Horsemen Highlights for week of May 15-19
Celebrate Seniors and 8th Graders:
What a beautiful time of the year! There is always so much going on as we come to the end of a busy and productive school year, but the joy of celebrating with our students as they prepare to transition to the next level on their educational journey.
On Wed., May 17 at 9:30 AM, in the Tipton Center we will be celebrating the Seniors with a student body Mass. Later that evening at 6:30 pm we honor the Seniors in a Recognition Ceremony.
On Thurs., May 18 at 6:30 PM, please join us in honoring the Class of 2027 for the Eighth Grade Recognition Ceremony. Parents/Guardians of 8th grade students, please check your email for more information. If you did not receive the information, please email Ms. Larson at [email protected] and she will share the details with you.
On Fri., May 19th at 10:00 AM, Seniors graduate at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Though entrance is by ticket only, you can still enjoy the celebration through a livestream. Please use the following link to join us virtually at: SMHS Graduation Livestream (this link is also posted on the school website calendar item for graduation).
SENIOR info: All accounts with the school need to be cleared in order for each Senior to receive his/her diploma. Please make sure all business accounts are cleared with our business office and library books returned to the library.
Registration- Complete your Enrollment Contract for the 23/24 school year today! Instructions can be found online at 184121-87c30d0f-4259-49cd-b06c-2c637bde2de8.pdf (edl.io). Registration allows Mr. Armijo to start scheduling classes.
Financial Aid- Please double check your financial aid applications to assure they are complete and verified. To be “verified” means BLACKBAUD FINANCIAL AID MANAGEMENT has received ALL necessary documentation to confirm the details of the application. Any applications with an "open" or "on hold" status will not be considered.
Student Council Announcement: Any current 8th-11th grader who is interested in being in Student Council will need to look at their grade level Google Classroom page and look for an announcement from Ms. Cortez. It has been decided that instead of students voting for the candidate of their choice, we will be having those who are interested, apply and be interviewed. The current 8th-10th grade can apply for a Class Representative position and 4 will be chosen from each grade. They will be chosen based on their interview. Their interview will be based on how they answer the questions from their application, as well as their resume. There will be a workshop for how to make a resume and cover letter during both JH and SH lunch next Tuesday the 16th and Thursday the 18th. Current juniors are the only ones who will be allowed to apply for the following positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Public Relations Director. More information about these positions is on the grade level Google Classroom page. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Cortez ([email protected]).
Band Achievements: The following band students performed for judges at the solo/ensemble festival on May 6th:
Jacob Padilla (7th grade)--- rated Excellent
Jared Elledge (10th grade)---Excellent Plus
Adam Quintana (10th grade)---Excellent Plus
Ryker Watson (7th grade)---Superior
Grade 7-11 End of Year Notes:
Exams and Cafeteria Food Service- The exam days schedules for May 22-25 are posted on the school website calendar. There will be no food service in the cafeteria that week, the last day of food service will be Thurs., May 18. We are grateful for our cafeteria caterers, Puerto Peñasco Restaurant, and all the good work they consistently provide for us in the cafeteria daily and for special events on campus.
Chromebook Return- Parents, we are in the final stretch. Please remember that we begin collecting chromebooks from our 7-11th graders the week of May 22nd. Please see the Chromebook Return Procedures for the schedule and times.
Library Books- Any library books students checked out need to be returned by Mon., May 15.
Summer “Camp Horseman”: St. Michael's High School offers the best and most affordable summer camps for kids entering grades 1 - 9. Registration for Camp Horsemen 2023 is now live at Horsemen Camp 2023 - Camp Horsemen - St. Michael's High School (stmichaelssf.org).
Ready for ordering: Yearbooks can be ordered online at: https://yearbookforever.com/schools/saint_michael_junior_senior_high_school_buy_yearbook_330693/rbl3iJewNde7W0p46i5OuhtO
2023-2024 Student Parent Handbook Updates:
Attendance: At last week’s Parent Club meeting, the assembled group gave input to the attendance policy being developed. The faculty will have a chance to also provide input this coming week at the faculty meeting.
Parents Club News:
The SMHS Parents Club would like to welcome the newly elected Officers for the 2023-2024 School Year.
President Patrick Salas
Vice President: Elizabeth Knowlton
Treasurer: Tanya Clokey
Secretary: Sonya Martinez
Congratulations! We are looking forward to an exciting new year! If you would like to become involved in the SMHS Parents Club please email: [email protected] or contact Annette Legits, Parent Relations at [email protected].
We would also like to extend our appreciation to Brian Gutierrez for all his efforts and sense of humor and involving our parents in continuing to support our students and St. Michael’s Community.
Banquet of Champions- Congratulations to all our State Champions!
This is a friendly reminder to fill out the invitation form and RSVP for the Banquet of Champions dinner to be held on May 25th. Please return the form with payment in a sealed envelope to the SM Alumni Association or email: [email protected].
Welcome Home Alumni! As graduates of SMHS you are invited to attend your Class Reunion! We are celebrating (dates also posted on the school website calendar):
Class of 1973 -50th year Reunion 10/20-21
Class of 1983-40th year Reunion 10/14 (Homecoming)
Class of 1993 -30th year Reunion 9/2-3
Class of 2003-20th year Reunion (tbd)
Class of 2013-10th year Reunion 11/11
For information regarding your reunion please email: Annette Legits, Alumni Relations ([email protected]).[email protected] Please spread the word to your classmates!