Open house to offer insight into MC
On Thursday, December 3, prospective students and their families will have an opportunity to learn what Mount Carmel is all about at the school’s annual Open House. During a tour featuring three short presentations, guests will learn about various aspects of a Catholic, college preparatory, Carmelite education, including a new approach to incorporating technology.
Mount Carmel’s president, Fr. Tony Mazurkiewicz, will greet all prospective students and parents on the first stop of the tour. He will be joined by Principal John Stimler and Mr. Sean Sweany, Director of Student Engagement, in presenting an overview of the school’s mission and academic programs.
At the second stop on the tour, Mr. Mark Antonietti will speak to guests about character development, and finding the deeper meaning and life lessons inherent in every class.
On the final stop of the tour, Mr. Dan Burke will present on effective teaching strategies for boys at Mount Carmel, and then Mr. Antonio Mota will demonstrate the new “smart room” that is currently under construction. The smart room is a prototype that will serve as a model for upgrading all classrooms in the main building. The technology incorporated in the classroom is being tested for its application to the all-male learning environment. Mota hopes that after his presentation, visitors will know “that Mount Carmel is going to be leading the way in terms of teaching boys and using technology.”
All sports and clubs will also be present in the Cacciotorre Athletic Center during the open houses, with student captains or leaders representing their clubs. This will give prospective families an insight into the various extracurricular activities available during high school. From the football team to Model UN, future members of the school community will be able to find opportunities that fit their passions and interests.
Fr. Tony sees open house as a chance to offer visitors “in a short window” a look at “the many opportunities (at the school).” Fr. Tony also noted that having visitors meet members of the Mount Carmel community is extremely important in the decision process. “The strength of MC over the years is our people.”
For more information or to pre-register for this open house, please contact Mr. William Nolan 773.324.12020 x 265 ([email protected]).