Today’s Morrow House assembly featured a re-telling of the myth of Perseus, who in Greek mythology was the son of Zeus and Danae. He killed the Gorgon, Medusa, and also rescued the Princess Andromeda as she was about to be sacrificed to a sea monster. The version was humorous and filled with anachronisms. The play was directed by Rebecca Gove and Alyssa Connolly, Latin teachers, and starred 7th graders enrolled in the elective Mythology course.
Ally Siegel and Alexandra Eckert, both '08 and both sophomores at Holy Angels Academy, visited with former teachers and Mrs. DiPaolo. Both are reading the Aeneid in Latin III Honors, taking Geometry and Algebra Honors, and have just finished a full sports season. Ally ranked #16 nationally in rock climbing and Alexandra finished the tennis season as #1 singles, winning 75% of her matches. Congratulations to both!
These sculptures were made on our first day of pottery club this semester. Each student had a lump of clay and their fingers to work with, no other tools. The idea was to find ways to move the clay just by pinching it and without adding or removing any clay, to fill as much space as possible. We tried to work with a kind of rhythmic energy, which you can see in the finished pieces. Some tried to go as far out horizontally as they could, others tried to go up. In both cases, the pieces had to be balanced well enough to stand on their own. We've been having a great semester ever since! ~Jane Herold, Pottery Teacher
Yesterday we were moving a pile of composted material to the garden when we discovered, to our delight, a Northern Short-tailed Shrew. At first he scurried in a typically frantic and indecisive state before focussing on a determined escape beneath the piles of dead leaves. The largest shrew in our area, this insectivore was silvery, long and narrow and quite cute. Unfortunately the photo is not ours, as we were too slow on the draw. ~Gary Lyon (Photo John White)
Here are a couple of pictures from Miss Evans' reading group. They performed an adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are. Instead of Max, the children wrote in a "Maxine" to be the lead. The reading group performed this for their parents and the first-grade classes.