St. Mary’s Students Enjoy Successful Mission at Challenger Learning Center

2019-stmary-press-release-missionOn Tuesday, May 21st, St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point’s Fifth Grade Classes went on a field trip to the Challenger Learning Center in Hammond, IN. Students worked together to complete their mission to “Rendezvous with a Comet.” Teamwork was an essential part for their mission as the mission control team had to communicate jobs to the spacecraft team. The students had success in their missions of identifying and naming two new comets. The classes completed their day with a rocketry lab where they tested Newton’s Laws of Motion.

St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point opened in 1872. The school offers grade levels Junior Pre-Kindergarten (for three year olds) through eight and is the largest school in the Diocese of Gary. St. Mary’s faculty teaches a rich curriculum supported by cutting-edge technology and a multitude of extracurricular activities and experiences including multiple field trips at each grade level. To learn more about St. Mary’s School or schedule a tour, visit St. Mary’s is currently accepting new students for the 2019-2020 school year.


Girls: Savanah Keilman and Peyton Estrada work on their mission at the Challenger Learning Center.

Christopher: Christopher Holt uses the "glove box" to analyze samples at the Challenger Learning Center.

Edric Estimo: Edric Estimo, communications officer, keeps communication flowing amongst the respective groups doing various jobs.