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4A • THE CATHOLIC SPIRIT

JANUARY 30, 2020

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SLICEof LIFE

Getting on track

DAVE HRBACEK | THE CATHOLIC SPIRIT

From left, fifth-grader Ella Twomey, seventhgrader Harper Glass, seventh-grader Eliana Schmelz, seventh-grader Grace Twomey, seventh-grader Anna Francis and thirdgrader William Lewin do a test run on the track they built for a Matchbox car during an event at Visitation School in Mendota Heights. Lower and middle school students designed and built small race tracks out of cardboard and tested them with cars supplied by Mercedes-Benz, which sponsored the event. Part of the MercedesBenz No Limits Project, the event was designed to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities at the school. “I strive to get my students to embrace productive struggle, work past the fear of failure and push forward,” said Caroline Little, Visitation middle school science teacher who ran the event. “Working at a Catholic school, where I am able to embrace the Salesian spirituality, along with the engineering/design process that I work with in the school, really helps me meet this goal. This event... is an example of the many things that happen in Catholic schools on a daily basis, where we are encouraged to be who we are and be that well, to embrace struggle, to challenge stereotypes and to work together.” Jan. 26 to Feb. 1 marks Catholic Schools Week for schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and across the country.

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