Horsemen Highlights for week of November 13 - November 17, 2023
With winter weather approaching, there will be a probability of delay days and/or school cancellation days due to snow and ice. St. Michael’s high school will follow the SFPS delay and cancellation announcements with a separate Remind notification coming to you directly from our school. If we deviate from a SFPS announcement, we will send out a Remind specifically indicating so.
Final exams will be the week of December 11th. Click HERE for the complete final exam schedule. Not counting Thanksgiving break, there are only three more weeks of school left before finals. It is absolutely imperative that students complete any missing assignments and prepare adequately well ahead of time for final exams.Students who are struggling should be seeking extra help from their teachers and may also take advantage of peer tutoring. Final exams count for twenty percent of the grade in each class and really need to be taken seriously.
Congratulations also to our choral arts program and to our ten students who made All State. The choir had an amazing fall performance at the Cathedral on Wednesday and will also be performing at the Bataan Memorial for Veterans Day.
Congratulations to our girls soccer team on a great season making it to the state semifinals despite tremendous adversity. Let’s all come out in force to support football, cross country, and volleyball as they enter into state competition.
Yours in Christ,
Martin C. Sandoval, Principal
A Message From the Deans:
Just a reminder: any extended absences must be approved by Administration at least a week in advance. Forms can be requested through Ms. Margie at the front desk.
All outerwear MUST have a St. Michael's logo. Students are allowed to wear non-SMHS outerwear outside of the building during the school day but those items must be stored inside their lockers during class time.
St. Michael’s High School earned the AP School Honor Roll recognition with a Bronze award. Of the 15,150 eligible schools, 4,570 schools (30%) earned a place on the 2023 AP School Honor Roll. We are one of 14 schools in New Mexico to earn the AP School Honor Roll. We encourage our AP students to take the AP exam to gain an outlook on what to expect in college and to set a goal to finish their AP journey strong. Congratulations to our AP Students!
The deadline to register our AP students for the AP exam is November 15. Mr. Gallegos, academic and college/career counselor, has been working with the AP teachers and students to complete their registration.
Parents, we are three weeks away from semester exams. Please continue to check grades regularly on OnBoard and communicate with your students’ teachers. We are on a continuous grading schedule. This means that grades have continued since midterm progress reports.
The semester exam schedule is now available. Semester exams begin on Monday, December 11th and will run through December 15. Click HERE to see the schedule in its entirety.
Study Tips for Parents and Students:
Help your students with organization skills.
Have conversations with them about what they learned in each class.
Take some time to review with your students the material as they prepare for their exams.
Our meeting schedule continues on Tuesday, November 14. Release time is 2:55. Please make sure your students are picked up in a timely manner as teachers will be in meetings in the afternoon. The library and classrooms will be closed after school.
Please help us remind your students that they are expected to be prepared for class on a daily basis. This means attending class with appropriate materials, charged chromebooks, and cell phones in their backpacks.
Covid and flu season continue. Please adhere to the best practices administered by the CDC and the NMDOH. You can find more information regarding Covid by clicking HERE. For access to the Covid 19 Tool Kit click HERE. Refer to pages 11-12 for quick information on what to do with an exposure and a test result.
Band members Steven Archuleta and Adam Quintana made Regional Honor Band and will present a concert on Saturday, Nov 18 at Santa Fe High.
Congratulations to the following Choral Arts Students who were selected and performed for North Central New Mexico Music Educators Honor Choir 2023:
David Velasquez, Francesco Aimale, Dominic Serrano, Colten Saville, Issac Vincent, Alan Rosales, Charlie Ortiz, Lauren Patten, Elise Gutierrez, Katherine Garcia-Ortega, Ansley King, Molly Knowlton, Marissa Gallegos, Stephania Rivera-Rodriguez, Jane Erickson, Teresa Garcia-Ortega, Kiera Garcia, Jaslene Ramirez, Amy Hernandez, Brooklyn Moreno, Issac Rosales, Victor Corral, Mark Gallegos, Natania Garcia-Ortega, Jasmine Maturin, Amelia Padilla, Annelese Angelley, Amethyst Greigo, Isabella Santisevan
Join us for our Thanksgiving Prayer Service on Wednesday, November 15 at 9:30 a.m. in the Tipton Center as we gather to give thanks. During the holidays, we are mindful of those in need and will be taking up a collection of money to donate to the Food Depot. Your generosity will help provide food for families in need during the holidays.
November 15 is this Wednesday. This is another important college application deadline. Please reach out to Mr. Gallegos if you need any materials sent to colleges.
Rachel Garcia from the LANL Foundation spoke to our seniors on Thursday about the many scholarships they can receive for both two and four year education programs. Graduates from last year received a combined $25,000 in scholarships.
All Juniors should have access to their Naviance Accounts. Please make sure your students log in and verify their information. In Naviance they can take career interest tests and explore colleges they may be interested in attending.
A big congratulations to the Varsity Cross Country team’s performance at Districts. Here are the results:
Boys: Landen Sandoval 17:03, Jeremiah Rodriguez 17:57, Marcus Crockett 18:42, Marcus Gutierrez 22:21, Kalen Carloye 24:01
Girls: Chloe Grieco 19:38, Ansley King 23:33, Julianna McCabe 26:07, Ellie Musolf 28:51
For more information, click here:
For Sponsorship Opportunities or to purchase tickets please contact Ann Erickson [email protected] or visit https://www.stmichaelssf.org/apps/pages/archangelsgala
Next Parent Association General Meeting: November 14, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. in the SMHS Library
Parents Association: Twice is Nice and new Proud Parent Clothing - The Parent’s Association is now selling their new Proud Parent t- shirts and Twice is Nice School Uniform clothing in the Spirit Shop. If you would like to donate any of your St. Michael’s clothing, please bring them to the front office. The Parents Association will only accept school appropriate shirts, tees, sweaters, sweatshirts that are cleaned and gently used. No pants or shorts are accepted.
Concessions: The Parent’s Association needs your help with Concessions. Please the attached link to volunteer for the next Concessions:
The Proceeds from activities that raise funds such Twice is Nice and Concessions are redirected back to supporting students with Tuition Assistance. In addition, funds are raised to provide refillable drinking fountains, benches in the hallways, the foosball table, ping pong table and microwave ovens in the cafeteria. The Parent’s Association has also been instrumental in helping the SMHS administration complete remodeling projects around campus. If you would like to become involved in the SMHS Parents Association please contact: [email protected] or contact Annette Legits, Parent Relations Coordinator at [email protected] or 505-466-5088.
Alumni Brick Patio Capital Campaign - The Alumni Association has begun PHASE IV of the Brick Project! Please purchase a brick for the Alumni Patio overlooking the SMHS Football Field. See the school website under the Alumni Tab for further details. To order a brick please click on this website: https://www.bricksrus.com/donorsite/horsemenpatio
For information regarding the Alumni Association please contact: Annette Rivera-Legits, Alumni Relations Coordinator, at [email protected] 505-466-5088.