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Notre Dame Conference Helps SMHS Teachers Bridge Gap Between Religion, Science

Popular belief in America holds that religion and science don’t mix. The University of Notre Dame and St. Mary’s High Schools believe differently, and this summer the university sought to bridge these subjects through an interdisciplinary studies training conference. Three teachers from St. Mary’s High School—theology teacher Tena Jelinek and science teachers Suzanne Tibbits and Rebecca Keith—were part of this pilot program, and came away with new ideas and plans. Tibbits described the…See More
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Boys Nation Helps Shape Future for SMHS Senior

Since eighth grade, St. Mary’s High School senior Matt Heery has been focused on one goal—attending a service academy for college, and a lot of his decisions have been made with that goal in mind. But after spending time at both American Legion Boys State and Boys Nation over the summer, Heery found that his focus for the future had changed. When Heery applied to attend American Legion Boys State between his junior and senior years, he did so thinking it would look great on his service academy…See More
Sep 9
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SMHS Engineering Students Attend First Summer UCCS STEM Academy

Three St. Mary’s High School students got a jump on learning about engineering over the summer when they attended the courses at the first UCCS STEM Academy, sponsored by Northrop Grumman. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Junior Grady Gosselin attended both the robotics and rocketry track at UCCS. The idea behind the robotics course was to understand how we are using robots more in daily life. “Technically our iPhones are robots because they are doing for us…See More
Sep 4
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Engineering Experience Fuels SMHS Senior's Passion for Chemistry

Some students see summer as a time to take a break from academics. But for Sarah Burns, a senior at St. Mary’s High School, the chance to spend a week at the National Youth Leadership Forum on Engineering and Technology Experience at the University of California, Berkeley seemed like the perfect way to spend her summer.Burns has a passion for chemistry that has only been fueled by the challenging courses and tests she experienced in the last year. So she jumped at the chance to further explore…See More
Aug 26
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SMHS Students Find New Courses, Other Changes for 2014-2015 Year

St. Mary’s High School’s 130th year is shaping up to be a great one. As the 2014-2015 school year gets underway today (Aug. 20), students will find new course offerings, new faculty and staff members, and the same Catholic Passion and Academic Rigor that the school is known for. The biggest changes of the school year come with the addition of engineering courses. Introduction to Engineering Design, the first year-long course offered, is part of a rigorous engineering curriculum being rolled out…See More
Aug 20
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SMHS Helps Minneapolis Students Make a Difference in Colorado Springs

When students from DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis made it to Colorado Springs earlier this summer, they explored some of the area’s most popular attractions. But the rafting trip and visits to the Air Force Academy, Manitou Springs, and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo were just minor stops on the group’s bigger itinernary. The students spent most of the week helping to rebuild land affected by fires in the last decade.The 41 students and six chaperones from the only Catholic high school in the city…See More
Aug 14
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SMHS Grad Leads Medical Mission Group to Nicaragua

During her freshman year at Denver’s Regis University in 2012, Emily Tait joined a medical mission group who planned to travel to Honduras the following summer. She saw the trip as an “amazing” opportunity to get involved. Little did she know how amazing. “That was my first medical trip, but it will certainly not be my last,” Tait said. “In Honduras, our group of 21 Regis student and faculty members treated a total of 821 patients in three days. It inspired me to continue serving others, to be…See More
Jul 31
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St. Mary's Sends 10th Consecutive Team to Forensics Nationals

Maintaining competitive longevity at the national level can be hard for high schools. St. Mary’s High School, though, has found the right formula and has proven its dedication to fielding a competitive speech and debate team. In June, SMHS sent a team of three to the National Speech and Debate Tournament, marking the school’s 10th year in a row to be represented on the national level. This year the competition was held in Overland Park, Kansas. The three students representing the school—2014…See More
Jul 16
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Saturday Volunteers Help Beautify SMHS Property

There’s never a second chance to make a first impression. That’s why St. Mary’s High School parents are spending time on Saturdays this summer working to beautify the exterior of the school grounds.So far there have been two beautification Saturdays held and there are two more scheduled. Parents will gather on July 19 and Aug. 2 to continue the work that was started in June. The parents are removing tall shrubs, adding rocks and borders to rock beds, cleaning the brick, and cleaning and…See More
Jul 8
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Trip to Haiti Allows St. Mary's Students to Live What They're Learning

Many people travel each year to the Caribbean to enjoy the sun, sand, and clear water. And one would think that such attractions would be a lure for two high school boys. But instead of fun in the Caribbean sun, Greg Cichon and Ben Stockelman, who will both be juniors at St. Mary’s High School in the fall, traveled to the area, Haiti to be specific, earlier this year to help those in need. The boys traveled with Greg’s father, Dr. John Cichon, as part of a Health4Haiti medical mission group.…See More
Jun 5
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Jordan Burns Named 2014 Truman Scholar

Nature or nurture? The idea of which plays a bigger role in shaping our lives has long been debated. For Jordan Burns, who will be a senior at the University of Colorado-Boulder in the fall, the answer is that both have played an important role, but for her nature and nurture have led her to the same place—a life of service.…See More
May 30
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Graduates End Era at St. Mary's, Move On to Bright Futures

Graduation marks the end of one phase of life and the beginning of a new one. For the 85 graduates of St. Mary’s High School class of 2014, their final year, which culminated with graduation on May 19, has been a memorable one—one filled with accomplishments and losses. The class earned an impressive $7.8 million in college merit scholarships, and 50 percent of the graduates will head out of state for college, representing 20 states across the nation. Three of the graduates—Tyler Anderson,…See More
May 24
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Three SMHS Pirates Heading to National Forensics Tournament

Success in forensics has become a tradition at St. Mary’s High School. And this year’s team is no exception, sending three members to the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Overland Park, Kansas, in June. Senior Jaclyn Drummond will compete in congressional debate, while juniors Matt Heery and Joe Wahl will be a part of the public forum debate competition. It will be the first appearance at the tournament for all three students. Jim Hopkins, in his first year coaching the SMHS forensics…See More
May 21
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Four SMHS Students to Attend Space Symposium

High school is a unique time of life—a time for exploring and finding direction for the future. That’s why Mike Kloenne, math teacher at St. Mary’s High School, is excited about the opportunity that has come for four of the school’s students.On May 22, four St. Mary’s students will attend the Space Symposium at the Broadmoor, courtesy of the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Attendance at the event will allow seniors Morgan Chilton, Sarah Kraus and Miranda Schene, and junior Christopher…See More
May 20
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SMHS Seniors Have Essays Published in Spanish-Language Magazine

Learning a second language is not an easy task. But with commitment, students can see their hard work on a language pay off. St. Mary’s High School seniors Morgan Baldwin and Tommy King saw that pay off when their work was featured in the Spanish National Honor Society magazine, Albricias.Both students had Spanish-language essays published in the Summer 2013 issue of the magazine. But they are just the latest two St. Mary’s students to be published in the magazine. Since 2009 St. Mary’s has had…See More
May 16
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SMHS Senior Honored as Classroom Champion

Students at St. Mary’s High School get involved in their school, not just academically but also athletically. And one of those student athletes received special recognition in April when she was chosen as the KKTV Classroom Champion of the Week. Carina Friend, a senior who plays soccer, was featured on the segment in mid-April. Brandon Spiegel, KKTV sports anchor, said the station tries to feature one student from as many local schools as possible during the school year. A conversation Spiegel…See More
May 14

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Notre Dame Conference Helps SMHS Teachers Bridge Gap Between Religion, Science

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Popular belief in America holds that religion and science don’t mix. The University of Notre Dame and St. Mary’s High Schools believe differently, and this summer the university sought to bridge these subjects through an interdisciplinary studies training conference. Three teachers from St. Mary’s High School—theology teacher Tena Jelinek and science teachers Suzanne Tibbits and Rebecca Keith—were part of this pilot program, and came away with new ideas and plans.



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Boys Nation Helps Shape Future for SMHS Senior

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Since eighth grade, St. Mary’s High School senior Matt Heery has been focused on one goal—attending a service academy for college, and a lot of his decisions have been made with that goal in mind. But after spending time at both American Legion Boys State and Boys Nation over the summer, Heery found that his focus for the future had changed.



When Heery applied to attend American Legion Boys State between his junior and senior years, he did so thinking it would look great on his…

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SMHS Engineering Students Attend First Summer UCCS STEM Academy

Posted on September 4, 2014 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Three St. Mary’s High School students got a jump on learning about engineering over the summer when they attended the courses at the first UCCS STEM Academy, sponsored by Northrop Grumman. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.



Junior Grady Gosselin attended both the robotics and rocketry track at UCCS. The idea behind the robotics course was to understand how we are using robots more in daily life.



“Technically our iPhones are robots because…

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Engineering Experience Fuels SMHS Senior's Passion for Chemistry

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 12:59pm 0 Comments

Some students see summer as a time to take a break from academics. But for Sarah Burns, a senior at St. Mary’s High School, the chance to spend a week at the National Youth Leadership Forum on Engineering and Technology Experience at the University of California, Berkeley seemed like the perfect way to spend her summer.



Burns has a passion for chemistry that has only been fueled by the challenging courses and tests she experienced in the last year. So she jumped at the chance to…

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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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