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See anyone you know? 😊 So proud and thankful for these young people and their commitment to being good role models. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! ... See MoreSee Less

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Tonight! St. Mary's Drama Club presents "The Lady or the Tiger?" Doors open at 6 pm; Show at 6:30 pm. Tickets $3 (Adults), $2 (Students) ... See MoreSee Less

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I saw the early showing with the school kids yesterday and they did awesome!

It was a great show!! Nice work Mrs. Domingo.

They did a great job!

I wish we could be there.... Have fun! Congratulations!

I can’t wait to see it!!

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Just a reminder to our school family: ... See MoreSee Less

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Just a reminder to our school family:

While some of us may have been cozy in our warm homes this chilly morning, these tough girls braved the cold to complete their Girls on the Run 5K. Way to go, ladies! ... See MoreSee Less

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While some of us may have been cozy in our warm homes this chilly morning, these tough girls braved the cold to complete their Girls on the Run 5K. Way to go, ladies!

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🙌 you girls are all amazing!!!

Hurray💥3 miles❗️ Indiana strong 😊 Love St. Mary…

Good Job Girls.

Way to go!

What a great end to Red Ribbon Week--our costumes reminding us to keep building our good character by making good choices. Thanks, Student Council, for the fun Trick-or-Treat trail! ... See MoreSee Less

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Just a beautiful fall day on the playground. ❤ ... See MoreSee Less

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Just a beautiful fall day on the playground. ❤

Schools around the nation celebrate Red Ribbon Week this week--a time to reflect on making good choices, especially the choice to stay drug free. As the students discussed how "Healthy Choices are a Dream Come True" (Yes, it was pajama day!), former St. Mary's student and alumnus Daniel Fayette and Brady Domingo came to chat with the middle schoolers about the choices they've made that have allowed them to pursue their passions in life: videography and filmmaking. Have courage! Dare to be different! Thanks, gentlemen, for your uplifting messages! #RRW2021 ... See MoreSee Less

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Schools around the nation celebrate Red Ribbon Week this week--a time to reflect on making good choices, especially the choice to stay drug free. As the students discussed how Healthy Choices are a Dream Come True (Yes, it was pajama day!), former St. Marys student and alumnus Daniel Fayette and Brady Domingo came to chat with the middle schoolers about the choices theyve made that have allowed them to pursue their passions in life: videography and filmmaking. Have courage! Dare to be different! Thanks, gentlemen, for your uplifting messages! #RRW2021Image attachmentImage attachment

Thanks for coming to chat with us, Mayor Marsh! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago
Thanks for coming to chat with us, Mayor Marsh!

Thanks to the GFD for parading through our parking lot to help us celebrate Fire Safety Week. We hope our sea of red shirts shows our support for you...we appreciate all that you do for our community! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

SMS Student Council members busily preparing some "encouragement in a bag" as we prepare to head into 2 weeks of e-learning. Don't worry, Knights! We've got this! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago
SMS Student Council members busily preparing some encouragement in a bag as we prepare to head into 2 weeks of e-learning. Dont worry, Knights! Weve got this!Image attachment

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Yes, what a great idea to emphasize that through good times and bad, the staff and students make a great team at St Mary’s!

Know you can

This was SO thoughtful and just reminded me AGAIN why I am so happy our Henry gets to go to St.Mary’s!

This was a hit at our house. 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Cool!!

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First graders participated in part 1 of the SMS Summer Olympics. Today’s events included javelin, hurdles, marathon, and discus. The SMS Summer Olympics will wrap up with part 2 on Thursday. Good luck athletes. 🥇🥈🥉
We hope you enjoy our Olympic Opening Ceremony Parade.
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3 months ago

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This was a lot of fun today and the kids loved it as well! St Mary’s does a great job making education fun!

Jayne Stone McCleland

Adorable 🥰

That looks like a lot of fun. Staci and Jen can always come up with great ideas.

Staff Spotlight #16
Library & Tech Dept

Mr. Andy Fisse is the head of our tech department and is a whiz at all things tech! He can help our students with internet connection issues, he can repair broken chromebooks, and he has even helped problem solve SmartBoard issues in the classroom. Mr. Fisse has been our tech guru for 7 years. He is married to Karen and they have 4 children (Dan, Katie, Logan, and Emma) that attend SMS as well. Technology is a great asset to our school and we wouldn't be able to have the access we have if it weren't for Mr. Fisse!

Mr. Ryan Fisse is on his first full year here at SMS, but has helped Mr. Fisse for the previous 4 summers. His knowledge for computers is just as valuable and we are thankful for the assistance he provides to our students and staff in the technology area. He says, "I really enjoy being able to work with computers. It is always what I wanted to do." Mr. Fisse is the son of Mrs. Donna Fisse in the cafeteria!

Mrs. Donna Swinford has been a children’s librarian in public schools for 32 years and a public librarian for 5 years. She's been St Mary’s librarian since the new building was built and have checked the books out since I retired in 2015! Did you know Mrs. Swinford has a special talent of making historical, old time clothes. She takes care of the clothing at our local history museum in Greensburg! She has 5 children, 2 step children, and 7 grandchildren. She loves reading to the students at SMS and helping them find books to spark a love of reading!

Our library and tech department are such blessings to our school. Thank you Mr. Fisse, Mr. Fisse, and Mrs. Swinford for sharing your time, talent, and knowledge with our school.
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5 months ago
Staff Spotlight #16
Library & Tech Dept

Mr. Andy Fisse is the head of our tech department and is a whiz at all things tech!  He can help our students with internet connection issues, he can repair broken chromebooks, and he has even helped problem solve SmartBoard issues in the classroom.  Mr. Fisse has been our tech guru for 7 years.  He is married to Karen and they have 4 children (Dan, Katie, Logan, and Emma) that attend SMS as well.  Technology is a great asset to our school and we wouldnt be able to have the access we have if it werent for Mr. Fisse!

Mr. Ryan Fisse is on his first full year here at SMS, but has helped Mr. Fisse for the previous 4 summers.  His knowledge for computers is just as valuable and we are thankful for the assistance he provides to our students and staff in the technology area.  He says, I really enjoy being able to work with computers. It is always what I wanted to do.  Mr. Fisse is the son of Mrs. Donna Fisse in the cafeteria!
 
Mrs. Donna Swinford has been a children’s librarian in public schools for 32 years and a public librarian for 5 years. Shes been St Mary’s librarian since the new building was built and have checked the books out since I retired in 2015!  Did you know Mrs. Swinford has a special talent of making historical, old time clothes. She takes care of the clothing at our local history museum in Greensburg!  She has 5 children, 2 step children, and 7 grandchildren.  She loves reading to the students at SMS and helping them find books to spark a love of reading!

Our library and tech department are such blessings to our school.  Thank you Mr. Fisse, Mr. Fisse, and Mrs. Swinford for sharing your time, talent, and knowledge with our school.

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Thank you for all you do for SMS. I know you go above and beyond to help the kids!!!!

Staff Spotlight #15: Office Staff

Mrs. Lore Oesterling is the smile that greets you when you come to school or the cheerful voice you hear when calling school. She has devoted 14 years to St. Mary's as our beloved secretary. Lore is married to Mark Oesterling (a St. Mary's grad) and together they have a son, Nicholas (also a St. Mary's grad), who is working on his PhD right now at Syracuse University in New York! Mrs. Oesterling enjoys spending time with her immediate and extended family as much as possible and also enjoys gardening, flowers, and decorating at school and at home for each season/holiday! She’s pretty good at it too, the office is always looking festive! Lore says, “I've really enjoyed every minute of being here at St. Mary's. The children are so polite and considerate--they make it exciting to come to work each day!”

This is Mrs. Bri Little’s second time on our Staff Spotlight. You might remember her from our PreK spotlight. When she isn’t working as a PreK assistant, you can find her in the office taking on the role of our school nurse! She is a CNA and is such a kind and friendly face to our students when they visit her in the clinic. She says, “being hurt or sick is never any fun. I enjoy being able to help kids when those times arise.”

We are thankful for these 2 ladies and the cheer they bring to our school. Anyone will tell you, our front office is always so welcome and inviting and it’s largely due to these 2 friendly faces that welcome visitors and students.
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6 months ago
Staff Spotlight #15: Office Staff

Mrs. Lore Oesterling is the smile that greets you when you come to school or the cheerful voice you hear when calling school.  She has devoted 14 years to St. Marys as our beloved secretary.  Lore is married to Mark Oesterling (a St. Marys grad) and together they have a son, Nicholas (also a St. Marys grad), who is working on his PhD right now at Syracuse University in New York!  Mrs. Oesterling enjoys spending time with her immediate and extended family as much as possible and also enjoys gardening, flowers, and decorating at school and at home for each season/holiday!  She’s pretty good at it too, the office is always looking festive!  Lore says, “Ive really enjoyed every minute of being here at St. Marys. The children are so polite and considerate--they make it exciting to come to work each day!”

This is Mrs. Bri Little’s second time on our Staff Spotlight.  You might remember her from our PreK spotlight.  When she isn’t working as a PreK assistant, you can find her in the office taking on the role of our school nurse!  She is a CNA and is such a kind and friendly face to our students when they visit her in the clinic.  She says, “being hurt or sick is never any fun. I enjoy being able to help kids when those times arise.”

We are thankful for these 2 ladies and the cheer they bring to our school.  Anyone will tell you, our front office is always so welcome and inviting and it’s largely due to these 2 friendly faces that welcome visitors and students.

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Always like to talk to Lore! She is so friendly and helpful! Congratulations to both of them!

Thank you both for all you do for the SM kids. Especially my grandkids. Appreciate you and may God bless!

Great people!!

Staff Spotlight #14
We have 3 amazing resource teachers and specialists in our school.

Mrs. Anna Roberts is in her 6th year of teaching; 3rd here at St. Mary's. She graduated with her Elementary Education degree from Ball State in 2014. Mrs. Roberts is our Math Title 1 educator; she provides extra assistance to those students who need extra support in math. She and her husband have two children; a daughter who just turned 1 in March and a son who just turned 4 this April. Mrs. Roberts loves spending quality time with family and friends.

Mrs. Janet Hagerty is the PreK – Grade 3 Reading Teacher of the St.Mary’s Early Reading Prevention Program. This is her 10th year of providing this service to St.Mary’s School. It requires specialization and advance studies in the development of the five components of reading. She loves to share her knowledge and skills with the teachers. Mrs. Hagerty is known for her passion of teaching reading, bicycling, running, love of history and family. You may have seen her as Eucharistic Minister in church! She has been an EM for more than forty years.

Mrs. Nancy Fogg is our Special Education teacher. She works with students in grades K-8 to provide academic support in both math and reading. She and her husband, William, have 3 children, all of whom graduated from SMS. This is her 1st year in this position at SMS, but she has been a part of our school family for several years as a Kindergarten teacher in the past. Did you know: Mrs. Weigel & Mrs. Brown are former students of hers! Mrs. Fogg loves scrapbooking, cake decorating, and anything crafty!

We are so blessed by the work these 3 ladies do with our students. They really excel in their specialties and we are thankful they share their gifts with our school.
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Staff Spotlight #14
We have 3 amazing resource teachers and specialists in our school.

Mrs. Anna Roberts is in her 6th year of teaching; 3rd here at St. Marys. She graduated with her Elementary Education degree from Ball State in 2014.  Mrs. Roberts is our Math Title 1 educator; she provides extra assistance to those students who need extra support in math.  She and her husband have two children; a daughter who just turned 1 in March and a son who just turned 4 this April. Mrs. Roberts loves spending quality time with family and friends.

Mrs. Janet Hagerty is the PreK – Grade 3 Reading Teacher of the St.Mary’s Early Reading Prevention Program.  This is her 10th year of providing this service to St.Mary’s School.  It requires specialization and advance studies in the development of the five components of reading. She loves to share her knowledge and skills with the teachers.  Mrs. Hagerty is known for her passion of teaching reading, bicycling, running, love of history and family.  You may have seen her as Eucharistic Minister in church!  She has been an EM for more than forty years.  

Mrs. Nancy Fogg is our Special Education teacher.  She works with students in grades K-8 to provide academic support in both math and reading.  She and her husband, William, have 3 children, all of whom graduated from SMS.  This is her 1st year in this position at SMS, but she has been a part of our school family for several years as a Kindergarten teacher in the past.  Did you know: Mrs. Weigel & Mrs. Brown are former students of hers!  Mrs. Fogg loves scrapbooking, cake decorating, and anything crafty!

We are so blessed by the work these 3 ladies do with our students.  They really excel in their specialties and we are thankful they share their gifts with our school.

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How fortunate SMS have you for extra help. I'm sure it makes a world of difference. God bless you all!

Thanks for all you do!

Staff Spotlight #13
This dynamic duo takes care of our 5th grade Knights.

Ms. Deb Greiwe has been teaching at SMS for 13 years, starting in Kindergarten and recently moving to 5th grade! Ms. Greiwe is the English Language Arts and Reading teacher for the 5th graders. She loves to share her love of reading with her students. Ms. Greiwe has a daughter, Abby, who is an adult now, but attended SMS as an elementary student! Ms. Greiwe bleeds blue for her Indianapolis Colts! She also enjoys spending time with her family outside of school.

Ms. Marge Bruns has been a teacher for 22 years. Miss Bruns REALLY loves IU. Just ask her, you'll see. Ok, ok, don't do that. She's a Boilermaker through and through, even decorating her classroom in PU flags and black & gold. Did you know, Ms. Bruns is also our Athletic Director? She schedules all the home and away games/meets for our student athletes as well as many other duties that come with the AD title.

We love this set of teachers and are thankful for their teamwork to make our 5th graders succeed!
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Staff Spotlight #13
This dynamic duo takes care of our 5th grade Knights.

Ms. Deb Greiwe has been teaching at SMS for 13 years, starting in Kindergarten and recently moving to 5th grade!  Ms. Greiwe is the English Language Arts and Reading teacher for the 5th graders.  She loves to share her love of reading with her students.  Ms. Greiwe has a daughter, Abby, who is an adult now, but attended SMS as an elementary student!  Ms. Greiwe bleeds blue for her Indianapolis Colts!  She also enjoys spending time with her family outside of school.  

Ms. Marge Bruns has been a teacher for 22 years.  Miss Bruns REALLY loves IU.  Just ask her, youll see.  Ok, ok, dont do that.  Shes a Boilermaker through and through, even decorating her classroom in PU flags and black & gold.  Did you know, Ms. Bruns is also our Athletic Director?  She schedules all the home and away games/meets for our student athletes as well as many other duties that come with the AD title.  

We love this set of teachers and are thankful for their teamwork to make our 5th graders succeed!

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That Marge Bruns❤️🙏🏻😘 So incredibly grateful for her! I wouldn’t have made it through 6th grade without her! Still grateful for her guidance these days.

Congratulations to both of you. Good job with the students. Have a good summer!

Thays for all you do for the SMS and especially any of my grandkids that you may have taught. God bless you!

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Excellent teachers and ladies

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Congratulations to St. Mary's School on raising the most money! In total, all schools combined raised $1,440.46 😁🙌🙌♥️ The totals are as follows:
St. Mary's 516.41
North Decatur Elementary 392.70
GCHS 213.18
North Decatur High School 152.58
South Decatur Elementary 90.59
South Decatur High School 20.00
Other venmo 55.00

What an awesome community we have!!!
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Thanks to all of our St. Mary's family for doing your part to help Meals on Wheels!Congratulations to St. Mary's School on raising the most money! In total, all schools combined raised $1,440.46 😁🙌🙌♥️ The totals are as follows:
St. Mary's 516.41
North Decatur Elementary 392.70
GCHS 213.18
North Decatur High School 152.58
South Decatur Elementary 90.59
South Decatur High School 20.00
Other venmo 55.00

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Thanks to all of our St. Marys family for doing your part to help Meals on Wheels!

Staff Spotlight #12
These 2 make a great team in 4th grade!

Mrs. Angie Maloney has 20 years of teaching at St. Mary's under her belt. She's taught a range from 2nd-4th grades! Mrs. Maloney graduated from ISU and obtained her Master's from WGU. She and her husband, Rob, have 3 boys all of whom have attended or graduated from St. Mary's. She loves crafting such as crochet, painting, and drawing. (And she's really good at it too!!!) Do you know which teacher love frogs? It's Mrs. Maloney!

Mrs. Eva Volz has been an educator for 23 years! She and her husband have 6 children. 3 of her children are at St. Marys: 2 as students and 1 as our school nurse! That's right, Mrs. Little is Mrs. Volz's daughter! Mrs. Volz enjoys life on her farm and helping her children with their 4H projects. She also really enjoys loving on and spoiling her granddaughter, Charlie.

These 2 are a great pair in 4th grade and we are so thankful for them!
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Staff Spotlight #12
These 2 make a great team in 4th grade!

Mrs. Angie Maloney has 20 years of teaching at St. Marys under her belt.  Shes taught a range from 2nd-4th grades! Mrs. Maloney graduated from ISU and obtained her Masters from WGU.  She and her husband, Rob, have 3 boys all of whom have attended or graduated from St. Marys.  She loves crafting such as crochet, painting, and drawing.  (And shes really good at it too!!!)  Do you know which teacher love frogs?  Its Mrs. Maloney!

Mrs. Eva Volz has been an educator for 23 years!  She and her husband have 6 children.  3 of her children are at St. Marys: 2 as students and 1 as our school nurse!  Thats right, Mrs. Little is Mrs. Volzs daughter!  Mrs. Volz enjoys life on her farm and helping her children with their 4H projects.  She also really enjoys loving on and spoiling her granddaughter, Charlie.

These 2 are a great pair in 4th grade and we are so thankful for them!

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Angie Fisse Maloney I’ll never forget how good you were with my boys ! You helped them (and me)so much during their time at St. Mary’s. As far as a teacher goes, you are the total package. Thanks for all you do for the kids and thanks for being such a good friend 💕

Kudos to these ladies on their accomplishments! 👏🏻

Thats looks like a great duo. Thanks for caring for the SMS kids especially my grandkids!!!

We love these ladies!

A dynamic duo!

I agree. GOD BLESS YOU BOTH

Congratulations to both of you!

Love you both!!

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