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Application Announcement (Spanish).pdf
Here is the application announcement in English.
Application Announcement.pdf
We are about to wrap up before our Easter break.  Our students are working hard, and I'd like to share a few special events:
  • As an antidote to test anxiety, the Student Council held an Academic Bowl.  The Council prepared the questions, organized the teams, and ran the competition themselves.  The teams consisted of an older grade paired with a younger grade, and the questions covered all subject areas at all grade levels.  The entire school participated with amazing enthusiasm.  
  • The seventh grade is learning about genetics as part of their Science curriculum.  In studying about inherited characteristics, each students received a set of characteristics, and created a model of a person.  They then Skyped with students at St. Leo's, and "married" each other.  Teams from both schools worked together to create families through the generation of grandchildren, and then met to present their posters of the resulting offspring.  Students traced a specific characteristic through the generations, and were often surprised by the results.  This collaboration was not only engaging and fun, it was scientifically rigorous.   
  • Our Kindergarten has now met all of the Super Kids.  They had a celebration in which they dressed as characters from the program and gave oral reports.  Watch for their podcast!


March has arrived like a lion, as I'm sure our Early Childhood students can tell you!  We're hoping for some more lamb-like weather before too long.

Lent has begun with our celebration of Ash Wednesday.  Our boys and girls are remembering that Jesus died for our sins, and working on ways to be the best they can be, growing closer to Him every day in this holy season.  Every morning, we begin with a thought and a practice for the day, and every class is working on its own project.  We have our Mite Boxes, and our students know that they should share their own money, money that they would otherwise use for some treat, with those who have less.  We will pray together in the afternoons, we will go to Confession, and classes will attend some weekday Masses.  I know that you are helping your children grow in their faith and love for God, too.

This is also a busy month academically.  Our own Super Kids are developing early reading and writing skills and learning lots of new words.  Every class is working hard to be a good mathematical problem solver.  Our scientists are studying everything ~ from the 6th-graders' learning about atoms to the 5th-graders' learning about galaxies, and everyone else's exploring everything in between!  Field trips give our young people deeper understanding of the curriculum.  We have received a grant giving us the Imagination Suite software from Tech 4 Learning.  Along with a consultant, our 2nd-graders are using a program called Pixie to create a presentation on "All the Places We Go," the 4th Grade is going to show us about the early colonies in what is now the US, the 5th Grade will use a program called Share to learn about the American Revolution, and our 7th Grade is writing an amendment to the United States Constitution!  Our Ballroom Basix program continues, teaching our 6th and 7th graders grace and coordination, social skills, and an appreciation of many cultures.  We know that your support makes it possible for us to deliver our academically excellent program!

Re-registration is ongoing, and Mrs. Taveras is happy to help with scholarship applications.  Registration for new students will take place on March 12.  Report cards will be distributed on March 19.  We look forward to seeing you then!

May you have a blessed Lent,

Kathleen Bollinger



Currents, a program on the Diocesan New Evangelization Television network, has featured our school as a "School of the Week."  Please click here to see the program on the Internet.
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Congratulations to our newly-elected Student Council

  • President, Marianne
  • Vice-President, Oscar
  • Secretary, Aleysha
  • Treasurer, Jon
  • Historian, Aliyah

Welcome

Our Lady of Sorrows offers an academically excellent Catholic education to our students.  One of our seventh-graders has created this demonstration:
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Thursday, April 17
Easter Recess
Holy Thursday
School is closed!
Friday, April 18
Easter Recess
Good Friday
School is closed!
Sunday, April 20
Easter Recess
School reopens April 28th at 8:00AM
Happy Easter
Monday, April 21
Easter Recess
No Classes
Tuesday, April 22
Easter Recess
No Classes

Today, 4/17/2014
High: 51 Low: 34
Mostly clear
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/18/2014
High: 52 Low: 37
Partly cloudy
4% chance of precipitation.