St. Mary Magdalen School students will participate in a unique technology project as part of their celebration of catholic schools week. Students will join the Catholic School Mystery Skype Project with Catholic schools throughout the country. Catholic school students from classrooms countrywide are invited to participate. SMM students will skype with students in another grade from a mystery location. Using skype as a vehicle, classes will meet and ask each other several yes/no questions. Students will try to determine where in the country their partner school is located. During the project, students describe, interpret, analyze, and organize their peers’ answers. At the conclusion of the call, students will exchange information about their school’s name and uniform, and they will share a song or prayer. The project encourages the development of map reading and geographical knowledge while integrating technology into the classroom.
Other events planned for catholic schools week at St. Mary Magdalen are in keeping with this year’s theme of Faith, Knowledge and Service. Students will attend a “women in history” assembly, participate in spelling and academic bees, collect canned goods for the food bank and mittens, hats and scarves for the homeless. Thursday, the focus will be on the students. Students can wear “spirit wear” to school, will have no homework and will be treated to a student movie matinee. On Friday, the faculty will be treated to a luncheon by the Home & School Association.
An Open House will be held on Wednesday morning from 9-10 am for prospective families. Please call the school office at 610-565-1822 to make an appointment. Open Houses will continue throughout the year every Wednesday morning while school is in session.