STMA High School Daily Announcements 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Black Hills Summer Trip 2018 - Mr. Kuhn is currently organizing a summer trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming, and you could be part of this summer’s adventure.  If you want more information, see Mr. Kuhn in room 1456.  Registration will open in early February.

Mock Trial – STMA Blue Team beat Cambridge Isanti White Team.  STMA Varsity lost by one point to Cambridge Isanti Varsity.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Informational Meeting - The counselors will be holding an informational meeting titled “How to earn college credit while in high school” in the Performing Arts Center during conferences on Thursday, January 18th at 6:30 p.m.  During this meeting, information will be shared regarding requirements for Advanced Placement, College in the Schools, and Post-Secondary Education Option (PSEO).  Pros/cons and timelines will be discussed within this meeting.   Individual meetings can be scheduled in March with your assigned counselor if your child chooses to pursue PSEO.  The meeting is strongly encouraged for current sophomores and juniors who are considering PSEO during high school.  If you have any questions, please see your school counselor.

Girls Basketball - The girls basketball couldn’t overcome a quick start by the Trojans and their own cold shooting in their third loss of the season last night. After getting down 11-2, the Knights rallied to pull within three points at 15-12, but the Trojans attacked again and built a 13 point lead before halftime. In the second half, the Trojans led by as many as 17 points before the Knights increased the defensive pressure, started forcing turnovers, and cut the lead to 10 on two occasions. Despite their efforts, they couldn’t get the lead to single digits and in the end lost 59-45. The Knights were as cold as the frigid temperatures outside - shooting 15/60 (25%) from the field, 6/28 (21%) from behind the arc, and 9/21 (42%) from the free throw line.   The JV won by 5 points and the 9th grade dropped a close 1 pt game.

GSA - The STMA Gay Straight Alliance group will meet today in the Career Center by the Guidance office from 3:30 - 4. Everyone is welcome to join this student-led group for discussion, presentations, games, and snacks. Join us!

FCA - FCA will meet in Saint Michael next Monday at 7.  See Mr. Dewey or Greeno for directions.

Football Leadership Council - All returning STMA Football players are eligible to join the Leadership Council.  Meetings are before school at 7:45 AM on the last Wednesday of every month in Coach Essler’s room (2246), with the first meeting on January 31st.  See Coach Essler for more information.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Wrestling Results - Last week’s wrestling results:  #3AAA Knights 75 Mound-Westonka 0; #3AAA Knights 74 Monticello 6; #3AAA Knights 42 Bemidji 19; #3AAA Knights 65 Wayzata 3; #3AAA Knights 34  #5AAA Willmar 27 ; #3AAA Knights 27 #6AAA Shakopee 29.

SNAP Closure - Mr. Kuhn’s SNAP room is closed this week.

Community Service Opportunity - Still need community service?! The Speech team is looking for volunteers to help with their home tournament on Saturday, February 10. Various time slots are available between 7:30 am and 4:30 pm. They are in need of concessions workers, info table managers, and more. Please see Ms. Vander Heiden in Room 3386 to volunteer!

Debate - Congratulations to the STMA debate team who had multiple competitors in the state tournament this past weekend at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.   Every member of our team worked extremely hard this season and had several accomplishments. We are already looking forward to next year’s season.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Mock Trial – STMA placed second on January 6 at Apollo.  Six students got perfect tens, one student won Best Attorney, and two students won Best Witnesses.

Word of the Day –  ‘homiletic’ – an adjective meaning:  1.  of, relating to, or resembling a homily  2.  of or relating to the art of preaching;  also: preachy.  

 Quote of the Week ––  “Only I can change my life.  No one can do it for me.”

 

                                                      ~ Carol Burnett

           

Activities:  Please check the Mississippi 8 website for a listing of current activities.  

Mission Statement

The mission of District 885 is to provide a safe educational environment where students are encouraged to develop lifelong learning skills which nurture positive attitudes and self-worth.  This will be accomplished when all graduates function as:  Self-directed learners, Purposeful Thinkers, Effective Communicators, and Responsible Citizens.