Teacher Appreciation Day Every year on May 7, our nation observes “Teacher Appreciation Day,” a day of recognition for all of the educators in our society. From coaches and managers to classroom instructors, teachers guide the learning and development of students both young and old. To teach is truly a calling from the Lord, as those entrusted with educational roles are challenged to imitate the greatest teacher, Jesus Christ. Teachers must be patient and kind, always mindful of the needs of their students and the greater applications of their lessons and teachings. They not only instruct, but also provide formation More...
Last month, the Robotics Club of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School participated in the annual Robofest competition in Clearwater, Florida. Robofest, a youth robotics competition that challenges teams to design, produce, and demonstrate their own homemade robot controlled from a board. Students work together for weeks prior to the competition to strategize and develop their plan. Under the guidance of their coaches, third grader Jacob Lynn and seventh graders Elliana Bassous, Adam Myerscough, Alex Casano, and Collin Welsh created their robot. The team executed a phenomenal performance that stunned the judges, earning them second place in the regional competition. More...
In this modern era of education, we hear a lot of talk about charters, philosophies, specialties and magnets. All of these “buzz words” depict schools of thought or themes within particular institutions or regions. We hear of schools that specialize in the sciences, foreign languages, or the performing arts. We hear of programs that take students back to the “fundamentals” of learning or into the future through virtual classrooms and technology. At Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, we strive to and succeed in the incorporation of all of these components, but do not label ourselves by any of them. More...
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