UNE and McAuley Enter Exciting Partnership!

On January 15, 2016, the University of New England (UNE) and Catherine McAuley High School signed an agreement between the two institutions that will allow Catherine McAuley students who complete a rigorous academic program and who matriculate at UNE to earn up to 30 college transfer credits, potentially enabling the students to enter the university with sophomore standing.

The agreement, signed by UNE President Danielle Ripich, Ph.D., and Catherine McAuley’s Head of School Kathryn Woodson Barr, will give successful graduates of McAuley’s Advanced Placement (AP) Program the opportunity to receive course credit in UNE’s College of Arts and Sciences if accepted to the university, provided that they demonstrate mastery of advanced placement work. Successful candidates will also be given priority consideration for admission and merit scholarships at UNE.

President Danielle Ripich said, “This agreement between UNE and Catherine McAuley is a partnership in creating a new pathway for high performing McAuley students to satisfy some or all of the first-year requirements at the university. It presents an opportunity for them to complete their college education in just 75 percent of the time it usually takes and with just 75 percent of the expense.”

Students admitted to UNE through this agreement may major in any program offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, including subjects in the humanities, arts, social sciences, education, business, natural sciences and others.

Catherine McAuley’s Head of School Kathryn Woodson Barr commented, “McAuley is thrilled to be entering into this partnership with UNE — one that will propel our young women forward into the world of higher education and global citizenship. Our collaboration will place tremendous educational opportunities at students’ fingertips.”

UNE currently has similar agreements with Thornton Academy and Biddeford High School. Catherine McAuley also has an ongoing partnership with Saint Joseph’s College of Maine.       

 

 

 

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McAuley Voted Best Private School in Maine!

McAuley is #1! Catherine McAuley High School was recently voted the Best Private School in Maine in “Down East” Magazine’s annual poll of reader and editor favorites.

The annual “Best of Maine” readers’ awards provide “Down East” readers the opportunity to recognize their favorite Maine people, places and things around the state. Based solely on popular vote, the readers’ choice winners represent the best of Maine as identified by those who know Maine the best: the state’s residents and repeat visitors. Equally invested in the state’s culture, editors choose their own favorites to receive recognition each year.

Kathleen Fleury, “Down East” editor-in-chief, spoke of the selection process, saying, “Our readers love Maine for many different reasons, and the Readers’ Choice awards encourage them to show their support for the people and places that make the state so great. The selection process is one that everyone puts a lot of time and thought into – so it’s a true honor to be selected.”  

“Based on popular vote, we are thrilled that others recognize what we have always believed – that McAuley, the state’s only all-girls high school, is #1, shared Head of School Kathryn Woodson Barr.  “Here’s to the students, faculty, staff, alumnae and McAuley community who truly are the BEST!”

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Register for McAuley’s Softball/Baseball Clinic!

Catherine McAuley High School is excited to present an evening of baseball/softball hitting and pitching for coaches and parents on January 30, 2016 from 4-7 PM.

Featuring McAuley parent Ken Joyce from the San Francisco Giants, along with Bowdoin College pitching coach, Jason Jensen, and Sarah Jamo, head softball coach from USM, the event will feature:

4:00-5:00pm: Ken Joyce – Swing Like a Pro in the McAuley Auditorium
5:00-5:30pm: Dinner in the McAuley Mall provided by Amato’s
5:30-6:30pm: Jason Jensen – Baseball Pitching Mechanics in the McAuley Auditorium
5:30-6:30pm: Sarah Jamo – Softball Pitching Mechanics in the McAuley Gym
6:30-7:00pm: Question and Answer Session in the McAuley Auditorium

Pre-register by mail by January 23rd for $30 or pay $35 at the door.

All proceeds benefit the tuition assistance program at Catherine McAuley High School.

Questions? Contact Candy Anderson-Ek at (207) 797-3802 x2022 or candy.anderson-ek@mcauleyhs.org.

For additional event information, and to access the registration form, please click here.

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McAuley’s Winter Open House – Register Here!

Catherine McAuley High School, Maine’s only all-girl high school, will be hosting its annual Winter Open House for prospective students and their families on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 6pm (snow date: January 21, 2016). Young women of all faiths are invited to our campus at 631 Stevens Avenue, Portland, for a program that will feature student, parent and alumnae panels, guided tours, information on tuition assistance and the opportunity to speak with students, faculty and coaches. 

Register here to attend our Winter Open House.  

Students (8th graders) are also encouraged to register here for our final High School Placement Test on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 8:30am.

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Calling All Class of 2015 Graduates!

On Friday, January 8th, from 12:40-2:20pm, graduates from the Class of 2015 are invited back for “College Conversations” with the current senior class. This fun annual activity gives our “almost graduated girls” a chance to ask all those burning questions and get the REAL scoop from current college freshmen.
 
Interested alums should contact linda.freeman@mcauleyhs.org or marie.eschner@mcauleyhs.org for more information. We hope you can join us!
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Support McAuley’s Tanzania Project!

In response to our school mission trip last April, the McAuley Key Club has committed themselves to partner with St. Lucia’s Orphanage and the Sunflower International School in Arusha, Tanzania. This partnership allows us to share resources and experiences, as well as joys, sorrows and prayers. At this time, we are collecting vitamin pills, which are greatly needed, particularly children’s vitamins and pre-natal supplements.

Because McAuley High School and St. Lucia/the Sunflower International School are not-for-profit, DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE  (and accepted until Thursday, December 17 at the McAuley Academy Building). If you are so inclined to assist with a monetary donation, please address a check to McAuley High School and write “Tanzania” on the memo line.

We are grateful for any help you can provide!  Thank you for your support.



 

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McAuley Basketball Clinics!

Calling all girls in grades 3-8! Join us for our annual Basketball Clinics, led by Coach Billy Goodman and the McAuley Varsity Team. Details are outlined below, and a registration form can be found here. Space is limited, so register today!

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McAuley Limelighters to Present “This Is Where We Came In”

Join the McAuley Limelighters the weekend of November 20-22 for their production of This Is Where We Came In, a 1990 children’s play by British playwright Alan Ayckbourn. You’ll enjoy this tale of three storytellers, Great Aunt Repetitus, Uncle Erraticus and Uncle Oblivious, who trap six players in twisted re-interpretations of fairy tales.

Show times are:
Friday, November 20 at 7pm
Saturday, November 21 at 7pm
Sunday, November 22 at 2pm

Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students/seniors, but there is a $3 discount available for those who bring a nonperishable food item.

Thank you for your support!

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McAuley’s “Brown Bag” Lunch Series – Join Us November 13!

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Elizabeth Poulin ’16 Named DAR Good Citizen

PoulinCongratulations to Elizabeth Poulin ’16, winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen Award!

Elizabeth was one of three students nominated by McAuley faculty and was elected by her senior class. A DAR Good Citizen is a student who possesses the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

Kudos to you, Elizabeth!

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