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Lessons from the Mountain Laurel

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By Dr. Chad Chaddick, Pastor of FBC, San Marcos Many members of First Baptist Church know that I dabble in gardening. I’m no expert, by any account, but I enjoy cultivating a few flowers and a few vegetables throughout the year. One of the plants I have come to really enjoy and appreciate is the…
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Lower School Embraces Early Act Program

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Character, leadership, and service are the key components of a program incorporated into the San Marcos Academy Lower School this year. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of San Marcos (which meets weekly at SMA), Early Act is a service program for elementary students from ages 5 to 13.  The mission of Early Act is to…
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Overcoming Uniformity with Diversity, Part 2

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In this continuation of our series (see Part 1), Senior Vice President Bob Wiegand tackles some additional questions from students about diversity and racism in our society. The question were submitted following a chapel presentation by Mr. Wiegand and Constable David Peterson (Hays County, Precinct 1) in September. Check back for additional blogs in the…
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Overcoming Uniformity with Diversity, Part 1

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Mr. Bob Wiegand, Mr. Ed Salinas, Constable David Peterson, and Coach Les Davis rekindle old friendships after chapel Sept. 28. Constable David Peterson (Hays County, Precinct 1) and Mr. Bob Wiegand, Senior Vice President at SMA, appeared together during two chapel services on the last week of September to discuss the issue of racism and…
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TAPPS Compliance: Help Us Keep Our Season Going

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Greetings to all SMA Bear parents and fans! I wanted to take a moment to reach out and share about a topic that I am quite sure everyone is tired of, but one that is part of our current world, like it or not. If you have been to a volleyball game since we finally were…
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SMA Enhances Campus Sanitization Protocols

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Sanitization: Following TEA Guidance In accordance with public health planning guidance from the Texas Education Agency, San Marcos Academy has implemented numerous new practices to mitigate the likelihood of spreading the coronavirus, or any other communicable disease, on campus. These are the recommendations we are following: providing parental and public notices regarding our plan for…
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Campus Updates for 2020-21

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Theme for 2020-21 Two years ago, we were Growing Together, and last year, we took time to Discover. As we face the challenges and possibilities of the 2020-21 year, the Academy will claim the promise in 1 John 5:5: “Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the…
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Purchasing Uniforms at SMA

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Uniforms have been a feature of the daily routine at San Marcos Academy for many years. Uniforms have many benefits: they can increase school spirit and community, enhance safety through easy student identification, promote fairness and equality, reduce peer pressure issues, and even improve a student’s academic success by helping them focus on their learning…
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5-Day Boarding School Now Includes Houston Texas

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Since 2015, San Marcos Academy has provided a 5-day boarding option for families who live within a 70-mile radius of the campus. Families within the qualifying 70-mile radius would include those as far north as Round Rock or even Georgetown and as far south as San Antonio and its surrounding communities (The Dominion, The Rim,…
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Honoring Our Heroes on Memorial Day

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The San Marcos Academy family joins others across the country today in observing the Memorial Day holiday, which honors those men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. The garrison flag is flown at Ingram Stadium for special occasions at the Academy. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and was officially…
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