Saint Mary’s Hall Welcomes Middle and Upper School Students Back to Campus

Saint Mary’s Hall Welcomes Middle and Upper School Students Back to Campus

The week of September 28 was a wonderful week for our SMH community. Not only was it exciting to welcome back more students, but our halls were filled with laughter, learning, and engagement. The Middle School welcomed back a little more than 100, the Upper School size was approximately 200 students. Our virtual students have continued with distance learning simultaneously with those on campus. 

The campus was abuzz with activities throughout the week as we handed out goodie bags to energize and greet on-campus students. Some key moments included: a Laser Light Lab, a Flame Test Lab, and a Methane Bubble demo in Upper School Science Teacher Kenny Hoang’s Chemistry classes; S’more making in Advisory; a Health and Wellness Scavenger Hunt for Form 9 students using GooseChase in Health Educator Amelia Teodosio’s Health classes; a Stock Pitch Competition by SMH’s Student Investment Group, sponsored by Upper School Math Teacher Jose Molina; and a hybrid World Languages and Cultures Honor Society Induction Ceremony; among other inspiring opportunities for engagement and learning.

“I love how the students are so resilient, adaptable and flexible. It makes me so proud to be an educator,” said Health Educator Amelia Teodosio.

The Lower School continued their on-campus learning with students finding cozy indoor  places to work while physically distancing or making use of outdoor spaces in the beautiful Texas weather. Two students from each Lower School Form level were even recognized for their Baron sportsmanship during PE classes.

“It has been so wonderful having students back in the classroom the last few weeks. It was neat and exciting for them to meet their new friends in person! Although the start of the school year has had some unique challenges, seeing their pure enjoyment and smiling faces reminds me of why I love teaching,” said Kindergarten Teacher Jenny Graf.

It was great to see all the happy faces of students back as they were able to interact with one another in person. With health and safety measures in place, SMH is on course to return to on-campus learning responsibly and safely in hopes of an eventual full return of students to campus. Learn more about our ONE|SMH: The 2020-2021 School Year plan.