Mardi Gras 2022: Seven questions with Maid, Captain

Just a few days ago, the McNicholas gym and lobby was transformed into a “City Shining on a Hill” to celebrate this year’s 70th Mardi Gras Pageant and Dance. In 2021, the celebration was limited to a pageant only, but for 2022, the dance returned for students. Due to Covid 19, the pageant was optional … More Mardi Gras 2022: Seven questions with Maid, Captain

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Selecting electives: Students, faculty share faves

Although second semester just started at the beginning of January, it’s already time to begin thinking about classes for the 2022-2023 school year. Counselors met with students the week of January 31, and scheduling forms are due turned it to CREW teachers on Wednesday, Feb. 16. One of the perks of high school over elementary … More Selecting electives: Students, faculty share faves

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Everything you need to know about the history of Mardi Gras

On Sunday, February 20, McNicholas will celebrate its 70th Mardi Gras.   In 1953, the Sisters of Saint Joseph organized a festival to raise money for the school and decided to celebrate its success. Originally from New Orleans, the Sisters of St. Joseph decided to make it Mardi Gras-themed, and as they say, the rest is … More Everything you need to know about the history of Mardi Gras

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Losing a ‘bonus holiday’: Rockets who share birthdays with holidays miss extra time celebrating

For most people, celebrating their birthday is like a “bonus holiday” but for others who have a birthday near a major holiday, their birthday becomes blended with the holiday celebration.  In a recent Milestone survey, Rockets who have birthdays near or on a holiday shared their thoughts on how this has felt for them over the years.   For most of the Rockets who answered the survey, … More Losing a ‘bonus holiday’: Rockets who share birthdays with holidays miss extra time celebrating

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