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Thank you!!

St. Mary School recently received a donation of touchless thermometers from Central Drug Store of Charlevoix. We are so grateful to owners Katy and Tyler Steffey for this wonderful donation. Thank you for helping us keep our St. Mary School students safe!

OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT! Check out the Video!

The open house is this afternoon and evening! We hope you have all signed up to meet your child’s teachers. Please check out this video to learn about some of our new procedures for pick up/drop off and new devices for handwashing. Also see some of our friendly staff members 😷😁 Remember to wear your masks tonight!

The open house is this afternoon and evening! We hope you have all signed up to meet your child’s teachers. Please check out this video to learn about some of our new procedures for pick up/drop off and new devices for handwashing. Also see some of our friendly staff members 😷😁 Remember to wear your masks tonight!

Posted by St. Mary School on Thursday, August 27, 2020

St. Mary Welcomes New MS Math & Science Teacher!

Hello, my name is Julie Bloomquist!

I am originally from the Detroit area where my parents currently live. I graduated from Central Michigan University in December of 2018 with a  degree in Elementary Education.

I am very passionate about youth development and integrating real life experiences into education!

I enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling, hiking, rock climbing, and experiencing God’s beautiful creation. I also enjoy reading, drinking coffee and spending time with family and friends.

I am so excited to be joining the team at St Mary School!

Congratulations Morgan!

Congratulations to Morgan on winning 2nd place at the National level of the Garden Clubs Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Poster Contest! We are proud of her accomplishment and all of our Amazing Artists at St. Mary School, with inspiration from their teacher Ms. Bolt! Please see below for the letter that Morgan received!

Dear Morgan,

Thank you so much for participating in the National Garden Clubs Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Poster Contest. It is my pleasure and honor to congratulate you for earning the Michigan Garden Clubs, First Grade, Second Place Award for your poster. On behalf of the Michigan Garden Clubs and National Garden Club, I appreciate the time and effort you took to create your poster.

We are so proud of you, your work, and how well you represented your school and Michigan with this project. Keep up the good work. We look forward to seeing your entry next year as a 2nd Grader.

Congratulations and Best wishes!

Janet C. Hickman, President

Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc.

Act now to help save Catholic schools!

COVID-19 has contributed to the permanent closure of 130 Catholic schools across 23 states.  Additionally, internal surveys show ten percent of Catholic schools are now uncertain if they can open their doors this fall.   That means as many as 500 or more Catholic schools could be in jeopardy.

Please join the USCCB in asking Congress to include additional relief for Catholic schools in the next emergency relief package.

Public schools are asking for $300 billion dollars, and it is important to make sure that hard-hit Catholic school families also receive emergency relief.  Please take a moment to contact your Members of Congress to ask for emergency aid to Catholic schools and hard-hit families in the next COVID-19 relief package.  We are asking Congress for direct funding to families for education expenses, including Catholic school tuition.

We encourage you to add your own personal story about your Catholic school experience in the message as well.

Catholic schools urgently need help in this time of uncertainty.  Please contact your members of Congress today!

Ice Cream Treat!

Big smiles after an ice cream treat at Dairy Grill with Fr. Peter and Mrs. Dvoracek. These students, along with Norah, Savannah, Maizy, Vivian, Kori, MacKenzie, and Sophie answered Fr. Peter’s questions correctly at a live stream Children’s Mass during our stay at home!


Thank you is not enough to say to all of the people who helped our students during the last few months. This time away from school is certainly not something we ever anticipated. Our parents, grandparents, and friends stepped up and your child is far better off for that! The beginning of our school philosophy is, “St. Mary Catholic School is a Faith Community – students, parents, staff, parishioners and friends. Teachers, in partnership with parents, are dedicated to providing the spiritual and academic development of each child.” We realize that without our students, parents, staff, parishioners, and friends we would be nothing! St. Mary students are blessed to have their parents working in a partnership with our staff! God bless all who support our students at St. Mary School!

St. Mary is Hiring a 5th-8th Grade Science and Math Teacher

5th – 8th Science and Math Teacher

Category: Catholic School Opening

Location: St. Mary School, Charlevoix, MI

Status: Full Time

Education Requirement: Bachelor’s Degree



St. Mary School in Charlevoix, MI, is seeking a dedicated, collaborative, self-motivated, and faith filled person who is enthusiastic about the many opportunities and benefits associated with teaching 5th – 8th grade Science and Math.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess or be eligible for a valid Michigan K-8 Teaching Certificate with a concentration in Math and Science
  • Ability to be flexible and organized with a willingness to teach multiple grade levels
  • Collaborative and able to communicate and work effectively with students, staff, parents, administration, and community
  • Be faith filled and committed to helping students grow spiritually, academically, creatively, and physically
  • Ability to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students
  • Ability to motivate students to achieve high academic standards


Interested candidates should complete the Application and Background check forms here:


In addition, please send a resume, letter of interest, letters of recommendation, and a copy of state certification to:

Kathleen Dvoracek, Principal

St. Mary School

1005 Bridge Street

Charlevoix, MI 49720


Applications will be accepted until June 29, 2020.