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March 11, 2020 News

Note from the Principal's Desk

Dear St. Dom’s Families & Friends,

Just to reiterate my message from earlier in the week, we've been working with the Catholic school principals across the state to stay current and make plans to ensure the safety of our students. Along with the other schools, we have been considering numerous options for distance learning and will be working with our teachers to be ready should the need arise. We look at this as a good exercise, not unlike a fire drill. Hopefully we don't have to use it, but we are ready in case we do. I will share details as we progress.

Congratulations to our varsity boys’ hockey team for winning the 2020 Class A Sportsmanship Award!

I am looking forward to attending the sophomore class’s retreat over the next two days.

Enjoy the spring weather.

God Bless,

J. P. Yorkey, Principal

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Wellness Reminder

The flu season is in full swing. Please remember to call school at 782-6911 or email jennifer.cyr@portlanddiocese.org if your child will be out sick. A doctor's note is required if your child will be out for 3 days or more.

Healthy Habit Reminders

Wash your hands often

Cough and sneeze into your elbow

Your child must be 24 hours fever free before returning to school.

St. Dom’s Family Open Mic Night

Mr. Gagne, and Mr. Konrad invite you to Open Mic Night this Friday, March 13 at 6:00 pm at the Auburn Campus Commons. This event is open to students, family and friends from both campuses. The All Saints Booster Club will be selling popcorn and ice cream during the event.

Mission to Mississippi Pancake Breakfast

Mission to Mississippi will be holding their annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 15 from 7 -11 am at the Auburn Campus. Come and enjoy fresh pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, Mailhot's sausage, and hot/cold drinks. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors/children 6-12, and children 5 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased from any Mission to Mississippi member, Mr. Girouard andrew.girouard@portlanddiocese.org, Mr. Forss garrett.forss@portlanddiocese.org, Mrs. Langlois at the Lewiston Campus, or at the door. Thank you very much for your help and support throughout the year!

Junior National Honor Society

Congratulations to sixty-nine students being inducted into the National Junior Honor Society from Grades 6 - 9! Announcements and invitations are being sent out this week for the ceremony on March 19 in the Commons at 6:00 pm. Way to go!!!!!! Please contact Mrs. Hamilton at patricia.hamilton@portlanddiocese.org with any questions.

National Honor Society

National Honor Society's acceptances will be going out in the mail this week. This year's ceremony will be taking place on March 19 at 7:00pm. For information please contact Mrs. Theriault at dawn.theriault@portlanddiocese.org

Take a Magic Carpet Ride!

Friday, April 3 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, April 4 at 3:00 pm

Concessions will be open

Buy your tickets here! $9 for adults and $4 for students, seniors (65+), and faculty/staff in advance of the show. $10 and $5 at the door.

2020 Legacy of Light Gala

Participate in St. Dom's biggest fundraising event of the year!

Model United Nations

Model UN has begun! Students will be participating in the Model UN Conference at the USM Gorham Campus May 13 - 15. Students have started preparing for the conference and will be representing various countries in several different committees dealing with real world Issues. They will be researching, shoring up on their public speaking, and learning how the United Nations functions. It is a lot of work, but lots of fun too! For more information reach out to Kelly Angell kelly.angell@portlanddiocese.org.

Mobile App Updates

Two features have been added to the St. Dom's mobile app: Events and Forms. Information and tickets for events can be purchased through either feature.

Middle School Yearbook

Middle School will have their own yearbook this year. Click on the link below to order!! Cost is $20 per yearbook. Use Yearbook ID 14117620.

Have sports, events or candid photos you would like to share? Please email them to nicole.adams@portlanddiocese.org

Help make our first middle school yearbook a success!!

Donate Your Shoes to the Lewiston-Auburn Kiwanis Club

Key Club is partnering with the Lewiston-Auburn Kiwanis Club to raise funds by collecting and donating gently worn, slightly used or brand new shoes. Please drop off your shoe donations to either the Lewiston or Auburn Campus before March 13.

Athletic Corner

There is a Spring Sports Meeting on March 16th at 6:00pm in the gym. The meeting is for both High School and Middle School athletes. For information contact Mr. Yorkey at john.yorkey@portlanddiocese.org

Spring Sports for our High School athletes will start March 23 for pitchers and catchers for both baseball and softball. The rest of High School sports start March 30. Middle School sports start on or after April 1. As the season gets closer, coaches will be reaching out with more information.

Congratulations to the following athletes for their accomplishments in their winter sports: Jacques Ouellette, Jacob Lewis, Lucas Pushard First Team All State, Zackary Pelletier, Matthew Fletcher, Alex Roy Second Team All State, Jaden Webster, Jacques Ouellette, Jacob Lewis, Alex Roy, Zackary Pelletier  Senior All Star game invite.

Congratulations to the Boys' Ice Hockey team for being awarded the Class A Hockey Coaches Sportsmanship Award!

From Our College Advisor

Opportunity for Young Women in STEM

The Society of Women Engineers is holding a day-long event for young women in grades 6-12 interested in pursuing STEM careers. There is also a track during the day for parents. The event happens on April 19 at the University of Maine at Orono - you must RSVP by March 28. See Mrs. DeBlois for more info or reach out to SWEOutreach.UMaine@gmail.com

Service Academy Night

If you are interested in applying to a service academy, this is a special event featuring the five branches of the military, private military colleges, and ROTC programs, as well as representatives from our Congressional Delegation. The event is scheduled for April 8 at 6 pm at the Bangor Hilton Garden Inn. See Mrs. DeBlois for more details or visit https://dipto.cc/s60ozs

Here is valuable information for Juniors as they start touring colleges and exploring summer opportunities that help build their College resumes.

Save the Date

The class of 2021 will be meeting with Mrs. DeBlois the week after February school break to begin the college application process. On Thursday, April 2 at 6 pm, we will be hosting a parent information night in the library. On Thursday, May 21, we will be taking all members of the class to the NEACAC college fair in Augusta as part of the school day. More details will be sent as these events come closer.

College Acceptances Update

Jaden Webster Stonehill, Jacques Ouellette Stonehill, Zachary Davis UMO, William Laflamme Carleton University, Robbie Dick Plymouth State, Raegan Hachey Catholic University

SAT Prep Help

Our SAT Exam day is quickly approaching but before that happens, the students that signed up will be attending the SAT Prep days. These are set to take place between March 9 - March 12 and March 16 - March 19 from 2:30 - 4:00. Mrs. Theriault and Ms. Shore are the teachers who will be conducting these sessions. Both have years of experience doing this and have helpful hints and strategies on how to do well on the SAT’s.

It would be helpful if your son/daughter brings a computer to school with them on those days. Reach out to Mrs. Girouard at joline.girouard@portlanddiocese.org.

CollegeBoard has some free online tools to help the students prepare for the test. The link below will get you to the CollegeBoard site and the free services.

Maine Public University Presidential Tour

Every Tuesday at 6:30 pm, the University of Maine community hosts a live, interactive "tour" of college. Topics include paying for college, meeting college expectations, reducing debt with on-time graduation, and becoming a career-ready graduate.

Upcoming Dates

March 12 Blood Drive 9 am to 2 pm in the Auburn Campus Gym

March 13 Family Open Mic night at the Auburn Campus 5:00pm - 7:00pm

March 15 M2M Annual Pancake Breakfast at the Auburn Campus 7:00am - 11:00am

March 23 - 27 Spirit Week

March 19 Junior National Honor Society & National Honor Society Induction Night

March 20 No School - Teacher Workshop

May 2 - Legacy of Light Gala

May 6 - Auburn Campus Art Show

May 16 - Bicentennial Parade, Auburn Campus Block Party, Community Trail Run (in development)

For information on becoming a St. Dom's Corporate sponsor, contact Deb Anthoine at debra.anthoine@portlanddiocese.org.

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