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Rockets celebrate National Foreign Language Week

The World Languages Department celebrated National Foreign Language Week with fun, food, and “Fallas.”

Activities included prayer in different languages, a scavenger hunt and Kahoot during CREW, international lunches in the café, and food trucks in the courtyard. World language classes made an "Ojos de Dios" craft from Mexico, created “Fallas" from Valencia, and worked on a Greek a temple building project.

World Languages Department Chair, Mr. Paul Romolo, said, “The week’s theme, ‘Celebrate Humanity Through Languages,’ is at the core of all we do in the World Languages Department. We consistently strive to teach students that people around the world are both unique and similar. We share the same humanity and should love, respect, and celebrate what connects us as well as what makes us special.”

    McNicholas students collect recycling

    Students in the Environmental Science classes are caring for God’s creation and learning about sustainability by taking responsibility for the school recycling program. Science teacher Mr. Eric Hickman jump started the program as part of his Environmental Science curriculum. “My goal for this class is to make students aware of environmental issues and empower them to be a part of the solutions,” Mr. Hickman said.

    Early IT contest winner holds up prize

    Congratulations to freshman Louis Smith and sophomores Eli Holland and Jonathan Byrum who earned top awards in University of Cincinnati’s Early IT Fall Competition. Louis won first place in the Programming category for his Java script program that helps builders to calculate construction costs. Eli and Jonathan, who took second place as a team in the Web Development category, were challenged to create an original website that highlights the UC Early IT Program at McNicholas. 

    Rockets enjoy Pumpkin STEM lab and creative fall fun

    McNicholas students celebrated fall and Halloween with pumpkins galore inside and outside the classroom! Mr. Steve Dalton's class participated in the yearly pumpkin catapult STEM lab, the English Department hosted a literary pumpkin decorating contest, and CREWs carved out some time for fun with their own contest.