Since the beginning of the school year, we have made it a point to remind our students on a daily basis to “make good choices.” We have great kids at our school and the vast majority of our kids do make good choices. They are choosing to be kind, respectful, and inclusive with each other. They are choosing to complete their assignments, conduct themselves appropriately in the classroom, be present, and get to each class on time. We do have a handful of students though who are still working to get to this point. With both the support of the school and the support at home, we can get our students who are struggling in these areas on the right track.
I am very proud of our students and how well they conduct themselves in the community whether on service-learning projects, on field trips, or performing throughout the city. I have received many compliments on how kind, respectful, and courteous our students are. Our Lasallian Core Principles are more and more evident in their actions both on and off campus. This is a testament to the efforts of our parents and guardians at home.
We have made it a priority to ensure student safety on our campus. This week our faculty and staff completed critical incident and lock down training. We are making sure our campus is as secure as possible. We will take any threats to the school very seriously whether implied, intended, or made in jest, including on social media. We ask our students and our community to please say something if they hear or see something.
As always, we appreciate your support of St. Michael’s High School. Your efforts help make our school the great school that it is. Go Horsemen!
Yours in Christ,
Martin C. Sandoval, Principal
Student artwork of St. Michael.
Message from the Deans:
Today is the end of the fifth week of school. Please check OnBoard for your students grades and attendance. We ask that you assist us in having a conversation about the importance of improving and maintaining grades.
As you may have heard, Covid cases are on the rise throughout the country. Please adhere to the best practices administered by the CDC and the NMDOH. You can find more information 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.
Mark your calendars parents! The New Mexico Higher Education Department is hosting a college fair for Juniors and Seniors on September 28th from 1:00-2:15.
Indiana University Bloomington will be on our campus during senior high lunch on September 18th.
Mr. Gallegos will be hosting two weekly resume workshops starting Mondays after school at 3:45 and Thursdays during senior high lunch for the remainder of the semester.
All seniors should have received an email from Mr. Gallegos regarding their Naviance accounts. Please email Mr. Gallegos [email protected] if there are any questions.
Senior Ring Mass- On Tuesday, September 26th we will celebrate our first school mass honoring our seniors. Parents are welcome to attend the mass to celebrate with their seniors.
In order to give families an opportunity to continue celebrating this special occasion, seniors are excused from attending classes after Mass. This celebration may include siblings who properly go through the check-out procedures in the office. However, this does not include students who may be extended family or family friends.
Mass Schedule Tuesday Sept 26th-
Mass Schedule (40-minute classes)
Zero Hour Warning 7:25
Zero Hour 7:30-8:20
1st Period 8:25-9:10
2nd Per./Mass 9:15-11:15
3rd Period 11:20-12:00
JH LUNCH 12:00-12:40
SH 4th Period 12:05-12:45
SH LUNCH 12:45-1:30
JH 4th Period 12:45-1:25
5th Period 1:30-2:10
6th Period 2:15-2:55
7th Period 3:00-3:40
7th - 10th grade- Mass Days designated on the school calendar as “Mass Dress” are for more formal occasions that require students to dress up in an appropriate way. Students are to remain in the following “professional” dress code from the time they arrive on campus until dismissal.
Juniors and Seniors- in Special Dress: previously referred to as Sunday Best. For girls this includes the option of different tops, button up shirts, vests, dresses and skirts with modest necklines and length of skirts and dresses no shorter than just above the knees. Also dresses and tops must cover the shoulders. For males, this includes dress pants, button up shirt and a tie, or a full suit.
- Denim clothing, such as pants or shorts, will not be allowed.
- No denim skirts, polos, crop pants, shorts, jeans, sweatshirts, and colored t-shirts/camisoles.
- Tucked in, dress shirt in white, light blue, long- or short-sleeved, with embroidered St. Michael’s logo.
- If an undershirt is worn, it must be white.
- A necktie (including bolo or bow tie) worn as designed.
- Dress pants or slacks.
- If pants have belt loops, a simple black or brown belt must be worn. Belts must have a simple buckle and may not have protruding studs or harmful objects. Ties, scarves, and sashes may not be worn as belts.
- Required to wear a tucked-in dress shirt and tie.
- Sweaters may be worn over as outerwear with the SMHS logo.
Meeting Schedule Thursday Sept 28th-
Meeting Schedule (45-minute classes)
Zero Hour Warning 7:25
Zero Hour 7:30-8:20
1st Period 8:25-9:10
2nd Period 9:15-10:00
3rd Period 10:05-10:50
JH LUNCH 10:50-11:40
SH 4th Period 10:55-11:40
SH LUNCH 11:40-12:25
JH 4th Period 11:40-12:25
5th Period 12:30-1:15
6th Period 1:20-2:05
7th Period 2:10-2:55
Senior Retreat- On Wednesday, the Senior Class participated in the annual Senior Retreat. Throughout the day, students alternated between whole and small group activities and team building experiences, where problem solving together was part of the fun.
Seniors participated in small team building activities during Senior Retreat.
The Cheer team participated in a competition camp in which Molly Knowlton received the “Golden Bow”. This award is given for showing a great attitude, working hard and providing great feedback.
The Cheer Team is all smiles at competition.
Molly Knowlton proudly displays her “Golden Bow” award.
Each year, St. Michael’s High School raises thousands of dollars to support a variety of school initiatives to improve your student’s experience on campus. A significant source of this fundraising is the annual raffle, and we need your support to make this a success! The general raffle is administered by the school through an electronic service to make the raffle process easier for the seller and donor.
The Spirit Shop Hours for the week of 9/25- 9/29 will be as follows:
San Miguel Chapel:
Please join the school in celebrating the Feast Day of San Miguel with the Barrio de Analco Festival and National Historic Plaque Installation at San Miguel Chapel on Saturday, September 30th and Sunday October 1st.
Please visit our website for a list of scheduled activities. Barrio De Analco Festival at San Miguel Chapel | St. Michael's High School (stmichaelssf.org)
Parents Association: Next General Meeting- The next General meeting will be TBD.
The Parents Association will be discussing planning their year's events. Please consider participating in a committee. We are looking forward to an exciting new year!
Parent Association: Twice is Nice & new “Proud Parent” Clothing Sales- The Parent’s Association is now selling their new “Proud Parent” Tee 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.
Parent Association: Concessions- The Parent’s Association needs your help with 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 General Meeting- The next General meeting will Wednesday, October 11th, 6:30pm
All Alumni and Parents/Guardians of Alumni are welcome. General Meetings will be held every other month on the second Wednesday in the SMHS Library. Please see the school website under the Alumni Tab for further meeting dates.
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.
Alumni Reunions- Please welcome back home the Classmates and their families as they celebrate their Reunions.
The Class of 2013 10 Year October 7th
The Class of 1983 40 Year October 14th Homecoming
The Class of 1973 50-year October 20th
“Once a Horsemen, Always a Horsemen!”
For information regarding the Alumni Association please contact: Annette Legits, Alumni Relations Coordinator, at [email protected] 505-466-5088.
Please save this newsletter as a resource for yourself and your students. Print it out and post it on your fridge as a quick reference for upcoming school events. Look for these newsletters on a weekly basis. This newsletter will not be your only source of school-related information. The Student and Parent Resources page on our website has been updated to be more responsive to parent and community needs. We will also be using Remind Communication to quickly, efficiently, and effectively send out school wide announcements. If you're not already familiar with Remind, it's a school communication tool that makes it easy to stay involved with your child's education and school activities. Join us on Remind now using code: @stmikeshs.
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