Extracurricular programs can make many valuable contributions to the entire St. Mary educational process. Many of the lessons learned and habits acquired will benefit student athletes for years to come. In order for these contributions to be present, only qualified students can be involved in athletics and extra-curricular activities. Guidelines have been established to determine the students deserving to represent St. Mary Catholic School.
All athletic participants must follow and meet the guidelines set by the CSAL. This includes all students participating in a sport with Newton USD 373. These guidelines will be closely monitored and are found in the handbook pgs. 6-10.
St. Mary Catholic School is a KSHSAA member and abides by the rules governed by this organization.
St. Mary teams include volleyball, basketball, track and field, and cheerleading. In 2012-13, St. Mary will have a middle school soccer team. St. Mary students participate with USD 373 through a cooperative agreement in the sports of cross country, football, wrestling, and tennis as well as any sports in which St. Mary cannot field a team. St. Mary also competes through the CSAL in Scholar Bowl, Religion Bowl, Battle of the Books and the diocesan Spelling Bee. Additionally, St. Mary is a member of the Valley Nine and competes in the Quiz Bowl, Music Contest, Spelling Bee and Art Fair.
The 7th and 8th grade scholar bowl teams are coached by Mary Ann Hensley. Pictured below is the 7th grade team with 1st place medals from the St. Jude meet.
St. Mary Catholic School Religion Bowl Teams Finish 3rd and 4th
Both teams had identical records of 8-4 in the 12 team tournaments. Because of tie breakers, the 8th grade team finished in 4th place and the 7th grade team finished 3rd. Congratulations!
Battle of the Books teams competed in three separate events. Teams from the diocese in our region include: Holy Cross in Hutchinson, St. Joseph in McPherson, St. Joseph in Ost, and St. Mary
Thank you to Mrs. Breckunitch, Mrs. Silvernale-Wagner and the parent volunteers for helping our teams!