St. Martha Catholic School CRUSADERS!

"St. Martha Catholic School provides an excellent Catholic education by developing mind, heart, and spirit as we share in community to form witnesses who transform the world."

Crusaders Believe ..
"Sportsmanship is an Expectation"
"The only time we look down on someone is when we are helping them up"
                                              SMCS Class of 2017

  SMCS Athletic Prayer

Dear Lord, 

" We thank you for our healthy bodies.  Help us to remember, to live each day the best we can, using our unique gifts and energy to keep us healthy and strong." 

St. Martha, pray for us!  St. Paul, pray for us!  St. Michael the Archangel, protect us!  Amen

(All forms are available on the bottom of this page)

August 19, 2016

Dear SMCS Parents,

As the St. Martha Athletic Director and 4th – 8th grade PE/Health teacher, my job will be to provide each SMCS student with an opportunity to participate in activities that will foster physical skills, a sense of self worth and competence, a knowledge and understanding of the pleasures of sports, daily exercise and the principles of fair play and Christian sportsmanship.  I believe that athletics builds self-confidence, resilience, self control and respect for others.  


                        I will be using the ELM Tree of Mastery, from the Positive Coaching Alliance:

     E for Effort - L for Learning - M for Mistakes (how we respond to mistakes and the fear of them)               Your child will be successful if he/she;

  • routinely gives his/her best effort
  • has a "teachable spirit" and learns from everything that happens to him/her
  • doesn't let mistakes (or fear of mistakes) stop him/her


The 5th - 8th grade students will also have a dedicated HEALTH class.  We have created a curriculum that goes beyond the basics of simple nutrition and exercise.  We begin the year focusing on striving towards reaching our full individual potential and believing in ourselves while following in Christ's footsteps.  During the school year, we will move into the different specifics of learning about our body and the health benefits of taking care of it.  Please refer to the page devoted to the Health class outline.

Throughout the school year we will concentrate on the ability to identify our problems and then solve them.  I truly have a passion for showing our youth the ups and downs of different life situations, some different perspectives and inspiring them to relax and "never say never" to new healthy experiences at such a young age.

My expectations are for each student to put forth their best effort in each class in a safe, responsible and respectful manner.  Having a positive attitude will help enable your student to receive the benefits of each days lesson.


The middle school students will be expected to come to class in their appropriate class attire.  They are required to wear the SMCS sanctioned PE uniform.  If you do not have a form, they are in the office or attached to this page on the bottom.  There will be a one week grace period at the beginning of the school year in order for the uniforms to come in and be distributed.  After all students have received their PE uniforms, each student will be held responsible for being prepared for class.  If the student is not prepared (dressed appropriately and on time) the student will not be allowed to participate in the daily activities, and will therefore receive a “O” for their daily participation grade.

I am looking forward to the opportunity that I have been given to work with your children as their PE/Health teacher. 

You may email me at any time, or call 281-358-5523 x 315

May God bless you and your family,

Mrs. Paula Snyder



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