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

Students Conduct BEST Science!

Students of Janine Koenig, Biology II instructor at St. Mary’s Dominican High School, conducted three days of experiments as part of the school’s participation in “BEST (Bioscience Enrichment for Students and Teachers) Science!” BEST Science! is a partnership between Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Ochsner Medical Center and local school districts…. Read More

Anatomy of a Squid

During a class where they studied mollusks, students in Janine Koenig’s Biology II class dissected the squid to examine its external and internal anatomy. Mollusks are the largest marine phylum and comprise an estimated 23% of all the named marine organisms. Cephalopod mollusks, such as the squid, cuttlefish and octopus, are among the most neurologically… Read More