“What is going on in those little heads?”: The Middle School Mind

Recently while stopping by to grab a drink at my favorite coffee shop, the barista behind the counter gestured to a gaggle of bubbly 13-year-olds and pointedly asked, “What is going on in those little heads?” I laughed and said, “Well, the answer is… A LOT.” I then offered an impromptu run-down of all the cognitive, physical, hormonal, and emotional development bombarding those “little heads.”

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Sentinel Service Day: A Day of Giving Back

Four hundred and fifty kids. Eight projects. One day.

On September 27, the students of SMA will put down their pencils, and set aside their books and classwork to step out into the Duluth community to take part in Sentinel Service Day, their annual day of service.

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When a Strong Community Becomes a Second Family

With tears streaming down his cheeks, my fourth grade son, Peter, stood slumped before me and fiercely whispered, “But Mom, you don’t understand. This place really is like a second home to me!” It was the last day of school, and my fourth grader was struggling to say goodbye to the Holy Rosary campus of Stella Maris Academy.

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'God’s Little Flower': Remembering Our Beginning

In the midst of the fun and chaos, one group of girls sit to the side of the playground, admiring a small garden with beautiful, bright yellow flowers.

The sign by the garden reads “2nd Grade First Communion Garden. Dedicated to Sister Samuella. Re-established 2011”. Hidden beneath the garden’s worn sign and pretty flowers is a rich history.

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