On Wednesday, March 14, Marist School students were invited to leave their classrooms and congregate in Alumni Plaza where 14 students and three faculty stood, each holding a poster with a picture of one of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School victims.
Marist School academic team players senior captain Ben Wise, and freshmen Austin Frank, Ryan MacGinnitie, and Andrew Washington played against Central High School in the first round of WSB-TV's High Q.
Marist School has been ranked one of Atlanta’s best places to work by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) in their 2018 Top Workplaces study. Only 150 workplaces (25 large, 50 midsize, 75 small) are included on the list, which is based solely on employee feedback gathered through third-party surveys administered by the AJC’s research partner Energage, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. More than 2,300 companies were nominated or asked to participate in 2018, and more than 55,000 employees completed surveys.
Marist School is spending the Lenten season of preparation for Easter continuing its focus on the plight of migrants and refugees as encouraged by Pope Francis.* This past fall, Marist responded to the Pope’s call by inviting Catholic Charities of Atlanta to set up a model of a refugee camp for students to experience. Since then, a number of these students have been working to learn more about refugees and migrants, including taking a field trip on February 6 to the Friends of Refugees organization in Clarkston, Ga.
On February 15, national speaker and mental health advocate Ross Szabo presented two sessions at Marist School on the important topic of youth mental health. His message of awareness reached students, parents, faculty, and staff as he outlined the spectrum of mental balance, the lack of adequate vocabulary to describe mental health and illness, the importance of sleep, and the coping mechanisms teens and young adults can use to alleviate anxiety and depression.