Tag: religion

All Schools Mass

Today, our 3rd-8th grade students went to the Catholic Pastoral Center for All Schools Mass in Nashville.  They had the privilege to hear Bishop J. Mark Spalding, the new Diocese of Nashville Bishop.  It will be the first time most of them have ever had the opportunity to celebrate mass with a bishop.

Solar Eclipse @ SHS

We had a great time experiencing the Solar Eclipse @ SHS today.  As junior scientists, we listened and observed the difference in the environment during the eclipse.  And, of course, it was TOTALLY AWESOME to see the eclipse!

Resurrection Rolls in Pre-K

Resurrection RollsWe made Resurrection Rolls in Pre-K today for Easter. You wrap a big marshmallow in a crescent roll and when you bake it, the marshmallow disappears. It represents the Empty Tomb on Easter Sunday. Before you roll Jesus (the marshmallow) in the tomb (roll), you anoint Him with oils (melted butter) and spices (cinnamon and sugar). Then when you open the tomb, it is empty.

Sacrament of Baptism

Cara Lee Forsythe's baptismThis morning as part of our Children’s Mass, Cara Lee Forsythe received the Sacrament of Baptism.  It is always such a special occasion to see our young students choosing the Walk of Faith set before them and following Him.

Faith Walk

7-8-faith-walkAs part of our study of Mary’s example of total faith in God by saying “Yes” to being the mother of Jesus at the Annunciation with the Angel Gabriel, the 7th/8th grade students  participated in a faith walk in which one student was assigned to lead another blindfolded through obstacles only using words. The students got a small glimpse at was it is like to have “blind  faith” and also found out that being the leader is not so easy either!

Pre-K Goes Around the World

Pre-K XmasThe Pre-K has been busy traveling around the world this week to see how other countries celebrate Christmas. Monday, we traveled to Russia and learned how The Nutcracker Ballet came from them. Then we made Nutcrackers! Tuesday, we traveled to the Bahamas, learned they decorate with ocean items because they are an island and made Starfish Santas. Wednesday, we went to Sweden where we found out their Christmas season starts with a St. Lucia Celebration and made Lucia Crowns and Star Hats. Thursday, we were in Peru. We found out Christmas is during summer there and they have a huge fireworks show and carnival, so we made fireworks. Friday, we returned home to the USA, did a movement song called Ring the Bells and made a Christmas tree out of our hands and finger prints. All that travelling made us really tired and we will rest over the weekend. Whew!

Stockings for Military Pilots

Kindergarten Stockings for PilotsThe Kindergarten class along with the 7th and 8th grade sent some packages to Bahrain in the Middle East. Ms. Brenda’s nephew, Matthew Blair, is a Naval helicopter pilot in Bahrain. The students made stockings for the pilots and filled them with wonderful treats for the pilots. The Kindergarten class helped by making cards and brought candy and cookies for the pilots and their mechanics. Christmas is a great time to remember our young men and women who are serving overseas and as well as here in the States. The students and teachers are grateful for an opportunity to bless them!