First Day of School
Wednesday, August 21 is the first day of classes. The first middle school class will begin at 8:10am and the last class will end at 3:15pm.
Orientation sessions for 6th -8th grade
We ask that students and parents in grades 6-8 attend either of two Orientation sessions: Monday, August 19 at 4 p.m., or Tuesday, August 20 at 6 p.m. in the Callaway Library. We will cover the same information at both sessions, and the sessions are not grade-specific—please attend the one that is most convenient for you. Each will last for about an hour.We will be talking about the social-emotional learning program called Developmental Designs that we use in Adviser Group (view a brief video on social-emotional learning); the ins-and-outs of our food service; our mobile phone and laptop policies; and of course answering your questions.Orientation session and move-in for 5th grade
5th grade students and parents should plan to attend a welcome and orientation session with Mrs. Schultz on Tuesday, August 20 at 4 p.m. in room 21. Please watch for more information from her.Lockers
All 7th and 8th graders will have a locker in the Middle School area (5th and 6th graders have individual cubbies in their classrooms). Lockers are assigned randomly. 7th and 8th graders can stop by school to get their locker information and move in at these times:
Monday, August 19: anytime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m or following the Orientation
Tuesday, August 20: between 5 and 6 p.m.
6th grade move-in
6th graders can stop by between 3 - 4 p.m. on either Monday, August 19 or Tuesday, August 20 to drop off books and supplies. Mr. Ward and Mr. Pederson will be in touch via e-mail with more information about what to expect during the first few days of school.
Click here to see a list of needed supplies for the year.
Laptop computers for 6th-8th grade
St. Mary’s uses a “Bring Your Own Device” technology model, and 6th-8th grade students are required to bring a laptop computer to school each day.
PE clothes for 6th-8th grade
Students in grades 6-8 are required to wear a uniform for PE. If you haven't already purchased a uniform, please take a few moments to order shorts and a shirt through our online vendor. In order to have your clothes by the first day of classes, please place your order as soon as possible. In addition to PE clothes, the online store also features a wide selection of Crusader wear, including sweatshirts and t-shirts. Clothing orders will be delivered at school.
Summer reading for current 5th-7th graders
Please click here for information about our summer reading program and to see the summer reading book list. Happy reading!
Next-year schedules for current 5th-7th graders
Class schedules for next school year will be available in mid-July. Please feel free to email me if you have questions about the scheduling process, change requests, etc.
ALEKS access during the summer for current 6th-8th graders
ALEKS accounts are accessible to you during the summer. This is a great tool to help you keep your math skills sharp.