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Rockets connect in-class learning to real-world experiences

Rockets connect in-class learning to real-world experiences

At McNicholas, we partner with professionals to give our students opportunities that build on classroom learning. In the past week alone, teachers have hosted the following interactive sessions:

  • Rockets in Ms. Schwab’s Reading Skills class and Mrs. Noble’s AP Language class met with Lynda Blackmon Lowery, author of Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom. Mrs. Lowery was the youngest person to march with John Lewis and Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Selma Voting Rights March in 1965.  
  • Mitchell Hartwell, Class of 2016, visited Mrs. Gillming’s AP Computer Science class to discuss his use of programming in the amusement park industry.  Mitchell, a Solutions Architect at Holovis, discussed augmented and virtual reality, installation of computer hardware within and around attractions, and writing software to give users an immersive and unique experience. 
  • Students in Mrs. Brother’s Statistics class visited with Ron Tathum, former analyst and CEO of Burke industries, who discussed how knowledge of statistics can be used to make informed decisions in the marketplace. 
  • Fr. Kevin Scalf, C.CP.S. visited Ms. Davis’s vocation class to break open the lived reality of ordained life to teach, govern, and sanctify.  Fr. Kevin is joining the McNicholas staff next school year as a teacher and chaplain.
    McNicholas High School graduation

    Congratulations to our newest graduates who received their diplomas at the MegaCorp Pavilion on Sunday, May 21.The Class of 2023 nominated Alex Reed to deliver the welcome and Student Body President Autumn Strebel to share her thoughts about the spirit and experience of their class.

    Top 10 Academic Signing

    Congratulations to the Class of 2023 Top 10! These 10 students have achieved the highest weighted cumulative grade point average up to and including the third quarter of their senior year: Augie Block, Ellie Bowman, Danielle Dietz, Nate Kouche, Grey Murray, Jacob Patterson, Landen Rupp, Alex Russo, Kaitlyn Schulte, and Autumn Strebel.