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Model UN for Middle School; 4 ABVM Students chosen for  Honor Model UN
The 9th session of the Model UN for Middle School students was hosted on April 25th by Civitas, a St. Louis-based not-for-profit organization. The Assumption 8th graders attended the session, along with Mrs. Chassiniol, Mrs. Clasen, and Parent Chaperones.   Thd Model United Nations programs and activities promote active citizenship and world awareness for high-school and middle-schools students attending public, private and parochial schools. The program encourages both adolescents  to engage in compassionate critical thinking.  Th...

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Dan Killeen, author and illustrator of five (5) children's books, visited Assumption on Thursday, April 11.  Three groups of students, K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 gathered in Hall C to meet Mr. Killeen, hear about his journey to become an author and illustrator, then listen to a story and watch him draw a character from his books.                    Dan grew up in the St. Louis area, attended Catholic schools, and after graduating from Desmet Jesuit in 1989, attended Indiana University, where he studied Business.  During his grade school years, Dan had been t...

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Over the last month, our 5th graders have been studying the skills of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions, improper fractions and mixed numbers.  In order to show their expertise in the area, they were given a project.  Students were grouped into teams of two, and each team was given a variety of recipes.  Each recipe had  incorrect ingredient amounts - as an example 3 and 1/3 eggs. THE CHALLENGE?  For each ingredient in the recipe, the team was expected, as an example: to add 1/3, subtract 1/5, multiply by 3/8 and divide by 3/7 which would result in the actual ingred...

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This year, we piloted and partnered with St. Dominic High School to offer Spanish to our 7th and 8th graders after school on the SD campus.  Seven of our students, after their year of classes, took the Spanish Advanced Placement Test at St. Dominic and seven (7) of the eight (8) placed in Honors Spanish I next year, with one (1) student placing in Honors Spanish II. The Placement Test included both written and verbal abilities and was the Semester I final exam for the High School.  In order to place in Honors, a student must achieve above a 90%. For 2019-2020, we will again partner with ...

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