The 7th grade enjoyed learning about Chinese dynasties during the 8th to 16th centuries. Some of the dynasties we explored were the Tang, Song, and Ming. Each dynasty had many contributions in different areas including religion, poetry, paintings, and printing. Each student created and illustrated a poem about nature which was a very important theme […]
The middle school students are getting ready to celebrate the many wonderful benefits of a Catholic school education. The theme of Learn, Lead, Serve, and Succeed is being discussed in religion class. The students are learning how to apply these vital skills to their homes, community, and world.
Today in Middle School collaborative centers the students completed dioramas about different civilizations. Each mixed grade group created a scene from various time periods. The time periods included ancient Greece, Egypt, and Rome, Middle Ages, Colonial Times, and the Civil War. Each group worked very creatively to make their scenes from daily life.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 7th grade is studying the religion of Islam and countries in the Middle East and Asia. We are learning about their culture, religion, economy, and daily life. During each report the students are taking notes and compiling a booklet with interesting information from each country. We are realizing how different people are in parts […]
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.