Changing the Lives of Children

We Can’t Do It Without You

Your gift to SMSA goes into action almost immediately, changing children’s lives, whether by providing them with a broader education, a more comfortable classroom or the tuition assistance their struggling families need. Here’s a sample of the impact donors’ gifts have had here in recent years:

Guardian Angel gifts have helped provide tuition assistance to scores of students, making it possible for them to continue to attend SMSA!

Annual Fund gifts have helped:

  • Expand our foreign language program so that it now begins with our students in pre-school and includes instruction in both French and Spanish;
  • Rent the Charles R. Wood Theater for SMSA Players’ sold-out musical productions that garner rave reviews from the community;
  • Purchase new uniforms for the Kerry Blue sports teams; and
  • Provide our faculty with professional development.

Cornerstone Project gifts have helped:

  • Paint and carpet every classroom in the school;
  • Furnish the third-floor classrooms and replace the lockers, creating a brand new middle school for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders;
  • Put new floor, sound, lighting, paint and acoustical panels in the gym;
  • Purchase modern, efficient equipment for the kitchen;
  • Convert a storage room back into a science lab, allowing us to offer a high-school level class in Regents Living Environment (biology);
  • Convert an unused room into a clay studio, allowing us to offer art students a chance to work with clay;
  • Plant a lush new lawn on which the children can play; and
  • Buy new playground equipment and fencing to keep the children safe.

Future @ Their Fingertips gifts have made it possible for us to provide our students with 21st century skills by helping us purchase and install:

  • New desktop computers in the technology lab;
  • New Chromebooks in the library/media center; and
  • Wireless internet connectivity throughout the building.