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BREAKING NEWS!
MAHS COMPUTER RESOURCE CENTRE IS NOW A REALITY..THANKS TO YOU!

The MAHS computer lab had been under-resourced for years, unable to accommodate a full class at a time. Additionally our chapter's president noticed back in 2011 that the school 'library' was dysfunctional with encyclopedias and limited books dating as far back as 1965.

The MAHS Central Florida Alumni Association has been organizing fundraisers and working passionately ever since to get this resource center built to fill the gaping need.

With your support, time & effort it was finally built & equipped with new computers, tablets, printers, tables, wireless access, a projector & screen at a cost of J$12.5 Million in collaboration with Food for the Poor, Caribbean Producers Jamaica Ltd., Wendy Hart & Ronald Schrager (husband), Martin Lyn and Associates and Sandals Resorts. WE WISH TO THANK EVERYONE WHO HELPED MAKE THIS A REALITY. Here are some photos of the new MAHS Computer Resource Center. Let us know what you think! View Photos>>

IT'S IN THE NEWS! (JAMAICAN OBSERVER)....Go>>

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"Miami Nights" Summer Event

Thanks to everyone who helped make the weekend a success (July 28-30, 2017)! Proceeds helped purchase the new computers, tablets, tables and other equipment for the recently completed Computer Resource Center which we are very happy to have completed for our 'little sisters 'at Mt. Alvernia High School.

Some proceeds also went to the current School Bus project. Thanks to all who came out and made it an awesome weekend of fun, friends and food in Miami ! See you at our next event!

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Expression of Gratitude from Dr. Derek Harvey

MAHS Central Florida Alumni Association presented two (2) Defibrillators, medical supplies, surgical supplies and various medicines to the Cornwall Regional Hospital which serves Montego Bay and the parish of St. James where Mt. Alvernia High School is located. Read the Thank You message our association received from Dr. Harvey, the Acting Senior Medical Officer (SMO) of Cornwall Regional Hospital : Go>>

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HEALTH FAIR 2016 Report

MAHS Health fair 2016In October 2016 a team of medical professionals and enthusiastic volunteers collaborated to ensure that the 2016 Annual Health Fair would be a resounding success, and indeed it was! This year we focused on the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 

 In preparation for the event volunteers spent hours unpacking and sorting supplies, as well as staging the areas to make them attractive and suitable for the various activities

READ THE FULL REPORT >>

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Message from the Principal Ms. Stacey Reynolds: A living institution makes an impact on everything it touches.  This includes the minds, dreams and characters of its students, as the institution transfers knowledge and innovations to the world beyond its campus, and on the communities with which it engages, locally and around the globe. .. READ MORE>>

 

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August 2015 news: We officially launched our 1st TEACHER’S RECOGNITION PROGRAM At the " Teacher's Retreat "  August 2015. Our mission was to provide support to Mt. Alvernia, to help build and strengthen their academic and extracurricular programs that support student achievement.
Vision -  Mt. Alvernia will be recognized  as the No.1  school in Jamaica.

 
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL EVENT: IT WAS TRULY A NIGHT OF
MYSTERY & INTRIGUE
Masquerade Ball, July 2015, Mt. Alvernia High School Alumni Reunion

GRANT A WISH REPORT: Our annual fundraising Masquerade Ball event in July 2015 featured a Grant-A-Wish tree.  Ornaments of the tree reflected the wishes for items that the students and teachers needed to help contribute to a successful school year. Because of YOUR unwavering generosity and support we were able to meet the many needs of our Alma Mater by contributing to past and present students, renovating school facilities, and donating equipment and school supplies. Read the full report ...>> 

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HOMECOMING 2014 was a great SUCCESS!

READ the Gleaner's review : "Mt. Alvernia's Night of a Thousand Stars"

View Photo Album of Homecoming 2014

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M.A.H.S. IN THE NEWS

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Dance of the Phoenix - The MAHS Dance TroupeThe Mt. Alvernia Dance Troupe presented its 5th season of Dance: "Dance of The Phoenix" at the Holy Trinity Church Hall, Westgate. Saturday May 3rd and Sunday May 4, 2014 at 6:00 PM (click on poster to enlarge).

        • Students: $500 Presold / $700 at the Gate Past event
        • Adults $800 Presold / $1000 at the Gate. Past event
 

Charity Event 2013: Feeding Orlando's Homeless
MAHSCFL feeds Orlando's homelessPart of having non-profit status includes the requirement to contribute to our local community in addition to MAHS. We are happy to give in this way as well. Mt. Alvernia High School Central Florida Chapter (MAHSCFL) partnered with fellow alumna Althea Glen-Wright, organizer of Followers of the Way, to provide a hot meal for over 350 homeless people in Orlando on November 23rd, 2013
...... Read the article & see photos>>

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A Day Out with Sister Joan Clare

'A Day With Sister Joan Clare - Article by June Flowers

When Sister Joan Clare Chin Loy travelled from the Philippines to attend a family member’s funeral, past  students of Mt. Alvernia High School jumped at the opportunity,  some travelling  over 600 miles for an impromptu visit to their  beloved high school headmistress. .....Read More >>

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Mt. Alvernia High School's Oldest Bathroom Gets a Facelift!

In existence since the 1950’s, the four-stall Prefect’s bathroom got a much needed transformation and facelift in August 2013.

The MAHS Central Florida Alumni chapter deemed this project to be a priority due to the dilapidated condition of the facility, and its continued deterioration.

See Before & After Photos & Read More...>>

 

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Five (5) Scholarship Winners!

The following deserving young ladies are the recipients of our 2013 scholarships:

              1. Sammoy Hibbert
              2. Ovashia Matherson
              3. Nicole Nation
              4. Toria Chrisend Brown
              5. Ashleigh-Ann Mowatt
                Read more about them..>>
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Sister Odette HaddadMAHS Central Florida celebrated with Sr. Odette Haddad her Golden Jubilee

On Sunday, August 18th, 2013, MAHS Central Florida celebrated with Sister Odette Haddad at her Golden Jubilee. See photos here.

Sister Odette has been a rock, supporting us and all our chapter's efforts. We also recently recognized her at our Pre-Sail party for her years of service and dedication.

Read our Interview with Sister Odette.

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Pre-Sail Party MadnessOur 2013 Pre-sail Fundraiser Party & Fundraising Cruise

This was another successful charitable event, everyone had loads of fun. Proceeds went to the MAHS Building Fund and to our Breakfast/Lunch Programs.

As far as fundraising goes, one thing is undeniable...MAHS Alumnae sure know how to have crazy fun while doing it!

See PHOTOS>>

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MAHS - Breakfast & Lunch Porgram

BREAKFAST / LUNCH PROGRAM

Some of the proceeds from the Pre-sail Party & Fundraising Cruise went towards our Breakfast & Lunch Program. The program is being administered by the competent and very motivated MAHS teacher, Ms. Sandra Williams. She gives her report on the program and its impact on these students that so need our help.....Read More

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Grace Glen - IPad winner!

WINNER OF THE IPAD RAFFLE

Grace Glen had the winning raffle ticket for the IPad at our Pre-sail Party.

Congratulations Grace!

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Grace Glen - IPad winner!MAHS CENTRAL FLORIDA DONATES TO ST. JUDE PEDIATRIC CANCER PROGRAM

St. Jude provides cutting-edge research and treatment that set the standard in treating childhood cancers. It costs $1.8 million a day to operate St. Jude, and they count on public donations for more than 75 percent of their funding. In the spirit of giving back to our community, MAHS Central Florida donated part of the proceeds from the PreSail Party & Cruise to St. Jude's Pediatric Cancer program.

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VISION BOARD PROJECT WINNERS

 

Our  "vision board " presentation by Judith Falloon- Reid, another talented alumna, was an excellent concept, empowering students to set personal goals and envision their dreams. The two winning MAHS students were:

  1. Mouricia White (1st Place)
  2. Shantel Mullings (2nd Place)..........................Read more..>>
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2013 Spring Health Fair Review (March 25th-27th, 2013)

Health fair 2013  

On March 25th – 27th, 2013 a group of twenty alumni journeyed to Jamaica on a mission of love to our "school on the hill" to host our third Health Fair. 

We were embraced by many of our own chapter members living locally and many other alumni who came out to assist.

READ THE FULL REVIEW>>

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GRAND GALA PHOTO CD NOW AVAILABLE ! GET YOUR COPY TODAY!

A CD is now available for purchase. The CD contains photos of the 2012 Grand Gala MAHS reunion event and those in attendance.This is a great way to remember your experience or if you were unable to attend, it is a great way to expereience the reunion first hand. See all the faces you haven't seen in years. Get your copy today, contact us for more details on how to get this great CD.

On sale now for just $12.00 USD

  2012 MAHS Alumni Grand Gala Reunion Photos
     
 
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PROM DRESS PROJECT 2013

Be a fairy godmother and assist deserving senior students who cannot afford a dress to wear to their graduation ball. Not only will your contribution be highly appreciated by the students, but a chance to attend in stylish apparel would make their special night one to remember forever!

Last year, over 100 dresses were collected for MAHS 11th grade seniors to wear to their graduation ball! Joy sparkled in their eyes as each girl received a congratulation card indicating they were winners of a prom dress. Thanks to all who contributed to this project last year, we look forward to another year of joyous giving!

  MAHS Prom Dress Project
     
It is preferred that donated dresses be dry-cleaned and delivery arrangements can be made. Help a student in need have the time of their lives with one less expense. Please contact us to make arrangements using our form online or email us:   admin @ mahscfl.org
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COLOR RUN (Community Project)

 

MAHSCFL Community Project - 2012

The Color Run™ was a one of a kind experience, everyone from Olympic athletes to casual morning walkers covered 3 miles of the most enjoyable real estate traveled in a VERY long time.

It took place at the Vinoy Park, St. Pete on December 15th at 9am.
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Read more >>

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MAHS GRAND GALA 2012 - FUN, LAUGHTER, MEMORIES!!
We held our fundraising dinner / dance on the weekend of July 13-15, 2012, hosted by the Hilton Hotel in Altamonte Springs, Orlando , Florida. It was another fun-filled yet sentimental event, celebrating and reconnecting with old friends.[Read more...]

Also read:
The Jamaica Gleaner's Article >
Mother Joan Clare
Chin Loy's Speech >

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MAHS Health Fair 2012
MAHS Florida Alumnae Health Fair 2012
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Our chapter successfully hosted its second Health Fair from March 28-30th, 2012 on the Mt Alvernia School’s campus in Montego Bay.

With your time, help and membership, we were able to accomplish this goal..............Read More>>

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We sadly announce the loss of our fellow alumnae and request your prayers for their families & loved ones:

      • Maribel Mendoza, MAHs alumnae & member (Venezuela), older sister of Magaly Mendoza (also a fellow alumnae) lost her battle to illness on April 2014 at the age of 57. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Magaly and their family at this time of great need.
      • Christine Ann Bell : "Public relations specialist, journalist and actress Christine Ann Bell passed away on Friday, February 24, 2012 " The Jamaica Observer published this article in tribute to Christine. Other tributes: Gleaner, Tallawa Magazine, Caribbean Celebs.
      • Velma McFarland (Member) Class of '65
      • Andrea  Chin (Member) Class of 1978.
      • Christine Shaw Class of 1973
      • Racquel Harvey Class of 1995
      • Deidre Tyndale
      • Nerberlyn James M.A.H.S. Class of 1975
      • Marjorie Grizzle.
To their families, classmates, and friends we send our condolences and share in the loss of your loved ones.Their spirit lives on and always will: "Good people will be remembered as a blessing"...Proverbs 10:7
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INAUGURAL DINNER & DANCE (2011) A HUGE SUCCESS!

The Mt. Alvernia Central Florida Chapter hosted its Inaugural Reunion Dinner and Dance at the Hilton Hotel, Altamonte Springs in Orlando, Florida on July 30, 2011 - an event attended by 365 guests. Past graduates from 1959 to the 1990's and teachers were well represented.  Our guests traveled from Ethiopia, Canada, Europe, Jamaica, Bahamas, Venezuela, Barbados, and various states in the US... Read more>>
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Mission # 2 Accomplished! :
The MAHS Central Florida Alumni's 2011 Health Fair held at our alma mater was a huge success, thanks to the volunteers, your support and your membership ...Read More >>
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Article "Mt. Alvernia and Beyond" by Evelyn O'Callaghan, BA University of College Cork, MLit Oxford PhD (UWI), 1978 Rhodes Scholar Recipient and past student of Mt. Alvernia High School .....READ>>
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A Visit with Miss McLellanOctober 30, 2010 - A small group representing the Central Florida Alumni Chapter visited with Miss McLellan (retired, age 90 yrs.) at the Amy Muschette Home for the Aged in Duncans, Trelawny, Jamaica.

Read all about it in our article: "A Visit with Miss McLellan" | See Photos
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October 24-30, 2010: Mt. Alvernia High School's 85th Anniversary Celebration was a success : Members of our Alumni Central Florida chapter attended. Visit our Links page for the Western Miirror's article on the event. Photos coming soon.
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August 1, 2010 - Principal's Message sent to newly formed Central Florida Almuni chapter: Read ..>>
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July 30, 2010 - M.A.H.S. Central Florida chapter formed. Executive Board formed: Details...>>
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