10Jun
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Senior Seminar Presentations Focus on the Truths of the Great Books

Seniors completed their final year of high school with a fourth year English course that culminated in a ten-page essay on a topic they presented to the entire high school in brief speeches addressing the main themes and conclusions of their arguments. They spent the year studying classical works like Homer’s Odyssey, Sophocles’ Oedipus the King and Antigone, Virgil’s Aeneid, Milton’s Paradise Lost, and Dante’s Purgatory. They then contrasted them with modern works like Montaigne’s Essays, Herman Melville’s Billy Budd, Sailor, and C.S. Lewis’ That Hideous Strength. Several students wrote essay...

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07Jun
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Student Violin Orchestra Performance Highlights Accomplishments

There were no arrows, to be sure, but thirty-two bows certainly were flying at Mount Royal Academy June 2nd. The inaugural violin class of thirty-two students showcased their new found skills before a packed Saint Joseph Center last Thursday night.  Led by the acclaimed Alicia Casey, the premier Suzuki violin teacher from the Upper Valley Music Center, students in grades one through six patiently stood before the crowd as Casey recapped the purpose and progress of the weekly lessons.  Grades one through three then began by performing several pieces that featured the foundational skills they ac...

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02Jun
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May Crowning Marks Mission Success

Even though our patron is St. Joseph, it is no secret that Mount Royal Academy has a special devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Each year begins with our pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of La Salette and all year the students gather weekly to pray the Rosary together. Thus, it is fitting that as the school year draws to a close, the entire school community gathers to take part in the annual May Crowning Mass.     This year’s May Crowning took place last Friday, May 27th in the St. Joseph’s Center. Students from Pre-K through twelfth grade took part in the liturgy presided over by Rever...

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31May
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Say Hello to Shakespeare in Sunapee

With a standing room only crowd at the St. Joachim Parish Hall on Friday, May 20th, the Mount Royal Academy Drama Society opened the first performance of Hello, Shakespeare! What began as a simple lecture from our austere narrator turned into a magical and exciting journey thanks to the hijinks of his pesky helper and a myriad of timeless characters. Featuring Bernadette Klucinec (11th grade) and Peter Yost (10th grade) as well as students from grades 6th through 12th. There was even a surprise appearance by 3rd grader Luke Moorehouse. The MRADS had the crowd laughing from curtain to closing w...

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22May
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Bike Clinic for 1st Graders a Huge Success

For a hands-on finish to their science unit on force and motion, Mount Royal’s first grade class invited Sunapee Police Department to provide bicycle safety training on campus this week. Much to the envy of the rest of the elementary grades during recess, the first graders enjoyed riding their bikes, speaking with Sunapee Police Chief David Cahill and Officers Neill Cobb and Rob Riessle. Students received safety instruction, helmet checks and the chance to sit inside the squad car. Karen Walsh, who teaches first grade at Mount Royal Academy, was thrilled, “It was such a great event. Each chil...

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20May
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Callan Rees (17’) of Mount Royal Academy Receives 2016 Women Who Make a Difference Award

The Lake Sunapee Region VNA and Hospice has been hosting their annual Women Who Make a Difference luncheon for 17 years. The luncheon celebrates remarkable women in our area who give back to the community in a big way. Callan Rees graciously received the award given to an area high school student at the annual luncheon on Wednesday, May 18, which was held at Colby Sawyer College. Callan was nominated by Headmaster Derek Tremblay. Tremblay stated, “Callan is an amazing young woman. She always has a smile on her face, and a kind word for both faculty and students.  Callan is an integral part of...

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18May

Perspective and Perseverance: Teaching Students to Take Their Humanity Seriously

Dear Families, On behalf of all the faculty and students, I would like to thank all of the parents, relatives, or family friends who attended the elementary school literacy fair last week. There was a great turnout, and considering the busyness of this time of year, it meant a lot to our students and staff. We are entering the home stretch here, with only just under 4 weeks to go. I know anxiety and angst are both high, especially for families with graduates. Of course, we are not without a biblical parallel. There is a seemingly divinely ordained fittingness between the academic year and our...

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11May

Exclusive Film Screening - May 14th

A very special event will take place this Saturday, May 14th, during Mount Royal's Spring Open House. An exclusive, complimentary screening of the brand new documentary film about the Original Image of Divine Mercy will be shown in the Saint Joseph center at 2pm. The very poster that hangs in the school gym is a replica of the painting that is the subject of this film. There is a fascinating story behind the image and the saint who was inspired by God to have it painted. In this Year of Mercy, the documentary provides a great opportunity to learn more about the extraordinary graces God wants t...

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02May

118 MRA Students Receive 3rd Quarter Academic Honors

Mount Royal Academy has announced academic awards for the 3rd Quarter of the 2015-2016 school year. 21 students earned a position on the Headmaster’s List with a 4.0 average for the 3rd quarter. More than 55% of the student body attained Honor Roll recognition; placing on the Headmaster’s List, the High Honors List (no more than one B), or the Honors List (no more than one C). In total, 118 students received Academic Honors. Grade 1 Headmaster’s List: Mary Walsh High Honors: Emily Beturne, Lucy Fryckowska, Nicholas Lavertue, Finn McColgan, Lindsey Smrkovski Honors: Jackson Barns, Maia Dow, Hop...

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29Apr
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MRA Knights of Our Lady Basketball Program Elevating to Varsity Level

The iconic David and Goliath story provides an apt backdrop to a school that has remained largely unnoticed in the Lake Sunapee Region. Since 2010, there has been a determined effort to build a sustainable and competitive basketball program at Mount Royal Academy. Originally, there was only one boys’ basketball team, consisting of students in grades 7-12. Now, the basketball program is grateful and pleased to announce that the Knights of Our Lady will be competing at the varsity level in the NHIAA. Since joining the NHIAA in 2012, the high school girls and boys competed against junior varsity...

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