19Jan

What is the Common Core?

On Monday, March 16th, Ann Marie Banfield (Education Liason) of the New Hampshire Cornerstone Institute will be hosting a seminar entitled "What is the Common Core? What is the current state of public education?: The impact of the Common Core on children and schools." The seminar will be held at Mount Royal Academy, beginning at 6:30pm. The event is free and open to the public. Public sentiment regarding the Common Core is polarized and divisive. The origins of the Common Core are considered somewhat mysterious to some, but many educators view the Common Core as the pathway towards quality edu...

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17Jan

Why March for Life? We March for Families

Although somewhat unrelated to what will be happening in the United States of America next week, Pope Francis is currently embarking on a missionary journey to Asia. The central role of the family in society has been a featured theme of Pope Francis' dialogue with the Filipino people. While addressing the diplomatic corps at Manila, Pope Francis stated: "A fundamental role in the renewal of society is played, of course, by the family and especially by young people. A highlight of my visit will be my meetings with families and with young people here in Manila. Families have an indispensable mis...

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16Jan
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Mount Royal Academy Open House - January 31, 2015 • 10-2

 

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16Jan

Christmas Lottery Card Winners

12/24/2014 100 Garren Family 12/25/2014 500 Andrea Stocker 12/26/2014 25 Katie Lord 12/27/2014 25 Aram Kalpakgian 12/27/2014 25 Aram Kalpakgian 12/28/2014 25 Mary Barnes 12/29/2014 25 Meghan McCoy 12/30/2014 50 Lindsey Thompson 12/31/2014 100 Nathan Eliason 1/1/2015 500 Michael McLaughli...

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31Dec

Happy New Year and Thank You!

As 2014 turns into 2015, we are especially mindful of how much our school community has grown in 20 years, and we are still growing! None of this was possible without the parents, faculty, staff, students, benefactors, and most importantly - the grace of God. We will be showing just a few of our archived photos from the early years. Photos can be viewed on the school Facebook page.

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18Dec

3 Steps to a Joyful Christmas

In a recent homily at St. Joseph all'Aurelio Parish in Rome, Pope Francis provided three simple steps towards a joyful Christmas: To have this joy in preparation for Christmas, first, pray: 'Lord, may I live this Christmas with true joy.' Not with the joy of consumerism which brings us to Dec. 24 full of anguish because 'ah, I’m lacking this, I’m lacking that …' No, this isn’t God’s joy. Pray. Second: render thanks to the Lord for the good things he has given us. Third, think how I can go to others, to those who have difficulties, problems – we think of the sick, of so many problems – to bring...

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03Dec
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The Advent Season

Advent is upon us! Advent can be a challenging time for families. The biggest challenge we all face in today's culture is the push to purchase the perfect gift. Moreover, Christmas is commercialized to such an extent that Advent is overshadowed by Christmas. Christmas is wonderful, but Advent is a season of preparation and waiting for the wonder of Christmas. The awe of Christmas cannot be achieved unless we are willing to wait. As we wait for amazing gifts, the longing for the gift intensifies; such is the true purpose of Advent. But the real question is, what are we waiting for? Are we w...

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30Oct
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Spirit Week 2014 ~ Photo Story

 

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29Oct

Spirit Week 2014

This week marks the 4th annual Spirit Week at Mount Royal Academy. The participation by students and faculty thus far has been truly impressive. It is so wonderful to watch all of the students become enlivened and excited about their school. For a recap and preview of the week's events, please see the schedule below. The finale of Spirit Week is our annual observance of All Saints Day. All parents and community members are invited to attend the All Saints festivities. Schedule: Monday; Twin or Triplet Day Tuesday; Mis-match Day Wednesday; A Day in History...

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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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