Yesterday was our annual Fall Festival at McAuley. A special thank you to our National Honor Society who raised funds for Misercordia, and orchestrated a lovely afternoon hosting guests from the Misercordia community. It was a fun-filled day with performances by the Misercordia Heartbreakers followed by games, food and fun. As always, our students were impressive hosts as they connected, engaged and interacted with our guests.
As a reminder, Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, October 27, 2022. Students do not have classes on this day nor do they have classes on Friday, October 28. Conferences will run from 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in both gyms and you must pre-register for appointments. Registration for conferences will close at 10pm on Monday, October 24. Please visit the school's website for information on how to register.
The midway point of first semester is an important time not only for you to meet with your student's teachers, but for you to have conversations with your student regarding her academic performance. To enhance those conversations, we recommend that you consider having your daughter(s) accompany you to your scheduled conference appointments. Conferences tend to be more effective and efficient when both parents and students are present together because the dialogue occurs with all parties in attendance.
In the coming weeks, we have a few upcoming events that showcase our school and students to families and friends of all ages. McAuley's Not So Haunted House which is open to all kids younger than 4th grade is held throughout the school on Wednesday, October 26 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM with low sensory accommodations offered between 3:30 - 4:00 PM. Costumes are encouraged but not essential. And our second Open House is scheduled for Thursday, November 3 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Please share these event details with family, friends and neighbors! As we always look forward to welcoming potential Mighty Mac students and families to 99th street.
And finally, on Tuesday, November 1 we will hold a school-wide mass for All Saints Day at 1:05 PM in our Main Gym. Family members and friends are welcome to join us to celebrate those in our lives who have gone before us. Please consider attending services with our community.
Kathryn M. Baal, PhD
National Merit Scholarship Program
Every year to prepare for regional math competition, we join neighboring high schools to prepare for the competition. Here are the results:
Freshman Individual: Nora Nagle and Phoebe Mueller placed in the top 10 overall, in 2nd and 3rd place, with Mother McAuley as a team placing 2nd!
Sophomore level: Congratulations to Maureen Curran placing in 3rd individual high score.
Junior Level: Congratulations to Sophie Rowan, placing 1st in individual high score! Lucy Pfeiffer placed 3rd in individual high score! Mother McAuley placed 3rd as a team.
Senior Level: Shout to Ciara Hosty placing 13th individual high score!
Other competitions: Calculator test - 1st place, Oral - 2nd place, freshman/sophomore 2 person - 2nd place.
Congratulations to all on a job well done! We are MIGHTY proud!
Congratulations to Maddy McNamara '23 and Mairead Doran '23 for qualifying for State two years in a row! This dynamic doubles team celebrated Mighty Mac style with the first cart ride of the year!
Congratulations to Elizabeth Saas, Lily Hatton, Maddy McNamara, Mary Kate Halleran, Mairead Doran, Julia Ilarraza for competing in sectionals. It was a great season!
Congratulations to the following musicians who auditioned along with thousands of other high school students and have been selected to perform at the ILMEA District 1 festival in November: Maggie Hughes, Gigi Marceille, Michelle-Marie Nimo, Noreen Reilly, Catie Schultz, Laura Sheahan, Amelie Villasenor, and Amanda Schuler.
A MIGHTY congratulations to all!
If students plan to take the December ACT, the registration deadline is November 4th. Students must create an account at myact.org to register. McAuley is a national testing site for the February and April tests. Students will need to take the December test at a different high school.
Alumnae Insights: Finding Your Path - Nursing
This past Tuesday, we welcomed six alumnae to present to students about their specialized career field in Nursing. Students heard from a Cardiac Perfusionist, Infusion Nurse, Nursing Professor, Postpartum Nurse, NICU Nurse, and a Hematology/Oncology Nurse. Alumnae explained their educational/college pathway, daily job responsibilities, the positive and negatives parts of their job, and how McAuley has prepared them for college and the real world.
When telling students what they wish someone told them before leaving McAuley…
Ellen Webb explained, "You are smart. You are smarter than you give yourself credit for. McAuley's teachers and counselors prepare you for college and the real world, so try not to stress. McAuley gives you the tools to be successful in any field. As a Cardiac Perfusionist, working in a male-dominated field, McAuley taught me how to be confident and to speak-up."
Upcoming AlumnaeInsights: Finding Your Path
If you would like to register your sophomore, junior, or senior student for future presentations, please register here.
November 1st Priority Deadline
All seniors must have their applications submitted by November 1st. All transcripts requests must be submitted by October 23rd. Students are allowed to apply to more schools after the November 1st deadline, but if families want to receive the maximum amount of merit and need-based aid, we highly recommend that all students are finished applying by November 1st.
If you have yet to complete your FAFSA/CSS Profile, we encourage all families to submit these documents by the end of the month, to again, receive the maximum amount of financial aid. Colleges will analyze these forms as well when offering merit and need based aid in the student's financial aid award package, which will be distributed early March/April.
Confirm Application Submission
Once students submit their applications and FAFSA/CSS profile, call each college and confirm that the college has all documents needed to review the student's application. Confirm that the college has also received the FAFSA and/or CSS Profile.
Sending Acceptance Letters
Once received, all students are required to send their acceptance letters and award information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students can take a screenshot of all documents and send.
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