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Bilingual: In What Language Do We Think?

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Author Zara Gao is a senior from China. Knowing another language is very interesting. A lot of people who speak only one language are very curious about what language those people who are bilingual think in. I have been in America for six years now, and I can say that I speak English fluently. I…
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San Marcos Public Library Partners with SMA

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This summer, Mrs. Amy Nighbert, our librarian, has been working to establish a new partnership with the San Marcos Public Library. Ms. Diane Insley, San Marcos Public Library Director, is making many of the library’s resources available to all Academy students, whether they are day or boarding students. Even our international students are being treated…
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Snakes: Awareness and Vigilance on Campus

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Rattlesnake In the Hill Country of Texas, snakes, quite literally, go along with the territory. Our campus is not immune from snakes, especially during the hot months of summer and early fall. We wanted to let you know some of the things we’re doing things to combat the presence of snakes on campus, particularly around…
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Team Followell: Duo to be Campus Ministers at SMA

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Monica and Clint Followell, who both serve on the staff at First Baptist Church in San Marcos, have been named Campus Ministers at San Marcos Academy, President Brian Guenther announced this week. The couple will work part-time at the Academy to oversee the student chapel program, coordinate extra-curricular Bible studies and ministry opportunities on campus…
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Bookstore: What’s New at the Sabre

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One of the many things that makes San Marcos Academy unique is the Sabre Bookstore. Our Bookstore is now open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each school day. We hope these expanded hours will make shopping more convenient for parents as well as students. Sabre shoppers can purchase a wide variety of items in…
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“Are You Called?” President Guenther Challenges Staff, Faculty

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Editor’s Note: Dr. Brian Guenther gave the following address at the 2018 Convocation/Consecration on August 6, issuing a challenge to our faculty and staff and posing the question, “Are you called?” At the start of this academic year, I will have begun my fifteenth year in my educational career.  In the beginning, it was working…
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New Staff Join SMA Family

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When the 2018-19 school year gets underway, the Academy will not only have a new President at the helm, but will also have a number of new staff and faculty members “growing together” as part of the Academy family. Dr. Brian N. Guenther was appointed by the Board of Trustees to serve as the Academy’s…
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Dr. Brian N. Guenther Named SMA President

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Dr. Brian N. Guenther was named President of San Marcos Academy by the Board of Trustees July 17 and will assume his duties on Aug. 1. Dr. Guenther will succeed Jimmie W. Scott, who is retiring as President and moving into a new role as President Emeritus. Scott will assist with the transition of the…
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Athletic Period Will Serve SMA Well

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After many discussions about the benefits and personal observations of our athletic program, Dr. Brian Guenther, our academic dean, has structured the daily schedule for SMA students to allow for an athletic period for all Upper School (US) athletes. All US student-athletes, male and female, involved in team sports will need to register for this…
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No Comfort Zone: Coach Wade Shares Summer Adventures

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Hello SMA family!  I hope you’ve all had a great summer!  Mine has been interesting . . . great, but interesting.  I may ask to speak at a chapel regarding my summer “adventures” but felt led to share them now as well. So what I’d like to talk about is something I need to think…
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