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Red Ribbon Week: Stay Drug Free

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When it comes to talking about the danger of drugs with teenagers, parents, like educators, need the right tools. Red Ribbon Week, which runs from October 23-31, is great time to talk to your children and encourage them to remain drug free. Did you know that children of parents who do speak with their teens…
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Leo Club Comes to SMA

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San Marcos Academy, in partnership with San Marcos Lion’s Club, is beginning a new international Leo Club for students aged 12-18. Through the Leo Club Program, young people develop and practice leadership, organization and social skills through participation in Leo Club activities and service projects. Involvement in these activities often fosters a lifetime commitment to…
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New Year, New Faces at SMA

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While our students were on vacation , SMA staff members were as busy as bees, preparing classrooms, planning curriculum and schedules, and onboarding new faculty and staff. Parents will have the opportunity to meet our new and returning teachers on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. during “Meet the Teacher” night. As a preview, here is a…
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Conditioning Camp: Record Breaking Summer

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As the heat of the summer day hit its full effect, a few select young men decided to take their sporting ability to the next level. On June 10 a group of 12 young men embarked on a summer of change in the Academy’s Conditioning Camp. Athletes from multiple grades, sports, and backgrounds showed up…
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Relocation for Lower, Middle School

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President Announces Transitional Plan While our students are away for the summer and enjoying their vacation, the Academy support staff is hard at work preparing the campus for the 2019-20 school year. One of the biggest projects facing the Academy this summer is the renovation of Davidson Hall to accommodate the tremendous growth in our…
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Civilian Response: SMA Stays ALERRT

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Participants use piieces of pork tenderloin to practice their wound-packing skills at the Academy CRCC training. Fifteen San Marcos Academy staff and faculty members participated in the country’s first Civilian Response and Casualty Care (CRCC) course during their Easter break April 22. The four-hour course was created by the ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response…
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Graduation: SMA Style

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Graduation at San Marcos Academy involves several traditions that have been part of the graduation experience for decades. Following is a list of the activities in which seniors will take part. Parents and families are welcome to any or all of these events. JROTC Federal Awards Ceremony Thursday, May 2, 4:30 p.m. in the Shultz…
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Youth Commission: Vazquez Serves Community

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Catarina Vazquez, SMA’s representative to the San Marcos Youth Commission. I have the privilege of representing San Marcos Academy on the San Marcos Youth Commission (SMYC). This board, made up of high school students from various schools, focuses on problems in the community that specifically affect youth. Recently, I was invited to attend the annual…
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