Brussels, Illinois

St. Mary School

School News

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ACRE testing is a standardized religion test required by the Diocesan Office of Education for grades

5 and 8.  This test will be given the week of February 5th thru 9th.  We encourage parents not to make

outside appointments during this week.  If you have any questions please feel free to call the school.  


The Math Counts competition will have a team from SMS attending on Saturday, February 3rd.  The team members are Shane Macauley, Brody Caselton, Belle Friedel and Jerica LaMarsh with Payson Camerer and Jacob LaMarsh as alternates.  The team will travel to SIUE with their coach, JoAnn Nolte.  Good Luck team!!!


The Valentine's Day class parties will be on February 13th from 2-3 p.m.  The Pre-K party for ALL   Pre-K students will be held on Tuesday, February 13th. 


The National Geography Bee was won by Brody Caselton.  The 2nd place winner was Shane Macauley and the 3rd place winner was Emma Vogel.  Great job Brody, Shane and Emma!!!


SMS students (Pre-K thru 8th) are being asked to donate one canned good item each Friday during Lent for our "Feed My People" program.  Lent starts on Wednesday, February 14th.  Our hope is to build a pyramid with the donated items as a way to illustrate the generous spirit of the Blessed Trinity Parish and St. Mary School Community.


Saturday, February 17th is the SMS annual benefit at the Brussels American Legion Hall.  All families are required to work at this event (excluding Pre-K parents).  The workers list was sent home in January.  This is a very big event for SMS.  We appreciate all those who volunteer many hours to our school; however this event takes everyone for it to be successful.  We look forward to this event and hope fun is had by all! 


Blessed Trinity Parish will have the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday, February 24th at 9:00 a.m. in St. Mary Church with a reception following at the church hall.