Regis 6th grade student, Michael Hren, traveled to Chicago this past weekend to do something no other Regis student had done before—compete in the National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) Individual Player National Championship Tournament (IPNCT). In January, NAQT extended an invitation to Michael for one of eighty-four tournament spots based on his scores and impressive depth of knowledge demonstrated during Quiz Bowl tournaments with The Regis School of the Sacred Heart Quiz Bowl team.
On Monday, March 25, Regis welcomed Sr. Donna Collins, RSCJ, onto campus for the first time. Sr. Collins serves on the Provincial Team for the Religious of the Sacred Heart, and she is tasked with providing leadership and setting direction for the province. The Provincial Team is led by Sr. Sheila Hammond, RSCJ, and consists of four other religious including Sr. Collins. Each school year, Sr. Collins will visit the Sacred Heart schools in Houston, Missouri, Louisiana, and Nebraska. Sr. Collins mentioned she was delighted to be in the South again after having worked at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, Louisiana for five years.
While the Rockies are getting tons of snow, Regis 4th grade students are engineering new model 'ski lifts' in MakerSpace. During this school year, 4th grade has experienced both hands-on MakerSpace projects and computer based instruction such as programming. Recently, Regis MakerSpace teacher and Librarian, Mrs. Kaitlin Holy, found a fun project that tied into the current winter season and brought the focus back to hands-on engineering for 4th grade—build a model ski lift out of simple materials.
Polar vortex! Bomb cyclone! Blizzard! All of these terms signify snowy weather and below freezing temps. Our 8th grade students recently conducted an experiment in science class to help combat one of the major issues during winter storms—providing warmth to the homeless. On a shoestring budget of $5.00, students designed devices that utilized a chemical reaction to provide temporary heating for homeless individuals.
We have completed the 100th Day of School! Pre-K through 2nd grade students celebrated this milestone on January 28, 2019 by dressing up as if they were 100 years old, and 3rd and 4th grade wore t-shirts decorated with 100 things. This celebration did not stop with clothing though. Every classroom in Early Childhood and Lower School participated in various 100th Day activities involving the number 100 too.
Regis welcomed some invertebrate visitors to the 3 Pre-K classroom last Thursday: Rocky, Journey, Diego, Garden Dirter, Lamber, Man Worm, Mommy Worm, Worm, and Wormy! These special friends made a guest appearance when 3 Pre-K studied the letter "W" last week.