St. Mary’s School recognizes the importance of allowing children the opportunity to grow in areas of self-giving and concern for others, as well as the opportunity to know that they can be a part of improving the quality of human life. Recognizing the importance of following Jesus' commandment to love thy neighbor as thyself is represented through acts of giving and love.
Community outreach and helping others is a hallmark of St. Mary’s School. Kindergarten through 5th grade students embrace a variety of service projects throughout the school year. The students and staff of St. Mary’s are committed to go beyond volunteerism to include service learning in the classroom. Our goal is to help lay the foundation for learning civic participation skills and instilling in the students an understanding of the nature and importance of responsible citizenship that will last a lifetime. Through community outreach programs and civic participation, our students will learn that helping others is fun and can make a difference in the lives of others as well as their own.
For 2017-2018 SMES will contribute to the following:
The American Cancer Society
Free to Live Animal Sanctuary
The Center for Juvenile Justice
The YWCA/Women's Shelter of Oklahoma City
The Boys Town Ranch of Edmond
Toys for Tots
Infant Crisis Services
Shidler Elementary School
The Hope Center of Edmond
Wisdom Community School of Ndola, Zambia
***This is a growing list and may change over the course of the year.
St. Mary’s is a participating and recognized school in The American Red Cross Teacher Sponsor Program. This program is an exciting way to incorporate service, community awareness, and service learning into our teaching curriculum.