McAuley Students Celebrate Indian New Year

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Members of McAuley’s International Club attended the 2014 Diwali Festival, sponsored by the India Association of Maine, on Saturday, October 25. The Diwali celebration is the Indian New Year.

Dr. Sagaree Sengupta made the event more special by dressing each student in a beautiful sari – complete with bindi. In addition, students enjoyed a presentation of song, dance and poetry and ended the evening with a delicious Indian dinner.

What an amazing cultural opportunity!

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McAuley Students (and their teacher!) Lauded by Ocean Awareness Group

Congratulations to four McAuley sophomores, and their teacher, JB Kavaliauskas, for their participation – and impressive recognition – in the “From the Bow Seat” writing and art contest, an interdisciplinary contest that highlighted ocean awareness, creativity and advocacy.

Emma Spies received honorable mention accolades for her artistic interpretation of the crisis and prevalence of plastic pollution. 

Samantha Witkowski, Alexis Bolduc-Greene and Julia Bailinson also received honorable mention accolades for their projects on ocean advocacy.

Ms. Kavaliauskas received a teacher recognition award for her “daily inspiration and guidance” surrounding ocean awareness.  She was cited as an “exceptional teacher” who “inspires incredible work from her students.”

Over 375 art, advocacy and essay entries were submitted by students in 28 states and nine countries.  Kudos, once again, to our McAuley girls (and to Ms. Kavaliauskas) on their amazing accomplishments!

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Good Cause Thrift Shop Drop-Off Day

Have items from your fall cleaning you wish to donate?  If so…

Give us your tired, gently used clothing, linens, household items, furniture, books, jewelry, art pieces, etc., and we will help turn these into cash for our young ladies at McAuley!

The mission of the Good Cause Thrift Shop is to provide quality items at affordable prices to those we serve.  All proceeds go to the tuition assistance program at Catherine McAuley High School.

Who:  The Good Cause Thrift Shop

What: A Special Fall Drop-Off Day

Where:  Catherine McAuley High School Parking Lot

When:  Saturday, November 1 from 9:00am – 2:00pm

We hope to see you there!


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Highlights from Homecoming 2014!

Homecoming 2014

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Order Your Yearbook Today!


Keep McAuley memories at your fingertips for the best price of the year!  The Mercian is just $45 when ordered by November 29, 2014.

Order yours here today!

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Viviane Kostin ’15 Named a National Merit Semi-Finalist!










Kudos to McAuley senior, Viviane Kostin, who was recently named a Semi-Finalist in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program!

As a Semi-Finalist honored for her academic merit, Viviane now has the opportunity to compete for some 7,600 scholarships, worth about $33 million, that will be offered in the spring.

Best wishes to you, Viviane, and congratulations on this tremendous honor!

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Your Invitation to Homecoming 2014!

Happy 45th Birthday – Homecoming 2014!


Monday, September 29thLet the Sun Shine In: Complement your uniform with a splash of yellow or blue clothing (one item). MUST WEAR SKIRT.

Tuesday, September 30thWestern Theme : Wear cowboy attire – hat, boots, vest, bandana (1-2 items). MUST WEAR SKIRT.

Wednesday, October 1st : 1969 CMHS Established:  It’s a birthday party, so wear your favorite party dress (per Dress Code Policy).

Thursday, October 2nd :  Woodstock Theme: Complement your uniform with tie-dye attire (1-2 items). MUST WEAR SKIRT.

Friday, October 3rd :  Lion Pride!:  Raid your closet for green and gold!  NO JEANS, PAJAMAS OR YOGA PANTS.                                                        


Wednesday, October 1, 2014
1:30-2:20 pm
“Set the Stage” (literally!)
With your classmates, prepare your back-drop for McAuley’s Best Dance Crew.

Friday, October 3, 2014 
1:45 pm:  Pep Rally
Cheer on our fall teams in the School gym.

5:00-7:00 pm:  Pre-game Parking Lot Party & Auditorium Dance-Off
Cookout in the parking lot, followed by each class showing off their moves by
participating in McAuley’s Best Dance Crew, which incorporates some type of 1969 theme.

7:15 pm:  Powder Puff Football
Under the lights-It’s Green and Gold
(Juniors & Seniors vs. Freshmen & Sophomores)
in McAuley’s annual Grid Iron Battle.
Bring your voices and your excitement!

Saturday, October 4, 2014
7:00-10:00 pm: Homecoming Dance
We’ll close Homecoming weekend with a true celebration– a dance! 
Wear your best semi-formal attire and invite your friends to join the fun.
Tickets are $10 per person, $15 for 2, or $18 for a group of 3.

 Have questions?  Call 797-3802 ext. 2058

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McAuley Students to Embark on Archeological Dig

DSC_0066McAuley girls are trailblazers once again!

Beginning the week of September 22 and heading into the fall, McAuley students and site leaders will embark on an archeological dig in nearby Baxter Woods, at the former site of the Francis O.J. Smith home.

Mr. Jorgensen’s history classes will search for artifacts and document their findings under the direction of Norm Buttrick, Registered Historical Archeologist with the State of Maine, Professor James Leamon of Bates College (History and Archeology Departments), and Kathyrn O’Neil, a recent college graduate who majored in anthropology.

Stay tuned for further updates on this exciting project!

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Opening Day Photo Gallery

A prayer service, the traditional Welcome Breakfast and a special Welcome Lunch all set the tone for the start of an amazing new school year at McAuley!  Go, Lions!

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McAuley – Celebrating 45 Years of Groundbreaking, All-Female Education!

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