Friday News 09-01-17


 St. Mary on the Hill 


 Catholic School

The next two weeks at a glance:

SMS News

THANK YOU to our SMS family for voting us Family Favorite Elementary and Middle School! All the Family Favorite results will be in this month’s (September) issue of Augusta Family Magazine.

Two VIRTUS Classes are set for September.  Remember, anyone who plans to volunteer with SMS students in any way must take a VIRTUS course prior to doing so.  The courses are planned for Monday, September 11, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the SMOTH Parish Hall, and Wednesday, September 20th at 9 a.m. at St. Teresa of Avila in Grovetown, GA.  Please go online to pre-register:

CHECKMATE! – St. Mary’s Chess Club will begin on Monday, September  18, 2017, for second through fifth grade students. We will meet every Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the Junior High Science Lab. Beginners are welcome. Space is limited. Parent volunteers are needed. Please contact Christine Sweeney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if your child is interested and/or if you would like to volunteer. Volunteers are required to be VIRTUS-trained, have a background check, and sign the Diocesan Code of Conduct for Those Working with Minors.

The PAGE Academic Team will hold its first practice on Thursday, September 7. The PAGE Academic Team competes in the regional knowledge bowl competition which will be held December 9, 2017.  The students are quizzed on all areas of academics in a “team jeopardy” style competition.  All seventh and eighth grade students are invited to participate.  Practices are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. in Mrs. Skidmore’s room. 

You are invited to the first PTO Meeting, Tuesday, September 19th at 7 PM in the Cafeteria. Sample appetizers made by each department. Thank you for all you do for SMS!

A big thank you to all of the 1st and 2nd grade students who participated in our first annual Storybook Character Parade on Thursday. We also want to thank the parents for all they did to prepare their children for the parade. We hope the parade further encourages our students to read.  Many of the books that were in the parade can be found in our very own school library.

8th Grade Parents: your child is in their final year at St. Mary’s and there are so many wonderful things happening and so many memories to be made.  It is a tradition at SMS for each child in 8th grade to submit a baby picture of themselves to be added to a page in the yearbook.  We need all baby pictures submitted by November 1st!! You also can place a recognition ad in the yearbook to show your 8th grader how proud you are of them!  Deadline for 8th grade ad submission is December 22nd, 2017!!

CyberPatriots!  We will have our first meeting on Tuesday, September 5th from 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Chiron Facility (3152 Perimeter Pkwy, BLDG2, Augusta, GA 30909).  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.  Thank you!

SAVE THE DATE for OCTOBER 20th-21st: St. Mary on the Hill Catholic School presents our 2017 Fall Carnival "Chills and Thrills on the Hill" This is a fun filled weekend for one and all!  Friday evening is our adults only Auction Party with a fantastic auction.  Saturday is family fun day at the Carnival with games, prizes, food and fun. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend!  This is our ONLY FUNDRAISER of the year so we will need volunteers to help out with many things in order to make this a fantastic event.  We are looking for sponsorships and donations for the auction as well. If anyone has a business or service that they are willing to offer a gift card for, we'd love to include it in our auction! If you have an item to donate to our auction, we'd love to have it! Also, families can do a sponsorship in honor of their children or in memory of a loved one.  Please contact Carter Welsh to donate, sponsor or volunteer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In a Christ-centered atmosphere, the mission of

St. Mary on the Hill Catholic School is to teach,

to learn, and to become faith-filled servants of Jesus.