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Summer 2016
It is June and the school year is over.   The class of 2016 graduated and are now officially PMA alumni.  The underclassmen completed their classes, finals and are now on summer vacation.  But until the day finals ended PMA was full of life, as always.    We hope you enjoy reading about all the great things that happened.  Have a great summer and ePathways will resume again in the fall.
PMA Today
Graduation 2016

Friday , May 27 the 54th Commencement Ceremony officially transformed the Class of 2016 fr om PMA students into PMA alumni.

The ceremony began with the graduates processing into the crowded Dupre Center, smiling at famil y and friends, as music to Pomp and Circumstance filled the air.  The graduates received their diplomas, graduation scholarships and awards, in addition to class awards.  Head  of School, Mrs. Rose Maria DiFiore Redman, '85 was the graduation speaker and delivered many words of advice and encouragement to the students sitting in front of her, who she has watched grow and develop over the past four years.

Honor Essayist, Douglas Anderson, Salutatorian, Lindsey Gill, and Valedictorian, Robert Pauley a lso addressed their classmates with heartfelt speeches filled with memories, emotion, honesty, and inspiration as one 4-year chapter of their lives ends and new one begins.

Pictured: (L-R)
Robert Pauley, Valedictorian
Lindsey Gill, Salutatorian
Douglas Anderson, Honor Essayist

PMA Legacys
We love when families recognize the value and merit of a PMA education and continue the tradition to become a PMA legacy family.   Three graduates had mothers who were PMA alumni.  


Graduate Nicole Chaisson pictured with her mother Pam (Bernard) Chaisson, '84 on the left and her aunt, Cheryl Chaisson, '84.   Nicole's parents were introduced by her aunt Cheryl, her father is Cheryl's brother. 




                 



Graduate Matthew Dubois pictured with his 
mother  Ellen(Gillick) Dubois, '83.







Graduate Gabriella Salerno pictured with her mother, Diane (Cormier) Martin, '86.  Mrs. Martin is also married to PMA's very own coach Martin. 

It's Debatable: American Government Class Debates Immigration Policy
Class during Senior Spirit Week is usually the last thing on a graduating seniors mind; however in Mr. Carney's American Government class, his small group of seniors enjoyed the last week of classes with a "friendly"round of debates.  Unlike other debates, they did theirs sans podium, and faced each other in a round table-approach, where students would argue his/her point one minute and support the opponents point the next.   

They debated the hot topic of the current Immigration Policy and specifically the differences between a pathway to citizenship vs. a pathway to legal status; border prot ection; the use of E-Verify to employers; the DREAM Act, and several other issues surrounding immigration.  As true in most debates, students agreed on some issues, yet the room got loud with disagreement on others.  

It's Debatable  Continued...

We all Scream for Ice Cream!
What better way to learn about freezing points and chemical reactions than by making ice cream?  Mr. True's chemistry class got a hands on lesson in how chemistry and a little elbow grease is involved in making ice cream.  The best part... the students got to eat their work at the end of class.        
Scholarships and Awards
Scholarship winners for the 2016-17 school year

 On Monday, June 6, PMA celebrated it's last day of school with a special Mass and award ceremony, recognizing students who received class awards, as well as book awards and scholarships.  
Teachers for each class and grade awarded students who excelled in their classes with excellence and merit awards.  



Sports
Liliana Foucault, '19 at State Track Tournament
Liliana Foucault, '19 competed in the State Track Tournament at Norwell High on May 28. Below are pictures of her competing in the triple jump event.

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Order a 2016 Yearbook!
Pre-order the 2016 Yearbook Today!  
The yearbook is being printed over the summer and will be at PMA in September just in time for the new school year.  What better way to capture an entire year of memories than in one, full color, hard copy book? Simply send in a check for $65 to PMA and reserve the yearbook in your child's name.  Any questions email Mrs. DeMarco Sabino, Yearbook Adviser at edemarco@pmamethuen.org. 
* Please make checks payable to PMA
*Include your child's name and grade 
Quick Pics
PMA Field Trips
Tuesday, May 24, PMA students had a school-wide field-trip day.  Below are pictures of the senior class who went to Boston on a tour of the harbor and the some members of the freshman class who visited the Lowell Mills.
                 
 
   
Graduation Pictures
More graduation highlights!
                                  
    

     



Thank you for taking the time to keep up to date with our PMA news and happenings.  
We hope you enjoyed this edition of
ePathways.
   
 
Rose Maria DiFiore Redman '85
Head of School
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How You Can Help
Yankee Candle Fundraising Drive
PMA grossed $11,000 with the Yankee Candle fundraiser.  Thank you for your support.  Yankee Candle has committed to help PMA all year long.  Anytime you shop online they will make a donation to our school.  Visit
www.yankeecandlefundraising.com and enter group #99896054 in the "start shopping" box.  
Thank you for your support!
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Upcoming Events
PMA Calendar
Click here to view the latest events on the  PMA CALENDAR

Or download a printable 2016-2017 school calendar here

Fall Sports Tryouts
Thursday, August 25
iPad Meeting Grade 9
Thursday, August 25
6:30 pm - Library
iPad Meeting - grades 10,11, & 12
Tuesday, August 30
Wednesday, August 31
6:30 pm - Library
(Choose 1)

First Day of School, Grade 9
Thursday, September 1
7:30 am - 2

First Day of School - All Grades
Tuesday, September 6

Travel Opportunity for PMA Families. 

The 2016 Europe trip was a blast. Don't miss out on the next one!  It is an opportunity of a lifetime!  Current students and their families have the opportunity to travel abroad on dream European vacation.
PMA is leading an 8 day trip to Lisbon, Seville and Madrid
in June 2017
Spots still available!

2016 - 2017 Drama Schedule
Keep an eye out for all of the talent that will been exuding from the PMA students in the upcoming year, with two drama productions scheduled.  
Next years juniors and seniors will present The Diary of Anne Frank in November and the PMA Drama Club will perform High School Musical in the spring.   Mark your calendars now!  

T he 2015-2016 Annual Fund

give-donation-jar.jpg Time is running out. The 2015-16 Annual Fund Drive is officially over June 30, 2016. Thank you to those who have already   donated. For those who have been meaning to make a gift...now is the time.  We  need your help to reach our goal of $50,000. 

If you would like to support PMA you
can do so below through the donate button below.  It directs you to a PayPal site where you can make a secure online donation. 

Your gift can help fund PMA student programs in the year to come. We appreciate your support and generosity. We couldn't do what we we do without your help. 
 
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