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2021-2022 School Videos

3rd Grade Clap-Out
A SOSM Tradition! The students in grades K-2 line the gym with homemade signs to clap out the 3rd-grade class as they move up to the Upper Grade Center.
School of St. Mary Class of 2022 Clap Out
A SOSM Tradition! The students in grades 4 - 7 line the halls to clap out our graduating 8th graders on their last day of school. 
Class of 2022 Icons
These Saint Icons were all drawn and painted by the 8th graders as part of their confirmation preparation. They did all the work freehand - no stencils were used.
PGC Special Persons Day
We are so grateful to the PGC staff for its Special Persons Day event on Friday, April 29! There was a huge turnout, and the building was full of excitement and joy in sharing activities with these special people!
Crusader 5k Recap
The School of St. Mary Parents Association hosted their 2nd Annual Crusader 5K on April 23, 2022. We could not have planned a more beautiful day to be outside and support the Crusader Fund.
Emerging Artist at the School of St. Mary
Congratulations to our students whose artwork was sent in for the Emerging Artist Exhibit! School of St. Mary will be well represented on Sunday, April 24 at the Exhibit and recognized for receiving the Mayoral Award. Congratulations go to Anthony F., Katharina C., Hunter R., Bridget L., Maddie B., Haley H., and Emmy T. on receiving the Mayoral Award! The mayor will recognize them at the first City Council meeting in May!
The NCEA annual Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Awards recognize outstanding efforts, contributions, and achievements on behalf of Catholic school education. The School of St. Mary is proud to announce that Assistant Principal Kathy Thompson is one of the 2022 WINNERS! Congratulations Mrs. Thompson! A very special thank you goes to Mrs. Tornatorre for creating the submission video for us.
Crusader Chase Fun Run
The School of St. Mary Parents Association hosted their 2nd Annual Crusader Chase Fun Run on April 8. It was a fun day when students at both campuses were able to support the Crusader Fund. 
Faculty vs. Class of 2022 VB Game
A Crusader Tradition: The 8th-grade vs. Faculty Volleyball Game. It was a close one, but in the end, youth prevailed! Congratulations Class of 2022!
We are Crusaders 
For over 100 years the School of St. Mary has been partnering with parents to raise the next generation of servant leaders. Our Crusader Creed reminds of daily of who we are and what we strive to be.
4th Grade Saints Project
Our 4th Grade students choose a Saint to research and present to their class every year. 
We're celebrating Catholic Schools Week by taking you inside some of our classes. Experience 1st-grade Spanish Class with Sra. Gonzalez from Fun Fluency.
To celebrate Catholic Schools Week, we're spending time visiting our classes. Take a look at Ms. Agostinelli's first-graders as they tell you about their planet.
Little Angels is the School of St. Mary's 2-year-old preschool program. To celebrate Catholic Schools Week, spend the morning with them and see all they can do!
We are celebrating Catholic Schools Week at the School of St. Mary by letting everyone into our classes. Today we are taking a look at Art. Art is not only it's own class but incorporated into many of the other classes and curriculum. Join us as we look at some of the art created around the PGC so far this school year.

 

  • Collaborative Art at the PGC
    Art teacher Mrs. Bridget Halloran involves all the students (K-3) contributing parts of a larger artwork. This piece was inspired by our school year theme Strength for the Journey and featured a unique part made by one of our 2nd-grade artists.
  • Art Process - 2nd Grade Mrs. Teitz's Class
    We are celebrating Catholic Schools Week at the School of St. Mary by letting everyone into our classes. Today we are visiting with the 2nd graders who are sharing their recently completed art projects.
  • Art Process with 2nd Grade - Ms. Rylander's Class
    We are celebrating Catholic Schools Week at the School of St. Mary by letting everyone into our classes. Today we are visiting with the 2nd graders who are updating us on their current Art Project - in progress.
  • Reimagined Christmas Carols
    Mrs. Hogan's 7th grade Language Arts Class studied Christmas Carols this December. They found all the figurative language and then swapped it out for their own, sometimes more modern, language.
  • School of St. Mary Fall Sports Recap
    Fall sports are back at the School of St. Mary! 
  • Giving Tuesday Thank You
    Thank you to everyone who helped us raise over $29,000 for the Crusader Fund this Giving Tuesday!
  • Giving Tuesday - November 30, 2021
    For more than a hundred years the School of St. Mary has been journeying alongside parents to give their children the solid path to a fruitful future. That journey has been made possible by the strong partnerships we have formed with supporters like you. Now more than ever we need Crusaders willing to join us and support us on this journey to give our children not just an education but a foundation of values for life. Can we count on your Giving Tuesday contribution? Make your donation here: https://www.givecentral.org/location/248/event/31484
  • Veterans Day 2021
    Donald Carter, WWII Army Veteran, came to speak to the 6-8th grade classes. His visit was highlighted on the WGN news.
  • Trunk or Treat 2021
    On October 15, the Parents Association of the School of St. Mary hosted a fall festival and trunk-or-treat in the school parking lot. Over 150 people spent a gorgeous evening having fun and getting to know the community. Special thanks to our chairs, Courtney Bott and Mairin Wilke for putting it all together!
  • September at the School of St. Mary
    The School of St. Mary had a busy September with the return of Sports and other student activities. 
  • The School of St. Mary celebrated our fall athletes and our 8th Graders with a Homecoming Pep Rally on September 24. Special thanks to the teachers, coaches, and parents that helped make this event a success.
  • Welcome Back! 
    Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year! (August 2021)
  • PGC Open House
    The School of St. Mary Primary Grade Center (PreK-3rd Grade) held a Virtual Open House on Wednesday, September 1. This is the opening video by Dr. Brua, Principal, with news and updates on the start of the school year. (September 2021) 
  • UGC Open House 
    The School of St. Mary Upper Grade Center (4th-8thGrade) held a Virtual Open House on Wednesday, September 8. This is the opening video by Dr. Brua, Principal, with news and updates on the start of the school year as well as a back-to-school message from Father Nacius. (September 2021) 
  • Dr. Julie Brua SOSM Welcome 
    Dr. Julie Brua the new principal for the School of S. Mary, introduced herself to the SOSM community. (May 2021)

2020-2021 School Videos

 

  • Class of 2021 Clap Out 
    Students in grades 4 through 7 lined the parking lot along with parents of our graduating 8th-grade class to clap out the graduates! (June 2021)
  • SOSM 2021 Talent Show 
    Students in grades 4-8 not only performed but also worked backstage as crew to put together the annual talent show for everyone to enjoy! (May 2021) 
  • Living Stations of the Cross 
    The 8th grade class at the School of St. Mary reenacts the Stations of the Cross. (March 2021)
  • PGC Thanks 1st Responders 
    Primary Grade Students at the School of St. Mary showed their gratitude to our area first responders. This was held during Catholic Schools Week and honored members of the Lake Forest Fire Department. (February 2021) 
  • Junior Kindergarten Art Gallery 
    Take a walk through the Junior Kindergarten Art Gallery. (February 2021) 
  • Second Grade Nativity 
    The School of St. Mary's second-grade class nativity. (December 2020) 
  • 12 Doors of Christmas 
    The students of the Upper Grade Center decorated their homeroom doors in the theme: 12 Days of Christmas. (December 2020) 
  • SOSM on WGN Morning News 
    The School of St. Mary was the WGN Morning News Superfan Flyover on November 19, 2020. The flyover was in celebration of SOSM earning its 3rd National Blue Ribbon School Award for Academic Excellence. SOSM is one of only 38 private schools in the country to have won this distinguished award 3 times. (November 2020)
  • SOSM National Blue Ribbon School Award Assembly 
    The School of St. Mary celebrates its third National Blue Ribbon Award. Only 38 private schools in the United States have received this prestigious award three times. (November 2020) 
  • UGC Halloween Parade 
    Students at the Upper Grade Center (4th - 8th grade) participate in the traditional Halloween Parade. (October 2020)
  • PGC Halloween Parade 
    Students at the PGC (preschool - 1st grade) participate in the traditional Halloween parade to show off their costumes. (October 2020) 
  • Banana Boat Song 
    Second-grade students at the School of St. Mary performed Banana Boat with Boomwhackers and Bells. (September 2020)

2019-2020 School Videos

  • SOSM Easter Wishes 
    The Faculty and Staff of the School of St. Mary wished everyone a Happy Easter! (April 2020) 
  • Hello from SOSM 
    The Teachers & Staff of the School of St. Mary reached out to our students and families to let them know we care and were with them during the Covid-19 pandemic! (March 2020) 
  • Jr. Kindergarten Art Fair 
    Take a tour through the Jr. Kindergarten classroom and see the artwork they created, inspired by the masters! (January 2020) 
  • The Community of the School of Saint Mary 
    School of St. Mary in Lake Forest, IL. A Catholic school that has been in existence for 103 years! We are very proud of our students, faculty, and parents because together we are part of the Church of St. Mary community. A community built on faith, service to others while living out God's call. (December 2019)
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