Run for Hope – Register Here!

On Saturday, May 16, 2015, Catherine McAuley will be hosting the ninth annual James & Maxine Pouravelis Scholarship Fund Race/Run. The fund was established in December 2006 in memory of two devoted and vibrant members of the Catherine McAuley community. Jim and Maxine lived each day with an unending and unwavering spirit of hope and optimism.  Although they embodied this hope through their generous contributions to countless communities, they had a special affection for the McAuley community that nurtured their two daughters and provided them with a superb educational and spiritual foundation.

In life, Jim and Maxine cheered loudly, danced often, and loved immensely. They passed away within two months of each other in the summer of 2006. Even in sickness, with a powerful faith and steadfast love of family and friends, they remained sure and firm in their hope. The James and Maxine Pouravelis Memorial Scholarship will provide financial assistance to young women seeking an education at Catherine McAuley High School, an education Jim and Maxine saw as essential to the intellectual, athletic, and spiritual development of young women. Through the hope that is nurtured by a McAuley education, this scholarship will continue to keep their hope in new beginnings alive.

For additional race information, and to register, click here.


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“Traditions” Auction – Register Here!

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Join us on April 11, 2015 at our annual “Traditions” Auction.  Enjoy an unforgettable evening, and pay tribute to Joseph Kilmartin, Sister Edward Mary and Candace Anderson-Ek’s 100 years of outstanding service, love, compassion and encouragement to our community.  

Click here to attend.

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Quarter Two Honor Roll

Congratulations to the McAuley students who achieved honor roll status for Quarter Two! 

Please click here to view the comprehensive list.

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Tune In! McAuley’s “Between the Lions” Podcast: 8th Grader Interview

Wonder why a young lady chooses McAuley for her high school?  Listen in to find out how one 8th grader, in particular, was “sold” on becoming a McAuley girl.


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McAuley Remembers Wil Smith

The Catherine McAuley High School community extends its deepest condolences to the family of Wil Smith, who served McAuley for eight years as a coach, parent, seminar presenter, mentor and Seeds of Peace Associate Director.

During his time at McAuley, Wil educated and inspired, awakened and guided.  He exemplified McAuley’s core values of integrity, justice and compassion, principles that he modeled most fervently for his daughter, Olivia, a former McAuley student.

In remembering Wil, Sister Edward Mary Kelleher, Principal Emerita, recalls:

“Wil Smith has long been an inspiration to me.  His story motivates people to be more committed and dedicated to what they do every day. He was a believer in people and a believer in their goodness.  As a former coach, colleague and dad here at McAuley, I count Wil as one of my blessings and a true friend – a friend I will not forget and very much miss.”

McAuley will hold a special memorial service to honor the life of Wil Smith on Sunday, March 15 at 1:00pm. All are invited.

Also, anyone wishing to make contributions to The Wil Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund may do so:

The Wil Smith Memorial Scholarship
c/o Catherine McAuley High School
631 Stevens Avenue
Portland, Maine 04103 

To read more about Wil’s extraordinary life and legacy, please click here.

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Discover the “McAuley NOW” Open House!

Sit in on classes.  Sample the Lion’s Den Café.  Spend the morning as a McAuley girl and experience McAuley in the moment!

Join us on March 12 at 9:30am!  To register, call 797-3802 ext. 2042 or click here.

McAuleyNOW Open House



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NHS Welcomes New Inductees

Congratulations to the 17 new juniors and seniors recently inducted into McAuley’s chapter of the National Honor Society. These young ladies include (juniors) Akech Allolding, Jordyn Carr, Emma Downey, Megan French, Madeleine LaBrecque, Mai Mangin, Kimanna Nguyen, Elizabeth Poulin, Chelsea Rairdon, Emma Shumadine, and (seniors) Safia Bashir, Brianna Doerfler, Anna Dube, Jillian Jacobson, Keyly Martinez, Deborah Mrema and Kathleen O’Brien.

These new inductees join current members Electra Bals, Elise Baribault, Sharon Chikuta, Greta DiPierro, Alexandria Dow, Mary Furlong, Marisa Gochie, Katherine Hodgdon, Siobhan Kenneally, Viviane Kostin, Lydia MacDonald, Kathryn McBrady, Sun Yool Park, Emily Rogan, Amanda Spink, Rachel Taylor and Madeleine Walker-Elders, all seniors.

More than just an honor roll, the National Honor Society honors students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character.

Fine work, ladies!

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Sarah Schnupp ’16 Headed to Junior Olympics!

Kudos to Sarah Schnupp ’16, who recently competed in the State of Maine Junior Olympic 3-position Smallbore match in Augusta, where she took the title of Female State Champion and also took home the gold medal. Because she claimed the title of State Champion, she will receive an invitation to Colorado Springs to compete in the Junior Olympics at the United States Olympic Training Facility over April break. (Earlier this month, she also competed in the Junior Olympic Air Rifle Match, where she took the silver medal for the female competitors.)

This is a family triumph; her brother, Patrick, also took the gold medal for males in Smallbore. As a result, he will also be attending the competition in Colorado.

Sarah has been competing in this sport for five years now. And just recently she joined the Scarborough Pistol and Rifle Team. Sarah’s goal is to attend the University of Alaska – Fairbanks and be a part of their rifle team. After that, her dream is to participate in the summer games in 2018, representing the United States on the world stage like her role model, Jamie Gray Corkish, who claimed the gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics. ​

The entire McAuley community is cheering you on, Sarah!  We are filled with Lion Pride!

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Mid-Year Exam Schedule 2014-2015

Mid-Year Exam Schedule 2014-2015

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Join McAuley’s “School Spirit Challenge” Today!

On Thursday, February 12, 2015, McAuley will be featured (once again!) on Channel 13’s “School Spirit Challenge,” a competition among area schools to see who can collect the most non-perishable food items/cash donations for the Good Shepherd Food Bank. 
McAuley will be one of many schools featured during the winter segment. And although we’re smaller in size, our spirit and commitment to serving others is HUGE – often UNMATCHED!  Last year we collected a whopping 35,000 lbs. for the Good Shepherd Food Bank, and we’re eager to do it again!  So…join the “School Spirit Challenge” with us today!
How, you may ask?
1.  Consider collecting non-perishable items from now until February 27, 2015. A special collection space will be located in the Music Room.
2.  Do you work at a business that would consider a non-perishable food donation?  Or, would your business allow you to place a food bin in a noticeable area? If so, we’re happy to assist with signage and other supplies.  Let us know how we can help!
3.  The Good Shepherd Food Bank also accepts cash donations.  $1 = 5 lbs. of food, and donations may be made either by cash or check.  Checks are to be made payable to the Good Shepherd Food Bank, with “McAuley” clearly marked in the memo line. 
McAuley has a long tradition of service, and this is one way of helping to alleviate hunger in our community.  We hope you will support this initiative, while not forgetting McAuley’s own Annual Fund campaign.  Ericka Sanborn, Director of Marketing, is happy to collect any donation, as is Eileen Brown, Dean of Students.
Now for some important details of the day:
We ask that all students, faculty, staff & administration be here at McAuley, dressed in green & gold or lion attire, at 5:30am on Thursday, February 12, 2015 (the live broadcast is from 6-8:00am).  It will be a half day – with dismissal at 12:00 noonA light breakfast will also be served that morning at 8:00am. 
In addition to collecting record amounts of food for the Good Shepherd Food Bank, another goal of ours is to fill our stands with Lion Pride!  So, parents and friends, please join us on this exciting day! This is an open invitation for the ENTIRE McAuley community to participate; what an amazing opportunity for our school and for the Good Shepherd Food Bank!
Thank you in advance for your assistance, and please contact the School with any further ideas or comments.
Go, Lions!
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