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Newsletter Spring 2020

May 19, 2020

Mater Christi Families Emerge as Local Heroes Mater Christi families have been playing a role in the state’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is no surprise based on the school’s proximity to UVM that many of our parents are first responders at UVM Medical Center and other area medical facilities. We, as a community, are so grateful to them for their service. Other Mater Christi parents have been doing […] Read more...

Mater Christi Will Suspend Classes in Proactive Closure

March 13, 2020

Mater Christi School will suspend classes and move to remote learning effective at the close of school today in an effort to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Research shows that closing schools proactively can slow down the spread of disease. MCS does not have an active case or known risk of exposure in its immediate school community. MCS faculty had already initiated training on remote learning and plan […] Read more...

Newsletter Winter 2020

February 18, 2020

Student Named Top Youth Volunteer in Vermont Ashwil Bell, grade 6, was named one of Vermont’s top two youth volunteers of 2020 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. As a State Honoree, Ashwil will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion and an all-expense-paid trip in early May to Washington, D.C., where she will join the top honorees from […] Read more...

News: MLK Jr. Day at MCS

January 20, 2020

On MLK, Jr. Day, Mater Christi School gathers to remember, celebrate and serve. At the morning assembly, students spoke about heroes in history, from Elie Weisel to Ruby Bridges. Members of the sixth grade challenged the school to set its moral compass according to the universal standard as cited by the Golden Rule, and interpreted in global religions. Students then set their hands to work in service of others: elementary students […] Read more...

Teacher Talk: First Lego League Competition 2019

December 9, 2019

On Sunday, December 8, 2019, four members of the Mater Christi Master Builders competed at the 2019/20 Regional FIRST Lego League Vermont State Championship; “City Shaper” hosted by Norwich University. Students worked every Tuesday after school to build fixtures, code the robot and plan strategy to complete missions related to building better cities. Students started the day with a robot that could reliably complete four missions, including “Traffic Jam” created […] Read more...