I just wanted to let you know that your money is well spent in supporting our parish Catholic school. Last week, our first graders took a trip to Sea World in Orlando, Florida and talked to marine trainers about the lifespan, weight, capabilities, diet and personalities of killer whales! Abby Haynes arranged this interactive lesson by skyping with Sea World trainers! Our young students got a chance to see a morning session at Sea World and ask questions as if they were there. Whales, Malina and Nalani, even twirled and waived back from their performance pool! How cool is that?
The next time you walk through the school, take note of our engineering projects upstairs. Sarah Carver's physical science classes put knowledge into action with these physics feats. You'll see K'nex projects of carousels, towers, train tunnels and more utilizing gears, pulleys, and axels. Students must test their designs with rotation, load and weigh-bearing tests. Ask your middle schooler to share the details!
From amazing technology and interactive projects to tried and true techniques, we also participated in the Floyd County Spelling Bee. Congratulations to RJ Shrout, Trevin Mann, Alex Dalrymple, and Katie Hudson who represented Our Lady on Friday, along with other local schools. Cable Ch. 25 will be replaying this so you can see our Spelling champs in action! This year, the New Albany Elks Club Essay Contest theme was "What the Pledge of Allegiance Means to Me." Once again, Our Lady took top honors! We are proud of Gr. 5-8 essayists, Nick Sexton, Brayton Gettelfinger, district winners; Samantha Mayrose, Jack Arnson, 2nd place; Cai Celestin, and Alaina Caswell, 3rd place. Each winner won a monetary prize and certificate. Thanks to Scott Bliss for chairing these two activities for our school.
Dear Our Lady Students,
What diversity we have in our Catholic school! There are so many ways to excel and find your niche. What learning excites your most? Find your passion, fine-tune your talent, share your winning spirit with others. You will bring goodness to the world by soaring with your strengths. Our Lady is the place to give you strong wings and to cheer as you soar!
Blessings to you,
Mary Ann Bennett