22May
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Bike Clinic for 1st Graders a Huge Success

For a hands-on finish to their science unit on force and motion, Mount Royal’s first grade class invited Sunapee Police Department to provide bicycle safety training on campus this week. Much to the envy of the rest of the elementary grades during recess, the first graders enjoyed riding their bikes, speaking with Sunapee Police Chief David Cahill and Officers Neill Cobb and Rob Riessle. Students received safety instruction, helmet checks and the chance to sit inside the squad car. Karen Walsh, who teaches first grade at Mount Royal Academy, was thrilled, “It was such a great event. Each chil...

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20May
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Callan Rees (17’) of Mount Royal Academy Receives 2016 Women Who Make a Difference Award

The Lake Sunapee Region VNA and Hospice has been hosting their annual Women Who Make a Difference luncheon for 17 years. The luncheon celebrates remarkable women in our area who give back to the community in a big way. Callan Rees graciously received the award given to an area high school student at the annual luncheon on Wednesday, May 18, which was held at Colby Sawyer College. Callan was nominated by Headmaster Derek Tremblay. Tremblay stated, “Callan is an amazing young woman. She always has a smile on her face, and a kind word for both faculty and students.  Callan is an integral part of...

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18May

Perspective and Perseverance: Teaching Students to Take Their Humanity Seriously

Dear Families, On behalf of all the faculty and students, I would like to thank all of the parents, relatives, or family friends who attended the elementary school literacy fair last week. There was a great turnout, and considering the busyness of this time of year, it meant a lot to our students and staff. We are entering the home stretch here, with only just under 4 weeks to go. I know anxiety and angst are both high, especially for families with graduates. Of course, we are not without a biblical parallel. There is a seemingly divinely ordained fittingness between the academic year and our...

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11May

Exclusive Film Screening - May 14th

A very special event will take place this Saturday, May 14th, during Mount Royal's Spring Open House. An exclusive, complimentary screening of the brand new documentary film about the Original Image of Divine Mercy will be shown in the Saint Joseph center at 2pm. The very poster that hangs in the school gym is a replica of the painting that is the subject of this film. There is a fascinating story behind the image and the saint who was inspired by God to have it painted. In this Year of Mercy, the documentary provides a great opportunity to learn more about the extraordinary graces God wants t...

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02May

118 MRA Students Receive 3rd Quarter Academic Honors

Mount Royal Academy has announced academic awards for the 3rd Quarter of the 2015-2016 school year. 21 students earned a position on the Headmaster’s List with a 4.0 average for the 3rd quarter. More than 55% of the student body attained Honor Roll recognition; placing on the Headmaster’s List, the High Honors List (no more than one B), or the Honors List (no more than one C). In total, 118 students received Academic Honors. Grade 1 Headmaster’s List: Mary Walsh High Honors: Emily Beturne, Lucy Fryckowska, Nicholas Lavertue, Finn McColgan, Lindsey Smrkovski Honors: Jackson Barns, Maia Dow, Hop...

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29Apr
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MRA Knights of Our Lady Basketball Program Elevating to Varsity Level

The iconic David and Goliath story provides an apt backdrop to a school that has remained largely unnoticed in the Lake Sunapee Region. Since 2010, there has been a determined effort to build a sustainable and competitive basketball program at Mount Royal Academy. Originally, there was only one boys’ basketball team, consisting of students in grades 7-12. Now, the basketball program is grateful and pleased to announce that the Knights of Our Lady will be competing at the varsity level in the NHIAA. Since joining the NHIAA in 2012, the high school girls and boys competed against junior varsity...

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28Apr
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Student Spotlight: Lyndsey Patten 5th grade

The elementary grades of schooling should be a time of intense learning in all facets of life. A child’s intellect is focused on absorbing knowledge and skills in a myriad of disciplines. Lyndsey Patten is currently a 5th grade student at Mount Royal Academy who embodies this truth. Her teacher, Mrs. Diebold, notes that Lyndsey works hard in class, never fails to complete her assignments and is especially good in math. Her academic diligence has won her a consistent spot on the quarterly honor roll lists. Outside of school, Lyndsey pursues excellence in many ways. She has studied ballroom danc...

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21Apr
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Two Seniors at MRA Earn Esteemed Oberkotter Scholarship

As the class of 2016 approaches graduation, the pressure to confront their future only increases. This pressure typically peaks even closer to May 1st, when seniors have to submit housing deposits. The ever growing costs of post-secondary education are a decisive factor, even if we want to encourage our young people to dream and look beyond the horizon to new possibilities for greatness. In this context, receiving a scholarship can be a vital piece of information while seniors select which door to open. Mount Royal Academy is pleased to announce that two incredibly accomplished and outstanding...

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13Apr

Captivating Pope Provides Practical Wisdom

Dear Families, Pope Francis is without a doubt, a highly captivating and inspiring figure. His papacy has been marked by a renewed public interest in so-called matters of faith, even though the culture is becoming more and more resistant to anything perceived to be unseen, unproven, or purportedly unfair. I am sure many of us have encountered commentary regarding the post-synodal exhortation entitled Amoris Lataeitie ('Joy of Love'). Forgive me if this is too blunt, but the primary reason our culture has been eager for this document penned by Pope Francis to be released is quite simple: human...

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12Apr

Student Spotlight: Matthew Caveney (Class of 2016)

Matthew Caveney ('16) is pictured here with his sister, Miriam ('16), sporting his medals from  Division II States.   Mount Royal Academy’s mission is centered on fostering an environment in which each student can recognize his true dignity and excel in all facets of life. Senior Matthew Caveney exemplifies this ethic. As president of the Student Government and a member of the National Honors Society, his leadership is well established. His efforts led to improved social experiences for the student body. Matt oversaw a field trip to a Red Sox game last year. He recently coordinated...

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