An exceptional couple of weeks!

October 5, 2018

We have had an exceptional couple of weeks here! School is in full swing and I wanted to take the opportunity to talk about some of the wonderful examples of community building that I have seen.

One of the first large-scale events we had this year was Orange Ruler. If you have not heard yet, this was the most successful Orange Ruler fundraising event we have had in history bringing in over $32,000! Please know how much we appreciate all of your efforts and the efforts of your students. This event was an incredible opportunity to build community and to celebrate the good work going on at our school.

I also had an opportunity to share a meal with several of our school families at the Spaghetti Dinner, hosted by our Parents Club. I was delighted by how well attended this event was and by how many parents took the opportunity to spend some after-hours time with each other and support this event.

On Wednesday, October 3rd, I had fun with our school families at the Skate Deck. This too was a wonderful success. It was a great crowd and yet another example of SMM building community.

On Friday, October 5th, I spent the day at Archbishop Murphy High School’s first annual Leadership Summit with our School Commissioners.  One of our continued initiatives is to build a closer relationship with Archbishop Murphy High School. The AMHS-ASB provided a wonderful learning workshop for our School Commissioners and challenged them to build the leadership capacity at our school. This continued partnership with AMHS will benefit all of our students and will offer a more seamless transition to high school for our graduates.

Our very popular Halloween Carnival is happening on October 26th.  It will be right here on campus. There is an amazing team of volunteers that have been working very hard on this event behind the scenes and I’m excited to experience my first SMM Halloween Carnival. I have had a sneak peek at some of the games the planning team has built and this event is shaping up to be exceptional.

All of these events illustrate to me why SMM is such a special community to be a part of. Many of our events would not happen without parent support and we appreciate all you do!

Community is one of the things that I think is unique about Catholic education. It is about bringing people together around a shared faith, a shared desire to improve the lives of others, and a commitment to share time and talent with one another. Thank you for helping make this opportunity possible.

David Ramseyer, Principal