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The Crusader Chronicle is our weekly parent newsletter. Here you will find everything you need to know for the upcoming week: A calendar of events, important dates, deadlines, and a message from the principal. The Chronicle is sent via email to all registered families on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. and updated here by Monday. If you have notes to include or are not receiving the email, please contact Melissa Haak


18 May 2023

In this issue: Middle School Honors Night, School Supply Kits for 2023-2024, Altar Server Party, Band Solo Festival Awards, Talent Show, Cheer/Poms Interest Survey, Guild Spring Mass, and Graduate spotlights.

Dear School of St. Mary Families,

Students and families recognized the importance of the Virgin Mary in their lives on Friday, May 12th. Our second and eighth graders continued to celebrate their sacramental year by participating in May Crowning prayer services at both campuses. In their First Communion finery, the second graders led the processions into the Church of St. Mary and St. Patrick Church. They were immediately followed by our 8th grade students in their graduation attire. Fr. Nacius presided over both traditional devotional prayer services to Mary. Thea Y., accompanied by Ed V., assumed the honor of crowning our Blessed Mother with a floral wreath. Quinn B., Anderson P., and BaoChun (Tony) W. supported them and lead the students and families in the Litany of Mary.  After the services, the students enjoyed grade-level luncheons with their mothers.   

In fulfillment of a Gala auction item, Mrs. Thompson turned over the reigns of leadership to first grader, Beckett C., on Monday, May 15, 2022. As PGC Principal, Beckett made several declarations:  a casual sports-theme dress-down day for kindergarten through third-grade students, an extra recess for all grade levels, and a special lunch with four of his friends. Congratulations to Beckett for collecting and counting $142 to donate to Children’s Hospital Wisconsin! He also demonstrated his poise and reading skills by visiting preschool and kindergarten classrooms and reading several of his favorite books.  Best of all, Beckett confidently managed the arrival and dismissal lines with a huge smile on his face.  We are grateful for Beckett and his family.

Our eighth graders continued on their path to graduation with the Ribbon Ceremony following the traditional school Mass on Tuesday.  This ceremony serves as a memorable and meaningful way to honor as well as acknowledge the students’ growth, academic achievements, and spiritual development as they prepare to embark on the next phase of their educational journey.

The remaining weeks of school will be filled with many more joyous events and celebrations as we reflect on the countless gifts we have shared at the School of St. Mary.


Kathy Thompson, Principal 

Class of 2023 Graduate Spotlight

Get to know the Class of 2023 and their accomplishments at SOSM!

School News

School Supply Kits
Save yourself some time and enjoy summer vacation a little longer and order your 2023-2024 School Supply kit. Kits have all of the supplies teachers requested and will be on your student's desks on the first day of school.

Middle School Honors Night - Program Cover
The theme for our honor night is Saints and Scholars. All members of the Class of 2023 are invited to submit an original drawing to be considered for the cover. Please send your submissions to Mrs. Haak either via email or by bringing them to the office by May 24th.

Student Activities










Band Awards
Congratulations to the following band students who won awards at the Solo Festival:

  • Perfect Score Gold Medal-  BaoChun (Tony) W. - Alto Sax 
  • Gold Medal – Cayden K. – Alto Sax
  • Gold Medal – Vivienne C. – Alto Sax

Altar Server Party
We are hosting a gathering for all of our altar servers on Monday, June 5th, after school outside on the rectory patio from 3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. to celebrate a great school year and so that servers can have the opportunity to socialize together. To RSVP for your child, please click here!  Please RSVP no later than Friday, May 26th!

To volunteer or provide food or games, please click here!


SOSM Cheer for Fall 2023
SOSM is exploring options for Poms/Cheerleading in the Fall of 2023.  We are asking all girls in grades 3 through 7 to complete this survey to help guide our decision.  Please complete the below survey to let us know your daughter's interest: 

Pom/Cheerleading Interest Form

Class of 2023 Information

COR Parent Meeting
Chase Hawkins, Youth Ministry Director, is holding an informational meeting for all parents of current 8th grade and high school students on Sunday, May 21st, from 2-3:15 p.m. in the Parish Center. Please RSVP at this link by May 19th.  

COR Amazing Race
8th grade students are encouraged to grab a friend and join the COR Youth Ministry Amazing Race on Sunday, May 21st, from 6-8 p.m. at the UGC. RSVP is required by May 19th

All information in this section is archived in the Class of 2023 Drive Folder and available on the 8th-grade page of our website.

Parish Events



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