Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Parent Appreciation Day 2020

Students and parents alike enjoyed the challenge of building a structure to support a tennis ball.

Everyone came up with their own unique design.
We used popsicle sticks, tape, paper plates, and yarn with our STEM challenge.
Another successful Parent Appreciation Day here at St. James! 

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Save the Penguin!

In this STEM activity, students had to design and build an iceberg for their penguin to jump on and float away from the polar bear!
Groups of students tested out their icebergs with the penguin Dixie cups.
Each group came up with their own unique design for the icebergs. Printable penguins were taped to a Dixie cup and then placed on top of the icebergs.
Students used Popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, string and tape to build an iceberg.
We used a tray of water to act as the Arctic Sea. Every group was successful and able to see their penguins float away from the polar bear predator.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Our Lady of Guadalupe Play

3rd, 4th and 5th grade students participated in the presentation of Our Lady of Guadalupe play.
All of the students did a wonderful job.
We recalled the time when Mary appeared to Juan Diego and asked him to build a church.
Juan Diego explained to the bishop the wonderful thing that had happened but he asked for a sign from God to prove that what he said was true.
When Juan Diego opened his cloak, a picture in shining colors of the Lady herself appeared in place of the sweet-smelling roses he was carrying.
People all over North and South America still turn to Our Lady of Guadalupe for protection.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Pep Rally 2019

We enjoyed another year gathering together at our pep rally to support members of various sports teams.
Classes participated in the pig races again this year.
Everyone was excited to see which pig would win the race. 
Our pig came in first place!
Students and teachers alike had a wonderful time encouraging school spirit and participating in the activities.
Our 8th grade students did an excellent job providing upbeat music for our special event.