The month of June brings much celebration to Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Academy – St. Michael’s! On Friday, June 15th the Board of Directors, faculty and administration joined families and friends to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2018 as they graduated. Over their years at MHRCA-St. Michael’s our students have grown in faith, knowledge and values maturing in to fine young men and women. We wish them much luck and success as they spread their wings on the road to success in high school and beyond!
Here are some of the achievements of the Class of 2018.
- 100% acceptance for those participating in the TACHS exam
- Acceptance to two DOE Specialized High Schools – Brooklyn Technical High School and The Brooklyn Latin School – based on performance on the SHSAT exam
- Catholic High School Scholarships for students attending
- Archbishop Molloy High School
- Agnes Academic High School
- Holy Cross High School
- Francis Preparatory High School
- Regis High School
My! How They Have Grown!
From tots to 1st graders! On Monday, June 18th the faculty and administration joined families and friends to celebrate the achievements of the Kindergarten Class of 2018 as they graduated. Over the past year at MHRCA-St. Michael’s our students have learned ELA, math, science, social studies and religion in both English & Mandarin! We wish them much luck and success as they advance to 1st Grade growing in faith, knowledge and values.
The day began with bright sunshine and a beautiful breeze! The students, faculty, administration and Board of Directors spread that sunshine throughout the Flushing community during Walkathon 2018. With their bright yellow banner and t-shirts, they logged their steps walking around our school, to the FDNY and NYPD thanking all.
Thank you to Veronica Tsang, The Sullivan Family, Mr. & Mrs. Mai, New York Presbyterian – Queens, St. Michael’s Convent, Sadlier Publications and all of our sponsors for their support.
Thank you to our parent volunteers, the NYPD Officers of the 109th Precinct and the Firefighters of Engine 273, Ladder 129 for joining us as we walk for education!
The St. Michael’s Catholic Academy community joined together today to celebrate the achievements of three remarkable students – Fabio Colindres, Mia Fleitas and Mirella Monteza. Through hard work and dedication to their faith, these students are the first recipients of the St. Michael’s Catholic Academy Merit Scholarship. Each student has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship towards their 7th grade studies.
Please join us in celebrating our students and their academic achievement, character and service to the community.
Congratulations Fabio, Mia & Mirella!
Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Academy – St. Michael’s came together on April 18, 2018 in celebration of our Catholic Identity. We listened to scripture, offered up intercessions, lifted our voices in song, and watched a presentation about how we put our Catholic beliefs into action throughout the year. Some of these works include collecting food for the hungry, raising over $1000 to help the hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, and collecting close to $835 in pennies to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) through the Pennies for Patients Program. Students at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Academy – St. Michael’s successfully live up to the words of Pope Francis:
“Help one another. This is what Jesus teaches us. This is what I do and I do it with my heart.”
Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Academy recently received this letter (excerpted below):
On behalf of the New York City Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) thank you for donating to this year’s Pennies for Patients program at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Academy during the 2018-18 school year. Your school raised an amazing $834.84 and LLS is incredibly grateful for the devotion of the students, parents and faculty who have worked so hard to help fulfill our mission: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
We are confident that through funding research, LLS has contributed to dramatic increases in the survival rates for both childhood and adult blood cancers. This year we saw experienced major research advancements. The FDA approved in July CAR (chimeric antigen receptor) T-cell immunotheraphy, a treatment in which a patient’s T-cells, the soldiers of the immune system, are genetically reprogrammed to find and kill cancer cells. Over the past two decades, LLS provided $40 million in funding for more than 15 researchers and companies around the world to develop this revolutionary approach to treating cancer. LLS’s long term investment has paid off because this treatment will be used not just for blood cancers, but it is also being tested to treat breast, pancreatic, and many other forms of cancer.
The goal of the Pennies for Patients program is to not only raise money for research and patient services, but to change students, by helping them develop life skills and connecting them with science, research, and advocacy. The intention is to inspire the cancer researchers of tomorrow in teaching them about things like leadership, teamwork and the importance of giving back. We trust that your students’ participation in Pennies for Patients this year has fostered a stronger awareness of others and a love of giving back to their community.
Thank you again for dedicating your time and energy to making Pennies for Patients a success at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Academy. I look forward to working with you and your students again next year. Together, we are saving lives and improving the quality of life for countless patients and families, now and for generations to come.
Until A Cure,
Madeleine Hamingson | Student Series Specialist
For more about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) please visit their website.
MHRCA 2018 Science Fair Winners
February 15, 2018
Grades K – 2
First Place – Ajay Kochar (Grade 1) “How to make a Bristelbot”
Pedro Ramirez Aldana (Grade 1) “The Water Cycle”
Second Place – Angeline Calispa (Kindergarten B) “Animals that Live on Land”
Rosalia Rojas (Kindergarten B) “Animals that Live on Land”
Third Place – Paolo Mendoza (Grade 2) “Simple Machines”
Valeria Marquez (Grade 2) “Erosion”
Ronnie Zheng (Grade 1) “How To Make a String Telephone”
Daniel Silvio (Grade 1) “Which Liquids Freeze the Fastest”
Grades 3 – 5
First Place – Gavin Barbery (Grade 5)
“Can You Teach a Computer to Tell the
Difference Between a Car and a
Cup Through Machine Learning?”
Patricia Mendoza (Grade 5) “Would an Egg in Osmosis Grow Bigger
in Water, Milk, or Coffee and Shrink the
smallest in Honey, Corn Syrup, or
Second Place – Felicia Grenel (Grade 5) “How Does a Cotton Ball Dipped in Dish
Soap Affect How Food Coloring React to Milk and Canola Oil?”
Third Place – Robert Orellanes (Grade 4) “Creating a Gas”
James Choy (Grade 3) “Hurricanes”
Grades 6 – 8
First Place – Christopher Ramos (Grade 8)
“Is the Five Second Rule True?”
Bryant Valiente (Grade 8) “How Long Does It Take to
Second Place – Joyce Gao (Grade 8) “Are Supertasters More Likely to be
Underweight, Average, or Overweight?”
Jesus Sanchez (Grade 7) “Can a Battery Preheat a DC Motor?”
Third Place – Kyla Ebio (Grade 4) “Does Short Memory Vary with
Fabio Colindres (Grade 6) “Are Fingerprint Patterns Inherited?