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Expanded Tuesday News - October 2017

Archives:  November 7 | October 31 | October 24 | October 17 | October 10

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Announcements

Take-a-Tour Tuesday. Nov 14, 9:00a-1:00p. If you know anyone considering their schooling options, invite them to take a tour with us! Families who refer another family receive a one-time $200 tuition credit upon paid registration of the referred family!

 

The Wonders of Water. November 17, 9:00a-10:30a. Our 8th-grade students invite you to come explore the Wonders of Water with them! Fresh water is a limited resource and conservation is an environmental necessity. Come see our student-scientists' displays of various conservation methods. Learn how you can help the conservation effort and become a good steward of our precious earth. VIEW FLIER

 

THANKSGIVING CANNED FOOD DRIVE. While you’re shopping for Thanksgiving dinner, please consider those who are struggling and pick up an extra item or 2. From now through November 20th, bring in a non-perishable donation for our area food banks. A collection box will be set up in the atrium. There is a special need for jelly and canned fruit, and soup is especially welcome this time of the year!

 

ALERT SOLUTIONS TEST.  We will be making a test phone call to families on November 20 to insure we have your contact information in the system for weather alerts, emergency notices and other school announcements.  If you haven’t set up your Alert Solutions account, please go through your PowerSchool account to do this.  If you need assistance, refer to the online tutorial or contact Donna Gebhart.

 

Jeans & Jersey Day, Tuesday Nov 21. Students may come out of uniform in jeans, a favorite team shirt or jersey (pro, college, local, etc.), and uniform sneakers. In lieu of a sports shirt, students may wear a SOLID COLOR shirt. VIEW FLIER

 

#GivingTuesday, Nov 28th. #GivingTuesday is a worldwide charity event held annually on the Tues after Black Friday. MSS is once again participating & we ask for your support! Our goal is to raise $10,000 in 24 hours. Last year, we blew our away our goal of $1000—will you help us meet our new challenge? All proceeds go towards our Annual Fund, which is a great support to our overall program costs. Look for more information in your email and on social media. Get a head start - You can give now on our Annual Fund Page - just be sure to put #GivingTuesday in the notes!

 

8th-Grade Parents: St. John's Catholic Prep Placement Test is Saturday, Dec 2. Doors open at 8:30a, Testing begins at 9:00a. VIEW FLIER for registration information.

 

Breakfast with Santa is booking vendors for this year's event! December 2, 8:00a-Noon. Contact Amber at ambies186@msn.com if you are interested in renting a spot or fill out a request form and mail it in with payment! DOWNLOAD REQUEST FORM

 

SCRIP HOLIDAY SCHEDULE. Did you know you can receive up to a 25% tuition reduction credit on select merchant SCRIP cards? Just in time for Christmas gift giving! From now through Dec 11 (excluding week of Nov 20), SCRIP orders taken & delivered weekly.

For more about the SCRIP program and how you can save money on tuition, click here or call Terry at 301.447.3161.

 

Planning your holiday meals? Buy grocery gift cards through MSS and receive a tuition reduction credit! Click here for more info or call Terry at 301.447.3161.

 

Shop Amazon this Christmas, Support MSS! We receive a small rebate on your purchases when you shop Amazon via their Smile program and designate MSS as your charity of choice. Click here to shop now!

 

Educational Tour Happening This Summer! June 28-July 9, 2018. Students and parents are invited to travel abroad to Greece, Italy, and Spain. A group of 22 excited travelers are looking forward to learning about culture, history, art, cuisine, and so much more! For more information, contact Mrs. Myers at kmyers@mothersetonschool.org or visit the EF Tours Website.

 

10/12/17 - Update on Tommy Laudani: We’ve been asking our MSS community for continued prayers for Tommy Laudani, a 2014 MSS alum. Tommy is currently a senior at Delone HS and was diagnosed with DSRCT, a rare and aggressive cancer. He continues to fight this aggressive cancer in his liver, bones, and chest, but his spirit remains strong. Recently, he ran 3 5K races for the Delone Catholic team, and his inspiring story was featured in Runners World and on Fox News. The Laudani family continues to travel regularly to Johns Hopkins for his chemo treatments and surgeries, and bear the burden of significant costs. Your donation of gift cards for gas or groceries would be greatly appreciated. You can send them in to the MSS front office. There are also upcoming fundraisers, such as the Pumpkin Pie Run on November 11 in Spring Grove, PA. Click here for more info.

 

 

Reminders

  • If you plan on volunteering at school or chaperoning field trips, you MUST have STAND training completed. This is an Archdiocese requirement. Please contact Terry Smith to schedule your training! 301.447.3161
  • Drop Off Protocol. To keep our students safe and keep the line moving in the morning, please be mindful of the following:
    • Children must exit curbside. Our curbside staff member is there to assist them.
    • If your child requires you to get out of the car to assist them, please either park in the lot and walk them up or pull all the way forward past the red line. This is both for safety and as a courtesy to other parents waiting to drop their children off.
    • Do not speed around the circle, especially if passing other vehicles in the line. Be prepared to stop at a moment's notice.
  • To ensure you receive all important information, please update your settings for Alert Solutions. A tutorial and instructions can be found here. This will be used for all emergency and weather notifications, as well as grade-specific information and any important updates.
  • Cell Phones: We live in a digital age and there may be exceptional times that a student would need to have a cell phone at school.  The policy in our handbook regarding  cell phones states, “Parents submit a written request to the principal for a student to have a cell phone at school.  Students are required to leave the phone at the front office in the morning and pick the phone up before leaving in the afternoon.  No cell phones are allowed in the classrooms." Additionally, students who carry cell phones on the bus are not permitted to have them out of the book bag during transport. If you have a reason for your child to have a cell phone at school, please e-mail your request to principal@mothersetonschool.org or sisterjoan@mothersetonschool.org.
  • Help keep our students safe! Parent/Drivers at school bus stops for MSS are not to leave the parking lot before the bus departs. This is to insure all students are on the bus safely. There was a close call last week and as we begin school, let’s remember that students can sometimes be distracted when getting on the bus—as adults it’s our role to help keep them safe. Being patient and waiting for the bus to pull away first will help avoid accidents. Thanks for your help!
  • Keep collecting those Box Tops! Since 2012, we’ve raised over $13K for MSS. That’s 130,000 Box Tops! Keep an eye out for future Box Top challenges and rewards. In the meantime, keep clipping!
  • SAVE THE TAB! The MSS Art Department continues to collect aluminum tabs (like the kind on soda cans) for the Ronald McDonald House in Hershey. For more info contact Mrs. Myers at kmyers@mothersetonschool.org.

Events

Memorial Service for the Deceased, Nov 21st, 1:30p at MSS. If you have a loved one who passed away since last December & you would like them included in our Book of Remembrance and at the service, please email advancement@mothersetonschool.org with their name, date of death, your name & relationship to the deceased. VIEW INVITE

 

HSA Breakfast with Santa and Christmas Bazaar. Saturday, Dec 2nd. 8:00a-Noon. Enjoy a pancake breakfast then shop over 24 vendors in our Christmas Bazaar. Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus also offered ($5). Tickets for breakfast: $7 / 7+ ; $5 / 3-6; FREE under age 2. VIEW FLIER

 

Vendors Wanted! Fill out a request form and mail in with your payment or email Amber.

 

living our mission

November 1, 2017

"Angel above, my guardian dear..."

We began October celebrating the feast of the guardian angels and I'm sure many of us have fond memories of learning this prayer in our childhood. I loved the idea of having a guardian angel to watch over and protect me. Sometimes we leave these ideas as we grow up and life becomes a little more complex. Mrs. Myers and students in every grade made a feather for the angel wings on display at the intersection of the intermediate hall and the gym hallway. Mrs. Myers challenged our students to think about the "lift" that is experienced when we help others and allow others to help us. This year, we're working to bring this experience into our daily routines at MSS.

 

This month, I've also noticed a number of angels watching over MSS. We celebrated the 10th annual Angels Above Golf Tournament, hosted by the Little Family. This year's tournament was a huge success - we're truly grateful for the Little family lifting MSS through their generosity.

We also experienced the "lift" of angels wings through our students' generosity as they donated school supplies for two schools in Houston who lost so much in Hurricane Harvey.

 

Did you come to Fall Fest? The H.S.A. and numerous parents created a spectacular night for our students to enjoy. What a blessing the many "angel helpers" were that made this event possible - special thanks to Heather Bodnar and her team who did a great job!

 

As we close the month of October, let's continuing lifting each other up in word, action and prayer and intentionally bring the presence of the angels and God's love into our school community.

 

 

We pray...

for Tommy Laudani and his family as he continues his fight against cancer.

for Callan Wivell, 3-month-old grandchild of Tammy Wivell, who is ill and in need of healing.

for Emma Burkell, 5-year-old grandchild of Mary Jo & Chuck Burkell, who is at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh fighting cancer.

for the repost of the soul of Wendy Johannes's sister-in-law, Cathy, who passed away suddenly last week.

Please continue to pray for healing for Alice Blonkowski and Mary Louise Hoban.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MSS News

 

Mother Seton School Students Take Top Honors at Frederick County Science and Engineering Fair

 

Emmitsburg, MD – At first glance, it looks like a simple cell phone case. But The Scorch Case is so much more—a 3-D printed cell phone case engineered to be a rechargeable hand warmer, flashlight, and phone charger. Mother Seton School eighth-graders Matthias Buchheister, Jack Guinan, and Gavin Marshall designed and created their invention for their school’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Fair and walked away with the Grand Champions of Invention award.

 

On April 1, 2017, the trio took their invention to the Frederick County Science and Engineering Fair at Tuscarora High School, and came away with First Place in the Engineering Mechanics Division. They also earned the ThermoFisher Outstanding Middle School Project Award and the Middle School Engineering Design Champion Award. In addition to these honors, they were nominated to compete in the 2017 Broadcom MASTERS, a program for the top 10% of middle school science fair participants in the nation. Gavin says competing at the county level “was a fun experience, and I was proud to represent MSS at the event.”

 

All of it has been exciting, and a little overwhelming, for the young engineers, who came up with the idea during a brainstorming session. “We wanted to make the greatest phone case ever,” said Matthias. The three students, who will be graduating Mother Seton School and moving on to different high schools (Matthias to St. Maria Goretti in Hagerstown, Jack to St. John’s Catholic Prep in Frederick, and Gavin to Frederick Scott Key in Taneytown), have been friends since Kindergarten. Their dynamic collaboration made for a successful team project. “It was a little challenging trying to coordinate our schedules, but doing this as a group project was so much better than going it alone,” Matthias said.

 

The students are grateful for the help they had along the way. “We couldn’t have done it without our mentor, Mr. Hatter, and our families who supported us along the way,” said Gavin. After receiving feedback from the judges at the school fair, the boys made adjustments to their invention before the county event. “We worked right up to the last minute,” Jack said. “Honestly, we didn’t think we’d win.” The boys say they were somewhat intimidated when they showed for the event and took a look at the competition. “There were project that looked incredible,” Matthias said. “But we all agreed that even if we didn’t win, it was fine. We did this for fun and for the experience.”

 

“Utter disbelief” is how Jack describes their feelings when their names were announced as winners. “It took a while to sink in.” The boys said the experience taught them that if you’re doing something you love, you’re going to be great at it. “Because we liked what we were doing, we had the drive to go farther, and I think that’s why we were successful,” explained Matthias.

 

(L-R) Jack Guinan, Matthias Buchheister, Gavin Marshall

 

S.T.E.M. FAIR WINNERS

Everyone who entered the S.T.E.M. Fair should be super proud — you all did a fantastic job! Competition was fierce. Congratulations to the following students who placed:

Gr 3: Grace Hewitt (1st); Madison Ball and Ben Caretti (t-2nd); Thien-Y Pham (3rd)

Gr 4: Isaac Jenkins (1st); Faith Collins (2nd); Brady Koenig and Michael Metz (T-3rd)

Gr 5: Michael Hohenstein (1st); Wyatt Hill (2nd); Julia Wivell (3rd); Nathaniel Hand (HM)

Gr 6: Pearl Walker (1st); Jamie Price and Henry Greger (T-2nd); Nathan Kovalcik (3rd); Mackenzie Orndorff (HM)

Gr 7: Megan Adams (1st); Raphaela Smaldone and Keola Evans & Bella Rabaiotti (T-2nd); Aoife Nelson (3rd); Jacob Hartness (HM)

Gr 8: Matthias Buchheister, Jack Guinan, and Gavin Marshall (1st); Natalie Bosche (2nd); Averey Johnson (3rd); Liv Cliber, Grace Kovalcik, and Sydney McCarron (HM)

Grand Champions

Invention: Matthias Buchheister, Jack Guinan, Gavin Marshall
Experiment: Megan Adams


Congratulations to Chase Stull (Gr 8)! Chase placed 1st in Ski Liberty's "Do It for the Love" Freestyle Snowboarding event, ages 13-17 category. Way to go, Chase!

 

Mother Seton School Receives Donation from Culture of Good and TCC Verizon

Emmitsburg, Maryland -- The faculty at MSS were treated to a surprise on Valentine's Day courtesy of Culture of Good, the philanthropic arm of TCC Verizon. As part of a nationwide tour, the Culture of Good bus stopped at MSS to deliver boxes of Teacher Supplies, part of their Teachers Rock! initiative. Ryan McCarty, co-founder, met with Principal Sister Brenda Monahan, D.C., and presented her with his book, Building a Culture of Good. Former MSS alum, Ben Lambert (Class of '93), manager of a TCC Verizon store in Frederick, also gifted to the school an iPad Air. Mr. McCarty, Mr. Lambert, and their team, paid a visit to Mrs. Schisler's Kindergarten class, where Mr. McCarty talked to the children about the importance of always doing good in the world. MSS is grateful for Culture of Good and TCC Verizon, and their support of educators.

 

Congratulations, Larisa Tayler! Larisa took first place in the schoolwide National Geography Bee and will move to the next round. Good luck, Larisa!

 

Congratulations, Mia Ferraro! Mia will represent MSS at the Frederick County Spelling Bee. Good luck,Mia!

 

Congratulations to MSS seventh grader Sophia Stinson! Sophia's artwork placed First in the Lion's Club "Celebration of Peace" art contest. Her work will be sent to the district level. Good Luck Sophia!

Community News

Christmas Craft Fair sponsored by St. Joseph's Sodality of Emmitsburg. Dec 8, 9:00a-5:00p and Dec 9, 8:00a-3:00p. ST. JOSEPH’S PARISH HALL, DePAUL STREET & NORTH SETON AVENUE, EMMITSBURG, MD. Contact Jane for more info at 717-642-1247 or via email. VIEW FLIER

 

Emmitsburg Council of Churches Enlists Your Support for The Fourth ECUMENICAL MISSION TO KENYA JUNE 2018. Download a brochure for more information on how you can be a part of this humanitarian effort.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MSS News

 

Mother Seton School Students Take Top Honors at Frederick County Science and Engineering Fair

 

Emmitsburg, MD – At first glance, it looks like a simple cell phone case. But The Scorch Case is so much more—a 3-D printed cell phone case engineered to be a rechargeable hand warmer, flashlight, and phone charger. Mother Seton School eighth-graders Matthias Buchheister, Jack Guinan, and Gavin Marshall designed and created their invention for their school’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Fair and walked away with the Grand Champions of Invention award.

 

On April 1, 2017, the trio took their invention to the Frederick County Science and Engineering Fair at Tuscarora High School, and came away with First Place in the Engineering Mechanics Division. They also earned the ThermoFisher Outstanding Middle School Project Award and the Middle School Engineering Design Champion Award. In addition to these honors, they were nominated to compete in the 2017 Broadcom MASTERS, a program for the top 10% of middle school science fair participants in the nation. Gavin says competing at the county level “was a fun experience, and I was proud to represent MSS at the event.”

 

All of it has been exciting, and a little overwhelming, for the young engineers, who came up with the idea during a brainstorming session. “We wanted to make the greatest phone case ever,” said Matthias. The three students, who will be graduating Mother Seton School and moving on to different high schools (Matthias to St. Maria Goretti in Hagerstown, Jack to St. John’s Catholic Prep in Frederick, and Gavin to Frederick Scott Key in Taneytown), have been friends since Kindergarten. Their dynamic collaboration made for a successful team project. “It was a little challenging trying to coordinate our schedules, but doing this as a group project was so much better than going it alone,” Matthias said.

 

The students are grateful for the help they had along the way. “We couldn’t have done it without our mentor, Mr. Hatter, and our families who supported us along the way,” said Gavin. After receiving feedback from the judges at the school fair, the boys made adjustments to their invention before the county event. “We worked right up to the last minute,” Jack said. “Honestly, we didn’t think we’d win.” The boys say they were somewhat intimidated when they showed for the event and took a look at the competition. “There were project that looked incredible,” Matthias said. “But we all agreed that even if we didn’t win, it was fine. We did this for fun and for the experience.”

 

“Utter disbelief” is how Jack describes their feelings when their names were announced as winners. “It took a while to sink in.” The boys said the experience taught them that if you’re doing something you love, you’re going to be great at it. “Because we liked what we were doing, we had the drive to go farther, and I think that’s why we were successful,” explained Matthias.

 

(L-R) Jack Guinan, Matthias Buchheister, Gavin Marshall

 

S.T.E.M. FAIR WINNERS

Everyone who entered the S.T.E.M. Fair should be super proud — you all did a fantastic job! Competition was fierce. Congratulations to the following students who placed:

Gr 3: Grace Hewitt (1st); Madison Ball and Ben Caretti (t-2nd); Thien-Y Pham (3rd)

Gr 4: Isaac Jenkins (1st); Faith Collins (2nd); Brady Koenig and Michael Metz (T-3rd)

Gr 5: Michael Hohenstein (1st); Wyatt Hill (2nd); Julia Wivell (3rd); Nathaniel Hand (HM)

Gr 6: Pearl Walker (1st); Jamie Price and Henry Greger (T-2nd); Nathan Kovalcik (3rd); Mackenzie Orndorff (HM)

Gr 7: Megan Adams (1st); Raphaela Smaldone and Keola Evans & Bella Rabaiotti (T-2nd); Aoife Nelson (3rd); Jacob Hartness (HM)

Gr 8: Matthias Buchheister, Jack Guinan, and Gavin Marshall (1st); Natalie Bosche (2nd); Averey Johnson (3rd); Liv Cliber, Grace Kovalcik, and Sydney McCarron (HM)

Grand Champions

Invention: Matthias Buchheister, Jack Guinan, Gavin Marshall
Experiment: Megan Adams


Congratulations to Chase Stull (Gr 8)! Chase placed 1st in Ski Liberty's "Do It for the Love" Freestyle Snowboarding event, ages 13-17 category. Way to go, Chase!

 

Mother Seton School Receives Donation from Culture of Good and TCC Verizon

Emmitsburg, Maryland -- The faculty at MSS were treated to a surprise on Valentine's Day courtesy of Culture of Good, the philanthropic arm of TCC Verizon. As part of a nationwide tour, the Culture of Good bus stopped at MSS to deliver boxes of Teacher Supplies, part of their Teachers Rock! initiative. Ryan McCarty, co-founder, met with Principal Sister Brenda Monahan, D.C., and presented her with his book, Building a Culture of Good. Former MSS alum, Ben Lambert (Class of '93), manager of a TCC Verizon store in Frederick, also gifted to the school an iPad Air. Mr. McCarty, Mr. Lambert, and their team, paid a visit to Mrs. Schisler's Kindergarten class, where Mr. McCarty talked to the children about the importance of always doing good in the world. MSS is grateful for Culture of Good and TCC Verizon, and their support of educators.

 

Congratulations, Larisa Tayler! Larisa took first place in the schoolwide National Geography Bee and will move to the next round. Good luck, Larisa!

 

Congratulations, Mia Ferraro! Mia will represent MSS at the Frederick County Spelling Bee. Good luck,Mia!

 

Congratulations to MSS seventh grader Sophia Stinson! Sophia's artwork placed First in the Lion's Club "Celebration of Peace" art contest. Her work will be sent to the district level. Good Luck Sophia!