Thursday, October 20, 2016

Schoola Clothing Drive

We are holding another Schoola clothing drive next week. Bring your donations to the Faenger Hall lobby October 24th through 28th. Schoola accepts baby, kids, teenager, women, and maternity sized clothing, shoes, and handbags. Freshly laundered. No scuffs, stains, or rips. No socks, underwear, or bedding, please. A good motto is "If you would give it to a friend, Schoola can sell it!" 

YOU make a difference! Thanks to all of you for your previous clothing, shoes, and handbag donations. They have been selling at and our school has earned 40% of the profit! Clean closets for you; funds for our students. That's win-win fundraising.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


The 7th and 8th grade science classes have been working on a unit in earth sciences. They studied volcanos, earthquakes, and plate tectonics. To apply their studies in a hands-on way, the students built model volcanoes. Once the models were complete, they made them erupt using the chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar.

Earth science meets chemistry for an experiment that rocks!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

1st Grade STEM Project

The first graders worked on their first STEM project. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. After listening to the fable "Belling the Cat", they designed a cat alarm that would warn the mice when the cat was coming. They were not allowed to hurt the cat!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Feeding the Poor

Last week, the members of our ProLife Club initiated a food drive for our parish's St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. Our families were generous, as always! The students collected 160 non-perishable food items on Tuesday, and other donations trickled in throughout the week.

The food they collected will be used to help provide assistance to families living within our parish boundaries. The spirit of St. Teresa of Calcutta is alive at OLS!

Friday, October 14, 2016


At OLS, many students love the opportunity to participate in sports. Wearing the black and gold uniforms is a long tradition at OLS, and today's students don their team colors with pride. 

Our 8th grade girls volleyball team shown here has played together for years. Their teamwork and cooperation is evident both on the court and off.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

In the Hallway

OLS students continue to learn about Mother Teresa and strive to use her life as an example of how they, too, should live.  These signs were spotted in hallway. 

The students also had a simple lunch day last week and held a canned food drive for the poor this week!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Learning to Play the Recorder

The 3rd graders at OLS are learning to play the soprano recorder. In May of 2017, they will participate in a program at Powell Hall called Link Up. Stay tuned to hear more from these budding musicians!