Thank you to all who participated in our Catholic Schools Week events and Open House; we appreciate your interest and prayers. We welcomed 18 new families and 3 returning families who will now have preschoolers attending, too. What an eventful week it was-- celebrating the people and programs that make Catholic education just as vital in our world today as ever.
We have some amazing news to share: Two of the three Guerin Scholarship Award winners, who will receive a 50% reduction in their Providence tuition for four years, are Maria Popson and Bryce Carl. They earned this outstanding honor and financial reward through their top scores on the Providence placement exam. Our Lady consistently sends scholars of this caliber on to Providence High. We are doing great work to prepare young people spiritually and academically for the next steps in their education. Congratulations to Maria, Bryce and their families.
Spelling Bee winners from Gr. 5-8 at Our Lady are Jacob Kaiser, Cooper Wilmes, Josh Russell and Ali Hughes. They will represent Our Lady in competition at New Albany HS for the county winner. Let’s hear it for these cool, composed spelling gurus and Spelling Bee sponsor, Heather Jones. You make us proud! Watch Insight Cable 25 for coverage of the Spelling Bee.
We are learning at every turn here at Our Lady: Matt Stemle’s fourth grade class concluded their Science unit on force and friction with a Hot Wheels competition. Kindergartners have been studying the traits of penguins and did an experiment to test the insulation that blubber gives penguins in cold temperatures. They also practiced passing an egg with the baby penguin from the mother to father with their feet, just as penguins do, to protect their young. First graders skyped with Sea World to learn about orca whales and talk to trainers in Orlando. It was just like being there—without the sun screen!
Dear Our Lady Students,
How better to remember a good piece of Literature, a Math theory, Science concept, period in History than to create a project, do real-life experimentation, trial runs or live competition? You are growing neurons by connecting what you already know with new concepts. Keep up the authentic learning—you will remember these activities years from now!
Mary Ann Bennett