Last week the entire school community came together for prayer and song during a Washing of Feet ceremony on Holy Thursday. Pairs of teachers and students took turns washing one another's feet in remembrance of Jesus performing this menial task with his own disciples during the Passover meal on the night before he was crucified. Just as the Passover feast commemorated the freedom of the Jewish people from the oppression of the Egyptian government, Jesus proclaimed freedom for all those who are hurt by hatred, prejudice, and neglect. Jesus's example of washing his disciples' feet remind us to serve others, especially those on the margins of society.
Don't Miss it!
Join other Catholic school students for Catholic Schools Night, a private event at Elitch Gardens on Friday, May 19, from 5:00 - 10:00 PM. Tickets are $25.99 and must be purchased online. This rate will not apply at the front gate. All tickets are non-refundable. To purchase tickets, click here.
Next week the SMA community will come together for the annual Gala.
The evening includes circus performers, a silent auction, live auction, cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres and food stations. New SMA President Bill Barrett will also be attending.
TheRSVP Deadline is this Friday, April 21. It's your last chance to get your tickets for the Gala. The price is $150/person. Click here to get your tickets today.
Last week Gala catalogs were distributed in afternoon carpool. Didn't get a copy? Click here to see the electronic catalog. Here is what we have offered in the Live Auction:
VIP at the National Western Stock Show
Two Rounds of Golf and Overnight Lodging for Four at Balleyneal Golf Club
Christmas in Orlando
Omakase for Eight at Sushi Sasa
Getaway for Two at Devil's Thumb Ranch
Watch What Happens Live! in NYC
Dinner for Six at Mizuna with SMA President Bill Barrett
Catch, Throw and BBQ with Brian Griese
Go Broncos! Package
Six Nights at the Palace Resort of Your Choice
For more details about Live Auction items, click here.
Thank you to all that participated in the Pre-Gala Auction. Winning bidders can pick up their items in the Advancement Office (second floor of the Sanders House) from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM through Friday, April 21.
See you at the Gala!
Who's Who at Our School?
Kelli Logan, Athletic Director
Kelli holds a BA in sociology and philosophy from Northwestern University, an MA in criminal justice from the University of Colorado, and a PhD in higher education from the University of Denver. She is the Athletics Director at St. Mary's Academy.
After her college soccer career at Northwestern University came to an end, Kelli knew that someday athletics and academics would be a part of her life. When she started coaching high school soccer at St. Mary's Academy and began her PhD journey at the University of Denver, it was this dream that inspired her to work towards becoming a high school athletic director. Kelli fondly remembers her high school athletic director and always appreciated his support and involvement. She was inspired to have that same positive impact on students and focuses every day on achieving this goal.
In her spare time, Kelli enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys camping, swimming, playing sports, reading books, and visiting with friends and family.
Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade boys and their fathers and/or significant male mentors are invited to Courage for the Journey on Wednesday, May 3, from 3:30 to 5:30 PM in the MS Commons. With the theme of Fireside Chats with the Most Interesting Men in the World, attendees will come together for delicious food, stimulating conversation, and active fun in a must-not-miss afternoon. Ernie Bjorkman, former TV news anchor, will be the keynote speaker. Click here for more information. Please RSVP to Zac Hood.
Students in Mrs. Garcia's Spanish 1B class went shopping at Lowe's Mercado as part of a project to create simple recipes with authentic ingredients from this Hispanic foods market. They cooked, presented, and served the class. The food unit is always a favorite!
April 25-26; Terra Nova Testing
High School News & Events
Christine Boss' biology students dissected the brains of sheep, identifying structures within the brain to understand how it functions as part of the central nervous system.
The week the HS Outreach Club is sponsoring SHOUT Week with fun activities to support the Loretto Hunger Fund. A highlight of the week is the Dunk Tank, where students and teachers may land in the cold water. If $500 is raised just for the Dunk Tank event, there is also the opportunity to dunk Ms. Mac.
April 21; HS Field Day
Wildcat Sports Camps: Sign Up on the Athletics Website under Summer Programs
Featured athletic camps available through Academy Adventures include the following:
Boys Lacrosse, Grades 5-9 *Correct time is 1:30- 3:00 PM
Girls Lacrosse, Grades 5-12
Coed Running/Strength and Conditioning, Grades 6-12