MAA’s Green Team

Thursday was recycling day at MAA. Students diligently collected recycling bins in every classroom, staging them in the front hallway before bringing them outside for pickup. The monthly recycling rounds are spearheaded by MAA Student Council’s Commissioners of the Environment, two fifth graders and a sixth grader. For one fifth grader, recycling is a concrete…

MAA Parent Shares His Gift of Storytelling and Writing

Mount Alvernia Academy is blessed to have enthusiastic families that share their time and talents with our students. MAA parent and alumni parent, Matthew Janchar, a history buff and talented storyteller, stopped by campus the other day to share a story he wrote with MAA’s fifth-grade class. He first read the story to his eldest…

Supporting Your Child’s Emotional Well-Being

By Jennifer Dirga (MAA School Counselor) What is emotional well being and how do you nurture social and emotional competencies with your child? The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning defines social and emotional learning as, “the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to…

Learning Perseverance and Hope from “A Long Walk to Water”

By Ms. Lawhorn Every morning, our students recite MAA’s children’s mission statement. “God made me to live, not just for myself, but to share my gifts with others. I will follow in the footsteps of Jesus, Saint Francis, and Saint Clare to make the world a better place.” I try to reinforce our mission statement…

Another Fun Year Ahead For MAA’s Band

MAA is lucky to partner with Paul Effman Music to teach our students to play everything from the clarinet to the saxophone and now, for the first time, the violin. Walk MAA’s halls on any given Monday and you will hear the sound of 60 plus elementary school children trying to tune their instruments. It…

Tips for Getting the Year Started Right

From a good breakfast in the morning to knowing it is okay to make mistakes, here are MAA’s Homeroom Teachers’ tips for a great start to the school year.

First Day & So Much Promise!

The first day of school brings a thrilling mix of emotions: happy, excited, jittery, giddy, and, as one Kindergartener said, “I don’t have butterflies in my stomach, I have little birds!” The school is buzzing with energy and the promise of another wonderful year. Indeed, there is much to be excited about for the 2018…

Spanish Class Sneak Peek

See what MAA students learned last year in Spanish class in this great video from Señora Rosado