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Argentina Spring Break Trip Exceeds Students' Expectations

St. Augustine of Hippo is credited with saying, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” After spending spring break in Argentina with a side trip to Uruguay, the Spanish Four students at St. Mary’s High School definitely added to their count of pages read.The trip—planned and chaperoned by Gustavo Nader, chair of the foreign language department—was intended to provide students a chance to use their Spanish and experience a new culture. And the trip exceeded…See More
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St. Mary's Seniors Present PongSat Findings to NSSTI Board

Sending a science experiment to the edge of space is a unique assignment for a high school student. And that experience has led to more unique experiences for two St. Mary’s High School students.Seniors Sarah Kraus and Miranda Schene were two of 25 SMHS students who participated in the Pong Sat program in October, which involves placing a small experiment in a ping pong ball that has been cut in half. Kraus put red blood cells in an isotonic solution in her Pong Sat. Schene’s project involved…See More
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St. Mary's Theater Students Present 'The Romancers'

When the St. Mary’s High School students stage “The Romancers” for the spring play this month, the audience can expect a “fast paced, fun evening of comedy – complete with desserts,” said Wendy Harms who is directing the piece for St. Mary’s.Harms said that the play is a Commedia d’elle arte piece. Commedia was a 16th century theater form that was based on improvisation.“It was big street theater, very much for the common folks. So that means that this particular show is very physical, broad…See More
Apr 8
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Biondini Ready to Pass SMHS Principal Baton to Felice

Sometimes life provides unexpected opportunities, and a person finds himself where he never expected to be. For Mike Biondini, principal at St. Mary’s High School, that place he never expected to be was in the principal’s chair. And after serving for three years in that capacity, Biondini is stepping down. “I never intended to be principal,” he said. “I think three years as an interim principal is enough. I’m in my 44th year in education, and I can say that if I’d had to work with only adults…See More
Apr 3
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SMHS Passes Accreditation Visit with 'Flying Colors'

Honest self-evaluation is a catalyst for progress and positive change. That holds true for individuals and schools, which is why every five years St. Mary’s High School goes through the accreditation process through AdvancEd, an education community serving more than 30,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States. While some might think of accreditation of a stamp of approval for a school, it is actually much more than that. The AdvancEd web site—…See More
Mar 31
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St. Mary's Junior Ready for National CyberPatriot Competition

Hackers cause big headaches for businesses, consumers, and the government. That’s why competitions like CyberPatriot VI are important training for the next generation of computer programmers, teaching them to help avoid such invasions. For St. Mary’s junior Christopher Ottesen the event may be window into the future. Later this month, Ottesen will compete in his third CyberPatriot National Finals Competition in Washington, DC, with the Civil Air Patrol’s Colorado Springs Cadet Squadron, known…See More
Mar 26
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SMHS Gala Set for April 12

In April, the St. Mary’s High School community is going to have a monopoly on fun. This year’s Gala – “Let the Good Times Roll” – will have a Monopoly theme, complete with the game’s famous properties and a possible Get Out of Jail Free card. “The decorations committee is still finalizing the details but we’re talking about table names being Park Place,Boardwalk, etc., and possibly incorporating a Get Out of Jail Free card into the evening in some way,” said Brenda Soto, co-chair of the Gala…See More
Mar 20
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Scholarships Are Pouring in for SMHS Class of 2014

Graduation is still more than two months away, but already the St. Mary’s High School Class of 2014 is raking in the scholarship offers. The members of the 83-person class have already received scholarship offers totaling $6.1 million with more offers expected to come in. As of early March, the class boasts three West Point appointees and 23 students—almost one-third of the class—have already been offered scholarships. Academic counselor Don Castle said more appointments to military academies…See More
Mar 18
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Student Volunteers Enjoy Work at the Marian House

Faith is about more than just believing in something. For Christians, it’s about living a life loving God and others more than ones self. On the second Saturday of each month, a group of St. Mary’s High School students is living their faith through service at the Marian House Soup Kitchen. While St. Mary’s High School is a Catholic high school and the Marian House is part of Catholic Charities, the opportunity for the students to volunteer actually came through Schriever Air Force Base with the…See More
Mar 13
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SMHS Students, Teachers Publish New Stations of the Cross Meditations

Every year during Lent, Catholics worldwide prepare themselves for Holy Week as Easter approaches. Often devotionals focusing on the Stations of the Cross are used during this special time of preparation. This year St. Mary’s High School students will be able to use a personal devotional written and illustrated for them by their own students and teachers. “Meditations for the Stations of the Cross” was the brain child of Karen Simkiss, SMHS’s art teacher. She’d had the idea for a while, but the…See More
Mar 5
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Rivals Team Up to Help Make-A-Wish Come True for a Local Boy

Over the last couple of years, the rivalry between St. Mary’s High School and Manitou Springs High School has really solidified with the introduction of the Pikes Peak Showdown football game in the fall of 2012. In 2013 a competitive food drive between the schools was added to the game festivities. But for the last several weeks, both schools have been working on a fundraiser through what’s being called a “cooperative rivalry.”St. Mary’s High School and Manitou Springs High School have each…See More
Mar 4
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Grants Allow SMHS to Make Needed Upgrades

St. Mary’s High School has recently received two grants to help offset the costs of technological and security upgrades. One grant is helping upgrade the school’s computer operating systems, the other to better secure the premises. Matt Walter, vice president for development, began looking for grant opportunities after hearing that the school’s 150-plus computer operating systems were in need of upgrade. He found help from a Microsoft employee, who designated an $1,800 grant for St. Mary’s to…See More
Mar 1
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SMHS Recognizes Faculty, Staff for Years of Services

Good people are important to any organization, and dedicated people are priceless. Recently St. Mary’s High School honored four dedicated faculty and staff members who this year are celebrating milestones in their years of service to the school. For Director of Admissions Robyn Cross, the last five years of service to St. Mary’s cap 23 years of work in Catholic education. And while her title is director of admissions, SMHS President John Kraus said her work encompasses so much more, including…See More
Feb 25
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Young Author Talks about Writing, Publishing with SMHS Students

Not many college freshmen can put “published author” on their resume. But Charlotte Meert, a 2013 St. Mary’s High School graduate, can make that claim. And now she’s inspiring some of her former classmates to pursue their writing dreams as well. Before returning to Carroll College in Montana for the spring semester, Meert spoke at St. Mary’s and did a book signing for the students there. And though it was a little strange being back as a speaker less than a year after graduating from high…See More
Feb 5
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SMHS Recognizes New 1885 Society Members

The Bible tells us in Acts 20:35 that it is better to give than to receive. Each January St. Mary’s High School and the St. Mary’s Catholic Education Foundation inducts  a group of donors who live that truth into the foundation’s 1885 Society.  On Jan. 30, the the school and foundation held a reception to honor those who have given a significant gift to the foundation during their lifetime or who have included St. Mary’s High School or the foundation in an estate plan.“The 1885 Society is about…See More
Feb 3
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SMHS Updates Security Plan in Effort to be Prepared

Colorado and the nation were shocked in April 1999 when Columbine High School came under attack from armed gunmen. Since then, the scenario has become all too familiar. And although St. Mary’s High School has not had any such problems, the school is implementing an updated security plan in an effort to be as prepared as possible. Since the beginning of the school year, Dominic Luppino, dean of students, has been working with Larry Borland, retired chief of security for Academy District 20, to…See More
Jan 31

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Argentina Spring Break Trip Exceeds Students' Expectations

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 2:45pm 0 Comments

St. Augustine of Hippo is credited with saying, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” After spending spring break in Argentina with a side trip to Uruguay, the Spanish Four students at St. Mary’s High School definitely added to their count of pages read.



The trip—planned and chaperoned by Gustavo Nader, chair of the foreign language department—was intended to provide students a chance to use their Spanish and experience a new culture. And the trip…

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St. Mary's Seniors Present PongSat Findings to NSSTI Board

Posted on April 19, 2014 at 8:01pm 0 Comments

Sending a science experiment to the edge of space is a unique assignment for a high school student. And that experience has led to more unique experiences for two St. Mary’s High School students.



Seniors Sarah Kraus and Miranda Schene were two of 25 SMHS students who participated in the Pong Sat program in October, which involves placing a small experiment in a ping pong ball that has been cut in half. Kraus put red blood cells in an isotonic solution in her Pong Sat. Schene’s…

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St. Mary's Theater Students Present 'The Romancers'

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

When the St. Mary’s High School students stage “The Romancers” for the spring play this month, the audience can expect a “fast paced, fun evening of comedy – complete with desserts,” said Wendy Harms who is directing the piece for St. Mary’s.

Harms said that the play is a Commedia d’elle arte piece. Commedia was a 16th century theater form that was based on improvisation.

“It was big street theater, very much for the common folks. So that means that this particular show is very…

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Biondini Ready to Pass SMHS Principal Baton to Felice

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Sometimes life provides unexpected opportunities, and a person finds himself where he never expected to be. For Mike Biondini, principal at St. Mary’s High School, that place he never expected to be was in the principal’s chair. And after serving for three years in that capacity, Biondini is stepping down.

 

“I never intended to be principal,” he said. “I think three years as an interim principal is enough. I’m in my 44th year in education, and I can say that if I’d…

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At 2:33pm on December 7, 2011, Bob Stephens said…

Hi Amy and welcome to csfreshink.com! Sorry it took a while to approve you; been in another long meeting. Looking forward to you sharing school news and events with us on the site. You can join any community you wish and post there or as a blog. You can post photos within the stories also, rather than attached. If you need any assistance or want to chat, give me a call at 636-0276.
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