SMCS Alumni Newsletter

October/November 2021

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Upcoming Events

All Souls Day Mass of Remembrance

November 2, 2021, 10:45 a.m., SMCHS

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St. Mary Catholic High School will host a Mass of remembrance on All Souls Day in prayer and remembrance of SMCHS alumni who have passed away during the last year. Candles will be carried up and placed on the altar for the deceased during the Mass.

See the list of those being remembered here.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


January 28 & 29, 2022, 6 p.m., SMCHS

Further details will be coming soon from SMCS Fine Arts about this amazing annual event!

Zephyrfest 2022

April 30, 2022, Evening

Save the date! More exciting information will be shared soon.

Alumni Share Your News/Contact Information

We enjoy recognizing, celebrating, and connecting with you! Please share life updates, career advancements, professional honors, and other news. You can also update your contact information.

News in the Zephyrs Community

Get a scoop on what's been happening at SMCS! Here are somerecent blog articles and highlights:

Maria Schmitz ('09), who joined the SMCMS team this year, shared her story and reflection about her former international Catholic missionary work in honor of World Mission Sunday in October.

Read Maria's story here.

Class Reunions

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The SMCHS Class of 1955 gathered to celebrate its 66th class reunion on August 29, 2021.

Pictured, standing, l to r: Pat (Kraus) Cayen, Adam (Joe) Ackermann, Eileen (Schoepel) Vantoll, Jim Kraus, Don Cayen, Sue (Heroux) Bombinski, Marilyn (Rhode) Gardner, Mary (VanDinter) Gillespie, Barbara (Quella) Ruffnell, Don Gosz, Ruth (Kaeser) Nelson, Peter Kemmeter, Smick (Darlene Griesbach) Thomson, Dick Steidl

Pictured, kneeling, l to r: Bill Geenen, Ken Suess, Gene Schulz, John Mueller

Annual Fund 2021

The 2021-22 SMCS Annual Fund is off to a remarkable start! Thank you for your ongoing generosity to SMCS. We invite all alumni to prayerfully consider supporting our school community through the 2021-22 SMCS Annual Fund here. Funds raised help advance our mission and provide an exceptional educational experience for the next generation of Zephyrs.

Every gift impacts every student, every teacher, every day! Learn more and donate here.

Hear from one alum in the video below about why she continues to give back to her alma mater, SMCS, through gifts to the annual fund.

St. Mary Catholic Schools Annual Fund 2021-22: Alumni Giving

Zephyrs Spirit Stop

Show your Zephyrs pride with apparel from the Zephyrs Spirit Stop. Alumni-specific apparel, discounted styles, and new items for winter are available.

Shop online here.

Connect With Fellow SMCS Alumni

Whether you are looking for updates, upcoming events, or trying to engage with other alumni, become a member of our SMCS Alumni Facebook group.
Looking for a new intern or employee? Want to connect with other professionals who are SMCS alumni? Connect and reach out to former Zephyrs in the SMCS Alumni LinkedIn group.

Work at or refer to your alma mater!

St. Mary Catholic Schools is seeking talented, mission-minded individuals to join our Zephyrs team! Part-time and full-time opportunities are available.

Check out openings below, and apply online (or refer a friend) today:

  • Senior Accountant
  • Learning Specialist
  • Instructional Aide
  • Enrollment Coordinator
  • Spanish Teacher
  • 4K Teacher
  • Head Varsity Golf Coach
  • Bus Driver
  • More!

See full job descriptions, and apply online here.