The Universal Language of Food

Food presented no language barriers to students in Mrs. Claudia Vallejo’s Spanish III Honors class video when they conferenced with students at Madre María Mazzarello High School, a Catholic school in Medellin, Colombia. It was the classes’ second Skype session and their teachers had selected food as the topic. Students exchanged recipes and showed their cooked… Read More

Sudden Impact Lessons

St. Mary’s Dominican High School Sophomores learned life lessons about the consequences of impaired driving, distracted driving and not using a seat belt when they attended a Sudden Impact program at University Medical Center (UMC) and Touro Infirmary. The seven-hour program for high school sophomores was created by the LSU Level 1 Trauma Center in… Read More

Science Tunes Into Music

Students in Mr. Ryan Reuter’s 8th and 9th Grades Physical Science classes took a “field trip” to the Music Room to learn more about sound waves where Band and Choir Director Ms. Brenda Castillo demonstrated several music principles such as pitch, resonance, frequency, and interference.  The students also learned about the acoustics of the band… Read More

Juniors Receive National Honors in Writing

Juniors Marian Boyd and Julia Cazabon are recipients of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) 2018 Achievement Award in Writing. They are the only students from Louisiana that were honored nationally for their academic achievements in writing. The NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing is a school-based writing program established in 1957 to encourage… Read More

SynDaver™ Surgery Surprises

Photo Gallery In science teacher Ms. Anjel Guitroz’s  classroom, junior and seniors had two surprises today. Instead of reviewing upcoming exams in the human anatomy class, their teacher instructed them to put on surgical gloves, masks and caps. A “patient” needed emergency surgery and they were going to learn how to do a surgeon’s knot… Read More

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Recognize Students

Four St. Mary’s Dominican High School students have been recognized by Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for the Southwest Art Region-At-Large. Catherine Elvir earned an Honorable Mention for her photograph, New Orleans; Madison Manale received a Silver Key Award for her drawing, Gap; Sabrina Nguyen received an Honorable Mention for her drawing, Bleeding Orange; and… Read More