Events & PICS

Snapshots + Snippets from

School Happenings


Here's where you'll find photos, info, and highlights from happenings at St. Mary's School (SMS), plus sneak peeks at what's coming next. 

SMS Prayer-a-thon/Marathon was a Huge Success!  Thank you!

October 2, 2020


On October 2, SMS had our annual Prayer-a-thon/Marathon--collecting prayer intentions and pledges for the school.  More than 690 prayer intentions have been collected and over $25,000 was raised--far exceeding our goal of $20,000.  Thanks to all who participated!  The prayer intentions will be used in the classrooms throughout the year.

6th Grade Wax Museum

November 2020

Our 6th graders hosted a virtual Wax Museum in November; highlighting famous people from the 1930's and 1940's. Parents had zoom visits with the students and the other grades got to visit them during the event!

SMS HONORS our Veterans

November 2020

SMS hosted an outdoor Veterans Day Program around our school flag pole on November 11, 2020, to honor and remember our veterans. Thank you to all our veterans for your service to our country!

SMS Virtual Christmas Program

December 2020

As all other events, our Christmas Program was a virtual event this year. Classes performed a variety of acts to show their faith and Christmas spirit; click on the link to view the program!

SMS Catholic Schools Week and Annual Family Fun Night

January 26-29, 2021


Our school celebrated Catholic Schools Week with fun dress up days and a door decorating contest. Our 4th-6th graders went skiing, and our younger students enjoyed a movie and popcorn afternoon!


SMS students also wrote letters to veterans, had meetings with parish ministry leaders to learn more about these organizations, and had mini courses with staff too!

Our annual night of fun and friendship for the FAMILIES of SMS was a virtual event this year; check our Facebook page for pictures of our awesome families!

2nd Grade First Reconciliation

January 27, 2021

The 2nd grade class celebrated the Sacrament of First Reconciliation on January 27, 2021. This is a very special day for these students as they prepare for First Communion.

We LOVE our Community!



St. Mary's Catholic School loves to spend time with people in our community! Even though this year had challenges in scheduling events with the community, we made every effort to make every event special. Here are a few highlights from our many events from the year:

  • 6th grade Pen Pals with Pine Villa Residents

  • Classes praying the rosary at the grotto with community members

  • Weekly mass with the community (in our new church!)

  • Visiting with members of the Melrose Fire Department and seeing the fire trucks

  • Celebrating Grandparents at Grandparents Day

  • Watermelon eating with Carol and Tony

  • Science Fun with Stearns Electric

Coming Soon!


  • SMS Auction Photos and Earnings-March

  • 6th Grade Festival of Nations-May

  • 2nd Grade First Communion-May



Autumn Nelson 



Fr. Marvin Enneking





Last Update 1/2021

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