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May 6, 2018
 Achievements in Our Classrooms
Lower School: Evening of the Arts


The Lower School celebrated our annual Evening of the Arts this past Monday, April 30th. The evening showcased the creative talents of our Lower School students - specifically in art, chorus, and band. The evening began with an art gallery set-up in the Lower School cafeteria where families were invited to walk among panels of colorfully-displayed art work. Projects such as self-portraits, 3-D paper sculptures, paintings, and paper mâiché people were just some of the highlights. Kathi Beck, Lower School Art Teacher, surely knows how to brighten our halls on a regular basis and did a beautiful job with the gallery display.
 
Following the art showcase, our families visited the auditorium where they were able to hear the sounds of our Lower School band and chorus. Our band, led by Director Kim Walton, is a combination of 4th and 5th grade students. It was amazing to hear how far they have all come since starting the school year. Our chorus of 3rd through 5th graders is led by Music Director, April MacGregor. The children sang beautifully and closed the show with Kindness Song, a song that has been learned by all of our Lower School students. This touching performance brought a tear to the eyes of many parents and was the perfect tribute to our Making Caring Common Campaign, which kicks off this coming fall. Thank you to our art and music teachers, as well as our students, for sharing your amazing talents with us!
Middle School: 6th Grade Poetry 
 

As part of National Poetry Month, the 6th grade spent the last few weeks exploring poems by authors like Jack Prelutsky, Ernest Thayer, and Edgar Allan Poe. Focusing on author's craft, students looked closely at these texts to identify examples of figurative language, interpret symbols, and examine how authors build meaning within the lines of a given work.
 
As part of their literary analysis of Thayer's "Casey at the Bat," 6th grade students worked in small groups to dissect stanzas from the narrative, annotating select passages before presenting their analysis to the class. Using a document camera, the students were able to be the teacher, presenting their findings to highlight important vocabulary, sensory details, rhyme scheme, and more. Examining pieces of the poetry puzzle helped give students a clear picture of the poem as a whole, and allowed students to draw conclusions beyond a literal interpretation of the text.
Upper School:  St. Francis de Sales Award & Ursuline Sisters Tournament


St. Francis de Sales Award: On Wednesday, May 2nd ten of our seniors were honored at the annual St. Francis de Sales Award Convocation. During this ceremony presided by Bishop Francis Malooly, ten senior students from each of the Catholic Secondary Schools in the Diocese of Wilmington are recognized. The St. Francis de Sales Award recipients are recognized for their excellence in faith development, service, scholarship, citizenship, and leadership. It was a wonderful celebration and a well-deserved honor for our ten recipients. Ursuline's ten St. Francis de Sales Award winners are: Yara Awad, Olivia Barnett, Maxon Blow, Ellie Brutsche, Maggie Connolly, Meggie Goodridge, Kelsey Olmstead, Alexis Poore, Megan Roesser, and Alexis Young. These ten seniors will wear their St. Francis de Sales medals at graduation. Congratulations to our award winners!


Credit: Steve Overbey, STLhighschoolsports.com

Ursuline Sisters Lacrosse Tournament: The annual Ursuline Sister Schools Lacrosse Tournament is an event our Upper School lacrosse team looks forward to every year. It's always a fun weekend celebrating our Ursuline sisterhood which extends far and wide. This year the tournament was hosted by Ursuline Academy in St. Louis. Click here to read the news article which featured the tournament. 
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TEDxYouth@UrsulineAcademy
Limited Tickets Available!
Sunday, May 20th 8:00am

This year our theme "Pioneers and Poets" aims to spark discussion and connection in the city of Wilmington. The foundation of the theme is that while pioneers explore the unknown, the poet must craft something beautiful from their explorations.

TEDxYouth@UrsulineAcademy talk topics will include:
  • Technology
  • Gratitude
  • Environmentalism
  • Global issues
Doors open at 7:30am and the event begins at 8:00am. There are three sessions with a combination of 18 speakers and poets. 

Limited tickets available! Click  here for event information and to purchase your ticket today!
Jim Keegan Golf Classic & Tennis Tournament
Monday, May 21st 
DuPont Country Club

Family Sponsorships Available!
 
Show your Ursuline pride by supporting the Ursuline Academy 22nd Annual Jim Keegan Golf Classic and Tennis Tournament by purchasing a family "Hole" sponsorship. (cost $300)
 
Include your child's class and year!  Wish them well as they graduate or move up to their next grade.
 
All Hole Sponsors receive: 
  • Family or business name on signage at one of the 18 holes on the DuPont Course
  • Family name listed in program book 
  • Two tickets to the BBQ Grill Buffet and Auction at the DuPont Country Club Crystal Ballroom on May 21st   
We have varying sponsorship levels ranging from $300 to $2,500 and all contributions to the outing are tax deductible. To purchase your sponsorship, click here to register


Foursomes are Almost Sold Out!
Yes, you read that correctly! Only eight foursomes remain. Register today before the event sells out. Click here to register.

For questions, please contact Joanna Arat at jarat@ursuline.org.
Honor Roll of Donors - Printer's Proof
This week you will receive an email with our printer's proof of the Honor Roll of Donors which appears in our Annual Philanthropy Report. This list represents all current parent donations made to the Annual Fund for the current fiscal year ending on June 30th. When you receive the proof, please review it to make sure your name is listed correctly. If you have not already made your Annual Fund gift, it's not too late. There is still time to donate and be included in the Philanthropy Report by clicking the donate button or call the Advancement Office at (302) 658-7158 ext. 207 to make your gift over the phone. 
STEAM Camp
July 9-13 & July 16-20

STEAM Summer Scholars Academy provides rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls the opportunity to explore the world of STEM and the Arts in a two-week program. Girls will learn to apply the principles of STEAM in various applications. Camp culminates in an open house showcase with robotics demonstrations, building and engineering exhibition, and a trip through their art gallery.

Girls will learn how to:
  • Solve real-world problems by applying the principles of STEAM in an investigative environment
  • Create, design, and use a variety of art techniques ranging from drama to painting
  • Practice leadership skills through presentation and working with peers
Click  here to view the STEAM Camp brochure.  Click  here  to register today!

Contact James Greatorex at  jgreatorex@ursuline.org if you have any questions or need more information about STEAM Camp.
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