As Thanksgiving drew to a close, STUCO worked like elves to transition into the next holiday season with Christmas festivities livening up the halls of St. Louis U. High for the second annual “12 Days of Christmas” celebration. Christmas carols playing in the halls, “snowball” dodgeball, and gingerbread house building were among the highlights of the activities aimed at getting students in the spirit for the most wonderful time of the year.
onths of regulation creation and protocol development have kept the Innovation Lab largely restricted to a few connected students and teachers. The introduction of two new school-wide Canvas courses this week begins to open the glass doors, creating access for both students and teachers to the much-anticipated tools and machines living in the space.
Over the past month and a half, St. Louis U. High teachers have attended one or more of four professional development presentations on assessments. The main theme of the four presentations was visible learning: how the teacher will know that the student understands the material and how the teacher shows what the student should understand. Curriculum Coordinators Steve Missey and Kevin Foy, science teacher Robyn Wellen, and social studies Sarah Becvar each presented in the series, which was part of advancing professional curriculum development at SLUH.
The St. Louis U. High community wrapped up its ninth annual Adopt-A-Family drive last Friday, bringing Christmas cheer to 30 local families and 121 individuals.
St. Louis U. High welcomed two speakers from Loyola University-Chicago this past Monday during activity period. Dr. Nancy Tuchman, a biology professor, and Dr. Michael Schuck, a theology professor, spoke to students and faculty about reimagining the relationship between science and religion in the world. Their talk centered around four main points: planetary boundaries, ethics, spirituality, and action.
As William Shakespeare once wrote in his Scottish tragedy Macbeth, “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more.” In this tradition, four St. Louis U. High students assumed their roles as “poor players” last Monday and strutted upon the stage of the Joseph Schulte Theater for SLUH’s annual Shakespeare Competition. Senior Andrew Normington won the competition with a monologue from King Lear.