|St. John’s Schools begin Catholic Schools Week|
|Sunday, January 26, 2014 9:00 PM|
BY NANCY SPENCER
Following the late Mass, students, teachers and families gathered in the Robert A. Arnzen Gymnasium to welcome a week of “Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service,” this year’s theme.
The Lego Robotics teams comprised of sixth-graders (Brick Stormers) and seventh- and eighth-graders (Sensing Jays), opened the program with demonstrations using computerized Lego creations to complete missions. The teams are led by Lois MacLennan.
The VEX Robotics Team also showed its skills with robots designed for special tasks and games. They are led by MacLennan, Sharon Closson and volunteer Mel Rode.
Music was provided by the Hand Bell Choir and a clarinet ensemble.
The rest of the week will contain special activities to celebrate Catholic schools, including decorating classroom doors on Monday (Knowledge) and paper chain “links of knowledge” will be hung in the halls to “link” the classrooms; a special prayer service and lunch for faculty and staff provided by the PTO on Tuesday (Teacher Appreciation); Jean Day on Wednesday (Service), with no homework except to be of service to family, a neighbor, etc.; Movie Day on Thursday (Faith); and Friday (Student Appreciation) will include Christian music played over the PA, a no-uniform day and a pep assembly at 2:30 p.m.
|Last Updated on Sunday, January 26, 2014 6:46 PM|