Each year The Madeleine Choir School honors Jane F. McCarthey, one of the school's major benefactors, by celebrating 'Crazy Hat Day' in her memory. Mrs. McCarthey was a great fan of fancy and elaborate hats. October 3 marks the anniversary of her death and all MCS students attend a requiem Mass for Mrs. McCarthey -- with hats removed, of course. Pictured here are a few of our students today in their 'crazy' hats in recognition of all that Mrs. McCarthey and the McCarthey Family Foundation have done for the Choir School.
Nicholas Moreno won the 2017 People's Choice Award for his age group at the Greater Avenues Street Fair People's Art Gallery. Nicholas won for his rendition of "Mask" using colored pastels and black paper. Congratulations Nicholas, and kudos to Ms. Mattes for inspiring all MCS students to express their creativity.
Listed here are several important dates for the coming 2017-2018 school year. Please click the headline or image to see a PDF of the entire MCS 2017-2018 Calendar. You may also access this PDF via the 'PARENT' tab under 'Parent Forms and Information.'
2017-2018 Important Dates
First Day of Classes -Wednesday 30 August 2017
Lower School Grandparents Day PreK-Fourth Grade- Friday 6 October 2017
Upper School Grandparents Day Fifth-Eighth Grade- Friday 22 December 2017
Ash Wednesday- Wednesday 14 February 2018
Easter Sunday-Sunday 1 April 2018
Eighth Grade Graduation Day- Friday 1 June 2018
Pentecost Confirmation First Eucharist- Sunday 20 May 2018
Last Day of Classes-Friday 8 June 2018
Student Non-Attendance Days
Labor Day Holiday-Monday 4 September 2017
Fall Break-Thursday & Friday 19/20 October 2017
Teacher Work Day-Friday 3 November 2017
Professional Educator Day- Monday 6 November 2017
Thanksgiving Holiday- Wednesday 22-Friday 24 November 2017
Christmas Holiday- Monday 25 December 2017- Tuesday 2 January 2018
Martin Luther King Day- Monday 15 January 2018
Teacher Work Day-Monday 22 January 2018
President’s Day Holiday- Monday 19 February 2018
Diocesan Professional Educator Day- Friday 9 March 2018
Spring Break/Easter Break – Monday 2 April-Monday 9 April
Memorial Day Holiday-Monday 28 May 2018
Click the calendar icon image above to access the planning calendar and other important MCS Parent Forms.
Our students are having a great time at Utah State University, participating in our annual Choir Camp festivities. The kids have had a busy week of activities and team building. Their week has consisted of rock climbing, water slides, and bowling to name a few! The kids also have been prepping for the upcoming concert season and school year. Not even a giant thunderstorm could stop our Choristers fun!
This is a great annual event, that takes many weeks of planning by our faculty and staff. Thank you to Melanie Malinka for always doing such a great job. We also would like to thank all of our parent volunteers, and high school chaperones for sacrificing their time and making this week so successful.
We have only two openings remaining in Pre-Kindergarten and only two openings in the Kindergarten. Do you know a friend, colleague or neighbor whose children would thrive in our learning community? If so, please contact Karla Padilla in our Admissions Office at 801 323-9850 x103 or email@example.com. We would be happy to have them tour the school and learn more about the expanding opportunities for young people at the Choir School.
Congratulations to Victoria Stevens for being named the Valedictorian of the JMCHS Class of 2017 this year. This honor for Victoria marks the third consecutive year the honor has been bestowed upon an alum of the Choir School. We look forward to hearing more from Victoria as she charts her future with a gap year in Germany and plans to enroll at Yale University in the fall of 2018.
Joining Ms. Stevens as MCS alums and Honors Graduates from JMCHS were Seth Brown and Caroline Yannelli. Please click on the headline or photo to see a full list of honors received by MCS alumni at Judge Memorial this year.
Pictured here is the twenty-first alumni class at The Madeleine Choir School. At the Choir School, we call this day commencement, which means beginning. It seems like a strange word for something that feels more like an ending, but something needs to end in order for a new beginning to be possible. This new beginning is indeed exciting! We wish the graduating class well as they transition to high school and we thank them kindly for their fine leadership as students at MCS. These students have contributed greatly to The Madeleine Choir School and have been wonderful role models. Please join us in congratulating each member of the Class of 2017!