SMA News – Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is already next week!  This year Amy Petrow and Haley Ochoa (Co-Chairs) have been planning the wonderful treats to be enjoyed by the entire St. Michael’s faculty and staff.  It’s always a special week, and the teachers feel the love and appreciation from our community.  There are still some ways to help out if you are interested and able.  If so, please contact Amy Petrow (apetrow7@yahoo.com) or Haley Ochoa (haleposh@gmail.com) to find out more.  Thank you for your support and for appreciating the faculty and staff at St. Michael’s!

Fine Arts Night Flowers

Order forms for the 4-8 Fine Arts Night Flowers are coming home in today’s Eagle Express.  Additional forms are also available online via the school blog, the middle school Portal,  and in the School Office.   They are due in the School Office by Wednesday, May 17.  Pre-ordered flowers will be available for pick-up at the Flower Stand from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. on the night of the performance.  A limited number of bouquets will be available for purchase the night of the show, so order early to guarantee yours!  Questions?  Contact Holly Hancock von Guilleaume at tucsonholly@hotmail.com or Heather Walsh at  hwalshis@yahoo.com

4-8 2017 Fine Arts Order Form

Science Fair Awards

The Southern Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair (SARSEF) was held March 29 and April 1 at the Tucson Convention Center. Almost 2,000 project boards were displayed and judged by a team of volunteer scientists and engineers.

Students could receive recognition from a sponsoring group, a Grand Award, or, in some cases, both. Grand Awards represent the top three projects in that category and grade level in the Southern Arizona Region.

We are pleased to recognize the following students in the fourth, sixth, and eighth grades who were awarded special recognition.

4th Grade
William Levine – “Want More Sugar”
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
Cellular and Microbiological Sciences

Jackie Peterson  – “Sharpie Take Down”
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
Chemical Sciences

Madeline Stagg – “Ruff Workout”
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
The Whitney Award for Best Animal Related Project
Behavioral and Social Sciences

6th Grade
Zoe Flagg  – “Drought-Resistant Soil”
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
Earth and Environmental Sciences

Boone Lewis  – “Worm Composting”
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Animal and Plant Sciences

8th Grade
Nathan Chabin and Martin Gioannetti    – “Particles Matter”
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
Earth and Environmental Sciences

Katherine Hawes  – “Bad Vibrations”
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
The Bookmans Love Of Reading Award
Behavioral and Social Sciences

UA Science: Sky School works with students in grade 8-12 to develop and execute field-based research projects for the regional science fair, run by the Southern Arizona Research, Science, and Engineering Foundation (SARSEF). Each student is paired with a University of Arizona undergraduate student mentor and a UA graduate student science advisor to conduct an original field study, culminating in a final presentation at SARSEF. This is a valuable opportunity to gain experience in the scientific inquiry process, utilizing the unique environment of Sabino Canyon.  The following students received awards at SARSEF through this program:

Andrew Gioannetti and Willa Kleiner – “Biodiversity of Freshwater Macroinvertebrates in Sabino Creek”
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Biodiversity Award
Community Service Award
Phoenix Comicon Science Award
Sky Island Advocate
Young Water Scientist
Earth and Environmental Sciences

Congratulations to all our winners!

Fine Arts Night Flowers (K-3)

Order forms for K-3 Fine Arts Night Flowers are due in the School Office on Wednesday, April 5.  Pre-ordered flowers will be available for pick-up at the Flower Stand from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. on the night of the performance.  A limited number of bouquets will be available for purchase the night of the show. These will be available at a higher price, so order early to guarantee yours at the lower price!  Additional forms are also available online via the school blog and in the School Office.  Questions?  Contact Holly Hancock von Guilleaume at tucsonholly@hotmail.com or Heather Walsh at hwalshis@yahoo.com.

K-3 2017 Fine Arts Order Form

Holy Week and Easter Day at Saint Michael & All Angels


Dear Friends at St. Michael’s School:
We warmly invite you to take part in any or all of our special worship services for Holy Week and Easter Day.  This is the most important time of the year for Christians – when we revisit those mighty acts by which Jesus Christ has given us life and immortality.
St. Michael’s School is dismissed early on Maundy Thursday, and closed on Good Friday, so that you and your children will have the opportunity to worship on these important days – and if you do not have another church home, we hope you will join us.

— Brother David Benedict Hedges, Rector

Palm Sunday, April 9

On Palm Sunday we remember Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and his trial and crucifixion.
9:00 AM          Family Mass with blessing of Palms
10:15 AM          Liturgy of the Palms
with Procession and Solemn Mass
beginning in the Foundations CourtyardMaundy Thursday, April 13
On Maundy Thursday we remember the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples.
6:30 PM           Solemn Mass
Agapè supper follows the Mass in the Parish CenterGood Friday, April 14
On Good Friday we remember the crucifixion on the day it happened.

6:30 PM  Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday

Easter Eve, April 15
At the Great Vigil, we journey with the Israelites through the Red Sea and begin our celebration of Jesus’ resurrection.

7:30 PM           THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER
Holy Baptisms and First Mass of Easter
beginning at the door of the church
Easter Day, April 16
On Easter Day we continue our celebration of the Resurrection and keep it going for fifty days!
7:45 AM           Low Mass with Hymns
9:00 AM          Family Mass followed by Easter Egg Hunt
10:15 AM         Mass with full Choir, Brass, Hymns, Incense, and Chant
12:30 PM          Misa en Español
The evening service at 5:00 PM will not be offered.
The Rev. David Benedict Hedges, n/BSG
Rector, Saint Michael and All Angels Church, Tucson, Arizona
(520) 886-7292
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Thursday is a RED OUT!

In support of our hometown Arizona Wildcats playing in the Sweet 16, this Thursday will be a RED OUT at St. Michael’s. Students are encouraged to wear either a RED University of Arizona shirt or their RED uniform shirt with khaki or navy bottoms. Eighth graders should wear their RED St. Michael’s shirt for their field trip to see “Twelfth Night” at the University of Arizona and may change later into a U of A shirt.