Celebrating Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, a pioneer missionary of the Society of the Sacred Heart, who came to St. Charles, Missouri, from France and founded the first free school west of the Mississippi in September 1818.

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Mini Replicas of the Rebecca are Built and Launched

Mini Replicas of the Rebecca are Built and Launched

In October 2017, intermediate students at Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart in Miami, Florida, enjoyed a morning learning about Saint Philippine Duchesne's voyage to America. They built small boats to commemorate the Rebecca, the ship she traveled in. The students used JavaScript language to code their artistic rendition of the original vessel and then engaged in a questions and answers activity. Some of the small boats crossed El Jardin pool using solar power. This was a good start to their year, giving tribute to Saint Philippine's journey as we celebrate her Bicentennial while incorporating the robotics, engineering and computer programming skills the students are honing daily.

Journalism students recorded a one-minute video for their Carrollton Post blog which narrates the experience from the students' perspective. Watch it here.