St. Mary's Academy - Sisters of the Holy Family
Paving the Way Project
St. Mary’s Academy – Sisters of the Holy Family
Paving the Way Project
Hosted by: Fundraising Brick
For additional information regarding our engraved brick campaign please contact Sr. Alicia Costa, S.S.F. at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 504.241.3088 ext. 105.
For over 150 years Saint Mary’s Academy has instilled in our children moral values, and a love of God and Community while receiving excellent academic preparation. The Sisters of the Holy Family is working with St. Mary’s Academy to raise funds for the school which is in urgent need of basic building maintenance, repairs, school supplies (e.g., paper, printing, science lab supplies, lunch), utilities costs, etc. Please help us help them by purchasing a brick or more now. All proceeds will go directly to SMA for the immediate needs stipulated above. Tuition costs do not cover every need of the school; we depend a great deal on donations. We are a private school; thus, we do NOT receive income from the Archdiocese as some believe. Please support our efforts to continue the SMA legacy for our students now and into the future. God bless you for your generosity.
Paving the Way Project
SMA Parent Update
Please check your email, the school’s website, and all official school social media accounts regularly for updates.
- SMA Website: smaneworleans.com
- SMA Facebook: www.facebook.com/maryitecentral
- SMA Instagram: @maryitecentral
- SMA Twitter: @maryitecentral
- Email Request to: email@example.com
- Student Email/RenWeb accounts or ParentsWeb account Inquiry: firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19 Communication #1 – Covid-19 Letter to St. Mary’s Academy Community 1
COVID-19 Communication #2 – Covid-19 Letter to St. Mary’s Academy Community 2
COVID-19 Communication #3 – Covid-19 Letter to St. Mary’s Academy Community 3
COVID-19 Communication Information & Update – SMA Parent Update Info from Website Spring 2020
2020-21 School Reopening Information – Parent’s Letter 20-21 Reopening School Info
CPR Training for High School Students at SMA
The Health & Physical Education Department at St. Mary’s Academy partnered up with New Orleans East Hospital to provide CPR training and certification for high school students. The students are now CPR & First Aid Certified. CPR is the acronym for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation which is a lifesaving technique. Young ladies learned that CPR performed within the first 6 minutes of the heart stopping can keep someone alive until medical help arrives. They gained lifesaving skills that helps to respond to emergencies.
The certification is good for two years.
St. Mary’s Academy Mock Trial Team
WINS MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION
Congratulations to our Mock Trial Team they are the winners of the ARBTAW 2019 High School Mock Trial Competition.
Pictured here are the members of St. Mary’s Academy Mock Trial Team … Selena Mason, Demi Youngblood, Jailan Magee and Trinity Jackson; and Kevin Guillory, Eusi Phillips, Brian Woods and Tony Tran.
Trinity Jackson also won the award for best advocate (best overall attorney).
Thank you to the coaches and Mr. Keith Haywood, the Moderator for the team this year.
2020 Spring Semester Creative Writing Essay Contest
Unlike the Fall semester’s creative writing contest, for which students volunteered, the Spring semester’s essay “contest” began with a writing assignment originally assigned in November. The topic was based around “Pros and Cons of using Social Media.”
Because the goal of the writing project is to approach writing in an interdisciplinary manner, and the topic rooted in a STEM-related subject area, the sole modification to the original assignment was to research and include a paragraph on cyber security. This would give the essays the needed STEM-related angle and
- afford students an opportunity to conduct research;
- include that research in an existing piece; and,
- apply basic citation/documentation skills.
I’m happy to announce the following winners:
English I Honors & English I College Prep Students –
Strongest Skills – Robyn Bush
Most Creative Ideas – Laelah Cruse
Overall Skills & Ideas – Eryn Vance
Honorable Mentions – Kendreka Alridge (Ideas), Rozale Barnes (Overall), Keira Gibson (Overall), Kristen Holmes (Ideas), Shelby Jones (Ideas), Janai Lowe (Overall), Maxine Montrell (Overall)
Special Award – Focus Group – Calcea Johnson
All young ladies received a monetary gift award. Congratulations Ladies!
Growing up in New Orleans, Natalia Veronica developed an appreciation for art and culture at an early age. The daughter of a seamstress and an architect, she spent countless hours at either a sewing machine or drafting table learning how to sketch and fashion garments. Recognizing their daughter’s tremendous gifts, Natalia’s parents encouraged her artistic development.
In 1994, Natalia enrolled as a freshmen at St. Mary’s Academy where she participated in the Journalism Club and created artwork for class events and competitions. Following her graduation in 1997, she moved to Dallas to study fashion design at The Art Institute of Dallas. Upon earning a degree in fashion design, Natalia continued to create artwork and designs and worked for luxury based companies including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Prada.
After a lifetime of sketching and painting, she decided to start exhibiting her artwork in various art shows. “As I began showing my paintings in galleries, I realized I wanted more people to be able to appreciate and attain my work,” said Natalia who also started creating limited edition prints of her original works. “I also wanted to find a way to incorporate my love of fashion design, that is when Natalia Veronica was established.”
All of Natalia’s merchandise is named for a personally significant street or moment. She even designed a hand painted handbag called the “Maryite” as a nod to her alma mater. The collection has been featured in many publications and selected for the Kimbell Museum of Art in Fort Worth, Texas.