ITS TIME FOR.....
THE SPARK YOUR WINTER BLUES EVENT!
The Annual joint fundraiser for CKS & MSJ......
"Spark Your Winter Blues Dance
& Silent Auction".
Saturday March 16, 7:00 p.m. Holiday Inn, Rutland Gather your friends for a night of fun! The fun kicks off at 7 pm with the Silent Auction that runs until 10 pm. Dancing to the DJ mix of Mike Coppinger from 9-11. Light hors d'oeuvres served with cash bar available all evening. Tickets available in advance from RCS families and both school offices. A limited number available at the door.
Tables reserved for 10 pre-paid tickets!
(Please send to school office the 10 paid tickets in envelope,
please note reservation name.
Here is just a short list of the great items for auction:
- 4 Hour Charter Fishing Trip for 4 on Lake Champlain (June/July 2013)
- Knights of Columbus Hall with music provided (use subject to terms provided by Kof C)
- Luscious Homemade Dessert of the Month(12 desserts) created by Terri Corsones
- Signed Poster by Pop Musical Group "One Direction"
- Montshire Museum - Four One Day passes
- Okemo lift pass
- Disney hopper tickets (1 day)
- Echo Lake Inn - 1 nights stay
- Tutoring (Math or English)
- Signed Record Album by Billy Joel
- Signed photo of Jeff Gordon
- A Personal Star Gazing Party with Mr. Tom Estill (CKS Science) with Light Hors d'oeuvers Provided By: Mary Guggenberger, CKS Principal
- Vermont Teddy Bear(s)
- Carpet Cleaning
- Tedesco Stables - 10 Private Riding Lessons
- Gift Certificates to Local Restaurants/Establishments
- Great Gift baskets raffled off as well as Lottery Ticket Tree!
Please call Lori Elliott @345-2205 for more information.
MSJ JANUARY 2013 NEWSLETTER
OPEN HOUSE JANUARY 30TH!
Mount Saint Joseph Academy cordially invites you to our Winter Open House.
Please join us on Wednesday, January 30th 6-8pm. TWO raffle drawings for $1,000 off tuition for the 2013-14 school year will be held! Families of current 8th graders and high school aged prospective students who are interested in registering for next year and/or learning more
about MSJ should attend. We will provide highlights about our academics, athletics, co-curricular
activities, service opportunities, scholarship/financial assistance options, and more! Please contact Keturah Tallon, Guidance Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-0151 to RSVP and/or for further information.
WINTER SPORTS UPDATE
MOUNTIE MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM WINS TOURNAMENT
Congratulations to the MSJ Men's Basketball team for winning the Granville American Legion Basketball Tournament! Jahnathan Mitchell was named tournament MVP and Matt Sanborn was named to the all-tournament team. The Mountie men have started the season with a record of 8-1!
MEET THE FACULTY AND STAFF
MSJ Spanish Teacher
This academic year, Montserrat Mochón has started working for MSJ as the Spanish teacher. She studied Hispanic Philology in her native country, Spain, and earned her doctorate degree here in the States, specializing in the Spanish Golden Age. She has been living in Vermont for a number of years with her husband and son and loves the beauty of the state, especially in spring and autumn. She says of herself that she has become a sort of Vermonter (her accent might betray this), but due to her deep love for her country and culture she cultivates and maintains many of her Iberian traditions here. Her nine-year-old boy, Alejandro, is bilingual and bicultural and adores spending time with his large Spanish family during summer vacations.
MSJ STUDENT PERFORMED IN OPERA THEATRE
MSJ student, Claire Mercier, appeared in Opera Theatre of Weston's production of Noye's Fludde (Noah's Flood) by Benjamin Britten in early January. Claire performed the lead youth role of Mrs.Jaffett, wife of one of Noah's sons. This production reached new heights as the majority of the cast consisted of local youngsters taking the parts of Noah's sons and their wives as well as the animal chorus.
SPRING ONE ACT PLAY
MSJ's one act play, Irene, written by director Jennifer Bagley, is based on the "story circle" accounts by Vermonters about their experiences with tropical storm Irene in 2011. Vermont Folklife visited many of the hardest hit towns after Irene, and using their oral history sound equipment, recorded the eye witness narratives in the hardest hit towns throughout the state. Irene is based on accounts mainly from Mendon and Rochester, and tells the story through the actual words of Vermonters about how the state reacted to and recovered from the devastation. The play will be one of five high school one acts performed at MSJ at the drama festival they are hosting on Saturday, March 23rd. A public evening performance is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3rd, where we have invited a wide range of local Vermonters who were so instrumental in the recovery efforts.
3/14/13: Shadow Day at MSJ! We welcome area students currently in grades 7 or above to visit for a day! Please RSVP electronically by clicking here or contact Keturah Tallon, Guidance Director, at email@example.com or 775-0151 for further information. Our next shadow day when public schools are closed is on Friday, March 14th. Come and visit!
4/4/13: College Admissions Roundtable from 6-8pm - featuring Boston College and St.Michaels College at MSJ Library!
**Watch for our regional "Meet and Greet" for local MSJ parents and faculty in areas surrounding Rutland City such as Castleton, Wallingford, Brandon and Mendon!
Alumni and Friends
The Patrick T. Curran initiative was established in honor of Patrick Curran (MSJ ' 89) an architect with an unwavering passion for the environment and for improving it one project at a time. To learn more about the initiative on Facebook, please click here.
Former MSJ parent Bill Carris, who remains involved in MSJ as a volunteer, recently stepped down as the Majority Leader of the Vermont State Senate due to back and ankle issues. MSJ wishes him all the best!
Jason Foster (MSJ '07) has re-signed with the NFL's Oakland Raiders! Congratulations to Jason!
Two of the three Crawford sisters welcomed new babies in December! Mary Elizabeth (Crawford) Alberty (MSJ '02) and her husband Matthew, welcomed a new son, Colin Matthew, on December 12th. He joins big brother Nolan. Sarah Louise (Crawford) Stewart (MSJ '95) and her husband Chris, welcomed a new son, Edward Potter, on December 16th. He is the namesake of Sarah's father Edward (Ted) and Chris' father Potter. Katharine Joan Crawford (MSJ '00), aka Auntie K, will be busy with babysitting!
If you have information for the Alumni and Friends section of the newsletter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2nd Annual Alumni and Friends Happy Hours!
Boston: April 18th from 6-8pm at Eastern Standard Restaurant, 528 Commonwealth Ave, Kenmore Square. Please RSVP to MHackett@proskauer.com
NYC: Ryan Birkenhead ('92) is the current owner and will be hosting at his latest venture,
Burlington: May TBD
Let MSJ assist in your reunion planning! Opportunities to tour the school are available and we can provide you with alumni contact information to help get the word out! Contact Kathy Bove:
A reunion committee comprised of Ric Reardon, Anne Shortle, Pam (Terrill) Larson and Mike Egan have attempted to contact members of the class of 1973 regarding the 40th reunion next July. If you are a member of the class of '73 and have not received a call, please contact Ric Reardon at (802) 558-4803
1983 Graduates! Interested in planning our 30th class reunion? Please contact Mary Lou (Tedesco) Harvey; Harvey1014@comcast.net or (802) 236-3485. Hope to hear from you!
We are working on developing the plan for a combined RHS and MSJ class of 1988 reunion. Looking at Labor Day Weekend. If you are interested in helping coordinate the event contact Sam Welch at (706) 289-4926
2013 Tax Advantage!
Did you know that donors age 70½ or older may be eligible to transfer a certain amount of funds from their IRA accounts directly to qualified charities without having to pay income taxes on the transfer (expires at the end of 2013). Contact your tax professional to find out how this law might apply to you and whether it might be the best way to make a donation to MSJ. Thanks for your support!
Help make education affordable and DONATE HERE for the 2012-13 annual fund! MSJ is truly grateful for your support.
MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH ACADEMY
Cordially invites you to our
WINTER OPEN HOUSE
Please join us on
Wednesday, January 30th
TWO raffle drawings for $1000 off tuition
for the 2013-14 school year will be held!
Families of current 8th graders and high school aged prospective students who are interested in registering for next year and/or learning more about MSJ should attend. We will provide highlights about our academics, athletics, co-curricular activities, service opportunities, scholarship/financial assistance options, and more!
Please contact Keturah Tallon, Guidance Director, at email@example.com or 775-0151 to RSVP and/or for further information.
MSJ ~ Southern Vermont’s only Catholic High School
POINSETTIA SALE: The annual MSJ poinsettia sale starts on Tuesday, November 20 and goes until Friday, November 30. Cost: $13/plant. Plants are available in red, white, pink, or marbel. Income benefits the class treasury of the student-seller! The ORDER FORM is available on the MSJ Homepage at msjvermont.org. You can place your order with a student, or you can print the order form and send with your check to MSJ. If you have any questions, please call the Development Office or the Front Office.
Christ the King School Spaghetti Dinner
Saturday, October 20, 2012
6:30- 8:00 PM In the CKS Gym
Tractor raffle winner will be drawn at the dinner
Advance Tickets in the school office:
At the Door Tickets
Contact Christ the King School for tickets 802 773-0500
In response to the recent tragedy and in hopes of bringing positive changes to our community, you are invited as leaders, parents, community members and friends to share an evening together viewing this film:
October 14, 2012
Cost: Your commitment to courageous decisions
Offered to you by: Roadside Chapel, Town Line Rd, Rutland, VT
October 1, 2012
Dear Friend of Rutland Catholic Schools,
We’re writing in hopes that you will consider donating an item to the Annual Rutland Catholic Schools Silent Auction which benefits both Mount Saint Joseph Academy and Christ The King School. The Auction will be held at the Holiday Inn on Friday, January 25, 2013. Your donation helps both MSJ and CKS continue its mission of educating the whole student: the mind, body and spirit. Our Catholic Schools have been a vital part of the greater Rutland Community for over 125 years and, with your help, will continue to do so for future generations to come. Our success is a result of the dedicated staff, faithful volunteers and remarkable supporters from our community.
Thank you for your past generous support, if you are willing to make a donation for this year’s event, please return the completed enclosed Auction Donor Form. We are most grateful to all members of the business community who help support our students. The proceeds of the evening go directly into our operating budget which helps sustain all of the students’ activities as well as keep tuition as affordable as possible.
We invite you to consider joining us for the Dance and Silent Auction on the evening of Friday, January 25, 2013. The Holiday Inn has graciously worked with us so that we may offer this event at their wonderful facility. A cash bar will be available as well as a few choice items that will be “Live Auctioned”. The doors open at 7:00 p.m.; tickets can be obtained from either school office, any RCS family as well as at the door. Hope to see you there!
If you have any questions or need more information, please call one of the numbers below.
With sincere appreciation,
Colleen Diezel, (201) 232-8946 Lori Elliott, (802) 773-0500 ext.25
President MSJ Parents & Friends Club Co- Chair Auction Committee
Debbie Creed, (802) 558-7132
Pres. CKS Parent Teacher Committee
Rutland Catholic Schools will be holding its third annual Tractor Raffle this year. Proceeds will benefit both Christ the King School and Mount St. Joseph Academy.
The top prize is a John Deere 1023E Tractor with two attachments: Frontier BB 2048L Box Blade & John Deere H120 Front Loader (valued at $16,000) or $12,000 in cash! We will also have one $500 ticket winner and two $250.00 ticket winners. The cost of each ticket is $50.00. The drawing will be held at the Christ the King School Spaghetti Dinner on October 20th, 2012 at 6:30pm.
Purchase tickets at:
Christ The King Rectory
66 South Main St. Rutland, VT 05701
At Mount St. Joseph Academy
At Christ The King School
National Search Results in Appointment of Principal from the Cleveland Area
RUTLAND, VT – Mount Saint Joseph Academy of Rutland, Vermont is proud to name Sandra Wilkes as its new Principal. Mrs. Wilkes’ brings a wealth of experience to the position, including having served as the Assistant Principal of a large suburban Catholic elementary school and as Service Coordinator for 850 students at Lake Catholic High School in Mentor, Ohio.
“Mrs. Wilkes is an accomplished administrator and teacher who understands MSJ’s commitment to excellence in academics, extra-curriculars, and service to the community. We are thrilled that she is making the move from Ohio to lead MSJ,” said Andrew Costello, who serves as Secretary of the Rutland Catholic Schools Board and was a member of the committee that conducted a nationwide search for MSJ’s principal. Ms. Mona E. Faulkner, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Burlington, said "I am eager to welcome Mrs. Wilkes to the Diocese of Burlington as one of our gifted principals. I am confident that she is the right person to lead and strengthen MSJ's Catholic identity and academic excellence.”
As a Theology teacher at Lake Catholic, Mrs. Wilkes taught freshman and sophomore religion courses. Her teaching background also includes teaching middle school Language Arts and Reading in suburban and inner-city Cleveland Catholic Schools. Her educational credentials include two Master’s Degrees from Ursuline College, Cleveland, Ohio: one in Educational Administration and Leadership and another in Elementary Education. Her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature is from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Her resume also includes post-graduate work in Theology, Educational Technology and Ophthalmic Technology at Georgetown University, University of Dayton, and Lake Erie College. Her educational specialties include best practices in curriculum and instruction, research-based practices in teacher quality and training. She also serves as an officer of the Ursuline College Alumnae Board as well as Lake Catholic High School’s Strategic Planning Committee.
Mrs. Wilkes and her husband of 25 years, Jim, are the proud parents of a daughter, Caroline, an oncology nurse. Mr. and Mrs. Wilkes enjoy family and friends, theater, gourmet cooking, orchestra concerts, and Ohio State Football. They have family members located in New York state within driving distance from Rutland. Members of the community will have the opportunity to meet Mrs. Wilkes at an MSJ Summer Open House/Cookout that will take place at Saint Peter's Field on Tuesday, August 14th, beginning at 6 p.m.
Mount Saint Joseph Academy is a college preparatory Catholic high school located at 127 Convent Ave., Rutland, Vermont, specializing in educating the mind and spirit for more than a century. MSJ's tradition of academic excellence in the Rutland region dates back to its founding by the Sisters of Saint Joseph in 1882. For more information, visit www.msjvermont.org or call (802) 775-0151.
On Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 6 - 8 p.m., Mount Saint Joseph Academy will hold a cookout for all interested students and families at Saint Peter's Field, located on River Street in Rutland. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and salads will be served. The new MSJ principal, Sandra Wilkes, new and current faculty members, coaches, and current families will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. If you are a family with a student who will be in 7th grade or above next year, please consider attending. No RSVP is required, but you may call the school at (802) 775-0151 for more details. Financial aid plans are available. Hope to see you there!