St. Mary's High School

July 20, 2021: Vol. 1, No. 1

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A New Avenue for Communications

Hello, St. Mary's family, and welcome to the first edition of our new e-magazine, the Pirates' Treasure Monthly!


The mission behind this e-magazine is to keep our Pirate family better informed and connected throughout the year. In this first edition you'll find information about campus activities, upcoming events, and alumni. The Pirates' Treasure Monthly replaces the Alumni Newsletter that has previously been emailed, capturing the information that was included in it while adding additional news about the happenings on campus.


The Pirates' Treasure Monthly will land in your email inboxes on the third Tuesday of each month. We hope you enjoy it!

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Welcome to Our New Hires

We would like to say a hearty "Welcome Aboard" to several new team members joining our Pirate family for the 2021-2022 school year.


Katherine Balboa will teach the upper level Spanish courses. Dr. Justin Rufa will teach several math courses and PLTW's Principles of Engineering. Rachelle Tuffly will teach geography, health and PE. Theresa Ward will teach English, ESL and run the Academic Support program. Rosario Weston will teach Art I and II and art history. Svitlana Zorya-Benson will teach Spanish I and Russian Culture.


Dr. Pat Mills, director of Operations, and Amy Partain, director of Communicaitons/Marketing, will also join the faculty in the fall. Dr. Mills will teach personal finance, while Ms. P will teach 21st Century Journalism and Broadcasting, as well as advising the Jolly Roger newspaper staff.


On the staff side, Ramon Falt has joined our team as director of Events and Promotions, and Lorelei Kay assumes the role of receptionist and coordinator of the International Student Program.


Dr. Raquel Krasovec, former director of Events, has assumed the role of director of Enrollment.


Click here to learn more about our new hires.

Click the headline or photo to read more about STEM Camp.

Sports Updates

Track and Field

In June, Hannah Turpin '23 didn't need her best long jump to take the state championship title in the event. After a season best jump of 18-0.25, Turpin needed only a 16-11.75 jump to become the Class 2A Girls Long Jump champion.


Read more about track and field, girls tennis regionals and state championship, and and the St. Mary's all-conference girls soccer players.


After two upset victories in the CHSAA 2A Baseball Tournament, the Pirates state run ended against No. 1-seeded Limon. Read more at: www.smpirates.org/article/482057

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Welcome Back BBQ

Tuesday, Aug. 17th, 4pm

2501 East Yampa Street

Colorado Springs, CO

We're kicking off the 2021-2022 school year with in-person fun and fellowship!


RSVP to Ramon Falt, director of Events & Promotions, at rfalt@smhscs.org.

Save the Date: 45th Annual Golf Classic

Friday, Sept. 17

Start time: 9 am, shotgun start

Registration opens soon

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Prayers for Pirates Serving the World

Living out our faith is a cornerstone of a St. Mary's education, and something that our students carry with them as move into their adult lives. We currently have several recent alumni who are living their faith in a particular way as they serve the world around them.


Both Joseph Font '18 and Jonathan Padrnos '18 are in the seminary discerning possible vocations to the priesthood. Joseph is in seminary for the Diocese of Dallas Texas and Jonathan is in seminary for the Diocese of Spokane Washington.


Natalie Godec '17 (below left) and Christina Haile'17 (below right) will spend the coming year as lay missionaries. Natalie will serve with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students at the University of California Berkeley, while Christina will serve with Vagabond Missions serving inner city teens.


Tom Allen '21 and Liz Vall '21 are also both serving over the summer. Tom is serving with Totus Tuus youth summer programs in St. Cloud Minnesota, while Liz is serving with Christ in the City this summer.


As these and many more Pirates serve our world in particular ways, please keep them in your prayers for continued grace as they fulfill God’s will for their lives.

Upcoming Class Reunions

Class of 1970: Not sure about a big, formal reunion, but there are plans for a wine/beer gathering in September. Please contact Donna Savage at donnasvg0@gmail.com for additional details.


Class of 1971: Gathering on evening of September 17 in Colorado Springs. Please contact Pete Steinmeyer at dersteinmeister@aol.com for additional details.

If your class is planning a reunion or would like to plan a reunion, St. Mary’s would be happy to assist. Please contact Joe Trechter at jtrechter@smhscs.org about how we can support your class reunion with facilities, contacts, etc.

In Memoriam

Please keep the souls of Steve Uglow '75, Eileen Rivera Carter ’65 and Brighid Heaney ’17 and their families in your prayers as these Pirates have recently passed to eternal life.

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

To submit an item for the Pirates' Treasure Monthly, please email Amy Partain, director of Communications/Marketing, at apartain@smhscs.org.

Our Mission Statement

St. Mary’s High School exists to educate students in the Catholic tradition to be responsible, moral, critical thinkers and leaders well prepared for college and life.

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