In This Classroom,
we believe that learning is a lifelong adventure.
We believe in facing each day
with minds open to knowledge
and hearts open to love.
We believe in the freedom to wonder,
to ask, to explore, to imagine, to create.
We believe that success means
doing our best, being our best,
and feeling proud of our effort.
We believe that God has given every
one of us special talents, and that the
talents of each of us help all of us.
We believe that God made us to love
each other and be examples of His love.
We believe in ourselves, in each other,
IN THIS CLASSROOM.
Who We Are
Today, St. Michael Parish School boasts an enrollment of 357 students (Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten, and K-8). There are 38 professional faculty/staff members dedicated to a mission to:
“Provide the on-going educational formation of all students in the context of Gospel values. As a Catholic community, we strive to elevate the performance of all students. Challenging them spiritually, academically, socially, and emotionally prepares students to be responsible members of society in the 21st Century. St. Michael Parish School calls all members to use their God-given talents to live out their faith through stewardship by serving God and others.”
All teachers employed by SMPS are certified by the State of West Virginia Department of Education.
With a rigorous faith-based curriculum, an unrivaled tradition of student community service, state-of-the-art SMART Board technology utilized in all classrooms, and top-notch athletics and extracurricular activity programs, St. Michael’s welcomes students of all faiths and prepares them to be good stewards.
SMPS Advisory Board Members
Brann Altmeyer (President)
Victor Greco (Secretary)
Fr. Jeremiah McSweeney (Pastor)
Fr. Bill Matheny (Associate Pastor)
Mr. Lee P. Gruber (School Principal)
Mrs. Karen Gaudet (Treasurer)
Mrs. Michelle Patterson
Mrs. Chris Anthony
Mrs. Julie Blust
Mr. John Carenbauer
Mrs. Kathleen Dieffenbaugher (Parent Association President)
Mrs. Tammy Miller
Mrs. Corey Pietranton
Mrs. Donna Niggemyer