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School News 2014-2015

Science Grant Brings Reality to St. Mary’s Students

SkeletonThis year has been a huge success for Science at St. Mary's. A Grant from Home and School for over $4,400 has allowed Mrs. Thompson to lead some outstanding Science labs throughout this year. Working with Mrs. Castle this funding has freed Mrs. Thompson to order frogs, starfish, fetal pigs and a beef eye for dissecting. She was also able to acquire a lung model, eye model, ear model, a human life size skeleton, a fossil dvd, living fossils, photosynthesis & cell lab and animal cell mitosis slides and slide cover slips for life science classes. In earth sciences, they've added mineral sets, a pocket lantern, space age crystal growing kit, soil erosion lab and a ring of fire activity set to learn about volcanoes. For physics, they've added density cubes, a Newton's cradle, a tuning fork, a friction board, a spring scale, simple machine kits, conclave glass mirror, convex glass mirror, double concave lens, a Newton's color disc and a solar heating kit. For electricity studies, they purchased a friction silk pad, friction rod, both solid and hollow, an acrylic friction rod, a magnet set, snap electrical circuits to build small electrical devices and a traffic light demo. For chemistry studies, they've added a periodic table, a molecular model, a slime making kit, hand protectors, an emergency eye washing station and a fire blanket. Mrs. Thompson reports that reality is what makes science real for our students and these labs have helped to keep it real. For more photos click here.

St Mary's Information

St. Mary's Catholic School is a Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade School of the Archdiocese of Omaha. Our mission is to provide a Catholic education that nurtures students' hearts and minds to become servant leaders in an ever-changing world.

Our philosophy of education is to offer a five-day program to assist families in teaching those truths, skills, and ideals, which are necessary for Christian living. We believe that education must develop the faculties and abilities of the whole child: spiritually, intellectually, physically, and emotionally. To help achieve this, our faculty and staff are an integral part of the formation of Christian community and dedicate themselves to the task of developing Christian citizens.



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