Spanish Class Connects with Colombia

Students in Mrs. Claudia Vallejo’s Advance Placement Spanish class connected via Skype with Dominican alumna Catalina Rubiano from her home in Colombia. The connection was part of the class interview series that have included a Cuban documentary filmmaker, a Chilean martial arts and stunts professional, and a Canadian government worker whose assignment is receiving refugees… Read More

Anatomy Students Visit Coroner’s Office

CORONER’S OFFICE VISIT PHOTO GALLERY Students in Ms. Anjel Guitroz’s Anatomy classes applied their medical terminology and anatomy knowledge in a practical setting when 19 of them took a field trip to the Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office. During the visit, they heard several lectures and also toured the morgue for a close-up view of various organs. Forensic Pathologist… Read More

Foreign Language Festival Honors for Dominican

At the 35th Annual Foreign Language Festival, hosted by Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU) Department of Languages and Communication, 21 St. Mary’s Dominican High School Spanish students brought home several honors. Victoria Liu received the Special Award prize. This first place award is given to the student who demonstrated the most outstanding delivery in the category… Read More

Students Learn About Cancer Research

Article and Photos by Stephanie Mayer, ’17 According to the National Cancer Institute, 39.4 percent of men and women will have some form of cancer in their lifetimes. Cancer spreads rapidly because it bypasses natural cell death or apoptosis. This devastating disease is tricky to treat, which is why many professional organizations spend millions of… Read More

The Study of Viruses

In the school’s Biology Lab, students performed an ELISA – enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay – test, used extensively in medicine and research and based on the immunological response of the formation of an antigen-antibody complex. Biology II instructor Janine Koenig explained, “We were using it as an application of our study of viruses and how they are… Read More

Engineering A Perfect Egg Drop

EGG DROP PHOTO GALLERY Can a chicken egg be safely dropped from a height of 24 feet and remain intact? That is what eight graders in Mrs. Crissy Giacona’s Science Class tried to do when they tackled the egg drop assignment that incorporates science, technology, engineering and math. Students were told they had been hired… Read More

Old Testament Times

Students in Mr. Frank Cusimano’s Old Testament Class stepped back into Old Testament times when guest Nathanael Heller spoke about what life was like in ancient Israel. Mr. Heller received  an M.A. in Old Testament from Wheaton College and holds a B.A. in Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies. He completed his Master’s thesis research on… Read More