White Gloves Session

Ms. Nadia Nasr, Archivist & Digital Collections Librarian at Towson University, visited Mrs. Marlatt’s Holocaust class for a “White Gloves Session.” The innovative session included a talk, a display of rare artifacts and books –many that were added from the Baltimore Hebrew University and are over 400 years old!



Points of Sailor Pride

We're proud to share the Points of Sailor Pride:



UPDATE: Operation Welcome Home

If you are planning to attend OPERATION WELCOME HOME tonight, Wednesday, September 24, please note the following important updates:



St. Padre Pio’s Feast Day

Today is the feast day of St. Pius Pietrelcina, better known as Padre Pio. The late William Carrigan, a Mount de Sales benefactor, generously bestowed upon us this glass and piece of bread given to him personally by St. Pio. Referring to the wine in the glass and the bread, St. Pio said to Mr. Carrigan, "If you have these, you will never want." On the right are actual blood crystals from St. Pio, who bore the wounds of Christ in the form of stigmata.



Big Sister-Little Sister Day

Big Sister-Little Sister Day was all about making great memories with your “sister.” The juniors decorated the freshman lockers of their new little sisters and had a special luncheon to celebrate. What a fun MDSA tradition!



Swim Team Interest Meeting

The Swim team will be having a meeting after school on Tuesday, September 23 at 2:30 pm in the Athletic classroom. This meeting is for any students who are interested in trying out for the Swim team this year. We will discuss the Swim team season, expectations, fundraising ideas and try-outs. If you are unable to attend the meeting or have questions, please contact Katie Marlatt, Assistant Athletic Director, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).



Mount de Sales selected as a 2014 School of Excellence

Mount de Sales Academy was selected by the Catholic Education Honor Roll as a 2014 School of Excellence, formally known as the Top 50 Award. Mount de Sales has received the designation as a Top 50 Catholic high school since the award's inauguration in 2004. Schools selected for this distinction must exhibit commitment to a strong Catholic identity and mission; prudent employment practices; first-rate teaching philosophy; and a well-rounded focus on raising up students who are not only academically prepared, but are also educated in civic responsibility and their Catholic faith.



Knott Foundation Grant

Mount de Sales Academy is grateful to The Marion I. and Henry J. Knott Foundation for their continued support. After completing an extensive application process that included a site visit, MDSA was awarded a $50,000 grant to help fund the Technology Integration Program (TIP).



MDSA Races in the Nun Run

MDSA sailors, sisters, faculty, staff, and parents had an awesome time at the Nun Run today. All proceeds benefit the Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Martin’s House. Great job!



Retreat Opportunity at the Shrine of St. Anthony

Please join us for a student retreat at the Shrine of St. Anthony in Ellicott City on Saturday, September 27 from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. This is a great opportunity offered by the Sodality Club to strengthen our Catholic sisterhood by getting to know classmates better, listening to guest speakers, and attending confession and Mass. For more information, please contact Mrs. Claire Verch at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).



First Sophomore Parent Coffee

The first Sophomore Parent Coffee is Friday, September 26, at 8 a.m. We will meet in the Birdroom to discuss Digital Responsibility. Join us as we learn more about the social media our girls are using and how we can help them use this technology appropriately. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!



Cross Country Finishes in Front!

This past weekend the MDSA Varsity and JV Cross Country teams traveled to compete in the Seahawk Invitational. The varsity team placed 1st and the JV team placed 3rd among 25 other teams. The team members inscribed a CH on their arms and wore black hair ribbons in honor of Mrs. Cookie Harris, the mother of former teammate Jessica Harris ’14, who recently passed away. We’re so proud of our Sailors!



Field Hockey Wins Centennial Tournament!

Mount de Sales Varsity Field Hockey team won the Centennial Tournament for the third year in a row. The Sailors beat River Hill 4-1 and Centennial 4-0. Way to go, Sailors!



Senior Performs with the Chesapeake Orchestra!

Alaina Keller '15 had the distinct honor of performing with the Chesapeake Orchestra on Monticello's West Portico on Friday, September 5. The concert featured a selection of Vivaldi's most cherished works including Spring and Summer from The Four Seasons, the Concerto for Two Trumpets in C Major, and two works from his beloved L'estro armonico, Op. 3. Congratulations to Alaina and the Fine Arts Department!



Baltimore Mixer

The Baltimore-themed mixer is September 5 from 7-10 p.m. Students are invited to dress in costume to show their hometown pride and dance the night away with their classmates, friends from brother schools, and the ORIOLE MASCOT! There will be a photo booth and prizes throughout the night. Donations for the raffles are appreciated and can include $5 gift cards or any Maryland-related items including Utz Chips, Berger Cookies, crab items, Ravens or Orioles gear, Under Armour merchandise, and Old Bay items.Homerooms are expected to bring in at least three 2-liter bottles of soda by Thursday, September 4. We cannot wait to show our town pride and see everyone at the fall mixer!



First Parents’ Club Meeting

The first Parents' Club meeting will be held on Thursday, September 18 at 7 p.m. 2014-2015 Parents Club Committee Chairs are encouraged to attend to briefly highlight their event and discuss any needs they may have for their upcoming events. Please come to share a good time with other parents and hear about the great activities planned for this year. Weather permitting, the Parents' Club social will be held on the piazza. In the event of rain, we will meet in the Bird Room.



Meals for the Dominican Sisters

Thank you for the generous response to make meals for the Dominican Sisters at Mount de Sales for the 2014-2015 school year. We have only nine dates left for the year.



Reminder: Back-to-School Night

Please note that the time for Back-to-School Night is Thursday, September 11 at 6 p.m. This is a night for parents only to come meet their daughter's teachers and experience her day at school. We will begin at 6 p.m. in the Constance and Samuel Pistorio Sports Complex.