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Registration is now open for the 2018 – 2019 school year! Join the OLBSCA community and spread the word to your friends and neighbors!

Math Bee at OLBSCA

On January 23,  the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade participated in our annual Math Bee. All of the contestants did a wonderful job; Nicholas Fiocca, Logan Thompson, Angelina Calisi, John Gillespie, Andrei Musat, AJ Schoelles, Julia Angelo, Jack Chitos, Andrew Fiocca, Juliana Wicenlinski, Matthew Alayof, and Nicolas Perez. A big congratulations to our runner-up, AJ Schoelles and our first place winner, Andrew Fiocca! Andrew will go on to represent OLBSCA at the National Math Bee for grades 6, 7, and 8.

Hour of Code

OLBSCA students recently participated in the “Hour of Code,” an annual event that takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week, held in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper. This year, the Hour of Code was held on December 4 – 10.

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify coding, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts.

At OLBSCA, we believe every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science.  Just as we teach students how to dissect a frog or how electricity works, it’s important for every student to have a chance to design an app or an algorithm, or learn how the Internet works.  Computer Science helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity and by starting early, it is our goal that students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.

 

It’s a Girl (Manatee)!

It’s a girl! Mrs. Marmo’s 3rd grade has adopted Ginger, a manatee!

Ginger frequents the west coast of Florida, south of Tampa Bay. She is known to winter at the
FPL plant in Tice, Florida, and she has been seen every summer since 1994 in the Marco Island
area. Ginger has two known calves, one of them named Ale!

Shark Tank at OLBSCA

The 8th grade learned about Industrialization and the Rise of Big Business by participating in an OLBSCA version of Shark Tank. The students assumed the role of an entrepreneur tasked with devising a proprietary, practical invention. This invention had to be a positive product or service for society. They put their inventions to the test, presenting them in front of the “teacher sharks” in hopes of making a business deal!

VIRTUS Training on 11/15

OLBS will host a VIRTUS training class on Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30pm in the OLBS Parish Center.

You MUST register online for the class –  REGISTER NOW

Join Us for the Back to School BBQ

Please join the new Academy Parent Association and CYO for a back-to-school BBQ on Sunday, September 17 from 1pm to 4pm at the OLBSCA parking lot . Enjoy music from the DJ, fresh-from-the-grill hotdogs, burgers, and refreshments, and bouncy houses for the kids. The event is free for OLBSCA and CYO families, but please register here!