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Teacher Talk: Fourth Grade LEGO Mindstorms

April 15, 2021

Mater Christi School fourth graders were assigned a specific biome: tundra, coniferous forest, desert, deciduous forest, grasslands, or tropical rainforest. Students then researched at least five animals that have adapted to the unique conditions of their assigned biome. From their list, students chose an animal and researched survival adaptations of that animal to model with the LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 robot. Students were asked to create a “Survival Plan” for the […] Read more...

News: 2021 Growing Works of Art Winners

April 6, 2021

Congratulations to second grader Chelsea Anker, and sixth grader Raxa Tarijal, who both won first place awards in the 2021 Growing Works of Art Contest, an arts and writing contest for students in grades 1-8 that is hosted in partnership with UVM Extension and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, & Recreation. More than 225 students participated in this contest, and first place prizes were awarded to two Mater Christi […] Read more...

News: Accepting Applications for 2021-2022 Academic Year

March 15, 2021

This academic year has been very unique due to COVID-19 and all the challenges it has presented to teachers, staff, and students. Even with all the obstacles, we started in-person school on September 8, when we welcomed 64 new students to MCS. Twelve additional new students joined after the first day of school, bringing our current enrollment to 235. Thanks to our community’s commitment, as well as the diligent work […] Read more...

News: Geography Bee

February 15, 2021

This year for Catholic Schools’ Week, Mater Christi School decided to compete in a virtual Geography Bee challenge! MCS is no stranger to holding a National Geographic Geography Bee, as we have had one each of the last twenty-plus years. However, the National Geographic Society canceled the event this year because of COVID-19.  Mr. Brent Tremblay, our middle school social studies teacher, decided to keep the tradition going virtually. Prior […] Read more...

News: MCS Ice Rink

February 9, 2021

“We plant the seeds, but God makes things grow…”  – St. Paul November 17th saw an unusual gathering of MCS parents on the playing field.  What germinated on that day was the seed of an idea for afterschool student activity this coming winter.  What has grown up, however, has been much more than expected; a transformational addition to school life at Mater Christi.   In the midst of the darkest months […] Read more...