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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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Staff, Faculty Receive Awards
From San Marcos Texas Boarding School

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San Marcos Academy presents awards each school year to faculty and staff members who go above and beyond the call of duty. Recognized this year for their contributions to the Academy were Dr. Jacob Scott, Mrs. Rebecca Nash, Mr. James Portis, and Mrs. Mattie Howard. Presented to a faculty member every three years, the Jack…
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JROTC Federal Awards 2019-20

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Each year local, regional, and national organizations provide a number of awards to our Junior ROTC cadets to recognize them for their performance and accomplishments throughout the school year. We are deeply grateful to these organizations for their outstanding support of our program. The awards would have been presented by LTC Lenny Cianciotto and CSM Vincent…
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Honoring SMA Athletes: MVPs and Battlin’ Bears

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To all Bear and Lady Bear athletes by Toby Wade, Assistant Athletic Director, on behalf of the SMA Coaching Staff: Wow! What a strange end to a school year. Normally around this time, the athletic staff is pretty stressed out, doing final preparations for the annual Sports Banquet. The banquet normally adds to our gray…
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Making Remote Working/WFH More Productive
Tips from Your Boarding School in Texas

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Signs of the Times . . . working from home Like so many others around the world, our Academy faculty and staff are learning how to work from home (WFH) during these days of social distancing. Luckily, we have a Director of Campus Support, Matt McNeil, who has 21 years experience with remote working/WFH. Who better…
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Survey: What’s the Purpose?
Improving Our College Prep School in Texas

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At the end of the 2018-019 school year, San Marcos Academy endeavored to solicit feedback from our clientele with a Google Forms survey. It proved to be an effective way to compile a good bit of information in a usable format. Our response rate was decent, but not all that we had hoped it to…
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Self-Care and Why We Need It

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Recently, I was given the opportunity to speak at a San Marcos Academy chapel service to share with the student body that March 2 was “World Teen Mental Wellness Day.” This awareness day was created by Abercrombie and Fitch as well as Hollister clothing companies. Its main purposes ares to 1) challenge the stigmas behind…
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