FATHER REY PINEDA OFFERS INSIGHT IN THE COMING DAYS
COVID-19 has inadvertently brought us into our own lenten desert. As we come face to face with our frailty, we should be able to make an honest spiritual assessment of where we are. What do I fear? What do I delight in? Do I need to refrain from the temptation to hoard material goods? Am I prepared to face my mortality? Believe it or not, this could potentially become one of the most fruitful lenten seasons of our lives.
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VIRTUAL LEARNING FROM A HOME PERSPECTIVE
We want to see how your students are set up at home! Please consider sharing their work space and virtual learning stories with us! Are younger siblings checking out what a high school class looks like? Perhaps even parents?!
"Writing doesn't have to stop, teaching doesn't stop, critical thinking NEVER stops, and there are ways to make this an opportunity, not a total loss. My classes are still gathering student intentions for prayer and staying in contact with each other. The Pius community may have gone virtual, but 'presence' is showing up in a whole new way."
Mrs. Becca Rose
Social Students Teacher
TO VIRTUAL SCHOOL
Through the uncertainty of these days, let's do what we do best at St. Pius X. Come together as a community, adapt, and overcome!
As we settle into the first week of virtual learning, we wanted to take time to share with you the ways our teachers are engaging students in the "classroom." Please enjoy these brief snapshots of ways some of our faculty members are handling teaching from home!
Ms. Carrie Stockard's AP French students are making Flipgrid videos comparing their lives and those of young urban Americans, whom they have interviewed, to the lives of young people in Montreal. They are considering transportation, activities, costs, ease of social encounters and meeting people, cultural activities, and general routines.
According to Mrs. Becca Rose, "We are connecting using Flipgrid (which involves seeing each other's faces and talking!), GoogleMeet, Pear Deck, and social media for unique project ideas (including having students use TikTok to present researched topics in a FUN and engaging way). I have even had parents offer to lecture to my classes as a virtual guest speaker because of their various jobs and backgrounds - something that I might not always have had time for in a traditional classroom environment, but now I can!
"I am using Flipgrid with the chorus members. I post audio files in a shared Google folder. They are given assignments to send/sing through videos on Flipgrid to me. At least they are singing everyday! And I still get to see them! We'll be ready to sing together again some day!" - Ms. Millie Turek
"I have been using Zoom online meeting software all day. My kids adapted in minutes and we got right to work! - Lesley Bowman