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School News

Nov

08

First Quarter Honor Roll Recipients

Great job, Sailor students!

Nov

06

Christmas Bazaar and Spaghetti Dinner

The Mount de Sales Academy Parents' Club will host its annual Christmas Bazaar and Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, December 2, from noon to 6 p.m.

Nov

04

Open House 2018 was a Success!

Thank you for attending the 2018 Open House!

Oct

30

Fun at Fall Fest and Talent Show

Last Friday, students enjoyed a fun-filled Fall Fest and showed off their many skills in the Talent Show!

Oct

15

Sophomores Shine with Spirit at Retreat

The Sophomore Retreat was a great success for our Sophomore Sailors!

Oct

03

Colleen Roche ‘19 named a Semifinalist in National Merit Scholarship Program!

Congratulations to Colleen Roche ’19, who was named a Semifinalist in the 2019 National Merit® Scholarship Program. In early September, about 16,000 students were notified that they qualified as Semifinalists. These students, approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers from the 2017 PSAT, are the highest scoring entrants in each state. Colleen has the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships totaling more than $31 million in awards. Vice Principal of Academic Affairs Theresa Greene shares, “We are so proud of and excited for Colleen! This recognition gives witness not only to her exceptional academic gifts, but also to the uncompromising academic excellence Mount de Sales offers to each of our students.”

Oct

02

Sister Elizabeth Anne, O.P. Visits MDSA

Principal Elizabeth Anne, O.P. returned to Mount de Sales for a visit early this week.

Sep

15

Sailors’ Summer Service

Several juniors and seniors attended a service trip to help Greenbrier County recover from the recent flooding.

Sep

10

Thank you for making the Kickoff Festival a Sensational Success!

The rain could not dampen the spirits of our Sailor Family as we celebrated the Kickoff Festival for the Anchored in Excellence. Charting our Future. Campaign for Mount de Sales Academy on Sunday, September 9.

Aug

08

You are Invited!

Campaign Kickoff Festival

Jul

26

2018 New Parent Orientation PowerPoint

If you missed the 2018 New Parent Orientation or would like to revisit the information from the PowerPoint slides, click here.

May

27

166th MDSA Commencement

Congratulations to the young women of the Class of 2018 who graduated yesterday at the 166th Mount de Sales Academy Commencement.

May

22

ACE Club Wins First Place

The Mount de Sales and Mount Saint Joseph ACE club earned 1st place in this year’s competition at the ACE presentation night.

May

22

Thank You to the MDSA Prom Palooza Sponsors

Thank you to all of our sponsors who generously donated to the MDSA Prom Palooza.

May

21

MDSA attends the Cappies!

The Cast and Crew of The Sound of Music attended the The Cappies Gala at the Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center this past Sunday evening.

May

09

Volunteer Fiesta!

We love our volunteers and to show them our appreciation, we held a Volunteer Fiesta on Cinco de Mayo in their honor.

May

04

May Procession and Mary Crowning

End-of-the-year traditions have already begun for our seniors. Following Mass, the entire student body lined up outside by the statue of Mary and prayed the rosary.

May

02

Fine Arts Festival

First annual outdoor Fine Arts Festival!

Apr

19

Yearbook Ad Deadline Soon!

Senior parent yearbook ads

Apr

16

Senior Art Show

On Sunday, April 15, guests enjoyed the Senior Art Show and reception.

Apr

13

Science Showcase

These projects highlight the students’ passion and drive for learning new skills and techniques, along with the desire to preserve and enhance the environment.

Apr

11

Distinctive Scholars

The Archdiocese of Baltimore Department of Catholic Schools held the 26th Annual Distinctive Scholars Convocation at The Catholic High School of Baltimore on April 10.

Mar

27

Freshman Retreat

The Freshman Retreat, held on Mar. 26, was both inspirational and fun

Mar

14

17-Minute Prayer Service

Our students organized and came together for a quiet and thought-provoking prayer service this morning.

Mar

08

Chris Stefanick visits MDSA

Today, during an all school assembly, we welcomed Chris Stefanick, an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and television host, the founder and President of Real Life Catholic, and a consultant to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Laity, Marriage, Family and Youth.

Mar

05

29th Father-Daughter Cotillion

The 29th Annual Father-Daughter Cotillion was held on Saturday, March 3.

Feb

23

Accepted Students Night

Last night, we welcomed the Class of 2022 and their parents at Accepted Students Night! Girls socialized, enjoyed ice cream, and received T-shirts commemorating the 170th class of Sailors.

Feb

14

MDSA Begins the Lenten Season

Marked with ashes, students, faculty, and staff at Mount de Sales prayerfully began the Lenten season today.

Jan

25

Sailors visit the Holocaust Memorial Museum

MDSA students had a moving and visceral visit to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

Jan

19

March for Life!

What a beautiful day for the March for Life!

Jan

12

Sound of Music!

The hills are alive!

Dec

25

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Dec

11

Congratulations, Juniors!

The Class of 2019 celebrated a milestone on their MDSA journey.

Dec

07

Christmas Outreach

The spirit of Christmas was prevalent at Mount de Sales today as students wrapped gifts they collected for needy families in Baltimore City

Dec

07

Sodality Inductions

This morning, just as the sun was beaming through the chapel windows, a new group of MDSA students were welcomed into Sodality.

Dec

04

Hour of Code

This week Mount de Sales Academy students will participate in the 5th annual Hour of Code

Nov

21

Senior Parent Yearbook Ads

Yearbook senior ads are a great way to celebrate student success and milestones and reflect on who your daughter has become.

Nov

03

Sophomore Pin Mass

After Mass today, the Class of 2020 received their sophomore pins.

Oct

30

Volleyball Team Takes the Championship!

The Volleyball team WON the IAAM Championship against St. Paul’s School for Girls.

Oct

17

Living Rosary

This morning, the entire school prayed a Living Rosary together.

Oct

11

Honor Societies Inductions

Congratulations to the students who were inducted into the following Honor Societies on Tuesday, October 11.

Oct

06

Freshmen receive their Miraculous Medals

The freshman class celebrated a Mount de Sales tradition today--the Medal Mass!

Sep

22

Commended Students

Congratulations to seniors Rebekah Balick and Alicia Moylan who were recognized as Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Sep

09

Sailors for Sisters

The MDSA community was out in full force this morning at the 4th annual Nun Run.

Sep

07

Welcome, Class of 2021!

They met for freshman orientation last week and kicked off their year together with plenty of activities geared toward getting to know one another.

Aug

30

MDSA selected as a Microsoft Showcase School!

Mount de Sales Academy recognized as a global leader in successful integration of technology with teaching and learning

Aug

23

Sailors for Service

Over the summer, MDSA parents Jacqui Magnes ’86 and Bruce Howard organized a Sailors for Service trip. The team worked with the Greater Greenbriar Long Term Recovery Center (GGLTRC) to rebuild White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia after the devastating flood of June 2016.

Jun

13

Class of 2017 College Acceptances

Congratulations to our recent graduates on all their accomplishments!

May

27

165th MDSA Commencement

Congratulations to the young women of the Class of 2017 who graduated today at the 165th commencement from Mount de Sales Academy..

May

23

SeaPerch Nationals

Seniors Maria LeMonnier, Emma Olszewski, Maddy Selby and Mystee Delgado attended the 2017 SeaPerch National Challenge trip in Atlanta, GA this past weekend. The girls enjoyed the competition at Georgia Tech and were able to visit the amazing Georgia Aquarium after the competition! Overall, a great weekend! Congratulations, Sharkbait team!

May

15

Fire Protection Engineering Design Challenge

The STEM students have been working for the past few months on the Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) Design Challenge which is sponsored by the University of Maryland’s Fire Protection Engineering program.

Apr

27

GO Club Makes a Difference!

Yesterday, the Global Outreach (GO) Club held a speaker series focusing on the topic of human trafficking.

Apr

26

Cappies Award Nominations

Congratulations to the following students on their Cappies nomination for their performance in Mount de Sales' musical Beauty and the Beast!

Apr

25

18th Annual Golf Tournament

On April 24, 2017, the Mount de Sales Academy Parents’ Club hosted the 18th Annual Golf Outing at Rolling Road Golf Club. The proceeds will be used for the benefit of the school and its endeavors to provide the students with higher levels of education and spiritual growth.

Apr

25

Welcome Back

After a nice long Easter break, we are back in full swing and ready for the last few weeks of school!

Apr

10

Senior Art Show

On Sunday, April 9, guests enjoyed the Senior Art Show Exhibit Reception.

Apr

04

Maryland March for Life

Many MDSA students attended the Maryland March for Life on Mon., April 3. They marched through Annapolis to be the voice of pro-life Maryland!

Mar

29

18th Annual Golf Tournament

The Mount de Sales Academy Parents’ Club proudly sponsors the 18th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, April 24, 2017

Mar

28

Freshman-Sophomore Retreat

The freshman-sophomore retreat was both inspirational and fun. Many thanks to Musician P.J. Anderson and Fr. Joseph Mary and the entire Campus Ministry program for such an exceptional day!

Mar

13

School Closed on Tuesday, March 14

Due to inclement weather, MDSA will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14.

Mar

06

28th Annual Father-Daughter Cotillion

The 28th Annual Father-Daughter Cotillion was held on Saturday, March 4.

Feb

23

Welcome, Accepted Students!

Drumroll, please...Last night, we welcomed the Class of 2021 and their families at Accepted Students Night!

Feb

20

Mount 2000

This past weekend, a group of MDSA students had the chance to attend Mount2000 at Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD

Jan

30

MDSA Welcomes Archbishop Lori!

Today at Mount de Sales Academy, we welcomed the Most Reverend William Edward Lori, S.T.D. , Archbishop of Baltimore, and Superintendent of Catholic Schools Dr. Barbara Edmondson to commemorate National Catholic Schools Week.

Jan

19

Cinnamon Bun Fundraiser

Members of the Sodality Club and participants of the Dominican Motherhouse Nashville Trip made homemade cinnamon rolls to sell to their classmates during exams.

Jan

02

Deadline: Financial Assistance Application

Financial Assistance applications are due Friday, January 6. The application is on our website under Admissions: Tuition, Fees & Assistance.

Nov

28

Memorial Mass for Sister Helen Marie Glaser, O.P.

Memorial Mass for Sister Helen Marie Glaser, O.P.

Nov

21

Senior Parent Yearbook Ads

Create a custom ad for your daughters yearbook!

Nov

08

Open House

Thank you to everyone who came to our Open House!

Nov

04

Sophomore Pin Mass

After Mass today, the Class of 2019 received their sophomore pins. At the center of each pin is the MDSA logo of the Madonna and Child. May this pin serve as an ever-present reminder for our students to look to Mary as their model and to keep faith at the center of their lives

Oct

31

Twin Day!

The creativity for Twin Day Halloween at MDSA was impressive! Students, faculty, and staff teamed up to dress up as twins or a group with so many fun ideas!

Oct

20

Living Rosary

This morning the entire school prayed a Living Rosary together! Using a life-size rosary, the students recited prayers as each bead lit up in their hand. Many thanks to the Knights of Columbus for bringing the Rosary to life with this annual tradition!

Oct

11

Assistant Director of Athletics

MDSA seeks to hire an Assistant Director of Athletics.

Oct

07

Freshmen receive their Miraculous Medals

The freshman class celebrated a Mount de Sales tradition today--the Medal Mass! They received their Miraculous Medals from their big sisters, bringing them fully into the Mount de Sales community. Congratulations to our Sailor freshmen!

Sep

29

Seven Students Named as National Merit® Program Commendees

We proudly announce that seven young women from the Class of 2017 have been named Commended Students in the National Merit® Scholarship Program. The recipients are as follows:

Sep

28

Homecoming T-shirts

The Alumnae Association is selling Homecoming tickets and t-shirts every day this week during both lunches! $15 for single, $20 for couple, $18 for a t-shirt. All proceeds benefit Alumnae Association Scholarships! ⚓️⛵️

Sep

27

Sacred Heart Program benefits from Golf Classic

On Monday, September 26, Annie Wright '19 and Mackenzie Baynes '19 participated in the 14th Annual Morgan Family Foundation Golf Classic at the Country Club of Maryland. The Morgan Family Foundation uses this event to provide funding to programs for students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities.

Sep

14

Homecoming Dance

The MDSA Homecoming Dance is on Friday, September 30 from 7-10 p.m.

Sep

11

Sailors Support the Sisters!!

Members of the MDSA community had a wonderful time at the Little Sisters of the Poor 3rd Annual Nun Run on Saturday, September 10. We were thrilled to win the “Flying Nun Award” for most participants in a group. That’s the Sailor spirit!

Aug

24

Welcome, Class of 2020!

MDSA welcomes the Class of 2020! They met for freshman orientation and kicked off their year together with plenty of activities geared toward getting to know one another. Best wishes to the young ladies of ’20. We are so happy to welcome you to the Sailor family!

Aug

10

Welcome to our new Assistant Director of Admissions!

We are thrilled to welcome our new Assistant Director of Admissions, Robyn Levy ‘06. Robyn studied at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. She's excited to work with the Class of 2021 and to be back in the halls of Mount de Sales.

Jun

01

Retirement Celebration

Today we held a retirement luncheon to celebrate Vice Principal Judi Lanciotti and Business Manager Larraine Clark, who have both given countless hours to Mount de Sales. Their dedication has played a major role in the academic and spiritual growth of many young women.

May

30

SeaPerch National Challenge

Several MDSA SeaPerch teams attended the SeaPerch National Challenge at Louisiana State University on Saturday, May 21. Each team competed in three pool events and submitted a poster describing their SeaPerch and how their team worked together to complete the design. Science Department Chair Clair Sargo adds, “We had a great time and look forward to continuing our SeaPerch adventures next year in STEM!”

May

29

164th MDSA Commencement

Congratulations to the young women of the Class of 2016 who graduated at the 164th commencement from Mount de Sales Academy on Saturday, May 28. 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

26

Victorian 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 friendship and treats 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.

Apr

26

Senior Art Exhibit

The senior Art Exhibit and Reception was held on Sunday, April 24. Each student displayed a compilation of art they have created over the years for the MDSA community to enjoy. We are very proud of our senior art students!

Apr

22

Upcoming April Fine Arts Events

Click to view details about our upcoming Fine Arts events.

Apr

22

Farewell, Ms. Mastroianni

We would like to share that our Campus Minister, Megan Mastroianni, has accepted the role of Associate Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for the next school year.

Apr

14

Jason Evert - Virtue of Chastity

Jason Evert, national speaker and author, will present to our students on Friday, April 15.

Apr

11

Sailors Attend Music in the Parks!

Over the weekend, the MDSA Chorus, Concert Choir, and Orchestra traveled to Williamsburg, Virginia to participate in a musical competition hosted by Music in the Parks, a festival for student choral, orchestral, and band ensembles, held annually across the United States. The groups had the opportunity to perform on stage in front of adjudicators who gave scores, written comments, and recorded comments.

Apr

10

Sailors Compete in the SeaPerch Challenge

Four MDSA teams from the STEM class competed on Saturday, April 9, in the Maryland Regional SeaPerch Challenge, hosted by the US Naval Academy. SeaPerch is a collaborative effort between the Office of Naval Research and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. The SeaPerch Program, designed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, teaches underwater robotics to middle and high school students through the hands-on activity of building their own robots. Our teams competed in the high school division and two of the MDS teams placed into the final round of competition. A third MDS team won the Math Challenge with an almost-perfect score. All finalists earned a spot in the 2016 National SeaPerch Challenge.

Apr

08

Welcome to the Church!

Today, we rejoice as three students entered the Catholic Church during our all school Mass. An additional student, Sonia Lee’18, was previously baptized and received into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Following Mass, family and fellow students attended a lovely reception in the library to celebrate this joyous occasion. Welcome home, Caroline Cornell ’16, Hannah Jones '16, Samantha Pestridge ’18, and Sonia Le ‘18!

Apr

06

MDSA Distinguished Scholars

The Archdiocese of Baltimore Department of Catholic Schools held the 24th Annual Distinguished Scholars Convocation on April 5 at Mercy High School. Each year this Convocation celebrates the recognition of the top academic students in the Archdiocese over their four years of high school. The academic convocation applauds and affirms what is accomplished at each individual Catholic school and demonstrates the unity and common mission of the pursuit of academic excellence within the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Apr

04

After Prom Raffle Donations Needed!

Thank you, parents of juniors and seniors who have already sent in your raffle basket items or monetary donation! Your support is greatly appreciated and will allow us to make the After Prom Event a fantastic and safe evening for our girls. The Prom is just a few weeks away and we are still in need of donations! We will gladly accept a monetary donation and do the shopping for YOU or if you would like to put together a basket, here are a few ideas:

Mar

23

Sailors Support the Little Sisters!

MDSA sent 79 students, Dominican Sisters, and staff members to the Supreme Court this morning to show their support for the Little Sisters of the Poor during their court case.

Mar

23

Shark Tank

Ms. Krastel’s Economics and Statistics class participated in a critical thinking activity similar to the show “Shark Tank.”

Mar

21

New Employment Opportunities

Mount de Sales has several new employment opportunities. Please click to read more.

Mar

15

Cupcake Wars

The Support the Troops Club is sponsoring Cupcake Wars on Thursday, April 14 from 6:30- 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. The proceeds from this event will benefit the Fisher House for Wounded Military.

Mar

15

Family Survey

On November 18, 2015 a Family Survey was sent out to each family at Mount de Sales Academy. Through this, we have an opportunity to secure additional educational services and reduce education costs for our students.

Mar

13

March Mathness

The deadline to sign up for March Mathness has been extended! The event will be held on Tues. March 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. This event is open to all 7th and 8th grade girls. To register, please sign the SignUp Genius link.