Student Life

Summer Events

Summer is awesome at Mount de Sales! We have several small, casual events planned, offering great opportunities to have fun and connect with your classmates before school starts in the fall.

MDSA Summer Student Events

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  • Sunset + Snowballs


    We will meet at Hillcrest Elementary School in Catonsville and take a short walk down the Trolley Trail to Opie's Soft Serve & Snowball Stand. There, we'll play games, get to know each other, and enjoy delicious treats from Opie's (on us!). Pickup will be back at Hillcrest at 7 p.m.
     
    *Since this event is off campus, a permission slip is required. Those who RSVP yes will receive the permission slip via email from the admissions team, and it will be due back, signed, before the event.

    RSVP Here!
  • MDSA Class of 2028 Service Event

    Date: Tuesday, June 18
    Time: 8:30 - 11:00am 
    Location: Little Portion Farm, 12280 Folly Quarter Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042
    Cost: Free
    Grades: MDSA Class of 2028
    Supervisor: Ms. Nahmias, MDSA Service Coordinator
    * All volunteer spots have now been filled. *
     
    Join your Sailor Sisters for a service event on Tuesday, June 18, from 8:30am - 9:00am. This service event is for the Class of 2028 only, and these service hours will count towards your freshmen year requirement. We will be volunteering at Little Portion Farm at the Shrine of Saint Anthony.  Look for the big red barn on your right when you pull into the driveway towards the Shrine. Please arrange to be dropped off and picked up from the farm. Ms. Nahmias, the MDSA Service Coordinator, will be there to greet you and help oversee farm tasks. Make sure you and your parent/guardian sign a farm waiver when you arrive. Please email Ms. Nahmias (jnahmias@mountdesales.org) with any questions. Spots are limited to 20 students. 
     
    What is Little Portion Farm? Little Portion Farm is a ministry of the Franciscan Friars focused on providing fresh food to those in need while using sustainable farming methods. All the food harvested from the farm is donated to the Franciscan Center in Baltimore. MDSA students volunteer regularly at Little Portion Farm. 
     
    What to Bring: Work clothes, close-toes sneakers, sunblock, hat, snack, and lots of water. Sign a waiver upon arrival. 
    Drop off: 8:30am
    Pickup: 11:00am 
     
  • Holy Hour with OLPH

    Date: July 24, 2024
    Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    Location: Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ellicott City (4795 Ilchester Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043)
    Cost: None
    Grades: 9-12
    Director: Madison Bolesta, Campus Minister 
    Join us for an evening of Adoration, confession, praise and worship, a talk given by Fr. Matt Himes, and hanging out with friends! This event is held in partnership with OLPH Youth Ministry. Participants will meet directly at OLPH. This event is similar to our MDSA Mercy Nights. All high school students are welcome!
    What to Bring:
    Prayer materials optional. Popsicles will be provided after the holy hour.
    Drop off: 7:30 p.m.
    Pickup: 9:30 p.m.
    Grade ranges listed indicate students’ grades in the 2024-2025 school year. Contact mbolesta@mountdesales.org with any questions.

    RSVP information coming soon!
  • Class of 2028 Bingo Night

    Tuesday, June 25 | 5 to 7 p.m.
    Pistorio Sports Complex on Mount de Sales Campus

    MDSA incoming freshmen of the Class of 2028 and their parents/guardians are invited to join us for a night of fun! Mingle with fellow classmates and engage in friendly competition in a game of BINGO. Great prizes will be up for grabs!

    RSVP Here!
  • Class of 2028 Wellness Wednesday

    Wellness Wednesday
    Wednesday, June 19 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
     
    We will meet in the gym on the MDSA campus and enjoy a morning of self-care, taking care of our minds, bodies, and souls! We'll be doing wellness activities like taking a walk around campus, a mindful low-impact Pilates stretching routine, and face masks. Snacks will be provided.

    RSVP Here!
  • Steubenville Youth Conference

    ONLY 6 SPOTS LEFT! All Mount de Sales rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors are invited on a summer trip to the Steubenville Youth Conference at Franciscan University!
     
    During this trip, students will experience incredible music, dynamic speakers, and engaging moments of prayer with thousands of other high school students from across the country. This trip will run from June 28-30, 2024. The cost of the trip is $350, which covers the conference, meals, lodging, bus, and a t-shirt.
     

    Visit this page in the Sailor Portal to reserve your spot! 

  • MDSA Summer Service Event: First Fruits Farm

    Date: Thursday, July 11
    Time: 9:00 - 11:30am 
    Location: First Fruits Farm, 20431 Middletown Road, Freeland, MD 21053
    Cost: Free
    Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Supervisor: Ms. Nahmias, MDSA Service Coordinator
     
    Volunteer with your Sailor Sisters at First Fruits Farm! First Fruits Farm is a nonprofit, Christian ministry dedicated to providing fresh, nutritious food for the hungry through volunteer service and community partnerships. 100% of everything the Farm grows is donated in Jesus' name to feed children and adults who are struggling with hunger and access to healthy food. Please arrange to be dropped off and picked up from the farm. Ms. Nahmias, the MDSA Service Coordinator, will be there to greet you and help oversee farm tasks. Please email Ms. Nahmias (jnahmias@mountdesales.org) with any questions. Spots are limited to 20 students. 
     
    What to Bring: Work clothes, close-toes sneakers, sunblock, hat, snack, and lots of water.
    Waiver: You must sign an electronic waiver ahead of time. Please click HERE to sign the electronic waiver. 
    Drop off: 8:45am
    Pickup: 11:30am 
  • MDSA Summer Service Event: Little Portion Farm

    Date: Tuesday, July 23
    Time: 8:30 - 11:30am 
    Location: Little Portion Farm, 12280 Folly Quarter Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042
    Cost: Free
    Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Supervisor: Ms. Nahmias, MDSA Service Coordinator
     
    Join your Sailor Sisters for a service event on Tuesday, July 23.  We will be volunteering at Little Portion Farm at the Shrine of Saint Anthony.  Look for the big red barn on your right when you pull into the driveway towards the Shrine. Please arrange to be dropped off and picked up from the farm. Ms. Nahmias, the MDSA Service Coordinator, will be there to greet you and help oversee farm tasks. Please email Ms. Nahmias (jnahmias@mountdesales.org) with any questions. Spots are limited to 20 students. 
     
    What is Little Portion Farm? Little Portion Farm is a ministry of the Franciscan Friars focused on providing fresh food to those in need while using sustainable farming methods. All the food harvested from the farm is donated to the Franciscan Center in Baltimore. MDSA students volunteer regularly at Little Portion Farm. 
     
    What to Bring: Work clothes, close-toes sneakers, sunblock, hat, snack, and lots of water. Bring signed waiver or sign a waiver upon arrival. 
    Waiver: 
    Drop off: 8:30am
    Pickup: 11:30am 
     
  • Hershey Park

    Date: August 12, 2024
    Time: 8:00am-10:00pm
    Location: Hershey Park (100 Hersheypark Dr, Hershey, PA 17033)
    Cost: $85
    Grades: 9-12
    Director: Madison Bolesta, Campus Minister 

    Join us for a day of roller coasters and all things Hershey! This event is open to all Mount de Sales students. We will meet at MDSA at 8:00am to go to Hersheypark. Transportation to the park will be provided by a school bus. We will return to MDSA at 10pm.

    What to Bring:
    Students should bring a fully charged cell phone, a card to purchase lunch at the park (Hersheypark is cashless), and a small bag for personal items. Attendees are allowed to bring one sealed water bottle into the park with them. Please be mindful of wearing appropriate clothing in the heat (no crop tops, please). It is recommended that students bring snacks to enjoy on the bus.
    For more information about park policies, please visit their website.

    Drop off: 8:00 a.m.
    Pickup: 10:00 p.m.
    Grade ranges listed indicate students’ grades in the 2024-2025 school year. Contact mbolesta@mountdesales.org with any questions.

    RSVP information coming soon!
  • Freshman Movie Night with Mount St. Joseph High School

    Wednesday, August 14 | 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
     
    Join us on campus for an end-of-summer movie night to kick off the school year! Incoming freshmen from Mount de Sales and Mount St. Joe are invited for a night of fun - The Cow Italian Ice and Frozen Custard truck will be here! Treats from The Cow are $3 ($3.08 if paying with a card). Bring your own lawn chair.

    RSVP Here!

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