03Mar
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Middle School Boys Basketball Completes Another Strong Campaign

For the third time in four years, the MRA middle school boys basketball team played in the championship game. The boys have competed well since joining the Merrimack Basketball League, and they are continually one of the stronger teams in division one.  In a bid to repeat last year’s championship, the team played hard but came up short against St. John’s. The team had a strong finish to the season after a slow start.  They utilized their speed, quickness. and excellent defense in order to be competitive against the many teams with superior size.  They finished with an overall record of 7-10.  ...

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25Feb
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Mount Royal Academy Inducts Four Into National Honor Society

Mount Royal Academy welcomed four students into membership of The Saint Thomas Aquinas Chapter of the National Honor Society, in a ceremony held at the school on February 20. Members were selected by a council comprised of faculty members for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Cooper McCrillis, Naomi Nelson, Hannah Everitt, and Daniel Fitzgibbons met all of the requirements necessary to obtain this honor. As part of their induction and election into office, the students must collaborate on a community service project to be completed by the end of the sch...

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24Feb
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JV Lady Knights Complete Best Season in Program History

The MRA JV girls basketball team just finished the best season in the history of its young program. The high school girls basketball team is only three years young (after a period of several years without girls basketball), but the rapid improvement in the 2014 - 2015 season signifies a bright future. Moreover, the middle school girls basketball team has won 2 of the last 3 championships in the Merrimack Basketball League. The lady knights finished the season 14-2 overall. The team entered the 14th Annual JV Girls Basketball Tournament at Pittsfield as the #1 overall seed. After receiving a fi...

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24Feb

MRA Swimmers Finish Strong in NHIAA DII Championship Meet

Matthew and Miriam Caveney have long awaited their opportunity to return to the state meet. It seems as if year after year, the weather derails their hopes at capturing first place. Matthew and Miriam are of course siblings, but they are also extremely competitive and successful swimmers. During the seasonal meets, they both regularly post the lowest times in their respective events. As a freshman, Miriam finished in first place in the 50 yard freestyle event, winning the first ever individual championship for the MRA swimming team (a team currently consisting of 2). In 2015, Matthew and Miria...

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19Feb

Headmaster's Lenten Message

Dear Families, Today marks the beginning of Lent. Our word "Lent" derives from a Germanic word meaning "springtime." It is easy to question the timely arrival of spring as we remain surrounded by snowbanks several feet high. Moreover, how can we consider Lent a period of refreshment and rejuvenation when we are forced to give up worldly items that we cherish? Isn't Lent supposed to remind us of our sinfulness? "Remember you are dust, and unto dust you shall return."  Well, not exactly. Catholicism is the great both/and; the paradoxical nature of our faith is what stretches us to become excelle...

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17Feb

School Choice Scholarship Organization to Visit MRA

On Thursday, February 19th, Kate Breaker from the Network for Education Opportunity will be offering an informational session at Mount Royal Academy, beginning at 2:30pm. The purpose of the event is to support parents interested in utilizing scholarship assistance to help send their children to an alternative school. This event is open to the public. The NEO believes that "The liberty that drives action, the ownership that results in caring, and a community of united, like minded individuals is a recipe for success. It’s the recipe for true education reform — reform that does not just tweak th...

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29Jan
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Catholic Schools Week Message from the Headmaster

Dear Families, As we celebrate our Catholic identity, the faculty decided to follow the direction ofBishop Peter Libasci, selecting "The Year of Our Lord" as our theme. This was inspired by his message in the Parable Magazine. While we were attending a rally with 5,000 youth last Thursday before the March for Life, a white robed army of seminarians, priests, and bishops processed to the altar before Mass. With such a large gathering of the church universal, I was reminded of just how much our familial bonds extend. Bishop Peter invited the faithful of our diocese to reflect on families and the...

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23Jan

Catholic Schools Week Upcoming: Theme Connects to #WhyWeMarch

Saint John Paul II captured why we march as he visited Washington in 1979. This is a great read as we prepare for Catholic Schools Week! See text below. MRA is following the lead of Bishop Peter Libasci, who declared 2015 the "Year of our Lord". In 2015, we are encouraged to reflect on what is means for families and consecrated to dedicated their lives to the Lord. Students next week are going to prepare poems, decorate doors, and discuss how families and consecrated individuals manifest the extraordinary love God shares with us. More to it, Catholic schools are excellent instruments us...

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19Jan

What is the Common Core?

On Monday, March 16th, Ann Marie Banfield (Education Liason) of the New Hampshire Cornerstone Institute will be hosting a seminar entitled "What is the Common Core? What is the current state of public education?: The impact of the Common Core on children and schools." The seminar will be held at Mount Royal Academy, beginning at 6:30pm. The event is free and open to the public. Public sentiment regarding the Common Core is polarized and divisive. The origins of the Common Core are considered somewhat mysterious to some, but many educators view the Common Core as the pathway towards quality edu...

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17Jan

Why March for Life? We March for Families

Although somewhat unrelated to what will be happening in the United States of America next week, Pope Francis is currently embarking on a missionary journey to Asia. The central role of the family in society has been a featured theme of Pope Francis' dialogue with the Filipino people. While addressing the diplomatic corps at Manila, Pope Francis stated: "A fundamental role in the renewal of society is played, of course, by the family and especially by young people. A highlight of my visit will be my meetings with families and with young people here in Manila. Families have an indispensable mis...

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