Our cross country, swimming and volleyball teams all clinched their league championships!
Remaining home games for these teams are non-league.
Good luck to all our teams in the post season.
Many sports have a tradition of recognizing seniors at their last regular season home games. We continue that tradition with volleyball, swimming and soccer.
We invite you to join us on Thurs, Oct 16 at 4:30pm in the Tully Family Gymnasium for volleyball.
Then, you are welcome to the CNR pool on Fri, Oct 17 at 4:15pm for the swim meet.
On Mon, Oct 20th, please join us at Kelly Mac Field at 4:30pm for the soccer team’s final home game.
Senior Tradition for Field Hockey Players
The last regular season home game for our field hockey players is Tuesday, October 7th, at 4:15pm on Kelly Mac Field. As is tradition, we will recognize the seniors on our squad in a short ceremony prior to the game. We invite you to join us.
Swimmers Go For #100
The Ursuline Swim Team defeated New Rochelle last Tuesday to record the 99th consecutive swim victory. An outstanding achievement!
Join the swim team on Tuesday, October 7th, at 4:30pm at the College of New Rochelle pool as they go for the 100th win! They will take on Bronxville High School.
The Ursuline School sadly shares the news that Sr. Mary Shea, OSU passed away. She was 71 years of age. Sr. Mary joined our staff two years ago in the role of Testing Room Supervisor. She attended to the students with care and compassion. She enthusiastically attended all school events. Sr. Mary's skills as an AP English teacher were brought to bear on many occasions.
Sr. Mary held a BA in Classics from the College of New Rochelle, and an MA in Comparative Literature from the Catholic University of America. She was a respected educator whose teaching career included service as a trustee of Academy of Mount St. Ursula. She had also been active in parish ministry.
The wake is Thursday, Oct 2nd, 3-7pm and the funeral Mass is Friday, Oct 3rd, 10am, both at the Ursuline Province Center.
Congratulations to senior volleyball player Shannon McKeon who was named the Con Ed Westchester Putnam Scholar Athlete of the Week. Shannon is a 4 year member of the Varsity Volleyball team and was recently named a National Merit Semifinalist. Shannon is the 1st volleyball player in Ursuline history to receive this prestigious award and the 24th athlete in school history to be so honored. She is pictured below with her proud team. Read more at the Lohud link here.
We are proud to announce that seniors Shannon McKeon and Diyu Pearce-Fisher have been named Semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Competition on the basis of their outstanding PSAT/NMSQT scores. More than 1.4 million students took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Semifinalists are the highest scorers in each of the 50 states and are in the top 1% of U.S. high school seniors.
Shannon and Diyu now have the chance to compete for approximately 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring.
We are also proud of our 9 seniors who received Letters of Commendation in recognition of their excellent scores on their PSAT/NMSQT exams: Alexa DiIorio, Nora Donahue, Caroline Duggan, Anastasia Lacina, Hannah McCarthy, Kelly O'Sullivan, Kenechukwu Odenigbo, Aileen Quinn, and Chie Wach.Commended Students placed among the top 5% of more than 1.5 million students who took the PSAT/NMSQT.
Congratulations to Ngozi Okonkwo who was named a National Achievement Scholarship Program Semifinalist. She is in the top 10% of Black American students who entered the National Achievement Program and scored well on the PSAT/NMSQT exam. Ngozi now advances in the competition for Nation Achievement scholarships.
These students are pictured with our President, Mrs. Davidson, at right, and our Principal, Ms. Killebrew, far left.
The Ursuline School Honors Choir was honored to participate in a solemn ceremony on September 11, 2014 which paid tribute to the 123 Westchester residents who died in the 9/11 attacks thirteen years ago. The ceremony took place at Westchester County's memorial "The Rising" at the Kensico Dam in Valhalla. Our choir sang the Star Spangled Banner, Pie Jesu, and Amazing Grace. The evening included a laying of a wreath and reading of names. It was a moving experience for the 500 people who attended, including our students.
Our Honors Choir started the day by singing the Star Spangled Banner.
We also marked with silence the times that the two planes crashed into the North and South Towers – at 8:46am and 9:03am.
Our morning prayer:
“Today we remember the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. As we pray this day, let us remember with courage and hope.
We pray… in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Loving God, may all of us remember with love and compassion this day.
May we grieve with those who still mourn, and share memories with those who cannot forget. May we draw strength from those who bravely responded, and gave their lives to save others. May we stand with strangers who became neighbors that day, and remember their generosity and hospitality. Above all, God, may we remember your faithfulness and learn to trust in your unfailing love for all people. We pray this through the intercession of St. Angela. Amen”
On Aug 7th, five Ursuline girls joined other outstanding students in NYC to begin training as "NextGenVest Global Business Leaders”. NextGenVest was founded by Kelly Peeler (Harvard Class of ‘10) to prepare students to effectively manage their finances and prepare for college with life skills.
Our student ambassadors will soon be officially launching the Ursuline NextGenVest Global Business Leader Club. Club activities will include research with finance industry experts and global competitions.
In July our cheerleaders attended UCA Summer Camp at Western CT State University and returned home with 9 trophies. The team was awarded Camp Champions, the Traditions award for the most pride and skill, and the highly coveted "Top Banana" award for the team with the most spirit and outstanding work ethic. Also 3 cheerleaders, Jillian Priaulx (V) Corinne McGovern (V) and Anna Bartley (JV) earned All American Cheerleader honors. Congratulations on a great camp!
The Ursuline School strengthened bonds with sister schools from around the globe at an education conference June 15- 20th in New Rochelle, NY.
Ursuline educators came together from Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, England, France, Germany, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Mexico, Peru, Poland, South Africa, Taiwan in the Republic of China, Thailand, the United States, and Venezuela.
We invite you to view the video produced by Sr. Erin Zubal, OSU. The YouTube link is below.
The theme of the conference was Global Education in the Ursuline Spirit. It was an opportunity for collaboration among Ursuline educators. We also celebrated our shared Ursuline heritage and values, and exchanged collective wisdom about 21st century education.
The gathering took place at College of New Rochelle, which was founded by the Ursuline sisters and is the first Catholic college for women in New York State. The Ursuline School hosted a dinner for all conference participants, at which school faculty and administration welcomed the group.