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Spanish Heritage Night is a time honored tradition at East Lake Academy.  Every year during Catholic Schools Week, the 4th -8th grade Spanish classes take time to demonstrate their language skills.  This year will be just as entertaining as years past.  The 8th grade has a fun and entertaining skit planned and their finale will...
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The fifth graders were busy learning about Ancient China this month. They studied about The Great Wall of China, emperors, the economy and government. To end our unit, frequent East Lake Academy visitors, Val Maxwell and Manny Flores, shared photos with the class from their trip to China. They also helped the students make paper...
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Enjoy the newsletter from Mrs. Beattie and Mrs. Biasco. mrs-beattie-4th-5th-grade-field-trip
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Señora González has done it yet again!  Congratulations to our middle school students, who attained national recognition for their excellent performance on the 2016 National Spanish Exam. Of the 36 East Lake Middle School students who took part in this year’s National Spanish Exam, 35 placed in the Honorable Mention level or above, which equates to ...
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As the year comes to a close, the fifth grade students are working on their final research paper. The students were tasked with writing about a famous person or event of their choosing. The paper is the last in a series of steps we have learned the past year in Language Arts. We started with...
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ELA 6th Grader Gigi Young Wins Midwest Section Championship for Synchronized Ice Skating  Gigi’s enthusiasm for ice skating began when she was 7 years old.  She began competing in solo performances and later decided to join a synchronized skating team and fell in love with the sport.  Since then, she has spent several hours each...
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“Hay que aprender” or “We have to learn” was the final song of the 7th Annual Spanish Heritage Night at East Lake Academy. Sung by the Class of 2016, this new twist to Queen’s familiar tune “Another One Bites the Dust” described the trials of being a busy student. Before the Finale, the 8th grade...
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At the start of the New Year the students were introduced to volleyball and badminton. The volleyball skills we have covered include:  Underarm pass (bump), underarm serve, overarm serve, setting, and blocking and spiking the ball over the net.  As students develop and refine their skills they will participate in volleyball games to reinforce the...
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  Third grade students are currently working on a collage based off   Pablo Picasso’s artwork Three Musicians . Picasso was one of the artists who coined the term collage in the beginning of the 20th century and it still is a popular art term used today! Each student draws a musical instrument  while incorporating...
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In fifth grade, we enjoyed an afternoon of Science hands-on centers to wrap up the first trimester of learning. Each center gave the students a chance to use their previous knowledge to delve further into their group work. The centers included microscope work, ramps, planes, scale work, and the students built shapes to test weight...
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