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ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT in our Annual Gala Student Opportunity Drawing!  We have already raised over $17,000 via online donations from people all across the United States and from SIX different countries! Help our students reach their GOAL of $30,000 by donating to their "Give Page" or encouraging your family members to jump into action! GIVING IS EASY! Click 'Studio 54' button on our home page to enter our cash drawing, support your student(s), and DONATE TODAY! The Opportunity Drawing donation page expires this Sunday at 11:00 PM.
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SAVE THE DATE & SUPPORT THE CHOIR SCHOOL: MAY 13, 2017 MCS Annual Gala

The MCS Annual Gala planning is well under way again this year! Please mark your calendars and click on our gala logo -- "Studio 54" pictured down the right side of our homepage -- to see how you can support our mission while have the time of your life, including Table Sponsorships, Golden Tickets, and our final push this week to reach $30,000 in our annual Student Opportunity Drawing/School-Wide Jump-a-thon! We've already reached $17,000 with only 25% of our students participating, so far. Come on MCS let's make this happen!
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Please join us on March 23, 2017 for our next Student Admissions 'Drop-In' Tours

The Madeleine Choir School offers numerous opportunities for prospective parents to visit our campus and learn more about the Choir School's distinctive environment and hospitable community. 'Drop in' Thursday, February 16 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
These events are designed to show you how students at The Madeleine Choir School experience an unmatched start to life through our rigorous academics, unrivaled music education and well-balanced curriculum.
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Our Catholic Bishops Respond to Recent Executive Orders

Click on the image to the left or the headline above to access links to:
• A Statement by the Catholic Bishops of the United States
• A Statement by Cardinal Cupich, the Archbishop of Chicago
• A Statement by Cardinal Tobin, the Archbishop of Newark
• Ways to take action together with the United States Bishops
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WE PRAY FOR IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES

You shall not oppress or afflict a resident alien,
for you were once aliens residing in the land of Egypt.
You shall not wrong any widow or orphan.
If ever you wrong them and they cry out to me,
I will surely listen to their cry.

Exodus 22:20-22

When I was a stranger, you welcomed me.
Jesus of Nazareth

Let us pray.

Lord God,

to whom no one is a stranger

and from whose loving care none is ever distant,

look with compassion on refugees and exiles,

on displaced persons and abandoned children.

Render justice to the oppressed

and rouse us to do what is right,
that our society may be cleansed and made new.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God for ever and ever. Amen.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas, pray for us.

St. Frances Cabrini, patron of migrants, pray for us.

St. Mary Magdalene, loyal companion at the Cross, pray for us.
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Celebrating Diversity and Civil Rights for All

We welcome and encourage you and your families to participate the local events commemorating the 23rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. In celebrating diversity at The Madeleine Choir School, and in our broader communities, we are providing a few links to activities in which you and your family might consider participating from Ogden to Orem. Click the headline or image to access the links and other detailed information.
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MCS Honors Six with Legacy of Service Award at Twentieth Anniversary Celebration

At the celebration of the school's twentieth anniversary on Saturday, November 12, Mr. Glenn and Principal Baillie presented The Madeleine Choir School's Legacy of Service Award to six key individuals, each of whom have served in different and crucial roles in the success of the Choir School.
The honorees included the school's first principal, Betsy Hunt; board members, Howie Lemcke and Sara Rich; legendary MCS eighth grade teacher, Kathy May; dedicated volunteer, Shirley Callanan (not pictured); and a key parent-organizer of the Choir School, Talitha Day.
Alumni, parents and teachers representing all eras of the Choir School's twenty-year history came together in celebrating this milestone built not only on faith, hope and love, but academic rigor paired with music excellence.
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Mr. Glenn's Message to Students After the Election

Dear Students and Friends,

On Tuesday of this week our nation took part in a great exercise of our democracy through the popular election of a president and members of congress for the coming respective terms. With the mandate of the people, a new president has been elected, members of congress re-elected or newly elected, prompting us to now pray that God will bless and endow our new President and other political leaders with wisdom, right judgment, careful discernment and a passion for justice and liberty for all people. We must pray that the President and Congressional leaders will be committed to advancing the common good for the people of this nation and the world, and dedicated to protecting the dignity of each and every human life, whether they are Jewish, Christian or Muslim, Caucasian, Hispanic or African American, refugee or...
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MCS Alums Perform as US Ambassadors in Russia

MCS alums Marc Day and Jessica Beebe are performing Maximillian Steinberg’s Passion in Russia. The composition was recently discovered in New York after being hidden for over 50 years. The woman who discovered the hidden gems in the wake of her father's passing, gave the manuscripts to Steven Fox, Artistic Director and Conductor of The Clarion Choir. After the choir recorded the piece, the U.S. State Department sent the Choir to St. Petersburg and Moscow to perform it as a gift from the United States to Russia.
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MCS Artist Brings Home Multiple Awards

Congratulations to MCS Eighth Grader, Zosia Weglarz, as the recent recipient of two awards for her watercolor entry titled “Sunflowers” in the 2016 Greater Avenues Street Fair. Weglarz received the most votes in the People’s Choice Award category, and she was awarded the first place ribbon in the 10-14 year old category by the street fair “professional judges.”
“Zosia is that student who puts the most time and thought into her art projects,” says Choir School Art Teacher, Erin Mattes. “It is obvious that she wants to create meaningful pieces and each project is very special to her. I get so much satisfaction from seeing the creativity that the students bring to all the different projects we do at the Choir School, and I have certainly enjoyed watching Zosia express and develop her passion and talents as an artist. I was not surprised to hear that she won these awards.”
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