We are blessed to have a FULL TIME School Counselor!

My name is Alexis Garcia and I am the first ever school counselor at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School.  I am bilingual (English/Spanish).  Originally from the Midwest, most recently, Kansas City, I am excited to be living in the Pacific Northwest!  I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology/Sociology from McPherson College and my Master of Arts degree in Counseling & Guidance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  This is my seventh year as a certified school counselor. My experience so far at SMM so far has been very rewarding.  I provide individual, academic and social/emotional counseling, as well ...

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Meet our Diversified Learning Specialist!

My name is Rachel Scherger and I am the Diversified Learning Specialist at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School.  The Diversified Learning Specialist at St. Mary Magdalen school serves all students Preschool – 8th grade.  I work with teachers in the classroom to vary instruction to meet all ability levels and various learning styles in the classroom.  I also handle Academic Plans for students who have specific learning needs and diagnoses. Every day I have the most amazing opportunity to work with all students grades pre k – 8, year after year.  I get to meet them as a kindergarten student ...

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Introducing our 2017 Distinguished Graduate, Sara Bayless da Costa

You are invited to our 2017 Distinguished Graduate Assembly on Thursday, February 2nd at 1:45 in the church.  Sara Bayless da Costa('04) is a gifted speaker and you will, without a doubt, be inspired! Sara (Hogenson) Bayless da Costa is an alumna from SMM (2004) and Archbishop Murphy High School (2008). She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Design from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. In 2015, she married UW alum and sweetheart of 6 years, Jacob Bayless da Costa at St. Joseph Church, Seattle where they share their love of music through ...

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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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As we begin this Advent season, it is a great time to stop and reflect upon our lives and our relationship with God. It is also an important time to reflect upon the example we set for our children as teachers and as parents. The season of Advent grants us a wonderful opportunity to stop and prepare ourselves. In fact, the season calls for it. As many of you know, the word advent means “coming” or “arrival”. Since the arrival is weeks away, the season implies a waiting period, and anything we are waiting for requires preparation. Parents and educators ...

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Día de los Muertos

The Day of the Dead, which dates back to Pre-Columbian times, honors the mysteries of life and death, through both celebration and reverence. Every year from November 1-2, both Mexicans and people around the world honor their loved ones with offerings or ofrendas displayed on colorful altars decorated with pictures, bright flowers, candles, and their favorite foods and beverages. (Google) Our St. Mary Magdalen school community kicked off the Day of the Dead on November 1st with an all-school assembly which highlighted the history and tradition of this Mexican celebration.  Many individual classes came to the main office area to see the ofrenda up close and hear ...

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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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