This month students at Queen of Angels school are being recognized for excellence in our science curriculum. Students are presenting weather forecasts on WGN TV and excelling in the Science Fair. Families will also take part in earth-friendly initiatives during Green Week, April 11-15.
GUEST METEOROLOGIST TO APPEAR ON WGN APRIL 8
As part of our weather education partnership with WeatherBug and WGN, our school will be part of a new program to further education in the study of Meteorology. One of the features of this program is to host guest meteorologists. Students in 3rd to 5th grade will be asked to present live weather forecasts at the WGN Studio.
Queen of Angels has been selected to send a student representative this Friday, April 8. Joe Shea, 3rd grade, will be our first guest meteorologist with an interview at 6:30am followed by his student weather forecast at 6:45am. Please tune in to WGN News this Friday and join us in watching our budding meteorologists blossom.
In addition, Queen of Angels is proud to announce the installation of a weather cam on top of the school that transmits a live camera feed to WGN Studio. From our premiere Lincoln Square location, our weather cam view overlooks Welles Park, the city skyline and live local sky conditions. To take a peek for yourself, simply visit instacam.aws.com, type in zip code 60625, and scroll down to Queen of Angels.
SCIENCE FAIR SUCCESS
Queen of Angels students and their parents invested time and energy to represent our school at the recent Regional Non-Public School Science Fair at the Museum of Science and Industry. This event emphasizes the importance of Science and Science Education to our community.
Medal winners include:
- Gold: Jack Swanson, Paul Johnson, Henry Ferolie, Genevieve Jones, Lorna Sanchez-McCann and Christina Cigir.
- Silver: Mark Koehler, Naomi Gonzalez and Mateo Gonzalez.
Mateo Gonzalez has been designated a Junior Award Recipient from the Office of Naval Research of the Department of the Navy for his achievement at the science fair and received a special medal and certificate.
Two of our students, Henry Ferolie and Paul Johnson, qualified for and will attend the State Science Fair on May 7 in Champaign, Illinois.
Our thanks and hearty congratulations go out to these outstanding students for their accomplishments.
-- Mr. Scott Grube, Queen of Angels Science Teacher
UP FOR A GREEN CHALLENGE?
The Queen of Angels Green Team is planning a week of celebration for our Earth from April 11 to 15. Want to join us in thinking about and practicing ways to be kinder to the planet? Create your own challenge or choose from among the following:
- We will work to simplify our lives by not buying anything unnecessary for the entire week.
- We will help clean up our world by picking up litter every time we see it for the whole week. We want to create less garbage and we plan not to use any plastic bags during Challenge Week (reusables at school and work; canvas bags at the grocery store).
- We have things we don’t need that could be used by others so we commit to filling three garbage bags with things to take to those in need or save them for the School Yard Sale on Saturday, May 14.
- We want to remember other ways for families to have fun together that don’t involve electricity. We commit to “unplug” from our TV, iPods, Wii, DS, computer games, etc. for Challenge Week.
- We want to stop unnecessary electricity use and we will practice turning off lights and TVs when they are not in use.
For more information, contact Diane Dugard at 773-588-3601 or email@example.com.