Best of the Week 2019-2020: Teaching to the Future

ST. ED'S SCIENCE DEPARTMENT CHAIR CONNECTS SCIENCE WITH DIGITAL MEDIA Last week, Science Department Chair Mrs. Anne Marie Lavelle spoke at the National Science Teacher Association Area Conference in Cincinnati, highlighting the connections between science and literacy. Contributing to the theme, "Bringing the Universe to America's Classrooms," with a focus on three-dimensional teaching and learning powered by STEM, Mrs. Lavelle presented on "Teaching Weather and Climate with Digital Media," in collaboration with Dr. Shawn Stevens from WGBH and PBS LearningMedia. Mrs. Lavelle spoke about the abundance of data and virtual simulations available on educational websites that can be used in con

Best of the Week 2019-2020: Excellence in College Prep

THE EDWARDIAN PLAYERS PRESENT "URINETOWN," A WITTY MUSICAL COMEDY For this year's fall play, the Edwardian Players present "Urinetown," a show that brings fresh perspective about society and government to the table through hilarious comedy and satire. Staged in a Gotham-style city, a terrible water shortage brought on by a 20-year drought has left the city's inhabitants to adhere to a government-enforced ban on private toilets while charging admission to use public facilities. Amid the chaos, a hero steps up to rebel and leads a revolution. Mr. Robert Burns, Director of Performing Arts, acknowledges how "Urinetown" is a contemporary satirical allegory similar in style to "The Threepenny O

Best of the Week 2019-2020: Holy Cross Values

SOPHOMORE EDSMAN RECEIVES SERVICE AWARD FROM NATIONAL CATHOLIC EDUCATION ASSOCIATION Congratulations to Adam Mocho '22 on receiving the National Catholic Education Association's Youth Virtue, Value and Vision Award for his service and outreach through St. Ed's Labre Ministry. Out of all the Catholic elementary and high schools in the country, Adam is one of ten students this year to receive this award, which recognizes students who go above and beyond the call to serve and who live out their school's mission. "This award is a great honor for Adam and our community. To be one of ten chosen out of the tens of thousands of nominations is really cool and well-deserved for him," says Campus Mi

Best of the Week 2019-2020: Teaching to the Future

ST. ED'S WELCOMES STUDENTS FROM SAINT ALBERT THE GREAT TO PARTICIPATE IN YOUNG INNOVATORS' INSTITUTE FIELD TRIP On Wednesday, St. Ed's welcomed students from Saint Albert the Great's seventh and eighth grade classes for a Young Innovators' Institute field trip. Through the Young Innovators' Institute, the students from Saint Albert the Great have worked diligently over the course of 13 weeks through each step of the design cycle. This process has included brainstorming, prototyping, testing, and most recently, script writing for their product marketing campaigns. Students spent a full day on St. Ed's campus utilizing the Lowe Institute for Innovation, makerspaces, and film labs in order c

Best of the Week 2019-2020: Excellence in College Prep

MEMBERS OF ST. ED'S MODEL UN ATTEND FALL CCWA CONFERENCE AT CASE WESTERN St. Ed's Model UN is a unique, interactive experience that encourages students to learn more about the United Nations and international affairs, how to problem-solve to come up with resolutions to world issues, and to achieve global learning by participating in collaborative research, debates and conferences. This week, members of St. Ed's Model UN attended the two-day Cleveland Council on World Affairs Autumn Conference at Case Western Reserve University. Following a specific format, CCWA Model UN conferences require delegates to conduct prior research on agenda topics in order to prepare a position paper, which is s

Best of the Week 2019-2020: Holy Cross Values

MARCHING EAGLES EARN SUPERIOR RATING AT STATES, HONORING THE LEGACY OF HOLY CROSS MARCHING BANDS Fr. Basil Moreau, C.S.C., founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, had a mission to always do more in order to completely educate the minds and hearts of students. While he saw the importance of educating the mind through literature, philosophy, science and mathetmatics, he equally saw the importance of developing the heart through music and fine arts. Moreau's Holy Cross schools were the first to not only offer sports teams to foster competition and teamwork, but also marching bands in order for students to become active in music. St. Ed's Marching Band has grown from its 24 members in 1949

Best of the Week 2019-2020: Teaching to the Future

SENIOR EDSMAN TAKES ON LEADERSHIP ROLE FOR FALL CAMVETS MAKE-A-THON Coleman Isner '20 has truly embraced the essence of servant leadership and the pedagogical vision of a St. Ed's education through his work in helping to lead, plan and run the second CAMVETS Make-a-thon hosted at St. Edward High School this weekend. During last spring's make-a-thon, Coleman worked as a student volunteer to program a verbal command tablet for a quadriplegic veteran who lost all control of his legs, arms, back and neck due to a spinal cord injury. Unlike other hack-a-thons and make-a-thons he has participated in as a student at St. Ed's, Coleman acknowledged that the CAMVETS Make-a-thon was the first experie

Best of the Week 2019-2020: Excellence in College Prep

STUDENTS REPLICATE PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPERIMENTS TO DETECT MEMORY PATTERNS Psychology students have been spending the last few weeks replicating famous psychological experiments and comparing their data to best understand what affects human memory. After taking the time to research these experiments, students were paired up in small groups and, according to which experiment they were most interested in, tested their participants' subconscious behavior using different methods. One group pulled inspiration from the Lexical Retrieval Hypothesis which states that hand gestures assist in helping retrieve verbal information from semantic memory. Likewise, if hand gestures are restrained, it is prov

Best of the Week 2019-2020: Holy Cross Values

SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY REMEMBERS LOVED ONES WITH DIA DE LOS MUERTOS TRADITION Members of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica (Spanish Honor Society) celebrated Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a traditional Mexican holiday, by building an altar to honor those from our St. Edward community who have passed away. This two-day holiday (All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day) is believed to reunite the living and the dead. Dia de los Muertos is rooted in a 3,000-year-old Aztec tradition, honoring the dead with a cyclical view of the universe and perceiving death as a necessary part of life. As part of this Hispanic tradition, ofrendas, or altars, are built and decorated with photos of the departe

Best of the Week 2019-2020: Teaching to the Future

STUDENTS CONDUCT PODCAST INTERVIEWS TO EXPAND THEIR COMMUNICATION SKILLS To put an innovative twist on learning the principles of interviewing, Ms. Shelby Dennstedt's Public Speaking class has been conducting podcast interviews with members of the St. Ed's faculty and staff. Students, ranging from all four grade levels, were asked to choose a topic at St. Ed's that they found interesting or wanted to learn more about and ask to interview a faculty or staff member knowledgable about this topic. "The faculty or staff member that each group decided to interview fell into place based on the natural connection between the topic and who is most connected to it within our community. I also think

Best of the Week 2019-2020: Excellence in College Prep

POTTERY AND SCULPTURE STUDENTS CREATE COLLEGE-LEVEL WORKS OF ART St. Ed's Visual Arts Department provides students with opportunities to constantly practice, experiment and try new techniques that will prepare them for success in visual arts at the college level. Current students in Visual Arts Department Chair Mrs. Molly King's advanced pottery and sculpture classes have been advancing their skill sets by using new sculpting and firing methods. Students in the Advanced Pottery course have been working hard on recreating large, archaic bowls from ancient times, mimicking the structure, design and intricate patterns that made these bowls functional in their time while simultaneously telling

Best of the Week 2019-2020: Holy Cross Values

ST. ED'S SHOWS HOSPITALITY, WELCOMING PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS AND FAMILIES DURING FALL 2019 OPEN HOUSES Attending a St. Ed's Open House is one of the most effective ways to learn about the people and programs that make St. Edward High School such an exceptional place to learn and grow. Open Houses are more than just a tour of the school - they are interactive experiences that highlight our academic, athletic, arts and extracurricular programs and provide families the chance to witness our Holy Cross hospitality and meet our faculty, staff and students. Our Holy Cross values are at the heart of the sense of belonging that every member of the St. Ed's community experiences and cherishes and the

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