Saint Luke School Gala and Auction Results
We are pleased to announce that we exceeded our fundraising goal at the Golden Glitter Gala. After accounting for all expenses, we raised over $105,000! Thank you to all our donors for their generosity and support. These funds, which include $14,000 designated for an iPad Cart, will help support the program and operations of the school.
8th Grade Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation
Congratulations to St. Luke School’s Class of 2013! On Wednesday, we celebrated the Graduation of the Class of 2013. Fr. Martin, Fr. Jaffe, and Fr. Workman concelebrated the Baccalaureate Mass which preceded the Graduation ceremony. Following the awarding of diplomas and academic awards, the graduates gathered with their teachers, families and friends in Flaherty Hall for a graduation dinner. It was a memorable occasion in which students shared their fond memories from Kindergarten through 8th Grade. We congratulate the graduates of the Class of 2013 and we wish them every success in high school and beyond.
This year’s 6th Grade Boys CYO Basketball Team had a great season! They were undefeated all season and placed first in Division 5 and third in Division 4.
St. Luke is one of a handful of schools across the country to pilot LEGO Recruiter from LEGO Education. This program seeks to work with teachers to get the ubiquitous and universally loved LEGO building blocks to inspire learning, excitement and creativity in the classroom. The program is being run by the school technology coordinator, Timothy Burns in cooperation with Beth Jones the schools Seaton Center reading specialist. Beth Jones has already integrated one of her 2nd grade teaching units using the popular bricks.
Timothy Burns is a member of the Lego Educational Advisory Board– a group of 30 key educators picked from around the country from thousands of applicants. This group works with Lego Education to advise, guide and plan the robotics and learning products developed and marketed in the USA by the LEGO Group in Bullung, Denmark. Through his association with this group, Timothy was chosen to select a teacher from his school to start the program and investigate the program’s possible expansion.
St. Luke School is no stranger to LEGO products in the classroom. It was the first K-8 school in the Diocese of Arlington to have a robotics in the classrooms, and is the only one to currently have a fully integrated 1:1 LEGO robotics program taught inside the technology curriculum. The LEGO Recruiter program is designed for the teacher who does not necessarily have a technical background, but wants to harness the natural enthusiasm that LEGO brings to the class. When not teaching, each summer Timothy Burns enjoys running Fun Bot Lab, a popular robotics, media & sports camp held at St. Luke School.
First Quarter ends today, report cards will be sent home next week.