Fontbonne Academy

School Year 2012-2013

Week of June 10   

This Week at Fontbonne

Key Dates

Monday, June 10
Last Day of Classes, End of Quarter 4
Tuesday, June 11 - Friday, June 14
Final Exams
Thursday, June 13
Theology Exam at 8 a.m.
Prayer Service and Awards Ceremony at 9:15

From the Office of Mission & Ministry

Summer Service Hours

Students may use any hours of community service that are earned over the upcoming summer vacation toward their 2013-2014 Fontbonne service responsibility. Students are reminded to seek out service sites that fit the guidelines of the service program. 


Examples of service may include work with the elderly, children, the homeless, those with special needs or those who are infirm. Placements might include hospitals, hospices, churches, non-profit summer camp programs, food pantries, shelters, etc. As a reminder, service should not be done for one's family members and service may not be done for a for-profit business or organization that would typically pay someone to perform that work.


Ms. Denning has information on agencies in the area that are looking for summer volunteers. Any student who would like some guidance finding a summer service opportunity should make an appointment to meet with her as soon as possible. Ms. Denning will not be available during the week of June 17-21 but will be available throughout the summer for consultation or approval of service sites.


From the Guidance Department  

Reminder:  An Opportunity for Rising Juniors 
College Search Academy, Monday, August 5

You and your parents can gain practical advice on finding the right college for you and applying to your top-choice schools.  Hear from Assumption College, The College of the Holy Cross, Clark University, WPI, Worcester State University and high school counselors.  Find out how colleges review your application, develop a timeline for what to do during junior/senior years, get tips from current college students about the college search process, and learn about the financial aid process.

Register and learn more at or call 1-866-477-7776.   


From the Athletic Department


This Week in Fontbonne Sports

Congratulations to Erin Leonard '16 for being named to the Catholic Conference  All-Star Track and Field Team.


Congratulations to Sylvie Grenier '14, Collette O'Connor '14 and Carolyn O'Neill '15 for being named to the Catholic Conference All-Star Tennis Team.


All PE lockers are to be cleaned out and locks returned to Mrs. McPhillips no later than Monday, June 10.

Fontbonne Summer Athletic Programs:

Summer Volleyball Clinic 

July 8 - July 10, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
This three-day clinic will get you ready to play your best volleyball next fall. Skills, drills and games are geared toward girls in 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls as well as incoming 9th grade Fontbonne students. For more information please see the Program Information Flier and Registration Form on the athletics website. Please contact Coach Kathleen McCarthy for more information at

Summer Basketball Clinic 

August 5 - August 7,   6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Come make new friends, have fun and improve your passing, shooting and rebounding skills. This clinic is open to all 6th - 9th grade girls. Please see the Program Information Flier and Registration Form on the athletics website for more details or contact Coach Clare Murphy at or 617-328-6151.   


 Click here to be directed to the athletics webpage   

From the Wellness Center

Fit for Fall Sports Conditioning Program 

August 6 through August 21

This 8-session outdoor sports conditioning program is designed to get Fontbonne athletes ready for fall competitive sports. Participants will go into their 2013-2014 sport season fit, fast, and strong. Athletes of all sports will benefit from this program by reducing their injury risk and improving performance. The classes will incorporate resistance bands, medicine balls, ladders, hurdles and obstacle courses to make this a fun and effective workout. For more information please see the Program Information Flier and the Registration Form.    


Please contact Keri McPhillips at with any questions. 


Good News 


On Wednesday, May 29, eighteen recent Fontbonne grads, representing seventeen colleges and universities, returned to talk to sophomores and juniors about their college choices at an Alumnae College Fair in the Foyer. The alums discussed the colleges they are attending and the decision process that got them there.  Then the floor was opened for questions. This was a great opportunity for current students to ask girls, who were recently in their shoes, what the college experience has been like, what they would have done differently, and how they handled applying to college, SATs, etc. One thing rang loud and clear: all the alums felt more than prepared because of their experience here at Fontbonne. Thank you to Alumnae Coordinator, Mrs. Jackie McKenna, and Guidance Counselors, Mrs. Peggy Lamb and Mrs. Jill Libby for coordinating the event.



Despite the sweltering heat, Fontbonne was hopping the evening of Saturday, June 1, because of the All-Alumnae Reunion celebrating the graduates of the 3s and 8s. The gathering began with liturgy at 4 p.m. in the Fontbonne Convent Chapel celebrated by Rev. Thomas Foley and enhanced by the beautiful singing of our Select Chorus. Thank you to Mrs. Carol Fortier, director, and Mr. Doug Anderson, accompanist, for showcasing our students. Following the liturgy, participants walked across campus to the welcoming foyer where a group of student ambassadors was waiting to greet them. Some took tours of the building to see Fontbonne as she is today, others enjoyed the food and beverages provided by Fasano's Caterers, and many were glad to see their former teachers-Sisters of St. Joseph who taught in years past and current faculty members. Mostly, the alums were just glad to be together again, chatting with friends about their time at Fontbonne and catching up with the present. The evening included the annual Women of Courage Awards, which were given to Maureen Gemma '78, Rosemarie Foley '82, Barbara Ryan '98 and Liz Conley '03 for their constant support of Fontbonne in their time, treasure and talent, and for upholding the values of a Fontbonne woman.


Congratulations to the newly selected leaders of the following organizations for school year 2013-2014:


French Honor Society officers: President - Sylvie Grenier; Vice President - Marisa Foley; Secretary - Jessie Clegg


National Honor Society officers: President - Rebecca Olivieri; Vice President - Collette O'Connor; Secretary - Erin Cawley; Treasurer - Sylvie Grenier


Spanish National Honor Society officers:  President - Katharine Comber; Vice-President - Elizabeth Magnuson; Secretary - Abigail Plouffe; Treasurer - Mary Beth Stravin


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