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St. Mary academic decathlon team medals

St. Mary Catholic School captured first place overall in the 2024 regional National Catholic School Academic Junior High Decathlon in St. Charles. St. Patrick’s Catholic School hosted the Rockford region […]

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St. Mary, Marian observe Catholic Schools Week

Marian Central Catholic High School and St. Mary Catholic Elementary School hosted special activities from Jan. 29 to Feb. 4 for National Catholic Schools Week, which began in 1974 as […]

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St. Mary welcomes six new faculty members

St. Mary Catholic School students met several new teachers on the first day of school last week. “We welcomed many new faces with a renewed energy,” Principal Hillary Russell said, […]

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New principal familiar with, to St. Mary School

Hillary Russell will assume the position of St. Mary Catholic School principal for the 2021-22 school year after serving the school in many capacities, including assistant principal. The Rev. Burt […]

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Second retirement for St. Mary’s Slatter

By Janet Dovidionews@thewoodstockindependent.com St. Mary physical education teacher Bob Slatter retired in May – for the second time.Slatter previously taught elementary and junior high PE in the Cary district for […]

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