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Students Get a Taste of Virtual Reality Via the Google Expeditions Pioneer Program

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Students in Zach Polsky’s Honors French 3 class started their day touring the Gardens of Versailles, then gazed down a concrete tunnel housing the 27-kilometer Large Hadron Collider, and stood on the glass Grand Canyon Skywalk, admiring the Colorado River snaking through the canyon floor and the towering surrounding colorful rock formations. Finally, they came face-to-face with a giant gorilla in the Congo.

How? Using Google Expeditions Pioneer Program cardboard viewers equipped with smartphones that were connected to a tablet operated by Polsky. Read more…

Senior Sunset

Seniors celebrated the conclusion of their final year at O’Dowd. This event bookends the Senior Sunrise at the beginning of the year.

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Drew Dudley: Everyday leadership

We have all changed someone’s life — usually without even realizing it. In this funny talk, Drew Dudley calls on all of us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other’s lives.

Rube Goldberg Machine Fair

Rube Goldberg machines are those funny machines that take a lot of effort and complexity to complete a simple task, but they are very fun. Mr. Goss’s Geometry class created a bunch of them, as part of their geometry class. This was really hard to shoot, but enjoy.

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Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Students Recognized at Awards Assembly

Freshman, sophomore and junior students were recognized for outstanding achievement in academics and student activities at a multi-grade awards assembly held in the large gymnasium on May 18. Seniors were recognized at a separate awards ceremony held on May 11.

Twenty-two freshmen, 38 sophomores and 48 juniors were recognized for maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 4.0 or better through the semester ending December 2015.

Download the event program for a comprehensive list of the awards »

End of School Liturgy 2016

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The O’Dowd community gathered on the Quad on May 19 for the End of School Liturgy, celebrated by campus chaplain and religion teacher Fr. Jim Sullivan.

Prior to the start of the liturgy Campus Ministry Team members offered a skit that invited all to cultivate empathy within the school community.

Finally, departing faculty and staff, including Cora Antonio, Ginny Arechiga, Tere Gallarreta, Jesse MacKinnon, Pam Shay, Jocelyn Sideco and Kathy Soller, were recognized and thanked, and a special blessing was offered for students participating in various service learning programs and projects this summer.

AP Psych Students Present Findings

AP Psych students presented their research findings, after conducting a variety of studies on memory and cognition.

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Suit and Tie – Justin Timberlake

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Two reasons companies fail — and how to avoid them

We have all changed someone’s life — usually without even realizing it. In this funny talk, Drew Dudley calls on all of us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other’s lives.

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