THE WEEKLY WITNESS

24 APRIL 2015 | St. Mary Magdalen School | San Antonio, TX

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

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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ZEAL

This past weekend, I visited the campus of the University of Notre Dame, which was founded by Blessed Basil Moreau's order, the Congregation of the Holy Cross. While there, I came across this quote, which I think perfectly captures our Maverick value of ZEAL:


"Zeal is that flame of burning desire which one feels to make God known, loved and served and thus save souls."


May our collective Zeal save souls!

Schools As The Ultimate Weapon

With Zeal, a school community can accomplish just about anything. An Iraqi bishop knows that, and has supported a school to help combat the terror of ISIS.

Confession

Wednesday, April 30 (6th grade- 8th grade)


1. 6th grade 12:30-1:00

2. 7th grade 1:00-1:30

3. 8th grade 1:30-2:00

First Communion

Many of our students will receive the Eucharist for the first time on May 3 at 2:30. All are invited to this special celebration in the Church.

Earth Day, Maverick Style!

Our mini Mavs celebrated Earth Day in style, planting flowers and doing other hands-on activities.
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Catholics and the Earth

Please check out the article below on the importance of Catholics caring for the environment.

He May Be A Kid, But He GETS The Growth Mindset

Kid Gives Speech After Learning To Ride A Bike (Original)

Buckles & Bling Is Next Saturday, May 2!

Please know that we have permission to sell tickets outside the Church this Sunday. Any students who sell $100 worth of tickets earn free dress for a week in mid May! Students should come in uniform and sell, sell, sell!


Also, all students whose parents attend the May 2nd Gala earn free dress for Monday, May 4.

Hope For The Future: Don't Let Procrastination Cost You!

$30 and 30 minutes can save you hundreds of dollars on tuition. I am happy to sit down with any of you who need help with the application; please email me if you wish.


HFF will send a round every month until August. Applicants wanting to be considered for each round must have applications completed by the 15th of the prior month.


Please see the new link below to apply.

Register Now! Only $160 Until The End Of The School Year

Registration packets are ready! From now until June 5, registration for the 2015-16 school year is $160. This summer, the rate increases to $180. Tuition for K5-8th grade is $333 per month. In my very biased opinion, there is no better return on your educational investment in the city.

A Special Astronomy Visit!

On Thursday, the SA Astronomy Society will be here with some high powered tools to see the stars, planets and more! Students/parents should arrive at 6:30 pm for a 15 minute presentation in Jubilee Hall, followed by stargazing outdoors.

Congrats To Fatima G.!

Fatima won the school-wide Yearbook cover Art Contest! Her drawing is the topmost picture above.
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Congrats To Franco Q!

The leadership from the Catholic Daughters of America visited our school to present 8th grader Franco with a $2,000 scholarship for high school!
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Maverick Alumni Shining! Congrats to Deeandra A. and Edward Z.!

Only a select few Catholic High School students are awarded the Burzik's Brightest Scholarship. Impressively, Deeandra (Class of 2013) and Edward (Class of 2014) were awarded this prestigious scholarship!

School Council Meeting

Our School Council will meet on Monday at 6:00 in the Pink Room.

Our Church's 75th Anniversary Gala!

Please see the link below for information on the big bash.

Western Free Dress On Friday, May 1

Students who pay $1 may wear Rodeo-themed free dress on Friday.

Class Fundraiser Breakfast On Sunday, May 3

Come on out and support Pre-K3's class fundraiser breakfast! They'll be selling delicious, affordable food in Jubilee Hall after masses.

Church Bulletin

Please see important information regarding our parish at this link:


http://www.thecatholicdirectory.com/directory.cfm?fuseaction=display_site_info&siteid=20639#bulletins

Maverick Athletics

Well, weather has had a serious effect on much of our spring sports season, and the tennis, baseball and softball seasons are complete. However, golf still has some season left.


Our Maverick Athletic Banquet will be on Friday, May 15. The Banquet celebrates our tremendous sports year.


Go Mavericks!

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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