Daily Bulletin

St. Marys Jr/Sr High School exists to educate all students to be life-long learners and contributing members of society who will meet their responsibilities in an ever-changing world.

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September 21, 2023:

1/2 Student, 1/2 PD Friday, September 22nd is a 1/2 Student, 1/2 Professional Development day. Students will be released @ 11:45am.

Homecoming Week Activities Homecoming is next week. 

The spirit days are: Monday - Jersey Day, Tuesday - Dress Like a Younger You, Wednesday - I'd Rather Be..., Thursday - Rhyme without Reason, and Friday - Class color day. 

The hayrack ride and shaving cream fight will be Thursday, Sept 28th starting at 7pm. Due to the home junior high football game, the shaving cream fight will be behind the grade school on the West End of the field. The Hayrack ride will start on the west end of the High School parking lot. 

Ironman volleyball will be Friday, Sept 29th at 9 am at the SMHS gym. 

Powderpuff football will be at 10am at the SMHS FB field. 

Parade Line-up will begin at 12:30 in the park. The parade will begin at 1:30. 

The community pep rally will follow the parade at the SMHS FB Field at approximately 2 pm. The backup weather plan will be to have the pep rally in the SMHS main gym. 

Please follow the link for the full event schedule: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AzejY2UL0b25teIOiNDm0ViYPb8F4uoKVCsg1H41r04/edit?usp=sharing

JH Football JH Football @ Rock Creek on Thursday, September 21st @ 7:00pm. Transportation will leave @ 5:00pm.

JH Football JH football vs. Riley Co. on Thursday, September 28th @ 6:30pm. Gate: Students- $3.00 Adults- $3.00 Family Cap- $15.00

JH Volleyball--8th grade JH (8th) Volleyball @ Silver Lake on Saturday, September 23rd @ 8:00am. Transportation will leave @ 7:10am.

JH Volleyball--7th grade JH (7th) Volleyball @ Rossville on Saturday, September 23rd @ 8:00am. Transportation will leave @ 7:20am.

JH Volleyball JH volleyball @ Rossville on Monday, September 25th @ 4:30pm. Transportation will leave @ 3:50pm.

JH Volleyball JH volleyball vs. Riley Co on Thursday, September 28th @ 4:30pm. Gate: Students- $3.00 Adults- $3.00 Family Cap- $15.00

JH Cross Country JH cross country meet @ Royal Valley on Thursday, September 21st @ 4:00pm. Transportation will leave @ 1:50pm. Please release participants @ 1:35pm.

JH Cross Country JH Cross Country @ Horton on Thursday, September 28th @ 4:00pm. Transportation will leave @ 1:15pm. Please release participants @ 1:00pm.

JH Cross Country JH Cross Country @ Rock Creek on Tuesday, September 26th @ 4:00pm. Transportation will leave @ 2:15pm. Please release participants @ 2:00pm.

FBLA FBLA members. We will have our ice cream party on Monday, September 25th during 3rd flex. This is for everyone who has paid their dues and turned in their sign-up sheets, so get those turned in this week!

HS Football HS Football vs. Oskaloosa on Friday, September 22nd @ 7:00pm. Gate: $5.00 - Students; $5.00 - Adults; $25 - Family Cap. Baby Bears will perform @ this game.

HS Football-Homecoming HS football (Homecoming) vs. Valley Falls on Friday, September 29th @ 7:00pm. Gate: $5.00 - Students; $5.00 - Adults; $25 - Family Cap.

HS Cross Country HS Cross Country meet @ Royal Valley on Thursday, September 21st @ 5:00pm. Transportation will leave @ 1:50pm. Please release participants @ 1:35pm.

HS Varsity Volleyball HS varsity volleyball @ Tonganoxie on Saturday, September 23rd @ 8:00am. Transportation will leave @ 6:00am.

JV Football JV football @ Wabaunsee on Monday, September 25th @ 6:00pm. Transportation will leave @ 4:30pm.

HS Varsity Volleyball HS Varsity Volleyball @ Silver Lake on Saturday, September 30th @ 8:00am. Transportation will leave @ 7:00am.

HS Volleyball HS volleyball @ Wabaunsee on Tuesday, September 26th @ 5:00pm. Transportation will leave @ 3:20pm. Please release participants @ 3:05pm. Admission is $5 per person.

HS Cross Country HS Cross Country @ Horton on Thursday, September 28th @ 4:00pm. Transportation will leave @ 1:15pm. Please release participants @ 1:00pm.

HS JV Volleyball HS JV Volleyball @ Jeff West on Saturday, September 30th @ 8:00am. Transportation will leave @ 6:30am.

HS Girls Golf HS girls golf @ Council Grove on Thursday, September 21st @ 3:00pm. Transportation will leave @ 1:00pm. Please release participants @ 12:45pm.

HS Girls JV Golf HS JV girls golf @ Jeff West on Wednesday, September 27th @ 1:00pm. Transportation will leave @ 11:15am. Please release participants to eat lunch @ 10:30am.

FCCLA Leadership Summit FCCLA Leadership Summit @ Meriden. Transportation will leave @ 7:00am.

Football Pink Night Bear Wear Oct 13th, 2023 The Bears Football is having Pink Night. We are offering Bear Wear for that game. $4.00 OF EVERY ITEM SOLD WILL GO TO JULIE BISWELL AND HER LAST WALK FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS! Orders Due 9/29/2023. If interested fill out the google doc attached. Payment can be made to Misty Rezac or Kristen Birch. Thank you for your support against Breast Cancer! Breast Cancer Awareness (google.com)

Bear Wear Store https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/kansas/saintmarys/saint-marys-high-school

Caring Excellence Scholarship 2023 for nursing students KURU Footwear is excited to announce our $1,000 Path to Caring Excellence Scholarship 2023 for nursing students! We'd love for you to share this scholarship opportunity with your students. All essay submissions must be submitted through the online form included in the application, here: https://www.kurufootwear.com/pages/scholarship Eligibility Requirements: To participate in the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria: Be a US citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States Be an incoming undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior entering the Spring 2024 semester Have a minimum 2.5 GPA Pursuing a degree in nursing Be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university for the Spring 2024 semester Submit a 300–400 word essay answering the following question: “What inspires you to pursue a career in nursing, and how do you envision making a positive impact in the healthcare field? The scholarship application deadline is Friday, December 15th 2023. The winner will be announced after January 5th, 2024, and the scholarship will be applied to the 2024 Spring semester. We would be honored if you could let your students know of this opportunity and possibly include us on your scholarship resource page: http://www.usd321.com/schools/smhs/guidance-counselor.html

Kansas Buffalo Association Scholarship Here is information for a scholarship the Kansas Buffalo Association is offering. I have attached the scholarship application, which will soon be available from the website: https://www.kansasbuffalo.org/kba-scholarship.cfm The Kansas Buffalo Association is offering a $1000 scholarship to a high school senior or first-year college freshman who is involved in raising bison and/or is planning to pursue a career in an agriculturally related field. The KBA invites interested applicants to complete an application, provide one letter of reference and submit a 500-word essay outlining their relationship/interest in bison and why he/she should receive the scholarship. KBA members may act as sponsors to qualify family, friends or a member of a local school or county ag-related organization (FFA, 4H, etc.) for this scholarship. Applications and supporting materials are due by Oct. 13, 2023. The scholarship will be awarded at the Kansas Buffalo Association Sale in Salina, Kan., on Dec. 2, 2023. Either the recipient or his/her designate must be present to accept the scholarship and have a picture taken with representatives from the sponsoring organization. The successful applicant will be notified by mid-November. Questions? Please contact Kevin Leslie at 913-908-7520 or e-mail KevinELeslie@gmail.com.

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship: Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. 500 four-year scholarships will be distributed. 480 of these scholarship will be worth $4,000. 20 Scholarships will be worth $30,000. Eligibility: Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks. High school graduates are not eligible to apply. Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify. To Apply: https://aim.applyists.net/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fElksMVS Deadline: November 13, 2023

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Kaw Valley USD 321

St. Marys Jr/Sr High
601 East Lasley Street
St. Marys, Kansas 66536

Kerry Lacock

Building Administrator:
Adam Hurla

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director:
Myron Flax

Administrative Assistants:
Stacey Reiners
Meagan Spradling

Local Phone: 785.437.6257

Toll Free: 877.825.2823

Fax: 785.437.3460


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In accordance with school regulations, your child will receive a limited dental screening by a licensed dental professional through the school.  This year, screenings will be performed on Friday September 29, 2023. This will be done by taking three non-identifying photos of your student’s mouth, which will be evaluated by a Kansas licensed dentist.  A report will be sent home with your student or emailed to you.  This dental screening does not replace the need for a regular examination by a dentist, but it may help identify any obvious dental problems to bring to your attention.  No identifying information about your student will be used in this process. If you choose to opt out of this free dental screening, please fill out the opt out form below:


Melissa Mitchell, BSN, RN

Kaw Valley Health Services 

USD 321 Lead Nurse

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