the continued healing of Deondre Phebus, nephew of Ann Warthen and cousin of Mary Miller, and friend to many MSS students
the repose of the soul of Edwin Rogers, grandfather of Pre-K assistant Lauren Yanike, great-grandfather of Gwynnie, Eli, and Joe Yanike.
the continued healing of Eli Yanike
peace for Kevin and Denice Vaught
the continued recovery of Jeffery Koenig, father of Brady, Lane, and Riggins Koenig
We find we are in a new season which is being renewed by new life bursting out everywhere. There are some familiar places we visit over and over again, but even they look fresher.
There is color, sound and bright light. The words, 'the Light of Christ' in the Easter Liturgy gives everything a new look and new life. Spring also shows up the dust and dirt and we find we have to do some spring cleaning in ourselves so that the light can get to our darkest corners and make us wholly new.
We’ve been blessed with a renewed spirit in this season of Easter and we thank God for being able to look at our roles, routines and duties with a fresh set of eyes. Spring is a wonderful time for us to evaluate our habits and determine direction as we move through this year. For some it is a reaffirmation of goals already set, for some it is a call to take stock and see where God may be leading us to change so that we can also burst forth and be open to the possibilities that lie ahead.
As we prepare for the final weeks of the school year, we have the opportunity to help our children learn that just as flowers must use their energy to produce growth and beauty, we have this same opportunity in the weeks to come. We look toward the end of the school year and realize there’s still much to do and so many wonderful events ahead of us. Let’s work together to bring this year to a successful completion.
Please Pray For...
Congratulations to Brady Koenig, who won 2nd place, Biomedical Sciences, in the Frederick County Science and Engineering Fair
Ms. Warthen, grade 4, and Ms. White, Pre-K, were MSS's nominees for the 2019 Thurmont Lions Club Teacher of the Year Award. With an exceptional faculty such as ours, it was hard to narrow down the choices! Please join us in congratulating Ann Warthen, who was selected as the recipient of the TLC Teacher of the Year Award for MSS!
Sister Margaret Ann Honored by The Mount
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Gr 5 Field Trip to US Army Heritage Field
Gr 3 Field Trip to Catoctin Zoo
Engineering Club, 3:00p
Meet Ms. Kilty Reception, 8:00a
May Procession & Crowning, 9:00a
Sophomore/Senior Reunion, 7-9p
Spring Concert, 9:30a & 7p
MSS Annual Plant Sale
Take-a-Tour Tuesday, 9a-1p
Seton Scribblers, 3L00p
Science Club, 3:00p
Grade 2 Family Mass
Alumni Night at Carnival
Senior Walk (MSS'15), 2:15p
Gr 8 Hershey Park
HSA Meeting, 6:30p
Gr 8 Banquet, 6:30p
Last Day for Gr 8
MSS Teachers of the Year Nominees
Mount St. Mary's surprised Sister Margaret Ann, grade 2, at April's faculty meeting by honoring her with the Mount St. Mary's Division of Education Friend of Education Award! Sister Margaret Ann was selected because of her outstanding work with interns from The Mount. Congratulations!
Special Guests Visit MSS
1:1 Computing in Middle School
Grade 4 was given treated to a civics lesson from Emmitsburg Mayor Don Briggs, who explained the electoral process, how local government works, and what plans the Town of Emmitsburg has for the community.
Grade 3 enjoyed a special Show-and-Tell that included baby goats! Jordan and her mom brought their pet goats to the classroom to spend time with Jordan's classmates. They learned all about taking care of goats and other animals, as well as fun facts about the little fellas.
8th grade received the first set of WinBooks as part of our 1:1 computing initiative. Installed with MS Office software, the lightweight laptops provide enrichment opportunities and experience both in and out of the classroom, helping ensure our students are more than prepared for life after MSS.
Pre-K enjoyed a St. Pat's Day treat!
Grade 2 designed and created their own Leprechaun traps to try to catch the clever little imps.
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Tradition says St. Patrick used the shamrock to teach the people of Ireland about the Holy Trinity. Following in that tradition, our students created Shamrock Trinities!
THe Luck of the Irish Be Upon Us!
March was a long month, but it was full of activity! Students especially loved to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Grade 2 tried to catch those clever leprechauns and almost succeeded! We also raised money for the American Heart Association, had a Gala in the Garden, welcomes special guests, showed off our amazing talent, made our Lenten promises... and even more! It was a busy, but much blessed, month!
Kids Heart Challenge
Our junior scientists and researchers in 7th grade presented their knowledge of the Nervous System at a special exhibtion they held on March 5th. From memory games to how stress affects the brain, students displayed the information they learned and discussed various topics with visiting guests and students from other grades.
Grade 7 Presents... The Nervous System!
We finished up our Kids Heart Challenge fundraiser for the American Heart Society with a Prayer Partner Jump Rope-a-Thon! Prayer Partners showed how active they are and helped one another. It was two days of fun, music, and movement! Total raised for the AHA? An amazing $5383!
Our Young Authors and Performers showed off their talents! From singing and dancing, to poetry and prose, there was something to delight everyone!
SETON STARS OF PAGE & STAGE
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Gr 7 Hoppin' Along in Science
Our 7th graders got to practice their "surgical" skills and receive a lesson in anatomy when they dissected frogs in Science Lab!
Students arrived on April 1st to find a variety of pranks played on them by faculty and staff! Mrs. Mullineaux's class was one -- they were given an assignment to observe National Foot Check Day! Parents weren't immune, either. Mrs. Kirby's first-grade parents opened their children's backpacks to discover a homework assignment to play "Donut Seeds"!
Grade 3 studied animal habitats and went about building their own nests for birds!
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Grade 3 Has Gone to the Birds
April Fool's Day!
Watch the Service
For our Maundy Thursday Prayer Service, 8th graders performed a Living Stations of the Cross for the school.
DIY Resurrection Garden
Living Stations of the Cross
Grade 2 planted their Resurrection Gardens in anticipation of Easter. Want to know how to make your own? Watch this one-minute Insta-tutorial!
Strawberry Hill Forever
Grade 6 enjoyed a trip to Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve to learn about aquatic life and conservation.
Our 8th graders are counting down the days until graduation! Just before Easter, they attended a retreat off-campus with NET Ministries. They've also had their official class portrait taken. And, beginning the week of May 6th, we will be spotlighting two members of the Class of 2019 each day on Facebook and in our hallway by the gym. So be sure to stop and take a moment to wish these wonderful young women and men well on the journeys ahead of them!
But they still had time to go on an Easter Egg Hunt with their Prayer Partners!
SEARCH FOR #MSS2019 ON FACEBOOK TO SEE CLASS OF 2019 PROFILES
Grade 8 Getting Ready for Graduation
Above: The Class of 2019
Below: Members of MSS'19 who have been at MSS since Pre-K/Kindergarten
Graduation is June 9th at 4:30 P.M. at The Basilica
Saturday, March 23, 2019
5:30-10:00 P.M. The Links in Gettysburg
Thank you to everyone who came out to support our annual Gala! It was a great time! Join us at our next meeting, June 4 at 6:30p, and help us get next year's planning underway!
Home and School ASsociation
Parents Making a Difference
NEW Billing Management System
Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, we will be transitioning all tuition payment plans to an online Billing Management service through SchoolAdmin. The service itself is free. SchoolAdmin will only assess an annual fee of $40 per family if selecting an installment plan. This fee is payable regardless of how you choose to pay. (ACH, paper check, credit card, etc.)
SCHOOLADMIN BILLING MANAGEMENT SERVICE BENEFITS
▪ Receive tuition invoices via email
▪ Set up or cancel auto-pay or individual future payments
▪ Make FREE ACH payments
▪ Make credit card payments (2.2% fee applied)
▪ View all activity
▪ Pay for tuition, bus fees, cafeteria charges, field trips, graduation fees, etc.
Payer Express, the current online payment processer through PNC bank, will be discontinued as of June 30, 2019. Please use SchoolAdmin for all payments beginning July 1, 2019.
REGISTRATION IS DUE BY MAY 15TH!
Registration Fee: $175/student if paid by 5/15 ($250/student begins 5/16)
*IF YOU DO NOT PAY THE REGISTRATION FEES DUE BY 5/15, A NEW CONTRACT WILL BE GENERATED SHOWING THE INCREASE IN REGISTRATION FEES. The original contract will be considered void.*
Annual Raffle Ends Soon!
This is our only cash fundraiser & we need your participation! We are asking each family to please sell the 10 tickets you were given. ANY class with 100% participation may come out of uniform the last week of school. Help us make this a HUGE success!!!
Incentive #3 is May 7: All raffle tickets sold by May 7 earn students Out of Uniform Day on May 13th and entry into drawing for Carnival wrist band.
Final Incentive is May 14: Tag Day on May 17th (students may wear any shirt, but are required to wear uniform shorts/pants and uniform shoes)
85% Family participation by May 14th earns everyone a Crazy Hair Day! 100% Family participation earns a Crazy Hair Day AND Out of Uniform on May 23rd!
BOX TOPS BONANZA ENDS
The Last Word
Each student is asked to clip and return 75 Box Tops. Tape them to the Collection Sheets sent home or download your own - an easy way to keep track! If we reach our goal of 75/student, we will be paid a visit from The Cow Ice Cream Truck on Field Day!
Remember: Box Tops CAN'T BE EXPIRED and Bonus Coupons should be turned in separate from the collection sheets, not taped to it.
If we meet our goal, that's over $1800 for our school!
May Procession and Crowning
May is Mary’s Month!
Join us in celebration of the Holy Mother at our annual May Procession and Crowning
Friday, May 10th at 9:00 a.m.
First Communicants and 2nd-graders may wear their Sunday best or Communion clothes.
Let us celebrate your child's special day! Send us your First Communion photos so we can highlight them on our website and social media!
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MSS Carnival - May 20-25, 2019
Join us for food, games, rides, and nightly entertainment! A tradition for over 30 years that benefits the school.
MONDAY NIGHT IS ALUMNI NIGHT - Stop by for a special gift!
Sign up to volunteer for a station! Donate items for the cause. Check out the list of what is needed HERE.
See you on the Ferris Wheel!