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

December 12th – Culture Project 4:00 – 6:00

December 14th – Eye Exams – Grades 1,3,5,7 &

Scoliosis Exam Grades 6,7,8

December 20th – 5th/6th/7th/8th Grade Christmas Caroling at the Meadows of Leipsic

December 24th – January 2nd – No School Christmas Break

January 3rd – Classes Resume

January 4th – 8th grade Tour Millstream – Noon

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


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

It has been a wonderful week as we have begun our preparations for the Birth of our Savior.  We started off the Advent Season with the Jesse Tree Prayers.  The older students read an Advent Prayer, while the younger students hang ornaments on our Christmas tree.

The students were also able to visit the Secret Santa Shop on Monday and Tuesday.  Thank you to the wonderful ladies who made the Secret Santa Shop possible.

The Christmas program is December 9th, 3pm at the Parish Life Center.  5th and 6th grade students please arrive 30 minutes prior to the show.  All other grades please arrive 15 minutes prior to the show.  ALL students are required to dress up – NO Jeans or Sweatpants.

Just a reminder to make sure that students have hats, gloves and winter jackets.

If you have not done so and are planning to volunteer, chaperoning or mentor at the school you must go through selection.com for the background check.  You must also complete the protecting God’s youth online component.  It takes 48-72 hours for us to receive verification that you have completed all requirements.

Do you know a grandparent, aunt, uncle that wants to stay up to date and receive the newsletter please have them send an email to mknippen@ls.noacsc.org,   I will add them to the list.   Continued blessings to you and your family.

God Bless,

Michelle Knippen

December Prayer of the Month

Psalm 121

My Help Comes from the Lord

I lift up my eyes to the hills.

From where does my help come?

My help comes from the Lord,

who made heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot be moved;

he who keeps you will not slumber.

Behold, he who keeps Israel

will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is your keeper;

the Lord is your shade on your right hand.

The sun shall not strike you by day,

nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all evil;

he will keep your life.

The Lord will keep

your going out and your coming in

from this time forth and forevermore.

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.

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