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. That has continued into the start of the new school year.

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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Join us tomorrow for Coffee Talk at 9:45a.m.! This Google Meet will be offered weekly. You don't have to sign up--just grab your breakfast, pop in and join us if the topic for the week interests you! Tomorrow's topic: Binge Watching!Merriam-Webster added the term "binge-watch" in 2017: "to watch many or all episodes of (a TV series) in rapid succession." See you tomorrow! ... See MoreSee Less
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Voting is open until 8 pm tonight. Winning team announced tomorrow morning! The MSC Literary Gingerbread Contest has become quite a tradition here at Mount. This year we have three amazing entries! Click here to see the finished products and vote for your favorite one: bit.ly/2020GingerbreadMSC ... See MoreSee Less
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Mount Pride!Alok Joarder leaves for Ohio this week where he has earned an invitation to compete in the 2020 USA Shooting Winter AirGun Championships. To compete is quite an honor, as some of the finest athletes in the nation attend. This event provides the opportunity of obtaining possible future shooting scholarships allowing them to take their skill set to the international level. Two weeks ago Alok shot his personal best score for a national qualifying event. He is ranked #33 out of 366 kids from all over the country. His rifle team ranks #7 out of 70 teams across the US and will be invited to compete with the top 15 teams in the 2021 Junior Air Rifle National Championship that takes place in Georgia next month. ... See MoreSee Less
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Mount Saint Charles Academy is pleased to announce the Students of the Month for the month of October! We are so proud of your hard work and perseverance. Stay tuned for the announcement of our November Students of the Month! ... See MoreSee Less
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The MSC Literary Gingerbread Contest has become quite a tradition here at Mount. This year we have three amazing entries! Voting starts now. Click here to see the finished products and vote for your favorite one: bit.ly/2020GingerbreadMSC ... See MoreSee Less
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SALE on Mount's Shutterfly Storefront from December 10-12. You will enjoy up to 50% off everything + an extra 20% off with promo code COUNTDOWN.Visit our Shutterfly Storefront at: MtStCharles.ShutterflyStorefront.com ... See MoreSee Less
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Christmas 2020 Chapel in the Brothers’ ResidenceThank you to Mr. and Mrs. Decelles for the generous donation of the beautiful Nativity, which was originally purchased in Italy. The two angels on the tree are in memory of Br. Cyril and Br. Ronald, Brothers of the Sacred Heart, who passed away this year from COVID-19. ... See MoreSee Less
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Student Essay Contest!Share why you love Mount...whether you are a soon-to-be alum or you just joined us as a sixth grader---we want to hear from you!Share your essay with Mrs. Polseno by January 11th and you could win a Mount sweatshirt and 100 dollars! ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us on E Days from 9:45-10:30. We will have casual conversations about fun topics while we eat breakfast together-- virtually! Teachers, administrators, staff and students are welcome to host a conversation. Sign up to host here: bit.ly/MSCbreakfast_clubMr. Guevremont and Mrs. Polseno will be co-hosting on December 16th. Topic: "TV Series Binge Watching" (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc.) ... See MoreSee Less
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Don't forget your festive sweaters tomorrow!New date for the Red Cohort in response to the schedule change. Do you have your sweater ready? ... See MoreSee Less
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We have a great group of moms and daughters! Join us. Join the Mount Saint Charles Mother-Daughter Book Club & bestselling author, Kari Kampakis, for a virtual book club on January 21st at 6:30 PM! Email Mrs. Polseno to join the book club: polsenok@mtstcharles.orgThe book can be purchased at local bookstores or here: amzn.to/37yNSio ... See MoreSee Less
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Dear Mounties,2020.By now, that really is all we need to say to convey the mood of our world, our nation, our community. In so many ways, it has been the worst year many of us have ever experienced.But through it all, we at Mount have persevered, meeting the challenges brought each day as best we can, and with God willing, have found some measure of success. Mount has been providing students with guidance, wisdom, direction, and inspiration for nearly 100 years, andwe have taken every opportunity to ensure we continue to do so for the next 100 years.But we can’t do it alone. We need your help.While we prepared for every fiscal challenge, every operational challenge, every instructional challenge we could think of in recent years, there was no way we could have prepared for this.Thankfully, we had invested in technology and Chromebooks and new teaching methods in recent years. This preparation provided a solid foundation to our academic program, so some of the issues caused by the pandemic were not new to us.And our strong connection between our teachers and our students helped us continue - even six feet apart or from a distance- to instill the values and virtues in our students and to challenge every student to do their best, to find success.We will continue to do all that is necessary to fulfill our commitment to our mission. Help us by supporting our annual fund, Your donation will impact every aspect of our educational model and in a very real way will help every single student we serve.Thank you for your continued support,Visit www.mountsaintcharles.org/annual-fund/ to donate by credit card, debit card, or to make a monthly recurring donationAmetur Cor Jesu,Alan Tenreiro, '92President ... See MoreSee Less
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Thinking of joining the Mount Family? Register for an Entrance Exam December 12th.Safety measures for Entrance Exams. - Student and proctor temperatures will be taken upon arrival- Students and proctors will fill out a screening tool- Students will be stationed more than 6 feet apart in Chapel Hall- Students and proctors will wear masksAs students test with us , parents can tour our campus!Click here for more information: www.mountsaintcharles.org/apply-today/ ... See MoreSee Less
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December 8th The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin MaryBlessed Pope Pius IX proclaimed on December 8, 1854: "The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Saviour of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin."— Catechism of the Catholic ChurchDiocese of Providence: dioceseofprovidence.org/news/the-immaculate-conception-of-the-blessed-virgin-mary ... See MoreSee Less
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RWU Law Presents: How has Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg (RBG) Inspired me? Essay ContestRWU Law Announces RBG Contest for K-12 Students - Rhode Island elementary, middle and high School students are invited to submit drawings, essays on how iconic U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has inspired them. Details may be found here: law.rwu.edu/news/news-archive/rwu-law-announces-rbg-contest-k-12-studentsContest Deadline: Friday, January 15, 2021 by 5:00 PM ET. Questions may be directed to RBGessay@rwu.edu.https://law.rwu.edu/news/news-archive/rwu-law-announces-rbg-contest-k-12-students ... See MoreSee Less
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6th graders completing their Science Performance Based Assessment: qualitative and quantitative observations of candy! Well done, Mounties! ... See MoreSee Less
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Of course we know that Mount Saint Charles Academy is a special place ....but don't take our word for it. Listen to what Rachel Dushkewich '10 has to say about her alma mater. She is pictured here with her mom, Edie Gilson '83, another proud Mount graduate! ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations Mount Saint Charles Girls Tennis Team!Congratulations to SHOWCASE Cinemas High School Team of the Week: Mt. St. Charles Girls TennisLISTEN for the announcement about the @MSCAthletics Mounties on @Hot106 @92profm & @LiteRock105 #ShowcaseTOTW@ShowcaseUS Nominate a team at: riil.org/page/3309 ... See MoreSee Less
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New date for the Red Cohort in response to the schedule change. Do you have your sweater ready? ... See MoreSee Less
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Dear Mounties,2020.By now, that really is all we need to say to convey the mood of our world, our nation, our community. In so many ways, it has been the worst year many of us have ever experienced.But through it all, we at Mount have persevered, meeting the challenges brought each day as best we can, and with God willing, have found some measure of success. Mount has been providing students with guidance, wisdom, direction, and inspiration for nearly 100 years, andwe have taken every opportunity to ensure we continue to do so for the next 100 years.But we can’t do it alone. We need your help.While we prepared for every fiscal challenge, every operational challenge, every instructional challenge we could think of in recent years, there was no way we could have prepared for this.Thankfully, we had invested in technology and Chromebooks and new teaching methods in recent years. This preparation provided a solid foundation to our academic program, so some of the issues caused by the pandemic were not new to us.And our strong connection between our teachers and our students helped us continue - even six feet apart or from a distance- to instill the values and virtues in our students and to challenge every student to do their best, to find success.We will continue to do all that is necessary to fulfill our commitment to our mission. Help us by supporting our annual fund, Your donation will impact every aspect of our educational model and in a very real way will help every single student we serve.Thank you for your continued support,Visit www.mountsaintcharles.org/annual-fund/ to donate by credit card, debit card, or to make a monthly recurring donationAmetur Cor Jesu,Alan Tenreiro, '92President ... See MoreSee Less
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Beautiful words ❤️An Advent Reflection of Brother Mark Hilton, Superior General: In the darkness of Advent, there is a star that will guide the wise men, a shoot that symbolizes all that is new in our God-given covenant, a hope pregnant with possibility – and all of that points to Jesus. Our focus is on the young people we form, on the families we assist, and on the person of Jesus whom we hope to make present in their lives by listening to their fears and difficulties, to their hopes and dreams. We accompany them on the journey that is their life and ours. Let us find ways to walk with them a little further, a little closer in these days of Advent, with the goal of making God’s love present in the midst of our divided societies. ... See MoreSee Less
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Mount is much closer than you think!Join us for our entrance exams. Register here: www.mountsaintcharles.org/admissions/Saturday, December 5, 2020Saturday, December 12, 2020Students should arrive at 8:15 AM and will be brought to classrooms at 8:30 AM. Because this is a timed test, we are unable to accommodate late arrivals. Middle school applicants will be done at approximately 11:00 AM and high school applicants will be done at approximately 12:00 PM.For more information, please contact Director of Admissions Susan Gasbarro, ’93, at 401-769-0310 x177 or via email: GasbarroS@mtstcharles.org ... See MoreSee Less
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Meet Marissa Liotta '16 and hear what she has to say about her beloved alma mater...."It wouldn't be realistic to say that my passions and talents came exclusively from MSC. However, Mount took the raw material, so to speak, and made it into something whole. I came into Mount loving performing, and the drama and choir programs there helped expand my performance experiences and encouraged me to pursue Musical Theatre in college. I was privileged enough to work with two different amazing choir directors and many great directors. We did big productions with difficult music and complex characters; I was challenged to grow. I came into Mount loving to write and my teachers (especially in my junior and senior years) helped me refine my skills. Because of this, I was able to get a job as a Peer Writing Tutor in college at The Catholic University of America. I was encouraged not just to learn facts and memorize dates but to think and question. I was incredibly well prepared for college and for the world outside of high school." ... See MoreSee Less
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Lexi and Elaria collaborate with Olyvia, a staff writer for The Hilltopper, to generate ideas for an upcoming article about required reading for school versus pleasure reading! Stay tuned. ... See MoreSee Less
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Students in Mr. Simard's "Drone Concepts and Development Class" are learning how to solder today. "Participants of this project based curriculum will focus on the construction and programming of autonomous drones. Students will complete assignments on Linux, networking, middleware, sensors, PID controllers, communication, debugging, motion planning, and transformations. Additionally, students will plan, create a device configuration, assemble and launch their autonomous drones. This program is being offered in partnership with Brown University." ... See MoreSee Less
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Join the Mount Saint Charles Mother-Daughter Book Club & bestselling author, Kari Kampakis, for a virtual book club on January 21st at 6:30 PM! Email Mrs. Polseno to join the book club! The book can be purchased at local bookstores or here: amzn.to/37yNSio ... See MoreSee Less
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Shop through Mount's Custom Storefront and Shutterfly will donate 8% of all purchases to our your child or grandchild's school! Are you an alum? What an easy way to support your alma mater! Click here: mtstcharles.shutterflystorefront.com/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Mount Through the Lens of a New StudentAs a new eighth grade student at Mount Saint Charles this year, I am already realizing what a great school it is. Even in my beginning weeks, I quickly saw what a difference it was from the public school that I went to previously. The teachers are extremely supportive and ready to help any student, there are various options for sports and clubs, and the environment of the school makes students feel like a family. My enthusiasm not only comes from the academic experience, but also from what it means for me to go here.My mom, Ronda Marino, graduated from Mount in 1992, and she has wanted me to send me here ever since I was little. I have many other relatives who have also attended Mount, so I feel that I am carrying on a family legacy. There were a few important factors that made me feel comfortable arriving at the school. In the summer of 2018, I went to the Mount summer camp, which allowed me to get to know the school and some students and teachers. Second, the new student orientation prior to my first day was a warm welcome to the school, rather than just walking in on the first day. Lastly, my dad, Jason Marino, is the technology director here at Mount, so I knew I could talk to him when I needed anything.Now, about a month into my first year, I am proud to be a Mountie, and I am looking forward to the years to come and what my experience will be like at Mount Saint Charles.Michael Marino, '25 ... See MoreSee Less
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Mount Saint Charles Academy is pleased to announce the following students for their recognition as students of the month for DECEMBER:
Grade 9: Jacob Fernandes
Grade 10: Stephanie Eluwa
Grade 11: Brooke Sullivan
Grade 12: Matthew Badeau

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Mount Saint Charles Academy is pleased to announce the following MS students for their recognition as students of the month for DECEMBER:
Grade 6: Reyhan Kamal (picture coming soon!)
Grade 7: Jamison Olbrys
Grade 8: Frances Ryan

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Thanks to @MHershgordon for taking the time to do this piece on our U14 team raising $2730 for the #BarstoolFund @stoolpresidente @YianniKourakis #MountUp

https://www.wpri.com/sports/mount-saint-charles-hockey-team-raises-money-for-local-businesses-through-barstool-fund/

Here we go, Mounties! https://www.woonsocketcall.com/sports/local_sports/mounties-motivated-by-2020-finish/article_2237ba82-5ac7-11eb-87eb-4f8db60b146b.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR3xt31zk0_30qw7K8IMVxbrHVth21pjVff5l17LP0SPDXgXnXs2phW9PIc

In Geometry @MtStCharles , we explored how a one-point perspective in art makes use of parallel lines. As part of our math lab, students created their own art with a vanishing point. Our next step will be to recreate the artwork using equations on @Desmos. #iteachmath #MTBoS

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Best Selling Author, Kari Kampakis, joins our Mother Daughter Book Club Thursday! “Our world looks at social media as a way to get famous, get even,& get attention.But more importantly,social media presents an opportunity to do good.”- “Liked: Whose approval are you living for?”

Mount Saint Charles is pleased to announce our College Acceptances for the Class of 2021. We will add to this page regularly. Check back often!

To the Class of 2021: "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams." --Henry David Thoreau. https://www.facebook.com/204380969597430/posts/3558857924149701/?d=n

Maddie Cerda '22, one of the founding members of Mount's Culinary Club,designed a house for a family of 4 for her Architecture 1 class.The family wanted a game room & a furnace room in the basement and a family room, dining room and kitchen on the first floor. Way to go, Maddie!

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Congratulations on your retirement, Mrs. Murphy! We will miss seeing your smiling face in the main office ❤️💙

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Jaclyn:My favorite book is "The Invention of Hugo Cabret.” Hugo talks about how he thinks the world works,sort of like a clock where everything has a reason to be here on the planet.That every single one of us is important. ❤️ #RIREADS @MtStCharles @RIDeptEd

In Middle School Math Club today @MtStCharles , we played around with fractals. Thanks @mathycathy for the video on how to make 3D Fractal Pop Out Cards. Here are some of our creations... #iteachmath #mtbos

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Veteran Mount Saint Charles Academy English teacher, John Guevremont, shares his favorite book and what inspired him to become a teacher! #RIREADS @RIDeptEd @mrguev_msc

Set up for #pickleball @MtStCharles! Another moderate active participation game which allows for adequate social distance. #paraMOUNT #MSCwellness https://twitter.com/BobbygrecsBobby/status/1348633598677680137/photo/1

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First day back in-person @MtStCharles and SO many book check outs already!!! Maybe reading is making a comeback. 🙌🏻📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚#pandemicpositive

The MSC Culinary Club is back with some GREAT recipes! Our next meeting is January 20th at 6:30 p.m. We have an additional Valentine's Day Culinary Club meeting offered on FRIDAY February 12th at 6:30 p.m. as well!
Are YOU ready to host? Apply here: http://bit.ly/MSC_Culinary_HOST

Join our Middle School Book Club! We will meet every other week on E Day starting January 27 at 11 a.m. Fill out this form to join and help select our first book: http://bit.ly/MSBOOKclubMSC

Congrats to Emma Brown who passed both Pre-Preliminary & Preliminary Freeskate tests this week.Emma passed with honors.She will now move on to compete in US Figure Skating’s virtual showcase competition.Thanks judge Kym Miele for coming to campus to complete this test.

On site Binax Covid testing going well at Mount Saint Charles Academy! The safety and well-being of our Mount family is our #1 priority.

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Join our Middle School Book Club! We will meet every other week on E Day starting January 27 at 11 a.m. Fill out this form to join and help select our first book: http://bit.ly/MSBOOKclubMSC

It seems like the transition to college and the D1 University of Akron Rifle Team has been very smooth for Brendan Seitz '19! Your Mount family is so proud of you, Brendan.
Full article here: https://thecmp.org/cmp-collegiate-rifle-team-feature.../...

Shivaani Gopal ‘20 came back to her alma mater to talk to Science Olympiad about her first semester experience and research as a mechanical engineer major at WPI! Thank you for remembering your Mount family, Shivaani! We are so proud of you!

The MSC Culinary Club is back from vacation with some GREAT recipes! Next meeting 1/20 at 6:30 p.m. We have an additional Valentine's Day Culinary Club meeting offered on FRIDAY February 12th at 6:30 p.m. as well!
Are YOU ready to host? Apply here: http://bit.ly/MSC_Culinary_HOST

Janice Ferry dedicated 32 years to MSC. Not only was she a beloved science teacher but also moderated garden club, recycling club &built the environmental science program!Thanks to the Corriveau Family, Mrs. Ferry's name is at Mount's front circle for the 2020-2021 school year!

Meet the Mongeon family. A Mount Family through and through! Melanie (Loiselle) '94, Geoff '94, Mallory '22 and Jacob '25.

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Join us this Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. for an informal Coffee Talk. All are welcome! We will continue our discussion of "Binge Watching" so that the Class of '21 can join us this time!

High School Winter Sports begin on January 4th. Click the link below for tryout times and information.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ElNREGK-U_FxVDpeRCV8Ikt5CARDyq4jxl4Fh_MWUbg/edit?usp=sharing

Although we could not be physically present together this year in Mount's beautiful Chapel Hall, the MSC Fine Arts Department found a way to keep the tradition alive. Join us in prayer, reflection and song tonight. Merry Christmas. Click here to watch: https://youtu.be/XfJxQBEAocg

We hope you enjoy the Christmas ed. of The Hilltopper! Find out the results of our Christmas Song Survey & read about Mounties serving those in need,the pros and cons of online shopping, & COVID Approved Christmas ideas!
https://mschilltopper.weebly.com/christmas-edition.html

Join us for 1 of Mount's most beloved traditions:Lessons & Carols 2020.Although we can't be physically present together this year in Mount's beautiful Chapel Hall, the MSC Fine Arts Dept. found a way to keep the tradition alive. Join in prayer, reflection & song tonight @ 7:00pm

The MSC High School Chorus sing "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" a cappella. It was recorded remotely entirely through voice memos on the students' phones! Well done and thank you for sharing your gifts and talents to spread Christmas cheer. We need it this year more than ever!

I encourage you to dedicate time to prayer, meditating in the light of the Word of God, so that the Holy Spirit who inhabits it might illuminate the path to follow and transform our hearts, as we await the birth of Our Lord Jesus. #Advent

MSC is pleased to announce the MS Students of the Month for Nov. We are proud of how hard you have worked--especially throughout such a difficult year. Ian Butash 8th gr., Ted McGarry 7th gr., Sophia Lepre 6th gr.

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MSC is pleased to announce the HS Students of the Month for Nov. We are proud of how hard you have worked--especially throughout such a difficult year.Congrats to 9th grader, Braden Winiker.Picture coming soon!Ryan Wasnewsky 12th gr, Alex Gasbarro 11th gr, Tyler McDonald 10th gr.

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Check out this beautiful shot by Mount’s own Maddie Belisle ‘25! Students from Mrs. Breault’s classes seemed to really enjoy their time outdoors yesterday.

Mount Saint Charles Academy is pleased to announce the winner of the 3rd Annual Literary Gingerbread House Contest: 1001 Arabian Nights! Congratulations to Madison Cerda, Brooke Sullivan, Molly Meisner, and Aiden Sylvester! It is absolutely beautiful.

MSC teachers, students & families provided 33 Thanksgiving Baskets for the Community Care Alliance in Woonsocket. Mr. Burke shares his gratitude: “Thank you all for your help.This is who we are and this is what we do as a school community.”

Join us tomorrow for Coffee Talk at 9:45a.m.! This Google Meet will be offered weekly. You don't have to sign up--just grab your breakfast, pop in and join us if the topic for the week interests you! Tomorrow's topic: Binge Watching

Voting is open until 8 pm tonight. Winning team announced tomorrow morning!

The MSC Literary Gingerbread Contest has become quite a tradition here at Mount. Click here to see the finished products and vote for your favorite one: https://bit.ly/2020GingerbreadMSC

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Our MSC community–alumni, parents, grandparents, faculty,& friends–works together to ensure that MSC builds on its legacy of providing a rigorous, faith-based education so students can thrive. Every donation helps. http://bit.ly/MSC_Annual_Fund Donate: https://www.mountsaintcharles.org/annual-fund/

To our students: thank you for your hard work and perseverance.
To our Mount families: thank you for your partnership and support.

Mount Pride!
Alok Joarder leaves for Ohio this week where he has earned an invitation to compete in the 2020 USA Shooting Winter AirGun Championships. To compete is quite an honor, as some of the finest athletes in the nation attend.

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MSC is pleased to announce the HS Students of the Month for the month of October! We are so proud of your hard work and perseverance.
Stay tuned for the announcement of our November Students of the Month! Alexia Fotopoulos, Alok Joarder, Alexis Ells, & Mia Norris.

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MSC is pleased to announce the MS Students of the Month for the month of October! We are so proud of your hard work and perseverance.
Stay tuned for the announcement of our November Students of the Month!
Jordan Hendricks-8th gr
Landon Laplante-7th gr
Stella Lamoureux-6th gr

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The MSC Literary Gingerbread Contest has become quite a tradition here at Mount. This year we have three amazing entries! Voting starts now. Click here to see the finished products and vote for your favorite one: https://bit.ly/2020GingerbreadMSC

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Google is experiencing intermittent problems with login (gmail, drive, etc.) Students should try to log into their email/drive every twenty minutes. The portal is functioning so students should check the portal as they regularly would.