Events & PICS
Snapshots + Snippets from
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 1, 2021
On October 1, SMS had our annual Prayer-a-thon/Marathon--collecting prayer intentions and pledges for the school. More than 700 prayer intentions have been collected and over $26,000 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
Our 6th graders hosted a virtual Wax Museum in November, highlighting famous people from the 1950's and 1960's. Parents, family, and friends were able to attend the event and the other grades got to visit them too!
SMS HONORS our Veterans
SMS hosted a Veterans Day Program on November 11, 2021, to honor and remember our veterans. Thank you to all our veterans for your service to our country!
SMS Virtual Christmas Program
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
March 6, 2021
St. Mary's Catholic School hosted a virtual auction and raffle on March 6, 2021. This was our first time hosting the raffle; we sold all 1000 tickets!
We are excited to announce that the Auction4Education has raised an amazing total of $124,377 for the school; this includes $67,124 from the raffle and $57,253 from the auction. Many thanks to all the SMS families, friends, and community members for making this event such a wonderful success!
Enjoy viewing some of the house party pictures our amazing families sent us during the auction!
6th Grade Festival of Nations
May 7, 2021
St. Mary's 6th grade class hosted their annual Festival of Nations on May 7th. Preschool-5th grade students and 6th grade parents were able to tour and learn about many countries around the world. The students worked many hours on their projects and were excited to share what they learned about the country they chose. Congrats to the 6th graders on the wonderful job they did!
2nd Grade First Communion
April and May, 2021
St. Mary's 2nd grade students were excited to receive their First Holy Communion this spring; families were able to choose one of 4 masses in April and May to attend for this special occasion. Please keep praying for these students as they continue their journey in faith.