2019 Spirit Week
Friday
12:30 PM Dismissal
House Day - Activities include Pep Rally, Field Day and Powder Puff Game*.
* Powder Puff Game will begin at approx. 11:10 AM. Guests must park at baseball field and checkin by the stadium visitor stands. Please bring a form of ID.
7 PM MCC vs. Cardinal Newman

Congratulations to our 2019 Homecoming Court! Join us for the crowning of our Homecoming King and Queen tomorrow night at Hustler Stadium. The boys court will be presented at 6:30 PM and the girls court during halftime.

Boys: Brett Anderson, Teddy Brunger, Hunter Davidson, PJ Hagen, Sam Jackson, Andrew Kearney, Brendan Lestrange, Justin Lierman, Will Paternoster, Logan Patrick, Kaleb Sidawi

Girls: Sabrina Barella, Lydia Carroll, Maria Colombo, Lyndsi Graham, Gabbi Laliberte, Molly Mahony, Jasmine Sidawi, Tayler Violette, Jordan White, Macy Zamorano

Saturday
Homecoming Dance from 7:30 PM - 11 PM in Hurley Hall
Tickets $15 presale, $20 at the door

Story By Brooklyn Thompson
This week was for students to express themselves through unique ways. The first day students got to pair up with their friends for a twin day, either a duo from a movie or just matching outfits. Then there was tacky tourist Tuesday where students got to show off their sense of humor by being as tacky as possible. Continuing with the different themes of expression there was Wednesday when students got serious and dressed for success. Then Thursday was 60's day full of exotic colors, flower headbands, and peace signs. Along with this was the homecoming court presentation and students voted for their king and queen. Spirit Week is concluded with field day where students can participate in a variety of activities and end of the day together to support the girls playing Powder Puff football game. Spirit Week has been a success and a great break from the typical uniform, students totally enjoyed the chance to portray their true colors.
Big Red Bus Visits MCC
Story & Pictures By Brooklyn Thompson
On September 20, students prepared their veins for the first blood drive of the school year. Donating blood is a reflection of our school’s emphasis on giving back to the community. Students feel rewarded after knowing they contributed to a significant cause such as saving lives; especially when it’s something as simple as filling a bag of blood. Hustler Bella V. said she was, “excited to be able to contribute to something so fulfilling; knowing that it will make a difference. Along with the apple juice, which is yummy, and a main convincing factor.” Congratulations to everyone who got involved in such an influential, significant, and memorable event!
To Botswana with love
Look at the precious smiles in these MCC soccer uniforms! MCC in conjunction with West Shore and Indialantic Soccer Club collected no longer used soccer uniforms, training vests, soccer balls, and cones and shipped them to Botswana, MCC teacher Mr. Disang's hometown. It's wonderful these groups came together to make these donations possible to benefit so many underprivileged children!
Students help restore our shores
A group of fifteen MCC students visited the Brevard Zoo to take part in a Caring for God’s Creation retreat on September 13th. During their visit, the students created Oyster Habitats which will be used to help preserve the Indian River Lagoon.
MCC supports Daily Bread
Last Friday, a group of MCC sophomores and juniors spent the day volunteering at Daily Bread. They worked in the Hygiene Center and Soup Kitchen and helped to serve more than 250 meals. Awesome job Hustlers!
National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student
The National Merit Scholarship Program recognizes approximately 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 competition by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/NMSQT. Melbourne Central Catholic High School would like to congratulate Markus Schroder on being named a Commended Student.
Freshman Class Elections
Congratulations to the following members of the freshman class who will be joining the MCC 2019-2020 Student Council: 
Colin Burns, Luke Butler, Andrew Galluzzi, Lauren Jaworowski, Genevieve Lujan, Mary Paternoster, Grace Soehnlein, Matthew Tecson. 

We also congratulate the freshman class officers: 
President-Megan Tierney
Vice President-Lucca Colucciello
Treasurer-Victoria Wilkie
Secretary-Layden Brunger
A global experience...a lifetime of memories
The International Student Program's motto is "A global experience...a lifetime of memories". When Ms. Valencia speaks with potential host families, she emphasizes this program is a host-based model and the student truly becomes a part of the family...it is not just a one, two, three or four-year decision but one that will impact the rest of their lives. This is evident with so many families, but especially the Calderones. Read more
Eighth grade preview days
Our 8th grade friends from Ascension Catholic School visited last week for a preview day. Our Green & Gold Ambassadors were terrific hosts! They shared with our guests what it is like to be an MCC Hustler. In the coming weeks, we look forward to welcoming our other partner schools to campus.
Hustler Giving Day is tomorrow
Community support through investing in our first Hustler Giving Day directly benefits our students.
Over the summer the following enhancements were made:
  • Moving our Student Service Office to St. Anthony of Padua Hall
  • Improving St. Bonaventure and St. Elizabeth Halls with fresh paint, new ceilings, lighting and flooring
  • Trimming/removal of over 60 trees
  • Adding a sound system to the Multi-Purpose Room
Meet our cafeteria crew
Our daily lunch program would not be possible if it weren't for these ladies. We appreciate their dedication to our students. If you need assistance with your student's lunch account, please contact our Cafeteria Coordinator Paula Lemos, lemosp@melbournecc.org.
L-R: Nicole Cicarella, Paula Lemos, Rose Hart
Cadet Corps brings joy to veteran
MCC's Cadet Corps is helping to make a WWII veteran's birthday more special. James South will turn 100 on October 7 and his wish is to receive 100 cards. His assisted living home is trying to make his wish come true. Our platoon created a special birthday card for Mr. South full of best wishes for his celebration. Read more
Creativity blooms in the Art Room
Our students have been busy at work on their kinetic drawings this week in Drawing and Painting class.
Hustlers excel on and off the field
As competitive as our Fall teams have been this season, our coaches and student-athletes have not lost focus of what is really important. All teams currently have above a 3.0 team average. Congrats to our top team the Stingers for excelling in the classroom with a 3.69 average! Read more
Historical day for Girls Golf
Marissa Kasch had a hole-in-one yesterday at Crane Creek Reserve, #5 par 3, 126 yards. This was Marissa's first hole-in-one and the first for the Girls Golf program. Congratulations Marissa!
Hustlers achieve season personal records
The MCC Cross Country team is giving it all they've got this season. Last week at the Osceola Tuesday Meet, our Boys Cross Country team finished in first place. On Saturday at the Starting Point Sports Invitational many runners achieved their season personal bests. Congratulations to Brendan L. for placing 10th out of 88 runners with a PR of 17:42! Keep it up, Hustlers!
Swim team is making a splash
On Tuesday, the MCC Swim team hosted St. Edward's School at Lipscomb Pool. Our boys won the meet! Also we had some individual swimmers perform their best. Dominic S. won the 200 yard freestyle and Kolbe L. placed first for the 200m freestyle. Also, Hannah A. won the 200 individual medley and Gabby M. placed 2nd in the 500 yard freestyle. Super job Hustlers!
Yearbook News for Seniors
MCC Yearbook staff is now selling senior ads that will be featured in the 2019-2020 Lucerna. Half page ads are available for $160 and full page ads cost $295. You may create your own ad and email it to Sabrina Barella, sabrina.barella@melbournecc.org. If you choose to send in your own ad be sure to bring in or mail your pre-designed ad in high resolution and formatted in JPEG, PDF, or Microsoft Word. Feel free to contact Sabrina Barella if you have any questions.
Mail to: Mr. Amato - MCC
154 East Florida Ave., Melbourne, FL 32901

Additional reminder: The deadline to submit senior portraits for the yearbook is Sept. 29th. If your student has not yet had his or her portraits taken at Dean Stewart Photography, we highly recommend you schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
College Financial Aid
Parent Meeting
Tuesday, October 1
6:30 PM
Sullivan Campus
Ministry Center

This session will be presented by Mr. Jay Lally, Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships at Florida Tech. It is recommended for
senior parents.
Brevard County College Fair
Registration is not required.
MCC Website
The MCC website is undergoing some changes. If you have recently visited melbournecc.org, you may have noticed new page headings along with updated and consolidated content. In addition, all forms are in the process of being removed from the website so they may be accessed in Renweb under Resource Documents. We appreciate your patience during this process.
Invite friends to
explore MCC

Open House
Wednesday, October 9
6 PM - 8 PM
Monday, November 11
9 AM - 2 PM     

Campus Tour &
Shadow Day
For a more immersive experience, individual tours or shadow days may be scheduled online. Shadow days are exclusive to students currently in
8th-11th grade.
Make-Up Picture Day
If you happened to miss our school picture day or would like to have retakes, Dean Stewart Photography will
be back on campus Wednesday, October 2.

Picture packages were delivered to school this week. If you haven't
received yours, a preview
is available here. All you need is your student ID as your code which is
available in Renweb.
Attendance Reminder
In order to help facilitate early dismissals in a timely manner, it is highly encouraged that all checkouts be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. Click here to refer to the Student Handbook Section 7.6 for more information.