Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Eighth graders tour State House, Fenway Park

The Massachusetts State House and Fenway Park gave CM's eighth grade class a closer look into the storied history of their city and state on April 7.

At the State House, students received a tour from State House historian and state representative Mike Rush '92. Rush gave students a bevy of trivia and facts about the building and grounds, from the secret about the building's main doors (open only when the governor leaves office or when a president comes to Boston), to the dome being painted battleship gray (during World War II).

"We all agreed that we had a great time at the State House and learned a lot about state government," said Dan Shulman '14.

At Fenway Park, students toured the grounds, learning about another great Boston landmark.

Thomas Quinn '14 and Jack Dion '14 enjoyed learning about the significance of Jackie Robinson's number, Ted Williams's red seat, and the history of the park. "We learned that the Green Monster is the highest wall in a major league baseball park," Quinn recalled.

CM Life in Photos: No rest for the A.P.

Mr. Bradley's Advanced Placement U.S. History class spent part of their April vacation in the classroom. Though the dress was casual, the class was business as usual, as the students prepared for their A.P. test in two weeks. And although the extra study sessions were optional, nearly 100% of the students were there each day, including John Gaffney '11, above.

Monday, April 12, 2010

CM Life in Photos: Dance benefits Haiti Relief

While sophomore class president Mark Woodall was brainstorming ideas for the spring dance on March 19, he thought it might be a nice opportunity to remind students, faculty and guests that Haiti's earthquake relief efforts still need support.

Woodall petitioned President Paul Sheff '62 and Student Activities director Patrick Murray (pictured above) to agree that a dollar of each dance ticket go towards Catholic Charities' efforts in Haiti. After 518 guests enjoyed the dance on March 18, Woodall mailed the check in, along with the best wishes and prayers of the entire CM community.

Friday, April 9, 2010

CM Life in Photos: 8th Grade Field Trip

On April 7, CM's eighth grade class took a tour of the Massachusetts State House guided by Representative Mike Rush '92. Later that day, they toured Fenway Park. Above: students enjoy the view from the first row of the Green Monster. View more pictures here.

CM Life in Photos: Meeting Boston Marathon director Dave McGillivray

Boston Marathon director Dave McGillivray took a break from his busy schedule this April to speak with the 7th, 8th and 9th grade classes on April 8. McGillivray shared some of his most fond memories of organizing, running in and watching the Boston Marathon. Over the years, he has worked closely with Asst. Dean of Students Tom Meagher, who coordinates the marathon's finish line staff. The 114th running of the marathon will take place on April 19.