News Notes

Virtus Training Dates Set

Parents if you are interested in chaperoning or volunteering here at SMSA the Dioceses requires you are to be VIRTUS trained.  There are two sessions in the very near future, the first is at the Pastoral Center (Albany on 40 N. Main Ave), on Tuesday, September 9 at 1:00 P.M. or St. Mary’s Ballston Spa, Tuesday, September 9th at 6:30 P.M.  For other opportunities for training sessions please go to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany website and click on link to VIRTUS training on the right side of the home page.

Calling All SMSA Alumni……..An All Alumni Event

Be sure to join your classmates on Saturday, October 4th at Maxwell’s Main Street Pub, Hudson Falls.  Music will be provided by Beatles revival band Across the Pond.  Food, beer and wine, and FUN! ($40 per person) Please call 792-3178 for your tickets or purchase your ticket the night of the event.  Go Kerries!

SMSA’s 7th Annual Kerry Challenge Golf Tournament

Please join us! Friday, October 3, 2014 at the Glens Falls Country Club in Queensbury, New York.  The day’s events begin at 10:15 a.m. with registration and Continental Breakfast.  Shotgun Start (Scramble) is at 11 a.m. It was a sell out last year so please be sure to get your registration form or sponsorship forms returned to the school as soon as possible.  We have provided a link to download detailed information and forms.  If you have any questions please free to call 792-3178.   We hope to see you there!
7th Annual Kerry Challenge   Kerry Challenge Entry Form and Sponsorship

Adirondack School Portrait Day

Keep your eyes open for flyers coming home for our annual Portrait Day scheduled for Wednesday, September 10th.  We ask your child has their completed photo package with them on the day of pictures.

Calling all SMSA Players Patrons

SMSA Players are presenting A Christmas Story at the Wood Theater on November 21st and 22nd.  We are seeking your help in financing this special Tony Award winning show.  Please consider becoming a patron!  Donations can be mailed in (10-12 Church Street) or dropped off in the Main Office at SMSA (checks payable to SMSA Players).   If you have any questions please feel free to call  792-3178!  Thank you in advance for making this wonderful event possible.

From Broadway to SMSA…A Christmas Story

Announcing on November 21st and 22nd, at the Wood Theater, SMSA Players will present A Christmas Story, the Tony Award winning Broadway Show.  This new musical is taken from the classic comic movie with Ralphie’s efforts to get an air riffle for Christmas, along with his Father’s leg-lamp exploits.  Our very own, Miss Dove, along the renowned, Mickey Luce, need an ensemble of performers to cast this production.  They are seeking 10-adults and 12-children (ages 9-14/grades 4-8).  Miss Dove and Mr. Luce would love family units of adults and their children to take part in this special production.  They are also asking for parental supervision of young cast members during evening and weekend rehearsals.  All evening rehearsals will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm several nights a week.  Volunteers are need for backstage and post production tasks as well.  For additional information or any questions please contact Mr. Luce at  or Miss Dove at edove@smsaschool org.

We Have a Harley Winner……….

Tom Kazanchy from Mt. Bethel, PA. Winning ticket #1362 ………… Thank you to ALL who supported one of SMSA’s most important fundraiser and thank you to those parents who so faithfully worked so hard with such successful ticket sales.

15th in the World!

Congratulations to our sixth-grade Odyssey of the Mind team for a 15th place finish in the World OM competition! The team spent several days at Iowa State University competing against 66 other teams and had the “experience of a lifetime!” So proud of you all and grateful to your parents and coaches, especially Elizabeth Little Hogan! Way to go, Kerries! And welcome home!



Second Grade First Communion Mass and Celebration

SMSA is so proud of our Second Grade First Communion celebration.  Take a look at some of our beautiful faces.

Correction… Dates for Last Day of Classes at SMSA

There was a error in yesterday’s Kerry Blue (May 28th edition).  Please note that last day of school for Middle School students is June 13th (except 8th Grade students will attend review sessions and regents).  All other grades K-5th last day of school is Wednesday, June 18th. We are sorry for any confusion. Please call the Main Office at 792-3178 if you have any questions.