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SCA Online News
September 2016
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Faculty Focus
Faculty Focus:

Deborah Ross participated in Renssalaer Institute of Technology's second summer of professional development for Steam--Seeing Algorithms. The workshop taught fundamental computational thinking concepts through cultural art.     Read about the experience and see Ms. Ross' artwork.

Around SCA
Retirement Party 2016

The SCA faculty and staff began the year saying farewell to its retirees. Together they have served for more than 100 years. The retirees include:  Angela Cabassa, alumnae director; Gabriela Cassaneto , math teacher;  Cathy Gierum, staff;  Theresa Hoffman, nurse;  Michael Mastronardi, math teacher; and  Sr. Helen Scannell, RSM, Spanish teacher, attendance staff, library staff.   See the cheers and tears..
 It was a busy summer with several specialized classrooms changing location and undergoing renovation.  The library returned to its original location on the second floor and was incorporated into a Technology Information Center.    See the new look.

The Class of 2020, 149 girls strong, began their freshman year with an orientation and a student/parent bbq on September 8. They also explored their class schedules by touring the building.     View photo album

Students attended an engineering externship at Jaros, Baum, and Bolles (JBB). The students were Invited by Brendan Weiden, partner with JBB, who also serves on the Board at St. Catharine's. Explaining some of the activities of the day, student Ashley DeLeon said, " It was a really great experience and it gave us a feel of how it is in the engineering field, and the work ethic that is needed.

We spoke to many young engineers and learned that some of them didn't know that this is what they wanted to do for a living, but as they exposed themselves to different things, they soon found their passion. We also learned that large projects to be completed require the coordination and teamwork efforts of other companies as well."
Student Spotlight

St. Catharine Academy announced 18 students earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the yearly College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) exams. The College Board's Advanced Placement Program offers students the opportunity to take college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the tests.      Read about our 18 scholars.
Athletic Action
Upcoming Events
Sunday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Card Party
Thursday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m.

Come Paint With Us
Saturday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m.
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