Brentwood Police officers carry Special Olympics Torch past St. Mary Magdalen

Students at Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic School in Brentwood gathered outside on Thursday to watch the Special Olympics Torch Run go past the school. Detective Nick Nilson, DARE Officer for Saint Mary Magdalen, carried the torch and waved to his students as he passed.  Major Jim McIntyre, Officer Paul Clayton and Chief of Police Dan Fitzgerald accompanied the torch through Brentwood. Officer Clayton and Chief Fitzgerald are Saint Mary Magdalen School parents. The Law Enforcement Torch Run helps raise awareness and funding to support Special Olympics Missouri’s year-round sports training and athletic competition program for more than 17,000 athletes across the state.

Mercy Center cardiologist visits St. Mary Magdalen science class

Eighth-graders in Mrs. Sarah Dorhauer’s science class learned first-hand how the human heart works, thanks to a visit from Dr. Steve Pieper. Pieper, a cardiologist at the Mercy Clinic Heart and Vascular Center, brought hearts from a cow, sheep and pig, and explained to the students how these hearts compared to a human heart. Under Dr. Pieper’s direction, students dissected the hearts to reveal their inner anatomy.

Speaker John O’Leary inspires St. Mary Magdalen students to be ‘Heroes’

Students at Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic School in Brentwood welcomed St. Louis-native John O’Leary and heard his inspirational life story this week. O’Leary survived being burned on 100 percent of his body when he was nine years old. At the time, he was given a 1 percent chance of survival. His lecture revolved around the ‘heroes’ he encountered because of this experience.

Junior Achievement visits Saint Mary Magdalen School

Students at Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic School in Brentwood participated in Junior Achievement Day recently. Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Volunteers from  the St. Louis chapter presented age-level programs in each classroom, from kindergarten through eighth grade. These educators are local Schnucks’ employees who volunteer their time to assist Junior Achievement with the presentations.

Saint Mary Magdalen students hit home runs, advance to finals

Saint Mary Magdalen students participated in the Cardinal Glennon Home Run Derby at school in the first week of April. These winners will represent Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic School in the championship on May 16:

Grades K-2 – Jackson H. and Ellie H., 2nd
Grades 3-5: Aiden H., 3rd and Anna L., 5th
Grades 6-8: Megan J., 8th and Luke P., 6th

The participants raised $531 for Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation. Good luck at the Championship!