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Posted Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 


On Aug 7th, five Ursuline girls joined other outstanding students in NYC to begin training as "NextGenVest Global Business Leaders”.  NextGenVest was founded by Kelly Peeler (Harvard Class of ‘10) to prepare students to effectively manage their finances and prepare for college with life skills. 

NextGenVest student ambassadors

Our student ambassadors will soon be officially launching the Ursuline NextGenVest Global Business Leader Club.  Club activities will include research with finance industry experts and global competitions.


Posted Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 


In July our cheerleaders attended UCA Summer Camp at Western CT State University and returned home with 9 trophies.  The team was awarded Camp Champions, the Traditions award for the most pride and skill, and the highly coveted "Top Banana" award for the team with the most spirit and outstanding work ethic.  Also 3 cheerleaders, Jillian Priaulx (V) Corinne McGovern (V) and Anna Bartley (JV) earned All American Cheerleader honors.  Congratulations on a great camp!

Cheer camp


Posted Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 

 

The Ursuline School strengthened bonds with sister schools from around the globe at an education conference June 15- 20th in New Rochelle, NY.

Ursuline educators came together from Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, England, France, Germany, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Mexico, Peru, Poland, South Africa, Taiwan in the Republic of China, Thailand, the United States, and Venezuela.

We invite you to view the video produced by Sr. Erin Zubal, OSU.  The YouTube link is below.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQQLTg8eEpc

The theme of the conference was Global Education in the Ursuline Spirit. It was an opportunity for collaboration among Ursuline educators.  We also celebrated our shared Ursuline heritage and values, and exchanged collective wisdom about 21st century education.

The gathering took place at College of New Rochelle, which was founded by the Ursuline sisters and is the first Catholic college for women in New York State.  The Ursuline School hosted a dinner for all conference participants, at which school faculty and administration welcomed the group.

UES Group UES Indonesians
   
UES Brazilians UES Thailand, Poland

 

Posted Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 

 

The American Scholastic Press Association awared a 3rd place citation to our school newspaper, Unison.

The Association judges hundreds of student-run newspapers throughout the country each year.  They cited Unison for the creativity and potential of the student editors, and gave a near-perfect score to the editing quality. We congratulate our 2013-14 editors, Hayley Posner '14 and Katie O'Brien '14, as well as the entire team and faculty moderators.

Posted Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 

 

Mrs. Hershey’s 10th grade chemistry students completed their study of nuclear energy by putting on a mock town hall.  Some students took on roles of EPA representatives and power plant executives articulating the case for nuclear power plants.  Other students represented mothers, doctors and environmentalists against nuclear energy. Pictured below are two students who presented the viewpoint of mothers concerned about the building of a nuclear power plant in their community.

 Chem town hall

All PowerPoints were creative and informative, prompting discussion of job creation, renewable energy sources, and health consequences of accidents such as Chernobyl in 1986 and Fukushima in 2011.

Posted Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 


The NY State School Music Association (NYSSMA) sponsors festivals each spring in which 100,000 students perform as soloists and in ensembles before official adjudicators who are music educators or professional musicians. Soloists must play scales, a solo, and sight-read eight measures of music.

We are proud to report that 7th grader Naomi Koh received a perfect score in flute and all our other participants scored above the 90th percentile.

Voice: Emily Bannerman, Sarah Bannerman, Alexis Fishman, Megan Malave, Sandile Mhlaba, Monica Mishra, Elizabeth Vuksanaj, and Chie Wach.

Clarinet: Zoe Anderson and Jillian Marzziotti.

Cello: Therese Bonoan.

Violin: Diyu Pearce Fisher.

Piano: Stephanie Athanasotos, Therese Bonoan, Monica Mishra, and Chie Wach.

In the ensemble portion, our Middle School Chorus received a Silver medal and our Honors Choir was awarded Gold. 
 

Posted Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 


The results are in for the National Latin Exam.  More than 140,000 students around the world took the exam, including 100 of our girls.  We are proud to report that two-thirds of our students received some level of award or recognition. 

Latin Honors

The students pictured above with Mr. DeLuca and Dr. Shamey had the highest Ursuline scores. Five students received Perfect Scores and Gold Medals. Eleven girls earned Gold Medals. Two students performed very well in the Latin composition contest, Scribo, including one student who was accepted for publication in the Scribo contest.  Congratulations to all!

Posted Saturday, May 31, 2014 

 

Creativity and communication are two essential 21st century skills. Mrs. Seiler’s 6th graders practiced these skills when they wrote short stories and produced them in a digital format.  The class first read the story “The Birthday Ball” and wrote their own sequels.  Mrs. Seiler edited their text.  Then, the students added drawings to their blocks of text, digitally, on either Macs or PCs.  Finally, they added music, sound effects, and recorded themselves reading their stories. 

 Digital storytelling

Students enjoyed the experience of creating their stories and sharing them with each other. Digital storytelling not only develops multimedia literacy, it also helps students write more effectively and encourages self-directed learning experiences.

Posted Saturday, May 31, 2014 

 

Our golf team completed their 2nd straight undefeated league championship and Section 1 Team Championship season.  

Golf team 2014

Five girls qualified for the 40-girl Day 1 field of the Section 1 Individual Championships. Ursuline had the most girls represented of all schools in the section.  

At the end of Day 1, four girls - Alessandra Ricigliano, Emily Corrigan, Caroline Hodge and Alison Sohr - advanced to the  20 girl field. After a battle throughout the entire 18 hole round, Alessandra Ricigliano chipped in on her final hole to birdie and win the Section 1 Girls Championship! She is pictured below, wearing the championship medal, with Coach Laurie Adamo-Ricigliano.

Riciglianos

Alessandra earns her 4th consecutive trip to the NY State Championships where she will be joined again by teammates Emily Corrigan, who finished 4th, and Caroline Hodge, who placed 7th.

Posted Saturday, May 31, 2014 


The 7th grade classes of Mr. O’Hare and Ms. Dugan enjoyed a memorable walking tour of lower Manhattan.  The girls were able to appreciate topics covered in their history class at sites that are still intact today.  The Dutch roots of Manhattan were explored.  Our students visited St. Paul’s Chapel, Trinity Church and its graveyard, the Federal Hall National Memorial, and ended with lunch alfresco at Bowling Green Park. 

Manhattan walking tour

Posted Sunday, May 25, 2014 

 

The ability to “print” a stream of plastic into a 3 dimensional object can enhance learning in all disciplines. Students can scan imported images to print, print someone else's digital image, or they can design their own using computer aided drawing software (CAD).  Students can make artistic sculptural forms; produce models of cells, atoms, DNA and other scientific concepts; study geography by printing terrain; design artistic packaging; produce mathematical shapes; study models of historic and architectural structures, and more.  

In the photo below, President Eileen Davidson and students examine the 3D printer and 3D scanner recently purchased by the school. 

3D printer with Mrs. Davidson and students

3D printing is relatively new but already educational resources are available. We will approach this new tool the same way that we have older technologies. We train faculty. We revise curriculum accordingly. We pilot. We exchange ideas with other educators. We evaluate. Then we expand. 

Posted Saturday, May 24, 2014 


In late April through early May, we hosted our Ursuline "sisters" from the Parisian school, St. Ursule.  The 12 students and their 2 chaperones spent a week going to class with their New Rochelle hosts and then a week taking in the sights of New York.  A special event was the visit with Mayor Bramson (pictured below) and attending the National Day of Prayer ceremony at New Rochelle City Hall.  Students enjoyed learning that New Rochelle is the sister city to La Rochelle, France. Thank you to our host families for their wonderful hospitality. 

Mayor and French students

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