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Breakout EDU

Our Breakout EDU boxes have arrived and teachers are excited to incorporate them into their classroom! Breakout EDU is an engaging learning games platform where teachers turn their classrooms into academically-focused puzzles and where students use critical thinking skills while collaborating with team members to solve the challenges and unlock the box. Breakout EDU games are available for all grade levels and subject areas. To learn more about Breakout EDU visit: https://www.breakoutedu.com

Whooo...was for dinner?

Mrs. Riggin’s Fifth Grade ecologists have been busy learning about ecosystems, food webs and food chains. This week in Science Lab they investigated what owls eat by dissecting owl pellets. They learned that owls swallow their prey whole, absorbing the nutrients but not the inedible components including bones, feathers, fur, etc. Owl stomachs produce these pellets of indigestible parts, which are then regurgitated. Students dissected the pellets and matched the bones to a chart of various small animal bones. Some students even found entire skulls in their pellets!

Aqua Knights Win!

The Results are In! The St. Louis School Aqua Knights won First Place for product presentation, Second Place for robot demonstration and Second Place overall. We would like to thank the coaches, Chuck Kerechanin and Angela Fatula, for their gift of time and talent to make this possible. We would also like to thank the Aqua Knights parents for their enthusiastic support of the team. The St. Louis community is proud of their hard work, dedication and ultimate success!

Aqua Knight Update!

The Saint Louis School AquaKnights have completed the morning competition and are awaiting final results. They had a very successful robot run in the water and marketing presentation.

The AquaKnights are in a select group of competitors, being one of just 35 teams and the only team from Maryland. Other teams hail from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, DC, Virginia, New York and Ontario, Canada.

Aqua Knights are Ready to Swim!

The St. Louis School Aqua Knights team has built an under water Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) and spent most of the winter getting ready for the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Regional competition to be held at Villanova University tomorrow morning. We would like to offer the team Best Wishes at the competition. GO AQUA KNIGHTS!

VEX Robots!

The SLS VEX Robots are charged and ready for the last session of Spring Cyber STEM!

Into Orbit!

Fresh on the heels of our success at the First Lego League (FLL) World Championship in Detroit, St. Louis School is already planning for next year. The FLL theme for 2019 is “Into Orbit” and to kick off our efforts, today our students heard from NASA astronaut Tom Jones. As part of our STEM Speaker series, Dr. Jones described his journey to become an astronaut, his education beginning at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, his time at the Air Force Academy, his four space shuttle missions and what it was like to live in space for a total of 53 days. Students had the opportunity to ask questions and he was kind enough to pose for photographs with our robotics teams. We would like to thank Dr. Jones for his inspiring words, perhaps one of our students will become an astronaut and be the first to walk on Mars!

Narwhals Win!

St. Louis School First LEGO League (FLL) Robotics team, the Einstein Narwhals, won a Judges Award at the 2018 World Championship in Detroit! Team members spent four days competing, collaborating, learning and making new friends at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. Maryland was well represented with another award winner, the Water Buffalegos from Glenelg. Both teams supported and cheered each other on and new friendships were formed. The Narwhals also got to know other robotics enthusiasts from Estonia, Lithuania, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and many other countries.

It was a meaningful and memorable event for the Narwhals, made possible through the tireless efforts of coaches Anne Reed and Jenn Sleeman, who gave selflessly of their time and talents. St. Louis School would also like to thank the parents and other supporters of the Einstein Narwhals on their incredible journey this year. Next year, “Into Orbit!”

Maryland Mutual Support

Gracious Professionalism® & Coopertition® are foundational Core Values of the FIRST Robotics competition. The St. Louis School Einstein Narwhals and the Archbishop Spalding Cavineers, the two Archdiocese of Baltimore teams competing at the 2018 World Championship in Detroit, exemplified these traits well by learning, supporting and cheering for each other.

Although Detroit is 500 miles from Clarksville, we started the day by bringing members of the two teams via Face-time to the AOB Tech Conference hosted at St. Louis School. Team members answered a few questions about their experience.

St. Louis School would like to thank the coaches and team members of the Cavineers for their support, the tour of the competition pits, and sharing the custom game they designed and 3D-printed for us.

 

Meeting the World in Detroit!

The Einstein Narwhals global journey continues as they completed Day One of World Championship competition at the Cobo Center in Detroit. The team spent the day meeting, learning and collaborating with fellow students from around the world who share a passion for innovation and robotics. Teams from Spain, Germany, Japan, Austria, Cyprus, Lithuania, Denmark and Poland were just a few of the hundreds of visitors to the St. Louis hospitality tent, inquiring about the Hot Hose project and sharing details of their own project with us.

The team completed their Robot, Project and Core Values Judging portions today and ran their three robot mission practice sessions in preparation for tomorrow’s challenge. GO NARWHALS! #AOBCatholicSchools #RiseAbove

 

Making friends from around the world!

The Einstein Narwhals #26647 have arrived in Detroit for the FLL World Championships. Here they are making friends and exercising diplomacy with Macedonia, Switzerland, and Slovenia!

On the Road to Detroit!

And...they’re off! The Einstein Narwhals take to the road to compete at the FIRST Lego League World Championship in Detroit. God’s speed and safe travels!

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