The Stages of Play in Early Childhood

The Stages of Play in Early Childhood

You may have heard someone say about an early childhood program, “All the children do is play.” At good early childhood programs there is a lot of play, and there should be! Much research has been put into figuring out the best ways for young children to learn and...
Bridging Home and School

Bridging Home and School

It is common knowledge that a bridge must be structurally sound to be effective. If it is not, it will eventually collapse. The same is true for relationships. They must be built on a sturdy foundation or they too will fail. At St. James, we truly believe that our...
Questions to Ask During Back to School Night

Questions to Ask During Back to School Night

As parents, we go to great lengths to prepare our children for the start of a new school year. We take them supply shopping and shoe shopping. We schedule exams and physicals and fill out the required paperwork. But…are we, as parents, ready for all that a new school...
CSI : Middle School

CSI : Middle School

Forensic Science allows students to implement all of the knowledge they’ve learned.  Over the last two quarters, 6th – 8th grade students learned about different sciences that are used at crime scenes.  They investigated many topics like genetics, anthropology, and...
Rube Goldberg – St. James Wins Again!

Rube Goldberg – St. James Wins Again!

Our St. James engineering team was a repeat winner on Saturday, April 9 at the Luther North College Prep annual Rube Goldberg competition. Coached by Becky Gorcyca, our middle school science teacher, our team of experts designed a series of ten mechanical operations...
Olympic Project Week in Elementary

Olympic Project Week in Elementary

Students in grades 1-4 started each morning of Olympic Project Week with a bang! They gathered in the gym at 8:30 for an opening ceremony and relay races. Having set the tone for the day, they retired to their classrooms where the teamwork continued as they discussed...

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