|Our students noticed something a little odd when they returned from their trip to a local park and looked at the photographs they had taken.|
BDHS Biology students took an end-of-quarter trip to the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh on October 14. At the center, students participated in live inquiry based biology demonstrations including DNA extraction from pea plants, microscope investigations, and frog dissection and surgery. Students were also able to explore heart rate and apply sports to science through SportsWorks exhibits. They gave thought to the mysteries of the unseen world during an iMax movie presentation, and then had opportunity to interact with robotics.
B.D.H.S. students are participating in the Pilots and Co-Pilots program hosted by Center McMechen grade school. On the last Monday of every month, Donahue students go to Center McMechen to read a fiction or nonfiction story to the kindergarteners. Each Donahue student becomes a group leader while reading the story, asking questions, and becoming a mentor to the children. The program will continue through the rest of the school year, ending with a pinning ceremony in May, where the Donahue students will pin pilot wings onto each child.
B.D. students participating in the program include: Taylor Koontz, Cheyanne Reinbeau, Hanna Little, Adrian Whorton, Abbey Mele, Taylor Straughn, Logan Ingram, Jennifer Richmond, Robert Chesonis, and Brek Dimmick.
Congratulations to Isabel Reilly and Logan Ingram, our October Students of the Month. The Student of the Month program is generously sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Each month, two students are recognized for their outstanding academic performance, attitude, character, and service to the school or community.
Fifteen students and three staff members proudly represented Bishop Donahue High School at the Life Chain silent demonstration to respect life. The event was held in Bridgeport, OH on Oct. 5. Participants gave witness to their belief in the sacredness of human life, from conception to death. Our representatives stood silently in Green and Gold for one hour to support the God given right to respect and celebrate life for all those who do not have a voice.