Analyzing Ellison's Invisible Man

English V AP students collaborated in small groups to analyze chapters 9 through 13 of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man. Each group was assigned a different chapter, and students created Prezis online to illustrate significant motifs, identify key elements, and analyze the work through the lenses of archetypal and gender criticism. The Prezis will be posted on… Read More

Analyzing Ellison’s Invisible Man

English V AP students collaborated in small groups to analyze chapters 9 through 13 of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man. Each group was assigned a different chapter, and students created Prezis online to illustrate significant motifs, identify key elements, and analyze the work through the lenses of archetypal and gender criticism. The Prezis will be posted on… Read More

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