06Sep

Anticipation

And so the anticipation is rising, each passing moment of this final day of summer vacation becomes a perpetual reminder of what tomorrow holds. The first day of school is always filled with an indescribable mixture of emotions. Excitement, anxiety, happiness, sorrow, earnestness, apprehensiveness, hope, and doubt all cloud the hearts and minds of students and teachers alike. And then, before we all exhale, the day concludes. It is a reminder of how quickly the school year passes, which compels us to approach each day with a high level of determination. Because if we fail to act, if we fail to...

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01Sep

Week 2 Preseason Training Going Well!

God's Providence strikes again! We were forced to begin our practices 2 hours earlier because of Teacher Week, which obviously inflicts a greater strain on some of our families. However, with the onset of a late summer heat wave, we have both especially thankful for early morning practices. We have been spared from extremely difficult humidity. When we begin the weather is cool, but by the time we end the humidity spikes significantly. The student-athletes are improving their physical stamina and strength, as well as their soccer skills day by day. We have returned to fundamentals: PASSING, ba...

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27Aug

Week 1 Preseason Training OVER!

We completed our first week of training and conditioning for the upcoming soccer season. The efforts of these young men and woman is certainly commendable. They were pushed beyond their comfort zones, and really demonstrated a willingness to reach new physical and mental capabilities. They showed a resiliency unlike never before. Moreover, they continually offered words of encouragement towards each other in those moments when the pain and exhaustion seemed overwhelming. When faced with adversity and new challenges, they really rose to the occasion. Words cannot fully express how excited the c...

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25Aug

MRA Soccer Begins

We have begun our pre-season training. The young ladies and gentleman are hard at work conditioning their bodies, and their wills, to charge themselves into soccer shape. It is a blessing to witness these young men and women rise to the occasion when challenged physically. Our prospects for the upcoming season are looking especially bright at this point, primarily because of the attitudes and efforts of the student-athletes. We are very fortunate to welcome Mr. Popielarz as our new assistant coach. He is an incoming parent so to speak, as both of his children will now be attending Mount Royal....

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25Aug

The Special Charism of Mount Royal

Mount Royal has officially entered the blogosphere! We will certainly try our best to communicate all types of news and information regarding the school to our wider community through this new and effective media tool. We will also strive to feature guest postings from our students, teachers, and our headmaster. The special charism or grace that influences the charity and solidarity of our community ought to be shared with the whole world. We acknowledge that we have received this school community as a gift from God the Father. The hearts and minds of the families and educators involved i...

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