22Oct

Saint John Paul II: Promoter of the Family

Today marks the feast day of a modern saint. Saint John Paul II was a staunch defender of the family. I know many of our own families grew up with John Paul II, and remain fond of his pastoral care. He was deeply moved by the troubles of the modern heart. John Paul matured in a hostile environment (World War II; Cold War), but he never lost hope. If you could summarize his message it was this, "Do not be afraid". Observing and analyzing with boldness yet gentleness the difficulties facing the modern era, he stated that Christ "fully reveals man to himself". In short, we cannot understand who w...

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13Oct

MRA to Pray for Future of LaSalette Shrine

October 8th, 2014 And now we're off! October customarily marks the beginning of recurring schedule irregularities. I thank you in advance for all of your sacrifice and patience. There is a lot of action at MRA right now, both within and beyond the classroom. However, I have always found that the opportunities we take to come together as a school community only increase the bonds between us. I just want to highlight a couple of events and reflections. Last Friday all of the full time faculty members attended the annual diocesan Teacher Formation Day. No faculty member left feeling confused or d...

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30Sep
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MRA Celebrates 'School of Excellence' Recognition

On September 30th Mount Royal Academy was pleased to welcome Mr. Patrick Reily and Dr. Dan Guernsey of the Cardinal Newman Society to campus. Dr. Guersney, Director of the Catholic Honor Roll, presented MRA with the 'School of Excellence' recognition, a feat awarded to less than 5% of Catholic schools in America. Below is a text of the introductory remarks offered by Mr. Derek Tremblay, Headmaster Elect of Mount Royal Academy. Mr. Patrick Riley and Dr. Dan Guersney, on behalf of the families, faculty, students, as well as the Board of Directors, I welcome you to Mount Royal Academy.  We are h...

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17Sep

Mount Royal Academy Recognized as School of Excellence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2014 SUNAPEE, NH – Mount Royal Academy is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the Catholic Education Honor Roll as a 2014 School of Excellence. Schools receiving this designation are marked by the integration of Catholic identity throughout all aspects of their programs and excellence in academics. The Cardinal Newman Society released the list of 71 schools from 26 states. Less than 5 percent of the Catholic schools in the United States receive this prestigious honor. “Since competition began in 2004, the Honor Roll has been a helpful tool for...

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16Sep

Welcome Message from Headmaster Elect

August 28th, 2014 First off, I want to express how humbled and grateful I am to be a part of this school community. I received many thoughtful emails, letters, and phone calls over the past two weeks. I apologize as I was not able to respond to each and every message. I do want you all to know that I am thankful for your support and generosity. Last night's Ice Cream Social was a very spirited and positive event. We saw familiar and new faces together. Again, I received more messages, and all we can do is reciprocate our gratitude towards all of the families. Each new school year brings mixed...

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09Jun
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2014 Commencement Address

Each year the senior class selects a commencement speaker from the faculty or wider school community. Last year featured visiting scholar Joseph Pearce. This year, the class of 2014 chose Mr. Derek Tremblay. Below is the text of the address he delivered on June 7th, 2014. Headmaster Thibault, Fr. Michael, board of trustees, fellow faculty and staff, it is an honor and privilege to celebrate and affirm the efforts of these young people with you today. To the parents, families, host families, and friends of these esteemed graduates, thank you for all of your dedication, investment, sacrifice, su...

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11Apr
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Message from the Headmaster

As our Lenten journey approaches its end with the beginning of Holy Week, I want to say "thank you" to all the students, staff, and parents for making this such a prayer filled, holy season.  From the penny drive, the food drive, Stations of the Cross on Fridays, the confessions before Mass, volunteering at the soup kitchens, taking part int he 40 Days for Life Campaign, adoration in the chapel, holy hours at the parish, it is humbling to  see how much our community puts their faith into action.  Mother Teresa once said,"How did Jesus love us? He died on the cross; He made himself the Bread of...

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10Apr
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1st Grade Language Arts Lesson Inspires Healthy Choices

Last Friday, Mrs. Walsh's first graders enjoyed salads for lunch. It was a team effort and every student brought in something to help make the salads complete. "The idea evolved from a discussion we had after reading a story about Farmer Will Allen." said Mrs. Walsh. "As a class, we took a poll to see what each child's favorite vegetable was. Once we put everything up on the board we noticed that we had listed all of the ingredients to make a nice salad." From there, the students continued to brainstorm what would be needed. Some chose their favorite salad dressings, and others offered to brin...

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03Apr

Spring Production Promises Continued Success of Drama Program

This year, we will be performing another Shakespearean comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. It centers around two couples: Hero and Claudio, and Benedick and Beatrice. Claudio and Hero fall in love almost instantly, while Benedick and Beatrice have to be tricked into admitting their affection for each other. Things are not all rosy for Hero, though: much of the play is about how Claudio is deceived as to Hero's character by the wicked Don John, and how Hero's family and friends set about to make things right. We have some wonderful returning cast members from last year's A Midsummer Night's Dream,...

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18Mar
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Mount Royal Academy Inducts Eight Into National Honor Society

Mount Royal Academy welcomed eight more students into membership of The Saint Thomas Aquinas Chapter of the National Honor Society, in a ceremony held at the school on February 21. Members were selected by a council comprised of faculty members for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Adrianna Kenyon, Maria Klucinec, Miriam Caveney, Matthew Caveney, Vivian Wok, Rebekah Thibault, Ziqing (Kelly) Wang and Maria Lucia Fuentes Forera met all of the requirements necessary to obtain this honor. As part of their induction and election into office, the students mus...

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