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SRO Joins SMA Safety Team

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During the first chapel of the spring semester January 7, students will be introduced to the Academy’s new School Resource Officer (SRO), Deputy Daniel Weber. Deputy Weber joins the Academy staff following the retirement of Michael Smith as Campus Safety Officer. Mr. Smith served two years as Safety Officer for SMA and played a significant…
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Junior ROTC: Dispelling Some of the Myths

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Junior ROTC: Partnership between Army and School Cadet Aidan Chambers runs the SMA flag at a football game. While many have heard about Junior ROTC, I’d like to provide some details about our program and dispel a few myths in hopes of gaining more interest and participation in Junior ROTC. Junior ROTC is a program…
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Academic Stress and the Course Selection Process

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Academic Stress: My Shoes Are Burning! Academic Dean Bob Wiegand introduces the Electives Showcase. I just finished reading a number of short essays from the junior class submitted in English III, and discovered a reoccurring theme in nearly one out of every two submissions. Some of them took on homework, some focused on academic stress,…
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International Boarding: Adapting to Life in the U.S.

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International Boarding: A New Life Zara at the Homecoming bonfire with fellow seniors Joe Ballou and Walker Nighbert. Before I went to school as an international student at San Marcos Academy, I had never gone to a school far away from my house. I have been to many different places in China and other countries…
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Food Insecurity: School Fuel Offers Local Support

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Giving Thanks for Food Thanksgiving is a day to be grateful for all God has given us, especially for the gift of food. In 1621, the Pilgrims enjoyed a feast and gave thanks for their good harvest, and food has been an important part of Thanksgiving celebrations ever since. Did you know a typical Thanksgiving meal,…
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The Master’s School To Unite with San Marcos Academy Next Year

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San Marcos Academy and The Master’s School of San Marcos will unite their programs on SMA campus beginning in the Fall of 2019, representatives of both schools announced Nov. 1. The Master’s School will continue to hold classes for kindergarten through sixth grade on their Centerpoint Road campus through the end of this school year.…
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Sabre: It’s Time to Shop at SMA!

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If you haven’t been by the Sabre Bookstore in a while . . . you haven’t been by the Sabre Bookstore!   Cathy Mitchell, manager, and Alyssa Clutter, assistant manager, have some great new items in stock for students, parents and alumni. As we anticipate the excitement of Homecoming Week, please shop the Sabre for…
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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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