Esther Gedeon, fourth grade, shows her diorama of the interior of the Our Lady of Lourdes Church. All students in the grade created dioramas of the church as part of the Religion curriculum.
Our Lady of Lourdes School in Malverne celebrated the start of Catholic Schools Week with an Open House on Sunday, Jan 31. Many new families toured the school to learn more about a Catholic education from Early Childhood to Middle School.
The hallways and classrooms were full of projects and artwork the students have been creating since the beginning of the year.
In art, the students displayed pictures based on the works of well-known artists and their techniques, including Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Frank Stella. The school’s youngest students worked on projects about the four seasons, animals and fables, while the older students created assignments on Ancient Civilizations, the novel Johnny Tremaine and Colonial America. The eighth graders also aired their original parable videos about following God’s light.
The students worked with parents in giving tours to the school’s many visitors, providing potential families with a younger perspective.
Following the tour, visitors and families explored the various projects displayed in the cafeteria, with exhibitions from many of the school’s clubs including Geography, Mock Trial, Art and Technology.
The Open House was just the beginning of the school’s Catholic Schools Week celebrations. Other activities during the week included a Living in Space assembly; a Sports Day/Game Day, and “All Saints Day” assembly by the first graders and a teachers’ appreciation luncheon.
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