The week of January 30 – February 3, 2017, Ursuline celebrated "National Catholic Schools Week."
The teachings of Jesus and the writings of St Angela infuse our curriculum and activities throughout the year. However, in this week, we bring attention to Catholic topics in special ways.
Ms. Kennedy taught her 9th Grade Music Class the origins of the Mass as first and foremost, a musical work in its five parts: Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus and Agnus Dei. The students also listened to the works of Hildegaard of Bingen, the first and oldest Catholic woman composer in her work, "O Successores."
Biology students read the papal Encyclical on the Environment and researched the fresh water crisis. Middle school students in earth science classes also researched environmental issues and solutions related to Pope Francis's Encyclical.
Other highlights of our celebration included Latin students exploring the Magnificat, the Religious Studies Department sponsoring an essay contest "What My Catholic Education Means to Me", and modern language classes saying prayers in their language of study. #CSW17