Mission Statement
As a significant ministry of St. Mary’s Parish,
St. Mary’s School exists to aid in the development of the whole child: spiritually, academically, socially and physically.
As part of a Catholic community living out the Gospel message, the school and family collaborate to nurture self-worth, respect, and an appreciation of the pursuit of knowledge.


The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020.  Check it out at https://nosf.org/.  Click I want to apply


Our scholarships are 100% need-based. Each year, NOSF provides hundreds of thousands of dollars in tuition assistance, with an average scholarship award of nearly $1,200. If you believe that your family is eligible, and you are ready to make a commitment of $500 toward tuition costs, we encourage you to begin the application process today.

December and January Calendar

January 11th – End of Quarter

January 20th – St. Mary’s PTO YMCA night 7pm – 9pm

January 21st – No School

January  25th – Pizza Day

January 27th – Open House 9 am – 11:30 am

January 27th – February 1st – Catholic Schools Week

January 27th – Catholic Schools Week Walleye Game 5pm

January 27th – Deanery Youth Retreat

January 27th – February 1st – Catholic Schools Week

January 30th – Celebration at Col. Grove St. Anthony (Mass, Lunch and Ventriloquist)

February 15th – Midterm

February 18th – No School

February 22nd – Pizza Day

March 1st – Spring Pictures

March 13th – 7th – 8th Quiz Bowl

March 14th – 5th – 6th Quiz Bowl

March 15th – End of Quarter

March 18th – Paul Orshoki Author Coming to St. Mary’s

March 29th – Pizza Day

March 30th – Springfest

April 19th – April 22nd No School Easter

May 13th – Field Day

May 13th – Pizza Day

May 19th – Leipsic Local Schools Graduation

May 20th – Pre – Kindergarten Graduation Time and Place TBA

May 21st – Kindergarten Graduation Time and Place TBA

May 22nd – Last Day

May 22nd – 8th grade Graduation

May 22nd – Mass 7pm

May 23rd – Teacher Work Day

June 13th – June 15th – YES weekend Ottoville



Word from the Principal   (Please check out weekly newsletter can be found in links)

The frigid temperatures of winter have quickly approached this week.  Please remember to have your child wear hats, gloves and winter coats.  We will be going outside for recess if the feels like temperature is above 20 degrees.

The end of the quarter is January 11th.  Grade cards will be sent home January 18th.

Catholic Schools Week is January 28th through February 1st.  On January 27th from 9:00 am – 11:30 am there will be an Open House.  This will be an opportunity for students to show off what they have been doing in school.  Also, a chance for any new or prospective students and families to visit the school.  Please spread the word.

Continued blessings to you and your family.

God Bless,

Michelle Knippen

January Prayer of the Month

Jesus I love you.  All I have is thine.  Yours I am and yours I want to be.  Do with me whatever you will.


February Prayer of the Month

Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.


March Prayer of the Month

We fly to your patronage, O Holy Mother of God.  Despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us from all dangers, O ever Glorious and Blessed Virgin.  Amen

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