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Salmon eggs are HERE!

"Salmon are among the oldest natives of the Pacific Northwest, and over millions of years they learned to inhabit and use nearly all the region’s freshwater, estuarine and marine habitats. …From a mountaintop where an eagle carries a salmon carcass to feed its young, out to the distant oceanic waters of the California Current and the Alaska Gyre, the salmon have penetrated the Northwest to an extent unmatched by any other animal. They are like silver threads woven deep into the fabric of the Northwest Ecosystem."

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Math Club receives SPEEA grant

Thanks to the great work of our parents, Phuong Tran and Elizabeth Rusch-Franck, SMM's Math club received a $250 grant.  Funds will be used towards supplies and competition costs for the participants.

Thank you SPEEA!

What is SPEEA: "The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001 is a professional labor union representing more than 24,000 engineers, technical workers and other professionals in the aerospace industry." To raise awareness and encourage the next generation of engineers and technical workers, the SPEEA Northwest Council provides grants to programs related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through grants. To learn ...

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NEW after school STEM program!

St. Mary Magdalen parents club has brought an after school Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program to our school. This opportunity is currently available to twenty, 4th grade students but we hope to expand its reach in the future. This after school program was developed by Washington Alliance for Better Schools (WABS) and Boeing Corporation.  Boeing volunteers, mostly engineers, work with students on a number of science based projects.  These projects stimulate students’ creative thinking, active learning and social interaction. It also empowers students to develop their own ideas to solve problems, develop team skills and inspire curiosity in human-science-technology fields.  It might ...

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Our New Learning Lab & Library Transformation

At last year's auction our goal was to fully fund a new learning lab within our current library and to update the library space along with it.  We successfully raised $26,300 in addition to a very generous in-kind gift from Gaffney Construction to make this dream possible. Our NEW learning lab is located in the heart of the school and will be run by our truly amazing Diversified Learning Specialist, Rachel Scherger.  Rachel works with students in grades K-8 providing academic support and developing modifications for successful learning.  In the past, Rachel worked all over the building including halls and offices.  Now, ...

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Our NEW Partnership with The University of Notre Dame

It is official...we are partners with The University of Notre Dame and the Alliance for Catholic Education! Mr. Cunningham (Principal) and Kristin Moore (Development Director) spent a week at ND actively learning strategies for enrollment, retention, fundraising and accessibility particularly in the area of Latino outreach.  We will have a mentor principal visiting in October to check in on our progress and planning.  In February, Mr. Cunningham will be attending a follow up meeting in Scottsdale, AZ.  What is so amazing is that we were one of 28 schools selected nationwide to participate in this program.  SMM is ...

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