Members of TMLA Robotics team went to Columbia University for the 2018 FIRST® Robotics Competition Kickoff. With TMLA Robotics mentors Ms. Alexandra Chukhareva and Mr. Stephan Aguanno, the team was eager to hear the announcement about the task for 2018 competition. Columbia’s FIRST Robotics teams from the local area also were in attendance for the event.  Now that the task for the competition has been presented, robotics teams all over the country will be preparing for the competition in March.

Lenox Hill Hospital celebrated Physician Assistant (PA) Week by hosting its annual career day for high school students.  TMLA students interested in pursuing TMLA’s  Pre-Med Diploma Designation Program attended this event. During their visit to Lenox Hill, students learned how to take a blood pressure and ultrasound, and experienced a simulated medical emergency using a dummy – better known as Mr. Sim. They also learned about the history of the profession, which is now in its 50th year.

 

Jordan Nixon, TMLA senior, has been selected to 2018 McDonald’s All American team.  Jordan is the 2nd consecutive McDonald’s All American from the TMLA Basketball program. Jordan will be attending Notre Dame University next year.  The 2018 All American teams will play in the Philips Arena in Atlanta on March 28, 2018.
TMLA Varsity Basketball – after opening up the BQ Conference season with a win over Bishop Loughlin now has  a season record of 7 wins and 0 losses; they celebrated their latest win over Nazareth 74 – 56. 
JV Basketball won its BQ Conference opener and just celebrated its win over Nazareth 60 – 56 to bring its season record to 4 wins and 3 losses.
TMLA Track – the 4x800m relay team of Catherine Lunny, Fiona Maloney, Emma Tzimorotas and Keeley Hayes was one of eight teams that qualified for the Grand Prix finals which will be held on January 20th. They were awarded medals for 6th place overall finish at the CHSAA 2nd Annual Grand Prix Trials at Ocean Breeze Track in Staten Island.

The Mary Louis Academy held its 3nd annual Christmas Tree Blessing and Lighting Ceremony on December 6. Several hundred students and faculty filled the school’s Garden Courtyard for the event which included prayer and Christmas selections from TMLA Orchestra and Glee Club.  Refreshments followed in the cafeteria for all.

TMLA’s physics students, robotics team members and the team’s moderators Mrs. Chukhareva and Mr. Aguanno visited Columbia University’s esteemed Fu Foundation for Engineering Sciences. Our group toured the Plasma Physics Lab where a professor who was a MacArthur Genius Award recipient discussed the use of plasma as an alternative energy source for future power plants to generate. After lunch, we met with Dr. Melissa Begg, Mary Louis alumna, a Professor of Biostatistics at CUMC and Vice Provost for Educational Programs at Columbia. Our day ended with a tour of the campus. 

In the spirit of Advent journeys, TMLA looks for ways to help our sisters and brothers in need.  As we do each year we collect unwrapped toys for local families for St. John’s Bread and Life Sponsor-A-Family program.  Each student is asked to bring in one unwrapped toy appropriate for a 7-8 year old girl by Thursday, December 7.    We will also be supporting a CSJ organization, Hour Children, by donating gifts specifically for babies.  Donations to include clothing for both boys and girls sizes infant to 3 years old, diapers sizes 4, 5 and 6, baby wipes, cloth books and bath toys  by Wednesday, December 15. 

“Play On,” the recent drama from TMLA’s Genesians theater group tells the story of a local community theater group trying to put on “Murder Most Foul,” a murder mystery.  With their excellent performances, the Genesians  company did prove that everyone loves a murder mystery.  Special thanks to all Genesians  performers and Mr. Titone, director of this production.

TMLA Varsity and JV Volleyball teams capture the New York City Championships.  TMLA JV defeated Maria Regina for City AA Championship and TMLA Varsity defeated Kennedy Catholic for City AA Championship.   This is the first time in school history that both Varsity and JV volleyball teams have won both the Brooklyn/Queens conference championships and the New York City Championships in the same year.  

TMLA Tennis team won the NYSGCHSAA Championship for the 2nd time in school history!   TMLA faced Notre Dame Academy for State Championship and  finished their season with another decisive 4-1 win.  TMLA Tennis completed its 6th consecutive unbeaten regular season and came away with their sixth consecutive B/Q Championship before advancing to State Championship.  
TMLA Swimming team has won League Runner Up in Championship Competition.
TMLA Soccer team has 1 win, 1 tie, 7 losses.
TMLA Cross Country team are now the Brooklyn-Queens 2017 Sophomore Cross Country Champions- Zara McPartland, Gabriella Morales, Catherine Lunny, Keeley Hayes, and Elizabeth Piccolo.  The team was awarded a team plaque and 10 medals at the Brooklyn-Queens Sophomore Championship Meet held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Van Cortlandt Park.
At the 15th Annual Villa Invitational Meet, TMLA Cross Country freshman team of Fiona Maloney, Emma Tzimoratas, Isabelle Henri, Sariah Grant, Nicole Contreras and Molly Klemmer finished as the top CHSAA Queens Team in the 1.5 mile race.  At the NYC Mayor’s Cup Cross Country Championship, TMLA Cross Country team members Fiona Maloney and Isabelle Henri finished among the top 20 out of 107 runners in the Freshmen ‘A’ 1.5 mile race.

Freshwomen and their senior sisters teamed up and created colorful costumes to celebrate Hallowe’en.  With music, dance, snacks and costume contests,  it was a fun way to help 9th year students get better acquainted with TMLA.  The variety of costumes made it hard for the judges to decide the winner/s, but all agreed they had a great time at the Hallowe’en party.  A Photo Gallery of the Hallowe’en celebration may be found at this link.

At the Cultural Harmony Festival TMLA celebrated the rich heritage of our diverse student body.  For this event, faculty and students were treated to a variety of food, music and dance that reflect the cultural heritage of members of the Italian, Irish, Spanish, French, Asian, Latin, African Heritage, and Caribbean Clubs and the Hellenic Society.  Click here for our Photo Gallery from Cultural Harmony Festival.

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