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.

Monday, May 2, 2011

CM Life in Photos: NHS Blood Drive

Terrence Rooney '12, Mike Techiera '11 and Nick Barker '11 greet potential donors at the door of the National Honor Society spring blood drive.

Friday, April 29, 2011

2011 Art Show: Student Favorites

Art enthusiasts loitered in the CM lobby all week, studying watercolors, pencil sketches, digital art and pastel prints from artists in grades 7-12. Below, some of the lobby's art critics' favorites.

Senior Victor Rho's favorite: Dongjun Lee's sketch of Mohammed Ali.

Senior Sungho Jun's favorite: Nygel Jones's watercolor.

Junior Jon Doris's favorite: John Clarke's fighter planes done with Photoshop.

Seventh grader Eric Lyon's favorite: Philip Hong's self-portrait.

Seventh grader Mario Marino's favorite: a pastel by Lucas Schneiderhan.

Seventh grader Matt McGurin's favorite: Lufeng Wang's big apple.

Senior Dongjun Lee's favorite: Philip Hong's digital art on recycling.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

CM Life in Photos: CM-FA

The Catholic Memorial School lobby was turned into a museum of fine arts this week in advance of Thursday night's annual Art Show and Arts Awards. Here, Ms. Malachowski's Studio Art class talks about their favorite works.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

CM Life in Photos: Postcard from New Orleans

Sixteen CM students are spending their spring break this week in New Orleans, Louisiana, working with Operation Helping Hands to rebuild parts of the city devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Here, the students (from grades 7-12) strip a house of rotted wood and paint before painting it with primer on their first day of work.

The trip is part of CM's BERSI (Blessed Edmund Rice Solidarity Initiative) program, begun in 2003 as a travel immersion program. Also on the road this spring break is a delegation of 16 students to the Dominican Republic for a week of service and cultural immersion.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

CM Life in Photos: Born to hand-jive

Ethan Madden '11 and Stephanie Malis '13 (Concord-Carlisle) starred in Grease on April 13. Above, Kevin Beazley '11 croons the Act II number "Born to Hand Jive" while Madden and Malis show the ensemble how it's done.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

1,729 shots - for life

By 3:30pm on April 9, Mike Slonina '11 was looking strong, having recorded 1,729 shots in his "Shot for Life" 24-hour basketball fundraiser. At that pace, the senior is headed towards over 10,000 free-throws and three-point baskets in his feat. Students, faculty, family and friends were coming out to the Ron Perry Gym to support Slonina all afternoon and into the evening in his effort.

Friday, April 8, 2011

CM Life in Photos: Guarding the President

Dan Crehan '87, pictured above with his partner, Derek Boyd, spoke to the Class of 2015 this morning in Donahue Hall about life as a special agent for the U.S. Secret Service. Crehan talked candidly about guarding the first family on Martha's Vineyard and even one embarrassing trip to Russia.

"You always bring a suit, because you can always dress down. But I went to Russia once, and I forgot the pants with my suit. I had my jacket on a hanger but I got there, and I said, 'Oh God, I forgot my suit.' One of the big guys lent me his suit so I got to be a big guy that day.'"

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

CM Life in Photos: Career Day

Shea O'Connor '16 throws baseballs to his classmates as part of a demonstration by Lori Hock P'16, president of Adecco Solutions, during the 7th grade's annual Career Day.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

CM Life in Photos: Get on the pitch

CM rugby coach Ross MacDonald sizes up his varsity team during an early season workout.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

CM Life in Photos: Home turf

The varsity baseball team will kick up a little less dirt this year thanks to the new turf infield.

Friday, March 4, 2011

CM Life in Photos: Cross-check

Before their team photo this month on the icy Br. McKenna field after school, the senior captains gave goaltender Tom Knox '11 a taste of a good cross-check. See the team photos on CM's Shutterfly site.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

CM Life in Photos: Hackey sack lunch break

What better way to spend the last few minutes of lunch period, and the few days in between winter and spring sports, than enjoying a hackey sack game?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

CM Life in Photos: The Snow Knight

No one's sure how he got there, or when. But students arrived on Tuesday morning to a Snow-Knight, dressed in school colors, in the middle of Br. McKenna field.

Friday, February 11, 2011

CM Life in Photos: Airborn

Matt Droney '12 leaves the parquet behind as he lifts off for a layup in the Knights first matchup of the season against St. John's Prep, 1/14. The team faces the Prep again this weekend. Photo courtesy Lifetouch.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

CM Life in Photos: MS Speech team ascending to great heights

A most enthusiastic Middle School Program Speech Team of forty eighth graders accompanied Coach Ellen Eberly to compete against nine other schools at the Pike School in Andover on January 23.

Earning honors were Kevin Lynch, 3rd Place, prose; Angelo Conti, Finalist Medal, prose; and Sayer Harrison, Honorable Mention (Novice).

The team's next meet will be held at the Jewish Country Day School in Watertown on Sunday, February 13th.