On Wednesday, the school gathered for Ash Wednesday mass. Our eighth graders Zach Tan, Megan Jumanan, Keith O’Conor, and Alexa Vacala helped burn palms to create ashes. Students will reflect during the Lenten season through journals and Stations of the Cross activities.
This week, the sixth graders examined masks from different cultures throughout time. We discussed how masks can both disguise and reveal our identities as a way to jumpstart our discussion of Greek theater masks.
The seventh grade students took on personas of Russian citizens after the 1917 Revolution. They voted on the best method of government to transform Russia into a world power. Later, they reflected on how Lenin's rule would impact their futures.
Sixth grade put on their scientific thinking caps this week and used three models to determine how ocean currents form. They had fun using the different materials to explore salinity, convection currents, and wind!
Eighth grade finally got to use the 2-liter bottles they brought in! They designed their own investigations to determine how increased carbon dioxide levels affect temperature in the atmosphere. By doing these experiments they also continued learning about elements of scientific inquiry, including control groups and variables.
- February 15th: No School Monday for President's Day
- February 18th: Hot Dog Day
Mrs. Prinzivalli and Ms. Denten