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Maur Hill-Mount Academy




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Maur Hill-Mount Academy is a Catholic, international, college preparatory school educating young men
and women in the Benedictine tradition.


To become one of the best Catholic boarding schools in the world. 





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Read the latest note from the desk of Principal Monika King, posted August 19, 2014.

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[9/30] Any student interesting in watching Jack Siebert and Mason Curry run at the Horton Cross Country on Thursday, please talk to Mr. Hunninghake today or tomorrow. We will leave shortly after school on Thursday.
[9/30] Mrs. Douglas’s family: the deadline to bring $2 or more to Kendra has been extended to Wednesday.
[9/30] The volleyball team plays Tuesday night in Horton at 5 pm! Go Lady Ravens!
[9/30] NHS members: remember that NHS hours are due Tuesday.
[9/30] Wednesday morning is a late start. There will be no mass.
[9/29] [Expired] JV football players, the bus will leave at 3:40 today for A-High. Dress here and carry your helmet and shoulder pads. The C team leaves in front of school at 4:15.
[9/29] [Expired] Tuesday, let’s celebrate the Royals making it to the playoffs for the first time in 29 years! You can choose to come to school in a Royals shirt and jeans or uniform shorts. … Shirts that are royal or powder blue are also allowed. This special occasion exception to the uniform is only to show support for the Royals. If you are not wearing the proper Royals gear, then you must be in your uniform. Let’s go Royals!
[9/29] Here are the results of the house bake sale competition: 1st - Sebastian, 2nd - George, 3rd - Gabe, 4th - Mother Teresa. Thank you to all those who signed up stuff and actually brought it. Together, we raised $668!
[9/29] It’s the end of the month, which means that all pink Benedictine Points are due by the end of the day Tuesday. Bring up any that you have and put it in the glass jar in the front office.
[9/29] [Expired] All Mrs. Douglas’s family needs to bring $2 or more to Kendra by the end of the day Tuesday.
[9/29] [Expired] Come support the JV football and C volleyball teams tonight. JV football plays at Atchison High at 4:30. C volleyball plays at St. Benedict’s Catholic School at 5:00.
[9/29] [Expired] There will be no mass during family time today.
[9/26] Congratulations to Mason Curry and Richard White for being named National Merit Commended Scholars. This is quite an accomplishment. We are proud of you!
[9/26] [Expired] Attention students: do not park behind the gym today. We will need the space for the events tonight. Thanks!
[9/26] [Expired] Monday is the Freshmen Retreat. Freshmen, come here to school at the normal time on Monday. You will travel to the Abbey together in a bus. Lunch will be provided. You may dress casually in jeans and acceptable shirts.
[9/26] [Expired] There will be an opportunity for mass on Saturday before the homecoming dance at 5:00 at the MHMA chapel. Another opportunity will be the youth mass at 5:00pm on Sunday at St. Joseph’s.
[9/26] [Expired] The Homecoming Dance is tomorrow (Saturday) at 8:30 at Elizabeth’s. Homecoming dance tickets will still be sold during lunch today. Tickets will also be available at the door tomorrow for a price of $10 each.
[9/26] [Expired] The Homecoming football game will be here on our field tonight at 7. Alongside the football game will be the House Bake Sale starting at 6:30. The event will raise money for Prom. Come out and have a good time tonight and support the Ravens.
[9/26] [Expired] Homecoming Candidates & Spirit Queens are to be released from class at 11:20 today for Homecoming preparation before lunch.
[9/25] [Expired] Black & Gold Spirit Day Friday! Show your MHMA pride. Shorts, jeans, leggings, sweats ARE acceptable if modest.
[9/25] [Expired] There will be an opportunity for Mass on Saturday before the homecoming dance. 5:00pm on Saturday at MHMA. Another option would be the youth mass at 5:00pm on Sunday.
[9/25] [Expired] Homecoming dance tickets will still be sold Friday during lunch. Tickets will be available at the door on Saturday for a price of $10 each.
[9/25] [Expired] Attention Scholars Bowl team members: Scholars Bowl practice has been cancelled today.
[9/25] [Expired] Freshmen girls: you need to wear a neon yellow shirt for powder puff tonight.
[9/24] [Expired] Congratulations to our soccer team for their 2-1 overtime homecoming victory over Benton yesterday. The JV also won, 3-0. The varsity plays at Maranatha Academy at 6:00 Thursday (address: 6826 Lackman Rd, Shawnee, KS).
[9/24] [Expired] Our varsity and JV volleyball teams defeated Oskaloosa in their homecoming match. Both squads lost to JCN in close matches in the nightcap.
[9/24] [Expired] Ladies: Powder Puff is Thursday at 7pm. Make sure you are talking with the girls in your class to so that you have your teams ready.
[9/24] [Expired] There will be a meeting for anyone still interested in the Spring Break Trip to Italy/Greece this year during family time on Friday in Mr. Wachter's room. There is still time to sign up. Please attend the meeting if you are interested in going.
[9/24] [Expired] Thursday is a mass day. Instead of mass attire, participate in the Dress Your Best dress-up theme.
[9/24] [Expired] Everyone is invited to hang out after school to finish decorating the hallways today. Let’s get the halls looking great!
[9/24] [Expired] Fall sports posters will be sold before the pep rally tonight. 1 for $15, 2 for $25.
[9/24] [Expired] Out-of-school guest passes are due today to the front office.
[9/23] [Expired] Don’t forget that Wednesday night is the pep rally! It starts at 7 in the gym.
[9/23] There will be a meeting for anyone still interested in the Spring Break Trip to Italy/Greece this year during family time on Thursday in Mr. Wachter's room. There is still time to sign up. Please attend the meeting if you are interested in going. There is no family time on Thursday; new meeting time will be announced.

[9/23] [Expired] Come support the soccer and volleyball teams tonight at their home games. Soccer plays at 4 and volleyball plays at 5. Go Ravens!

[9/23] [Expired] Are you interested in helping decorate the hallways for Homecoming? Meet after school today by the House Room.

[9/22] Come hear Cecilia Hoopes on her visit this summer to India where she worked with the Sisters of Charity. She will give her presentation Thursday, Oct. 2, in the chapel after Mass at 6:30 at St. Benedict Catholic School.

[9/22] Thank you for participating in day one of Spirit Week! Tuesday's dress-up theme day is Pajama Day. Wear long pants & appropriate shirts such as a t-shirt.

[9/22] The Atchison soccer game today HAS BEEN MOVED to next Wednesday, Oct. 1.

[9/22] Congratulations to Jack Siebert for his fourth place finish at the Hiawatha Cross Country meet. This goes along with two fifth place finishes at the previous two meets.

[9/22] [Expired]The JV football game vs. Oskaloosa today has been cancelled due to their lack of JV players.


- Monday - Dress like a teacher!
- Tuesday - Pajama day! Wear long pants & appropriate shirts such as a t-shirt.
- Wednesday - Dynamic duos!
- Thursday - Dress your best!
- Friday - Black & gold spirit day!

[9/19] [Expired] The football game today will be played at Al Simpler Stadium next to Junction City HS, 900 N Eisenhower. Kick-off @ 7.

[9/18] [Expired] Here are the dress-up themes for Spirit Week next week! Monday – Dress like a teacher; Tuesday – Gender switch Pajama day; Wednesday – Dynamic duos; Thursday – Dress your best; Friday – Black & gold.

[9/18] [Expired] Homecoming dance tickets will be on sale all week at lunch or from Ms. McGinnis. They cost $8 each or 2 for $15.

[9/18] If you have a date for Homecoming who is not a student at MH-MA, then you must complete an out-of-school date form. The forms are due by Wednesday. You can get one at the front office or download a .pdf here. Note that this form requires signatures from you, your parents, your date, your date's parents, and your date's school administrator! You can't just fill it out Wednesday morning. Please prepare the form in advance. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD & PRINT.

[9/18] [Expired] The pep bus for the football game in Junction City tomorrow is full. The bus will leave at 3:45 Friday.

[9/18] [Expired] Our C team volleyball plays at JCN tonight. The first match is at 6:00; the bus leaves at 4:45. The matches are at Winchester where the high school is located, not at Nortonville Middle School.

[9/18] [Expired] Attention Alice in Wonderland students: There will be no practice tonight. However, don't forget that practice begins at 9:00 am sharp on Saturday!

[9/18] [Expired] Any senior girls or senior football players wanting a powder puff shirt give $15.00 to Piper or Kendra.

[9/17] [Expired] There will be a pep bus going to the football game in Junction City on Friday leaving at 3:45. The cost is $3 for the ride. There will be no admission charge for the game. Please sign up in advance at the front office.

[9/17] [Expired] Thursday is a mass day. Remember to wear oxford shirts.

[9/16] [Expired] Homecoming candidates will take pictures at the start of 2nd hour on Thursday. Students should come to school dressed and ready for pictures. They will return to class immediately after pictures.

[9/16] [Expired] Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences are Wednesday after school from 4-8 and Friday during the day. Tomorrow morning will be a late start.

[9/16] Reminder to homecoming candidates: you are taking pictures tomorrow immediately after school. Please get changed and report to the front office ASAP.

[9/15] [Expired] All seniors girls interested in Powder Puff t-shirts and Powder Puff need to report to Mrs. Bishop’s room immediately after school today.

[9/15] [Expired] Attention Alice in Wonderland cast: remember that practice begins tonight at 6 pm. Please enter through the outside auditorium door on the south side of the school as the other doors will be locked.

[9/15] [Expired] This weekend, see Theatre Atchison’s production of Les Misérables with a cast that includes many Maur Hill – Mount Academy students and alumni. Atchison Middle School Auditorium. 8:00 pm on Fri & Sat., 2:00 pm on Sun. Adults $12, Students $8.

[9/15] The Atchison Fall Clean-Up is this Saturday. Give some time back to the community to pick up trash around the town. There will be a sign-up sheet at the Chamber so that you can get service hours for your work. The clean-up will be from 8 am to noon.

[9/15] [Expired] Please come support the soccer team as they compete against Bishop Ward here on our field at 4:00 today. The JV game will follow. The soccer team will be dismissed at 2:45 today.

[9/15] [Expired] JV football plays their first game tonight at home vs. Jackson Heights at 6:00.

[9/15] [Expired] Our visitor locker room will not be available for our students after school today.

[9/15] [Expired] Attention NHS members: Please check your email for important information from Ms. McGinnis today.

[9/15] [Expired] Attention Homecoming Candidates, please check your email for important information today.

[9/12] [Expired] This weekend, see Theatre Atchison’s production of Les Misérables with a cast that includes many Maur Hill - Mount Academy students and alumni. The play will be performed at the Atchison Middle School Auditorium at 8 pm tonight and tomorrow and 4 pm on Sunday. Adults are $12, and students are $8. Tonight is opening night.

[9/11] [Expired] The pep bus to Jackson Heights tomorrow night leaves at 5:15. The cost for the bus is $2 and admission is $3. Please sign up at the office by lunch tomorrow. 

[9/11] [Expired] Our visitors’ locker room will not be available to our students today.

[9/11] [Expired] Tomorrow is a mass day! Remember to wear your mass attire. Oxford shirts are required for everyone.

[9/11] [Expired] Soccer will be dismissed at 2:45 today. Cross Country will be dismissed at 1:35.

[9/11] The soccer game with Piper last night ended in a 2-2 tie after double overtime. Congratulations to the soccer team on a great game!

[9/10] [Expired] Attention all participants in Alice in Wonderland: please report to Mrs. Douglas' room after school on Friday for a brief meeting.

[9/10] [Expired] Don’t forget about the College Information Night tomorrow at 6:00 in the auditorium. Seniors, it is highly suggested that you attend this night. Juniors, you are more than welcome to attend to get a jumpstart on the college process. See Ms. McGinnis with questions.

[9/10] [Expired] Last year, Charity Jeans Day raised nearly $1600 for our charities. This year, we want to beat that number! With our first Charity Jeans Day over, we have raised $240 so far.

And the winners of today’s Charity Jeans Day Competition are:
1st place – receiving 200 points – is Mother Teresa!
2nd place – receiving 150 points – is St. Gabe.
3rd – receiving 100 – is St. George.
4th – receiving 50 points – is St. Sebastian.

[9/10] [Expired] With the NEK Volleyball triangular today, the visitors locker room will be unavailable for our students.

[9/9] Fall is beginning soon, which means it’s time again for the Atchison Fall Clean-Up. On Saturday, Sept. 20, from 8 am to noon, you can get service hours by helping to clean up your community. Go to the Chamber that morning to sign in, and then you’ll be sent off with coffee, juice, snacks, and equipment to pick up trash and beautify Atchison. It’s a great opportunity for service hours, for fresh air, and to make a difference that you’ll see every day.

[9/9] [Expired] Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors: Here’s your opportunity to take part in the legendary World Youth Day in the summer of 2016. Spend a summer in Poland, see the pope with your own eyes, and be part of the world's biggest congregation of Catholic youth! The informational meeting is in Mr. Scott's room at 3:30 tomorrow.

[9/8] [Expired] Tomorrow is a Charity Jeans Day. That means that the same rules that always apply to jeans day apply tomorrow. Here’s a reminder: Jeans, yes. MH-MA shirts, yes. Shorts, no. Leggings, no. Sweatpants, no. Any pants that aren’t jeans, no. Only jeans. You can always wear your uniform as if it were any other day. Tickets are required. If you still haven’t purchased one, they will be available for $2 tomorrow morning before school in the front office.

[9/8] [Expired] Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors: interested in attending World Youth Day in the summer of 2016? Then attend an informational meeting in Mr. Scott's room at 3:30 on Wednesday. Spend your summer in Poland! See the pope with your own eyes! Be part of the world's biggest congregation of Catholic youth! Get some great material for your college essays. Be able to say, "Yeah, I've been to World Youth Day. It was so worth it."

[9/8] [Expired] JV and C team volleyball players will be dismissed at 2:40 today for their quad at Nemaha Central in Seneca.

[9/8] [Expired] Congratulations to our volleyball teams for their success in invitational tournaments over the weekend. The varsity went 5-1 at McLouth and came home with the 2nd place plaque. The JV went 4-2 at Perry, good for 3rd place. A great job by our players and coaches!

[9/8] [Expired] Members of Mother Teresa's house, if you paid your money for your feast day celebration, please do not sign up for hot lunch in the cafeteria today.

[9/8] [Expired] Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors, if you are interested in attending World Youth Day during the summer of 2016, please attend the information meeting at 12:15 today in Classroom 6. If you are attending, please give Viktoria your name in advance so you can get served hot lunch first.

[9/8] [Expired] Today is the last day to buy tickets for the charity jeans day tomorrow. Tickets will be for sale for a minimum of $1 during family time only. Tickets will not be available tomorrow. If you do not purchase a ticket but still wear jeans, you will owe $2 at the front office.

[9/5] [Expired] Students, remember to bring your school ID to the game tonight so that you can get in for free. Not everyone who is working at the gate knows all of our students.

[9/4] [Expired] Tomorrow, all students are encouraged to wear Spirit Day attire to school. You may wear jeans and an MH-MA shirt. We encourage you to wear black- and gold-colored attire. Sports teams can wear their jerseys. No shorts, sweatpants, or leggings are allowed. You can also choose to wear your uniform instead. Thank you all for such a great start to the school year!

[9/4] [Expired] Anyone interested in helping with the Theatre Atchison production of Les Miserables please contact Ian Buhman-Wiggs after school today at the front office.

[9/4] [Expired] All baseball pitchers are invited to a clinic tonight at 5:30. Former Mizzou pitcher Mike Haverty will be conducting the clinic. We will meet on the baseball field.

[9/3] [Expired] Congratulations to the soccer teams for their victories over IMAC. Also congratulations to the volleyball teams for their victories over Jackson Heights and Horton.

[9/2] [Expired] Tomorrow (Wed 9/3) is a late start. (See the schedule on the bell schedule page.)

[9/2] Daily mass time has changed. Mass will begin at 11:42. A bell will ring at 11:41.

[9/2] [Expired] Charity Jeans Day is next Tuesday, Sept 9. Tickets will only be sold during family time each day. No tickets will be sold on that Tuesday. More information will be provided during family time and House meeting this week.

[9/2] [Expired] MH-MA Soccer Alumni Game is this Saturday at 10 am at MH-MA. If you have any questions please contact Bernadette Urban or Coach Patino.

[9/2] [Expired] The deadline to sign up for the Italy/Greece spring break trip is Thursday, September 4th. For more information please see Mr. Wachter.

[9/2] [Expired] The volleyball team will be dismissed from class at 2:40 today.

[9/2] [Expired] Family teachers, please allow the soccer team members to attend mass today during family time. The soccer team will also meet at 3:15 in the chapel today. (Due to contract change, the varsity soccer game vs Immac is today at 4:30pm. JV will play only one 40 min. half due to their low number in players. JV game played right after varsity.)

[8/29] [Expired] Reminder to College English students: you DO have class on Monday at BC. Don't miss it.

[8/29] [Expired] Reminder to students taking BC classes:  If you have not already paid, your class fees are due by Wednesday (September 3rd).  See Ms. McGinnis with questions.

[8/29] [Expired] SENIORS: Please attend Pizza Day Lunch on Tuesday to sign up for your Senior Sports Banner.

[8/29] [Expired] When all the pictures and videos have been reviewed and the points have been totaled, the final results for the social scavenger hunt during the retreat are:
1st place - George
2nd place - Gabriel
3rd place - Mother Teresa
4th place – Sebastian

[8/28] [Expired] Students, turn in your Benedictine Points for this month before you leave school tomorrow if you want them to count! Any points you received in August will lose their value on Tuesday of next week.

[8/28] [Expired] Attention play students: Don't forget that auditions for the school musical are today and tomorrow after school.

[8/28] [Expired] All team sports will take team pictures tomorrow beginning with Cheer at 3:00; Soccer 3:30; Volleyball 4:00; Football at 4:30.  Coaches will pass out picture forms today.

[8/26] [Expired] Trash bag sales have been extended to Fri 8/29. We need your help! Turn in your order to the front office by Fri 8/29.

[8/25] [Expired] Tomorrow and Wednesday are the all-school retreat! Retreat dress is shorts or jeans and a t-shirt. We do ask that on Tuesday WEDNESDAY you wear your house t-shirt so we can take a house picture during one of the free times. Lunch is free both days, and dinner on Tuesday is free, too. Remember that the day lasts until 9 pm on Tuesday.

[8/25] [Expired] Attention to all students interested in the fall musical:  Don't forget to sign up for an audition time on Mrs. Douglas' door.  Also, be sure to pick up the audition materials from Mrs. Douglas before you audition. Auditions are on Thursday and Friday.

[8/22] Fall athletes - Please do not park your vehicles west of the gym and do not drive down the hill west of the gym. If you park in the grass west of the gym, use the lower parking lot. There are large ruts on the hill. Also, there are a lot of games scheduled this fall on campus and that west parking lot needs to be clear.

[8/22] [Expired] There will be a Parent's Meeting for the Italy Spring Break Trip next Thursday (Aug 28th) at 8:00pm in Mr. Wachter’s room.

[8/21] Check out our new items in the Raven Store! New t-shirts ($13), a new men's tank top ($10), and a new hoodie ($26). Get 'em while they last! Click here to see an image.

[8/21] Food needs to be eaten in the cafeteria or outside - NOT in the hallways.

[8/20] [Expired] Parents of athletes: There is a Parent Like A Champion meeting tonight at 7 (Wed. Aug 20) in the study hall for parents who have not attended and for all new parents. Sports team meetings for all parents will follow at 7:30.

[8/20] [Expired] The Tennis Court Dance & Cookout is this Saturday from 6 to 9 at the tennis court. The BBQ will start at 6 and ends at 7. The dance begins at 7.

[8/20] [Expired] Reminder to all College English students: your permission forms and money are due to Ms. McGinnis by Friday (8/22). If these items are not turned in, you will be dropped from the class.

[8/20] [Expired] Students: Are you interested in art? There will be an informational meeting during lunch tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 21 for Art Club. Come join Mr. Sinclair and Mr. Farrell during lunch in the cafeteria meeting room if you are interested.

[8/18] [Expired] Attention all students interested in the school play: There will be a brief meeting in Mrs. Douglas' room on Thursday (8/21) after school for those interested in getting involved in the drama department and taking part in our fall musical. If you cannot attend the meeting, but are interested in drama, please let Mrs. Douglas know as soon as possible.

[8/18] [Expired] Dance try-outs are Saturday the 23rd in the Flynn Center starting at 10 am.

[8/18] [Expired] The required meeting for ALL international junior and senior students i s on  Wednesday (August 20) during family time in the auditorium.

[8/18] Students, you may not go to your vehicles during lunchtime unless you are seniors. During lunch, you must stay around the cafeteria and school and out of the parking lot.







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