The St. Ephrem Aquinas Circle continues their work on New York Infrastructure in coordination with Bishop Kearney High School. On reflection of her work in the group Mia Franki stated “For my sanitation building, I am using the laser cutter and the 3-D printer. The reason I’m using two machines is because I can’t make a dome with the laser cutter because it can’t fold that way so I went with the 3-D printer.” The 6th -8th-grade students chosen for this program will present their completed project at the Aquinas Expo early next year.
On September 24th St. Ephrem hosted our first annual high school fair. The fair featured 15 Catholic high schools from around the city. 7th and 8th-grade students from St. Ephrem and around the area were able to meet with representatives from the school. Students and parents became aware of new schools which they had not considered previously. St. Ephrem Catholic School is committed to finding the right high school for all of our students and we feel this was an important step in that process. We look forward to next years fair and wait with anticipation to see where our very bright 8th graders chose to continue their education next year.
St. Ephrem is proud to partner with Bishop Kearney for this year’s Aquinas Circle. Our Aquinas Circle students will visit Bishop Kearney every week to utilize their Fabrication Lab in their brand new STEM wing. Last Tuesday our student made their first visit to begin their work in studying New York City Infrastructure. Through Bishop Kearney, our students will envision a new and brighter tomorrow for all New Yorkers. We look forward to seeing the fruits of their labor later this year at the annual Aquinas Expo. Stay tuned for updates throughout the year.
As an on going effort to incorporate STEM education into our curriculum, St. Ephrem School now has available to classes, the STEAMTRAX Cube 3D printers!!!
7th grade planted carrot, squash and zucchini seeds with the help of Mr. D’Alessio grandfather/farmer of 7th grade student.
St. Ephrem’s HSA annual fundraiser “Ladies Night Out” was held at the beautiful Gargulio’s in Coney Island. The ladies of all ages enjoyed winning beautiful baskets and amazing food!
The Aquinas Expo was held today at St.Peter Catholic Academy. It is the culmination of a year’s work by the students in Aquinas, a program for students to collaborate on a research project displayed in various formats. The title of St. Ephrem’s project is Evolution — biological, social, economic, and scientific evolution through the ages.
On Friday, St. Joseph by the Sea High School Prep Program introduced the 7th grade students to the Robotics program. Every Friday, the 7th and 8th grade students are introduced to the paperless way of learning, on IPads, that St. Joseph teaches their high school students.
For the remaining of the school year, St. Ephrem students will get a glimpse of the technology that is taught at St. Joseph by the Sea.