St. Mary's Catholic School
218 W. Washington Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740-4765
301-733-1184 | email

Challenging the Mind - Living the Faith

Race 4 Technology 2018

St. Mary Catholic School offers a competitive and forward thinking technology initiative to students.  Currently, students in grades 3-8 have access to an iPad on a 1:1 basis and grades K-2 share  a mobile cart.  SMCS implemented its iPad program in 2013. Approximately, 150 Pads are currently in circulation at SMCS.  Moving into the future, our 1:1 program is introducing Google Chromebooks to the curriculum. These Chromebooks will move on with the student until ultimately being property of the student upon graduation. Although iPads are very intuitive and beneficial to younger grades using more app driven activities, Chromebooks offer our older grades greater productivity.  Access to Google Drive  allows students to create full documents, spreadsheets, or presentations. Ultimately, our students will have exposure to both devices, offering a well-rounded foundation for their future. St. Mary Catholic School students will be participating in our Race 4 Technology on May 10, 2018.  Funds raised in support of this event will be used to support our existing 1:1 iPad program, kick off our new Google Chromebook initiative, and replace older model SMART Boards in classrooms. Take a step today towards the future of technology at SMCS: Pledge Form_2018 Online giving can be arranged through St. Mary Parish at https://www.osvonlinegiving.com/39. Please select Race 4 Technology from the list of funds. (Please scroll down to the bottom of the list of giving options. Race 4 Technology is the last...

SMCS Art Exhibit and Reception at WCMFA

ST. MARY CATHOLIC SCHOOL EXTENDS INVITATION TO UPCOMING ART EXHIBIT AND RECEPTION HAGERSTOWN, MD – St. Mary Catholic School extends an invitation to the community to attend their 4th annual Art Exhibit and Reception at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts on March 6, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Each student will have a piece of their artwork showcased for the evening. SMCS will also have an entire corridor of artwork on display for one month. Light refreshments will be served during the event. In the past few months, students in Kindergarten through 8th grade have explored the history and techniques of various artists including Georgia O’Keefe, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, Paul Klee, Maude Lewis, James Rizzi, Claude Monet, and Eric Carle. This exploration provided the strong foundation for the students to express themselves in their artwork which will be on display. Mrs. Renken is proud of the partnership between the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and St. Mary Catholic School. In addition to this wonderful art exhibit, all students take 2 tours per year with hands on activities in the afternoon. Mrs. Stacey Renken is in her 4th year as the art teacher for grades Pre-K through 8 at St. Mary Catholic School.  She graduated from Shepherd University with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education. She is a graduate of both St. Mary Catholic School and St. Maria Goretti High School. Learn more about St. Mary Catholic School at www.stmarycatholicschool.org. St. Mary Catholic School is located in Hagerstown and serves students in grades...

Community Care Drive

Get in the Spirit of Catholic Schools Week and support St. Mary Catholic School’s COMMUNITY CARE DRIVE to benefit REACH Food/Beverage: Cereal, Sugar, Creamer Paper Products: Napkins, Toilet Paper Personal Care: Individual sized shampoo, Deodorant, Men’s shoes or boots size 10—14, Nail Clippers, Heavy Winter Gloves/Work Gloves, Bath Towels (new items only please) Due to an abundance of supply: NO conditioner or body soap, NO toothbrushes, NO mittens or knitted gloves please ***Drive Dates: January 23— February 7*** In loving memory of Sister Mary Corda, a Dedicated REACH Volunteer Participating students may come Out of Uniform on Tuesday, February 13th. TAG Day Theme: Valentine’s...

SMCS students collect donations to support Doey’s House

HAGERSTOWN, MD – St. Mary Catholic School students brought in monetary donations for a TAG day on October 27, 2017 in support of Doey’s Hospice House of Washington County. Students who participated were allowed to dress out of uniform. Students were asked to wear colors in support of all types of cancer. A total of $223.66 was collected by SMCS students. Monthly TAG days are held where the students may come out of uniform dressed in the theme of the month for a contribution to a worthy cause. TAG days are organized by our student council members. HWC has been offering high quality end-of-life care for over 37 years. The organization serves their patients wherever they live through an interdisciplinary approach to each individual and family. However, sometimes the option of staying in their home is not viable when pain and symptoms need to be managed at a more intense level of care for a period of time; a hospice house is the perfect option. At present, those needing or wanting a hospice house setting for this pain and symptom management have only one option – to leave the county. This led HWC to build Doey’s House, a 12-bed inpatient hospice house that will provide general inpatient, respite services and short-term residential care for hospice patients right here in Washington County (http://hospiceofwc.org/doeys-house/). Learn more about St. Mary Catholic School at www.stmarycatholicschool.org. St. Mary Catholic School is located in Hagerstown and serves students in grades...

SMCS named 2017 National Blue Ribbon School

SMCS NAMED 2017 NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE! HAGERSTOWN, MD – St. Mary Catholic School (SMCS) received notification earlier in the afternoon that they were named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. The National Blue Ribbon program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that are either academically superior or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement to high levels. SMCS was recognized as an Exemplary High Performing School. The designation is the highest academic honor bestowed upon a school by the U.S. Department of Education. To be eligible to apply as an Exemplary High Performing School, SMCS students had to perform in the top 15% of the nation in reading and mathematics as measured by a nationally normed test in the most recent year tested. Having met the eligibility requirement as a private school, SMCS then had to be nominated by the Council for American Private Education (CAPE) by meeting CAPE’s stringent criteria for recognition. A school must have a strong curricular program and a school culture that supports and engages families and the community. SMCS met all the requirements and now has received national recognition. They were one of only 342 schools across the nation and one of only 50 private schools in the entire nation to receive this prestigious award. Mrs. Patricia A. Mc. Dermott, Principal, and Mrs. Mary K. Barger, a middle school teacher who serves as test Coordinator, will be attending the awards ceremony on November 6 and 7 in Washington, D.C. The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education will present SMCS with a plaque and a 2017...

Mark Your Calendars for the Rosary Congress!

St. Mary’s (parish) will be the regional host for the Rosary Congress from October 7th through October 13th. The Rosary Congress will honor the 100th anniversary of the Blessed Mother’s appearance to the children of Fatima. The Rosary Congress consists of round the clock Eucharistic Adoration at St. Mary’s and recitation of the Rosary on the hour. At the 3:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. hours the Divine Mercy Chaplet will follow the Rosary. Join us and sign up here!  ...