Cold Weather Compassion

For my final project I decided to document my service project that took place in Baltimore City. For this service, a group of people from my parish gathered together and made breakfast and hot chocolate for the homeless. A couple of people brought old coats, gloves, scarves, and blankets to hand out once we got into the city. When we got there we set up a stand and handed out all that we had brought. I made many new friends and I’m so thankful for all that I learned from this project. Here are a few photos:


November Post

How to…Survive High School

Tips on how to survive the everyday struggles of high school.

Always manage your time wisely.


You have to balance and prioritize the different aspects in your life, especially if you have a lot of extracurricular coupled with rigorous academics. This is especially important on the weekend it’s important to give yourself enough time to get your work done. While it is important that your homework comes first, always remember that you should not allow your school work to consume you. Make sure you give yourself time to enjoy yourself, friends, and family.

Discover study tips that help you the most.


Maybe it’s notecards, filling out a study guide, or maybe it’s even finding a study buddy. Find a comfortable and quiet place to study with good lighting and little distractions (try avoiding your own bed; it is very tempting to just lie down and take a nap).Do whatever it takes to learn the material in the best way that fits your learning style.

Don’t procrastinate!


High school’s biggest stress causer. If you learn to manage your time well, procrastination will not be an issue for you. Do not allow yourself to get distracted while working. The faster you get it done, the more time you have to relax and enjoy life. Make a list and schedule of the work you need to get done that day and cross it off as you go. To do lists are also great, especially if you need to prioritize assignments.

Stay organized

You are more likely to fall into the horrible habits of procrastination if you do not stay organized. Make a system that works for you. As suggested in tip 3, make a list and stick to it or use a planner. It doesn’t hurt to practice school organization by staying organized in your everyday activities. If you stay organized then you will minimize the stresses that come with high school.

Challenge yourself

High school is a time to discover yourself and to branch out. Push yourself to be more active in your school and to take new classes that spark your interest. Getting involved at school is a great way to meet new people, and joining certain clubs and activities you’re interested in will also help you gain leadership opportunities. When it comes to challenging yourself it’s important to remember don’t feel pressured to take higher level classes just because your friends are. Do what’s best for you!


Lastly, and most importantly:

Enjoy the time you have in high school

Time flies and before you know it you’re saying goodbye to the friends you made freshman year. Slow down, live in the now, and make memories that you’ll carry with you for the rest of your life.

October Blog: A Place on Campus


A (Sailor’s)-Eye View


When asked about the numerous captivating sites of Mount

de Sales Academy most students, faculty, and staff

immediately name the most prominent places such as the

chapel or the convent. One of the most alluring sites of

Mount de Sales that is overlooked by many is the view from

the inside overlooking the city of Baltimore and the brand

new sports field. I had never really thought much of it

before this year, my final year here. Once I started to learn

to appreciate all the beauty this school radiated, I realized

that not only is the building and architecture of this school

astounding, but so is the view which is seen when looking

out from the school.

This year in my Morality class, which is on the third four, I

was placed in a seat right next to the window. I remember

on the very first day of school I walked into my first class of

the day and took my seat. I sat down and looked out upon

the 7:45 sunrise. I stared in awe of the site that had caught

my eye and as I stared a Sister I had not yet been introduced

to walked over to the window and says “Just look at God’s

work, it’s absolutely beautiful!” These words that came from

Sister Mary Brigid are nothing but the truth. As we looked

out over the city and the sunrise, Sister called the rest of the

class over to watch as the sun rose over the city right in front

of our eyes. In that moment I decided to stop taking the

little, everyday moments for granted. That morning was a

reminder of to appreciate the little things because I once

read that the little things will turn into the big things, the

things we will remember. I will definitely remember that

morning and the fact that the grace and beauty of God’s

creation can be seen every day. We need only to take the

time to stop and recognize it when we see it.

September Blog: Faculty/Staff Interview

The Mount De Sales Experience

The Best of Both World’s

September 30, 2015

Then vs. now                                                                by: Theresa Sarver

Mount de Sales Academy’s very own Religion teacher, Allison George is the perfect reflection of the impact that this school and it’s traditions can have on the student’s lives. Ms.George, an alumnae from Mount de Sales, graduated in the class of ‘O6 and to this day, her experience at Mount de Sales has left an indelible mark on her heart which she shall treasure always. During the interview with Ms.George, she shared fond memories from her time as a student here. Her most memorable moment shared at Mount de Sales was her senior year Twisted Tune. Though her class typically lost every school competition, for their final Twisted Tune her class went all out. Ms.George went into detail  of her classes victorious day, describing their interpretive dance and  black-out outfits with colorful scarves worn in rebellion of Spirit Day Tradition.

As she discussed her past memories, Ms.George talked about the changes she’s seen at Mount de  Sales over the year’s. The changes vary from the shoes she was required to wear, to the new renovations. When she was in school, all the girls were required to wear Bucks but now students are permitted to wear Sperry’s. Another difference that she mentioned was the fact that she was taught by Mrs.Lanciotti, the school’s current disciplinary, who was an art teacher at the time and who also happened to be Ms.George’s favorite teacher. Even though Ms.George mentioned a few differences, she also talked about the many ongoing traditions of Mount de Sales.  Ms.George shared about how she treasures even the smallest of traditions such as genuflecting in the chapel. She explained how “just those three seconds of peace always seem to get me through the day.” Just watching the present students experience all traditions that she  once experienced, still brings joy to her heart because it evokes flashbacks of some of the greatest times from her high school experience.

Now that she is a teacher, Ms.George describes her perspective of Mount de Sales when she states, “I’ve come to appreciate everything so much more because when I was a student I took many of the things the school had to offer me for granted.” When looking back at her time spent here as a student and comparing that experience to her life as teacher, Ms.George realizes that, “there is absolutely no other place like Mount de Sales.”  She is now grateful for all the lessons, experiences, and memories Mount de Sales has given her that she will keep for the rest of her life.





The Gaze of Love


This photo, in my opinion, perfectly captures the interaction between the couple. The photographer did in fact capture a moment that was so genuine. The way the couple gazes into eachother’s eyes with pure joy on both of their faces. Only a picture could describe that moment and do it justice.

In the Moment// high energy


The action shot of the young children captures the energy that was in the room at that moment. Even though it is merely a photograph, the viewer can look at the picture and know the caos and joy during the time the picture was taken.