SMCS. More Than A School.

The month of May is probably the busiest, event-filled month at St. Mary on the Hill Catholic School. Shortly after we wrap up our Talent Show and Spring Concert, we look forward to special events such as the May Crowning Mass, First Holy Communion, Athletic Banquet, Field Day, Art Show & Festival, Kindergarten Program, and End-of-Year Mass. Honor roll and academic competition awards are recognized throughout the school year due primarily to the number of awards our students earn.

The May Crowning Mass is a special Mass where we honor Mary our Mother. First Holy Communion, which occurs on a Saturday, is when our Catholic students in the second grade receive the Blessed Sacrament for the very first time.

We set aside an evening in May to recognize our student athletes and coaches who work hard and represent SMCS well in ten different sports in the Augusta-Aiken Middle School League. Field Day provides an opportunity for the entire school to have a half day of teamwork, a little competition, fun, and more fun.

The Art Show & Festival highlights our students’ artistic talents. This much-anticipated event gives parents, grandparents, and other family members an occasion to appreciate their student’s artistic talents.

The Kindergarten Program is a wonderful tradition that caps off our youngest students’ first year in the “big school”. Our End-of-Year Mass is always a special time for us to give thanks for our school year.

Although these events are varied, they all have one thing in common -- they bring us together.

I like to think of these and other events as opportunities for us to celebrate each other. They also remind us that, at SMCS, we are more than a school. We are truly a school family.

As we near the end of this school year, we begin to focus on preparing for next year and look forward to welcoming many new students and their families into our SMCS family.