Thursday, February 16, 2017

How Important is Play in Preschool?

At ULS, we recently held an Open House event for the preprimary program.  As parents sort through the big decision about what path their child should take for preschool, I thought it would be useful to understand how "play" is an important component in the learning process. ULS preprimary educators seamlessly weave play and academics together.  The classroom for these young students becomes a vibrant and positive environment in which learning  and fun become synonymous.  Read more about play and learning in the article below.

Play in Preschool

Friday, February 10, 2017

How Important are College Rankings?

As our seniors are in the process of making their final college selections and our juniors are preparing to start the college application process, it seemed like the timing was right to examine the significance of college rankings.  This concise article offers a variety of professional opinions on how to utilize and how NOT to utilize college rankings during the college selection process.  This read is a nice "warm-up" to the upcoming College Planning Program being offered by ULS College Counselor, Joe Niemczyk, and Financial Advisor, Tony Drake.  

 How Important are College Rankings
Jesuit College Fair at ULS

Join us For the College Planning Program at Thunder Bay Grille @ 5:30pm.
RSVP Jennifer Becker   Jennifer.Becker@universitylake.org

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Importance of Theatre in High School

This February ULS students will bring Disney's High School Musical to the stage.  60 of our 148 students in grades 7-12 will be participating in the cast and crew of this new "American Classic."   Forty percent participation in a school activity that requires countless hours of practice and commitment speaks volumes about the strength of the ULS theatre program.  So, why is it important for students to participate in theatre?  What do the students gleam from the inordinate hours of rehearsal and performance?  Is it worth the disruption of your family's schedule so your child can participate in these dramatic productions?  The answer of course is Yes, Yes, Yes...  Check out the attached article that outlines some obvious and some not so obvious benefits your child receives when they participate in theatre.  See you at the show!

79 Reasons Why Kids should Study Drama in High School

                                             
Photo Courtesy of Jenn Mazza