History Lessons in Art of the Holocaust

In St. Mary’s Dominican High School teacher Mrs. Claudia Vallejo’s Spanish III class, pairs of students gather around laptops to view artwork by women and men in concentration camps, ghettos, or while in hiding. The class is connected via Skype with Ms. Laurie Garcia, Associate Director of Education – Outreach at Holocaust Museum Houston. Holocaust… Read More

Dominican Welcomes New Personnel

Joining the Dominican community for the 2019-2020 school year are Marie “Nikki” Bouverie – Mathematics (Masters Catholic School Leadership, BS Chemistry Major and Business Minor); Anna Brannin – Library (MA and BA Library and Information Science); Lt Col Jerry Brunfield – Social Studies (MS, Military Operational Arts and Science, MS Management, BS Finance; Janis Dabney –… Read More

Dominican Teacher Casey Lefante Receives University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award

Casey Lefante, English teacher at St. Mary’s Dominican High School, has been selected for the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award. The distinguished award has existed for more than three decades. The award salutes outstanding educators who go beyond everyday teaching and leave an impression that is carried over a lifetime. Each year, the university… Read More

Dominican Student Earns National Writing Award

St. Mary’s Dominican High School student Sara Miller has received the 2019 Achievement Award in Writing from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). The NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing is a school-based writing program established in 1957 to encourage high school students to write and to recognize some of the best student writers… Read More

The Mother of Normandy Comes to Dominican

In the early morning darkness of June 6, 1944, a group of U.S. paratroopers descended into a deadly firefight in the town square of Sainte-Mère-Église, France.  Simone Renaud watched as German forces turned their machine guns on the misdropped 82nd Airborne Division soldiers who gave their lives to begin the Allied invasion that 11 months… Read More