MAA’s “Managing Anxiety and Building Resiliency” Speaker Series

MAA kicked off its “Managing Anxiety and Building Resiliency Speaker Series,” made possible by a generous grant from the Catholic Health Foundation, on October 15th. Ms. Jennifer Dirga, MSW, LICSW, and Dr. Julie Edmunds led a discussion on how children can develop skills to manage anxiety and the different aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). …

MAA Goes to Washington

Just two weeks after school ended, a group of eight rising fifth and sixth-grade MAA students, their parents, and our science teacher, Mrs. Maria Lyons, packed their bags for the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project’s 39th Annual Youth Energy Conference and Awards in Washington, D.C.    We earned an invitation to the conference by…

Second Grade Liturgy and May Crowning

MAA’s second-graders led our community in prayer last week for our annual First Communion Liturgy. This year, the annual event was made even more special by the fact that it fell on Ascension Thursday. Father Peter Folan, S.J. from Boston College celebrated Mass for students, faculty, and MAA families. Dressed in their best, MAA’s second-graders…

Dorothy McCormick Field Day 2019!

Another Dorothy McCormick Field Day is in the books! This past Friday, students cheered on their classmates as they matched up in good-natured competitions from bouncy castle relay races and water balloon tosses to tug of war. All students from Kindergarten to grade-six were divided into two teams, the blue team and the green team,…

MAA Awards Ceremony and Spring Concert

The MAA community gathered on Monday to celebrate our students’ unique gifts and talents. MAA’s band and violin players kicked off the afternoon by showcasing their musical skills. The wonderful performance demonstrated our students’ commitment and countless hours of practice both at school and at home. Watch the videos below to see their talent for…

MAA Sixth Grader Publishes a Collection of Poetry

For MAA sixth-grader, Olivia, writing poetry has always been a passion. It started as a hobby, something to do after school and a good way to express emotions. She would sit down, write what came to mind, and slip her poems in a folder. As the folder began to swell, Olivia realized something, “I have…

MAA Celebrates Faculty and Staff

Last week was National Teacher Appreciation Week, but at MAA, we are taking the entire month of May to celebrate our wonderful faculty and staff. On Friday, our Home and School Association served a thank you lunch for our faculty and staff, with delicious food and beautiful decorations. A big thank you to Home and…

MAA 6th Grade Science Fair is a Success!

There are certainly many budding scientists at MAA, and their work was on display last Thursday for MAA’s 6th grade Science Fair. Students designed and performed their own, unique science experiments following the scientific method. Their projects ranged from testing the difference between cleats and sneakers and how light changes a picture, to concussions in…

Faculty Friday: Mrs. Adrienne Greene

Mount Alvernia Academy’s Preschool is a happy place. Step through the front door, and you will hear laughter, children playing, making new discoveries, and collaborating on exciting projects. Orchestrating our enthusiastic learners is a group of dedicated educators, many of whom sent their own children to MAA’s preschool. Though their children had to move on…

MAA’s Inaugural STEM Fun Fair Was a Hit!

This year, Mount Alvernia Academy held its first STEM Fun Fair. The new format proved to be a dynamic, cooperative learning experience for MAA’s fourth and fifth grade as well as a fun event for the younger students who came to listen to the presentations. Many of the activities for the STEM Fun Fair were…