Dear Parents and Guardians,
Advent is upon us as we prepare to celebrate Christmas. Advent is broken into four areas of growth, one per week of Advent. We are called to focus on peace, love, joy and hope during the four weeks of the Advent season. Each one of these virtues brings us not only closer to preparing our hearts for Christmas, but for eternal life with our Savior in Heaven. The ultimate gift Heaven is given to us from our most generous Father in Heaven. Let’s strive for a little taste of Heaven here on Earth and get our hearts ready for this Christmas season.
Our dress code will return back to our normal dress code depicted in the handbook after Thanksgiving. From our understanding, many uniforms have been delivered to homes. Thank you for understanding and supporting the decision on uniforms as we continue through this current school year. https://www.smsacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/DRESS-CODE-P3-12.docx-1.pdf
Elves R Us
Brought to us yearly by the eighth grader students, teachers and volunteers, is the SMSA Elves R Us program. Please click on the following link to learn more about Elves R Us and how SMSA families can encounter this wonderful opportunity. Elves R Us
High School Placement Test
The High School Placement Test is scheduled to take place at SMSA on Saturday, December 4 from 9 am – 1pm. All students (including current SMSA 8th graders) applying for admission to our SMSA high school program are required to take this test. The HSPT is one of the most widely used high school placement tests nationally among Catholic high schools. The test, along with other key middle school student records help the high school staff make academic placement recommendations for incoming freshmen.
Thank you for your continued partnership with SMSA . Together we create a path for tomorrow’s children to achieve amazing dreams.
Elementary Principal, SMSA
Standards Based Grading
The objective of the video series is to educate parents in short videos to unpack Standard Based Grading. The series intends to deliver an education and mindshift to understand Standards Based Grading, why Standards Based Grading is best practice, and how Standards Based Grading functions with the parent and teacher supporting the student’s journey.
Please select the following six links to see the box set of SBG at SMSA.