Staff News

Dear Maggie – May 16, 2024

Maggie’s got big plans over the Summer – and they involve TV. Not watching it – being on it! She plans to be the ultimate game show contestant, and since this is the last official newsletter for this school year, she plans to take full advantage of her early exit. So, this is goodbye until August – or as they say in television, that’s a wrap!

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CRE Update 05-16-24

This week our 4th grade students went to do service at Tower Grove Park. They did a great job living out the Catholic Social Teaching tenet of caring for God’s creation! 

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CIDE Update 05-16-24

Don’t forget to join us tomorrow morning for the final I&D Meeting of the School year – in the Teacher’s Lounge.

In today’s CIDE update, Mr. Shorter uses the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a quote attributed to her, to remind us the importance of slowing down and taking the time to learn from those around us.

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Curriculum Corner 05-16-24

Each week, we will be highlighting the amazing and wonderful things that are happening in our classrooms and grade levels…

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Dear Maggie – May 9, 2024

This week, Maggie reaches out to rescue a school Mom with a titanic dilemma – she’s sunk when it comes to handling more in May (and no, it’s not because of all of this rain!) Maggie votes for a little focus on the School Board election, and assures her that she’s not all wet if she just moves onto Summer vacation now, and let’s the rest of it go.

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Curriculum Corner 05-09-24

The 7th Grade class has been busy this Spring… Science, History, ELA, and LOTS of Electives have been at the forefront.

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CIDE Update 05-09-24

The school’s celebration of the SMOS ‘No Place For Hate’ program, sponsored by the Student Diversity Council, has been a great success this week. Themes have included Motivate Monday, Together Tuesday, Welcoming Wednesday, and Thankful Thursday.

In today’s CIDE update, Mr. Shorter uses a quote from Venerable Pierre Toussaint to remind us that in a society that encourages personal gain, we as followers of Christ, have an obligation to help the poor.

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CRE Update 05-09-24

Last week many of our SMOS students received the sacrament of Confirmation. Part of their preparation involved writing a letter to Archbishop Rozanski, Fr. John, Mr. Schmidt, or myself.

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Dear Maggie – May 2, 2024

In this week’s column, Maggie promises not to deny service to a parental techie who wants her to download the deets about Dragon’s Grove 2.0. The answer is as simple as ABC, but explaining this alpha-bet soup to a beta-loving dad proves that Maggie can put the AI in sAInt!

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Curriculum Corner 05-02-24

Lots going on in Sixth Grade this week! Sixth graders play cards to practice their math and work on building their own helicopters as part of their studies on the Renaissance and Leonardo da Vinci. And in Science, they’re working on a live broadcast project as part of their unit on weather and climate – plus recording data for a published paper.

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CRE Update 05-02-24

Happy May! Traditionally we celebrate Mary throughout the month of May. Have you thought about how you would like to celebrate with your family this year? Read on for some ideas…

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CIDE Update 05-02-24

Remember that next week, May 6-10, St. Margaret of Scotland will be participating in the “No Place for Hate” program – which was created by the Anti-Defamation League and promotes school culture, anti-bullying, and inclusivity. Mr. Shorter has planned the week with his Student Diversity Council. Themes will include Motivate Monday, Together Tuesday, Welcoming Wednesday, Thankful Thursday, and Field Day Friday.

In today’s CIDE update, Mr. Shorter gives more detail about this important spirit week, and also provides some insight thanks to none other than The Rock, on the motivating factors of adversity.

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CRE Update 04-25-24

This week our students talked a lot about how to be good stewards of our Earth. God created such a beautiful gift for us – we are called to love and care for it!

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Dear Maggie – April 25, 2024

Maggie’s column is usurped today by her trusty admin, Gen (as in St. Genesius, the patron saint of secretaries), who has an axe to grind with our Ms. Maggie (which has nothing to do with the rumors of his beheading!) It appears that Gen was all-but-forgotten yesterday for Administrative Professionals Day – and he wants to make sure that we all didn’t lose our heads and forget to thank Chris Stephens & Jennifer Shearer for everything they do around the school!

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Curriculum Corner 04-25-24

Not only did the 5th Graders perform in the Dancing Classrooms competition this week – they also discovered a lot about ecosystems using their class terrariums AND put on their teacher hats to educate their classmates about the Civil War. Phew!

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CIDE Update 04-25-24

We at St. Margaret have been an active participant in the No Place for Hate program for the past few years. This year we will celebrate the program with a weeklong spirit week. This spirit week will take place May 6th- May 10th. In today’s CIDE update from Coordinator of Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity – Corey Shorter, we learn about No Place For Hate – and get more insight into the “disease of hate” from a quote by India Arie.

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Dear Maggie – April 18, 2024

The hills are alive with the sounds of… Beyonce?!? In this week’s column, Maggie steps in to sashay a Mom confused about the Family Dance into the right tempo. Maggie’s here with all the deets before you can say so long, farewell!

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CIDE Update 04-18-24

In today’s CIDE update from Coordinator of Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity – Corey Shorter, we learn about Charles Darwin and the need AND importance of being able to adapt – not only to our surroundings, but to God’s will for us.

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CRE Update 04-18-24

Have you been to one of our class Masses lately??? On the third weekend of each month, a different grade level is celebrated at the 10:00am on Sunday mornings. Join our kindergarteners at 10:00 Mass this Sunday! Looking for another incentive to go to Mass this weekend? Two of our 7th graders will be receiving sacraments at that Mass. One of our 7th graders will be baptized, and he will be joined by another 7th grader in receiving First Communion. Please pray for these two students and for all who will be receiving sacraments in the weeks to come!

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Curriculum Corner 04-18-24

Lots of exciting stuff going on in 4th Grade the past couple of weeks! The work in the classrooms have been focused heavily on everything earth-related. And yesterday, a group of students were the subject of an coming story by KMOV Channel 4.

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