Skype Connects Students Beyond The Classroom

A photojournalist in Colombia, a Chilean gymnast, and an alumna in California were among the interviewees that students in Mrs. Claudia Vallejo’s Spanish AP class connected with via Skype. Conducting their interviews in Spanish, the students connected with Rita Kelly who is attending college in California. Rita also took Spanish AP classes when she was… Read More

A Serving of History Lessons at Dooky Chase’s

A visit to Dooky Chase’s Restaurant at 2301 Orleans Avenue in Treme included a serving of the restaurant’s signature creole cuisine and history lessons to students in the Students for Human Dignity and Diversity in Action organization. Joining them were organization co-moderators Dr. Maureen Wright (Chair, Dominican’s Board of Directors) and Vallerie Maurice (Coordinator, Unity… Read More

Living Pro-Life

How do you live pro-life beyond one aspect of life? Mark Butler posed this question when he gave a presentation celebrating the Sanctity of Human Life to members of the school’s Pro-Life Club. The Education Resource Coordinator with the Office of Founded Ministries for the Dominican Sisters of Peace promotes Catholic identity, the Dominican mission,… Read More

Computer Science Builds Board Games

Students in Ms. Charlene Ford’s Computer Science Elective learned about coding and applying skills using Micro:bits, a handheld, programmable micro-computer. For this project, students worked in pairs to design and construct board games. The Micro:bits had to be used for at least three tasks: simulate rolling dice, indicate which direction to move a game piece,… Read More

Looking Ahead to Our Future, While Celebrating Our Past

As part of observance of Black History Month, guest speaker Anastacia Scott, Ph.D., Leventhal Education Specialist at the Amistad Research Center, presented, “Looking Ahead to Our Future, While Celebrating Our Past.” The presentation highlighted prominent women from the early 20th century through the Civil Rights era in New Orleans and students participated in a didactive… Read More

VAPING – High-Risk Behavior, Health Consequences

In recent years, teens across the nation have been quick to drop traditional cigarette smoking and pick up a newer way to consume nicotine – vaping.  The adverse impact and health risks of vaping were covered during assemblies with guest speaker Bridget Gardner, RN, Sudden Impact Program Director with University Medical Center (UMC). Sudden Impact,… Read More