Sports Alert 

9/23/17

Football vs. Westminster schedule adjustments: 8th Grade at 8 a.m., Varsity at 11 a.m., both at Priory.

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The all-new priory.org

Welcome to our newly-redesigned website. We're excited to show it off, and for the world to get a new view of Priory and what our community is all about. 

Blackbaud, the company that developed the Raiser's Edge, Education Edge, NetClassroom, and the other suites of tools we use, has built this site to integrate with those software installations and work seamlessly with all of our systems. Their designer took questionnaires, interviews and photos into account when developing the look and feel, and giving it a sense of our campus and community. Our end goal is for the site to give our community members and the outside world an accurate online perspective of daily life here at Priory. 

Here are a few of the things we're most excited about:

Login

One of the first things you’ll see at the top of the page is a login button. Parents and students already have credentials; alumni and other community members can to sign up. Logging in gives you access to more information based on your constituency — for example, grades and course descriptions for parents, announcements and homework dropboxes for students, and a database for alumni. You’ll also have customized menus that highlight certain sections of the site and give you easier access to your protected content. 

Event Registration

Our new suite of tools allows us to do a lot more with the site, including event registration. RSVP, buy tickets, see who else is attending (if you’re logged in!)…take care everything when you sign up for a Priory event through the new site. We'll be rolling this out in the next few weeks.

Change your contact information

Ensure you'll always receive Priory news, announcements and event invitations by easily keeping your contact information up to date! Our new, unified database ensures we'll always know the best way to contact you. 

Social Media Dashboard

Click a button conveniently located on the homepage to see a one-stop view of all social media posts from a variety of Priory-affiliated accounts across our different platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). For prospective Priory families, this offers a peek into day-to-day life on campus.

Rule of St. Benedict

The bottom of every page features a quote from the Rule that changes as you move from page to page. This feature links to a page with resources about Benedictine spirituality, and offers a unique way to get more acquainted with the Rule. Our Benedictine heritage is a major part of what makes Priory so unique, and this is a fun way to highlight it.  

Alumni Directory

Alumni who are verified users and who are logged in have access to a searchable database of all of their fellow Priory alumni. Through the profile update form, they can choose which information to share and which to keep private. You can search by year, profession, university/college, and whether an alum is a class rep or Alumni Board member. We hope this will help alumni to keep in touch with their classmates and to network with people with similar interests.

Photos and Videos

The new site offers fresh ways of presenting multimedia, and expanding our toolbox when it comes to showing off our campus and the interesting things that happen on it. The design of the site has been built to be photo-heavy, and big, bright photos are featured on most of the pages. 

Newsfeeds

The new homepage works a little differently than the current one. The rotator images are no longer linked to news items – they’ll be photo-based elements introducing aspects of Priory’s culture and community. The newsfeed will be in the middle of the page, with a few “featured stories” (like the rotator on the old site) linked to an interior page with the longer list of stories, much like the “Rebel News” feed on the current homepage. This adds a step to finding some of the latest headlines, so you might consider bookmarking the interior news feed page, or reference back to the weekly Rebel News e-mail more often. 

Blogs

The site has a built-in tool for blogging, and we’ve already got a few Priory bloggers who are chomping at the bit to get started! This is another way our community members can show a little more personality on the site, keep you up-to-date on trends and news, and gives our site visitors a whole new type of content to enjoy. 

Sports

Our new team pages will eventually offer a variety of new options, including coach announcements, blogs, detailed schedules and records, and team rosters. These features, like everything else on the site, can be customized for limited access by certain logged-in viewers or kept public, depending on the content. 

Announcements

If there’s a snow day, an early closing, or some other important announcement from the school, we’ll have a new way to show it on the website. In the top right corner, a red box will appear with the vital information you need to plan your day when something differs from the norm.

 

“Listen carefully, my son, to the master’s instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart.”

Prologue, 1

“This is advice from a father who loves you; welcome it, and faithfully put it into practice.”

Prologue, 1

“First of all, every time you begin a good work, you must pray to him most earnestly to bring it to perfection.”

Prologue, 4

“If you desire true and eternal life, keep your tongue free from vicious talk and your lips from all deceit; turn away from evil and do good; let peace be your quest and aim. (Ps 33[34]:13)”

Prologue, 17

“Clothed then with faith and the performance of good works, let us set out on this way, with the Gospel for our guide, that we may deserve to see him who has called us to his kingdom (1 Thess 2:12).”

Prologue, 21

“If we wish to dwell in the tent of this kingdom, we will never arrive unless we run there by doing good deeds.”

Prologue, 22

“What is not possible to us by nature, let us ask the Lord to supply by the help of his grace.”

Prologue, 41

“Therefore, we intend to establish a school for the Lord’s service.”

Prologue, 45

“The good of all concerned, however, may prompt us to a little strictness in order to amend faults and to safeguard love.”

Prologue, 47

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Chapter 3, 3

“Your way of acting should be different from the world’s way; the love of Christ must come before all else.”

Chapter 4, 20-21

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“Bind yourself to no oath lest it prove false, but speak the truth with heart and tongue.”

Chapter 4, 27-28

“Place your hope in God alone.”

Chapter 4, 41

“Respect the elders and love the young.”

Chapter 4, 70-71

“Pray for your enemies out of love for Christ. “

Chapter 4, 72

“If you have a dispute with someone, make peace with him before the sun goes down.”

Chapter 4, 73

“The first step of humility is unhesitating obedience, which comes naturally to those who cherish Christ above all.”

Chapter 5, 1-2

“Speaking and teaching are the master’s task; the disciple is to be silent and listen.”

Chapter 6, 6

“The first step of humility, then, is that a man keeps the fear of God always before his eyes (PS 35[36]:2) and never forgets it.”

Chapter 7, 10

“Let us consider, then, how we ought to behave in the presence of God and his angels, and let us stand to sing the psalms in such a way that our minds are in harmony with our voices.”

Chapter 19, 6-7

“On arising for the Work of God, they will quietly encourage each other, for the sleepy like to make excuses.”

Chapter 22, 8

“Every age and level of understanding should receive appropriate treatment.”

Chapter 30, 1

“Above all, let him be humble. If goods are not available to meet a request, he will offer a kind word in reply, for it is written: A kind word is better than the best gift (Sir 18:17).”

Chapter 31, 13-14

“Let all the rest serve one another in love.”

Chapter 35, 6

“Indeed, nothing is to be preferred to the Work of God.”

Chapter 43, 3

“Idleness is the enemy of the soul. Therefore, the brothers should have specified periods for manual labor as well as for prayerful reading.”

Chapter 48, 1

“The life of a monk ought to be a continuous Lent.”

Chapter 49, 1

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Chapter 53, 1

“Proper honor must be shown to all, especially to those who share our faith (Gal 6:10) and to pilgrims.”

Chapter 53, 2

“(B)ecause wherever we may be, we are in the service of the same Lord and doing battle for the same King.”

Chapter 61, 10

They should each try to be the first to show respect to the other (Rom 12:10).”

Chapter 63, 17

“We wish this rule to be read often in the community, so that none of the brothers can offer the excuse of ignorance.”

Chapter 66, 8

“Trusting in God’s help, he must in love obey.”

Chapter 68, 5

Never to do another what you do not want done to yourself (Tob 4:16).”

Chapter 70, 7

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Chapter 72, 7

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Chapter 72, 11-12

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Chapter 73, 3

“What book of the holy catholic Fathers does not resoundingly summon us along the true way to reach the Creator?”

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