Battle of the Book List 2018-19

Battle of the Books—2018-19 FINAL LIST


The Crossover (Kwame Alexander)

Save Me a Seat (Sarah Weeks)

The City of Ember (Jeanne DuPrau)

Cracker (Cynthia Kadohata)

Pax (Sara Pennypacker)

Brown Girl Dreaming (Jacqueline Woodson)

Lincoln’s Spymaster (Samantha Seiple)

Some Writer (Melissa Sweet)

The Relic of Perilous Falls (Raymond Arroyo)

The Running Dream (Wendelin Van Draanen)

Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky (Sandra Dallas)

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook (Leslie Connor)

Full of Beans (Jennifer Holm)

The One and Only Ivan (Katherine Applegate)

Fish in a Tree (Lynda Mullaly Hunt)

A Single Shard (Linda Sue Park)

A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L’Engle)

Rain Reign (Ann Martin)

Because of Mr. Terupt (Rob Buyea)

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (Robert O’Brien)

Welcome New Staff

St. Mary Catholic School is excited to welcome Mrs. Natalie Steiner who be St. Mary's new principal.  Thank you for joining our St. Mary team.

2016 Wichita Diocese Banner School Award

St. Mary Catholic School is proud to announce that the Wichita Diocese awarded it's prestigious Banner School Award in 2016 to our school!  Only two school in the diocese were chosen for this award and it's the second time in three years that St. Mary has been chosen.  We thank you for all of your help and support of our school and share this award with all of our friends and benefactors!

You can read the article from the Newton Kansan at this link:

Bishop Kemme Visit

Bishop Kemme visits St. Mary Catholic School the first week of school on Friday, August 21, 2015.

Catholic School Survey

Below are links for the Wichita Diocese Catholic School survey (both English and Spanish).  Please take time to complete the survey (both mom and dad) to give feedback so we can use this information to help the school and diocese.  You can fill this survey out before or after conferences or another time, but please take time to do so.  We value your input.

God bless,

Mr. Stutey

Elementary Catholic School Parent Survey 2015 English




Elementary Catholic School Parent Survey 2015 Spanish (Español)

A continuación encontrará enlaces para la encuesta Wichita Escuela Católica Diócesis (Inglés y Español). Por favor, tómese el tiempo para completar la encuesta (tanto mamá y papá) para dar información para que podamos utilizar esta información para ayudar a la escuela y de la diócesis. Usted puede llenar esta encuesta a cabo antes o después de las conferencias o en otro momento, pero por favor, tómese el tiempo para hacerlo. Valoramos su opinión.

Dios bendiga,

Sr. Stutey


Elementary Catholic School Parent Survey 2015 English




Elementary Catholic School Parent Survey 2015 Spanish (Español)

School Supplies

The Salvation Army is helping families with school supplies.  You can fill out an application at the office in Newton at 208 W. 6th St. or call 283-3190.  This is for families who qualify for free/reduced lunches.  Simply fill out the application by Friday, July 17 and bring a school supply list.

A copy of our school supply list is under handbook under the about tab.  A copy is available at the Wal-Mart store.  We will also have a limited number of school supplies available at final enrollment on Sunday, July 26 from 9am-1pm in the school gym.


Physicals and Immunizations

Please make sure that your child has the necessary health forms, immunizations and sports physicals up-to-date before school begins.  Here is one opportunity.

School Sports Physicals
(Suggested donation of $5.00)

Guadalupe Clinic, 940 South St. Francis, Wichita, KS 67211
316-264-8974     Guadalupe Clinic is a donation based clinic that services the uninsured and medically underserved.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 4:00PM – 8:00PM &
Saturday, July 25, 2015 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Offered at 940 South St. Francis in Wichita, KS (corner of South St. Francis and Gilbert Street – South of Kellogg)

Registration forms will be available in advance through your child’s School Office and also available on site both dates.  PLEASE bring your child’s immunization records and insurance information.

Sedgwick County Health Department will provide FREE vaccines to uninsured children


New Bleachers

Thank you for supporting the 2015 school auction.  Because of your generous giving, we were able to order and install new bleachers in our gym this summer.  Below are pictures from the initial tear out of the old bleachers with an empty gym to the final completion of the new bleachers with ADA seating included.

Summer Meal Program in Newton

Summer Meals will be served this summer from June 8th through July 24th. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9 am at Sunset Elementary.  Lunch will be served from 11:30 to 12:30 pm at Sunset Elementary. An evening meal will also be served again this year at Newton High School.  Enter through the west entrance from 5 to 6 pm. Children ages 1 through 18 eat free and adult meals are available for purchase.  For more information on this program, please call Peace Connections at 284-0000.