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.

Julia Miller stands with her “Hanging Gardens of Babylon” project.  The sixth grade students, as part of the Social Studies curriculum, were assigned projects on ancient civilizations. The students took a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City where they toured the Ancient Egypt exhibit.

Julia Miller stands with her “Hanging Gardens of Babylon” project. The sixth grade students, as part of the Social Studies curriculum, were assigned projects on ancient civilizations. The students took a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City where they toured the Ancient Egypt exhibit.

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.

John Murray, left, and Ryan Piatkiewicz, in the fourth grade, presents John’s slide show on Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota. The students are learning about the 100th anniversary of National Parks . They worked  to create dioramas of parks and created slide show presentations in Technology.

John Murray, left, and Ryan Piatkiewicz, in the fourth grade, presents John’s slide show on Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota. The students are learning about the 100th anniversary of National Parks . They worked to create dioramas of parks and created slide show presentations in Technology.

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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