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Great Kids, Great Families

St. Mary Parish School opened its doors in 1916 and has been providing a great education for its students ever since. The parents of St. Mary's will be contributing to this blog which will update the community on Great Kids; Great Families. Visit our web site at

St. Mary Teachers Attend Apple and iLife Training

On Thursday, October 23rd, our five St. Mary middle school teachers and music teacher began an Apple adventure—touring the most popular destinations and iLife tools on their MacBook computers. Joining our St. Mary teachers were guest educators from Messmer High School, St. Thomas Moore High School and Mother of Good Counsel.

The ‘teachers-turned-students’ for the day, walked away from class more familiar with MacBook tools such as Safari (web browser), PhotoBooth and iPhoto (image maker and organizer), and GarageBand (music and podcast creation). 

All of these tools promise to infuse future class lessons with valuable interaction, engaging multi-sensory impact, and wide ranging educational resources.  By the end of the six-hour session our teachers proudly shared with the rest of the class their very first podcast!

Good luck to our teachers as they continue building their new skills. Completing this initial training is another step forward on our Technology Forward journey. 

Thank you St. Mary teachers for your hard work.  Thanks to the substitute teachers who supported this effort, to our principal Linda Joyner for arranging the opportunity and to volunteer Barb Bailey who single-handedly equipped the computer lab for training. 

Alums honored at Pius

At a recent ceremony at Pius XI High School, five St Mary alums (all Juniors at Pius XI High School) were inducted into the National Honor Society. They are: Rachel Borkowski, Annie Wagner, Bridget Mucha, Eli Driver and Katie Barnes.

They received this honor based on their demonstrated merits of scholarship, character, leadership and service.

Congratulations ladies!

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