St. Mary Catholic Middle School

Parent Involvement Program

SMCMS requires 40 hours of parent involvement as part of having a child enrolled at SMCMS.  Research has proven that parent involvement and student achievement go hand in hand.  Parents may choose to pay the fee or give 40 hours of their time to SMCMS.  Parents are billed $200 as parent involvement fee.  This fee may be worked off through volunteer activities ($5.00 per hour).  Parents are responsible for keeping track of the hours they work and hours are credited on a quarterly basis.  Please provide all dates and specific in the details.  Service needs to benefit SMCMS, but only 10 hours can come from Scrip or Z-Night.  Some possibilities include:

  • Meet Me In The Middle
  • Serving lunch
  • Lunch supervision
  • Concession/gate/scorebook/clock at home games
  • Coaching/assistant coaching
  • Retreats/field trip chaperoning
  • 6th grade teambuilding
  • Socials
  • Building cleaning/organizing
  • Forensic coaching
  • Math Team Help
  • VEX/VEX IQ/FIRST team mentors
  • Teacher appreciation lunch/supper
  • Classroom help (contant your child’s teachers)
  • SMCS Committee or Board members
  • Helping in the Library
  • Student Council or Builder’s Club (formerly Jr. Optimist) parent helper
  • Attending parent meetings
  • Student/Teacher Conferences
  • Working the forensic/ Solo & Ensemble Performances
  • Z-Night

Not parent Involvement:

  • Attending band/choir concerts
  • Attending sporting events
  • Attending forensic/ Solo & Ensemble performances

*Can you work SMCHS games and count them as your 40 parent involvement hours for the middle school?

We have determined that you can count up to 10 hours of involvement volunteering at the high school events towards your middle school involvement hours.  The purpose of the middle school involvement hours is to help increase parent involvement at the middle school level.  However, you will still be expected to complete the necessary hours asked by the Booster Club.


Parents can work as many middle school events as they want to count towards both their middle school parent involvement hours and Booster Club volunteer hours, even if your child in not in that sport.