“You are my inheritance, O Lord.” 

(Psalm 16)

Good Afternoon St. Mary’s School Community and Happy Friday!

The school year started smoothly with everyone getting back into the groove.  Wednesday, Fr. Mike and Fr. Romeo led a Eucharistic Procession through the building blessing each room; Thursday, brought the first school Mass.

St. Mary’s is blessed with the following teachers and staff:


Kindergarten – Mrs. Lauren Andrews
1st Grade – Mrs. Joan Bauer
2nd Grade – Mrs. Karen Shackleton
3rd Grade – Mrs. Keri Stevens
4th Grade – Ms. Beth Walsh
5th Grade – Mrs. Colleen Bumstead; Sr. Peggy Fornicola, religion
6th Grade – Mr. Randy Pianosi, math; Mr. Kevin Fabry, science; Fr. Romeo Cappella, religion; Ms. Melissa Pianosi, ELA and Social Studies
7/8th Grade – Mr. Kevin Fabry, math 7; Mr. Pianosi, religion; Ms. Melissa Pianosi, math 8, remaining subjects, and Spanish
Reading Support – Sr. Peggy Fornicola
P.E. – Mrs. Heather Mitchell
Music – lower grades, Mrs. Miller; upper grades, Fr. Mike Chenier
Library and Social Emotional Coordinator – Mrs. Margaret Swedene
Computers and Title I – Mrs. Nancy Larsen, shared time teacher from the public school
Office Support – Ms. Karen Fornicola
Maintenance – Mr. Bill Gardner
Secretary – Mrs. Theresa Miller

If you would like to volunteer for recess, please let the office know.  Recess runs from 11:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Monday-Friday.  Anyone who volunteers for the school must have a successful background check & completed Safe Environment training through the Diocese of Marquette and have  a successful DHS background check on file with the school before volunteering for tasks where students are present; please contact the office for further information.  Thank you.

Looking Ahead:
Friday, September 17, is Constitution Day.  Each class will have lessons regarding the Constitution.
Friday, September 24, is Color Day – students may dress out of uniform for a nominal fee of at least $0.25; funds collected support Unbound – child sponsorship charity.  SMCS supports a child who lives in Guatemala.
Monday, September 27, is Picture Day – FREE color day


God Bless,
Hedy