Whooping Cough

We have had a confirmed case of Whooping Cough (Pertussis) in the junior high.  The student has been cleared by both his doctor and the county health department to return to school.  The student had been properly immunized for Pertussis.  The doctors believe that if anyone else was going to get it they would have been symptomatic 3-5 weeks ago.  This event underscores the importance of all children being up-to-date on their vaccinations.  The following is a link to the Centers for Disease Control webpage on Pertussis:  http://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/

Counseling Job Opening

St. Mary’s Colgan Catholic Junior/Senior High School is seeking applicants for a full-time school counselor for the 2015-16 school year.  Applicants must hold a valid Kansas teaching license with a secondary school counseling endorsement.  A working knowledge of student information systems such as PowerSchool a plus.  Interested applicants should submit their application to Tom Compton, Principal, 212 E. 9th Street, Pittsburg, KS  66762.  Applications may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  To download a copy of the application go to http://catholicdioceseofwichita.org/schools-employment/current-openings and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Kansas Honors Students

KS_Honors_Students.JPGThe Kansas Honors Program recognizes the top 10% of high school seniors in the state of Kansas.  Alyssa Patterson, Ryan Higginbotham, Emily Sanders and Stephanie Oyibo (left to right) received this honor at the program on February 19.  In keeping with tradition, each student receives a personalized dictionary and certificate.  Congratulations to these SMC students and their parents.

Scholars Bowl Team Places at State

Scholars_Bowl.jpgCongratulations to the SMC Scholars Bowl Team on placing 2nd at State! Team members from the left are Marcus Yoakam, Stephanie Oyibo, Alyssa Patterson, Kourtney Endicott, and Ryan Higginbotham.

Cold Weather Policy

Dear Parents,
Please read the following message very carefully.
Over the course of the next couple of days it is going to be bitterly cold.  Regardless of any decision made by any of the local school districts,  St. Mary’s Elementary and St. Mary’s Colgan Junior/Senior High School will have school.  We have only a very few students who ride the USD 250 buses.  If those students are unable to get to school due to the cold weather, we will make every effort to provide them with opportunities to make up any work they may miss.  If USD 250 cancels due to snow or ice we will follow suit.  This announcement has to do only with the cold weather.
As of right now we do not know of any school cancellations in our geographic area due to cold weather.  This note is to let you know that we will not be closing in the event other schools make the decision to close due simply to cold weather.
As always in times of inclement weather, you should be ready for a SchoolReach announcement and/or watch the local television stations for up-to-date information regarding school closures.

Updated Version of 2014-2015 School Calendar

Click the following to view the 2014-2015 school calendar.
Download this file (SY2014-2015 Final.pdf)2014-2015 School Calendar [ ] 123 kB

Upcoming Events


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Daily Bulletin

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Elementary School 
Jr. HIgh/High School

SMC Administration

Nancy Hicks
Elementary School Principal

Tom Compton
High School Principal

Fr. Rick Kotrba
St. Mary's Colgan Schools Chaplain