Mrs. Hitt’s Fourth Class students helped Mrs. Kaemmerlen’s Primary students paint a picture of sunflowers with watercolor paints. Surely, spring can’t be far behind.
After the snow, Academy Middle School students were thinking of summer, warm beaches and ocean fun! Middle School students took part in a Lenten fundraiser on Thursday, Feb. 28 for the benefit of Hurricane Sandy victims. For a minimum donation of $2, students in Fifth through Eighth Classes were out of uniform, played volleyball during PE and international language classes, and enjoyed some flavor ice at lunch. The volleyball teams were organized by spirit teams—the Red team raised the most money while the White team won the most games.
The day’s proceeds of $1,080 will benefit the “Sandy Ground Project: Where Angels Play.” Twenty-six parks will be built along the New Jersey, New York and Connecticut coasts that have been devastated. Each will be named in honor of one of the 26 children and adults who lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.
In honor of National Engineers Week (Feb. 17–23), the Sixth Class welcomed Academy parent Mr. Kevin Swearingen to their classroom today. An electrical engineer at the Boeing Corporation, Mr. Swearingen spoke about what engineers do and about the different types of engineers. He described some of his projects, including working on an aircraft carrier and solving problems on planes, and spoke about the design process used by engineers. Sixth Class students got to build an airplane of sorts utilizing this same design process. Many thanks to Mr. Swearingen for sharing his time and knowledge with Academy students!
Engineers Week celebrates the positive contributions engineers make to society and is a catalyst for outreach across the country to children and adults alike.
More than a dozen high school seniors returned to their Alma Mater recently to talk about the expectations and challenges of high school life. Nine girls met with the Eighth Class girls and four boys met with the Eighth Class boys, offering their unique perspectives and answering the students’ questions. We very much appreciate these graduates’ time on a Friday afternoon, as well as their willingness to share their experiences with the Class of 2013.
Lent is a time of reflection, repentance and growth. Sister Glavin invites us to be attentive to our footprint.
Our Ash Wednesday liturgy on Feb. 13 will take place at 9:30 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo.