23Feb

Determined to Succeed

All of his teachers attest to his studious nature. William is not content to accept mediocrity and often spends many extra hours completing assignments on weekends. His labors have paid off this year as William achieved honors in the first two quarters.

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13Feb

Students and Teachers Treasure Catholic Schools’ Week Traditions at MRA

The students of Mount Royal celebrated Catholic Schools’ Week with liturgical events, a schoolwide spelling bee, and two time honored traditions: a classroom door decorating contest and themed essay contest. Both contests were based on this year’s Catholic Schools’ Week theme: Mary, Queen of Peace and Mother of Hope. Each year, every class from Pre-K through 12th grade attempts to produce the most creative interpretation of the Catholic Schools’ Week theme on their respective classroom door, and winners were announced at the conclusion of the week. In the elementary school, the 5th grade took...

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08Feb

MRA Voted 'Best Private School' (9-12)

Dear Families, I am pleased to share with all of you that Mount Royal Academy was recently awarded the 2017 Eagle Times Reader's Choice Award for Best Private School (9-12). When I received the phone call from the newspaper communicating that we received the award, I was honestly quite surprised. I was unaware that such an award was given, and our high school is still a relatively new option for families in the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Region. Back in 2009 when I first began teaching at MRA, there were barely 20 students in the high school. Now, we are approaching 60 total students, as w...

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02Feb

Teachers: Heart and Soul of Catholic Schools

Dear Families, Catholic Schools' Week was something I always looked forward to as a child attending diocesan schools in Manchester, and I love seeing that same anticipation in our students here at Mount Royal. The kids look forward to the annual traditions of the week, and it is important that we take this time as a school community to honor our mission of education and evangelization. As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima and look forward to the diocese-wide consecration of Catholic schools to Our Lady in May, the faculty has chosen a Marian theme a...

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02Feb

Abundant Honors for Mount Royal Academy’s 2nd Quarter

Mount Royal Academy has announced academic awards for the 2nd Quarter of the 2016-2017 school year. 29 students earned a position on the Headmaster’s List with a 4.0 average for the 1st quarter.

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25Jan

Recognizing Excellence

Dear Families, Today the Church celebrates the conversion of Paul. There is no otherliturgical event in which the conversion of a saint is honored, as the Churchtypically places the date of a saint's (or martyr's) passing into heaven as theopportunity to publicly recall the life of that saint. There is a simple reason for this: Paul's conversion marked the moment whereinGod used a broken human instrument to carry the Gospel to all people, not justthe people of the old covenant. The most striking feature of Paul's conversionis the reversal of expectations: how could a pharasical, judgm...

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18Jan

#WhyWeMarch

Dear Families, Our school’s annual trip to the March for Life is fast approaching. Students in grades 7-12 will board a bus for the long ride to Washington, D.C. next week, where they will witness to the belief that every life is a gift. The theme for this year’s march is “The Power of One,” which speaks to the idea that even a small group such as ours can effect huge change. We are so proud of our students for their courage in publically saying “yes” to life and standing up for the weak and fragile of our society. As our group heads out for the long trip, we are trying to organize snacks...

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16Jan

Striving With All Energy

Taylor has an incredible work ethic for a student of her age. She is remarkably focused and driven in her studies, and is not discouraged when she struggles at first to grasp a new concept. Even more remarkable than her drive, however, is her dedication to her friends and classmates.

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11Jan

CSW: Mary, Queen of Peace and Mother of Hope

Dear Families, I hope and pray that all of you enjoyed your Christmas vacation. Our family took down the Christmas tree on the feast of the Epiphany, but then I was quickly reminded by a faithful student on Monday that the Baptism of the Lord marks the definitive ending of the Christmas season. The dates can vary depending on how the liturgical calendar falls in the monthly calendar, but the wisdom of this intentional celebration by the Church should not be overlooked. I am always impressed with how our academic calendar fittingly extends from the liturgical calendar. For exampl...

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21Dec

Christmas is Joy

Dear Families, Coming up with something meaningful to say in this letter is easier some weeks than others.  In bemoaning this to the sixth grade class, they took it upon themselves to help me with this week’s theme.  Naturally, they wanted the focus to be Christmas and one suggested the following quote from the Gospel of St. Luke: The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear.  The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” As always, ki...

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