Hudson - Litchfield News March 18, 2011 - 11
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PMA is the Place to Be If you are searching for a school with dedicated and excellent
teachers, top-notch administrators, a well-balanced curriculum, and some of the latest educational innovations in technology, then PMA is definitely the place to be. The staff of Presentation of Mary Academy (PMA) in Hudson prides itself in joining hands with the parents, as an extension of the family unit, to develop students academically, developmentally, socially, and spiritually. During the past three years, the Academy has pursued a
technology goal that has included cutting-edge technology in all of its 25 classrooms. Each classroom is now equipped with an interactive Starboard, an Elmo camera, and one or more computers and laptops. Each student in the junior high school has access to his/her own netbook computer and the two new up-to-date computer labs at the school. Students from Kindergarten through Grade 8 receive weekly instruction in computer science. One of the outstanding trademarks of the Academy is its curriculum. Centered on the Catholic values of faith, moral development, and academic excellence, every student from Pre- K to grade 8 progressively learns to integrate and master the core curriculum of reading, writing, and mathematics into all aspects of academics in a safe, loving, and supportive environment. In addition, religion, science, social studies, Spanish (grades 6-8), computer science, physical education, music, and library science are also an integral part of the curriculum. In the fall and spring, the Junior High students participate in six-week enrichment courses, which often awaken natural talents within the students. These mini-courses vary from year to year and can include jewelry making, cooking, stenciling, photography, Web design, creative writing, drama, Chinese writing, budget/finances, auto mechanics, and much more. It’s a great way to discover new hobbies and talents—ways unavailable in every-day classroom life. The Academy also offers many extracurricular activities and sports
programs, such as cross-country running, track and field, lacrosse, volleyball, soccer, cheerleading, instructional and CYO basketball, ski club, softball, baseball, chorus, art classes, martial arts, Battle of the Books, and piano lessons. A major project presently in the works to enhance the athletic
programs is the addition of two athletic fields and a running track on the school grounds. To help raise funds for this huge endeavor, the Academy is hosting its second annual Dinner and Auction to take place at Nashua Country Club on Saturday, March 26. The Academy is blessed with an active parent organization that helps financially toward field trips, provides enrichment programs, and organizes social activities for family fun, including Bingo nights, Family Feud night, Fall Fun Fest, father-daughter dances, and mother/son game nights. PMA also has a devoted group of volunteers who help during the school day or from home in a variety of ways. Parents are encouraged to participate in their children’s education however they can, according to their schedules.
In the spring of 2010, the PMA Parent Group invested over $130,000 into a state-of-the-art playground at the school. As one of the students put it in a comment to the teacher, “This new playground is better than Canobie Lake Park. It is so big; we can all play at the same time.” Please consider giving your child the gift of a private Catholic education consisting of solid academics and a respect for self and
others rooted in strong moral and social values. This educational foundation, enhanced through extracurricular activities and
enrichment programs, will enable your child to experience success during his/her educational journey and beyond.
PRESENTATION OF MARY ACADEMY Performance is the proof of excellence
Selecting your child's school is one of the most important choices you make as a parent. We invite you to consider Presentation of Mary Academy as you make that decision.
THE PMA DIFFERENCE
• A challenging educational program that instills responsibility and respect • A learning community focused on faith and service • Compassionate, qualified educators committed to excellence • Individualized learning opportunities within a safe and nurturing environment • Students consistently scoring in the top 28% or higher in core subjects • 95% of our Junior High Students continuing their education in Catholic High Schools • The PMA Junior High School Program student/teacher ratio of 16 to 1
LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE! CALL TODAY!
For more information about Presentation of Mary Academy or
for a private tour of the school please contact:
June Nolet - Director of Admissions x203 Principal - Sr. Maria Rosa, p.m.
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