St. Mary's Dominican High School

Dominican Classroom Experience

Austen Tea Party

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Students of English teacher Amy Aucoin-Byrd recently completed their reading of Emma by the English novelist Jane Austen. They capped their discussions about culture and customs during that period with an English Tea and a waltz lesson. Students enjoyed homemade crumpets, tea sandwiches and scones, with their English tea.


Egg Drop

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Eighth graders in Mrs. Crissy Giacona’s Science Class competed in the Egg Drop contest. The students were instructed they had been hired to design a container to transport a radioactive element, represented by a whole raw egg. They were tasked to address the challenges of accidents, leaks and ease of transportation, Their assignment: create the   …Continue Reading


STELLA!

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In advance of the annual Tennessee Williams Festival and their future studies of the playwright’s work, students competed in the school’s first Stella Shouting contest. Twelve students from the sophomore class delivered their best renditions of the Hey, Stella! call that was immortalized by actor Marlon Brando in the 1951 American film adaptation of Williams’   …Continue Reading


Paper Airplanes

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Mr. Ryan Reuter’s 8th and 9th grade Physical Science classes were studying about motion and last week they did a lab on speed. The students calculated the speed of their paper airplane by measuring the distance the plane traveled and the time that the plane was in the air. Then they went back to the   …Continue Reading


What goes on in a DHS classroom?

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Sr. Pat Harvat dressed as Mother Guilhelma, the first prioress in Prouilhe and interviewed St. Rose of Lima (played by DHS student preachers) to teach the freshmen religion classes about Dominican Saints. In English I honors, students read Sandra Cisneros’ “Eleven” in reading groups and performed group analysis of the literary techniques. In Art class,   …Continue Reading


What’s going on in a DHS classroom?

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Freshmen religion classes worked in groups on filling out a chart that included: what I think I know, and what I want to know about the Old Testament.


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