STEM Meets Art & Religion!
I'm sure that you have all heard of the terms STEM/STEAM buzz around education in the last several years. The acronym for STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. Art was soon brought into the mix, as creativity is essential and easily weaved in to all these subjects. Catholic educators nationwide, decided that Religion could and should be infused into all subjects as well. Therefore, STREAM was born.
This week, the diocese of San Diego held their 5th Annual STREAM Festival at Good Shepard. Two students from each grade level were 5th-8th were able to attend and participate in various Mini-STREAM Challenges.
Students from different schools within the diocese also showcased some of their projects. Our fifth grade students showcased their Claymation Projects for this event. It truly was a treat to share our project and see what other schools are doing as well.
This morning we kicked off our annual APEX Fun Run with a lively morning assembly led by our good friend, “Radical Ryan”, and his team from APEX. We have had great financial success with the Fun Run these past few years, averaging about $30,000 after APEX takes their percentage, which has been around 30-35% (remember, every fundraiser has overhead costs). Let’s try to top that amount this year!!! I am a big fan of the Fun Run for several reasons, it gets the students personally involved and participating in the fund-raising for their school, and Ryan and his team always impart such positive messages and experiences for our students. The run itself will take place on Thursday the 14thin the afternoon. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. The monies for the PTG raised from the Fun Run can be used for things like technology, art, P.E. and playground equipment, and shade awnings. I know that fundraising can be a pain, but hey, it’s a part of school life these days, so let’s have a blast doing it! As always SHPS parents, thank you in advance for your tremendous support of our school!
The 7th grade class has been exploring the question “What are the principals of a just society?”
After spending time analyzing the elements of a well written narrative, students were asked to write one of their own with a character who is seeking justice in an unjust society. Read one of our student essay's below.
Wednesday February 27th, eleven of our Sacred Heart middle school students represented the school as they competed against other students at the Oratorical Contest. After writing, memorizing and reciting their speeches in front of their classmates and the teachers, these eleven students were chosen to advance to the next round. At the Coronado Library, Sacred Heart students took gold, silver and bronze medals home.
Gold-Logan McKerring (8th Grade), Silver- Valeria Quiroga (6th Grade) and Bronze-Marietta Renison (6th Grade).