Lower & Middle School Celebrate Dominican Faith Day to Kick Off Catholic Schools Week

Lacordaire Academy began Catholic Schools Week on Monday with a fun and educational Dominican Faith Day. The highlight of the day for the Middle and Lower Schools was a visit from our sponsor organization, the Sisters of St. Dominic of Caldwell, who led the combined Middle and Lower School students in a lesson about saints that culminated in student presentations on their assigned saint.

These weren’t the only saint-focused presentations of the day, however, as the first and second grades made their annual saints and famous people presentations in the morning. It seemed everyone was in attendance, from former President Barack Obama and Amelia Earhart to St. Dominic and even Henri Lacordaire himself!

The Middle and Upper School students also enjoyed a presentation from a very famous person, as William Shakespeare himself came to Lacordaire! Shakespeare Approves, a one-man “edutainment” company, led the students in interactive productions of both Macbeth: Death by Fluffy Kittens and Romeo & Juliet: Flying Implement of Doom Edition. The students learned a new way for Shakespeare to be fun and had several laughs along the way.

The day culminated in Lacordaire Middle School’s Geography Bee, sponsored by National Geographic. Finalists for each grade competed for the chance to represent the Academy in the state-wide competition to be held later in the spring. 8th grader Ruben Ananias took the prize, while 7th grader Gabriel Margolies finished as the Academy’s runner-up. All competitors showed impressive knowledge of the world and impressed the audience. Good luck to Ruben as he moves forward!

Catholic Schools Week will run through the rest of the week, with many celebrations and programming for the students. Happy Catholic Schools Week!

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