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Monday, June 12th was the last day of school for our 8th grade. They were cheered and applauded out of the building by their fellow students, out to their waiting parents and family.
Our annual All-School Speech Festival highlighted both individual and group speech presentations. The students chose selections in the categories of religious, serious or humorous for their individual presentations.
Kindergarten and seventh grade hosted our final Prayer on Wednesday service of the school year. As is Cathedral tradition, it was a tribute to our soon-to-be graduates. The seventh grade students bestowed their wishes for the eighth graders through prayer, and the kindergartners sang a song for their big buddies. The gym was filled with laughter, a few tears, and a lot of love.
Our Kindergarten class had a great time visiting the downtown Apple Store on a recent field trip. The students learned a lot from the Geniuses at the Apple Store. One highlight was creating their own music with garage band. They also enjoyed traveling by MAX train to Pioneer Place and back to school. It was a great morning!
Cathedral School graduating students paid tribute to the teachers and staff at their last 8th grade Prayer on Wednesday service. Each student composed a heartfelt thank you to a member of the Cathedral School staff, and presented this along with a flower at the service. They offered a prayer and a song to the assembled staff. It was a beautiful farewell tradition, the first of several as they prepare to graduate from Cathedral School and begin their journey as high school students.
Cathedral Third Graders visited The Grotto Friday, May 19th. They have been studying various types of prayer in class. The visit to The Grotto was to further explore different opportunities to participate in prayer. One of the highlights was a walk of the prayer labyrinth.
After a long, wet winter, we’re finally experiencing some beautiful Oregon spring weather. Third grade recently took advantage of this and did some hands-on learning outside. In this picture, they are testing which of the four terrestrial planets’ orbital paths would take the longest and the shortest amount of time to walk around. They enjoyed making and testing their hypotheses.
Today in 7th grade science, the students had the opportunity to dissect crayfish. This fun and engaging lesson is just one of a series of dissections the 7th graders take part in each year. They start with crayfish and other small creatures, working their way up to fetal pigs. The 7th grade students eagerly await this unit each year!
Sunday, May 7th, thirty Cathedral School students received their First Communion at the 9:00 Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Blessed with a beautiful day, it was a joyous occasion as the children were initiated into the Eucharistic community.
The students have been preparing for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist over the course of this school year. First Communion is a highlight of Second Grade, enhancing their relationship with Jesus and the Church. To share their joy with the rest of the school Second Grade led the school Mass Wednesday, May 10th, wearing their First Communion finery to celebrate.
The annual Cathedral School Spaghetti Dinner and Art Show will be held Thursday, May 4, 2017. All artwork that the students have created throughout the year will be on display in the school gym from 5:00-8:00pm. The students have worked in several mediums this year, and we are looking forward to a spectacular display!
Along with the Art Show, the Parents’ Association will be serving a delicious spaghetti dinner in the cafeteria, from 5:00-7:30. The cost for dinner is $5 per person.