Trojan Times

10/16 - 10/20

Mrs. Pierce’s Principal’s Message


Fall is in the air. Now is the time to Fall into some prayer time with our Lord. When I was little, I remember my teacher dialing a pretend phone and asking, “Hello, is God there?” God is always there; it is up to us to have a conversation with Him. Prayer is a two-way street- talking and listening. Father Luke reminded us on Wednesday that our hands can help us pray. Our thumbs remind us to pray for those closest to us; the pointer is for those who point out things we need to know; the longest finger is for those in authority; the ring finger, which is the weakest, resembles those who are the weak, lonely, sick and poor; and the pinkie, the smallest finger, is for us to pray for ourselves. Once we speak to God, we need quiet time to listen to His message for us. It is in the quiet we hear His whispers that calm, motivate, and provide strength for us. Take extra time this week to pray.

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Post Season Volleyball Tournaments begin this week for 6th, 7th and 8th grades. 6th grade plays at SMGCS, 7th grade plays at St. George and 8th grade plays at St. Joseph

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Spanish Classes in need of donations:

Dear Families,

Please consider donating the following to help our Spanish classes celebrate Dia De los Muertos:

Grades PK-2nd: jumbo marshmallows, colored cupcake sprinkles, and lolly pop sticks

Grades 3rd-6th: jumbo marshmallows, edible markers, and lolly pop sticks

We want to use these materials to create marshmallow sugar skulls. Please send any supplies in by Friday, October 27th.

Many thanks!

Mrs. Gasko

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Duke Talent Identification Program Scholars


“The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a gifted education program based at Duke University. Its purpose is to identify gifted children and provide them and their parents the resources for them to reach their full educational potential. Since 1980, Duke TIP has engaged over 2.8 million youth who scored at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level standardized test. Last year, nearly 64,000 academically talented seventh graders accepted the invitation to participate in the 7th Grade Talent Search” (tip.Duke.edu). Students will take the ACT or SAT as a seventh grader and qualify for many enrichment opportunities and classes to build upon their knowledge, interests, and skills.


This year’s Duke TIP scholars from SMG are James Benavides, Hannah Ontiveros, Audrey Rowe, Emily Ruggiero, Molly Breclaw, Elizabeth Hyde, Brian Larson, Isabella Logan, Camilla Marquino, Hien Nguyen, Victoria Pham, Ashlyn Wessel, Brenden Woodside, and Andy Zavala. Congratulations to you all! We are so proud of you!

Week at a Glance

10/16 - Renweb gradebook will be locked for grade reporting


10/16 - Yearbook staff meeting 3:15 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.


10/17 - Robotics 6:30-8pm in Science labs


10/19 - Spring Creek BBQ Dine-out night; location on South Cooper Street 5 P.M. - 9 P.M.


10/20 - Building Champions Breakfast for 5th grade


10/24 - 2nd grade field trip to the Perot Museum


10/25 - Science Fair Parent Meeting location and time TBD


10/26 - Early Dismissal at 12 P.M. Students need to be picked up by 12:20 P.M. NO SMEED

Parent Teacher Conferences 1 P.M. - 8 P.M.

6th, 7th and 8th grade Dance 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.


10/27 NO SCHOOL - Parent/Teacher Conferences beginning at 7:30 A.M.

Robotics go to Bell Helicopter:

Mission Impossible:

Thanks to Bell Helicopter for graciously providing a wonderful opportunity by sponsoring a STEM 2017 Mission Impossible event on October 27th. from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. This will be an all-day field trip at Alliance Airport in conjunction with the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show. Students will fly and maneuver a small drone and compete in challenging competitions. We are excited to announce this year’s SMG students, Molly Breclaw, Brenden Woodside, Brenden Ewert, Erin Perez, Elizabeth Hyde, Andrew Paladini, David Capps, Noah Utendorf, and Sophie White, who will compete. We wish you luck and above all have a fun day!


10/28 - Trunk or Treat sponsored by the Knights of Columbus after the 5:30 P.M.Mass

Robotics 10 A.M. - 1P.M.

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FOOD 4 Life is HIRING

Food 4 Life has an opening for here at SMG for a part time server in the cafeteria. Hours would be 10:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M., about 3 days per week. Anyone interested should email jill@food4lifecaterer.com
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If you have any flags that need to be retired please bring or send those in before Nov. 9th so that we can add them into our Flag Retirement Ceremony on November 10th

Upcoming Events

11/10 - Veteran's Day Celebration and Flag Retirement Ceremony

Art Om'e - Art Fundraiser showcasing student artwork


11/11 - 3rd and 4th grade will sing at Mass (wear Mass uniform)


12/2 - PLAC Training: 8 A.M.- 11 A.M. new coaches, 11 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. parent meeting, 1 P.M. - 2 P.M. returning coaches

Saint Maria Goretti Catholic School

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