2022

  • July

    Exceptional AP Scores Reported for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

    Michelle H. Daino
    Elizabeth Roper, Director of College Counseling and AP Coordinator, reported on July 5 that Mount Saint Mary Academy students have earned commendable scores after taking the AP examinations in May. According to Ms. Roper, 75 percent of AP Exam scores were a score of 3 or higher. (Scores of 3 or higher may allow a student to be eligible to receive college credit.) Scores of 5 (highest possible) were achieved in 15 of the 18 subjects.
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  • June

    Mount Euro Challenge Winners Visit European Delegation

    Michelle H. Daino
    The victors of this year’s Euro Challenge competition - Zoe Daly '24, Victoria Fekete '24, Lillian Del Rossi '24, Charlotte Jotz '24, and Akshaya Karanam '24, Katie Ferris '24, and Gwen Oakley '24 traveled to Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 13, where they were celebrated for winning the contest last month with the topic of Gender Inequality in Germany. 
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  • Rising Seniors, Parents Attend College Presentation

    Michelle H. Daino
    The Class of 2023 (the rising senior class) of students and parents were provided an informative presentation on “Finding Your College Fits” on the evening of June 15.
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  • Zoe Daly '24 Receives Societa Onoraria Italica Award for Excellence

    Michelle H. Daino
    Teresa Sengel, World Language Department Chair and Italian teacher, announced that Zoe Daly '24 received an Award of Excellence in Italian from the Italian Honor Society (Societa Onoraria Italica). Zoe was nominated by Mrs. Sengel for the honor based on her performance on the National Italian Exam.
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  • Congratulations to the Class of 2022

    Michelle H. Daino
    Congratulations to the Mount Saint Mary Academy Class of 2022! Commencement Exercises were held on Saturday, June 4, in Immaculate Conception Chapel where diplomas were conferred to the 78 seniors and special awards were distributed. To view the list of awards and the program, click here.
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  • Seniors & Their Families Gather for Baccalaureate Mass

    Michelle H. Daino
    On the eve of their graduation, members of the senior class and their parents gathered in Immaculate Conception Chapel for a Baccalaureate Mass which was led by Bishop Paul Bootkoski of the Diocese of Metuchen.
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  • Closing Liturgy Celebrates Spirituality, Service and Success

    Michelle H. Daino
    On June 2, the Mount community held its Closing Liturgy in Immaculate Conception Chapel which was led by Rev. Monsignor William Benwell.
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  • Class of 2022 Inducted Into Alumnae Association

    Michelle H. Daino
    Congratulations to the Mount's Class of 2022 as they were inducted into the Alumnae Association in Immaculate Conception Chapel on Tuesday, May 31st. The induction was followed by a memorable Mother/Daughter Tea in the Sister Lisa Gambacorto Theater.
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  • Ms. Roper Presents at NJACAC Conference

    Michelle H. Daino
    Elizabeth Roper, Director of College Counseling, attended the 2022 NJACAC (New Jersey Association of College Admission Counselors) Annual Conference on May 25 and 26. The annual conference brings together college admission professionals, secondary school counselors and educational service providers to connect, exchange and learn.
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  • Speech & Debate Team Competes in D.C. Tournament

    Michelle H. Daino
    Over the Memorial Day weekend, qualifying members of the Mount Speech and Debate Team competed in Washington D.C. at the 2022 Grand National Tournament held by the National Catholic Forensic League 
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  • May

    Athletes Recognized at Annual Sports Awards Ceremony

    Michelle H. Daino
    The Mount Saint Mary Academy Department of Athletics hosted its annual Sports Awards at Pines Manor in Edison on the evening of May 18.
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  • Mount Euro Challenge Team Captures Win

    Michelle H. Daino
    Kathleen Brennan, Math Department Chairperson, reported that the Mount's Euro Challenge team edged out four other finalists in the competition on May 19th. Their topic was Gender Inequality in Germany.
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  • National Language Exam Winners Celebrated

    Michelle H. Daino
    Several Mount Saint Mary Academy students demonstrated excellence in the languages of Spanish, Italian, and Latin after taking the national exams. Teresa Sengel, World Languages Department Chairperson and Italian teacher, and teachers Marian Senior (Spanish), Jennifer Larson (Latin), and Madeline Albrittain (Spanish) held an awards ceremony and breakfast for the honorees in the Student Center on May 19.
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  • School Counseling Department Presents Awards

    Michelle H. Daino
    The School Counseling Department is excited to present top performing students with special awards. These awards are given out annually to students who demonstrate both academic and personal success.
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  • Academic, Service, Artistic Endeavors Lauded at Awards Night

    Michelle H. Daino
    Congratulations to all of the honorees at the Academy Awards Night on May 16th. Held in Chapel, our community’s artistic, academic and service endeavors and accomplishments were recognized and lauded. Academy Awards Night is organized by Donna Toryak, Director of Enrollment.
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  • Ankita Mallik '23 Earns Democracy Summer Fellowship

    Michelle H. Daino
    Ankita Mallik '23 will spend six weeks, from June 20 to July 31, as a 2022 Democracy Summer Fellow with her campaign assignment to Congressman Tom Malinowski at his office in Basking Ridge.
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  • Two Juniors Selected to Attend Summer Music Programs

    Michelle H. Daino
    Marina Cialdella '23 and Madeline Carnesi-Silberstein '23 have been selected to attend prestigious music programs to hone their talent and skills this summer.
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  • Seniors Share Future Athletic Plans

    Michelle H. Daino
    On the morning of May 12, Mount Saint Mary Academy revealed the names of additional Class of 2022 student-athletes who have expressed their intent to further their athletic careers at the collegiate level. The following students were honored by Denise Materia, Director of Athletics and Assistant Directress (Student Life), S. Lisa D. Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S. (Directress) in Mother Mary Patrick Gymnasium. Family members, faculty/staff, coaches, and classmates were also on hand to offer their congratulations.
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  • Three Members of the Board of Trustees Retire

    Michelle H. Daino
    S. Lisa D. Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S., Directress, has announced that the following members of the Board of Trustees have retired after nine years of service. Please join us in expressing gratitude to Chairman Raymond Szymanski (pictured), who received a special proclamation, as well as S. Francesca Holly, RSM (pictured), and Brian Searls.
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  • Gabriella Vivona '25 Qualifies for National Gymnastics Competition

    Michelle H. Daino
    Gabriella “Ella” Vivona '25 has qualified for the National Gymnastics Championships which will be held in Des Moines, Iowa this June. This is the second consecutive year that she has been selected for this honor.
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  • Olivia Encarnacion '23 to Attend Notre Dame Seminar

    Michelle H. Daino
    Olivia Encarnacion '23 will attend the Notre Dame Leadership Seminar program for 10 days in July on the Notre Dame campus. Among thousands of applicants, Olivia was one of approximately120 students selected to participate in the leadership program.
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  • Mount St. Mary Academy Receives Mercy Girl Effect Award

    Michelle H. Daino
    Ruth Anne Munroe, Director of Campus Ministry and Student Council Moderator, reported that the Mercy Girl Effect Award has been presented to the Academy’s 2021-2022 Student Council Executive Board.
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  • Gabriella Robinson '22 Garners Girl Scouts Gold Award

    Michelle H. Daino
    Gabriella Robinson '22 has earned her Gold Award after completing over 80 hours of community service in partnership with the Lower Raritan Partnership, the 4H Club, Jack and Jill of America, the Central NJ chapter, and the township of Piscataway and Middlesex County.
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  • Taryn Murphy '23 to Participate in American Legion Summer Opportunity

    Michelle H. Daino
    Joanne Cadigan-Peters, Social Studies Department Chairperson, reported that Taryn Murphy '23 was selected to participate in the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State that will take place the week of June 19th at Georgian Court University.
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  • Two Juniors to Attend Summer Programs at Military Academies

    Michelle H. Daino
    Elizabeth Roper, Director of College Counseling, announced that Mary Claire Scheck '23 and Renee Vozza '23 have been accepted to the Summer Academies of two military institutions. Mary Claire will attend USMA (U.S. Military Academy/West Point) Leadership Experience and Renee will attend USNA (U.S. Naval Academy/Navy) Summer Seminar.
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  • April

    May Crowning Liturgy and Grandparents Tea for Seniors Held

    Michelle H. Daino
    Grandparents of the our Class of 2022 seniors gathered in Immaculate Conception Chapel this aftternoon to celebrate the May Crowning during a Liturgy celebrated by Bishop Paul Bootkoski of the Diocese of Metuchen.  Tea & May Crowning.
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  • Sounds of Spring Fill Chapel at Evening Concert

    Michelle H. Daino
    An extraordinary program of music entertained families and friends, as well as faculty and staff in attendance at the Spring Concert on Thursday evening.
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  • Student Council Executive Board Honors Sister Lisa Gambacorto, Directress

    Michelle H. Daino
    On the morning of Friday, April 29, members of the Student Council Executive Board presented S. Lisa Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S. with balloons and a special card to thank her for all of her compassion, care, and tireless work as Directress of Mount Saint Mary Academy. The presentation was made to mark Principal's Day, which is officially celebrated on Sunday, May 1st. Pictured, left to right, are: Caitlin Cotter '22, Arianna Salerno '22, Margaret Ferris '22, Sister Lisa Gambacorto, Hannah Cunniffe '22, and Alexandrea Pace '22.
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  • Class of 2022 Valedictorian, Salutatorian Revealed

    Michelle H. Daino
    Earlier this month, Mount Saint Mary Academy Directress S. Lisa Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S. congratulated Diana Neste '22 for being named Valedictorian and Jerrine George '22 for being designated Salutatorian. The formal announcement was made during a Convocation in Immaculate Conception Chapel by Jacqueline Muratore, Assistant Directress for Faculty, Curriculum, and Planning. 
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  • Bishop Checchio Joins Mount Community for Stations of the Cross

    Michelle H. Daino
    On April 13, the Mount community gathered for Stations of the Cross in Immaculate Conception Chapel. Bishop James F. Checchio of the Diocese of Metuchen offered special remarks at the beginning of the program.
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  • Mounties Inducted into Honors Societies at Convocation

    Michelle H. Daino
    On the evening of Monday, April 11th, students and their families gathered in Immaculate Conception Chapel for Honors Convocation. During the program, students were inducted into the Art Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, English Honor Society, Mathematics Honor Society, Science Honor Society, World Language Honor Societies (Italian, Spanish, Latin), National Honor Society, and The Cum Laude Society.
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  • Mounties Participate in Teens for Teens Organization

    Michelle H. Daino
    Six Mount Saint Mary Academy students hold membership positions on the board of the Teens for Teens organization which held its Gala last week at Echo Lake Country Club in Westfield to benefit Caring Contact.
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  • Dance Club Wins Big at Recent Competition

    Michelle H. Daino
    On Saturday, April 9, the Mount Saint Mary Academy Dance Club, which is moderated by Julia Pierce (Enrollment Management Associate), took part in the Applause Talent Dance Competition in Whippany, NJ. Their two performances earned them a huge trophy for the Overall High Score.
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  • Isabella Latini '23 Awarded Blue Ribbon Piano Prize

    Michelle H. Daino
    Isabella Latini '23 received Blue Ribbon designation, the highest award bestowed, after auditioning at The Piano Teachers Forum of Central New Jersey 2022 Spring Festival on March 12.
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  • Lana Abbott '86 Earns NSDA Coach of Year Distinction for Service to Mount

    Michelle H. Daino
    The National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) recently named Lana Abbott of Piscataway the District New Coach of the Year for her dedication and service to the Forensic Speech & Debate Team at Mount Saint Mary Academy (MSMA). Mrs. Abbott, a 1986 graduate of the Academy, was nominated by John Maldonado, MSMA English teacher, and she is the mother of senior Emily Abbott.
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  • Mercy Guild Hosts Successful Fashion Show, Luncheon, Basket Raffle

    Michelle H. Daino
    After many months of planning, the Mercy Guild's "Luncheon in London: A Quintessentially Mount Experience" was held on April 3 at the Bridgewater Marriott.
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  • Cereal Super Bowl Aids Starfish Food Pantry

    Michelle H. Daino
    Once again the Mount Saint Mary Academy community answered the need to help fill the shelves of the Starfish Food Pantry in Plainfield during the Academy’s HOPE Club Cereal Super Bowl drive. Families of the Class of 2026 added 50 boxes to the 200 collected by our faculty, staff, alumnae and students. Juniors in Ms. Isabel Gachko’s class collected a grand total of 64 boxes, more than any grade level theology class. Junior Class Pattern FF earned the Golden Cereal Bowl Award.
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  • Female Panel of College & University Experts Visit Students, Parents

    Michelle H. Daino
    The School & College Counseling Department hosted an informative evening for students and their parents with a panel of college and university experts discussing enrollment management, the college search, college applications, and admission committees and decisions from Fordham UniversityFranklin & Marshall CollegeStevens Institute of TechnologyThe University of Tennessee / KnoxvilleUniversity of Notre Dame, and University of South Carolina.
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  • Respect Life Club Raises Over $3,000

    Michelle H. Daino
    Michelle Kovach, theology teacher and moderator for the Respect Life Club, revealed that community raised approximately $3,166.99 during its Baby Bottle Campaign to benefit Life Choices Resource Center which provides women free healthcare. The senior class raised the most money - $1,536.81, earning the seniors 250 Paw Points!
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  • March

    S. Lisa Atkins, RSM Inspires Faculty/Staff on Spirituality Day

    An eye-opening and soul-stirring presentation by Sister Lisa Atkins, RSM breathed fresh life and inspiration into faculty and staff on Spirituality Day on March 30, 2022.
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  • Bailey Klemm '19 Accepted to Syracuse M.P.A. Program

    Michelle H. Daino
    Bailey Elizabeth Klemm, a 2019 graduate of Mount Saint Mary Academy, has been accepted to Syracuse University’s Master of Public Administration program, the top M.P.A. program in the nation according to Best Public Affairs Schools in 2022 – US News.
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  • Annual Math Contest Coordinated by Mount & St. Joseph

    Michelle H. Daino
    Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung and St. Joseph High School in Metuchen coordinated an annual mathematics competition for seventh and eighth grade boys and girls this morning. Jacqueline Muratore, Assistant Directress for Faculty, Curriculum and Planning, said that 87 girls participated in the competition on the Mount campus.
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  • S. Deirdre Mullan, RSM Discusses Women at the Well Initiative

    Michelle H. Daino
    S. Deirdre Mullan, RSM, visited Mount Saint Mary Academy on World Water Day - March 22 - to discuss with administration, faculty, staff, and students the importance of water resources for impoverished countries in conjunction with the Mercy Girl Effect: Women at the Well initiative. 
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  • Spotlight On: AP English Literature & Composition

    Michelle H. Daino
    Teaching AP English Literature and Composition requires a special blend of patience, passion, and creativity, according to Danielle Lovallo, a 2005 graduate of Mount Saint Mary Academy who has been instructing the course for three years.
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  • Megan Decker Named NJ.com Swim Coach of the Year

    Michelle H. Daino
    After ending an epic and historic season for the Mount Saint Mary Academy Lions, Megan Decker learned on March 21st that she has been designated the NJ.com Girls Swimming Coach of the Year.
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  • Collection for Ukraine Continues Through 3/30/22

    Michelle H. Daino
    Mount Saint Mary Academy parent Cecelia Fontana (Julianne ’22 and Natalie ’20) collected seamlessly endless stacks of donations made by the Mount community for Meest, an organization which is mobilizing an outreach effort for the Ukrainian American Culture Center in Whippany. Donations included hygiene products, linens, diapers, blankets, easy-to-prepare food items, bedding, and more. Isabel Gachko, Department of Theology Chairperson and Associate Campus Minister shared that the community also raised $1,500 for Catholic Relief Services. The collection for Ukraine will continue through Wednesday, March 30, 2022.
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  • Compelled by Mercy: Mount Unites for Service Day

    Michelle H. Daino
    As service to others is one of the cornerstones of the Mount Saint Mary Academy experience, the campus was bustling on the morning of Wednesday, March 16, as students, faculty, and staff members rolled up their sleeves to aid various organizations serving people in need.
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  • Spotlight On: AP Spanish Language & Culture

    Michelle H. Daino
    While she may be one of the newest teachers at Mount Saint Mary Academy, Madeline Albrittain has effortlessly generated an atmosphere of enthusiasm, curiosity, and energy in her Advanced Placement Spanish Language & Culture classroom which resonates through the hallways of the St. Joseph’s Building.
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  • You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown Tickets on Sale!

    Michelle H. Daino
    As we look forward to the performances on March 25 and 26 of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, did you know that this production was staged before at Mount Saint Mary Academy? In fact, S. Lisa D. Gambacorto, RSM, Ed.S. (Directress) and Assistant Directress Jacqueline (Conti) Muratore ’01 took the stage during the first production when Sister portrayed Woodstock and Mrs. Muratore was Marcie.
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  • Tickets Available for You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

    Michelle H. Daino
    Tickets sales for the spring musical, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, are now on sale at http://mountsaintmary.eventbrite.com.
     
    The show will be staged in the Sister Lisa Gambacorto Theater on Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26, at 7 pm.
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  • Mount Plans Outreach Efforts to Aid Ukraine

    Michelle H. Daino
    Mount Saint Mary Academy has mobilized efforts to show solidarity, raise funds, and solicit donations for all affected by the war in Ukraine.
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  • Mounties Attend JSA Winter Congress

    Michelle H. Daino
    On February 26 and 27, members of the Mount Saint Mary Academy JSA (Junior States of America) Chapter attended Winter Congress 2022 virtually. This event simulates our U.S. Congress so students can learn how bills are made and passed.
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  • Mount Swim Breaks State, School Records at Meet of Champions

    Michelle H. Daino
    Denise Materia, Director of Athletics and Assistant Directress at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, reported that the following members of the swim team have qualified for the Meet of Champions at Gloucester County Institute of Technology, Sewell NJ. 
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  • February

    Mount Saint Mary Academy Swim Team Captures NJSIAA Non-Public A State Championship Title

    Michelle H. Daino
    On Sunday, February 27th, the Mount Saint Mary Academy Swim Team completed their historical season with a NJSIAA Non-Public A State Championship. The team competed against Immaculate Heart Academy in Gloucester.
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  • Echoes Literary Magazine Recognized by NCTE

    Michelle H. Daino
    Dr. Joseph Bonk, Department of English Chairperson at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, announced that the 2021-2022 edition of Echoes literary magazinethemed "Ampersand (&)," was one of 17 NJ schools recognized by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) in its annual national literary magazine contest.  
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  • Mounties Qualify for Forensics Speech & Debate State Competition

    Michelle H. Daino
    The Mount Saint Mary Academy Forensics Speech & Debate Team is heading to Mary Help of Christians Academy this Saturday where they will compete in the Grand Tournament of the Catholic Forensics League. This event will determine who qualifies for the National Competition in Washington D.C. during Memorial Day weekend.
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  • Three Members of MSMA Community Named AP Readers

    Michelle H. Daino
    Jacqueline Muratore, Assistant Directress for Faculty, Curriculum, and Planning, said, “I was very excited to be invited to read for the AP Statistics Exam again this year.  Over the past three years, I have found AP Reading to be outstanding professional development that had a strong impact on my teaching and understanding of the AP Free Response question process.”
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  • Janeen Uzzell '85, CEO of National Society of Black Engineers, Sparks Inspiration

    Michelle H. Daino
    The Mount Saint Mary Academy Students of Color Affinity Group (SOCA) organized a virtual visit with 1985 alumna Janeen Uzzell, the CEO of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the largest Black STEM community impacting society and industry, on the morning of Thursday, February 17, in the Sister Lisa Gambacorto Theater.
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  • AP Psychology Students : Harkness Roundtable

    Michelle H. Daino
    AP Psychology students engaged in a Harkness roundtable discussion during which they explored women’s visibility, education in America, and how their personal experiences have shaped their learning.
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  • H.O.P.E. Club Launches Cereal Super Bowl

    Michelle H. Daino
    We gave the NFL time for their glory with all the Super Bowl hype, so now it is our turn to fill the bowls! The HOPE Club has launched its annual CEREAL SUPER BOWL.
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  • Mount Spotlight: AP U.S. Gov. & Politics with Mrs. Cadigan-Peters

    Michelle H. Daino
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  • Mount Spotlight: AP Statistics with Malgorzata Milej

    Michelle H. Daino
    In Malgorzata Milej’s Advanced Placement Statistics course, students have been cultivating their understanding of statistics using technology, investigations, problem-solving, and writing.

    “They explore concepts like variation and distribution, patterns and uncertainty, and data-based predictions, decisions, and conclusions,” explained Ms. Milej. “Students are collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data.”
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  • Coat Drive Thank You from HOPE Club, Peer Ministry

    Michelle H. Daino
    Thanks to your generous contributions of coats, scarves, gloves and hats, as well as toiletry items, we filled the car and more. Donna Sirianni, mother of Mount alums Catherine ’19 and Olivia ’11, came to bring the donations to Franciscan Charities in Newark. Mrs. Sirianni and some other volunteers planned to sort the toiletry items and clothing at her home so they would be ready to distribute by gender and size, etc., once they were delivered.
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  • H.O.P.E. Club Members Send Love to Sisters of Mercy

    Michelle H. Daino
    Members of the HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) Club at Mount Saint Mary Academy crafted colorful red heart garlands featuring messages of love and gratitude to the Sisters of Mercy on campus. The messages are displayed in Gabriel Hall, where many of the retired Sisters reside.
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  • Mount's Legal Lions Advance to Semi Finals

    Michelle H. Daino
    Danielle Lovallo, Mount Saint Mary Academy English teacher and Advisor to the Mount Mock Trial team, reported that Monday evening's competition results have earned the Legal Lions the opportunity to compete against Hillsborough in the semifinal round on Wednesday, February 16.
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  • MSMA Writing Workshops to Begin February 24th

    Michelle H. Daino
    Beginning on February 24th, the Mount Saint Mary Academy English Department will offer free writing workshops for interested ninth graders. The workshops will be held in the Writing Lab and in English classrooms during the Common Work Period (CWP).
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  • Junior High Forensic Meet Winners Announced

    Michelle H. Daino
    Congratulations to all of the winners of the Junior Forensics Meet, which was held virtually on February 3rd. Teresa Sengel, World Languages Department Chairperson and organizer of the meet, shared the results:
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  • Three Students Compete in Falcon Fiesta Speech Tournament

    Michelle H. Daino
    On January 26, three members of the Mount's Forensics Speech & Debate Team competed virtually in Denver, Colorado in the first annual Falcon Fiesta Speech Tournament. Hosted asynchronously by Highlands Ranch High School, Mount Saint Mary Academy competed against 13 other schools from across the United States. 
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  • Catholic Schools Week Celebrated at the Mount

    Michelle H. Daino
    Throughout Catholic Schools Week, Mount Saint Mary Academy students, faculty and staff celebrated the value of a Catholic education, the importance of the Mercy Core Values, and the uniqueness of our community. During our Liturgy with Monsignor William Benwell of the Diocese of Metuchen, he encouraged us to focus on the importance of loving one another as God has called us to do. He told the students that they are receiving a complete education for life at the Mount.
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  • Honor Winter '22: Choosing a Path of Creativity

    Michelle H. Daino
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  • Mount St. Mary Holds Successful Coat Drive

    Michelle H. Daino
    Demonstrating the Mercy Core Values, the Mount held a collection of coats and winter wear to be donated to Franciscan Catholic Charities in Newark. Service is alive and well at the Mount during #CatholicSchoolsWeek! Pictured, seniors Caitlin Cotter '22 and Emily Benewiat '22 help collect coats to add to our growing collection!
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  • Mount Swim Named 2022 NJAIS PREP-A State Champions

    Michelle H. Daino
    The Mount Swim Team was honored by the Mount community during the Catholic Schools Week Liturgy for capturing the Somerset County and Skyland Conference Championships. On February 2nd, the team added a 2022 NJAIS PREP-A State Championship to their resume. Earlier that day, the entire Mount community cheered the team down the hill and wished them blessings and luck as they departed for the competition. 
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  • Wellness Day Inspires, Invigorates, Emphasizes Self-Care

    Michelle H. Daino
    On Thursday, February 3, students engaged in a variety of workshops which emphasized the importance of different aspects of wellness and self-care. Wellness Day was organized by Kathleen Ketofsky. LCSW (Student Assistance Counselor), Jacqueline Muratore (Assistant Directress - Faculty, Curriculum, and Planning), Kacey King and Dana Goad (School Counselors), Denise Materia (Assistant Directress - Student Life/Director of Athletics), Isabel Gachko (Theology Dept. Chair, Associate Director of Campus Ministry), and Elizabeth Roper (Director of School & College Counseling).
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  • Jordan Feeney '23 Attends Prestigious Program at GMU

    Michelle H. Daino
    Jordan Feeney '23 has professed her passion for forensic science since she was about 11 years old. So, when she was presented with the opportunity to spend 10 days in Virginia with George Mason University (GMU) to study Law & CSI this past summer, she jumped at the chance.
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  • Two Mount Students Receive Diocesan Awards

    Michelle H. Daino
    On the evening of Wednesday, January 26, 2022, two seniors from Mount Saint Mary Academy were honored during a ceremony held by the Diocese of Metuchen at St. Francis Cathedral in Metuchen with Bishop James F. Checchio.
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  • January

    Early College Acceptances Shared for Class of 2022

    Michelle H. Daino
    Mount Saint Mary Academy celebrates the Class of 2022 and the offers of admission received from colleges and universities across the country, with many more to come! To date, members of the Class of 2022 have opportunities to continue their education at over 90 different colleges and universities. Liberal arts and sciences schools, technical institutes, schools of the arts, HBCUs, flagship state universities, nationally recognized universities, and a variety of private, public, Catholic and religiously affiliated schools have all welcomed Mounties!

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  • Financial Math Students Earn Certification

    Michelle H. Daino
    Congratulations!! Members of Kathleen Brennan's Financial Math class at Mount Saint Mary Academy celebrated the results of their Financial Literacy certification tests. They all passed with flying colors! Pictured, left to right, are: (back row) - Aayushi Arvikar '24, Emma Szabo '24, Dylan Elizabeth Wolski '24, Kelsie Neidenbach '23, Kathleen Altobelli '24, Brynn Merklinger '24, Margaret Ferris '22, Theresa Morrison '24, Katherine Ferris '24, Zhouqi “Jolcy” Cao '22; kneeling from left - Vanessa Kosuda '24, Maya Ullrich '24, Shannon Rooney '24, and Ava DeAngelis '24. @wisenewyork @NextGenPF #FinLit #mission2030 
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  • Girls Helping Girls: Two Students Organize Dress Express Boutique

    Michelle H. Daino
    Girls donate their beautiful dresses, other girls repurpose them, and girls in need directly benefit. Girls helping girls. That is what Dress Express Boutique is all about. If you have formal or semi-formal dresses sitting in a closet, please consider donating them or if you or someone you know needs a dress for an upcoming event, please attend our boutique on February 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Embassy Suites by Hilton, 250 Connell Drive, Berkeley Heights. For more information or to donate, contact  DressExpress@Tiboni.com.  
     
    Sophia Tiboni '25 and Sarah Murphy '22 have a passion for environmental sustainability and helping others, especially other girls.
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  • Margaret Ferris '22 Earns Next Gen Scholarship

    Michelle H. Daino
    Congratulations to Margaret Ferris '22! She has received a $1,000 scholarship from Next Gen Personal Finance for your creative response to the National Payback Challenge according to Kathleen Brennan (Department of Mathematics Chairperson).
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  • Mount Plans to Mark Catholic Schools Week

    Michelle H. Daino
    As the Mount Saint Mary Academy community prepares to celebrate Catholic Schools Week, the new Mercy Core Values which are upheld daily by students, faculty and staff are specifically brought to mind. They include: “Compelled By Mercy,” “Educational Courage,” “Inspired by Faith,” “Principled Leadership” and “A Voice For Dignity and Respect.”
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  • Advanced Placement Biology students Jerrine George '22, Natalie Leonardis '22, and Sophie Vastine '22 perform a lab measuring the rate of catalase enzymatic activity of yeast balls. AP Bio students created balls containing yeast using molecular gastronomy techniques.

    Mount Spotlight: AP Biology with Dr. Kominos

    Michelle H. Daino
    When they begin their college studies, juniors and seniors at Mount Saint Mary Academy know that their experience in Dr. Dorothea Kominos’ Advanced Placement (AP) Biology course will have given them a solid foundation for excellence in the sciences.
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  • Mount Swim Captures County & Conference Championships

    Michelle H. Daino
    The Mount Saint Mary Academy swim team is currently ranked number 8 in the state by NJ.com. Their dual meet record is 5-1 and they have won the Somerset County & Skyland Conference Championships.
     
    “We are so proud of what this team has accomplished so far this season,” said Denise Materia, Assistant Directress (Student Life) and Director of Athletics. “In both championships the team faced quality opponents, but there is more to come! We have high hopes for the team as they battle for the NJSIAA Prep Title next week and the NJSIAA Non-Public A Title in a few weeks. Go Mount!”
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  • With Sacrifices of Veterans in Mind, Francesca Salas '23 Receives Gold Award

    Michelle H. Daino
    Since she was in kindergarten, Francesca Salas of Warren has emerged as a leader in her community with compassion and service through the Girl Scouts of America.

    A Senior Ambassador with the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey, she received her Gold Award on Flag Day, June 14, 2021, during a special ceremony at the Warren Municipal Building. Francesca has also earned her Silver and Bronze Awards.
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  • Mount Saint Mary Academy Earns Dual AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

    Michelle H. Daino
    Mount Saint Mary Academy has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science A (CSA) and AP Computer Science Principles (CSP). Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access to AP computer science courses.
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  • Claire King '22 Named EMT Cadet Captain

    Michelle H. Daino
    Rigorous training and a commitment to aiding others in their time of need recently led Claire King '22 to be named a Cadet Captain of the Berkeley Heights EMS.
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  • Ms. Roper Presents at Winter Institutes of NYSACAC

    Michelle H. Daino
    Elizabeth Roper, Director of College & School Counseling, participated and presented at the Winter Institutes of NYSACAC (New York State Association of College Admission Counseling) on January 7 and 14. The events were hosted by Cornell University and Syracuse University, respectively, in a virtual format.
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  • Ava Janish '22 Named Ambassador Girl Scout; Studies Engineering with Johns Hopkins

    Michelle H. Daino
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  • Hannah Cunniffe '22 Qualifies for World Irish Dance Championships

    Michelle H. Daino
    Over the Thanksgiving weekend, the Mid Atlantic Regional Oireachtas for Irish dancing took place in Philadelphia for the first time since the pandemic. Out of 100 girls from all over the region, Hannah Cunniffe '22 placed second overall in the competition. She is now qualified to participate in the World Irish Dancing Championships to be held in Belfast in April 2022.
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