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Fall Fest

On Monday, October 31st, Holy Cross Primary celebrated Halloween with an afternoon filled with fun and games. The boys were grouped by grade level and rotated through three different stations. In the cafeteria, the boys enjoyed games, took silly pictures, and bravely walked through a haunted house. Outside in the parking lot, seniors from the …


Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!

Kindergarten began their study of all things bugs by discussing what they already knew about creepy, crawly things, which ones they had actually seen in nature, and then comparing them through different characteristics. From there, each boy studied books, searched the internet, and scavenged the play yard for a particular bug they wanted to become …


Third Grade Engineers

Third graders became engineers in Science class. The boys were given a problem along with a set of criteria and constraints. They had to build a cart that would roll using the given materials and a twenty minute time limit. Working together in pairs, the third graders successfully designed and built their carts. They then …


First Grade Centers

First Grade is off to a great start this school year! The majority of instruction in First Grade takes place in small group centers. We have language centers and math centers, so the boys visit 8 centers a week, consisting of 3 or 4 students! This allows for individualized, one-on-one instruction on a daily basis. …


The Primary School Takes on Cross Country

The 3rd and 4th grade boys competed in the Primary School’s first ever sporting event. The Primary School Cross Country team ran in the Holy Cross/Dominican Cross Country Meet on September 24th at the City Park course. The team had an outstanding first race with several top 10 finishers. The team competed in another race …


Kids in Business!

This past week the fourth graders studied persuasive articles. The essential question that we focused on was “How can starting a business help others?” After reading informational texts, doing research, and discussing, the boys worked collaboratively in their creative writing center to come up with their own businesses. They had to learn how to work …


HC Teacher, Lisa Englert, Named To CityBusiness Ones To Watch

Lisa Becklehimer Englert is certified in elementary grades 1-6 and middle school science grades 4-8 and has been teaching science in both the middle and elementary settings. She is currently teaching science to grades 2-4 where she is implementing an integrated science curriculum using the Full Option Science System Program and the Project Lead the …


Pre-K Butterfly Watch

The Pre-K boys are very excited about their new classmates, monarch caterpillars! During the week the boys have been observing the caterpillars and watching them grow as they munch away on milkweed. They are also learning about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly and have enjoyed different activities around this theme. The boys are …


Religion Classes

We had a very productive week in the religion classes despite the short week due to the Labor Day Holiday. Last week, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades chose their class pope. The class pope is given the job of leading the class in prayer for his two week papacy. We held a conclave and each …


Tower Building

Second graders are exploring solids as part of the FOSS Module: Solids and Liquids. They observed seven different solid objects and discussed the properties of each object. After learning about the properties of the objects and the materials used to make solid objects, the boys read about famous towers found around the world. Using this …

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