Please join Eileen Davidson, President,
faculty and students
as we present
Inventing the Future at Ursuline
An Academic Showcase
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
7 pm – 9 pm
New problems often must be solved with new approaches.
We encourage our students to be creative and to collaborate.
We use a blend of traditional teaching elements and newer technology
as we continually invent the future in education.
Program to be held in The Ursuline School’s Auriana Theater
Followed by a Reception and Demonstrations
in the Cafeteria
Middle School and High School Students will Present.
All are welcome!
Seniors Rachel Rodrigues and Melissa Micceri were selected to display their mosaics in this annual showcase of extraordinary talents of budding artists. They are among approximately 400 students from 40 schools in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, and Fairfield counties that are taking part in Young Artists 2014.
They have learned about every aspect of the exhibition process, from creating the invitation in a graphic design workshop to writing artist statements and installing the art in the galleries. The exhibit runs March 2nd - 9th.
The Zero Hunger Club was started last year to raise awareness about global hunger and to raise funds to alleviate hunger. The club takes its name from the United Nations Zero Hunger challenge. This year, club members have raised money by staging a play and organizing a bake sale. Their work resulted in a $250 donation to the World Food Program at the United Nations. Pictured here with the donation check are several club members, all seniors.
They spoke to approximately 80 students in grades 6, 7 and 8 at St. Aloysius, a Jesuit grammar school in Harlem. They shared tips for avoiding the five big mistakes teens make with social networking sites as well as sexting and its consequences.
The TeenAngels also spoke about the kinds of activities that constitute cyberbullying. They gave strategies for dealing with cyberbullying and challenged students to “rise up above the hate”.
TeenAngel participants were Anne Bonalle, Annina Bulfamante, Danielle Fucci, Isabella Hughes, Parris Lloyd, Felicia Lopez, Leticia Lynch, Amanda Manganiello, Caroline Mannix, Catherine Maranga, Catherine McGinnis, Gabriella Pissano, Caroline Squilante, Kelly Sullivan, and Amanda Vasilakis.
The New Rochelle chapter of TeenAngels is based at The Ursuline School. TeenAngels go through a rigorous training program to learn all aspects of Internet safety. Then they volunteer their time to present information to student and parent groups, as well as government agencies and technology companies.
As Lieutenant Governor, Katelynn is responsible for overseeing the 13 Key Clubs at high schools throughout Westchester and Rockland. She will be planning events to encourage collaboration amongst the clubs and will act as a liaison between the clubs and the state and international levels of the Key Club organization. This is a huge honor for our club and we are very proud of Katelynn!
Key Club is a student organization that teaches leadership through service. Pictured here are members of the Key Club with faculty moderators Ms. Volino McCormick (left) and Mrs. Butkowski (right).
Congratulations to Aubreand Arscott, Lindsay Duignan, and Katelynn Pan whose work is featured in the new online edition of National Art Honor Society News, a bi-annual showcase.
The Ursuline School Chapter of the NAHS has a short chapter report as well. The students in the NAHS submit the images and reports themselves; it is all student driven. Parents may also access the new digital edition by individually logging in at this link. Simply register your name, address and email.
Congratulations to Anna Flynn who easily won the Section 1 Class A 3000m title. Anna's time is #7 USA, #3 New York State, #1 USA Sophomore, #3 All-Time Westchester!
We are also proud of Kene Odenigbo, who won the high jump, Maddy Luksha, who won the pole vault, and the 4 X 800 relay team of Nora Donahue, Kelly O'Sullivan, Alexa DiIorio & Anna Flynn who won their race.
A great meet for our team!
On Wed, Jan 8th, Ursuline students who study individually with Mrs. Kennedy proudly presented A Solo Recital in Piano and Voice. This was a “working studio” meaning that the music chosen was intentionally challenging. Whether beginner or advanced, each girl had to face the lights, calm her nerves, and perform difficult music in front of the live audience. Each one came through with poise and artfulness.
The audience enjoyed a wide range of pieces. A Bach prelude on piano was soon followed by a Beatles song with guitar. Arias in German, Italian, and French revealed the talents of the students not only with the language but also with phrasing and interpretation. Schubert’s Ave Maria in Latin was compelling. The Broadway songs offered the girls a chance to act and add humor.
Pictured here are the soloists with Mrs. Rosemary Kennedy, Music Dept Chair, standing at far right, and Dr. Laurie Adamo-Ricigliano, accompanist, standing at far left.
After the game, Coach Wooters spoke about the character and composure of the whole team, in particular the freshman Guerra who scored 8 points in 38 seconds. Coach Wooters also gave credit to Kennedy for a hard fought game.
She added that 500 wins means "I've been coaching a long time and have coached a lot of great women. 400 of those 500 wins have been achieved with Tom French at my side as assistant coach. We have enjoyed the Ursuline tradition of many strong teams over the years."
We gathered at Mass on January 6th to celebrate the life of Mrs. Maureen Zottner and to support each other in this time of sadness.