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

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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Winter Sports Awards 2020: Boys Basketball. Congratulations boys! www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9k8bLLhDMw&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less

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2020 Winter Sports Awards - Cheerleading: www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2OI3Yig604&feature=youtu.be

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Brother Lee Barker, S.C.
(née Eugene Colon Barker)

BROTHER LEE BARKER, S.C., 92, a resident of Mobile, Alabama since 1998, passed into eternal life at the Mobile Infirmary on the Feast of the Annunciation, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Brother Lee, born Eugene Colon Barker on September 22, 1927 to the late Dr. Charles Barker of Lockport, LA, and the late Aline Coulon of Thibodaux, LA, was a native of Thibodaux, Louisiana. He is also preceded in death by his brother and sister, Charles Barker and Pamela Barker Dupont, respectively.

As a pre-novice, Brother Lee entered the formation program for the Brothers of the Sacred Heart on September 9, 1945 at Metuchen, New Jersey, and there he professed first vows on August 15, 1947.
The Brothers’ chapel at Saint Stanislaus in Bay St. Louis, MS, was the site of his final vows on June 10, 1953, and in 2017 there was a great celebration when Brother Lee marked the 70th anniversary of his first profession.

During his years in ministry, Brother Lee served as teacher, coach, Junior Master, Principal, Provincial Councilor, Provincial, Vocation Director, Local Religious Superior, Director of Residency, and Guidance Counselor. He ministered to young people in the Bronx, NY; Alexandria, LA; Metuchen, NJ; Daphne, AL; New Orleans, LA; Bay St. Louis, MS, and, since 1998, in Mobile, AL. But through most of it, Lee was the consummate magician, always having a trick or two (or more) in the pack he wore on his waist, and working magic in the lives of young people for over 72 years. Whether he was teaching a class, administering a school, or helping a young person overcome homesickness, Brother Lee had a profound influence on everyone with whom he came into contact. He will long be remembered not only as a skilled water ski instructor and discernment facilitator, but as a GIANT in the Province for his leadership, prayerfulness, warm smile and southern charm. To many, he epitomized what it meant to be a Brother of the Sacred Heart.

Funeral services for Brother Lee will be postponed until such time as the pandemic has passed and we can gather to properly remember, pray for and celebrate our Brother.
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Our Sur la Glace figure skaters are missing the ice these days! They are keeping up with their off-ice conditioning, meeting virtually with Coach Sarah daily, and today they had the opportunity to chat on Zoom with 3x National Champion and Olympic Bronze medalist Ashley Wagner! They asked Ashley questions and discussed everything for her Olympic experience, to training techniques, to navigating social media. Thank you Ashley for being a great role model for our skaters during this difficult time!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi Mounties! If you would like to connect with your class and set up an alumni class meetup via Zoom, please message me or email me at sheytanianj@mtstcharles.org Go Mounties! ❤️💙 #onceamountiealwaysamountie ... See MoreSee Less

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From being able to actually toast bread for their sandwiches each day, virtually meeting new people at the college they plan to attend to eating family dinners and spending time with siblings who are home from college---our students are staying positive! Share your positives here... ... See MoreSee Less

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Mount Saint Charles Academy earns continued accreditation
from New England Association of Schools and Colleges

WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 26, 2020 – Growing enrollment, innovative academic programs, effective planning and decision making have helped Mount Saint Charles Academy earn another 10-year accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the school announced today.

Accreditation is a crucial assurance of quality to families of prospective students, teacher candidates, foundations, and colleges. It confirms that Mount offers a quality education with comprehensive curriculums, adequate resources, and processes to ensure constant improvement. The NEASC is one of six regional accrediting agencies which are recognized by the US Department of Education and Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

In notifying Mount of its decision, NEASC commended the entire school community for moving decisively to improve enrollment and stabilize finances, even though that involved some hard choices.

“Though the actions required to bring about greater financial stability and increased enrollment to Mount Saint Charles have involved difficult decisions, the administration has certainly met the school’s challenges directly and efficiently,” NEASC wrote in its certification letter.

The evaluation team also praised Mount’s efforts to balance class sizes and teacher responsibilities, and to improve communication across different parts of the school community.

Mount’s faculty and staff were commended for embodying and animating the mission of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart to make students known, valued and treasured. The school was also commended for innovating academic programs and co-curricular offerings and transforming the physical footprint of the campus to meet evolving needs while preserving the historic heart of the school.

The accreditation process included visits by NEASC staff and volunteer examiners and a detailed self-evaluation. The process evaluated the school’s governance, enrollment, curriculum programs, students’ experiences, availability of resources, among other factors.

“The teachers, staff and students did a great job showing the evaluation team what Mount Saint Charles is all about. The team was impressed by our cooperation. You don’t get praise like that unless everyone pitches in heart and soul,” said President Alan Tenreiro. “We appreciate the team’s feedback. It’s so valuable to have knowledgeable, objective outsiders confirm what we’re doing well and suggest how we can improve. It’s all about moving ahead and constantly thinking about how we can do better for the students.”
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Here is our very first post for the 2020 Winter Sports Awards! Stay tuned as we will post a different sport every few days until all are posted. Today: Boys & Girls Swimming! Congratulations to all. www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_dyRRi4TMs&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less

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Rest in Peace Br. Lee BarkerBrother Ronald Hingle, Provincial, announces the passing of Brother Lee Barker: It is with much sadness that I write to inform you that Brother Lee Barker passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 25, 2020. He died peacefully at the Mobile Infirmary, a hospital in Mobile, AL, on the Solemnity of the Annunciation, a feast of Our Lady. Lee always had a special devotion to the Blessed Virgin. He was 92 years old.

Brother Lee entered the pre-novitiate for the New Orleans Province at Metuchen, NJ, on September 9, 1945, and professed first vows on August 15, 1947 in Metuchen, NJ. He made final vows on June 10, 1953 at Saint Stanislaus in Bay St. Louis, MS. It was a great celebration when Lee marked the 70th anniversary of his first profession in 2017.

During his years in ministry, Lee served as teacher, Junior Master, Principal, Provincial Councilor, Provincial, Vocation Director, Local Director, Director of Residency, and Guidance Counselor. But through most of it, Lee was the consummate magician, working magic in the lives of young people throughout the south for over 72 years as a Brother of the Sacred Heart.

Please pray for Lee’s peaceful repose, but also for the consolation of the members of his local community in Mobile, i.e., Paul Mulligan, Celestine Algero and Matthias Amos, who were particularly close to Lee all these last years. We thank his local community for being such a support to Lee all these years, especially Brother Paul Mulligan, who faithfully and daily tended to Lee’s personal needs.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Indeed, we have lost another giant in the Province.
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2020 Winter Sports Awards Night Message from MSC Athletic Director

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Each spring Mr. Lawrence has his students in AP Literature create a Kindness Project. Mr. Lawrence says, "It consists of practicing an act of kindness and writing about it in a creative way, using some of the writing practices that the authors we studied used.The story must be true. It must show an act of kindness. It must also speak about the impact the act of kindness had on the recipient." This week we share a Kindness Project Essay by Paige Ambler. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

The Kindness Project

Life is uncertain. Life is scary. Life is unfair.
It often throws unexpected curveballs -- but, here’s the catch -- you never know how fast or how hard they will be thrown.
I have been dreaming about senior year since I can remember. Senior Prom, Senior Supper, Graduation, Convocation...each event has dominated my thoughts as I have watched my sisters experience this incredible year of their lives....the year everyone should fondly remember.
I’m disappointed to say that the remainder of my senior year has been taken from me, from us, due to the recent outbreak of a global pandemic.

Do I empathize with those battling the illness?
Of course.

Do I appreciate the health professionals who put themselves in harm’s way to heal the sick?
Absolutely.

However, my heart can’t help but break at the possibilities of not walking the halls again with my best friends, not being able to cheer them on at their senior nights -- the nights at which they should be commemorated for their four years of hard work and dedication, not celebrating with them one last time on June 7.

As 2:15 finally rolled around on my first day of online classes, my eyes grew cloudy as I shut my laptop for the day.
What now, I whispered to myself as I stared at an empty wall in my dark room.

For lack of a better idea, I walked downstairs only to find my frustrated mother working on virtual assignments for her seventh-grade students, and my unhappy sister lying on the couch wishing she was still in Barcelona.
I sat next to my sister, ignoring the sound of the TV, and looked out the window towards the sun...it was a beautiful day.

Finally, it came to me.
Let’s go for a walk.
No, I’m busy.
No, I just want to stay inside.
Fresh air would be good for all of us, I retaliated.
And it was.

While walking around the neighborhood, we exchanged more words than we had all weekend. My mother shared with us her concerns of online teaching, my sister expressed her sadness about the loss of her semester abroad, and I? I listened -- because I was not the only one falling apart, though of course that is what it felt like.

Whether it was because of Mother Nature’s beauty or my mere suggestion, the three of us laughed, smiled, bonded, and suddenly found light in what has proved to be the strangest time of our lives.

As I suggested more and more walks, days grew more bearable and smiles grew more plentiful.

Life is uncertain. Life is scary. Life is unfair.
So, to the graduating class of 2020:
I recognize your pain...I feel it myself.
But, you are not the only one suffering. You are not the only one confused. You are not the only one scared.

In the interest of your loved ones, put your uncertainties to rest and take care of them -- they need you now more than ever.
The bigger picture is out there. It took me a while, but I know you will find it too.

So, take a deep breath. Hug your mother. Chances are, she wants to see you walk across that stage just as badly as you want to.
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Provincial, Br. Ron Hingle joined MSC faculty members and our team of administrators for our virtual faculty meeting this afternoon. From his residence in Louisiana, Br. Ron led us in prayer and brought news from the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. He also praised MSC —not only for the roll out of our virtual schoolhouse— but for keeping the physical, social-emotional, and spiritual well-being of our students at the center of all we do. ... See MoreSee Less

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Advice from a member of the class of 2020: "I am trying so hard to stay positive in a time filled with such negativity. I have been trying to find ways to stay motivated at home during virtual school. One way I do this is by changing locations if I find myself getting bored, not eating lunch near my workspace so I can give myself a break and clear my head, and trying to spend as much time as possible coming up with things that I am grateful for." Mount Pride is an understatement! ... See MoreSee Less

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Stay tuned for details about our “MSC Teacher Home Workspace Bingo Game!” There will be a bingo board with pictures of home workspaces from our beloved MSC teachers. Each picture on the board will be numbered and students can submit their guesses via a link to a Google form.

Details coming soon in the Mount Minute and social media.
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eSports update:
PlayVS allowed League of Legend games to be played from home. Mounts team VI continues its winning ways defeating Newport Area Career Tech Center 2 -0. The team remained in communication using Discord. Nice to have a piece of normalcy, even if only remotely.
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Last week MSC students “traveled” to South America and Europe via maps from RIGEA: Rhode Island Geographic Education Alliance sponsored by National Geographic. Thank you to Mrs. Lepre for making this available to our students. Safest way to travel these days! ... See MoreSee Less

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Social distancing doesn’t mean you eat lunch alone at Mount Saint Charles Virtual School! Miss. Ryan decided to check to see if any students were logged in during the lunch block - they were — so she sat with them— virtually of course. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Instruction at MSC has not skipped a beat! Although our teachers miss seeing their students in classrooms and walking the hallways of MSC—-students and teachers are still able to make those personal connections via Google hangouts. Students are not simply following a series of hyperlinks on a document during their school day. Instead, they are meeting with their teachers and classmates in a virtual classroom. 👍🏻📚💻🙌🏻 ... See MoreSee Less

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Mount Saint Charles Academy is pleased to announce
the middle school honor roll for semester one, 2019-2020
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Mount Saint Charles Academy is pleased to announce
the high school honor roll for semester one, 2019-2020
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Seres Lan Lou ‘20 shares a story she wrote in ancient Egyptian. She taught herself to write in Egyptian using this website: hieroglyphs.net/cgi/compose_sentences.pl

Seres has always been interested in ancient history since learning about the Rosetta Stone in history class. She plans to study psychology at university next year.

After we finished recording this video Seres said, “thank you....I always feel like the work I do here at MSC is treasured.” ❤️ Yes, indeed it is Seres. We admire your hard work, curiosity, keen intellect, and sunny disposition!
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MSC is proud to announce that Abigayle Sampers '22 and Victoria Young '20 won first and third place respectively in the Donate Life Rhode Island High School Poster Contest! Mrs. Hogue also won for the RI teacher with the most student entries!

Tori & Abby will be presented with their awards at the Annual Donate Life Month Program at the Rhode Island State House on Wednesday, April 8th at 3:00PM.

Here are all of the winners in the 2020 contest:
1st Place, Abby Sampers, Mount Saint Charles Academy

2nd Place, Gabriella Nieves, North Kingston High School

3rd Place, Victoria Young, Mount Saint Charles Academy
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*******************UPDATE******************
These new foreign language offerings will not run if enough students do not register. Please keep that in mind as you choose classes for next year. Thank you.

Mount Saint Charles Expanding Foreign Language Opportunities for the 2020-2021 school year: Intro to Portuguese and Portuguese

Mr. Barbosa is excited to be a part of it all. "I am very excited to have the opportunity to teach Portuguese language and culture to the students of Mt. St. Charles. Portuguese is the 6th most spoken language in the world with over 260 million speakers. Rhode Island has the 3rd highest population of Portuguese Americans in the U.S, with strong populations also of Portuguese speaking Cape Verdean Americans and Brazilian Americans, making it a very relevant language in our communities across the state. The Portuguese are known not only for their language, but also for their music and delicious food. I look forward to sharing all of these wonderful aspects of the Portuguese culture with others in this upcoming school year."

Quinn Fitzgerald '22 says, “I am so excited that Mr. Barbosa is introducing a Portuguese class to Mount. I have always taken a language since I was in kindergarten and I am so excited to have a new opportunity to learn a new language with a great teacher. Even though Spanish is my main language that I’ve been learning since kindergarten, I am excited to have a new opportunity to learn a similar language that resembles Spanish.”
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Mount families - PLEASE READ and SHARE!We are asking all of our families and friends to PLEASE SHARE this post with everyone you know. Let’s pull together as a GSCS family to help one of our own students find a kidney donor! ❤️ #TeamColtan

Coltan Tiburzi, 11 yrs old, (currently enrolled in our 5th grade) is in need of a kidney transplant and has recently been activated on the transplant list. We have known since he was 1 yr old that he would eventually need one. We are trying to avoid him having to go on dialysis. He has been managing with medications so far, but it is getting to the point where that is not going to be enough. We are hoping and praying there is someone out there who would be willing to be tested for a possible living donor for him. He has O type blood. There are no monetary costs involved for the donor. If anyone is type O blood and would be willing and able to get tested to be a possible donor for him or if you just have questions, please contact Kim at 610-217-6540 or email at ktiburzi@ptd.net. Thank you for your consideration.” ~ Kim Tiburzi, Coltan’s mother
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SUPPORT THE MOUNT AUCTION & GALA!
Click the following link for a full list of links & more information:
bit.ly/MSC_GALA
This year, we are seeking donations such as sports, theatre or concert tickets, gift certificates, wine, vacation stays, golf outings, spa/beauty packages and other items for auction bidding.
We are also welcoming donations through an Amazon WishList that can be accessed at bit.ly/mountauction
Items can be shipped to MSC for your convenience. Please make sure to add your full name to the gift card option, so we know who the package is from when it arrives at Mount.
For those items not shipped directly from Amazon, drop-off day is March 31. Thank you for your support!
Questions? Please contact Jennifer Sheytanian at 401.769.0310 ext. 115
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Get your tickets today. They are selling fast!Tickets on sale MONDAY!

Tickets can be purchased in the front office at Mount Saint Charles Academy. The cast is sure to blow you away. Very limited seating...buy while you can!

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What a weekend for our Sur la Glace skaters! Congratulations to our high schoolers who competed at the NEICC Challenge Cup in Hyannis, MA. All four skaters medaled in their individual events AND the team won GOLD in team maneuvers! Great work representing Mount at this US Figure Skating event! In addition, 6th grader Emma Brown earned the silver medal at a competition in Warwick, RI, and 8th grader Cristian McKnight-Ide passed another dance test! Congrats to all!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to the following students. They have been named Student of the Month!
12th grade- Fiona McDonagh
11th grade- Michael Woll
10th grade- Dylan Shane
9th grade- Matthew Zinno
8th grade- Ava LaBrecque
7th grade- Corey Innis (pictured separately)
6th grade- Kiera Schnieder
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New Course Offerings at MSC in Computer Science for the 2020-2021 School Year:
-Intro to Computing & Data Science
-Cybersecurity Fundamentals
-Game Design
-AP Computer Science A
-Drone Based Robotics with Brown University

Hear what Aryan Bhadouria '22 has to say about how the computer science programming at MSC has progressed since he started here in 7th grade: "Ever since my first year here in 7th grade, the technology at Mount has become progressively better and better. Since the introduction of google products to our classrooms, technology has been incorporated into the curriculum. I’ve been told by my guidance counselor that I’ve exhausted all of Mount’s technology courses -- however, this will never be true. Just this week, Mr. Simard told me about a drone class he is running next year in association with Brown University. This course is just one of the classes that Mount offers in partnership with local colleges and universities. Besides classes, Mount also has technology extracurriculars. I participate in and am captain of the Robotics Team, and Mount gives our team amazing resources, such as on-demand funding for any robotics parts and a 3D printer. Through Mount’s robotics program, I’ve been nominated and awarded the “FTC Dean’s List Finalist”, and I am advancing to Detroit on May 1st. I would have never had this opportunity without Mount. I am proud to be a Mountie!"
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Brother Rexcel, a scholastic in formation, ministers at Mount St. Charles, Wooksocket, RI, several days a week, working with two mentors: Brother Marty who teaches art and religion, and Mrs. Barbara Vassalo who teaches religion. ... See MoreSee Less

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Joel Casale ‘26, a Boy Scout from Troop 1 North Scituate and Jack Casali ‘26 have agreed to take on the responsibility of raising the American Flag on campus at Mount Saint Charles Academy each morning. Thank you to Mr. Furlong and Mrs. Tenreiro for helping to resurrect this tradition. Stay tuned for more information about our high school students who are responsible for taking the flag back down each night. 🇺🇸 ... See MoreSee Less

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Tickets on sale MONDAY!

Tickets can be purchased in the front office at Mount Saint Charles Academy. The cast is sure to blow you away. Very limited seating...buy while you can!

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MSC is proud to announce that Aidan Turner '20 recently won first place in a statewide architectural competition which required students to design a visitor center for a submarine (the USS Cod) in Cleveland, Ohio. Students had many requirements and guidelines that they needed to follow when drafting floor plans, elevations, sections, etc. Aidan's drawings were sent on to the regional competition!

Brother Marty, Aidan's mentor and teacher for Architecture II, had the following to say about his talented student: "Aidan Turner is every teachers wish for a student. He is kind and appreciative of all that you do for him. During the school vacation he spent three afternoons and evenings working on a project for a contest organized by the National Association of Women in Construction. we got word that Aidan won 1st place in this architectural contest. Aidan will always help anyone who needs his help no matter what he needs to do for himself. Aidan is what all teachers wish for in a student."

The entire MSC community echoes Br. Marty's sentiments. Congratulations to Aidan and his family!
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MSC eSports team VI continues its winning ways with an easy 2 game to 0 win over Davies “Team LOL” in our weekly RIIL match putting us 6 - 0. We have been honored to be invited by New England Institute of Technology to play a rematch of last years championship vs Bishop Hendricken on March 25th at the institute's grand opening of their brand new eSports lab. Information to follow on the live stream twitch. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you for the generous donations from Mount families! Students now have new crafts and costume jewelry to create after school. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Don't forget to bring in a jar or two of peanut butter! Drop off is in the library! ... See MoreSee Less

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Enter the MSC #bookbento Challenge. This challenge is open to students, teachers, and alumni! We will choose three finalists and open it up to a vote. Gift basket for top prize! Stay tuned for more details. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lenten Mission Drive:
We are in the beginning days of the MSC Lenten Mission Drive to benefit the Robert Shitima School in Kabwe, Zambia, Africa. Over the last couple of decades Mount has partnered with the school, which is operated by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, to assist them financially. Our donations have helped them build buildings, renovate and maintain facilities, provide food, improve irrigation, and secure their property. Students were asked to bring what they can because every dollar helps them exponentially. Thank you for considering a donation to help this effort. Checks should be made out to MSC with the memo for Mission Drive.https://vimeo.com/81908455
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The Middle School Spring Fine Arts Celebration will be held on Monday, March 9 at 7:00PM in Chapel Hall. The performance will feature the MSC Middle School Band and Middle School Chorus. A special treat for this concert will be a performance by our Middle School Dancers and Middle School Drama students. Middle School Art will also be on display. Tickets are $5.00 and are available in the Main Office. ... See MoreSee Less

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The High School Spring Concert will be held on Sunday, March 8 at 2:00PM in the School Gym. The concert will feature the MSC Symphonic Wind Ensemble, String Ensemble, Senior Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Select Choir and High School Choir. Tickets are $5.00 and are available in the Main Office. ... See MoreSee Less

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Giving to the Annual Fund…
…offers every member of our community – alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, and friends – a chance to work together to ensure that Mount builds on its 95-year history of providing a rigorous, faith-based education that prepares students to live and lead in the 21st century. We hope that every member of the Mount community will endeavor to make The Mount Saint Charles Annual Fund the base of their philanthropic giving, and to consider from time to time, special gifts to Mount that align with their particular charitable interests.Click here:https://www.mountsaintcharles.org/annual-fund/
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Miss. Ryan’s class chose new independent reading books during a book tasting in the library yesterday! ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to TC 419 for raising $1002.00 for the animals affected by the Australian Bush Fires. When students heard about what was happening to the animals that were in the path of the fires they knew they wanted to do something. First, they made posters to educate their classmates and teachers. Then they sold snacks during a 2 week period. TC 419 met and exceeded the goal they set for themselves. All donations went to the World Wildlife Fund and directly to the Australian BushFire Fund. Thank you to all who contributed. ... See MoreSee Less

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Official Mount Saint Charles Academy

The faculty and staff at MSC Academy would like to take a moment to express our sincere gratitude to Ms. Beauvais for writing the following proposal and for Cardi’s Furniture for responding to her proposal with an extremely generous donation!

“As educators, we place so much of our time and effort focusing on the social, emotional, and cognitive needs of our students. Often times we neglect the needs of the faculty and staff who give so freely of time and talents in service to their students. It is important to provide a space for teachers to be deliberate in taking time for the betterment of their own body, mind, and spirit.

As a school, we are nearing our centennial year of educating the young students of Rhode Island. Our building, although in very good shape, has parts that date back to our origin in 1924. Our faculty & staff room is one of these areas. We are looking to give it a facelift that will support this separate space for teachers and staff members to renew and refresh, to give the best of themselves and their talents to our students.”
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Make time in your schedule for this powerful film! Register here: bit.ly/ROSARYMSCSAVE THE DATE: MSC is pleased to announce the first documentary film in our film series. Join us in Chapel Hall on Thursday, March 12 at 6:30 pm to watch this beautiful documentary about the Power of the Rosary! This event is free and open to the public. Register here: bit.ly/ROSARYMSC. For questions, please contact Kristin Polseno: polsenok@mtstcharles.org ... See MoreSee Less

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"Let us be wise investors of our souls...the only part of us that lives forever. Through our acts of prayer, penance, and fasting may we journey with Christ for the next forty days." --Father Lacombe ... See MoreSee Less

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MSC is pleased to announce that the MSC library will be featured along with Barrington Middle School Library and East Greenwich High School Library at the 2020 RI Library Association Annual Conference. "We received many high-quality proposals and have selected yours as an outstanding submission: Rethink your school library: Ideas to improve your space to better fit today’s needs." ... See MoreSee Less

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Mrs. Metivier held morning meetings today that were tailored specifically to meet the needs of individual grade levels within our middle school. Students were able to participate in various activities and give feedback on how their year is progressing. ... See MoreSee Less

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SAVE THE DATE: MSC is pleased to announce the first documentary film in our film series. Join us in Chapel Hall on Thursday, March 12 at 6:30 pm to watch this beautiful documentary about the Power of the Rosary! This event is free and open to the public. Register here: bit.ly/ROSARYMSC. For questions, please contact Kristin Polseno: polsenok@mtstcharles.org ... See MoreSee Less

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SUPPORT THE MOUNT AUCTION & GALA!
Click the following link for a full list of links & more information:
bit.ly/MSC_GALA
This year, we are seeking donations such as sports, theatre or concert tickets, gift certificates, wine, vacation stays, golf outings, spa/beauty packages and other items for auction bidding.
We are also welcoming donations through an Amazon WishList that can be accessed at bit.ly/mountauction
Items can be shipped to MSC for your convenience. Please make sure to add your full name to the gift card option, so we know who the package is from when it arrives at Mount.
For those items not shipped directly from Amazon, drop-off day is March 31. Thank you for your support!
Questions? Please contact Jennifer Sheytanian at 401.769.0310 ext. 115
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Any chance at a full spring sports season is over, but the RIIL hopes it can salvage something after Raimondo's latest announcement https://www.providencejournal.com/sports/20200330/riil-hopeful-for-abbreviated-spring-season

Calling all Mounties: Do you have a question for RI Governor, Gina Raimondo or Dr. Alexander-Scott? If so, you can submit your question here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZpNE_3rBixKcMU8DDD7gWPxpF6wxHsvwWlqN5x7yzLNmbLw/viewform

Your question could be answered during the Governor’s press conference on Thursday.

Help MSC express a profound and heartfelt "thank you" to those alumni, family members, and friends who are on the front lines of COVID-19. Tag them in the comments below....but more importantly---pray for them each and every day.

We admire these individuals because they are talented and hard working! Monday Part 3: Olivia’s, Emilia’s, Kasey’s, and Jenna Kirby’s💙🖤❤️

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We chose these individuals because they have passion and love for what they do💙🖤❤️ Monday Part 2: Jenna Grilli’s, Bella’s, Sophia’s, and Jenna Guilbault’s

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Mindful Monday started with “Bring your pet to TC” day! Absolutely loved meeting all the wonderful pets of TC 418!! @MtStCharles #Mountconnects

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Help MSC express a profound and heartfelt "thank you" to those alumni, family members, and friends who are on the front lines of COVID-19. Tag them in the comments below....but more importantly---pray for them each and every day.

#PrayTogether for the many people who are not succeeding in coping and remain in fear because of this pandemic. May the Lord help them to have the strength to cope for the good the entire community. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK_ZjOtkbuE

Motivation Monday goes to the amazingly dedicated faculty and staff @MtStCharles. They are modeling being learners for their students everyday and are #simplythebest #MOUNTpride

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In the #GospelOfTheDay (John11:1-45), Jesus tells us: "I am the resurrection and the life... have faith. Amid grief, continue to have faith, even when it seems that death has won. Let the Word of God restore life where there is death”.

Today we commemorate #NationalVietnamWarVeteransDay to honor those who served and thank them for their sacrifice. #ThankVietnamVeterans #VietnamVeteransDay

St. Philip Church, Greenville is one of many churches across the diocese ringing its bells as a sign of hope & unity during the #Coronavirus crisis. Bishop Tobin asked parishes across the diocese to ring their bells every Sun. at 9am for 5 minutes until the crisis is over.

Reminder: Since public Masses are canceled until further notice due to the #Coronavirus crisis, we have a comprehensive list of parishes live-streaming Mass on our website. #CatholicTwitter 😬#RhodeIsland
https://www.dioceseofprovidence.org/news/fyi-television-masses

I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will never die. https://www.instagram.com/p/B-UHHrBFk1c/?igshid=1jtol3ofdt0wy

Mount earns continued accreditation from ⁦⁦@neasc⁩ https://www.pressreader.com/usa/pawtucket-times/20200328/281921660143159

Winter Sports Awards 2020: Boys Basketball. Congratulations boys! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9k8bLLhDMw&feature=youtu.be

2020 Winter Sports Awards - Cheerleading: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2OI3Yig604&feature=youtu.be

Congratulations to all!

Our Sur la Glace figure skaters are missing the ice these days! They are keeping up with their off-ice conditioning, meeting virtually with Coach Sarah daily, and today they had the opportunity to chat on Zoom with 3x National Champion and Olympic Bronze medalist Ashley Wagner!

Thursday Thought for @MtStCharles. I was reminded by a few seniors yesterday about the importance of TC (advisory) time... “It’s more important than ever”.... “It’s the best part of my day”. Connections with students are so important, take the time to make them. #MOUNTpride

Vote for MSC each day between today and March 20th! Click on Kids & Education and then Private School Category. #MountPRIDE https://providencejournal.gannettcontests.com/2020-Providence-Journal-Readers-Choice/gallery?group=342873

Mount Saint Charles Academy earns continued accreditation from New England Association of Schools and Colleges https://bit.ly/MSC_NEASC2020

Hi Mounties! If you would like to connect with your class and set up an alumni class meetup via Zoom, please message me or email me at sheytanianj@mtstcharles.org Go Mounties! ❤️💙 #onceamountiealwaysamountie

Madison from MSC has been selected as a finalist for this week's "Artist of the Week" award for the 10th-12th age group. The finalist w/the most online votes between now and Saturday March 28 will be selected as our "Artist of the Week."
To vote,click: http://www.artsonia.com/aotw/vote/teacher/84470864

Mount Saint Charles Academy earns continued accreditation from New England Association of Schools and Colleges ://bit.ly/MSC_NEASC2020

Here is our very first post for the 2020 Winter Sports Awards! Stay tuned as we will post a different sport every few days until all are posted. Today: Boys & Girls Swimming! Congratulations to all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_dyRRi4TMs&feature=youtu.be

Congrats to Brady Berard on being selected to the NTDP program! It’s been nothing but a pleasure working with you this year. All the best in this next chapter.

2020 Winter Sports Awards Night Message from MSC Athletic Director: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELrsmXZa4SE&feature=youtu.be

We got this Wednesday @MtStCharles - remember the importance of creating and keeping a schedule. Check the portal, factor in time for academic work and physical activity, and limit screen time. Spend time in service to others #MOUNTpride #paraMOUNT #WednesdayWisdom

Athletic administrators from all 6 NE states plus NY & NJ huddled up for a teleconference Monday. General takeaway, you can never have enough scenarios in the event high school spring sports are green-lighted @RIIL_sports
https://www.pawtuckettimes.com/sports/r-i-officials-still-hopeful-spring-sports-season-will-be/article_ee3150a4-6d82-11ea-8253-c75ed4f97a7a.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

We are responding to the coronavirus by staying home, serving others and continuing to learn and grow! https://sites.google.com/mtstcharles.org/coronavirusresponse/home

@hrcoleman3 @MtStCharles @projo @EricRueb @AlanTenreiro @MSCAthletics @Mountboyshockey @EricBen24 I knew one of those guys, Gus Galipeau when I was growing up in Woonsocket. He lived up the street from us on Maple Street. He was a big guy that we all knew had been great athlete but much more than that, he was humble and a great guy that we all respected.

Tuesday’s Tip for @MtStCharles Mounties - create a learning space. Don’t do your lessons in bed or in front of the tv. Make a space where you go to do work and puts you in the right frame of mind for learning. #MOUNTpride

Join the MSC community as we join all Christians in praying Our Father at noon on March 25th by clicking here: https://bit.ly/MSC_Our_Father

Click here for more info: https://aleteia.org/2020/03/22/pope-calls-all-christians-to-pray-our-father-together-march-25-at-noon/?utm_campaign=english_page&utm_medium=aleteia_en&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR2xHmXHYMYRadZU9wd-GJqAr0PqWPoTA-weyttRzopFbmUHZJ6FH3Ckoys#Echobox=1584901889

Provincial, Br. Ron Hingle joined MSC for our virtual faculty meeting. Br. Ron led us in prayer & praised MSC not only for the roll out of our virtual schoolhouse— but for keeping the physical, social-emotional, and spiritual well-being of our students at the center of all we do

Third nominee: @MSCBasketball's Nick Platek & Ben Ellis for their incredible save, behind-the-back pass & layup! These guys won @ABC6 Sports Play of the Week for December 16-22.

Vote here for "Best of Winter": https://www.abc6.com/abc6-sports-play-of-the-week-winter-review-december-winners/ @MtStCharles @MSCAthletics

1939 @MtStCharles hockey team filled all six places on the @projo 1st Team All State team, only second time this had been done to this point. The Mounties would claim the national championship defeating Atlantic City, 2 games to 0. Picture from March 5th, 1939 Providence Journal

Monday Morning Motivation: We are ready for week 2 of virtual learning @MtStCharles! I am so proud of our teachers and students and their willingness to be creative, flexible, resilient learners. Keep going MOUNTIES!!! It is A Day on the updated schedule. #MOUNTpride

Just 1 resource from the MSC Virtual Library. https://www.archives.gov/exhibits/influenza-epidemic/. Once you search Follett Destiny,remember to switch to "websites" at the top of page to search for articles. Click here for login info & tutorials for accessing eBooks & databases: https://bit.ly/MSC_virtual_library

The ice has melted; the rink is quiet. We look forward to seeing kids back on the ice as soon as this over. In the meantime, this old barn needs a much deserved rest.

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We want to respond to the virus pandemic with the universality of prayer, compassion and tenderness. Let us stay united. I invite all Christians to direct their voices together toward Heaven, reciting the Our Father on Wednesday, 25 March, at noon. #PrayTogether

🚨Urgent need for blood and platelet donors. Please read, share, and, DONATE if you are eligible.
IT IS SAFE TO DONATE!
http://www.ribc.org/coronavirus link in bio👆
✅We are urging all healthy, eligible individuals to give… https://www.instagram.com/p/B9hghdQHY3M/?igshid=mnc774n7jhsc

Voting extended to March 31st! Vote for MSC ❤️. https://providencejournal.gannettcontests.com/2020-Providence-Journal-Readers-Choice/gallery/?group=342873

Started growing these in my classroom a few weeks ago. They are currently residing in the greenhouse at Mount Saint Charles. Thanks @GardenMsc

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Having some fun performing with my co-worker Marc on some Mozart earlier today. Inspired by @YoYo_Ma and his #SongsOfComfort . Please stay healthy and safe during these troubling times!

Brazil's Christ the Redeemer statue lit with flags of countries affected by coronavirus https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/coronavirus-rio-christ-the-redeemer-trnd/index.html via @CNNTravel

MSC Virtual Rosary Friday, 3/20 at 9:00 AM, click here: http://bit.ly/MSC_ROSARY. Other Spiritual Resources: Daily Mass: https://www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass/ Daily readings and other resources: http://bit.ly/Daily_readings This link has daily video reflections: http://bit.ly/video_reflections