Ask the Meteorologist: Cirrus Clouds

  ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “What is the maximum altitude of a cirrus cloud?” Will, Mr. Ward’s class, St. Mary’s School Cirrus clouds are those high thin wispy clouds, seen high up in the sky. They get their name from cirro, the root word that means hair curl. Because they are so high in the sky … Continue reading »

Ask the Met: Why Do We Have Seasons?

  ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Why does the weather change every season?” 6th grades in Mrs. Schultz’s class at St. Mary’s School The main reason for the seasons is the tilt of the Earth’s axis! The Earth is tilted at 23 degrees as it orbits around the sun. This changes how high the sun is in … Continue reading »

St. Mary’s Football Team Gives Back

MEDFORD, Ore. — On Mondays, the St. Mary’s School football team spends their lunch break reading to kindergartners at the Kids Unlimited Academy. All 30 members of the team decided on this project and are now all trained as SMART readers working with the West Medford school.  Overall, St. Mary’s School has over 75 students … Continue reading »

Ask the Met: Can Rain Evaporate?

  ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Can rain evaporate before it hits the ground?” William, Mr. Ward’ 6th Grade Class St. Mary’s School Rain can certainly evaporate before reaching the ground and this is something we see quite often around here! This is very common during the summer months and right now, as we head into fall. … Continue reading »

St. Mary’s Awards Funds to Non-Profits

MEDFORD, Ore. — Students at St. Mary’s School are helping put thousands of dollars in grants into the hands of local non-profits. Wednesday, students presented $5,000 to five non-profit organizations in the Rogue Valley. Those groups being honored were St. Vincent de Paul, Phoenix Counseling Center, CASA, Children’s Advocacy Center, and the Addictions Recovery Center. … Continue reading »

St. Mary’s Awarded Blue Sky Grant

MEDFORD, Ore. — Today is Earth Day, April 22, 2014 and in celebration St. Mary’s School announced it was awarded the Pacific Power Blue Sky Grant worth up to $150,000. The grant will fund purchasing and installing solar panels for an existing solar ready building on campus, according to St. Mary’s. St. Mary’s said the … Continue reading »