Lakers in Action!
St. Jude of the Lake School Swim Team
What an amazing weekend in the pool for St. Jude of the Lake School. Congratulations go out to the following St. Jude of the Lake Swimmers who QUALIFIED FOR STATE!!!!!!!
The pool was the place to be on Tuesday and Wednesday Night!
If you missed it, our Swimmers were AMAZING in the water for which you will find Emma Dees is a STATE CHAMPION!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Their hard work and dedication throughout the year brought them to the State Meet where all of our swimmers placed within the top 10!!!!!!!!!
Sean VanWychen: 25 yard Backstroke - 9th Place
Ava Maas: 25yard Freestyle - 6th Place; 25yard Breaststroke - 6th Place and 100 yard Freestyle Relay - 2nd Place
Emma Dees: 50 yard Freestyle - 1st Place, 100yard IM - 2nd Place, 100 yard Freestyle Relay - 2nd Place
Elizabeth Hansen: 50 yard Backstroke - 10th Place, 50 yard Breaststroke - 4th
The Relay that Ava Maas and Emma Dees finished 2nd in was an EXTREMELY close race - and when they finished, the result board indicated they were 1st (posted times were 128.25 and 128.45 (for which there was much rejoicing, however, the final results show another team with a faster time, so we are not sure what happened but we can only go by "the official results".
CONGRATS TO THESE AMAZING ATHLETES!!!!!
8th Graders in DC
St. Jude of the Lake 8th graders got the incredible opportunity to visit our nation’s capital, Washington D.C., from Sunday, March 30th – Tuesday, April 1st. While being shuttled around by a large coach bus and tour guide, students saw the many memorials and monuments that reside in Washington D.C. Additionally, they visited many of the Smithsonian museums, toured our nation’s Capitol, saw the U.S. Supreme Court, and viewed the original copies of the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Bill of Rights at the National Archives. Some of their favorite sites included the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, George Washington’s Mount Vernon plantation, and Arlington National Cemetery. On Wednesday, April 2nd, the final day of their trip, they even got to visit the many historical sites in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, such as Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, and the complex holding the Liberty Bell.
Students (and Mr. Broszko!) were a bit tired the next day at school, but they were still thrilled to have seen history come alive in such an engaging and exciting way. According to Mr. Broszko and the other chaperones that attended the trip, all of the 8th graders were wonderful representatives of St. Jude of the Lake and made their teachers and parents very proud!
St. Jude of the Lake Students live out the Mission of IB!
St. Jude of the Lake Middle School students got the wonderful opportunity on Tuesday, March 25th to learn some “real world” skills and explore the life of an entrepreneur.
At the headquarters of Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest in Maplewood, students spent a day at BizTown—a 10,000 square foot, kid-sized city, fully decked out with park benches, fake trees, a gazebo, and fourteen sponsored businesses that are all essential for the town to run.
St. Jude students were assigned City Hall, the town Newspaper, the International Shop, the Discovery Center, Property Management, and the town’s Café. Each business was required to have a CEO, a CFO, and numerous other jobs that helped students learn the economics of running a business. Students created products to sell, set prices based on the market, calculated their own personal finances, opened a savings and checking account, received paychecks, and even participated as consumers who were able to buy products from other businesses.
Before going to BizTown, students had to practice writing checks, discuss the advantages of saving money over time, and even complete a job application and a mock interview with Mr. Broszko. It was their interview that determined which positions they received during BizTown.
The opportunity to practice these “real-world” skills at BizTown was both a valuable and enjoyable experience for Middle School students. They fully embraced their workplace roles and worked hard throughout the day to make their business—and the town—run effectively. Mr. Broszko couldn’t have been happier with how the day went, and was proud once again for these wonderful students to represent our school and display all the great skills and talents that are being molded at St. Jude of the Lake. He is excited to someday say that he taught all of these future CEOs and CFOs!
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