Weekly Update
John Thornburg
Headmaster
thornburgj@maldencatholic.org
Dear Parents,
 
I hope everyone has had the time to get out and take in this bright, sunny week. I know that I certainly enjoyed delivering signs to the houses of our Senior boys and having the opportunity to talk with them while maintaining appropriate social distancing. It reminded me of how much I enjoyed interacting with everyone during the school day and seeing the smiles on the students’ faces as they pass through the halls. We have had wonderful feedback regarding the personalized signs and would like to thank everyone at MC who joined in the process of developing and delivering them. It was a great day for all of us!  
 
Next week, we will open up the school facility to seniors for an MC Visit Day on Tuesday so they can clean out their lockers, receive a Senior t-shirt, pick up their health records and safely take a photo in the courtyard with me and Brother Puccio. I will also be hosting a Coffee with the Headmaster to discuss the revised plans for graduation on Wednesday, May 20 at 4 PM. Members of our Senior Leadership Team will be there as well to answer any questions. We have incorporated the input from our survey and are excited to share the details with you for honoring our incredible Class of 2020. 
 
Thank you for your prayers and support.
 
John K. Thornburg
Headmaster 

What's New?
Personalized Senior Lawn Signs Were a Hit!
On Tuesday, every Malden Catholic Senior had a visit from a member of Malden Catholic's faculty, staff and administration including Headmaster Thornburg, Brother Puccio and Principal Cenca. This was just the first of many special surprises and treats we have in store for our AMAZING Seniors. Congratulations to each and every one of you!
Friday Funday - MC's Got Spirit!
Our next Friday Funday challenge will be "MC's Got Spirit" photo contest! Put on your MC gear, make a great sign and go MC all the way. The winner will be announced Friday, May 15 and receive a $20 Amazon gift card. May the student with the most spirit win!

Please submit all photos to Mr. McCormack at mccormackj@maldencatholic.org by Friday at noon.
Quarter 3 Honor Roll
Congratulations to everyone who made Malden Catholic's Quarter 3 Honor Roll! We have posted all of the recipients on our website under the "Academics - Honor Roll" tab and certificates have been delivered. Considering the tremendous challenges this year has presented, we are very proud of our MC students and their ability to succeed!

MC Senior Visit Day
MC Seniors will be able to enter the Malden Catholic facility for a special visit on Tuesday, May 19 to clean out lockers, pick up a "Class of the Quarantined" t-shirt, receive health records/stored medications and take photos with the Headmaster and Brother Puccio. To honor CDC guidelines, a limited number of Seniors will be allowed in the building at a time and masks are required. Brother Puccio will send an email today with additional information. Please note the schedule below:
May 19th
Period A - Mr. Cleary - may enter the building from 8 AM to 9 AM.
Period E - Ms. Lee - may enter the building from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
Period F - Ms. Lee - may enter the building from 11 AM to Noon.
Period G - Ms. Lee - may enter the building from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.
Good Luck on AP Exams
Advanced Placement tests are scheduled for this week and continue through May 22. Congratulations for staying the course throughout this challenging year and for investing the energy to pursue such rigorous subjects. We wish everyone great success on the AP exams.
MC Dance Video
In Grade 9, dance is a one-semester, arts-based course offered at Malden Catholic. Students study Foundations, History, and Movement Basics of six difference dance genres. They also learn the basics of choreography, conduct individual research for presentation and perform at MC Arts Nights. 

In Grade 10, students can choose between Honors Contemporary Dance during the first semester, and Honors Jazz class during the second semester. At this level, the students may elect one or both classes and explore more deeply the genres of Contemporary and Jazz Dance. This includes performing and choreographing their own pieces based on various methods of collaboration in creativity.

We hope you enjoy this beautiful MC Grade 9 and Grade 10 video presentation created by our fantastic dance teacher, Ms. Stacie Ferreira.
Tim Lepore Receives A Full Scholarship for Tuft's Leadership for Social Change
Timothy Lepore '23 has received a full scholarship to Tuft University's 2020 Leadership for Social Change Summer Program. The Program will run from July 12 - 24 and students earn college credits.

Tim's scholarship was made possible through a generous donor affiliated with the Catholic Schools Foundation.

Way to go, Tim!
Campus Ministry
Morning Prayer
Campus Ministers, Dr. Baccari and Ms. Foley, have provided us with a morning prayer that celebrates the holiness of St. Richard of Chichester. Prayers are created Monday through Thursday and available on MC's YouTube Channel.

Virtual Rosary - Wednesdays at 2 PM
The MC community is invited to join Campus Ministry today at 2 PM for a virtual Rosary.


Meeting ID: 966 1402 0473
Password: 949266
Virtual Lunch
Students are invited to check-in and connect with Campus Ministry on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for Virtual Lunch from 11:30-12.

If you are interested in attending, please email campusministry@maldencatholic.org.
Information for All
Summer Scholars Program at Regis College
Regis College is offering their summer program for rising juniors and seniors to MC students at a reduced rate of $1,000 and students will earn up to 6 transferrable college credits.

The virtual Regis Summer Scholars Program engages students in learning about leadership and health care professions through industry leading professors. Students will also meet peers from across the country and prepare for the college application process.  

COVID-19 Can Hit the Whole Body
Here is a recent article that discusses the new COVID-19 symptoms that continue to baffle physicians. Cases now show that COVID-19 can trigger other health issues including blood clots and a condition where blood vessels become inflamed in children.