Congrats to the junior high girl's basketball team, who earned the title "champions" today! The girls defeated Henniker in another 1 point game today. They showed grit and determination. Thank you to all of the fans who came out to support the Knights of Our Lady.
Praise God! We are so thankful that our girls were given the opportunity to work together and achieve a difficult goal. We are also appreciative of all the sacrifices that Coach LaRose and parents made to support the girls.
What better way to celebrate Catholic Schools week than to throw a school wide party?
MRA students across all grade levels experienced tons of fun on Friday afternoon. The fun included indoor mini-golf, musical chairs, parachute games, baked goods, hot chocolate, and pictionary. Students were divided into teams and each team had a team leader from the high school. Team leaders brought the younger children to stations on campus where the fun was happening. Other older children helped organize and supervise the various stations.
It was a fitting finale to a special week. Catholic education is di...Read More
Mount Royal Academy art teacher Margaret Dwyer will have an Art Opening at the Library Arts Center in Newport. Some of her watercolors feature Mount Royal Academy students sledding and at other winter outdoor activities.
Mrs. Dwyer would be please to have any and all of the Mount Royal families attend the opening. It is open to the public, tonight from 5 – 7 pm at the Library Arts Center, which is located in the former carriage house of the Richards Free Library at 58 N. Main. St. in Newport.
There is no charge and refreshments are served.
Come and bring the children to see their art teacher’Read More
From January 28 - February 2 we are celebrating our Catholic identity. Below is a list of activities and events taking place during the school week:
Monday - Celebration of the Holy Mass in honor of Saint Thomas Aquinas, patron of Catholic education
Tuesday - Kickoff of Food Drive
- We are organizing a food drive for the Newport Food Pantry. Students are invited to bring 2 dry goods on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. As a reward, students will be allowed to have a Tag Day (wear appropriate casual clothes instead of uniforms). This is a great way to concretely instill the value of service! We anti...
Every year we customarily cancel classes for grades 7-12 in order to participate in the March for Life. 2013 is a particularly significant year, for it is the 40th anniversary of that dreadful decision that has since licensed so many abortions, Roe v. Wade.
We approach this annual school trip as a pilgrimage. Pilgrimages are an ancient form of spiritual sacrifice in which an individual or collection of individual embarks upon a long journey, carrying deep within their heart both a specific intention, and a desire to conform more closely to the will of God.
For three years in a row now, student...Read More
Below is an excerpt from a Christmas commentary authored by Archbishop Charles Chaput:
For believers, the Christmas season doesn’t end this week. It begins. So much of modern life at this time of year – its noise, its urgency, its relentless emphasis on shopping and the fatigue that always follows – can seem beyond the control of individuals. These things can easily distract us from the real reason most Americans, even today, celebrate “the holidays,” the birth of Jesus Christ.
That humble birth is not a legend or seasonal fairy tale. It’s a matter of historical record with real conseque...Read More
One of the most cherished traditions of Advent is the annual Christmas Pageant. Amidst the chaos and consumption of the secular holidays, the Christmas pageant helps families remember the true meaning of Christmas. Christmas pageants illustrate how Catholic education forms the whole person, enabling students to remain cognizant of the real reason for the season: the birth of the Christ-Child and the great mystery of the Incarnation.
Popular culture tends to draw our minds away from the true origins of Christmas. We venerate the real sequence of events that inspire such a revered and lasting tr...Read More
Last evening, November 28th, the St. Thomas Aquinas chapter inducted six new students into the National Honor Society. It was a delightful and inspiring ceremony for all of the attendees. In attendance were the current members, faculty, and parents, as well as Deacon Jim Rock, the featured speaker for the evening.
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high schoolstudents. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Se...Read More