Penny War Results

During Catholic Schools Week our school had a “penny war” to raise money for an international organization called Smile Train.  Smile Train provides surgeries for children born with cleft palates whose parents would not be able to afford the surgery.  We raised $2231.28 which will provide surgeries for nine children.  We are so proud of our students for donating to such a great cause.

Middle School Activities

While the seventh grades were at camp, the sixth and eighth grades participated in two activities:  building a structure our of marshmallows and toothpicks and creating a catapult.

The challenge with the marshmallows and toothpicks was to build the highest, free-standing structure.  The winning structure was 36 centimeters tall.

The challenge with the catapult was distance and accuracy.

Middle School Play

One of our semester classes for middle school is forensics/drama.  This year’s group chose the play, “Law and Order, Fairy Tale Unit”.  After practicing and preparing all semester, the play was performed for our school community.

7th Grade Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya Experience

Every year our seventh graders spend 2 days at Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya.

The purpose?:

Building a stronger sense of community in the class

Learning about different cultures and how we adapt to different cultures

Having a chance to try different winter activities like snow shoeing, cross country skiing and ice fishing

Learning about predators and prey in a winter environment

Having fun