As part of our ongoing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) initiatives, seniors Emily Paglione (St. Eleanor), Maria Barr (St. Alphonsus) and Sabrina Antoni (St. Stanislaus) participated in an Hour of Code Holiday Coding activity. This is part of National Computer Science Education Week. The seniors coded the lights on the White House Christmas tree and will be given a time and date at which their program will run. Faculty member, Jillian Whitesell, already had her display shown.
The Lansdale Catholic Chorus, lead by Mr. James Timer, will be singing at Disney World's Epcot Center on Sunday, December 14 in the Candlelight Processional. This is a wonderful opportunity for our talented students to join in with professional performers and musicians as a narrator reads the story of the Birth of Christ. Safe travels to our performers and their chaperones as they head off to Orlando later this month. Click on our YouTube link below to hear a sampling of their singing.
Our Annual Community Service Corps New Christmas Toy Drive has begun and will continue until Tuesday, December 16. We will be delivering toys to St. Helena-Incarnation Mission School in Philadelphia's Olney neighborhood. Please click below for an informational flyer and to see what type of toys are needed. Our goal is over 500 toys, one for every child in that school, so please stop by the Guidance Office and pick up an index card for a gift suggestion.
Students from Mrs. Jen U'Selis' Physics Class stand by their Christmas tree. They needed to do research on a physicist and incorporate this into the Christmas ornament that best represented that person. Also students from the Environmental Class were assigned a project to design a Christmas ornament using recycled items.
In conjunction with Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Northern Delaware and Susquehanna Valley, Lansdale Catholic made our sponsor Wish Child Kevin's dream of playing football come true at our Homecoming game. Our students, their families, alumni and our extended community exceeded our goal of $5,500 by raising $12,328.03! After Thanksgiving Mass, Katie Blankemeyer '15 and Patrick Bampfield '15 presented the check to Make A Wish President/CEO Dennis Heron and Event Mgr. Lorrie Miley, joined by Kevin.
Congratulations to Joe Giorgio (Our Lady of Mercy Regional), shown here with LC President Jim Casey, who is one of our Msgr. Schade Merit Scholars that were awarded recently. We already have 181 registrants for the Class of 2019, if your eighth grader would like to join us, please click on the link below and download the application. Parents of eighth graders, don't forget to contact our Admissions Office at 215.362.6160 x194 to schedule a shadow day with one of our current freshmen.
As part of LC's continuing STEM Program, students should be aware of this FREE opportunity for girls to explore engineering. Widener University is offering an Engineering Mini-Camp for high school girls on Saturday, February 7, 2015. However, preregistration is required and enrollment is limited, so apply early! Please click on the link below for Widener or see Mrs. Mary Antoni, LC STEM Advisor, during the school day for more details on this unique program.