Heart of the Matter

Cardiothoracic Surgeon Timothy William Pettitt, MD, Director of ECMO Services and Special Assistive Devices at Children’s Hospital talked to Mrs. Giacona’s Science 8 classes about heart disease and the types of surgeries he performs. Dr. Pettitt is Associate Professor of Surgery, Section of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans. Read More

Mark Gonnella Published in The Catholic Social Science Review

Mark Gonnella, MA, St. Mary’s Dominican High School Religion teacher, has been published in the current issue of The Catholic Social Science Review (Vol. 19). Gonnella who holds a master’s degree in theology from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO found inspiration for the article, “Authentic Sexual Freedom: John Paul’s II’s Personalism and a Response to Humanistic… Read More

Egg Babies

As a part of Mrs. Delgado’s Religion class, seniors participate in the egg baby assignment. Mrs. Delgado stated, “We try to take things that happen with the egg babies and relate it to real life challenges families can face. A few examples include infertility, handicaps, finding responsible sitters, loss of a child or family member… Read More

Central Nervous System & Special Senses

After learning about the central nervous system and the special senses – Vision, Hearing, Smell, Taste, and Equilibrium – Ms. Anjel Guitroz’s Anatomy & Physiology students dissected a cow eye (special senses) and a sheep brain (central nervous system). The special senses and the central nervous system are closely related because the special senses are controlled by the cranial nerves of the… Read More