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The Art of Zen

7th Grade By February 17, 2017 No Comments

The 7th grade class practiced the art of Zen during the rain today by creating their own Zen garden. After using their Kindles to research many types of landscaping designs in Japan the students used supplies and creative talents to compose a Zen garden. This week we will continue our study on Japanese culture and […]


Good Deed Beads

6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Faith By February 7, 2017 No Comments

Our celebration of Catholic schools last week brought many fun activities for the students, staff, and parish. During the week we all discussed the many advantages and blessings of being together at a Catholic school. In the middle school the students created key chains with beads as a reminder to complete good deeds throughout the […]


Priceless Ming Vases

7th Grade By February 2, 2017 No Comments

The 7th grade class just finished studying several dynasties in China. We researched the different types of pottery and designs from the Ming dynasty. Each student designed a Ming vase using the styles and colors from the time period around 1386 to 1644 C.E. A Ming vase recently sold for $3.2 million dollars but the […]


Christmas Around the World Collaborative Project

6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade By December 13, 2016 No Comments

The middle school worked on collaborative projects last week. Mrs. Clemmensen’s class researched Christmas traditions around the world. Each group then selected a country and decorated a tree in the traditions of that country. We shared our information and enjoyed treats from around the world including buche de noel cake, bratwurst, Italian cookies, maple leaf […]


African Culture

7th Grade By November 23, 2016 No Comments

The 7th grade just finished studying the interesting ancient cultures in Africa. We learned that salt was more valuable then gold. We also learned about the geography, culture, and the importance of trade. To end the chapter the students made beautiful African masks. The masks were used back then to ward off evil spirits and […]


The Art of Zen

7th Grade By February 18, 2016 No Comments

The 7th grade has been studying ancient Japan. Many facts and features were learned about the government, military, religion, and arts. The students each created their own Zen garden to demonstrate their knowledge on the importance of nature and respect in the Japanese culture. Each garden was beautifully designed.


Life in Ancient Africa

7th Grade By November 19, 2015 No Comments

The 7th grade spent the last month studying the great civilizations of Africa. They learned about the Silk Road, trading, and the geography of the continent. To complete our study they completed 4 Worlds charts on Ghana and Mali with an essay and then designed dioramas reflecting trade and geography. Up next-creating their own civilizations!