St. Mary's Catholic School
218 W. Washington Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740-4765
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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!  ...

SMCS RUNNING TEAM PARTICIPATED IN 5K in WILLIAMSPORT

St. Mary Catholic School running team students participated in the 5K in Williamsport over Memorial Day weekend. The proceeds of the run went to help fund a WWII Memorial for the town. The coaches encouraged the kids to participate in this race for a few reasons, most especially to perform a civic duty for the Washington County community and help celebrate Memorial Day with a true purpose. After the race, the coaches asked their running friend, Gil Crumrine, to address the kids about the significance of this weekend.  Mr. Crumrine is a Vietnam Era veteran who shared with the kids his military responsibilities, answered questions from our runners (and parents), and told the kids the real meaning of Memorial Day (not just a long weekend). Mr. Crumrine’s children also attend St. Mary Catholic School....

Maryland BOOST Scholarship Program

Application Information BOOST is a State Maryland Program, enacted in 2016, to ensure lower-income students could afford the K-12 education best fit for their needs. BOOST provides scholarships to eligible students to enable them to attend a nonpublic school. Now in its second year, Maryland’s BOOST Scholarship Program will provide nearly $6 million in scholarships in the upcoming school year to eligible K-12 students toward tuition at a qualifying nonpublic school of their choice. Who’s eligible for a BOOST Scholarship? BOOST scholarship are available to public school students and current nonpublic school students whose family incomes is: • $30,044 or less for a family of 2 • $37,777 or less for a family of 3 • $45,510 or less for a family of 4 • $53,243 or less for a family of 5 Click here to APPLY TODAY! Applications due by June 15,...

Race 4 Technology

St. Mary Catholic School offers a competitive and forward thinking technology initiative to students.  Technology provides an avenue for communication, collaboration, problem solving, and efficiency. Our goal is to ultimately provide a one-to-one computing environment for all students. St. Mary Catholic School is working proactively to provide a competitive learning environment for our students with awareness of the Digital Learning Plan implemented by Washington County Public Schools.  Our students are not only provided the technology by physically placing iPads in their hands, they are also provided the tools for maximizing the educational benefits of iPad use by our faculty who embrace the teaching methods and means for implementation in the classroom learned during iPad specific Professional Development sessions.   St. Mary Catholic School students participated in our Race 4 Technology on May 12, 2017. Funds raised in support of this event will be used to purchase iPads for the 2017-2018 school year.  Take a step today towards the future of technology at SMCS: Pledge Form_2017 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....

Lady Crusaders win Championship Game!

ST. MARY CATHOLIC SCHOOL’S LADY CRUSADERS WIN CHAMPIONSHIP HAGERSTOWN, MD – St. Mary Catholic School’s varsity girls’ basketball team played in the Antietam Girls’ Basketball League’s Tournament on Friday, February 11, 2017. The girls played back to back single elimination games against their two toughest competitors.  The Lady Crusaders achieved a win over E. Russell Hicks with a score of 29-21.  Next, they went up against an undefeated Western Heights.  The girls fought hard to win the championship with a score of 25-22. The Antietam Girls’ League is comprised of teams from E. Russell Hicks, Western Heights, Boonsboro, Smithsburg, Hancock, and St. Mary Catholic School. The season ran from December 3, 2016 through February 11, 2017. The girls were ranked 2nd at the end of regular season....