Spanish Classes Dance to Their Assignment

In early March, students taking Mrs. Claudia Vallejo’s and Mrs. Hannah Pope’s Spanish classes added dance to a class assignment on command and positive phrases. Wanting to make the final part of the assignment fun and different, Mrs. Vallejo instructed her students to design their own fitness t-shirt and write on the shirt their positive… Read More

Students Interview Hemingway Scholar

Students in Mrs. Claudia Vallejo’s Spanish AP class interviewed in Spanish and English, via Zoom, author Dr. Andrew Feldman who is the first North American scholar allowed to study in residence at Earnest Hemingway’s home in Cuba.  Dr. Feldman is author of “Ernesto: The Untold Story of Hemingway in Revolutionary Cuba.” The book covers Hemingway’s… Read More

Preaching the Truth in Love

Accepting an invitation from Dominican Vice President of Catholic Identity Mrs. Jill Cabes (’87) to be a guest speaker, attorney Dorinda Chiappetta Bordlee (’83) returned to her alma mater where she addressed Ms. Anne Comiskey’s Civics and Government AP classes. Mrs. Bordlee is Vice President, co-founder, and chief counsel of the Bioethics Defense Fund, a… Read More

Dominican Senior Celeste Patron Named National Merit® Scholarship Finalist

National Merit® Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has recognized St. Mary’s Dominican High School senior Celeste Patron as National Merit Finalist. Celeste Patron She is among approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit® Scholarship Program who met academic and other requirements to advance to the Finalist standing. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity… Read More

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