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Principal's Message


Dear SMCES Community,

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. On behalf of our new and returning staff, I want to say how blessed and humbled we are to enter this educational and faith journey with you, our students and parents. I’m paraphrasing Thomas Groome here, who said, “The heart of Catholic education is in the heart of the educator.” I can attest to the big and generous hearts of all the SMCES staff and from those hearts, their commitment to serve you and your children.

I am blessed to be your principal and I am inspired to work with you. Our shared task at SMCES is to build community and God’s kingdom; to strive for academic excellence and student success; to critically evaluate our school’s programs and practices, and to faithfully endeavor to achieve our goals as they are stated in our mission, our action plans, and our calling as Catholic educators. Your collaboration with me and my staff ensure a shared work and ministry to achieve all of the above.

Please contact me, or any of the SMCES staff if we can be of service to you. My favorite monk, Thomas Merton said, "Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul.” It is my hope and prayer that our time together at SMCES will indeed plant something holy and deep in our souls.

Peace and Blessings,
Dr. Neil Quinly