Mount Saint Charles Responds to the COVID-19 outbreak

The Mount family continues to learn with at-home, online classrooms, spiritual development, and social and emotional support

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Responding with hope and education

The entire community at Mount Saint Charles Academy is responding to the coronavirus outbreak with an extraordinary response that puts students’ learning and social and emotional needs first.

Administrators and teachers alike made it possible for Mount to be one of the first schools in Rhode Island to launch online classrooms and learning to ensure the community’s safety. Our teachers, students, and staff have led the way in building a community that adheres to the Mount Saint Charles mission.

Mount feels strongly that learning is a social process and that our school community is integral to our success. And while virtual schooling is not ideal, we have together developed a structure that allows to continue the learning process seamlessly.

To that end, the learning community at Mount has embraced four key pillars to ensure success, regardless of technology:

  • Learning requires individual effort and commitment
  • Academic integrity is essential
  • Respect of the learning environment is very important
  • There will be challenges, and it is our responsibility as a community to support each other in this process

For more about how proactively Mount has responded to support online learning, you can ready WPRI’s article here:  

Thanks to all of the teachers and leadership team for keeping our kids connected and focused. You really have impressed us. Thank you!

Caitlin Fahey Kickham

Parent

“Everyone at  Mount Saint Charles Academy as done an incredible job implementing virtual learning! I feel blessed my children are part of this community and appreciate all of the hard work being done by teachers and administrators.”
Jennifer Caito

Parent

Staying connected to students through education

Our students have continued their education without missing a beat,  via both face-to-face online instruction and independent learning tasks and assignments. Mount students continue to start their day at their usual time, beginning with announcements and prayers before moving into their classrooms. By giving students a consistent schedule to follow, we are able to support our community’s academic needs while balancing the emotional and social needs of our students, their families, and our teachers and staff. The results speak for themselves – in the first week of online learning, our attendance rate for was greater than 99%!

Our classes are being taught in the face-to-face online environment offered by Google Classroom. Assignments are shared through the Mount portal – exactly the same way they would be under normal circumstances. And Wednesdays have been designated independent learning days – there is no direct teacher instruction, but teachers are available to help students as needed while they work on their assignments throughout the day.

Every single day that students learn counts as a school day, and count toward graduation requirements.

Mobilizing Students to Help

Mount students are no strangers to giving back, and they have stepped up again and again. Many have signed on to become Virtual Peer Assistants, and will be manning the Virtual Learning Center and helping other students with their learning and assignments.

Administrators, Teachers, and Staff Are Connected

We are keeping connected in similar ways to the way we would under normal circumstances. Our faculty meet-ups have moved online, and we now have remote office hours. Our administrators and teachers are also connecting with colleagues across the state, sharing their experiences and helping others adjust to an online learning environment.

Staying connected to students through education

Our students have continued their education without missing a beat,  via both face-to-face online instruction and independent learning tasks and assignments. Mount students continue to start their day at their usual time, beginning with announcements and prayers before moving into their classrooms. By giving students a consistent schedule to follow, we are able to support our community’s academic needs while balancing the emotional and social needs of our students, their families, and our teachers and staff. The results speak for themselves – in the first week of online learning, our attendance rate for was greater than 99%!

Our classes are being taught in the face-to-face online environment offered by Google Classroom. Assignments are shared through the Mount portal – exactly the same way they would be under normal circumstances. And Wednesdays have been designated independent learning days – there is no direct teacher instruction, but teachers are available to help students as needed while they work on their assignments throughout the day.

Every single day that students learn counts as a school day, and count toward graduation requirements.

Mobilizing Students to Help

Mount students are no strangers to giving back, and they have stepped up again and again. Many have signed on to become Virtual Peer Assistants, and will be manning the Virtual Learning Center and helping other students with their learning and assignments.

Administrators, Teachers, and Staff Are Connected

We are keeping connected in similar ways to the way we would under normal circumstances. Our faculty meet-ups have moved online, and we now have remote office hours. Our administrators and teachers are also connecting with colleagues across the state, sharing their experiences and helping others adjust to an online learning environment.

“Everyone at  Mount Saint Charles Academy as done an incredible job implementing virtual learning! I feel blessed my children are part of this community and appreciate all of the hard work being done by teachers and administrators.”
Jennifer Caito

Parent

Social-emotional support for all students

The social-emotional health is part of our everyday mission at Mount, and in the face of this crisis, there are unique challenges and opportunities. Mount school counselors have been proactive in developing tools and offering support to students and families, making sure that they are available all day and scheduling virtual appointments for those students who need them.

In addition, school counselors have assembled numerous resources that support a wide range of student needs. These resources are made available via the Mount student portal and students and families are notified directly when new resources are made available. These resources include:

  • tips about successful online learning
  • guidance for talking about and preparedness in the current crisis
  • updates about Mount

College Readiness

Despite the unique environment we find ourselves in, students and school counselors are continuing to work together toward preparing for college, particularly for juniors and seniors. That includes everything from SAT and AP testing preparation, college research and inquiries, and financial aid applications.

“It has been an amazing first day!! Thank you to the MSC staff and administration for being proactive and creative. The boys have been actively learning and I have heard collaboration and laughs all day. Thank you!!!”
Julie C. Ensign

Parent

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Step into the MSC Counseling and College Planning Center and you will see students and counselors hard at work planning for college.

Virtual college admission rep visits are happening for some students while other students meet one-on-one with their school counselors for college planning meetings. Our small student-to-school counselor ratio allows us to support students from start to finish!
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Today during Excelsior Day, the Mount Earth Crew (middle and high school students) met with the Superintendent of Solid Waste and Engineering for the City of Woonsocket. We learned the proper way to recycle at school (what is and is not recyclable). We discussed the goals for the Earth Crew Club for the year. Students had time to ask questions about recycling specific items that can be found in their lunches that they bring to school. We had a very educational meeting! Thank you Mr. Debroisse! ... See MoreSee Less

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Nominate a teacher at spr.ly/6187GvrwV today for a chance to win Dunkin’ for you and your teacher! With just one nomination, a teacher will also get a chance at winning the Grand Prize of $5,000, a Heidi Hope photo shoot, a computer, FREE Coffee for a Year, $10 Dunkin’ Gift Card for students and $5,000 for their school!

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The MSC field is ready for the return of fall sports — and so are we. Let’s go Mounties! ... See MoreSee Less

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MSC Class of 2020– where are you now and how are you doing? Tag a Mountie from the Class of 2020 so they can check in! We miss you❤️💙 ... See MoreSee Less

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Yesterday, the MSC community celebrated our Opening of School Prayer Service virtually in TC. Father Lacombe’s homily called our attention to several important metaphors.

“You are the light of the world.” Sometimes our world is clouded in darkness and it is incumbent on us as disciples of the Lord to shed light through the sharing of our God given gifts, especially the theological virtues of faith, hope and love. Our gifts are not meant to be hidden, but like a lamp that illuminates its surroundings, they must share the light of God’s love and goodness with others.

Father Lacombe went on to say, “I want to remind you of some other metaphorical words spoken by Jesus in Matthew 17:20 If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could move mountains. The mustard seed was 1-2 millimeters in diameter, one of the smallest objects known at the time of Jesus. I pray that this year be an opportunity for all of you to grow in faith first and if a microscopic virus can cause all this trouble, imagine what faith the size of a mustard seed can accomplish.”
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Mount Saint Charles Academy would like to wish Br. Irenee a very happy 85th birthday. May God continue to bless you with good health. You are a very special member of our Mount family. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Hilltopper is proud to announce that the first edition of the 2020-2021 school year is out! Read it here:
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We would also like to welcome the following students to our staff: Madigan Wirkus '23, Michael Marino '25, and photographer---Tyler McDonald '23

Contact Mrs. Polseno if you would like to write for us!
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Arabella came to Mount’s Tennis Camp this summer as a novice. Now she can’t wait to be part of the team! Her father sent us these pictures of Arabella practicing at home!
“Arabella wanted to practice at home and I can’t always take her to a court. So we made her own wall. You built some passion.”
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Amy Nicole Jarret '90
Mount Saint Charles Academy will never forget you

"Brown-haired, brown-eyed Amy was pretty and popular at Mount St. Charles. She was also busy. Her list of achievements inside and outside of school is staggering." ---from "Finding Fifteen:How My Daily Walk to the 9/11 Memorial Became a Journey of Love, Hope & Survival" by Timothy P. Oliver
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Happy to see you back on campus!So nostalgic being back at my high school Mount Saint Charles to do a walk-through of their back-to-school protocols. Students here have been in class since last week and they have quite the set-up! Story coming next week. ... See MoreSee Less

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Teaching looks a little different but learning is happening everywhere!! Celebrating a successful first week on campus and a successful start to week two! ... See MoreSee Less

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Mount Saint Charles Academy thanks Charles D. Boddy, Jr. for his generous and thoughtful donation to our school. Academy Seal. Silk on Cotton. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our school counselors placed personalized messages on the lockers of each senior. We missed you and we are ready for your special year. ❤️💙 #mountsaintcharlesacademy #classof2021 ... See MoreSee Less

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Sideline store September Promotion!
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New Mount Families --Check out our Library Website: guides.rilinkschools.org/c.php?g=718072&p=5112587

Students have access ---remotely or from within the school building---to many different research databases, books, eBooks and more!
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Students enjoying a socially distanced outdoor lunch and a mask break! ... See MoreSee Less

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Mount Saint Charles Academy is proud to announce that we have won First Place in the Providence Journal Readers' Choice Award in the Private School Category for 2020. Congratulations to our Mount Family! ... See MoreSee Less

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Mount’s Sur la Glace elite figure skaters work just as hard in school as they do on the ice. ... See MoreSee Less

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Get your Mount gear at 20% off!
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What a beautiful day to welcome new members to the Mount family. You will remember the excitement and anticipation you felt today when you hear that bell ring once again on the day you graduate from one of the best Catholic schools in New England. Welcome to the family! ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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This morning we welcome new students to the Mount Family for New Student Orientation. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Mount's enrollment continues to grow. Come be part of our family! We are looking for a full time science teacher. Click here for job posting: www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=3354656 ... See MoreSee Less

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Timeline PhotosHappy birthday to Mother Teresa!
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Mount Saint Charles establishes drone-based robotics class in partnership with Brown University

Read more here: bit.ly/MSC_drone
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Today we celebrate the 219th birthday of our Second Founder, Brother Polycarp. ... See MoreSee Less

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There is no such thing as a overdue fine at the MSC Library---take a book for as long as you need it. If another student needs it before you are done---I will just let you know. What is overdue, however; is the realization that librarians are far more than archivists.

We are usually behind the scenes making connections. We help connect students and teachers with the right books. We connect students with the world beyond the walls of their school. We help connect teachers with the right tools and resources to enhance a lesson or unit plan. Librarians connect with parents when we observe a student do something to help another student and we say to ourselves, "wow, I bet that kid's mom and dad would be really proud to know about that."

Overdue: The Value of School Librarians was born out of a connection. A connection between Mary Moen PhD, Alex DeCiccio, and Kyle Sidlik. This team, consisting of a college professor and two filmmakers, recognized that the stereotype of school librarians was archaic but firmly rooted. They sought to change that by highlighting several local school librarians. I am proud to be one of them!

Here is the link to the full documentary film:
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A big congratulations to senior a Zoey Stachurski. Zoey passed her Juvenile FS and Intermediate MIF this week! Your Sur la Glace family is so proud of you! Hard work pays off. 👏🏻 #mountsaintcharlesacademy ... See MoreSee Less

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Mount Saint Charles Academy usually honors families who have sent four or more children to the academy after our annual Senior Commencement Mass but this year, because of the pandemic, no guests were allowed. Please help us to congratulate the Belisle, Kamp, and Platek families. Thank you for trusting Mount Saint Charles Academy to educate and care for your children during their high school years. ... See MoreSee Less

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To the Class of 2020...

As you venture far and wide over the coming weeks, may you always regard Mount Saint Charles Academy as home. Godspeed.
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Thankful Thursday

We are so thankful for another one of our sponsors for Mount's 2020 Online Auction: Wright's Dairy Farm & Bakery. Without the generosity of our sponsors, Mount's Auction would not have been such a success. We want our sponsors---and the Mount community---to know how much we appreciate their support of our students & our mission!
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We are so thankful for another one of our sponsors for Mount's 2020 Online Auction: Loiselle Insurance Company. Without the generosity of our sponsors, Mount's Auction would not have been such a success. We want our sponsors---and the Mount community---to know how much we appreciate their support of our students & our mission!
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Join us for a brief thank you from some of the members of the Class of 2020...

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First Profession: Brother Joel Añasco (second from the left) after making his first profession of vows as a Brother of the Sacred Heart at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Woonsocket, RI. He is pictured with members of the Formation Community: Brothers Donald Sukanek (Novice Master), Xavier Werneth, and Irenée Chabot. At right is the Celebrant Father Joe Upton. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulation again to the Class of 2020! As much as we've enjoyed seeing how much you've grown and accomplished at Mount, we're just as excited to see what you accomplish in the future!

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Thankful Thursday

We are so thankful for another one of our sponsors for Mount's 2020 Online Auction: Flagship Trailways. Without the generosity of our sponsors, Mount's Auction would not have been such a success. We want our sponsors---and the Mount community---to know how much we appreciate their support of our students & our mission!
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Thankful Thursday

We are so thankful for another one of our sponsors for Mount's 2020 Online Auction: William M. Ryan, Esq. . Without the generosity of our sponsors, Mount's Auction would not have been such a success. We want our sponsors---and the Mount community---to know how much we appreciate their support of our students & our mission!

William M. Ryan, Esq.
(508)-883-6235
Serving - Massachusetts & Rhode Island

A General, Full Service, Civil Law Practice
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David Goryl ‘91 was a founding member of the Hyannis Sound in 1994. Townsend Belisle traveled to colleges and Universities around New England auditioning members of collegiate a cappella groups in hope of forming the Hyannis Sound.
They lived in a house together and walked the streets of Hyannis and surrounding areas trying to get gigs. Their big break was opening for the Mamas and the Papas at the Barnstable County Fair in 1994, people started coming to shows and now the group is in their 27th summer.

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Dear 2020 Alumni Golf Tournament Attendees,

Thank you for your participation in the tournament this year. We hope you had a wonderful time and it was great to see so many familiar faces.

Congratulations to our winners!

First Place Winners: Gerry Piette, Derek Piette, Brian Hunter and Scott Hustler Score: 59
Second Place Winners: Richard Landry, Mike Gamache, Jeff Fontaine and Dan BourgeryScore: 59
*Three teams had 59. They went to the number #1 handicap hole which was hole 7 and that eliminated 1 team. The #2 Handicap was hole 10 and that eliminated the other.

Longest Drive Male: John Ward
Longest Drive Female: Erica Adams

Closest to the Pin Male: Kyle Beauchamp
Closest to the Pin Female: Erica Adams

THANKS AGAIN TO OUR SPONSORS
OverView
Dr. Kerri-Rae Agin
Dr. David Ward
Jeff Robison/Regional Tire & Service
Bill Slaney Ameriprise Financial Inc.
Piette McCoart
Esten & Richard Agency, Inc.
Larry O'Donnell
June Couture Trophy Hutch
Hunter Insurance
Gail Bryson
Charlie Mandeville
A&M Compressed Air Products
Navigant Credit Union
Home Care Services
Sean C. Greenfield, CPA Barrows
Lincoln Urgent Care
N. Smithfield Urgent Care

Stay well!

God Bless and Go Mounties!
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Dear Mount community members,

It is with a great deal of sadness that I am informing you of the passing of Donna Guevremont early this afternoon after a long battle with ALS.

Donna was the business manager for Mount Saint Charles for 30 years. I will always remember the time she took to have conversations and her sense of humor when anyone walked into her office on the first floor. In John's 40 year career at Mount, Donna tirelessly supported all of his efforts, no matter how crazy an idea may have been, to make Mount a better place. Even after leaving Mount she continued to administrate the organization and finances of the highly successful Fine Arts Camp.

I know those of you that knew her, feel blessed and honored that she was a part of our Mount community and lives.

Please pray for John and the family at this time including their three sons - Ethan '15, Myles, '05, Nathan '09 and their families.

We are all God’s children, and we are all on our way to our heavenly home. Some of us leave earlier than others, and we wonder why. One day, we will know all the answers to our questions. For now, we take comfort in knowing that Jesus has prepared a beautiful place for us in heaven.

We believe that nothing – not even death – can separate us from Jesus’ love. Jesus rose from the dead so that we could all rise to new life with him, to be with him forever. This is the source of our hope as followers of Jesus. This is our great and sure hope for Donna.

So let us put our trust in the great love and mercy of Jesus. Let us ask him to open his arms wide to welcome our friend Donna into his Kingdom, and to give us the strength and faith to comfort one another with our prayers, acts of kindness, friendship and love. “Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” As we remember Donna, let these words be our comfort in the days to come.

Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen

Alan Tenreiro '92
President
Mount Saint Charles Academy
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Our beloved Class of 2020 takes their final stroll through the halls of what is now their alma mater and make their way to their seats for the historic 2020 Graduation Ceremony. The bell that tolled for this historic graduation has also tolled to mark important historic events such as the end of WWII. As Mr. Tenreiro said his his commencement address, "Don't focus on what you may have lost these last three months but look at what you have gained. How do I want to impact the lives of those around me?" ... See MoreSee Less

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The AMETUR COR JESU AWARD is presented to a graduating senior who has exemplified the Catholic mission and identity of Mount Saint Charles Academy, as well as the charism of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart and their motto to love the heart of Jesus. Through an awareness of God’s gifts, the recipient has demonstrated this ideal through a diligent pursuit of knowledge, respect for the dignity of others, an exemplary moral character, and service to the community. In summary, the recipient, who must be a practicing Roman Catholic, has excelled in living the virtues of faith, hope, and charity during his/her time at Mount Saint Charles Academy. This award,which is sponsored by FATHER ROBERT E. LACOMBE, is determined by a majority vote of the faculty.

The 2020 recipient of the Ametur Cor Jesu Award is: Caroline Corrigan
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THE ALL-MOUNTIE AWARD is presented in recognition of a graduating senior who has been above average in academic work, has participated in at least one interscholastic league sport, has contributed significantly to the welfare of the academy through participation in extracurricular activities, has manifested distinctive qualities of leadership, and has obtained a majority vote of the faculty. The award is sponsored by THE MOUNT ST. CHARLES PARENTS' COUNCIL.

THE 2020 ALL-MOUNTIE IS: Aidan Turner
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THE EXCELSIOR AWARD is presented in recognition of good leadership and participation in extracurricular activities, for showing good human relations, for working jointly on projects of common interest, and for achieving excellence in the classroom. The winner is determined by a majority vote of the faculty of the academy. The trophy is sponsored by Dr. DONALD B. BIBEAULT, CLASS OF 1959, a loyal alumni of Mount St. Charles and a benefactor of the Academy. His sponsorship of the award includes a $1000 grant to this year’s recipient.
THE 2020 RECIPIENT OF THE EXCELSIOR AWARD IS: Nicholas Grilli
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As your story continues.... we hope that every road does lead home.... at least for a few visits. Your MSC family will miss you! ... See MoreSee Less

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Mount Saint Charles Academy Class of 2020 earned over twenty million dollars in merit based scholarships. ... See MoreSee Less

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2020 Mass and Convocation at Mount Saint Charles Academy ❤️💙

Watch here: m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=EqzK4WFJdto
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Thank you for all who participated in our 2020 Annual Alumni Golf Tournament at Crystal Lake Golf Club. ... See MoreSee Less

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This sign was a 2019 auction item purchased by Larry O’Donnell ‘81 honoring his friend and former Director of Alumni Relations, Gail Bryson. ... See MoreSee Less

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Mount Pride!

MSC is proud to announce that Devin Votta ‘14 (right hand side in picture below) enlisted in the United States Army in January of 2020 and recently completed basic training in Georgia. Next week, Devin will travel to Texas as a private in the U.S. Army and he should know that his Mount family will be praying for his safety—always. We will always be thankful for and proud of his service to our country!
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Help us to welcome Brielle Carr '27 to the Mountie family!

Brielle is excited to continue the family legacy of being a Mountie (her mother, Christie (Rapko) Carr is a graduate of the class of 1998). She’s looking forward to starting at Mount this fall because “it has a lot of activities to choose from and is a safe environment." She hopes to participate in tennis, dance and volleyball. When asked why someone should consider attending Mount, Brielle said, “it’s a great school.”
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"What I Did On Summer Vacation" by Mr. Simard 🙂

"I spent my week preparing to bring a whole new world to Mount Saint Charles. Sponsored by Brown University and Duckiesky I was provided with a drone kit and soldering station to build and program a drone. The level of training for this has been phenomenal. Every morning at 9:30 I would log in with ten other CS teachers from around the state and a faculty member from Brown University. Our students will learn the basics of electricity and soldering techniques, followed by ethics in robotics. We will also learn the physics of flight. Next we will then dive into Python3 Programming to bring our "birds" to life. I am in awe of this opportunity for our students and I am more in awe of you, our administration, for being progressive and providing me with an opportunity to continue building a robust CS program. Attached is my completed drone which I completed at the resort I am residing in this week. Further proof --whether on campus or distance learning, this course will work!"

Thank you for your dedication to building the CS Program here at MSC, Mr. Simard. We look forward to hearing all about it!
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For more details about Phil Pincince's Soccer School, click this link: bit.ly/MSC_Soccer_Camp

Phil Pincince, Director/Head Coach
U.S.S.F. “A” License & NSCAA Premier License
MSC Girls Soccer Coach – 2018 State Champs
Former Brown University Women’s Soccer Coach
12 Ivy Championships & 7 NCAA Appearances
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Emilia Hoard '23 recently celebrated her heritage by helping to commemorate the 210th anniversary of Colombia's independence. Emilia says, "I am the daughter of an immigrant mom, who instills in us the pride of our Colombian Heritage. As part of this, I participate in the Danzarte Dance Group through The Colombian Cultural Society in Rhode Island. We present folkloric dances at many events throughout the year in order to share and pass down our beautiful history." Thank you for sharing your heritage and your talents with the community and our Mount family! We are so proud of you, Emilia! ... See MoreSee Less

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MSC Tennis Camp is back for Summer 2020!

Register here: bit.ly/Tennis_Camp_MSC
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Thankful Thursday

We are so thankful for our sponsors for Mount's 2020 Online Auction: Navigant Credit Union. Without the generosity of our sponsors, Mount's Auction would not have been such a success. We want our sponsors---and the Mount community---to know how much we appreciate their support of our students & our mission!
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Sale starts on the 23rd at 12:00 AM!

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Our students, teachers, and staff led the way this spring, and we’ll do it again in the fall! We’re combining public health guidelines with the best-of-the-best practices in teaching and learning so that we can continue to challenge our students to be successful young adults, working toward their dreams while serving the communities in which they live.

Join our administration and staff for an upcoming live webinar on AUGUST 6th at 7:00 PM where we will detail more of what students and parents can expect this fall. Register here: bit.ly/MSC_Virtual_info
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Another MSC student completing a Scout Service Project and making us proud! Michael Tenreiro ‘21 recently completed his Eagle Scout Project for Troop 1 -Seekonk. He designed, constructed and raised funds for a shrub bed around the statue of St. Teresa at St. Teresa of the Child Jesus Church in Pawtucket, RI.

If you would like to share your service project with the MSC community, please email a description and pictures to polsenok@mtstcharles.org.
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Lexi Fotopoulos '21 has spent three months and over 100 hours working toward her Girl Scout Gold Award. She produced a podcast, blog & website about environmental issues that provides listeners with ideas to make more eco-friendly choices in their daily lives. Lexi's project won't stop with the Gold award--she plans to continue her podcast and even add episodes about personal wellness and mental health.

Listen to Lexi's podcast here: www.sustainableexisting.com/

You may also want to check out her Instagram page @sustainableexisting
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Please help us to welcome Kinsley Phenix ‘27 to the Mount family!

“I chose Mount because when I visited everyone was so nice and welcoming.” Kinsley is excited to have the opportunity to choose some of the classes that she will take and be encouraged to try new things. She is looking forward to playing on the school’s hockey and tennis teams and to be part of the music program. She will be in middle school with her older sister, Devyn ‘26, currently a student at Mount. Why should someone consider going to Mount Saint Charles? “I would say go to Mount because it will challenge you, support you, and help you to be the best version of yourself you can be.”
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Sale starts on the 23rd at 12:00 AM!

Click here: sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/rhode_island/woonsocket/mount-saint-charles-academy
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18 years and counting for the MSC Hoops Camp! add - Please contact Ray Leveille or Henry Coleman to register for camp
leveiller@mtstcharles.org or Henry Coleman colemanh@mtstcharles.org
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Help us to welcome Elisabeth Tortolano ‘27 to the Mount family!

Elisabeth was drawn to Mount Saint Charles for the chance to figure skate in our Sur La Glace figure skating program, to have different choices for classes and to learn in different ways. “I really wanted a chance to have more choices for classes and make more friends that I would have in high school.” Why should someone consider Mount? Elisabeth says, “If someone was looking for a place to have a lot of new things they could try, Mount would be a good choice. Mount is a great place to learn and they have a great school full of choices.”
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Help us to welcome Domenic Tortolano ‘27 to the Mount family!

Domenic says, “I chose Mount to have more choices for my academics and my extracurricular activities. I will have more options for clubs, sports and elective classes. I will get to be with my high school friends starting in middle school.” Domenic, currently playing for the Jr. Mounties, can't wait to play hockey for Mount. When not playing hockey, Domenic likes to play baseball. "You will get a great education at Mount. The school is a great place to learn and to make friends. There are a lot of sports to choose from so that everyone gets a place to play. The success classes are a really good option and chance to try something new that not all other schools have.”
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Thankful Thursday

We are so thankful for one of our Bronze Sponsors for Mount's 2020 Online Auction: W.B. Mason. Without the generosity of our sponsors, Mount's Auction would not have been such a success. We want our sponsors---and the Mount community---to know how much we appreciate their support of our students & our mission!
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Thankful Thursday

We are so thankful for one of our Bronze Sponsors for Mount's 2020 Online Auction: Sodexo School Services. Without the generosity of our sponsors, Mount's Auction would not have been such a success. We want our sponsors---and the Mount community---to know how much we appreciate their support of our students & our mission!
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Thankful Thursday

We are so thankful for one of our Bronze Sponsors for Mount's 2020 Online Auction:Twin River Casino Hotel. Without the generosity of our sponsors, Mount's Auction would not have been such a success. We want our sponsors---and the Mount community---to know how much we appreciate their support of our students & our mission!
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Step into MSC Counseling & College Planning Center & you will see students & counselors hard at work.Virtual college rep visits for some while others meet 1 on 1 w/ their counselors. Our small student-to-school counselor ratio allows us to support students from start to finish!

The Mount Earth Crew met with the Superintendent of Solid Waste and Engineering for the City of Woonsocket. We learned the proper way to recycle at school (what is & is not recyclable). Students asked Q's about recycling specific items. Thank you,Mr. Debroisse!

MSC invites you to our Virtual Open House!
10/18 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
-Guided & Self-Guided Tours
-Activities Fair: participants will be able to chat live with faculty members, school counselors, club moderators, students, and coaches.Register: https://www.mountsaintcharles.org/2020-open-house/

@MtStCharles The photo brings back great memories from the 1950s. Daily football practices right there. We even played our home games there in the 1954 season. Go Mounties Go.

MSC Class of 2020– where are you now and how are you doing? Tag a Mountie from the Class of 2020 so they can check in! We miss you❤️💙

YES!!!!!! This is what Follett Destiny allows students to do via Collections! We are doing this work @MtStCharles already. Students curate resources using our library resources. @MrsD_MSC @MsRyan_msc08 https://twitter.com/cultofpedagogy/status/1306275436238958599

Jennifer Gonzalez@cultofpedagogy

To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation
https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/curation/
#curation #criticalthinking #deeperlearning #edchat

Mount Saint Charles Academy would like to wish Br. Irenee a very happy 85th birthday. May God continue to bless you with good health. You are a very special member of our Mount family.

The Hilltopper is proud to announce that the 1st ed. of the 2020-21 school year is out! Read here:
http://mschilltopper.weebly.com.We would also like to welcome the following students to our staff: Madigan Wirkus '23, Michael Marino '25, and photographer---Tyler McDonald '23.

A test can be scheduled seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. by calling 844-857-1814. This scheduling line is only for PreK – 12 students, teachers, and staff who have symptoms, or who have been directed to get a test. https://www.ri.gov/press/view/39325

Arabella came to MSC Tennis Camp this summer as a novice. Now she can’t wait to join the team! Her dad sent these pictures of Arabella practicing at home!”Arabella wanted to practice at home and I can’t always take her to a court. So we made her own wall. You built some passion.”

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@MtStCharles girls basketball coach Jack Madden will be running a weekly skills clinic this fall open to all middle school girls. Coach Madden's contact information is listed below in the skills clinic advertisement!

Amy Jarret '90 “Brown-haired, brown-eyed Amy was pretty&popular at MSC. She was also busy.Her list of achievements inside &outside of school is staggering."from”Finding Fifteen:How My Daily Walk to the 9/11 Memorial Became a Journey of Love, Hope & Survival" by Timothy P. Oliver

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So nostalgic being back at my high school @MtStCharles to do a walk-through of their back-to-school protocols. Students here have been in class since last week and they have quite the set-up! Story coming next week. @ABC6

Even though they had just one practice together, the @RISaintMsHockey talented defensive core led by Nate Benoit and Wisconsin commit Grayden Daul allowed just one goal in the last five halves of last week's undefeated start to the season.
https://www.woonsocketcall.com/sports/quick-continuity-mount-defense-gels-in-just-week/article_cc49f69c-ee53-11ea-af22-f3ea2d5385ef.html

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RIIL Fall Sports Announcement following Governor Raimondo's press conference:
https://riilsports.tumblr.com/post/628348625840422912/riil-fall-sports-announcement
@GovRaimondo

Read all about the @MtStCharles librarian featured in a short film by @JNad75; the recent death of former @BurrPD Chief Gannon by ⁦@jofitz7⁩ and ⁦@russolivo⁩ story on Woonsocket murder victim Percy Standifir Jr., in today’s @WoonsocketCall https://www.facebook.com/100001902205535/posts/4346091372130893/?extid=uxz7ZnzSJOzlqKXc&d=n

Mount Saint Charles Academy thanks Charles D. Boddy, Jr. for his generous and thoughtful donation to our school. Academy Seal. Silk on Cotton.

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Our school counselors placed personalized messages on the lockers of each senior. We missed you and we are ready for your special year. ❤️💙 #mountsaintcharlesacademy #classof2021

Sideline store September Promotion! https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/rhode_island/woonsocket/mount-saint-charles-academy

Our own Talia Fernandes who helped as a volunteer at the @MtStCharles Orientation Day yesterday for incoming students on the cover of today's Woonsocket Call!

@MtStCharles welcomes students ‘back to school’ in today’s @WoonsocketCall with great story by @JNad75 https://www.facebook.com/100001902205535/posts/4332456976827666/?extid=RabNHISjicNeNLz7&d=n

Mount Saint Charles Academy is proud to announce that we have won First Place in the Providence Journal Readers' Choice Award in the Private School Category for 2020. Congratulations to our Mount Family!

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What a beautiful day to welcome new members to the Mount family. You will remember the excitement and anticipation you felt today when you hear that bell ring once again on the day you graduate from one of the best Catholic schools in New England. Welcome to the family! ❤️

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Mount's enrollment continues to grow. Come be part of our family! We are looking for a full time science teacher. Click here for job posting: https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=3354656

@MtStCharles teachers...as we begin a year with much uncertainty, let’s remember that for the times we fall there are SO many more moments when we soar! So try new things, take that risk, and learn from it. We got this! #mountPRIDE #InItTogether

Mount Saint Charles Academy is looking for a part-time Geometry teacher. Come join our team!

https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=3351778

Mount Saint Charles establishes drone-based robotics class in partnership with Brown University

Read more here: http://bit.ly/MSC_drone

Mount Saint Charles Academy appreciates the generosity of what we call our "Mount Family." Thank you for stepping up and donating to our Hope and Compassion Fund to ensure that others can continue to be part of the family! No donation is too small. https://www.mountsaintcharles.org/sacred-heart-hope-and-compassion-fund/

A big congratulations to senior a Zoey Stachurski!! Zoey passed her Juvenile FS and Intermediate MIF this week! Your Sur la Glace family is so proud of you! Hard work pays off. 👏🏻 #mountsaintcharlesacademy

MSC usually honors families who have sent 4 or more children to the academy after our annual Senior Commencement Mass but this year, because of the pandemic, no guests were allowed. Please help us congratulate the Belisle, Kamp, and Platek families.

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To the Class of 2020...

As you venture far and wide over the coming weeks, may you always regard Mount Saint Charles Academy as home. Godspeed.

Thankful Thursday

We are so thankful for another one of our sponsors for Mount's 2020 Online Auction: Wright's Dairy Farm & Bakery. We want our sponsors---and the Mount community---to know how much we appreciate their support of our students & our mission!

Thankful Thursday

We are so thankful for another one of our sponsors for Mount's 2020 Online Auction: Loiselle Insurance Company. We want our sponsors---and the Mount community---to know how much we appreciate their support of our students & our mission!

Congratulations Mounties! We are so proud of your spirit and resilience. https://m.valleybreeze.com/2020-08-05/woonsocket-north-smithfield/mounties-graduate-pride-mid-summer-commencement#.Xyy2RCVq2Ed

We are thankful for another one of our sponsors for Mount's 2020 Auction: Flagship Trailways. We want our sponsors---and the Mount community---to know how much we appreciate their support of our students & our mission!

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We are thankful for another one of our sponsors for the 2020 Auction: William M. Ryan, Esq. .We want our sponsors & the MSC community to know how much we appreciate their support of our students & mission!
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Rest In Peace, Donna. We will never forget you. You will always be a very special part of the Mount family. ❤️💙 https://m.valleybreeze.com/2020-08-06/cumberland-lincoln-area/donna-m-guevremont-north-smithfield#.Xyw0UiVq2Ed

Click here to get your back to school gear: http://links.e.sidelinestore.com/ctt?ms=MjM2MjA4MTcS1&kn=2&r=NTQyNjc5OTUzODQxS0&b=0&j=MTgwMDIwMTEwOQS2&mt=1&rt=0

STILL ONE MORE DATE AVAILABLE for FREE @Ortho_RI Pre-Participation Sports Exams: Aug. 12 from 4-7 p.m. @ the Providence location, 285 Promenade St.
Due to Covid-19, exams will be by appt only by calling (401) 777-7000 ext. 1129
Learn more at: https://www.orthopedicsri.com/news-items/ortho-rhode-island-offers-free-pre-participation-sports-physical-exams-for-riil-high-school-athletes/

Read all about ⁦@MtStCharles⁩ Class of 2020’s 2-day commencement in ‘Rising Above’ by @JNad75 in today’s ⁦@WoonsocketCall⁩ ... https://www.facebook.com/100001902205535/posts/4190273264379372/?d=n

2020 Mass and Convocation at Mount Saint Charles Academy ❤️💙

Watch here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=EqzK4WFJdto

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It’s HOT in the @GardenMsc ! 🥵 This week’s harvest so far: green beans - 7.8 lbs; cucumbers- 10 lbs 😲; zucchini - 3.4 lbs; tomatoes- 1.2 lbs; carrots - .5 lbs; and broccoli- 1.2 lbs. All will be donated to a local food pantry. 😎

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Newly painted, cleaned, and waxed - getting ready for the new school year. Beautiful building maintained by a great crew

This sign was a 2019 auction item purchased by Larry O’Donnell ‘81 honoring his friend and former Director of Alumni Relations, Gail Bryson.

MSC is proud to announce Devin Votta ‘14 enlisted in the Army & recently completed basic training. He should know that his MSC family will be praying for his safety—always. We will always be thankful for and proud of his service to our country!

A @MtStCharles alum, Pawtucket CC golf pro Michael Gelinas enjoys unpredictably of job @PawtucketCC @RIGAlinks https://www.pawtuckettimes.com/sports/pawtucket-ccs-gelinas-enjoys-unpredictably-of-job/article_82ddf318-ce10-11ea-9b29-a7f7fb3d9c2d.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

For info about Phil Pincince's Soccer School, click: https://bit.ly/MSC_Soccer_Camp
Phil Pincince, Director/Head Coach
U.S.S.F. “A” License & NSCAA Premier License
MSC Girls Soccer Coach – ‘18 State Champs

Emilia Hoard '23 recently celebrated her heritage by helping to commemorate the 210th anniversary of Colombia's independence. Emilia says, "I am the daughter of an immigrant mom, who instills in us the pride of our Colombian Heritage." We are so proud of you, Emilia!

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Thankful Thursday

We are so thankful for one of our Bronze Sponsors for Mount's 2020 Online Auction: Navigant Credit Union. We want our sponsors---and the Mount community---to know how much we appreciate their support of our students & our mission!

MSC led the way this spring & we’ll do it again in the fall! We’re combining public health guidelines w/the best practices in teaching & learning.Join us for a live webinar where we will detail what students & parents can expect this fall. Register: https://bit.ly/MSC_Virtual_info

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Michael Tenreiro ‘21 recently completed his Eagle Scout Project for Troop 1 Seekonk. He designed, constructed & raised funds for a shrub bed for the statue of St. Teresa at St. Teresa of the Child Jesus Church in Pawtucket, RI. #mountpride

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