McAuley Alumni Update
In 2009 the McAuley Alumni Association began a campaign to contribute to the remaining debt owed on the new McAuley Catholic High School annex. The campaign consisted of selling engraved bricks to be placed in the grotto area on the east side of McAuley. The brick campaign was and continues to be a huge success. Brick sales over the last three years have allowed the Alumni Association to make contributions to McAuley Catholic High School totaling close to $16,000.00. As of January 30, 2012 the Diocese of Springfield – Cape Girardeau notified our Business Affairs Office that the final payment for the McAuley annex had been made.
On behalf of the entire Joplin Area Catholic Schools System, I would like to thank everyone involved in the selling and purchasing of bricks for this very worthwhile endeavor. The Alumni Association will continue to sell bricks in order to complete other projects such as the renovation of the grotto area. If you are interested in purchasing a brick please fill out the “Buy A Brick” form which is available at McAuley, in the newsletter or online by printing the from below.
Put this weekend on your calendars!!
September 21-22, 2012
PIERCE CITY “REUNION OF THE 60’S” Back, due to popular demand, is a reunion for folks who graduated from (or attended) Pierce City and McAuley High Schools from 1960 to 1970.
Tentative plans include:
Class get-togethers (to be determined);
Breakfast at PC Senior Center (7 to 10 a.m.?)
Reunion at St. Mary’s Activity Center in afternoon & evening
Tentative plans include a 1-hour outdoor concert by the Geezer band from Springfield at 5:00 p.m. Geezer plays 60’s music and
"an eclectic mix of rock, pop and country songs that accentuate their vocal blend."
To be put in contact with the organizers of this event please click here.
The McAuley Catholic Alumni Association is selling paving bricks and granite blocks in a variety of sizes for the courtyard surrrounding the Grotto of the Blessed Mother on the east side of the campus. This area will be used as a peaceful retreat area for students, as well as a reception area for social outdoor gatherings or for those who would simply like to reminisce.
The Alumni Association os offering this opportunity to McAuley Friends, Parents and Alumni to establish a legacy...commemorate your son or daughter's graduation...honor a special teacher...remember a loved one...recognize your alumni class...pay tribute to a student organization...recall your days at McAuley...