of activities, it may be more advisable for students to commit to fewer activities in a more engaged manner for a longer period of time.

Catholic Daughters Visit SMMS To Recognize Fatima G.

Fatima recently won the CDA high school scholarship. The Catholic Daughters came to present the award in person to Fatima. Congrats to Fatima!
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COLLEGE PREP

Mavericks Visit UIW

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TUTION ASSISTANCE

Please Tell Me You've Applied...

ATHLETICS

MAVERICK TRACK MARVEL!

Congrats to our Track team, who placed 2nd in the City at last weekend's track meet. Many thanks to Brother Sean and Victor Castillo for their volunteer coaching!
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TENNIS TOURNAMENT

Our Mavericks have made the playoffs! Here's the schedule:

1. Wednesday, April 13th - starting at 1:00 pm (must be off the courts at 4:30 pm)

- Boys Singles and Girls Doubles Championship

2. Thursday, April 14th - starting at 1:00 pm (must be off the courts at 4:30 pm)

- Girls Singles and Boys Doubles Championship

3. Friday, April 15th - starting at 1:00 pm until we finish

- Mixed Doubles or any unfinished Championships

MAVERICK FIESTA MEDALS!

They've been selling quickly, and there aren't too many left. Those whose parents purchase a Maverick Fiesta Medal will earn a Spirit Dress Day on Thursday. Spirit Dress day is spirit top with jeans and sneakers.
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Red & Black: Some Final Words From Our Chair

Mavericks,


I wanted to thank Mr. Daily for recognizing my efforts for the Red & Black Ball, I am honored. However, this event would not have been so spectacular had it not been for the dedication, creation, and countless hours of the committee chairs: Vanessa Saldana, Teresa Rodriguez, Alma Canas, Patricia Martinez, Anne Clemens, and Roberta Guajardo. Special thanks for all the volunteers who assisted. The love that you have for your children reflected in the turn out of this amazing evening. We strive to do more so that our children can have more options! You did it!! I applaud you and thank you for all your hard work. Amazing is too small of a word for what you all are!!

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Tuesday Is Spurs Shirt Day!

The playoffs are getting close...so wear your Spurs top and jeans for $1.

SPRING FLING

All are welcome. Check out the flyer below!
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5th GRADE Breakfast

Thanks to all the parents and volunteers who helped raise over $1,000 for the 5th Grade!

OUR PARISH

CHURCH BULLETIN

Please see important information regarding our parish at this link.


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

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