June 5, 2017

Ursuline Families,

While summertime fun is in full swing for our students, our administration is scurrying to get ready for the upcoming year. New science curriculum and the expansion of Project Lead the Way continue to be a large part of our preparation for the 2017-18 school year. The cost to bring STEM programs to our girls is quite expensive. Ursuline is extremely grateful for the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s gift of a $10,000 grant which helped fund Project Lead the Way Launch in grades 1-4 over the past school year. As our middle school and high school move forward with a more hands-on, integrated STEM program, we thank the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation for 2 STEM grants totaling $5,000 and a Cox Charities Innovation in Education grant totaling $1,500 for the 2017-18 school year. While these grants aid in purchasing equipment for the program, our Serviam Annual Fund is the many contributor used for purchasing the latest educational programs. Without your donations and outside funding, these programs would not be possible. We are so thankful for those who have already contributed to make this happen, and know that we will need continued support to fully implement the program in years to come.

Please read through our update for important information about summer dates, reading lists, and notes from administration and faculty. With the celebration of Pentecost this weekend, we are reminded of the gift of the Holy Spirit in our lives. My hope during the summer is each family takes time to enjoy one another’s gifts and ask the Spirit to move in their lives.

Summer blessings,
Karen McNay, EdD