The LC Community was elated to hear the good news this morning that Pope Francis will be attending the World Meeting of Families in September 2015. Here the Pope is shown with Archbishop Charles Chaput, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and the Rev. Bill Donovan. Father Donovan is the Archbishop's liaison to the Pontifical Council for the Family as well as the uncle to LC student, Gabby Huber '17.
Our gym was packed with 236 eighth graders this past Thursday for Universal Visitation Day, along with our own current Crusaders. We already have 179 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.
Our Annual Community Service Corps Thanksgiving Food Drive has begun and will continue until Friday, November 21. Each homeroom should collect specified items as detailed on the Announcement link, the homeroom that collects the greatest number of assigned items is the winner. We will deliver these items on Saturday, November 22 to Keystone Hospice in Wyndmoor, PA.
Our Robotics Team hosted a seminar this past Saturday at the Comcast Center in Philadelphia for several other local high schools to share business and marketing tips as they begin their season. Mr. Frank Larkin, one of our long-time mentors, spoke at the programming class.
The LC Robotics Team will be hosting their 17th Annual LEGO League Competition on Saturday, November 22. They expect 40 elementary school teams from all over the tri-state region to compete, with the theme of "FLL World Class - Tune Up in PA". Using LEGO MINDSTORMS Robotics Invention System technology, the students build a robot and compete in a friendly, age appropriate competition. Spectators are welcome to attend for free from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Join our LC Dance Company for their pancake breakfast fundraiser at Village Tavern on Stump Road in North Wales, Saturday, November 22 from 8 am to 10:30 am. All you can eat pancakes, sausage/bacon, juice and coffee for only $8 per person. There will also be raffle baskets and a 50/50, come on out and support our dancers.
Capt. Christopher Ferguson, USN (Retired) and former NASA Astronaut, was the keynote speaker at LC's first STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Career Fair in October. We are grateful to Mrs. Donna Cusimano for her vision in establishing this event for our students. Special thanks also to Mrs. Mary Antoni, our STEM Advisor and to all our guest speakers for the night who shared their STEM experience with over 400 of our students.
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.