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President's Update

Dear Families, 


Welcome to our first President’s Update for the 2023 - 2024 school year! I trust that you had a restful and enjoyable summer. We have been busy preparing to welcome your son or daughter to what promises to be an exciting and transformative school year. Please make sure to read this entire update weekly so that you are aware of the information and many upcoming events at Malden Catholic. 


This year, our Principal, Mr. Jeff Smith, and our Director of Mission Integration, Brother Thomas Puccio, will be helping me with the weekly President’s Update note. Our three-week rotation will allow you to hear from each of us as we share information and reflect upon the mission of Malden Catholic. We can all look forward to seeing what my “coauthors” share over the school year. 


Connecting with our families is vital. The President’s Update is one meaningful way for us to do this. To ensure we understand the content you prefer along with other needs you many have, we have developed a short survey for you to share feedback. There is a link below, and we appreciate you taking the time to let us know how this weekly communication can best serve you and your family. 


Malden Catholic Communications Parent/Guardian Satisfaction Survey


Thank you for your support and welcome! 


John Thornburg 

At a Glance

Monday, August 28

Tuesday, August 29

Wednesday, August 30

Grade 9 Orientation - 8 AM

Grade 12 Parent/Student Orientation - 6:30 PM

Thursday, August 31

Grade 10 Orientation - 9 AM

Grade 11 Orientation - 12 PM

MC Parent Book Club - 6:30 PM

Friday, September 1

Offices Closed

Back to School Updates

Dress Code

After consulting with members of the MC community, including students, parents, faculty, and administration, modifications have been made to the student dress code. Please review the 2023 - 2024 Dress Code Update through this link.

2023 - 2024 Mini Calendar

The MC Mini Calendar has been created to layout the full school year at a glance for the community. The calendar is a quick reference but we would like to remind families that our online calendar, which is also available on the MC Mobile App is the most accurate. You may download the mini calendar here or pick up a hard copy at the MC front desk.

50 Crystal Street Construction

As President Thornburg had mentioned during parent meetings last year, MC will begin construction on 50 Crystal Street, the building that the school owns across from Malden Catholic. The first phase of construction includes the demolition of the existing building. This is a standard demolition project and construction workers will need to remove old caulking and wear required protective clothing and possibly hazmat suits on the site. There is no risk or hazard beyond the immediate contact worker area. This is an exciting time for Malden Catholic, and our plans are still in development for 50 Crystal Street and the expansion of MC's programs.

What's New?

Malden Catholic is committed to growing a healthy community by making sure any information we pass along comes from our Administrative team. Our official social media pages are the most accurate, up-to-date source of information and the President's Update is our weekly news source for the school. We strongly encourage our parents to follow these official Malden Catholic social media platforms:

Throughout the year, if any of our families have questions regarding Malden Catholic, we ask that they call or email one of our MC Administrators for accurate information rather than relying upon unofficial information channels.

Grades 9-12 Orientation - 8.30 & 8.31

Mandatory Grades 9 - 11 student Orientations will be held next week. Boys should enter via Door 11 and girls should enter via Door 1.

All students will need to attend the Orientation for their grade:

Grade 9

Wednesday, August 30 - 8 AM to 12 PM

Grade 10

Thursday, August 31 - 9 AM to 11 AM

Grade 11

Thursday, August 31 - 12 PM to 2 PM

Grade 12 (Parent/Student)

Wednesday, August 30 - 6:30 PM to 8 PM

School ID Photos

School ID photos will be taken at orientation and students are required to be in full MC uniform. Please refer to the 2023 - 2024 Dress Code Update for dress code requirements. Please note that shorts, slippers, flip flops, crocs, and sandals are not permitted. If students are not in proper dress code, they will not be allowed to take their school photo.


Students in Grade 9 should bring laptops to orientation. Students in Grades 10 and 11 should leave laptops at home.

Grades 10 - 12 Parent Nights - 8.30, 9.6 & 9.13

Grade 12 Parent and Student Night

Wednesday, August 30 - 6:30 PM to 8 PM

Grade 11 Parent Night

Wednesday, September 6 - 6:30 PM to 8 PM

Grade 10 Parent Night

Wednesday, September 13 - 6:30 PM to 8 PM

MC Parent Book Club - 8.31 at 6:30 PM

The MC Parent Book Club Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 31 at 6:30 PM at Molly's Bookstore in Melrose. The August MC Book Club will be discussing Klara and the Sun, a story about our rapidly changing modern world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator to explore a fundamental question: what does it mean to love?

Please contact Vange Egizi at [email protected] if you are interested in attending.

First Day of School - 9.5

The first day of classes for the 2023 - 2024 school year will begin on Tuesday, September 5. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to MC!

The warning bell is 7:55 AM and the first class begins at 8 AM. Boys will be dropped at door #11 which is in the back near the rotary. Girls are dropped off at door #1 which is the front entrance to the building.

Freshman BBQ - 9.9 at 11 AM

MC will be hosting the annual Grade 9 Barbeque on Saturday, September 9 from 11 AM - 1 PM. Music, drinks and food will be provided for all. We look forward to welcoming our new families into the Malden Catholic community!

Parent Volunteers

Any parent with a student in Grades 10 - 12 who would like to help with the event, please contact Nurse Paquette [email protected].

Lancers of Golf - 9.18 at 1:30 PM

The 37th Annual Malden Catholic Golf Classic – The Lancers of Golf Tournament is SOLD OUT. We are looking forward to a wonderful event raising funds for student scholarships. If you would like to reserve a spot on our waitlist, please contact Sarah P. Hamilton P’22 at [email protected].

What's Happening Around MC?

Global Conference on Educational Robotics (GCER)

Congratulations to Valerie Umipig ’25 who attended the Global Conference on Educational Robotics in St. Augustine, Florida, where she won the Botgal of the Year Award and the K.I.S.S. (Keep it Simple Student) Award. Way to go, Valerie!

MCLI - Malden Catholic Leadership Institute

MC's Leadership Institute (MCLI) was a fantastic experience for Grade 12 students! We would like to thank Mr. Casey '94, P'25 and MC's Campus Ministry team for hosting the action-packed four-day retreat. Check out more photos from MCLI on MC's Public SmugMug (password - maldencatholic99).

Summer Internships

This summer, the Malden Catholic Internship Program was a tremendous success, providing competitive opportunities for MC students to participate in real-world leadership experiences in areas of business, STEM and the arts. We are extremely grateful to our alumni and intern hosts for their tremendous generosity in hosting Malden Catholic students.

Focus Technology

Hanscom Air Force Base

Doble LeBranti Financial Group

Pratville Machine and Tool Company

Timberline Construction Corporation

Biochemical Engineering Research at MIT

U.S. Postal Inspection Service

Herb Chambers Companies

Malden Catholic Freshman Experience (MCX)

Grade 9 students had the opportunity to start the year off right with MC's Freshman Experience (MCX) week. They had the opportunity to meet MC Administrators, run through their schedule, meet faculty members and get to know their new classmates. Welcome, Lancers!

Summer Camps

Malden Catholic Summer Camps were a huge hit this year! Over the past three months, campers had a fantastic time pursuing sports, academics and arts programs that were held in and around MC. We hope to see everyone again next year!

MC Public Photo Albums

Malden Catholic has a public SmugMug account (password - maldencatholic99) that will share photos from various school events throughout the year. The SmugMug photos will be updated weekly, so please check back periodically for more photos.


Monday, August 28

4 PM Varsity Field Hockey Scrimmage @ Saugus High School

4 PM JV Field Hockey Scrimmage @ Saugus High School

Tuesday, August 29

4 PM Varsity Field Hockey Scrimmage vs Stoneham High School

5:15 PM JV Field Hockey Scrimmage vs Stoneham High School

Wednesday, August 30

No events scheduled

Thursday, August 31

No events scheduled

Friday, September 1

5 PM Varsity Football Scrimmage vs Lynn English High School

Saturday, September 2

No events scheduled

Sunday, September 3

No events scheduled

Fall Sports Senior Banner Photos - Monday, August 28 at 12 PM

Senior athlete photos will be taken on Monday, August 28 at 12 PM outside of the athletic office. These photos will be used for Senior Banners for fall sports and may be purchased from Dracut Threads through this link. All senior athletes must be in team home uniform for the photos. The banners will be hung for the fall season in the gym then hung outside with the senior banners from all the seasons. Seniors will then be able to take their banners home following graduation.

Any questions about Senior Banners may be directed to Athletic Director, Bill Raycraft at [email protected].