Tag archives: Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Our Town’s 20th Annual Graduation Issue: Part 2
By Joanne Calitri   |   June 21, 2022

Our town’s schools held their 2022 graduation ceremonies from May 29 through June 10. The eight school graduations are covered in order of occurrence with part one in the previous issue (Vol. 28, Iss. 23, June 9) and this issue including El Montecito Early School with 20 grads, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School with […]

Our Town’s 19th Annual Schools Holiday Concerts (Part 2 of 2)
By Joanne Calitri   |   December 28, 2021

Here is a look at four more holiday concerts that provided plenty of holiday cheer as we inch toward the new year: Crane Country Day School The school had a wonderful evening outdoor concert planned for Thursday, December 16 for families only, but as the much-needed rain continued that day, the school made the tough […]

The 19th Annual Graduation Issue: Part I
By Joanne Calitri   |   June 17, 2021

Our community of schools held their 2021 graduation ceremonies through a mix of family-only, in-person bubbles at the school’s open-field areas and via live virtual for all attendees. The total number of local student graduates for this week was 126 students, including 24 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, 13 at Montecito YMCA Preschool, […]

Dear Montecito: Dana Raymond Glass
By Stella Haffner   |   May 6, 2021

When I was little, Pierre Lafond sold these long, perfumey marshmallows. And I think, if you were to ask my parents, they’d tell you what a truculent little human I’d become if there were no blue ones left in stock. I remember running around on the water-worn bricks of the fountain, gumming at my lavender-flavored […]

A Rocking Roundup of School Holiday Events
By Joanne Calitri   |   January 7, 2021

Montecito schools held a new format for their holiday concerts and winter sings, given the new state lockdown restrictions announced on December 6. Through careful planning many schools conjured up a new direction for the holidays, including virtual concerts sent out exclusively to each student’s family, new charity funding initiatives and holiday Zoom singalongs for […]

Our Town’s 18th Annual Graduation Issue: Part 1
By Joanne Calitri   |   June 11, 2020

Our community of schools held their 2020 graduation ceremonies through online Zoom graduations, school drive by parades with their teachers, one in-person ceremony with directives from the health department and two schools opted to postpone an in-person ceremony till later this year. The number of graduates are 186: Montecito Union 58, Cold Spring 20, Crane […]

Montecito Schools’ Holiday Concerts
By Joanne Calitri   |   January 2, 2020

The Montecito schools held their holiday concerts throughout December celebrating both religious and secular seasonal greetings. Here is the round up from me and Santa. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Our Lady of Mount Carmel School Christmas Program on December 5 at St. Joseph’s Church in Carpinteria showed full on spirit with chorus, band, and […]

75th Anniversary Gala
By Lynda Millner   |   November 26, 2019

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School (OLMCS) had a gala at the gorgeous Rosewood Miramar Chandelier Ballroom to celebrate their 75 years of existence. As the saying goes, “You’ve come a long way, baby.” It all began in 1944 when Reverend John Meehan along with some of the parents founded the school. It began with […]

OLMC Gala
By Richard Mineards   |   November 14, 2019

It was a record turnout when Montecito’s Our Lady of Mount Carmel School threw its 75th anniversary gala in the chandeliered ballroom at the Rosewood Miramar. The school, which started off with 30 students and now serves more than 200, raised around $200,000 for scholarships from the socially gridlocked fête for 350 guests co-chaired by […]

Letters to the Editor
By Montecito Journal   |   November 14, 2019

Firsts and Second  My students, Alessandra Robles took first prize, and Dulce Perez (not present for the award) second prize for our school (Our Lady of Mount Carmel) at this year’s Beautification Day art exhibit. We are very grateful to participate in this annual event which is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our school artists […]

Nameless No Longer
By James Buckley   |   July 11, 2019

Art Specialist Jennifer Buur advises us that a photo of some of the young artists involved in the Farmers and Merchants art show from Our Lady of Mount Carmel School ran in issue # 25/23 but they were not identified. So, in an effort to correct this unfortunate error, here is another photo, along with […]

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Graduation
By Joanne Calitri   |   June 13, 2019

Our Lady of Mount Carmel (OLMC) 2019 Eight Grade Graduation was held on Friday, May 31 at 5 pm at the OLMC Church. The grads processional into the church was followed by principal Tracie Simolon, 8th grade teacher Mrs. Denise Jackson,and Pastor Fr. Lawrence Seyer,for their traditional Mass and the graduation ceremony. The graduates were […]

Montecito Schools Music at CVR Holiday Festival
By Joanne Calitri   |   December 13, 2018

On Saturday, December 8, Montecito was treated to an outdoor live music performance from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel [OLMC], Montecito Union [MUS], and Cold Spring School [CSS] students. The area in front of Giovanni’s on Coast Village Road was transformed into a festival holiday center, with white chairs in the roped off parking area, […]

An Evening of Gratitude
By Lynda Millner   |   December 6, 2018

“Remember the past with gratitude. Live the present with enthusiasm. Look forward to the future with confidence.” – St. John Paul II The family, friends, and alumni, 350 strong, of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School gathered at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort for its 35th annual auction and dinner, “An evening of Gratitude.” […]

The Mentor of Mt. Carmel
By Sigrid Toye   |   October 18, 2018

Fall is in the air! Summer’s over and “Back to School” shopping days are gone. Books and school supplies have made their way into the classroom, and the 2018-19 school year is well underway. I’m ready to begin the new school year too, visiting some of the talented teachers and administrators in Montecito and Santa […]

16th Annual Graduation Edition
By Joanne Calitri   |   June 14, 2018

Montecito YMCA pre-school, El Montecito Early School, Cold Spring School, Laguna Blanca Lower School, Montecito Union School and Our Lady of Mount Carmel School held graduations the week of June 4.  Crane Country Day School graduation Friday, June 15, will be in the next issue. Congratulations to our town’s graduates and their families. YMCA Preschool […]

Christmas in January
By Lynda Millner   |   January 25, 2018

Remember December? Or better not. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church (OLMC) had scheduled a Christmas concert for December but had to cancel it because of the Thomas Fire. So, there was Christmas in January. The church and concert were free and open to the public.  The poinsettias still filled the altar area, and […]

School Updates
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   January 18, 2018

Several Montecito schools – Montecito Union, Cold Spring, Crane, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Laguna Blanca, All Saints-by-the-Sea – have resumed classes at various locations. “Getting the students back in school and on a regular schedule is a top priority, and MUS administration and staff have been working around the clock to bring this about,” […]

Mt. Carmel Contest Winners
By James Buckley   |   November 16, 2017

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School art specialist Jennifer Buur tells us that the Montecito Beautification Day poster winners – seventh-graders Camryn Siegel and Riley Green, along with fifth-grader Lauren Doyle, Mt. Carmel School students all – finished in a three-way tie for first place. Additionally, seventh-graders Sophia Fernandes and Grace Trautwein won a separate […]