STMA High School Daily Announcements 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Girls Basketball - The girls basketball team traveled to Buffalo last night for a match-up with the team that was just one game behind them in the Mississippi 8 Conference win. The Bison scored first before the Knights applied full court pressure and capitalized on turnovers to take a 9-4 lead. The Bison rallied and regained the lead at 10-9. Although the Knights led for the rest of the game, it was not an easy victory. At halftime, the Knights had scored just 25 points, but given up only 17.  In the second half the Knights used an 18-5 run, fueled by two made 3-pointers to put the game out of reach from the Bison. The 54-37 win was the 17th of the season for the Knights!  

Chess Club – No chess club today.

#GameKnight of the Week - The Captain’s Council has designated the Boys Hockey game Thursday vs. Rogers and the Boys Basketball game Friday vs. Monticello as the #GameKnight of the week.  Anyone wearing STMA activities apparel will get in for free.  See the boys compete as they play their last home games of the regular season.

Boys Basketball - The boys basketball team beat Buffalo last night 72-51. Both teams came out in the first half hot shooting over 40% from three. The Knights held a narrow 29-28 lead at the half. A 24-2 run midway through the second half propelled STMA to a 21 point victory.   The JV team also beat Buffalo 54-44.

Mock Trial - The mock trial is cancelled tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Activity Center - On Friday, February 17 and Monday, February 20, 2017, the Activity Center will be OPEN ALL DAY (5am to 10pm).  **ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS- You MUST have an active Activity Center membership or pay the day fee to work out on Friday, February 17 and Monday, February 20, 2017.  Paying for a high school activity fee does NOT apply on days off from school, NO exceptions.**

Baseball Players - If you missed the parent/player meeting on Monday evening, please contact Coach Schumm as soon as possible to get the apparel info and handbook. Thank you!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Girls Basketball - It was a big night for the girls basketball team Friday night. Prior to the game we honored the awesome seniors who have made such a difference for STMA girls basketball.  Chisago Lakes scored the first points of the game.  The game was a battle with the Knights struggling to settle down and find their rhythm. They did make a few runs to take a 10-point advantage four times in the first half. But the Wildcats weren't giving up and continued to keep it close. At halftime the Knights had a slim 27-19 lead. Early in the second half, the Wildcats cut the lead to five, but the Knights slowly pulled away and won 59-39.  

Tuesday SNAP - Mr. Kuhn’s SNAP room will be closed on Tuesday.

Speech - The Speech Team hosted a tournament right here at STMA HS over the weekend, filling our school with over 500 competitors from more than 20 schools. Our team earned quite a few awards including: 1st place in Drama, and 1st place in Poetry Next-In, 5th place in Duo, 1st place in Impromptu and Honorable Mention in Humor, 2nd place in Impromptu, 3rd place in Impromptu and an Honorable Mention in Drama, and 7th place in Prose. Great work, team!

Attention Seniors - Are you a senior who decided not to take the ACT last April for free??  You can take it this April if you would like-for free!  Please see your counselor by March 1st to sign up!

Friday, February 10, 2017

BPA - BPA had 41 students advance to State! The State leadership conference will take place on March 23-25 at the downtown Minneapolis Hyatt Hotel. Students will then compete for a spot to go to Nationals in Orlando, FL Congratulations BPA!

ALIV - The ALIV Group will be meeting this Tuesday the 14th at 7:45 am in the Career Center.

Girls Basketball - Come cheer on the girls basketball team tonight when they host Chisago Lakes.  It’s going to be an exciting night as we honor three amazing seniors!!   Also you’re going to want to get there early as one of them is just two points away from becoming STMA’s all-time leading scorer!

Mock Trial - Yesterday, STMA's Mock Trial Team beat Princeton by one point, at the Benton County Courthouse in Foley.  Kudos to one member who scored a perfect ten while subbing for another team member.  Next Thursday, the team competes at the Wright County Courthouse, in Buffalo, hoping to earn their way to the state tournament.

 

 

Community Education News:

 

High School students who are interested in classroom Driver Education should pick up the spring session flyer in the office.   Eligible students must be 15 years old or older by July 31, 2017.

 

Word of the Day – ‘sward’ - a noun meaning:  1.  a portion of ground covered with grass  2.  the grassy surface of land.

Quote of the Week –  “The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting.”

                                                                     ~Walt Disney

               

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.