On May 2nd, sixth graders from St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point, traveled to Chicago's Museum of Science & Industry. They spent the day reinforcing science concepts learned during the school year. The students particularly enjoyed the “Numbers in Nature” exhibit, learning about the patterns that exist around them. Another favorite was the “Science Storms” exhibit. The students had the benefit of experiencing several of these storms in a realistic presentation; one in particular was a tornado simulation. It was an excellent way to strengthen prior knowledge for future science studies. “We’re blessed to have a world class museum just a short bus ride away and teachers willing to go the extra mile to make science come alive for our students,” said St. Mary’s principal Tom Ruiz.
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. The school offers a multitude of activities and experiences including various field trips at each grade level. To learn more about St. Mary’s School or schedule a tour, visit stmarycp.org/school. St. Mary’s is currently accepting new students for the 2019-2020 school year.