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…

Faculty Friday! Coach Pat Shannon

For MAA gym teacher, Coach Pat Shannon, incorporating the school’s core principles of kindness and compassion into his classes and after-school sports program is the best part of the job. “Nothing gives me more joy than watching a super competitive game and at the end seeing kids walk over and shake hands with each other,”…

Soup-er Bowl Canned Food Drive Kicks off Another Year

What better way to celebrate the Patriots making it to the Super Bowl and the start of Catholic Schools Week than to give back to our local community? For the second year in a row, MAA will do its part to tackle hunger by holding its Soup-er Bowl Canned Food Drive. Led by 5th-grade room…

Mount Alvernia Stands Together Against Bullying

Today is Blackout Bullying Day at MAA. The day of awareness and action kicked off with a presentation by MAA’s Student Council, accompanied by a video from the Boston Sports Museum’s “Boston vs Bullies” project. The video helped students learn how to identify and stop bullying through short interviews with some true Boston all-stars like…

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…

Faculty Friday: Ms. Amy Santiano

At Mount Alvernia Academy (MAA), Second Grade marks an exciting chapter in students’ academic journeys. They take on new academic, spiritual, and social responsibilities. Many of our Second Graders make their First Communion and all participate in our Second Grade Liturgy, affirming their commitment to share their God-given gifts with others. Understanding and nurturing guides…

Christmas Concert Brings Joy and Love!

We had yet another wonderful Christmas Concert yesterday! Families, faculty, and staff gathered to watch our children perform the nativity story and sing some beautiful Christmas songs. This event would not have been possible without our dedicated volunteers and talented faculty who have been working tirelessly for over two months to prepare our students for…