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Green Wave Golf Tournament is September 27th!

posted Sep 4, 2013, 12:28 PM by Kathy Bove   [ updated Oct 17, 2013, 10:41 AM by jbertelloni@msjvermont.org ]

On Friday, Sept.27, the Rutland Country Club will host the 29th annual Mount St. Joseph Academy Green Wave Open Golf Tournament.  Play will begin at 1:00 PM with a shotgun start (5-man scramble format) and the tournament will be followed by an awards presentation and a barbecue buffet. The golf outing provides an opportunity for friends and alumni of MSJ to enjoy a day of golf, while raising money to help make an MSJ education affordable for today's students.  The signup deadline is Friday, Sept. 20.   Please contact the MSJ Development office at 802 775-0151 ext. 112 or Kathy Bove at development@msjvermont.org for more information.
Opportunities to sponsor a Hole or a Green, or also to be a Mountie Sponsor, which includes a prominent sing with your business name,  tournament entry for five players, two carts, and a special tournament gift for each golfer on your team.  Contact the MSJ Development office for more information.

New Student Orientation - Thursday August 29th

posted Aug 8, 2013, 6:12 PM by Kathy Bove   [ updated Oct 1, 2013, 10:35 AM by jbertelloni@msjvermont.org ]

"New Student" Orientation on August 29th  will be held from 9am-12noon for all students new to MSJ to include International & Diversity Students, Transfer Students and Incoming Freshmen. We look forward to introducing you to the MSJ community!  Please contact ktallon@msjvermont.org with any questions! 

Summer Open House and Cookout August 21st

posted Aug 8, 2013, 6:10 PM by Kathy Bove   [ updated Aug 30, 2013, 9:49 AM by jbertelloni@msjvermont.org ]

On Wednesday, August 21, from 6 - 8pm, MSJ will hold a cookoutof hamburgers, hotdogs and salad for all interested students and families at Saint Peter's Field, located on River Street in Rutland.  MSJ Principal, Sandra Wilkes, faculty members, coaches, and current families will be on hand to answer any questions. 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! Please stop by! 

Honor Our Past is July 25th at Mountain Top Inn

posted Jun 25, 2013, 11:14 AM by Kathy Bove   [ updated Aug 30, 2013, 9:50 AM by jbertelloni@msjvermont.org ]

The Fifth Annual Honor Our Past event, to benefit Rutland Catholic Schools, will be held on July 25, 2013 at the Mountain Top Inn. Cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75.00 per person.


Over the years, the Honor Our Past event has raised tens of thousands of dollars for scholarships for Mount Saint Joseph Academy and Christ the King School.   

This year we will be honoring the following people:

Michael McCormack ('69);  

The Eno family: Les ('50) and Barbara ('48) Eno, and their sons Edward ('75)  and Joe ('74);

as well as a new award, the Rutland Catholic Schools Spirit Award, to the Dr. David (deceased) and Paulie Austin family, including Dr. Judy Austin Strohbehn ('80), Bonnie Austin, J.D. ('82), Bridget Austin-Denhoy ('83), David Austin ('86), and Father Luke Austin, J.D. ('94). 


Spark Your Winter Blues Dance & Silent Auction

posted Mar 5, 2013, 12:17 PM by bbehrendt@msjvermont.org   [ updated Mar 20, 2013, 4:03 PM by Bjorn Behrendt ]



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.


posted Jan 24, 2013, 8:28 AM by bbehrendt@msjvermont.org   [ updated Mar 2, 2013, 10:47 AM ]



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 ktallon@msjvermont.org or 775-0151 to RSVP and/or for further information.





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!





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, 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.




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 ktallon@msjvermont.org 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 development@msjvermont.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,

The Penny Farthing, 103 3rd Avenue at 13th Street, on Thursday, April 25th, 2013 
between 6-8pm. Please RSVP to dh@ridemss.com
Burlington: May TBD

2013 Reunions!

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:

1973 Graduates!

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!

1988 Graduates!
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. 


posted Jan 15, 2013, 11:33 AM by bbehrendt@msjvermont.org   [ updated Feb 7, 2013, 9:17 AM ]


Cordially invites you to our


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 ktallon@msjvermont.org or 775-0151 to RSVP and/or for further information.


MSJ ~ Southern Vermont’s only Catholic High School


posted Nov 20, 2012, 9:36 AM by bbehrendt@msjvermont.org   [ updated Dec 4, 2012, 11:52 AM ]


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.

Price Chopper AdvantEdge card

posted Oct 16, 2012, 7:07 AM by bbehrendt@msjvermont.org   [ updated Aug 30, 2013, 9:50 AM by jbertelloni@msjvermont.org ]

If you have a Price Chopper AdvantEdge card  please make sure that it is registered for Tools for School today!
You can register your card at the store or online at www.pricechopper.com, look for the tools for schools link under the "Savings" tab then click on "School Savings Program".
Everytime you use your card , the school receives a credit toward free educational equipment. The program ends March 30th 2013 for this school year.

Christ the King School Spaghetti Dinner

posted Oct 16, 2012, 7:02 AM by bbehrendt@msjvermont.org   [ updated Nov 15, 2012, 10:13 AM ]

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:
Adults $7.00
Child/Senior $4.00
Family $20.00

At the Door Tickets
Adults $8.00
Child/Senior $5.00
Family $25.00

Contact Christ the King School for tickets 802 773-0500

Lori Elliott

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