A Closer Look

Madelyn Westholz’ Biology I class learned the proper way to use the microscope, an important tool in biology. They also used a virtual lab to further explore microscope techniques. “Using the microscope, they looked at their specimen – the letter e. Students drew on paper the letter they viewed through the microscope,” explained Westholz. “A letter printed… Read More

A Matter of the Heart

Students in Mrs. Crissy Giacona’s 9th and 10th grade biology classes were given an overview of cardiology services during a field trip to Ochsner Medical Center. Vico Mariale, Director of Cardiology Service Line Cath-Lab/EP Lab, was their guide for visits to several areas, including the interventional cardiac cath lab, cardiac electrophysiology lab, and cardiology research. Read More

WWII Veteran Visits History Class

Juniors taking the U.S. history class taught by Mr. Frank Cusimano, Jr. at St. Mary’s Dominican High School were given a personal view of WWII with a visit from WWII Veteran Captain A.P. “Jack” Emerson. In 1941, the 19-year-old Emerson graduated from Fortier High School and immediately enlisted in the Army Air Corps. The New Orleans… Read More

Anatomy Class Visits Coroner's Office

During a field trip to the Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office, St. Mary’s Dominican High School students taking anatomy classes taught by Anjel Guitroz met with staff members who gave presentations on forensics, toxicology and pathology. Front row, from left: Haley Gould, Avrill Boudreaux, Victoria Cannon, Sara Kalantari, Sara Bordelon, and Tori Sutherland. Back row, from… Read More

Anatomy Class Visits Coroner’s Office

During a field trip to the Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office, St. Mary’s Dominican High School students taking anatomy classes taught by Anjel Guitroz met with staff members who gave presentations on forensics, toxicology and pathology. Front row, from left: Haley Gould, Avrill Boudreaux, Victoria Cannon, Sara Kalantari, Sara Bordelon, and Tori Sutherland. Back row, from… Read More

The Anatomy of Digestion

Anatomy and Physiology Honors students in Ms. Anjel Guitroz’s class conducted a lab activity on digestion. Working in pairs, one student listened to the stomach of her partner as she ingested water and a cracker to determine how quickly food enters the stomach. Using a stethoscope, they could hear exactly when the stomach (cardioesophageal) sphincter… Read More

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