School Notes for Week of February 27 – March 3

Attention, 8th Grade Parents: If you and your child are interested in attending Admitted Students Day on Sunday, March 5th from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., please be sure to RSVP to Kisha WattsAll 8th graders from our Goshen Campus are encouraged to attend if they are considering the High School at St. Francis!

We’ll have activities planned for the students to get to know their future classmates. While your child is making new friends, you will have the opportunity to meet other parents of incoming students and participate in a Q&A session with school administration. We will be providing refreshments during the event.

The Science Olympiad Regional Competition is Saturday, March 18th at KCD and parent volunteers are needed to prepare and run events. Science Olympiad is an all-day competition where Middle School and High School teams participate in 23 events covering all aspects of science; from technology and engineering, to chemistry and physics, to life sciences. Teams from both of our campuses have been working hard collecting materials, studying, practicing, building, breaking, and rebuilding.

The Louisville Regional Competition is the only one in the state that is completely organized and run by teachers and volunteers from the competing schools. For this year’s competition, we are still in need of Event Supervisors for three of the events at the High School level: Remote Sensing (using remote sensing imagery, data, and computational process skills to complete tasks related to climate change processes in the Earth system), Hydrogeology (manipulating a groundwater computer model to answer questions about groundwater concepts, and evaluate solutions based on hydrogeological evidence, to reduce anthropogenic effects on groundwater), and Experimental Design (determining a team’s ability to design, conduct, and report the findings of an experiment actually conducted on site).

If you or anyone you know would be interested in volunteering to prepare and run an event or would like more information about the events, please contact Downtown Campus chemistry teacher Luke Johnson