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Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018
What does the clothing company Dolce and Gabbana have to do with Cultural Literacy?  In China, this huge Italian company is facing a sharp decline in both stores and online sales. In fact, the Chinese are posting videos online of themselves burning Dolce and Gabbana clothes or using them to clean toilets. All this backlash is the result of a culturally insensitive television commercial. In a CNN article, Lane Crawford, a Hong Kong-based fashion retailer, summed up the reason: “We believe that... Read More
Posted on Monday, November 19, 2018
Last Tuesday, Sakiya and Xavier, both ninth graders at Nazareth Prep and recipients of the Art Rooney Memorial Scholarship, presented a painting to Ryan Shazier, the 2018 Ed Block Courage Award recipient.  The painting was a collaborative piece created by Nazareth Prep students and their Art Teacher, Amy Dimichele. The annual Courage House Luncheon is a fundraiser held in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the support of Art and Greta Rooney.  Shazier was selected by his teammates... Read More
Posted on Friday, October 5, 2018
Pittsburgh high school Nazareth Prep first opened its doors just four years ago, but the small school already boasts a variety of path-breaking programs, from its in-depth internship model to a new mechatronics pre-apprenticeship. Among the Independent faith-based school’s offerings is also a diverse and growing athletics program.  While most other schools its size have small athletics departments or none at all, Nazareth Prep has invested in a program that offers students a variety of ways to... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2018
What did you do this summer? This Summer I participated in a six week summer program called All Star Code.  The program teaches the basics of coding and web design.  My cohort, of about 15 students, met at the University of Pittsburgh. How did you learn about All Star Code? My teacher, Mrs. Lanas, encouraged me to apply to the program because she knew I am very interested in Computer Science. What did you enjoy most about the experience? I enjoyed meeting new friends and working in groups... Read More
Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2018
This school year, Mr. Chapman, the new College and Career Counselor at Nazareth Prep, introduced students to a resource called RaiseMe, which is a platform that helps high school students prepare for college by earning scholarships for their achievements in high school.  Over 250 colleges and universities have partnered with RaiseMe, and award micro-scholarships for both academics and extracurricular activities, such as Carnegie Mellon University, Clarion University and Washington and Jefferson... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Since her first year at Nazareth Prep, Emily Yowonske has participated in transdisciplinary project-based learning (PBL) units with other members of the ninth grade team. This summer presented a opportunity for Yowonske to deepen her understanding of this progressive approach to learning through a three day workshop at Chicago Tech Academy entitled “Teaching with Project Based Learning.” Nazareth Prep and Chicago Tech Academy are both members of Schools That Can, an organization focused on... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2018
McCall Goughneour has been working at Nazareth Prep for three years and taught the Holocaust as a civic action unit for ninth grade learners in Cultural Literacy. Students read the book Night by Elie Wiesel and had semester-long discussions about human justice, how to remember the living and the dead and how not to become a bystander in society. While the Holocaust can be an extremely difficult subject to teach, it creates bridges that link humans together through empathy and experiences. This... Read More
Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2018
Marlee Flaherty is not only a teacher and advisor for Nazareth Prep student council but she was selected to participate in 2 Classroom Without Border experiences – a trip to Poland with a Holocaust Survivor and a trip to Spain to study Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. She truly enjoyed sharing her Poland experience with the 9th graders as they tackled social justice issues in their 3rd trimester Project Based Learning, last year.   This past summer her educational seminar in Spain examined... Read More
Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2018
  Dr. Lisa Abel-Palmieri, Head of School/CLO, was named one of twenty people "Shaping a Future Generation in Pittsburgh" by The Incline this past July. According to the Incline, "...we honor 20 individuals who are making a mark on education in Pittsburgh. Some work behind the scenes. Some lead schools or classrooms or cutting edge initiatives. Others coach or work with immigrant students or to prevent violence among youth or to make education more inclusive. All are shaping education here and... Read More