April’s here

April’s here at KCHS and we had a 4 day week! The week started with Easter and Megan and I went to the Holy week Masses at both Prince or Peace and St. James. They were all good and it was neat to see the different students at each parish. The Chem students are learning…

Another Friday Off

Hello there, we have another Friday off but I remembered to post today! We don’t have a week spring break at Kearney Catholic but we instead get a lot of “random” days off during March and April. During class this week the 7th graders have been learning about ecology and things like carrying capacity, niches,…

No School Today

Hello all, we have the day off for State Wrestling today: Go Stars. The week went pretty well in class. The 7th graders are learning about the endotherms, we made paper airplanes to look at the Bernoulli Effect and how birds fly. In bio we finished the ecology unit with a test. In Advanced bio…

Some things work, some don’t

This week we did a couple experiments in class. Some worked great, like the silly putty lab in organic chem. We were learning about polymers so the seniors made one and then explained it’s properties. However some didn’t work like the swim bladder experiment in 7th. We tried to make a pvc pipe neutrally buoyant…

Catholic Schools Week!

This week was Catholic Schools Week across the nation and we celebrated in it a number of ways. On Monday we had the Mayer and a City Council member come and started the week. We got a nice lunch from our Start Partners. On Thursday we had mass with the Bishop and today we will…

January’s closing

Hi there, we had some fun this week! We started with a snow day (which everyone loves) and then got right back into the swing of things. The 7th graders started learning about chordates and will turn my room into an aquarium today (pictures next week), the 10th graders are finishing up evolution by talking…

More dissections

Megan and I started the week with a quick trip to SD and had to miss Monday of school but my students did pretty well with out me. The 7th graders learned about echinoderms, dissected a starfish and did a lab where they investigated arthropod behavior with crickets. The 10th graders made phylogenetic trees using…

Starting Dissections

This has a neat week here at Kearney Catholic. We started dissections today in 7th grade with grasshoppers. We’ll continue next week with starfish. The sophomores are still in evolution but we’ve moved past Darwin into what we’ve learned since. The Advanced students are learning about the skin and the Organic Chem group learned alkenes…

First week back

I forgot to post yesterday so here you go. We went back to school this week and jumped right into learning. Biology is starting evolution with two demo activities, 7th grade is looking more at invertebrates and will do two dissections this chapter, advanced bio is studying the skin, and organic is naming alkenes. On…

Merry Christmas

Hello all, We spent Christmas this year with my Mom in Lincoln and saw my sister Teresa, four of her kids, Kathy and Mike and their kids. We had my mom’s side of the family’s Christmas on Saturday and then Teresa went back to Kansas and Kathy’s family spent Christmas eve with us. Christmas day…

Finals Done

We had finals week at school this week. It went pretty well; two normal days of school and two days of just finals. Actually 1.5 days since we had to cancel the afternoon of the second day thanks to an ice storm. Overall the finals went pretty well and we did them on the chromebooks so…

Wrapping up the semester

It’s been a full week for us here at Kearney Catholic. The last full week of the semester means the lasts tests and semester reviews. We did a couple labs on human genetics in biology, a Redox lab it Chem II and presented projects on animals and the senses in life science and advanced biology….