As our Lenten journey approaches its end with the beginning of Holy Week, I want to say "thank you" to all the students, staff, and parents for making this such a prayer filled, holy season. From the penny drive, the food drive, Stations of the Cross on Fridays, the confessions before Mass, volunteering at the soup kitchens, taking part int he 40 Days for Life Campaign, adoration in the chapel, holy hours at the parish, it is humbling to see how much our community puts their faith into action. Mother Teresa once said,
"How did Jesus love us? He died on the cross; He made himself the Bread of...
Last Friday, Mrs. Walsh's first graders enjoyed salads for lunch. It was a team effort and every student brought in something to help make the salads complete.
"The idea evolved from a discussion we had after reading a story about Farmer Will Allen." said Mrs. Walsh. "As a class, we took a poll to see what each child's favorite vegetable was. Once we put everything up on the board we noticed that we had listed all of the ingredients to make a nice salad."
From there, the students continued to brainstorm what would be needed. Some chose their favorite salad dressings, and others offered to brin...Read More
This year, we will be performing another Shakespearean comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. It centers around two couples: Hero and Claudio, and Benedick and Beatrice. Claudio and Hero fall in love almost instantly, while Benedick and Beatrice have to be tricked into admitting their affection for each other. Things are not all rosy for Hero, though: much of the play is about how Claudio is deceived as to Hero's character by the wicked Don John, and how Hero's family and friends set about to make things right.
We have some wonderful returning cast members from last year's A Midsummer Night's Dream, ...Read More
Mount Royal Academy welcomed eight more students into membership of The Saint Thomas Aquinas Chapter of the National Honor Society, in a ceremony held at the school on February 21. Members were selected by a council comprised of faculty members for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
Adrianna Kenyon, Maria Klucinec, Miriam Caveney, Matthew Caveney, Vivian Wok, Rebekah Thibault, Ziqing (Kelly) Wang and Maria Lucia Fuentes Forera met all of the requirements necessary to obtain this honor. As part of their induction and election into office, the students mus...Read More
Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of the Lenten season. During this liturgical season we prepare for Easter by imitating Jesus and going out into the "desert" to pray and sacrifice. Lent lasts forty days (with the exception of Sundays) and during this Lenten season you will notice students learning about the meaning of Lent and the various Lenten practices we traditionally follow, guiding us through this journey.
It is a season of prayer, giving, abstaining, and fasting. One way students are giving is by bringing in loose change for our penny drive (doesn’t have to be pennies). All procee...Read More
We capped off Catholic Schools week with a prayer service. Students across all grade levels prepared original general intercessions, a decade of the rosary was prayed, and we also reflected on the life of an exceptionally selfless and tireless servant to youth: St. John Bosco. It was very fitting that St. John Bosco's memorial marked the end of Catholic Schools week. His life was a total self-donation to young people who desperately needed and thirsted for the unconditional love of Jesus Christ.
Our prayer is that Mount Royal Academy will continue to bring more and more youthful souls to Chri...Read More
Mount Royal Academy Students Undertake Humanitarian Project in East Africa
The students of Mount Royal Academy in Sunapee, New Hampshire have begun an international humanitarian project: providing charitable assistance for 86 poor, orphaned children in the East African country of Uganda. The students’ goal is to secure charitable donations through personal appeals to friends, relatives and other potential benefactors. Donations will be forwarded to a Ugandan priest (the orphans’ guardian) and used to fund several self-sustaining agricultural projects ( e.g., raising cows and goats; growing cof...Read More
The elementary school held its annual school spelling bee in the St. Joseph Center on Tuesday. Classroom winners Willie Spanos (grade one), Lauren Dustin (grade two), Julia Stout (grade three), Luke Bartlett (grade four), Rosie Treece (grade five), Anthony Mihaly (grade six) and Alex Kalpagkian (grade eight) competed in the school level competition of the National Spelling Bee. After several competitive rounds between Lauren and Luke, Luke won the bee on the word "hydra". Congratulations to Luke, who will participate in the state bee in Concord in March. We are proud of all of the particip...Read More
We are celebrating All Saint’s Day tomorrow, November 1st. This has been a tradition at Mount Royal Academy for the past nineteen years. Sometimes students ask why we don’t celebrate Halloween at school. My response to the little ones has been that we like to dress up as saints so that we can learn to be more like them, which will help us be closer to Jesus. It is a simple answer yet very true as we want our children to see the beauty in virtue, and see examples of people who have striven to live a life in Christ and been recognized by the Church as saints.
The three days of All Hallow’s Eve (...Read More