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March 2014

Discover St. James Academy!

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The Academy is filled with innovation, wonder, and discovery. Our students are encouraged to take risks, think outside the box, and love learning. On Thursday, April 3rd at 6:30 PM, we are opening our doors to prospective parents so they can learn more about our wonderful school! Take a digital iPad tour, check out our new tech addition, the Google Glass, and meet award-winning author and illustrator Grace Lin. Read More

Curiosity, Determination, Courage, and Perseverance

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By: Mrs. Wallis

Second Grade Teacher

St. James Academy student at FF Curiosity, determination, courage
, and perseverance are qualities I wish to instill in my second graders. I was thrilled to see these words used to describe the Wright Brothers on one of my second grader’s projects. When I first introduced this wonderful story of the invention of the airplane and the lives of two ordinary brothers to my students 11 years ago, it was the 100th anniversary of this invention. Each year the excitement and wonder of this science/reading unit has grown greater. The children read a biography of Orville and Wilbur as they learn about the science of flight. They chuckle at the antics of the young boys, as they make connections to themselves. Simple experiments with gravity, lift, and flying paper airplanes teach them the science of flight. Read More