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May

28

Honors Assembly Award Winners

On Friday, May 22, many of the students, faculty and staff were honored for their success in academics as well as service and character during the annual Honors Assembly. The Honors Assembly also concludes the series events for the senior class before graduation. Congratulations to all the winners and good luck to the Class of 2015! Click here to view the list of award winners.

May

26

Register for Summer Camps!

It's almost summer which means it's time to get ready for our Summer Camps! Have you registered yet? Camps are filling up so reserve your spot before it's too late! Camps are a great way to enhance your skills or try something new. This year we are offering a variety of camps such as Drama, Strength & Conditioning, and various other sports. Check out the info below for more details or click here to register.

May

23

163rd MDSA Commencement

Congratulations to the young women of the Class of 2015 who graduated at the 163rd commencement from Mount de Sales Academy on Saturday, May 23. We are grateful for each of them and are proud of their significant accomplishments. May God continue to bless our graduates as they begin the next phase in their lives.

May

22

End-of-the-Year Sports Award Winners

The End-of-the-Year Sports Award Banquet was held on Monday, May 18. Teams gathered for a picnic then filed into the Gym for the ceremony. Congratulations to all the Sailor sports teams on your success this year! Click here to view all of the winners.

May

21

Tech Event Information

On June 4 at 6 p.m. MDSA will host a device ordering, setup, and questions event for parents and students of Mount de Sales Academy. This event is designed to help parents who are not sure what device they want, how or where to purchase one and answer any last minute questions. We will walk parents through the ordering website for a device pre-configured by a local company. Demo devices will be on hand for parents to see. Parents will have the opportunity to order devices while at Mount de Sales if they choose.

May

21

Congratulations Mr. Williams!

Congratulations to Mr. Williams on being nominated for the Brooks 2015 Coaches Award! Awarding great coaches who go above and beyond for their athletes on and off the track - that's what the Brooks Inspiring Coaches program is all about. The program seeks high school running coaches who have been nominated by their community because they find their coach "inspiring." Mr. Williams is the former Athletic Director but still finds time to coach our Sailor runners. Thank you for all you do!

May

20

“Bonjour” Students!

Mount de Sales Academy French Club members recently traveled to two of our main feeder schools, St. Agnes and Our Lady of Perpetual Help, to introduce some of their students to the French language (French instruction is not available at either school.) Club members designed materials and planned a lesson that included colors and fruits. They played Bingo, Hide and Seek and even taught some grammar. The students, in grades 4-8, were fast learners and loved the activities so much they wanted to take them home. Instead, the French Club promised to return next year!

May

20

Freshman Tea Party

After spending the fourth quarter reading and analyzing Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel Jane Eyre and studying the Victorian Era, freshman English classes enjoyed fellowship and fine food at a Victorian Tea Party in Alumnae Hall. Dressed in party attire, the girls sampled a variety of “small bites” including scones, cookies, pastries, and shortbread.

May

18

Volleyball for Veterans

All Mount de Sales students are welcome to participate in Mount St. Joseph's fundraiser for Wounded Warriors. When: May 23, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Where: MSJ Smith Center Cost: $15 per team (3 players per team) Sign up in MSJ's Campus Ministry today! All proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project

May

18

MDSA Alumnae Return this Summer

Lindsay Manser '12 and Kayli Burns '13 will be assisting at this year’s Sailor Soccer Camp from June 22-25. Kayli is currently a rising junior at Christopher Newport University studying biology. Lindsay is a rising senior at Mount St. Mary's University studying business marketing. Both Kayli and Lindsay played soccer during their four years at MDSA and are very excited to be coming back to help at camp. When asked about her favorite memory about soccer camp, Kayli said, "I have enjoyed coming back the past couple of years and watching the progress of the girls who have been coming since they were in sixth grade, as well as seeing the incoming talent for the JV and Varsity teams." Young ladies who are rising sixth graders to rising juniors in high school are encouraged to attend! You will learn valuable soccer skills while participating in fun games and competitions. Please visit the camps page of our website.

May

14

Kick Off Summer with an Outdoor Movie Night!

The Mount de Sales Academy Alumnae Association invites YOU to an outdoor movie showing of The Princess Bride on Friday, June 5 on the MDSA campus. The gates open at 7:30 p.m., and the movie begins at 8:30 p.m. The suggested donation is $3 per person, and all proceeds benefit the Alumnae Association Scholarships.

May

13

Young Adult Leadership Program (Y.A.L.P)

The Dale Carnegie summer Young Adult Leadership Program (Y.A.L.P) is designed for high school students, particularly rising juniors and seniors, to push them outside their comfort zone in a safe and positive environment while enhancing life skills that will prepare and distinguish these students for college, internships, vocational school, and future careers.

May

11

Final Exam Schedule

Tuesday, June 2 A Block Exam B Block Exam Wednesday, June 3 C Block Exam D Block Exam Thursday, June 4 E/F Block Exam G Block Exam Friday, June 5 H Block Exam Click here for a detailed daily schedule and other exam information.

May

11

Softball Slides in Second

MDSA Softball team competed in the IAAM A-Conference Championship on Saturday against Archbishop Spalding. The game was held at the Weinberf-Fine Stadium in Owings Mills at 5 p.m. Although the Sailors had 10 hits, the Cavaliers won the game. Congratulations Sailors on your success this season! We're proud of you!

May

08

Students Attend Right to Life Banquet

On Thursday, May 7, MDSA students volunteered at the Maryland Right to Life's Fifth Annual Banquet in Baltimore. Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., a pro-life advocate and world-renown surgeon, was the keynote speaker. Thank you, Sailors!

May

08

Softball Sets Sail for the Championship!

MDSA triumphed over Seton Keough, 10-5, in yesterday's semifinal softball game! The Sailors move on to the IAAM A-Conference Championship. The game will be held at Stevenson University Weinberg-Fine Stadium in Owings Mills, MD at 3 p.m. Admission is $7 per person. Come out in your blue and white! Go Sailors! Check out the Baltimore Sun article about yesterday's game.

May

07

SAT Prep for June 6 SAT

Are you a sophomore or junior registered for the June 6 SAT? St. Catherine SAT PREP will be offering an SAT PREP session the weekend of May 16 at Mount Saint Joseph High School. For the first time the course will cover the changes in the redesigned SAT which will affect the Class of 2017. Register online at http://www.stcatherinesatprep.org

May

07

Senior Final Exam Schedule

Click here to view the senior final exam schedule.

May

07

Congratulations Miss McDonald!

The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) is pleased to announce that Annie M. McDonald, Athletic Director at Mont de Sales Academy, has been recognized by this association as a Certified Athletic Administrator. To earn this distinction, Annie has demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of the candidate's educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination. Annie is one of an elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism. Congratulations Miss McDonald!

May

07

McCormick Unsung Heroes Awards

This year was the 75th Annual McCormick Unsung Heroes Awards Banquet at Martin’s Valley Mansion. McCormick’s Unsung Heroes program honors deserving student athletes from Baltimore City and County public, private, parochial and independent schools. From this group, one female and one male honoree will be selected to receive $40,000 C.P. McCormick Scholarship Awards, which are college scholarships valued at $10,000 per year for each of their four academic years. The student athlete must be a senior and a member of the varsity football team and/or female varsity basketball team. Kristen Stark '15 was the chosen nominee for MDSA for 2014-2015. Congratulations!

May

06

State-of-the-School Event

The MDSA Board of Trustees, in conjunction with the administration, faculty, and staff, hosted a State-of the-School event last night for parents and friends of Mount de Sales Academy to provide information about ongoing projects and to give parents the opportunity for input.

May

05

Learn to Ballroom Dance

The Mount de Sales Academy Dance Club will host a beginner ballroom class for students on Friday, May 8 at 1:00 p.m. (after the 12:30 Dismissal). It will be taught by Stephanie Tompkins '09, who is a competitive ballroom dancer! RSVP to Mrs. Romeo at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or sign up outside the Music Hall by Thursday, May 7.

May

04

Stubenville Youth Conference 2015

University for the Steubenville Youth Conference will be from July 10-12 and there are ten more spots open! Permission slips can be found on the Campus Ministry bulletin board. If you're interested, get your permission slip in to Miss Mastroianni soon, this is first come first serve! This weekend will count for those who need to make up a school retreat. If you have any questions at all about the conference, see Miss Mastroianni and check out the YouTube video about the 2015 conference.

May

04

Important Message from the Business Office

For the 2014-2015 School year: This is a reminder that all outstanding tuition and fees must be paid before your daughters can begin their final exams. The final exams for the Seniors begins on May 12 and the exams for the remainder of the school begin June 2. If you have any questions, please contact the Business Office. For the 2015-2016 School year: Parents who chose to pay the 2015-2016 in a single payment will receive an invoice on June 1 for the full amount of tuition less the tuition deposit. This will be payable by July 1, 2015. For parents of upperclassmen, if you had chosen to pay tuition via the payment plan available from FACTS and you do not want to change the plan, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO ANYTHING. Your plan will roll over to the 2105-2016 year. For those parents who would like to change their payment plan, you must access your FACTS account to change it. For parents of incoming freshmen, you must enroll in FACTS by May 15 in order that your tuition account can be established. This is available through the MdSA website under the Admissions tab, tuition and fees. If you have any further questions, please contact the Business Office.

May

04

And the Cappie Goes To…

We all know that Mount de Sales has some amazing students within the Fine Arts program. However, we can now boast that our Fine Arts program has produced three “Cappie” Nominees. Likened to a high school version of the “Tony Awards”, the Cappie awards are a creative way to positively identify promising theatre talent within area High Schools. As participants in the Baltimore chapter, Mount de Sales competes with twenty other area High Schools including Seton Keough, Loyola, Notre Dame Prep and others.

May

04

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week!

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week by making a gift to Mount de Sales Academy in celebration of a past or current teacher.

May

03

Student Prays at the International Rosary for Peace Service

What a blessing to have sophomore Sailor, Nehema Nkere, recite two decades of the Rosary at the International Rosary for Peace Service today at the National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori in Baltimore. She said one decade in Lingala and the other in Swahili.

May

01

May Procession and Mary Crowning

It was a beautiful day for the May Procession and crowning of the blessed Mother.

May

01

Congratulations CyberPatriot Students!

CyberPatriot students, Anna Zambotti ’15 and Barbara Van Natta ’15, were honored with the Girls in Technology Ms. Inspiration Award. Both students received a certificate at the Women in Technology (WIT) Awards Dinner banquet, which was held at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA on Thursday, April 23. Ms. Michelle Smuck Richards ‘84, an MDSA alumna and WIT member, attended the event with the students and has assisted the CyberPatriot students throughout the school year. Well done, Anna and Barbara! For more information, please visit the Women in Technology website.