06May

May 10th - 11th: Open House and Curriculum Fair

Mount Royal Academy will host an Open House on Saturday, May 11. Interested families may visit the school at anytime between 10:00am - 2:00pm. Staff and current families will be available for tours, presentations, and to answer any questions prospective families may have.  Mount Royal Academy will also have its Curriculum Fair projects on display. Following the directive of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, MRA has adopted the "Year of Faith" as the theme of this year’s fair.  Each class has chosen a topic in keeping with the theme, and each child in grades Pre-K-12th has contributed a project. Pare...

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25Apr

Silent No More Guest Speaker Visiting High School on May 6th

We have been given the exciting opportunity of hosting Janet Morana as a guest speaker for our high school students on May 6th. Janet A. Morana serves as the Executive Director of Priests for Life and the Co-Founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, the world’s largest mobilization of women and men who have lost children to abortion. Here is a link to her bio: http://www.silentnomoreawareness.org/about/janet.html She will be giving a talk entitled “Recall Abortion” at 9:00am on May 6th. Mrs. Morana is also going to stay for Mass, eat lunch, and then visit the apologetics class. We...

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23Apr

MRA Sponsors Family Catechesis at Sacred Heart Parish in Lebanon on April 28th

Families and representatives from MRA will be visiting Sacred Heart parish on Sunday, April 28th. Following the 10:00am Mass, MRA’s visiting scholar and distinguished Catholic author Dr. Joseph Pearce will be giving a family catechetical talk entitled "The Three Paths to Faith: The Good, the True and the Beautiful".  Pearce is the renowned biographer of Catholic literary figures such as G.K. Chesterton, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Hilaire Belloc. Pearce has worked extensively on numerous projects throughout his career.  He has authored books exploring the affiliations of Shakespeare and C.S. Lewis wit...

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23Apr
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18Apr

The Gift of Reading

Frederick Douglass said that “once you learn to read, you will be forever free”.  Teaching students to read and to love reading is a main objective in their early education, because it is a lifelong gift which will afford them success and fulfillment. Mount Royal’s curriculum places a strong emphasis on reading fluency and comprehension, beginning in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten with basic phonics and early reading.  At these primary grade levels, students acquire the building blocks to identify letter sounds and decode words.  These skills are built upon in first and second grade, where...

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12Apr
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Annual Swing Dance Fast Approaching

As the Annual Swing Dance draws closer, students in the high school began brushing up on their swing dancing skills today. For more information about the swing dance, check out this poster.

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11Apr

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Preparations Progressing

Students have been hard at work practicing for the spring play, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. We have assembled a cast of 22 students from grades 7-12, plus our student co-director, Alexandra Mihaly. A brief plot summary follows (with select cast members mentioned). Theseus, the Duke of Athens, is getting married, but not everyone is as happy in love as he is. In order that they themselves might be able to marry against the wishes of her father, Hermia and Lysander (Addy Kenyon and Alex Kalpakgian) flee through the forest, pursued by the other members of their love-quadrangle, Helen...

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10Apr

Visiting Scholar Dr. Pearce to Address Class of 2013

Accomplished author and Catholic intellectual extraordinaire Dr. Joseph Pearce has generously agreed to speak to the graduating class of 2013. The graduation ceremonies will take place on June 8th, beginning with Holy Mass at 10:00am at St. Joachim's in Sunapee, NH. The address will take place in the St. Joseph's center on MRA's campus following Mass. When asked who the senior class would enjoy listening to one last time at their graduation ceremonies, the vote was unanimous for Dr. Pearce. Dr. Pearce has visited classrooms in the high school several times over the course of the school year, i...

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26Mar

NH Legislature Supports School Choice (for now...)

Check out the diocesan website for resources regarding a new law in the state of New Hampshire that supports school choice. Education Tax Credit Scholarship Network for Educational Opportunity Unfortunately, even though the law was passed and has not yet been implemented, the legislature is revisiting the law. Some legislators are considering repealing the law before it even into effect. Please contact your local representatives to express your support for this wonderful initiative. As a Catholic institution, Mount Royal Academy has and will continually support the teachings of the Catholic Ch...

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18Mar

St. Joseph Celebration Moved to Wednesday, March 20th

We will be having a snow day tomorrow, so we will be celebrating St. Joseph's Day on Wednesday. A few reminders... 1. This will be a RED TAG DAY - so students may wear red clothing in keeping with the Tag Day guidelines. 2. Here is a schedule of the events:10:30-11:30 - MASS (Parents are welcome to attend)11:30-12:15 - Pasta Lunch for all students and faculty.12:45-2:00 - Surprise Activity in St. Joseph's Gymnasium 3. THANK YOU to parents that have sent in items for the lunch, and for those parents that have volunteered to help cook/serve the lunch. It is much appreciated. Enjoy the snow day -...

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