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Waltham's Our Lady's Academy brings history to life

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July 15, 2014 at 1:35 PM

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By Waltham News Tribune
Posted Apr 06, 2011 @ 08:23 PM

Photo Caption: Mitchell Bagnall is George Washington at Our Lady's Social Studies Fair on March 29..

WALTHAM — George Washington casually asks Elizabeth Cady Stanton about the science test tomorrow. Hillary Clinton tells Daniel Boone that soccer practices begin this week.

Time warp? No, it's just famous historical characters mingling seamlessly during the Social Studies Fair at Our Lady’s Academy on March 29.

Grades 3 through 8 researched, studied, and presented their work on everything from state history, countries of the world, to celebrated historical figures. At the center of the Fair was the Hall of Heroes. Entry into this parlor provided visitors an opportunity to chat with renowned legends of history, including Mahatma Gandhi, Harriet Tubman, and more.

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Waltham students turn toys into ingenious inventions

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July 15, 2014 at 1:33 PM

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By Joyce Kelly/GateHouse News Service
Posted Jan 16, 2011 @ 11:13 AM

Photo Caption: Student Jennifer Mills has teacher Peter O'Callaghan look over her robot during a robotics demonstration by teacher Peter O'Callaghan's students at Our Lady's Academy.

WALTHAM — Ten-year-old Alec Pishdohiam was quite pleased Tuesday night with his handiwork: a robot made of Lego blocks that he programmed to golf, spin upon command, follow a black line, and move forward when its back bumps into something.

He named it “Little Stinker.”

“I’m very good at building – I have lots of Legos at home. This was more complicated, because you have to program it, and plug all these wires in,” said Pishdohiam, a fourth-grader at Our Lady’s Academy and Waltham resident.

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It's a preschool boom

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July 15, 2014 at 1:31 PM

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Boston-area Catholic schools, hit by shrinking enrollment, find a surging demand for classes for 3- and 4-year-olds

By Lisa Wangsness 
Globe Staff / November 30, 2010

(Globe Staff / Suzanne Kreiter) 
At Our Lady's Academy in Waltham, teacher Katie Pacheco worked earlier this month with Manu Mahenthiraw, 3. 

Enrollment in local Catholic preschool classes this year is up nearly 14 percent over last year and 22 percent over five years ago, as elementary schools in the Boston Archdiocese have added programs for 3- and 4-year-olds and freestanding Catholic preschools have sprung up in response to surging demand.

Principals and administrators say the preschools are attracting working parents, including many non-Catholics, by providing high-quality programs for a lower price than full-time day care, which can easily run more than $10,000 a year.

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Waltham Kids to Haiti - People Care

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July 15, 2014 at 1:29 PM

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Joyce Kelly/Daily News staff
Mon February 8, 2010 - Updated: 12:39 AM EST

 

Putting the finishing touches on her drawing of a rainbow squrrounded by stars and hearts, 9-year-old Alex Attardo, a fourth-grader at Our Lady's Academy, said she hopes her card `goes to a little girl, somebody my age' in Haiti. 
(Lisa Cassidy/Daily News staff)

 

WALTHAM 'I think little girls really like rainbows and colors,' she said, smiling. Attardo and her peers at Our Lady - about 260 students in kindergarten through grade 8 - spent Friday afternoon crafting cards to comfort victims of the Haiti quake.

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Making U.S. History a Pleasure

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July 15, 2014 at 1:27 PM

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By Joyce Kelly/Daily News staff
Tues November 24, 2009 - Updated: 02:46 AM EST

Our Lady Academy 3rd Grader, Andrew Hart, 9, enjoys TheaterWorks USA production of the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere 
(Lisa Cassidy/Daily News staff)

WALTHAM WALTHAM: The story of Paul Revere's midnight ride came alive for students at Our Lady's Academy on Monday, as five performers rendered a comedic, theatrical snapshot of a critical moment in American history.

Students giggled as they watched the white-haired King George III pounce around stage, singing, "Oh, I wish I were a little kitty, with no responsibilities at all."

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