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Life on Lowder St Blog

Whether it is lessons in the classroom, athletics, the arts, service or community events, there is always something exciting happening at Ursuline Academy. Read all about it in the Life on Lowder Street Blog!

Ursuline Swim Team Makes a Splash in 2017
  • Athletics

The 2017 Ursuline Swim Team is making a big splash this season, capping it off by winning the Catholic Conference Championship Meet!  The team won 10 of the 12 events. The final team scores were:

  • Ursuline 231
  • NDA 173
  • Mount Alvernia 61
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Celebrating Día de Muertos
  • Academics
  • Faculty

Today my eighth-grade Spanish students enjoyed celebrating Days of the Dead (Día de Muertos) by crafting typical Mexican “juguetes” and “adornos” (toys and decorations).  The students made some beautifully decorated skeleton puppets and colorful magnetic skulls, typical symbols of Days of the Dead.

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Finding Ursuline Wherever You Are
  • Faculty
  • Ursuline Hearts Unite

Call it the "small world" phenomenon or call it "fate," but life has a way of bringing about connections when you least expect it.  This proved to be the case for two members of the Class of 2018 who strengthened their Ursuline connections in their summer travels without any planning at all.

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Living Simply, Loving Well
  • Faculty
  • Service

There is a saying that “if you want to love the poor, walk with them.”  Five Ursuline students and two faculty members lived out this saying in June by spending a week at the Bethlehem Farm Catholic community in Alderson, West Virginia and working in the local community on service projects to assist local families. The volunteers worked on a range of projects, including farming, construction, painting, gardening, and cooking for those who were out on job sites.  By witnessing poverty up close, coming to know local families on a personal level, working with animals, learning sustainable farming practices, and spending time in prayer and reflection, the students were exposed to a life-changing experience.

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