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…

Celebrating the Life of Mrs. Pamela Quinn

Today, our community celebrated the life of our beloved art teacher, Mrs. Pamela Quinn, who passed away earlier this year. New friends and old gathered for a celebration of life to remember her love for teaching and how she generously shared her gifts with others. Mrs. Quinn was truly a remarkable teacher. The MAA community…

Love and Renewal During Lent at MAA

Lent is a time for renewal. At MAA, students are embracing the three themes of love, prayer, and fasting to make the world a better place. Walk the hallways and you will see student’s Lenten promises, what they are doing during these 40 days represented in art projects and posters.     On Ash Wednesday, students…

Faculty Friday – Ms. Victoria Frieswick!

In a time when education and technology go hand in hand, incorporating STEM learning into the curriculum is key. Thanks to MAA’s Technology teacher, Ms. Victoria Frieswick, our students are learning everything from digital citizenship to the basics of coding beginning in kindergarten. Ms. Frieswick leverages a number of age-specific tools for teaching code in…

Living St. Francis’ Mission

It’s “Furry Friday!” at MAA! Members of Student Council collected used linens (towels, blankets, etc.) and pet food for a local animal shelter today. What a great way to embrace St. Francis’ love for animals. In honor of “Furry” Friday, some children even wore a fleece sweatshirt or fleece jacket with their uniform. Service is…

MAA’S Spirit of Service Never Takes a Break

Winter vacation offers students and their families time to relax and Valentine’s Day parties are the perfect way to kick off a week of no school. For a group of MAA students, a Valentine’s Day party and a week of no school were also the perfect opportunities to give back and share the MAA spirit…