Wednesday, July 13, 2011

CM Life in Photos: Beaker buddies

Students in Mr. Murray's Middle School Program summer enrichment class took a break from concocting some devilish experiments on Wednesday. The class, a survey in the humanities, takes students beyond the classroom walls - to museums, historical sites and fun spots around the city.

Pictured are (L-R) Philip Chomicki, Raffi Rivera (Back), Joseph Madeya, Kamal Pearson, Aidan Lewis (Back) , Michael Twohig, Jordan Reyes, PJ Trahon.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

CM Life in Photos: Fieldwork, past and present

 Work continued on Br. McKenna Field and the CM track this week, 45 years after its original construction in 1966. Compare these two photos - one of the original construction and one taken on July 6.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

CM Life in Photos: A lifetime of service

Ms. Celia Susi retired this year after 36 years of service to CM. At the annual Board of Directors Appreciation Dinner on June 6 at the Harvard Club of Boston, Principal Richard Chisholm recognized Ms. Susi for her devotion to the school over the years, during which she served in a variety of capacities. "After thirty-six wonderful years at CM, I am honored to be here tonight," Ms. Susi said. "CM has been a special part of my life, and I will miss it, especially the kids, who always showed me so much respect...truly, wherever I am, CM will always have a special place in my heart."

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

CM Life in Photos: No homework tonight!

Jonathan Jackson '15 heads out the door of Donahue Hall on the last day of classes.  Since it was his last day of eighth grade, Jackson had no books to bring home and no shirt to tuck in - until September. The high school students will have to wait until tomorrow to get that smile on their faces. One more final exam remains...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

CM Life in Photos: Graduation practice

On the morning before Catholic Memorial School graduated its 51st class, the Johns Hopkins-bound salutatorian Pat Carney '11 took one final lesson from speech and debate coach Rob Croteau '93 as he put the finishing touches on his address.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

CM Life in Photos: Cap's Chaps

Mr. Capodilupo and his crew grilled hundreds of hot dogs and burgers over the last three school days for the annual, year-end class barbecues.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

CM Life in Photos: Progress on track

Recognize that field? Work began on Monday to resurface Br. McKenna Field and the CM track.  Catholic Memorial School was one of the first secondary schools in the east to have all-turf surfaces on its athletics fields. After ten years of use, Todesca Field was resurfaced earlier this spring, and the football field will be ready for use again this summer.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

CM Life in Photos: Senior Week

With the last of the Advanced Placement exams taking place on Monday, Senior Week has begun. With two weeks left till graduation, seniors will bond this week over the bowling lanes at Kings in Dedham, one last day of service on Wednesday, a cookout on Thursday, and Prom on Friday.

Above, CM's chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions invited Mr. Tom Hermanowski, statewide coordinator for SADD, to speak to juniors and seniors about substance abuse, peer pressure and wise decision making.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Founder's Day: Renewal and Recommitment to Blessed Edmund Rice

On the feast day of Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice, Br. Kirk Phelps, Br. Anthony Cavet and Br. Jeffrey Oxx led the CM community in renewing and recommitting itself to the shared values of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers and the larger international family of Edmund Rice.

At the annual Founder's Day Mass on the morning of May 5, these three Edmund Rice Christian Brothers renewed their vows in the Ronald Perry Gymnasium. They were followed by the faculty and staff doing the same, and finally the students, who were called to "work to the best of our ability to help fulfill the mission of our founder, Blessed Edmund Rice, as we live out our lives."

President Paul E. Sheff '62 led the faculty and staff in this recommitment, while Brian Murphy '11 led the student body. After Mass, guidance counselor Bill Hanson came forward to present the Brothers with a gift on behalf of the school community and to announce that this year's collections for the Brothers' missions in the world totaled over $6,000.

Mr. Hanson then asked the school community to give the Brothers a rousing applause - "one that this gymnasium has never heard before." It obliged.