SMCHS News Update

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

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“There are no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those.” Saint Teresa of Calcutta

New Newsletter Format!

Welcome to the new SMCHS News Update format! Look for this to be delivered to your inbox every two weeks.

Upcoming Events

For a complete calendar listing, view our Google calendar online:

December 20

Spirit Stop Open 7:30am-8:15am

December 23-January 3

Christmas Break

January 7

Zephyrs Spirit Wear Day

January 8

Booster Club Meeting

January 10

Chapel Mass @ 7:15am

Friday Adoration

Spirit Stop Open 7:30am-8:15am

January 10-11

VEX Robotic Championship @ SMCS

Email Issue with NEW.RR.COM

Please be aware that if you use a email, school emails may not always get through to you. According to Spectrum’s website, they were having issues. This seems to happen frequently on their end and the result is that all emails are kicked back. It is recommended to use another email provider if possible, or at least have an alternate email in your record.

To change your email or other information, please visit your registration record on our website using this link: Family Information/Registration. All communication/mailings are derived from this database.

Christmas Office Hours

Monday, December 23--8am to 12pm

Tuesday-Wednesday, December 24-25--CLOSED

Thursday-Friday, December 26-27--8am to 12pm

Monday-Tuesday, December 30-31--8am to 12pm

Wednesday, January 1--CLOSED

Thursday-Friday, January 2-3--8am to 12pm

Monday, January 6—School & Office Resume Regular Hours

Blood Drive Success

The Key Club once again hosted a successful Blood Drive on December 4. With your help, the Community Blood Center was able to register 39 donors--15 of whom were first time donors! Of these, 31 good units of whole blood were collected. Our goal was 30! These donations will save up to 93 lives in our community.

Chapel Adoration

Our next monthly adoration is on Friday, January 10 in the high school chapel from 8:00am to 3:00pm, beginning with a mass at 7:15am. All are welcome! Each month, we pray for a special intention. Future intentions are as follows:

January 10—Fr. Bob Kollath, Pastor, St. Gabriel Parish

February 7—Fr. Paul Paider, Pastor, St. Mary and St. John Parishes

March 6—Alumnus Fr. John Christmann SSS, SMCHS Class of 1993

April 3—SMCHS Alumni who are missionaries

May 8—Class of 2020 Seniors

Winter Sports--Home Competitions

Listed below are upcoming home competitions for the next three weeks (until the next newsletter). We hope you will join us to support all of our athletes! As always, please consult the Big East scheduling site for away games and for any weather related delays or cancellations.

Date / Time / Activity / Opponent

12/28/2019 12:00PM Basketball: Boys JV Menasha

12/28/2019 1:30PM Basketball: Boys Varsity Menasha

12/28/2019 3:00PM Basketball: Girls Varsity Menasha

12/28/2019 1:30PM Basketball: Girls JV Menasha

12/28/2019 12:00PM Basketball: Boys JV2 Menasha

1/4/2020 5:50PM Basketball: Boys JV2 Howards Grove

1/4/2020 5:50PM Basketball: Boys JV Howards Grove

1/4/2020 7:15PM Basketball: Boys Varsity Howards Grove

1/7/2020 5:50PM Basketball: Girls JV Reedsville

1/7/2020 7:15PM Basketball: Girls Varsity Reedsville

School Mass Schedule/Liturgy Attire

Below please find a link to our mass schedule for the school year. Please see the “ATTIRE” column for when liturgy attire is required. We remind students via announcements and email when there is a liturgy dress day. Students are required to participate in all events listed except for the First Friday Chapel Mass, which is optional. Please know that parents are always welcome to worship with us!

Volunteers Needed for VEX Robotics Tournament

SMC will host a VEX Robotics High School Tournament on Friday, January 10 and Saturday, January 11. There are many volunteer spots to be filled for this big event! The spots are not limited to VEX families, but to all sports and activity families who need to fulfill volunteer hours. If you have never witnessed a robotics tournament before, it is simply amazing! Here is the link to sign up:

As a reminder, families are expected to help fill five volunteer spots per student, per co-curricular activity (to a maximum of 20 spots per family annually). The SMCS Booster Club has more than 2,000 volunteer slots to fill each year. Because every co-curricular athletic activity and club benefits from Booster Club funds, families of participants in every activity are expected to help. Have you fulfilled your hours yet this year? Thank you for helping!

Join the Students for Faustina Friday

Where: High School Chapel

When: 2:50pm every Friday when school is in session

What: Readings from St. Faustina’s Diary and recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Crunch Time Finals Review for Freshman

National Honor Society is hosting "Crunch Time" for current freshmen who would like help preparing for final exams. The event will be held January 13th from 3:30-5:30pm in the Commons. Students will rotate to different subject areas and snacks and study break games are included. National Honor Society students will meet with freshmen in mid-December during their Global Studies classes to explain the opportunity and give students a chance to sign up.

Be sure to ready the monthly SMCHS Counseling Newsletter more information about this event and other important Counseling Department information.

SCRIP Update

Just a reminder that there will be no Scrip orders the week of December 23rd or 30th. Scrip resumes Monday, January 6th for delivery on Thursday, January 9th. will process Reloads and ScripNow orders paid with PrestoPay during this time.