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Alumnae Luncheon 2013
On April 20, alumnae gathered together at the Pavilion of the Two Sisters in City Park for the 25th Annual Alumnae Luncheon. The Class of 1963 celebrated their 50-year reunion in the beautiful botanical garden setting.
At the luncheon, Ann Marino DeRouen '81 was honored as Alumna of the Year. She is pictured here with her husband, Pat, and daughter Mary Elizabeth DeRouen '12.
Nicole Fronistas Ramagos '98 was honored with the Sister Carmelita Danos, O.Carm. Service Award at the luncheon. She is pictured here with her husband and two Future Cubs daugthers.
Sisters Keri Robin Murphy and Kristi Robin Ferrante (seated middle) were named Honorary Alumnae at the luncheon. They are both parents of Mount Carmel Academy students and an alumna.
Career Day 2013
Thank you to all of the alumnae who volunteered to speak to our students on March 13 about their chosen careers. We sincerely appreciate your gifts of time and talent. If you are interested in sharing your career paths and stories with the students next spring, please e-mail AlumDev@mcacubs.org.
Easter Eggstravaganza 2013
Thank you to all of the alumnae who brought their little ones back for the Alumnae Easter Eggstravaganza on March 10. Our guests had a great time riding the train, visiting with live bunnies, taking pictures with the Easter bunny, playing games, making crafts, and visiting with friends while enjoying a hot breakfast. As usual, the Easter egg hunt in the horseshoe driveway was a great success!
Welcome Back Party Class of 2012
On Jan. 7, the Alumnae Office welcomed back members of the Class of 2012 for pizza, brownies, yearbook browsing, and mingling. The young alumnae enjoyed visiting with old classmates and sharing new stories about college life.
Breakfast with St. Nick 2012
Once again, the Breakfast with St. Nick event on Dec. 2 was a great success thanks to the many volunteers and Committee Members Rebecca Gates '04, Joanna Bautista '05, Megan Siebenkittel '05, Alyce Cresson Bowers '91, and Jacqueline Delery '04. The children enjoyed the many games, crafts, face painting, train and trolley rides, and carolling by Mount Carmel students. It was a festive way to begin the Christmas season!
Alumnae Fall 2012 Tennis Tournament
On Oct. 17, the Alumnae Office started a new tradition of hosting a fall tennis tournament rather than the annual spring event. Mount Carmel had a great turn out! Thank you to Kerri Frey Becker ('85), Leslie Maniscalco Baudry ('88), and Celeste Bordelon ('86) for helping to organize the event with the Alumnae Office. Thank you also to the event sponsors for their support and to the University of New Orleans Tennis Center for their hospitality.
Open House 2012
Thank you to all of our wonderful and loyal alumnae who volunteered at Open House on Oct. 11. We hope you had as much fun as we did showing our Carmel Spirit!
Our newest members to the Alumnae Association, the Class of 2012, have taken their Catholic education seriously over the past four of five years that they were Mount Carmel Academy students. As seniors, they took the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) Assessment of Catechesis/Religious Education as part of our religion evaluation program. It assesses students' knowledge of key faith concepts and provides back to us information about our students.
The curriculum now includes a greater emphasis on Scripture than it did for the Class of 2012. Personal morality is an area of searching in the confusion of our immoral and amoral society. Issues as premarital sex, artificial means of birth control, homosexuality, marriage and divorce are difficult areas for the young and they find little support for Catholic moral principles. We have increased the curriculum covering social justice issues, but this poses a challenge for all of us in the face of war, poverty, health care, and suffering children at a global level.
We are proud of our girls and continue to strive to improve in all areas.
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|1. God-Father, Son and Holy Spirit
|2. Church - One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic
|3. Liturgy and Sacraments
|4. Revelation, Scripture and Faith
|5. Life in Christ - Personal Morality and Catholic Social Teaching
|6. Church History
|7. Prayer/Religious Practices
|8. Catholic Faith Literacy
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|Part I: Profession of Faith (Creed)
|Part II: The Celebration of the Christian Mystery (Liturgy and Sacraments)
|Part III: Life in Christ (Morality)
|Part IV: Christian Prayer (Prayer)
Interpreting the report: We understand that a formal assessment cannot measure one's faith. Students often know more than they share on a formal evaluation and many factors influence and can interfere with how a students performs on a formal assessment. Although a formal assessment is not the only measure of success for a students or the religion program, it does provide program leaders with valuable informaton that can guide us in selecting or designating our religion program curriculum. This is how we use the report. The ninth grade students also take this assessment as did the Class of 2012. The report reveals great improvement in all areas.
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