Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The following Milton students earned a spot on the Fontbonne Academy Third Quarter Honor Roll.
Fontbonne Academy in Milton recently released its Third Quarter Honor Roll. The following is a list of Milton residents, who earned academic honors at Fontbonne in the third quarter. Head of School List First Honors Second Honors Honorable Mention
Friday, May 3, 2013
Two Fontbonne Academy students organized a week of fundraising and activities in response to the Boston Marathon bombing.
A Milton student and a classmate from Quincy created “One with the One Fund” this week at Fontbonne Academy to support the One Fund Boston for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Milton junior Rebecca Olivieri and freshwoman Claire Lyons organized the week that included collecting donations and other activities. The week included morning prayers, a Boston t-shirt day and the making of ribbon pins. The Fontbonne community was encouraged to walk a lap around the school as part of a “Marathon Challenge," a collective effort to walk 26.2 miles, the length of a marathon. Olivieri wrote the following email to the Fontbonne Academy community announcing the week: “The events that occurred last week at the Boston Marathon have certainly …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
A group of Fontbonne Academy students led an anti-bullying program for sixth graders at St. Agatha's School as par of "Ducks in Service Day."
About 100 Fontbonne Academy students, the junior class and the senior members of the National Honor Society, set out into the community on Wednesday, April 24, for a day of service. The "Ducks in Service Day" sent groups of students to nursing homes, food pantries and schools, including St. Agatha's School in Milton. Seniors Callie Cabral, Cindy Truong, Christine Carroll and Emily Devane were joined by seven Fontbonne juniors for an interactive anti-bullying program for sixth graders. The high school students interacted with three individual classes for an hour each on Wednesday morning. Carroll said one of the reasons that students chose Fontbonne Academy for high school is the low incidence of bullying, so she felt attached to this …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The Fontbonne Academy Sixth Annual Social Justice Fair featured the capstone projects of nine Milton students.
Nine Milton residents participated in the Sixth Annual Social Justice Fair at Fontbonne Academy on Thursday, March 28. The Milton students presented on various topics from body image to adoption at the showcase for seniors. Each Fontbonne senior must complete a Social Justice project where they research, advocate for, and complete direct service relating to a topic of their choice as part of Fontbonne’s Theology curriculum. The public and underclasswomen viewed presentations and displays at Thursday's fair. Milton residents Jen Gemma and Christine Carroll partnered with Becca Simmons for a presentation about body image and eating disorders. The trio used the school's annual "Love Your Body Week," which is hosted by the Wellness Center, as …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Hockey and basketball teams from Milton High School and Fontbonne Academy will participate in the MIAA tournaments that begin this week.
Fonbonne Academy and Milton High Square off in Girls Hockey The girls hockey teams from Fontbonne Academy and Milton High School will face off in the preliminary round of the MIAA Division 2 South Sectional Tournament on Tuesday, February 26. Fontbonne Academy is the 14th seed, while Milton High earned a 19th seed in the tournament. The game will be held at Shea Rink, 651 Willard Street, Quincy, at 4 p.m. The winner of this contest will play third-seeded Wellesley. Milton High Boys to Play English A year after playing for a state title, the Milton High School boys hockey team will host English on Tuesday, February 26, in the preliminary round of the MIAA Division 2 South Sectional Tournament. The Wildcats, a 15th seed, will take on the …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Meet Rebecca Olivieri, a two-sport athlete and outstanding student, at Fontbonne Academy.
The following story was provided by Fontbonne Academy. Rebecca Olivieri of Milton is a junior at Fontbonne Academy and is what is called a “legacy” at Fontbonne, that is, her mother also attended the school. In addition to her mother, Alyse Zaccheo Olivieri, Rebecca’s aunt, Laurie Zaccheo Laub, is also a graduate. As well, Rebecca’s younger sister, Jessica, joined the ranks this year as a freshwoman. Rebecca herself is a refreshingly humble all-star athlete. On three varsity teams her first year at Fontbonne, as a junior she is now on the basketball and softball teams, and is captain this year of the softball team. She plays AAU basketball and plays softball on summer leagues as well. When asked why she dropped soccer she simply says…
Monday, January 14, 2013
Two Fontbonne Academy educators were recognized by former students who now attend Saint Michael's College.
Monday, January 14
The following area teachers were named Unsung Heroes in the Saint Michael's College Teacher Recognition Program. The teachers were nominated by former students who are now first-year students at Saint Michael's College. Robert Birch of Fontbonne Academy was named by Kristen McCarthy who said, "I think Mr. Birch deserves recognition because he's truly there for his students. He's an amazing teacher and inspires his students to pursue their interests; he's part of the reason I'm a biology major today." Elizabeth Joseph of Fontbonne Academy was named by Emily Clegg who said, "I was lucky to have Mrs. Joseph in a very small and unique AP English Literature class last year. She taught me so much; not only about literature but also about life …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
University of Massachusetts Boston Professor Jonathan Chu met with Advanced Placement and Honors United States History classes at Fontbonne last week.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Professor Jonathan Chu of the University of Massachusetts Boston History Department visited Fontbonne Academy On November 7. He spoke with students in Ms. Pilla’s Advanced Placement and Honors United States History classes. Focusing on primary sources, Professor Chu helped students to think like historians: question sources, focus on historical context, make connections, and draw conclusions. These skills are necessary for success in college study and, particularly, for success on the essay portions of the AP exam. As Professor Chu told the students, “there is no right or wrong answer here; it is the analysis and explanation you bring to the available facts which will help you build a strong essay.” He also emphasized the importance of …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Fruit Center Marketplace shoppers can earn funds for Milton and Hingham schools the week of November 5.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Fruit Center Marketplace is pleased to announce a fundraising program benefitting nineteen Milton and Hingham schools. From Monday, November 5 through Friday, November 9, customers will be able to download a shopping voucher from the Fruit Center’s website designating which participating school they wish to support when they shop. Customers can present their vouchers at the checkout as many times as they like during the fundraising week. At the end of the fundraising week, the Fruit Center will tally all purchases and donate 20% of the total sales to the designated school. The following schools will be participating in the Fruit Center’s program: Milton Schools: Collicot School, Cunningham School, Fontbonne Academy, Glover School, …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Fontbonne students treated the fire stations and police department to pizza on September 11th as a gesture of thanks.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012
In honor of September 11th radio stations, newspapers, and television programs reflected on the events of 2001. On her way to school, a Fontbonne Academy senior, Maretta Morovitz, was listening to the Karson and Kennedy morning show on Mix 104.1. The radio hosts encouraged their listeners to recognize their local first responders in remembrance of September 11, 2001. Upon arriving at school, Maretta and four of her friends, including KJ Moran from Dedham, got together and discussed how they might do so. Within minutes, the students wrote an announcement to be read during homeroom period to all students, asking for a small donation at lunch. The Fontbonne Academy seniors thought a pizza lunch was the perfect way to express their …