News Notes

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.

A Poetry Prize!

Congratulations to eighth-grader Abigail Mason, whose haiku, “The Ripple,” was a winner in The Lake Placid Institute’s 2014 Great Adirondack Young People’s Poetry Contest.  Here’s Abigail’s award-winning submission:


The Ripple

The grey clouds roll in.

     A single raindrop falls down.

Ripple on water.

SMSA’s Odyssey of the Mind Team…off to the WORLD COMPETITION!

THE BIG DAY IS  HERE! World  competition is May 28th-31st at the State University of Iowa.  PLEASE keep them in your prayers.  GOOD LUCK AND GO KERRIES!


Mrs. Dutch’s 4th Grade Field Trip….Floating Classroom on Lake George

The day couldn’t have been better! The sun was shining, the water was as smooth as glass and it was reported to be “the best field trip EVER”
Take a peek at Mrs. Dutch’s class ….

It’s Kerry Day at SMSA!

This is a day that ALL students here at SMSA wait for……..but only Middle School enjoys.  Take a peek at all the fun.