The Lion's Pride
A CMHS Alumnae & Friends Publication - December 2015
From the Desk of Kathryn Woodson Barr, Head of School...
Greetings from McAuley!
November and December are, indeed, my favorite months. While we focus on our Thanksgiving blessings in November and give thanks for the many gifts we have received, we quickly turn the calendar to December, where we shift our attention to the joy that comes from giving.
During my time here, your gifts have so graciously come to us in a number of different forms. Besides your monetary support of our girls, I have witnessed the overflowing abundance of time, talent and treasure - all gifts that bring meaning and pride to this amazing institution that we call McAuley. Your support - in whatever shape it takes - makes a difference. And for that, we thank you.
In particular, McAuley's Annual Fund touches every part of the School ... and every student, as well. Here is how your gift impacts a McAuley girl:
$35 - Library resource book
$50 - Set of lab beakers
$110 - Athletic uniform
$300 - Tunes the piano annually
$500 - Provides travel & fees for regional conferences & meets
$800 - Pottery wheel
$1,200 - TX Instruments graphing calculators for a calculus class
$2,000 - Supports a faculty member at a professional conference
$6,500 - Average financial assistance grant to a McAuley student
$25,000 - Upgrades one science lab
$60,000 - New 14-passenger bus for team & club travel
$75,000 - Expands the “Mercy Matters” program in all classes
$100,000 - Replaces windows throughout McAuley
$200,000 - Implements the fully integrated STREAM curriculum (science, technology, religion/values, engineering, arts, math)
Giving back to McAuley is giving forward to future McAuley girls. If you value McAuley and the advantages of Maine’s only all-girl high school, please make a gift to the Annual Fund today.
Christmas & New Year Blessings,
Kathryn Woodson Barr
Head of School