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Rockets enjoy Pumpkin STEM lab and creative fall fun

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.  

Pumpkin Catapult Lab

Rockets "go big or gourd home" in Mr. Dalton's famous pumpkin catapult STEM lab every fall. Rockets tested their calculations by launching pumpkins across the grassy courtyard. We love hands-on, active learning at McNicholas!

CREW Pumpkin Decorating

Each day, students meet with their CREW members and mentor teacher for intentional formation and relationship building. This fall, CREWs worked together to decorate their own gourd-geous pumpkins.  

Congrats to Mr. Brunner's CREW, winners of the CREW pumpkin decorating contest!

Literary Pumpkin Contest

The English Department tasked students to decorate a pumpkin based on a character from literature. Congratulations to our Literary Pumpkin Contest Winners for their creativity and craft!    

1st Place - Josie Fortin  for Nancy Drew
2nd Place -  Kenzie Dehner for The Giving Tree
3rd Place - Matthew Irvine for Hedwig the Owl from the Harry Potter series

Voters Choice Winners - Megan Longmore for Pinkalicious, Delaney Rains for Coraline, Ava Hudson for Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk, and Sean O'Connell  for "The Raven"


    McNicholas Band Members Playing Instruments

    Congratulations to the Rocket band members who earned superior and excellent ratings in the Ohio Music Education Solo & Ensemble Competition as well as those who represented McNicholas in the Catholic Honor Band during Catholic Schools Week.

    Student shares Science Fair project

    The Science Department hosted its annual Science Fair on Thursday, Jan. 26. 35 students were invited to present their projects to a panel of judges comprised of faculty, friends of McNicholas, and Science National Honor Society members. Science teacher Ms. Mary Dennemann said, “Students have been preparing science fair projects for the 18 last weeks. We are proud of their hard work." 

    Engineering students work on project

    McNicholas engineering students stepped up to the plate, helping Little League baseball players who use walkers and wheelchairs to field ground balls. The grabbers they designed, tested, and manufactured were delivered to the Mason Challenger Baseball team in December.