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St. Mary School IRISH Update

Summer Edition June 2017

We hope that you are enjoying the first few weeks of summer vacation and are remembering to read, practice Math facts and PLAY!!!  This edition of the Irish Update is packed full of information for the end of the past Academic Year and a few important “Save the Date” calendar reminders to start out our next School year!  Summer office hours are 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM thru June 13th.  Phone messages and mail after that date will be checked on a regular basis. 

A note from the Principal

With the summer here, I want to introduce our new staff members in the Summer Edition of the Irish Update.

In order to create a smoother transition for a new administrator in the future, I am opting to go to part-time pay so that the school can afford to have an Assistant Principal for next year. Molly Frye will be our new Assistant Principal with the purpose of training for a year, then transitioning into Principal the following year (18-19). Molly has a Master’s Degree, has been teaching at St. Mary’s for six years and is a parent of students here.

I was a public school administrator for 14 years and it still took me the entire first to learn the “St. Mary’s Way” of school operations. I want to have the opportunity to work with Molly for a year so she won’t spend her first year as principal trying to learn administrative operations.

I will still be at school most of the time, but will be taking a few days here and there to visit my new grandbaby and take care of my family with health issues.

Father Mike, Father Tom, the LEAC committee, and I all agree that St. Mary Catholic School will offer an even greater service to parents and your children through this transition model. The administrator presence in the building will actually increase with this model, given that I plan to be at school three days or more per week and Mrs. Frye will be in the building all week. Please be assured that Mrs. Frye will not have teaching duties on days in which she is the acting administrator.

Also new for next year will be the transition of Mrs. Wojcik from our full time Aide to a part time aide as she will be taking over the responsibilities of Gym teacher on Monday, Wednesday’s and Friday’s.  Mr. Binegar has decided to retire to spend more time with his grandchildren.  Taking over the Aide position on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s will be Mrs. Stephanie Reed who spent a little time subbing for St. Mary Catholic School this spring.  We welcome staff to their new positions and congratulate staff who are moving within the school. 

I hope everyone has a great summer and I look forward to an awesome year! Susan

St. Mary Irish Booster Physicals-THIS SATURDAY!!

The Boosters Organization of St. Mary Catholic School will be sponsoring Sports Physicals for St. Mary Catholic School families and Parishioners of The Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption.  Physical day will be SATURDAY, JUNE 3rd from 8:30 AM –Noon at the office of Dr. Brockett on the Wayne Street Campus. The cost is $10.00 per student, or a family rate of $15.00.  The Ohio High School Athletic Association and St. Mary Catholic School requirecompletion of a pre-participation physical for all student athletes grades 3-8.  The physical form is available in the school office, oryou can download theform at  We appreciate the form being filled out prior to the physical to keep the morning moving smoothly.  Thank you to the many volunteers that it takes to make this a wonderful benefit for our school families!

St Mary School Yearbook
Please get your yearbook orders in for the 2016-2017 School year.  Yearbooks will be delivered the first few weeks of the new Academic year.  A very limited amount of extra yearbooks are ordered.  The yearbook order form is attached to this summer edition of the Irish Update and can be mailed to the school office at 320 Marion Street, Marietta, Ohio  45750.  Deadline to order is June 30th.

St. Mary Catholic Irish Boosters Scholarship Opportunity
St. Mary Catholic School Irish Boosters Organization will once again offer two $500.00 Scholarships to Alumni to continue their Higher Education.  The details and qualifications of the award are listed on both the School and Basilica Website, including the application due to the Boosters Organization by July 15th, 2017.

Save the Date!
Monday, August 14th School grounds clean up at 6:00 PM.


St. Mary Catholic School Fall Festival/Oktoberfest
Friday, September 29th
An evening out!  Food, drink, fun and fundraising.
Live Auction will be Friday evening
Saturday, September 30th Super Bingo
Sunday, October 1st 
Chicken Dinner…more information to be announced as the date approaches! 

St. Mary Catholic School 6th Grade Job Posting

St. Mary Catholic School has a Full time teaching position open for the 6th grade for the 2017-2018 Academic year.  The applicant should be a practicing Catholic, have an Ohio teaching certificate or be in the resident educator program, and be knowledgeable regarding the Ohio Content Standards in the core academic areas with a focus on social studies.   For additional information, telephone the school office, (740) 374-8181, or email resume, three references, copy of teaching certificate and college transcript to:  Mrs. Susan Rauch, Principal.


Vacation Bible School-The Mass Comes Alive, An Aerial Adventure
July 31st -August 3rd 
Registration form available at
BEFORE July 15 - $5.00 per student
AFTER July 15 - $10.00 per student


St. Mary Irish Basketball Camp
Monday, June 12th – Thursday, June 15th.
5:30 – 8:30 PM
Grades 1st-6th
Camp fee $55.00 includes basketball and camp T-shirt
Applications available by emailing


Think about purchasing SCRIP while shopping!  If you would like to register online for the Shop with Scrip program, please contact Mrs. Altenburger at to obtain the online code.