October 26, 2020

Photo of the Week

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Students in Mr. Ricchi's Music Class work on identifying Perfect, Major, and Minor intervals on sheet music. The song for the week is Largo based on the theme from the second movement of the New World Symphony. Pictured here, a student completes his performance module. 
Musical Theatre
“And I am representing, for the last time, troupe 4239,” begins senior Anne LaMont as she rehearses her movements and blocking for The International Thespian Society’s virtual regional festival. Her words send a quick shock to the room. This pronouncement, simple as it may seem, is not so simple at all. “This means it’s been four years, and I don’t understand how it’s already been four years!” exclaims Mr. Catalano as his voice quietly breaks and his face slowly reddens with a few tears. 
But let’s zoom in and focus our lens on Musical Theatre Class. Graduation and official goodbyes are still scenes away; there are more sections to practice and pages to write! Under the direction of Mr. Catalano, students in the class work on monologues, scenes, one acts, and technical theatre projects. Anne, among other students, will submit her work to the International Thespian Society for evaluation. This year, following protocol, students will submit their work virtually. They’ll start in the regional festival and if awarded a “superior” rating, they’ll submit the same work to the state festival. 
“It’s a new and challenging era for all of us,” says Mr. Catalano after filling in for Simmey, who recited her lines via Zoom. Picture this: You’re in a two-person scene and it’s time to rehearse. Your partner is a fully remote student and not in front of you to practice reacting to your movements or moving in and out of the scene. What do you do? 
“The show must go on,” as they say, and so must practice! After figuring out how best to use technology to their advantage, Mr. Catalano, Simmey, and Kayleigh devised a plan. Simmey on Zoom would say her lines, and Mr. Catalano would act them out so Kayleigh could practice blocking and mapping the scene with props. The result was quite humorous, and there was no shortage of laughs. “And that’s ok! This is practice,” reminds Mr. Catalano. “Theatre, much like our Marianist Charism, educates us for adaptation and change,” he offers. The work of the students will be compiled into a Main Stage Virtual Production to be presented this December.
The scene comes to a close with the camera pulling focus away from Anne and Mr. Catalano. We hear the countdown to action start and the music cued as another round of practice begins.


Student Activities


Homecoming 2020: Into the Movies premieres Monday!
Please note that Movie Night has been moved to Monday, 10/26, at 7:00 P.M. Check our saved "Homecoming 2020" highlight on Instagram for the full schedule!

Upcoming Events

Varsity Football vs. The Benjamin School 
Friday, 10/23  |  7:00 P.M.  |  Away
Saturday, 10/24  |  8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.  |  CMCP
Virtual Open House
Sunday, 10/25  |  1:00 - 4:00 P.M.  |  Online
Homecoming Week 
Monday, 10/26
Homecoming Movie Night
Monday, 10/26  |  7:00 - 9:30 P.M.  |  Football Field
Varsity Girls Volleyball Regional Semifinal vs. Divine Savior
Tuesday, 10/27  |  6:00 - 7:30 P.M.  |  Divine Savior Academy
Senior Parking Spot Painting
Wednesday, 10/28  |  9:00 - 11:00 A.M.  |  Student Parking Lot
Powder Puff Flag Football Game
Wednesday, 10/28  |  7:00 - 9:00 P.M.  |  Football Field
Varsity Football Homecoming Game vs. Jones High School
Friday, 10/30  |  7:00 P.M.  |  CMCP
Harvest Drive Kick-Off
Monday, 11/2  

Athletics News

Football Game Livestream

Admissions Corner

Open House Goes Virtual! Oct. 25
Our virtual Open House will promptly start at 1:00 P.M. with a presentation highlighting academics, athletics, activities, and campus ministry.
The goal of this event is to introduce you to our school and review the curriculum and culture so you can learn what makes CMCP special. Please RSVP, as a personalized schedule will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Clubs and Organizations

The kick-off for the Harvest Drive, sponsored by the Interact Club, begins November 2! Read more about what your support will look like here. 
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Important Updates

A message from the CDC: Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses. There are several safer, alternative ways to participate in Halloween. If you may have COVID-19 or you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should not participate in in-person Halloween festivities and should not give out candy to trick-or-treaters. The CDC’s suggestions for fun alternatives that pose lower risks of spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 can be found here. 

If you are not coming to school, do not fill out the Daily Screening Form - even if attending classes online. The Daily Screening Form should be completed by students who will be physically present on campus for that day.


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