With parents as the primary educators of their children, St. Margaret Mary School helps to form students of faith, conscience, academic excellence and service in the Catholic tradition. Serving those as Christ did is inherently woven into the fabric of our school life.
|Students in grade 2 prepare with our SMM Associate Pastor, their teachers, classmates and parents to receive their First Reconciliation during first semester. Their second semester includes preparation at home and school to receive their First Holy Communion.|
|2nd graders attend a First Communion Retreat where the students and parent volunteers bake bread and share it with their classmates to better understand coming to the table of the Eucharist.|
5th graders attend a Kindness Retreat lead by the Youth Frontiers from Minnesota.
|This organization has lead students through a variety of retreats and offers students another avenue for spiritual and personal growth and development, http://www.youthfrontiers.org/kindness-retreat/.|
|7th graders attend a Courage Retreat to help with critical thinking as they encounter more decision making opportunities in their personal lives, http://www.youthfrontiers.org/courage-retreat/ .|
|8th graders attend a class Retreat as part of their preparation for Confirmation. The Confirmation preparation program lasts approximately 18 months, including service projects within Small Faith Groups.|