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October 2013 
 
Bless these students and their teachers, and fill them with Your wisdom and knowledge. Grant that during this academic year they may devote themselves to their studies; grow closer to You and to each other, and share what they have learned to promote a peaceful and just world. 
Words from Cardinal Wuerl's blessing

Cardinal Wuerl greeted students and guests following the blessing
Dear Friends,

WMSG had the pleasure of celebrating the opening of the new VIEW Campus with His Eminence Cardinal Donald Wuerl last week. Our students were proud to show Cardinal Wuerl their new classrooms and introduce him to their teachers before the scheduled prayer service. Please read on below to learn more about the Cardinal's visit to WMSG!
  
Please take note of the upcoming events in the newsletter below, particularly the 2nd Annual Evening for Education on October 10th. I look forward to seeing many friends and new faces on the rooftop of Metropolitan Square in downtown D.C. I encourage you to bring friends who may be interested in learning about our school. Details can be found below.

For Regina High School graduates, please read on about the Class of '68 Reunion and the Memorial Service for Sr. Mary Kenny, RJM, who was a beloved member of the RHS community. 

You can always find out more about WMSG by visiting our website: www.washingtonmiddleschoolforgirls.org

In the spirit of courageous women,
   
Sister Mary Bourdon, RJM
Head of School

Grand Opening at The New VIEW Campus



A student presents a jump rope as a symbol of health and exercise
 
WMSG was honored to welcome His Eminence Cardinal Donald Wuerl on September 26 for a prayer of blessing and thanksgiving at the new VIEW Campus. Our 4th and 5th graders gave Cardinal Wuerl a personal tour of the school prior to the service.  The 6th, 7th and 8th graders visited the new campus for the first time as well, and joined the students from The VIEW for the prayer service. The service included participation from students of all ages. Older students performed readings and hymns, while younger students presented symbols of their education ranging from the sacred to the ordinary, including: the cross symbolic of their faith and spirituality; a map of Anacostia symbolic of their membership in a community;  a jump rope and fruits symbolic of a healthy lifestyle; and textbooks and a laptop symbolic of learning.

 

There are many who helped ensure the new VIEW campus would open safely and on-time for the students in 4th and 5th grades including the Archdiocese of Washington, donors, contractors, vendors, lawyers, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, faculty and staff at WMSG, parents, and board members.  Thank you to everyone who played a role in this transition. Special recognition was given at the event to the many individuals and companies who gave pro-bono work and capital contributions towards this effort. 

 


Evening For Education  
 
The WMSG Auxiliary Board is hosting a fundraiser and informational event to benefit WMSG on Thursday, October 10th on the rooftop at Metropolitan Square. The event will take place from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Attendees will learn more about the news from WMSG and enjoy the sunset overlooking the White House. Drinks and light appetizers are provided. 
 
For more information and to register, please visit: 

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Regina High School Class of '68 to Hold Reunion Celebration to Benefit WMSG
 
The Regina High School Class of '68 will be hold a reunion celebration on October 12, 2013, from noon until 6 p.m., at the Annapolis home of Susan Storke Wheatley, and will raise funds for The Washington Middle School for Girls.  A donor has agreed to match all donations (up to $1,000).  Please contact:  Susan Storke Wheatley, melawatch@msn.com, Pamela Twining, wntrgrrl@gmail.com , or Kathy Shorter, kshorter@wmsgdc.org , or check the Class of '68 Facebook page for details.
 

All RHS grads and friends - please help spread the word!

 

 

 

  

Memorial Service for Sister Mary Kenny, RJM (M. St. Louis)   

The Religious of Jesus and Mary invite the alumnae of Regina High School to join them for a Memorial Service in remembrance of Sister Mary Kenny, RJM (M. St. Louis) on Sunday, October 20, 2013, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at The Stuart Center: 821 Varnum Street NE, Washington, DC 20017. Refreshments will be served following the prayer. 

 

Please respond by October 15 to:

Anne Magner, RJM acmhome@yahoo.com or Janet Stolba, RJM 301-655-0681 

Leadership Series Visitors


Each year, WMSG seeks to enrich the educational experience of our students by bringing in accomplished women to talk about their journeys to and through their careers. This program plays an important role in helping students envision their futures after WMSG and high school. 

Students at THEARC have started the year by welcoming numerous visitors to their classrooms and morning prayer. Students learned what it takes to become an on-air radio journalist from NPR's Audie Cornish, co-host of All Things Considered. The girls were eager to hear about her travels and assignments, as well as what education prepared her for her career.  

 

Students also had a chance to ask questions of Ayanna E. M. Dunn, Vice President at Bernstein Global Wealth Management. She explained some of the different types of investments (such as publicly traded stocks) and talked about her early years in school- particularly her initial dislike of math, a subject that now plays a large role in her professional life. 

Audie Cornish explains what happens when a journalist misses a deadline
Ayanna Dunn shared her recollections of 7th grade math



The Washington Middle School for Girls
THEARC Campus
Brianne Wetzel, Campus Administrator
1901 Mississippi Ave., SE 
Washington, DC 20020
202.678.1113 
The Washington Middle School for Girls
The VIEW Campus
Charlene Hursey, Campus Administrator
1604 Morris Road, SE
Washington, DC  20020
202.678.1714

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