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 Posted November 19, 2015 : 10:30am
Christmas Dinner
Reservations Needed

Our annual Christmas Dinner is coming up on Wednesday, Dec. 9, in our dining room, beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 7:15 p.m., when we will be dismissed to attend the Band and Choir Concert in the RCC.

We would like to extend an invitation to your family to join us for this event if your schedule will allow. The dinner is $10 per person for parents, family members and day students (boarding students are not charged, as this is their evening meal). In order to properly plan for food and seating, we must ask you to make reservations by the end of business Thursday, Dec. 3. To make your reservation, please visit our online payment portal.

After identifying the correct student account, select "Christmas Dinner" and enter the number of people in your party (include any day students but NOT boarding students in your count). You may pay for the meal by credit card or by e-check. If you prefer to pay in cash, you may do so through Mrs. Dollar at the Carroll Hall Reception Desk.

We are expecting a full house for this meal, so please reserve your spot as soon as possible as it could be a sell-out! We encourage families to arrive for the meal by 6 p.m. in order to find a table to accommodate your group.

Student attire for the dinner as well as for the Christmas program is as follows:
Girls in the program should wear black slacks and the white no-tuck shirt with tie; girls not in the program should wear black slacks with the white no-tuck shirt and tie OR with an appropriate coordinating blouse.
Boys in the program will wear their dress uniform (khaki pants, oxford shirt and SMA tie, blue sweater); boys not in the program may wear a suit and tie or the dress uniform.

If you have any questions about the meal or about reservations, please contact Mrs. De Long at or at 512-753-8017.
 Posted November 17, 2015 : 1:30pm
Extra! Extra!
The Laurel Newspaper is Back!

Our journalism class has been hard at work bringing back the Laurel student
newspaper. Enjoy these great stories and features, including these topics:
College Test Prep, Cafeteria Dining, Homecoming Recap, School Fashion,
Senior Spotlight and the Athletic Roundup.

Contact Mrs. Cindy Rollins with your feedback, and enjoy the Laurel!
 Posted November 17, 2015 : 9:30am

Support TEEM Haiti
This Christmas!

Once again, SMA is joining forces with TEEM Haiti to support the Maison des Enfants de Dieu orphanage in Haiti. The Guenther Family will return to Haiti with an estimated team of 18 people and much needed supplies from December 26 to January 4.

It is requested that students bring packages of diapers and/or containers of powdered baby formula (which is far easier to transport than liquid formula). Faculty, staff, and administration are encouraged to participate by donating bar soap, underwear, baby powder, or flip flops. The locations for drop off is the SMA Library with Mrs. Amy Nighbert or at the Robinson Christian Center (RCC) with Mr. Chris Carrier on Monday or Wednesday mornings prior to chapel assemblies. The donations will be received through Friday, December 11.

There are currently 71 children at Maison des Enfants de Dieu. We want to ensure that each one receives our support and love. Christy and Brian Guenther are scheduled to share with us a testimony of God's grace to Maison des Enfants de Dieu on Wednesday, December 2, in chapel.

 Posted November 13, 2015 : 7:30am 
Help JROTC Support Brown Santa

The JROTC Bear Battalion is collecting unwrapped toys for children in
Hays County who may not otherwise have a merry Christmas. Please join
this effort by placing donations in the giant wrapped box in front
of the Administrative Offices in Carroll Hall.
The last day to donate is December 11.

Thank you for your support!

 Posted November 13, 2015 : 7:30am
Final Exam Schedule

Fall Final Exam schedule may be seen here

Study hard and show what excellent students you are.
 Updated November 23, 2015 : 8:00am 
Bear Football Team on to State

The Bears will play Tomball Christian at the TCAL State Championship at Houston Baptist University on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 4 p.m. SMA Head Coach Les Davis said three practices are scheduled during Thanksgiving week for those players who can make it.

Good luck to the Bears (6-4 overall, 4-0 in district play) as they head to the state football championship for the first time in several decades!

State Championship football game will be held at
HBU Stadium, 7502 Fondren Rd., Houston, Tx 77074

Way to go, SMA Bears!
 Posted September 24, 2015 : 10:30am 
Middle School Homecoming Dance—GLOW Bears!

Students in grades 6-8 will have a Homecoming Dance on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 7:30-10:30 p.m. in Davidson Hall. The theme is Glow, Fight, Win . . . Bears!

Attire for the evening is party dresses for girls and slacks with a shirt and tie for boys. Dresses must be modest in style and cut, with no halter tops or low backs. Length must be no higher than 2-3 inches above the knee. Girls should wear appropriate undergarments with the dresses.

A SignUp Genius Link page has been created for the dance, and many of the spots have already been filled. Please take a moment to look at what is still needed and sign up where you can. Monetary donations are also welcome. These donations can be sent to the SMA Business Office with MIDDLE SCHOOL DANCE in the memo line.

Students who may wish to bring a non-SMA guest to the dance must have a permission form signed and turned in 7 days prior to any campus event. Download the form at this link.

 Posted October 15, 2015 : 9:30am 
Crest Yearbook Personal Ads

Do something extra special for your extra-special student by honoring them with an ad in the 2016 Crest yearbook. Ads range in size from 1/8 page to a full page and range in cost from $50-250. Order by December 11 and get a 10% discount! The yearbook staff can assist in providing ideas and designing your ad. Click here for the order form and price list.

 Posted August 24, 2015 : 10:45am 
Chamber Business Expo

SMA will be represented with a booth at the annual San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo on Friday, Aug. 28 at the Embassy Suites/San Marcos Conference Center. The Expo opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 (or a donation of 5 cans of food for the local food bank). Stop by and see us if you plan to attend the Expo! For more information, visit
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