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President's Update

Dear Families,

Every February, we as a nation celebrate and honor the contributions and legacy African Americans have provided to our society. President Gerald Ford was the first President to make it official, but the story of Black History Month began in 1915 with Carter Woodson and Jesse Moorland. Woodson and Moorland founded an organization today known as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). Their goal was to research and promote African American achievements. In 1926, they sponsored the first national Negro History Week because it fell on the birthdays of President Abraham Lincoln and prominent abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass. In 1976, the United States began designating February as Black History Month.

Under the leadership of our Dean of Community, Culture and Equity, Ms. Erga Pierrette P'21, '23, '27, we have been celebrating some well-known African American activists and pioneers like Claudette Colvin, George Washington Carver, Vivian Thomas, James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Mae Jemison, to name a few. I spoke with Ms. Pierrette about the importance of Black History Month, and she said, “It is my hope that one day Black history will be accepted as a part of American history and not something separate. I hope that it will one day be fully integrated in all subject matters because the contributions of African Americans span widely: from home security systems to the operating rooms.”

This month, a few students attended the third annual Bell Hooks Symposium themed Black Feminist Worldmaking Seminar, which questioned the role of digital and speculative sites and technological ecologies that Dr. Regine Jean Charles, Director of Africana Studies, hosted at Northeastern University. The Black Student Forum watched the film, Something the Lord Made and had a rich discussion about discriminatory practices and the impact that systemic racism had on Vivien Thomas’ life. At the end of the month, MC's Black Student Forum will host a painting session with a talented local Haitian artist, Ms. Youveline Joseph, whose mixed media artwork centers on Black representation and joy. The esteemed Terry E. Carter, former Poet Laureate from the City of Medford, will visit MC on February 29 to share his eloquent poetry that takes contemporary life and faith experiences and translates them into word pictures that engage people in unique ways.

This year we focused on Community, Culture and Equity as stated on our website: “The growth of our diverse school community includes students from multiple different countries who speak several different languages and represent various cultures, ethnicities, and nationalities. It is our shared goal to build authentic relationships with one another as we live out the Xaverian Brother’s mission with fidelity. We also strive to make our students feel seen, valued, and loved as they embark on their academic journey towards excellence.” At Malden Catholic, we strive to strengthen our knowledge and appreciation for all those in our community.


Jeffrey P. Smith '95, P'24, '26

At a Glance

Monday, February 12

Day B

Grade 11 Girls Retreat - 8 AM

Tuesday, February 13

Day A

Grade 11 Boys Retreat - 8 AM

Wednesday, February 14

Day H

Midpoint Q3

Ash Wednesday

Thursday, February 15

Day G

Class of 2028 Celebration Rally - 6 PM

Friday, February 16

Day F

Mass - 7:25 AM

Dress Down Day - $5

Monday, February 19

President's Day - No Classes/Offices Closed

Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, February 23

Winter Recess - No Classes

Monday, February 26

Classes Resume

MC Weekly Dining Menu

We are providing the MC weekly dining menu in the President's Update to make it easier for students to plan lunch throughout the week. The menu is also available through the Malden Catholic Mobile App along with easy access to the online portal for adding money to student lunch accounts.

School and College Counseling

2024 - 2025 FAFSA Information

The 2024 - 2025 FAFSA application is now available on studentaid.gov. Due to the form enhancements, the application is available for limited periods as the Department of Education monitors the site. An email was sent out by School and College Counseling with additional information. Please reach out to College Affordable with any questions at [email protected].

College Affordable Financial Aid Webinar - February 15 at 6:30 PM

College Affordable will be hosting its next webinar for MC families on Thursday, February 15, which will focus on ways to reduce the cost of college. To register, please complete the form using this link. To check if you are already registered, please refer to emails from Zoom. For any questions, please email College Affordable at [email protected] or contact your School Counselor.

College Acceptances

MC’s School and College Counseling department would like to remind Grade 12 students to contact their school counselor, as well as update their Naviance account with all college decisions (acceptances, deferred, wait listed and denied). Please reach out to Mrs. DelGenio with any questions at [email protected].

What's New?

Grade 11 Student Retreats - 2.12 and 2.13 at 8 AM

Next week, Grade 11 students will experience a Retreat Day. The Girls Division will participate in the retreat on Monday, February 12 and the Boys Division will experience the retreat on Tuesday, February 13. Students will not attend classes on these days. The retreat will provide students with a day of reflection, prayer, games and community interactions. Students will participate in a set of forums designed to help them understand the Xaverian Brothers Mission and the school, while getting to know each other better as they strengthen their relationship with God.

Grade 9 & Grade 10 Semi-Formal Ticket Sale - 2.12 to 2.16

The Grade 9 & Grade 10 Semi-Formal will be held on Saturday, March 2 from 7 - 10 PM. There will be a DJ, photobooth, pizza and refreshments, and a candy bar for the students. Tickets are priced at $25/per person and will be sold during lunches from Monday, February 12 - Friday, February 16. Please bring cash or a check made payable to Malden Catholic High School.

Information regarding the Semi-Formal attire policies can be found in the MC Parent/Student Handbook through this link. Please note that only students in Grades 9 and 10 are allowed to attend the dance and any outside guests must sign a permission slip available at the front office. MC students attending must complete and pass in a Code of Conduct form, signed by their parent or guardian.

Class of 2028 Celebration Rally - 2.15 from 6 - 7:30 PM

Malden Catholic will celebrate the Class of 2028 accepted students at the Celebration Rally from 6 – 7:30 PM in the MC gymnasium. This is one of the school’s largest events and it will honor over 300+ accepted students who will be recognized individually on stage. 



Malden Catholic’s current students and parents are invited to join in welcoming the incoming students and families by signing up to be part of the festivities through the attached SignUpGenius link. We hope to see you there!

Dress Down Day - 2.16

MC's Campus Ministry will be sponsoring a Dress Down Day to support the National Alliance on Mental Illness on Friday, February 16. Please bring a $5 donation if you would like to participate. All Dress Down Days must follow Dress Down Day protocol which can be found through this link.

"Tracks" Drama Club Production - 2.29 & 3.1 at 6 PM

MC's Drama Club will host two performances of "Tracks" by Peter Tarsi at 6 PM on Thursday, February 29 and Friday, March 1 in the Thomas '66 and Olivia McDonough Performing Arts Center. Tickets are limited, so be sure to purchase them through this link for the February 29 show and through this link for the March 1 show.

Buy-a-Bed Drive - through 3.1

Campus Ministry’s annual Buy-a-Bed drive to support Mission of Deeds in Reading will run through Friday, March 1. The drive provides beds for homeless children in the area. Donations of any denomination can be made during Theology classes. Please see Mrs. Connolly or your Theology teacher with any questions.

MC Make-A-Wish Club & Parent Club St. Patrick's Celebration - 3.8 at 7 PM

MC's Make-A-Wish Club & Parent Club are teaming up once again to host a St. Patrick's Celebration at the Irish American Club in Malden on Friday, March 8 from 7 - 11 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM). This 18+ event will include live music by local musicians, The Emersons, Irish Step Dancer’s, DJ Scott Elias in addition to a photobooth, light snacks, raffles, and a cash bar. All proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Kids for Wish Kids Program. Tickets can be purchased through the following Eventbrite link for $30 each. We hope to see you there!

What's Happening Around MC?

Model Bridge Competition

The Boston Society of Civil Engineers hosted its annual Model Bridge Competition last weekend at the Wentworth Institute of Technology. MC's Model Bridge team did a wonderful job representing the school!

Black Feminist Worldmaking Seminar

Last week, MC students, along with MC's Dean of Community, Culture and Equity, Ms. Erga Pierrette P'21, '23, '27, attended the 3rd Annual Bell Hooks Symposium on Black Feminist Worldmaking at Northeastern University. The symposium featured two panels that included Black feminists, scholars, artists, writers, and Northeastern students whose work is focused on history, race, gender, and culture.


Winter Sports

Stay updated on the athletics schedule and events by visiting the MC website or subscribing to text alerts through this link.

Livestreaming for MC athletic home games held in the Doherty Gymnasium and on the Donovan Field, accessible on MC's YouTube channel through this link or through Hudl TV.

Varsity & JV Girls Lacrosse Coaches needed! Please contact Bill Raycraft at [email protected] for more information.

Monday, February 12

3:30 PM Boys JV Ice Hockey @ Catholic Memorial

5 PM Girls JV Basketball vs Cohasset HS

6:30 PM Girls Varsity Basketball vs Cohasset HS

Tuesday, February 13

3:30 PM Girls Freshman Basketball vs Masconomet

3:30 PM Boys Freshman Ice Hockey @ Catholic Memorial

5 PM Boys JV Basketball vs Pope Francis

6:30 PM Boys Varsity Basketball vs Pope Francis

Wednesday, February 14

3:50 PM Girls JV Ice Hockey vs St. Mary's

5 PM Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Boston Latin

6 PM Girls Varsity Ice Hockey @ Haverhill HS

Thursday, February 15

No events scheduled.

Friday, February 16

No events scheduled.

Saturday, February 17

TBA Boys Varsity Wrestling @ MIAA Divisional State Tournament

10 AM Girls Varsity Basketball vs Burlington HS

2 PM Girls Varsity Ice Hockey @ Pope Francis

4 PM Boys Varsity Indoor Track @ MIAA DII State Championship

5 PM Boys Varsity Basketball vs Lynn English @ 2024 Spartan Classic

5:30 PM Boys Varsity Ice Hockey vs Xaverian Brothers HS

Sunday, February 18

TBA Boys Varsity Swim @ MIAA Swim State Tournament

12 PM Girls Varsity Basketball vs Acton-Boxboro @ 2024 Spartan Classic

Monday, February 19

TBA Boys Varsity Basketball

Tuesday, February 20

12 PM Girls Varsity Ice Hockey vs Needham HS @ Hingham Showcase

Wednesday, February 21

6 PM Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Brookline HS

Thursday, February 22

10 AM Girls Varsity Ice Hockey vs Braintree HS @ Hingham Showcase

Friday, February 23

No events scheduled.

Saturday, February 24

No events scheduled.

Sunday, February 25

No events scheduled.

Malden Catholic Spring Sports Registration

Registration for Malden Catholic spring sports is now open. All parents/guardians must register students through Arbiter Sports using this link. Students must be registered before tryouts start on Monday, March 18.