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 Friday, January 30, 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 Friday, January 30, 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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“Kris Kringle” Photo Gallery

Kris Kringle

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An Open House Invitation – January 14, 2015!

Catherine McAuley High School, Maine’s only college-preparatory school for young women, will be hosting its annual Winter Open House for prospective students and their parents on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 6pm (snow date: January 21).

Young women of all faiths are invited to our campus at 631 Stevens Avenue, Portland, for a program that will feature a student and alumnae panel, guided tours, information on tuition assistance, and the opportunity to speak with students and faculty. 

For more information, or to register, click here or call 797-3802 x2042.

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Episode 2: “Between the Lion’s” Podcast!


Ever wonder about McAuley’s amazing academic program?  Listen in here.


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McAuley Explores Optimum Campus Options for Future

The trustees and administration of Catherine McAuley High School are excited to share their series of initiatives to shape the promising future of the School, called “McAuley: Forging Our Future.”

Click here to learn more.

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McAuley – “Forging Our Future” Plans

To read more about McAuley’s exciting future plans, please click here.

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“College Conversations” – Calling All 2014 Graduates!

Grads of 2014!  You are cordially invited to join the Class of 2015 for conversations about your college experience. With your recent insights into college life, we look to you for tips and general info to share — what’s great, what’s not, and what you wish you had known your senior year.

When: Friday, January 9, 2015 from 12:40-2:20pm

Where: CMHS Mall & Auditorium

Come and enjoy some refreshments, renew old friendships and let us know how you are doing!

Please RSVP to one of the following:

Mrs. Eschner –
Mrs. Freeman –
Mrs. Brown –

We look forward to seeing you!

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McAuley & Saint Joseph’s College Partnership Announced


Dear Catherine McAuley High School Community,

As you know, Catherine McAuley High School and Saint Joseph’s College share a special bond and even some common history as institutions founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. Many members of each of our communities are active participants in the life of the other institution. Given our shared histories, values and communities, a more purposeful and intentional relationship seems only natural.

To that end, the leadership of both of our institutions is pleased to announce the Catherine McAuley–Saint Joseph’s College Partnership, who together will explore ways for us to engage in purposeful and mutually beneficial activities.

Sister Kathleen Sullivan, Saint Joseph’s Chief Sponsorship and Mission Integration Officer and a college Vice President, and Kathryn Woodson Barr, McAuley’s Head of School, will serve as co-conveners of this initiative. You can expect to hear from them directly in the coming weeks.

We both look forward to the good work that we know will result from this partnership and to the very real benefits that will result for our institutions and all of the community members who are joined in Mercy.

Best wishes,

Heidi S. Osborn                                                          James S. Dlugos, Ph.D.
Chairperson                                                                President
McAuley High School                                                Saint Joseph’s College

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