Pope’s Climatologist Returns to Dominican

During a New Orleans visit in March, world-renowned atmospheric scientist Fr. Eduardo Scarel, O. Carm., known as Pope Francis’ climatologist, returned to St. Mary’s Dominican High School for a presentation on climate change and faith. It was Fr. Scarel’s second visit to Dominican. In January 2016, he shared research and insights on climate change and… Read More

Skype Connects Students Beyond The Classroom

A photojournalist in Colombia, a Chilean gymnast, and an alumna in California were among the interviewees that students in Mrs. Claudia Vallejo’s Spanish AP class connected with via Skype. Conducting their interviews in Spanish, the students connected with Rita Kelly who is attending college in California. Rita also took Spanish AP classes when she was… Read More

Computer Science Builds Board Games

Students in Ms. Charlene Ford’s Computer Science Elective learned about coding and applying skills using Micro:bits, a handheld, programmable micro-computer. For this project, students worked in pairs to design and construct board games. The Micro:bits had to be used for at least three tasks: simulate rolling dice, indicate which direction to move a game piece,… Read More

Dominican Engineering Class Tackles Bridge Building

Using glue and Popsicle sticks, Kenny Lannes’ engineering class at St. Mary’s Dominican High School applied their knowledge of the basic physics (shear loads and bending moments) of bridges. Teams experimented with shapes to determine which ones were the strongest structurally, and collaborated on design and construction. The final test of their completed bridges was… Read More

Lessons in the Law

Students in Ms. Anne Comiskey’s Law Studies class received real world experience from guest lecturers Dean Mary Garvey Algero and John Sudderth. Algero, a 1982 Dominican graduate, is the Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Academic Affairs and Warren E. Mouledoux Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University. She directs the Legal Research and Writing… Read More