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Summer Math Challenge

Students in Grades 3-8 are invited to take the SUMMER MATH CHALLENGE through Khan Academy! All students who complete the summer assignments will earn an out-of-uniform pass.

Download the instructions to join here. Contact Lexi Burns if you need your student's login credentials.

Summer Reading Challenge

Keep up your student's reading skills while having fun this summer! Download our Summer Reading Challenge Book Bucket List and check off the activities as you complete them. When all activities have been checked off, sign it, and submit it on the first day of school. Students who completed the list will be recognized at our Back to School Mass on June 9th, 9:30am, and will also receive an Out-of-Uniform pass.

Download the list here.

Send photos of your students completing the list to for a shoutout on Social Media! 

Summer Office Hours

The front office will begin Summer Office Hours June 10 through August 9 as follows:

Monday-Thursday: 9am-12pm


Closed for Summer Break: July 1-5

Uniform Updates for 2024-2025

View Email from Lands' End - Information on shopping, saving, and returning

Please note these uniform changes and reminders for next school year:

  1. Khaki skorts will be considered as part of the warm-weather uniform option only. As with the khaki shorts, they should only be worn from the start of school until October 15th and from April 15th through the end of the school year. The plaid skort (gr 6-8) and plaid jumper (gr 1-5) or khaki pants may be worn year-round. The plaid jumper is optional for Kindergarten.
  2. Beginning with the 2024-2025 School Year, Lands End will be our sole official uniform vendor. Uniforms already bought through Dennis may continue to be worn, but no new items should be purchased.

    If you are having trouble finding the right fit for your child, please download the Custom Fit guide from Lands' End and contact them. Their customer service is happy to help.

    School Code: 900155508 | Phone 800 469 2222
    On line orders:  (enter the School Code)
    Scrip: Available online
  3. Please - only PLAIN WHITE OR PLAIN BLACK shoes with NON-MARKING SOLES are permitted. No high-tops, sandals, open-toed shoes, Crocs, slippers, or boots. Socks must be PLAIN and at minimum 2" above the ankle bone. Solid white, black, hunter green, and navy blue are the only approved colors. 


Health Room Reminders

Please pick up all medications. Parents need to pick up medications from the health room directly - they may not be given to the student! Please refer to our summer office hours and make arrangements to come in during those times. 

Reminders for the 2024-2025 School Year:

Immunization requirements:

~ Two doses of the MMR vaccine and two doses of the Varicella vaccine are required for all students entering kindergarten

~A single dose of Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines are required for all students entering 7th and 8th grade. (Please submit updated immunization records)

~Students entering Kindergarten and 6th grade are required to have an updated physical exam. The required physical exam form must be completed and submitted to the school. 

~Please have required health forms filled out by the start of school. This includes emergency medications for severe allergies and asthma (Epipens and inhalers). Asthma Action Plan/orders should be signed by the doctor. If your child received any recent immunizations, please bring in the record. If your child has a new health diagnosis, please complete a new health form. 

~Parents/Caregivers must hand deliver any medications with the doctors order form to the nurse directly. All forms are available on MSS site.

Prayer Corner

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Community News

Claim a spot for your child today at one of Catoctin High School's Summer Sports Camps!

Lady Cougars Volleyball Camp for grades 5-9 (as of Fall 2024)

July 22-24, Half Day 9am-12pm, Full Day 9am-3:30pm

$130/half day; $160/full day


Lady Cougars Basketball Camp for grades 3-9 (as of Fall 2024)

June 11-14, 8:30am-12:30pm

$115 ($100 if paid by June 1)


Catoctin Cougar Baseball Camp for ages 8-13

June 11-14, 8am-12pm

$100 - Contact Coach Franklin for more details

Oakland School Summer Program - June 24-July 24 - Troy, VA (6 miles east of Charlottesville)  VIEW FLIER

Avoid the Summer Slide! Set on 450 acres of Central Virginia countryside, our academic and recreational summer program for ages 7-14 is the perfect blend of FUN and academics. With day and boarding options, Oakland’s five-week summer program is a great fit for kids with or without learning differences who would benefit from an academic boost.

Call 434-293-9059 or visit

SAVE THE DATE: The Eucharistic Revival is coming to Mother Seton School! On Thursday, June 6th, at approximately 10 AM. Archbishop Lori will lead a solemn Eucharistic Procession with the Blessed Sacrament through the town of Emmitsburg, and the first stop will be at Mother Seton School! There will be a brief period of Adoration along with a blessing with the Eucharist before the pilgrimage continues walking through town. Families are welcome to greet the pilgrimage near the back playground. For more information or to volunteer, contact Deacon Chris Cosentino.