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

Alumna Mia Bordlee Gives Presentation on Pro-Life Origins of the Feminist Movement

Alumna Mia Bordlee ’15, Youth Programs Co-Director for Louisiana Right to Life, visited Theron Ferry’s 11th grade Social Morality classes, where she spoke about the pro-life origins of the feminist movement. She discussed the pro-family, anti-abortion stance of early feminist icons, and urged a reevaluation of feminism as compatible with an authentically pro-life viewpoint. Fellow… Read More

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