Need volunteers for Art Show

Brevard Catholic Schools will have their annual Art Show on Tuesday, April 16 from 3:30-7pm at St. John the Evangelist. Student artwork from all of our Catholic Schools will be on display, including work from our own St. Mary Catholic School students. The art teachers are organizing the event and have asked for help from our school in two areas: *Set Up and Take Down. * The Art teachers will be there in the morning and will need help setting up around 8am and will need help taking down everything at 7pm. If you can volunteer to help set up tables and chairs in the AM or take down in the PM, please reply to this email. *10 dozen homemade cookies!* Bakers, we need your help to bake cookies for refreshments for the event. You can drop the cookies off at St. John the Evangelist during the day OR at our school office. Thank you in advance for your help to make this event a fun one for everyone!
Sandra Basinger, Principal St. Mary Catholic School Rockledge, FL 32955 321-636-4208
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats

Book Fair open late today!

The Scholastic Book Fair will be open today until 7pm for families to browse our great selection of books and other fun items. Please stop in later today! Sandra Basinger, Principal St. Mary Catholic School Rockledge, FL 32955 321-636-4208
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats

City of Rockledge Recognizes St. Mary School

Rockledge City Mayor Thomas J. Price recognized  St. Mary School’s contributions to the community Monday, with a special ceremony.

Price and City Manager Brenda Fettrow joined Principal Sandra Basinger, Father Ivan and the student body at the flagpole. Price read a city proclamation that recognized the school’s service to the community over the past six decades.

The short ceremony kicked off St. Mary’s celebration of Catholic Schools Week, which runs through Feb. 1 across Central Florida. It also happens to be the school’s 60th anniversary year.

“Our school fosters a strong sense of community and giving back, because it is part of our Christ-centered environment,” Basinger said. “Our students learn to have high expectations and to be responsible, independent, enthusiastic learners. We are proud to be part of Rockledge’s vibrant community.”

Many of St. Mary’s students, teachers and families participate in a range of service projects in the community from singing to home-bound seniors and veterans during the holidays to stocking the Helping Hands food pantry each week.

The school also:

  • collects gifts for children during the holiday season
  • works with Devereaux (a professional therapeutic environment for children and adolescents facing significant emotional, behavioral and developmental challenges) in a letter writing project whereby students at St. Mary encourage students at the facility
  • sets one day aside during its Spring Fair for children with special needs in the community

Students also regularly visit senior centers and for the past few years the school’s honor society has provided breakfast for Rockledge Police at the start of the academic year.

Don’t Miss Science Night – Star Gazing

Join us for St. Mary’s Fourth Annual Science Night from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6.

The University of Central Florida planetary sciences group is bringing its mobile telescopes and will be setting them up on the school basketball court to give attendees a chance to get a close look at the moon and stars.  It’s all part of a night dedicated to showcase what students are learning in science.

Earlier in the day, judges will be selecting winners from various middle school science projects. Then at 5 p.m. the evening begins with bottle rocket launches, followed by science presentations, science exhibits, star gazing and more. Students will present some of their science research as well as mini-reports about Catholic scientists. There will be games for the little ones including play dough and Lego stations. There will also be raffles and a bake sale with hot chocolate for the cool night.

No cost to attend or use the telescopes. Donations accepted and will benefit the science program at St. Mary. A special thanks to Ms. Alexis for organizing the annual event. Don’t miss out on the fun.