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President's Update

Dear Families,

This week's note is written by our Boys Division Leader, Mr. Bob Bucchino, who announced his retirement at our recent Commencement Ceremony. We congratulate Mr. Bucchino on forty years of service to Malden Catholic!

Good Morning, Parents (1983 to 2023):


The long-awaited and well-deserved daily sun and warmer weather (hopefully!) have finally arrived and feel wonderful. Let us continue to cherish the beauties of Spring!


Quite frequently in major league sports, we often read and/or hear about long-term veteran players announcing that they have come upon the day and the realistic realization that it is time for them to step down from their passion and playing position. So many of them love their sport and organization so much, that they angst over this thought and don’t really wish to leave; however, they know in their hearts and minds that it is the right thing to do. Thus, they are driven by reason.


They are often athletes who believe that they were truly blessed; they had received more from their team/organization than they had produced or given in their career, Subsequently, when they are fortunate to find a rational balance between their decision to leave and to remain as actively engaged as possible, they negotiate and/or are asked to continue in some other institutional capacity to stay connected to the team of which they are most fond. And more often than not, they respond affirmatively!


I am writing to let you know that I, too, am one of those players, stepping down from my beloved Boys Division Leader administrative role. After much reflection, discernment, discussion, and prayer (a lot of dialogue with the Holy Spirit on those daily walks and runs), for the past three years, I will conclude my administrative role this June 2023.


Through the kindness and generosity of Mr. Thornburg and Mr. Smith, I will have the privilege of remaining associated with Team MC by assisting in the alumni office, and/or helping with new teacher formation, and/or supporting the Academic Administration, most especially with our new Boys Division Leader helping him/her transition to the position and the myriad of responsibilities.


Please, please, please understand that this has not been an easy decision since the field of education has been my life/workstyle for the entirety of my adult professional life and Malden Catholic has been my home away from home and extended family for the past forty years. This has been a bittersweet and contemplative thought process with lots of emotional ebbs and flows. 


Throughout my forty-four-year tenure at MC as a student, as a teacher, department chair, and as an administrator, I have truly been blessed to have been surrounded by so many excellent and caring role models (Brother Robertus Duffy, Br. Plunkett Doherty, Br. Thomas Mulloy, Mr. Jack Carroll, Br. Robert Sullivan, Br. Richard Cook, Br. Robert Green, Br. Thomas Puccio, and Mr. Thomas Arria) who have always had my person and interests at heart, wanting me to be the best-version-of-myself.


I would like to thank them for modeling, inspiring, and helping me to understand, to embrace, and to undertake my daily responsibilities - as integral pieces of both the Xaverian and Malden Catholic missions, as acts of love and service; as the loving hands, feet, eyes, ears, and mouth of a merciful and loving God, and not as a series of disconnected school-related checkbox duties and tasks.


I thank each of you in a very special and memorable way for entrusting me with nurturing and transforming the lives of your sons, for showing me your kindness, respect, and friendship, for engaging in many casual and personal conversations, and for your continued interest in my family and myself. You most certainly demonstrate our Malden Catholic hallmarks of engaging and enduring personal relationships, fostering a sense of growing in a community of faith through the love of God, self, and others, and creating a rich familial atmosphere. You are all truly Plus Ultra – More Beyond.


In more ways than you know, you have made my roles as teacher, department chair, and administrator easier to navigate. Knowing that I had your assistance, support, and cooperation in working with your sons have made all the difference. I am most indebted to you.


Please note, that you and your sons have been one of the fundamental reasons for remaining at Malden Catholic for forty-years. Thank you!


In conclusion, I feel most confident and trustful that God, as always, will have a plan for me and my family and that I will continue to compliment my Malden Catholic journey. I believe that Jeremiah 29:11 sums it up nicely and succinctly: For I know the plans I have for you; they are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.


Wishing you and your families many blessings - safety, happiness, health, and prosperity. 


Appreciatively and thankfully,


Mr. Robert J. Bucchino

At a Glance

Monday, May 29

Memorial Day - No Classes/Offices Closed

Tuesday, May 30

Day C

Wednesday, May 31

Day B

Thursday, June 1

Day A

Friday, June 2

Day H

Fourth Quarter Ends

Last Day of Classes

Weekly Mass - 7:20 AM

Prayer Service & Underclass Awards Convocation - 1:30 PM

School and College Counseling Update

All final college transcripts will automatically be sent to attending colleges by the second week in June. Please reach out to Mrs. DelGenio with any questions at delgenios@maldencatholic.org.

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. Search for "Malden Catholic" in the app store on your phone.

What's New?

Final Exams - 6.5 to 6.8

Final exams for Grades 9 - 11 will begin on Monday, June 5 and will continue through Thursday, June 8. During exams, students are permitted to dress down and are not required to be present unless they have an exam scheduled. LBK will operate on its regular morning schedule, while the after-school LBK transportation will depart from MC at 11:15 AM after the second exam. The school will close for students daily at 11:30 AM.

Please note the following exam schedule:

Monday, June 5

Period A Exam: 8 AM - 9:20 AM

Period B Exam: 9:35 AM - 10:55 AM

Tuesday, June 6

Period C Exam: 8 AM - 9:20 AM

Period D Exam: 9:35 AM - 10:55 AM

Wednesday, June 7

Period E Exam: 8 AM - 9:20 AM

Period F Exam: 9:35 AM - 10:55 AM

Thursday, June 8

Period G Exam: 8 AM - 9:20 AM

Period H Exam: 9:35 AM - 10:55 AM

2022 - 2023 Yearbook Purchase for Grades 9 - 11 - 6.5

Any students in Grades 9 - 11 who are interested in purchasing a 2022 - 2023 yearbook, please create a Jostens account and order your yearbook through this link. The deadline to order a yearbook is Monday, June 5. (The cost for Senior yearbooks are included in Senior fees that were collected at the beginning of the school year.)

MC's Day of Giving Back - 6.8

Be sure to mark your calendar for MC's Day of Giving Back which will be held on Thursday, June 8. Our goal is to provide as many students as possible the superior quality education that Malden Catholic has to offer. This special day creates opportunities for the next generation of Lancers!

Register for MC Summer Camp 2023!

Summer is right around the corner! Malden Catholic is once again pleased to offer onsite sports camps and classes this summer. These classes typically fill up quickly, so be sure to enroll soon!

Register today on the MC website to secure your sport in MC Summer Sports Camps and engaging classes in HSPT Test Prep, Math and more!

What's Happening Around MC?

DECA Tour of Fidelity Investment’s Center for Applied Technology (FCAT)

Drug Enforcement Administration Visit

STEM Students From Massachusetts Heading To M&M 2023

MC students were selected to attend the Microscopy & Microanalysis Annual Conference in Minneapolis this July for their research in STEM this year. Congratulations, MC STEM! Check out the article featured on the JEOL USA blog.

STEM Students to Present at M&M Conference

A group of hard-working middle and high school students in northeast Massachusetts have conducted research during this school year that has earned them a spot at the prestigious Microscopy & Microanalysis (M&M) annual conference. Four of the young authors of two papers are headed to the major conference to be held in Minneapolis this July.

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Student Council Elections

Congratulations to our new 2023 - 2024 Student Council members!

Grade 12

Girls President: Anne Harrington '24

Girls Vice President: Patricia Stevens '24

Girls Secretary/Treasurer: Kristen Marchant '24

Boys President: Ethan Shan '24

Boys Vice President: Teddy Luscinski '24

Boys Secretary/Treasurer: Mark Pizzarello '24

Grade 11

Girls President: Isabella Mejia '25

Girls Vice President: Monica O'Brien '25

Boys President: Brendan Heffron '25

Boys Vice President: Matthew Gaffney '25

Grade 10

Girls President: Maeve Hurley '26

Girls Vice President: Paige Kelly '26

Boys President: Adrian Babu '26

Boys Vice President: Lucas Baglio '26


Brendan Collier '12 Joins Malden Catholic as Varsity Boys Hockey Coach

News Post - Malden Catholic

Brendan Collier '12 Joins Malden Catholic as Varsity Boys Hockey Coach FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: William Raycraft, Malden Catholic Director of Athletics at raycraftw@maldencatholic.org BRENDAN COLLIER '12 JOINS MALDEN CATHOLIC AS VARSITY BOYS HOCKEY COACH MALDEN, MA.

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Eastern Massachusetts Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (EMISCA) Annual Banquet

Congratulations to Thea Sanzone '24 for her well-deserved honor as the recipient of the Richard A. "Whit" Whitworth Courage Award which was presented to her by the Eastern Massachusetts Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (EMISCA) last week. We also congratulate Rick Paquette P'02, '07, Assistant Coach of the Malden Catholic Varsity Boys Swimming team, for earning the Assistant Coach of the Year Award. Way to go!

6th Annual Alumni Lacrosse Game - 6.3 at 11 AM

The 6th Annual Alumni Lacrosse Game will be held on Saturday, June 3 at 11 AM on the Brother Gilbert Stadium Field. Please email Mr. Matthew O'Neil at oneilm@maldencatholic.org if you are interested in attending.

Spring Sports Awards Night - 6.8 at 5:30 PM

Spring Sports Awards Night will be held on Thursday, June 8 at 5:30 PM in the Doherty Gymnasium followed by team award breakout rooms. All students must arrive at the event in Mass attire.

Fall Sports Registration is Now Open!

Registration for Malden Catholic fall sports is now open. All parents/guardians must register students through Family ID at https://hello.familyid.com/ prior to tryouts.

Monday, May 29

12:00 PM Boys JV Baseball Home vs Newton South High School

12:00 PM Boys Freshman Baseball @ Newton South High School

12:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball Home vs Newton South High School

Tuesday, May 30

No events scheduled

Wednesday, May 31

No events scheduled

Thursday, June 1

Girls Varsity Outdoor Track @ Meet of Champions at Fitchburg State University Day 1

Friday, June 2

No events scheduled

Saturday, June 3

Girls Varsity Outdoor Track @ Meet of Champions at Fitchburg State University Day 2

MIAA Tournament Seedings will be out this week and you can check all the schedules and results at MIAA Tournament Central: https://miaa.net/tournament-central/

Photos from Spring Sports Senior Nights can be found on MC's Public SmugMug through this link (password - maldencatholic99).