THE WEEKLY WITNESS

12 Feb. 2016 | ST. MARY MAGDALEN SCHOOL | San Antonio, TX

MISSION: CREATE WITNESSES

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OUR 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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TUITION ASSISTANCE

Please apply ASAP for Hope For The Future. They just raised nearly a million dollars to help make SMMS more affordable. Let me know if you need any assistance. The link is right below.

MAVERICK VALUES

Finishing Touch On Curiosity

Ms. Araceli R., our Commissioner of Religion, put the capstone on our Maverick Value of Curiosity with this speech:


Curiosity


Good morning St. Mary Magdalen parish and school community. The value we recognized last month was curiosity. Curiosity is defined as, “A strong desire to want to learn something.” Witnessing curiosity can be demonstrated by showing a passionate interest in discovering something new, or by taking the initiative to learn more about a certain subject you are already familiar with.


Witnessing curiosity is an essential part of students’ academic lives. Students demonstrate curiosity by asking their teachers, peers, and parents probing questions, or by seeking to find answers by using the resources around them to search for in depth information.


Our school principal, Mr. Daily, is a great example of a person who always demonstrates curiosity. Being curious doesn’t necessarily have to mean that you always ask questions, but it can also mean that you are always open to new possibilities. Mr. Daily is always open to new ideas from students, staff, and the community that can help make St. Mary Magdalen become a more mission-driven environment.


Walt Disney once said, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” Many people throughout history such as Albert Einstein and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., have changed the world because of their curiosity. They may not have noticed it or meant it, but they slowly made an impact on the world and the way we think because they witnessed curiosity. Mavericks, I challenge you all to continue to witness curiosity throughout the school year by not being afraid to ask questions, and by doing your best to search for answers. You never know, your curiosity might cure cancer and other supposed incurable diseases or reverse global warming some day. Thank you and have a great day.

Self-Discipline

This video shows how to teach Self-Discipline through fun activities.

LENT AND YEAR OF MERCY

Q & A On Lent

The Big Things To Remember

Lenten Calendar

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS MAKE NATIONAL NEWS

PARENTING & FAMILY

For When Your Child Feigns Incompetence Or Otherwise Says, "I Can't"

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GROWTH MINDSET

Grit And Growth Mindset Go Hand In Hand, As The Piece Below Explains

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RED AND BLACK BALL

Remember, you have no plans on April 2 other than to come to SMM for a great time for a great cause!

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IN THE DETAILS

NO SCHOOL MONDAY

Happy Presidents' Day!

3RD GRADE BREAKFAST

Congrats to the 3rd Grade! They raised over $1,100 for their class! Thanks to all of you who supported the class!
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ATHLETICS

PEP RALLY For Spring Sports

This will take place on Friday at 2:00 p.m. in the Hall. Go Mavs!

OUR PARISH

CHURCH BULLETIN

Please see important information regarding our parish at this link:


http://discovermass.com/church/st-mary-magdalen-san-antonio-tx/#bulletins

SMM ON FACEBOOK

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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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