St. Mary’s School Ranks 8th in Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. —  A newly released report ranks St. Mary’s School as the 8th best private high school in the state. The ranking comes from a school research website called niche.com. The site lists more than 3,000 high schools based on statistics and students and parent comments. St. Mary’s learned Monday that it was among … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Cloud Color

 ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Why are clouds white?” Mrs. Schultz’s Class, St. Mary’s School Why are clouds white? Well, it has to do with the kind of light that is reflected through the water droplets that make up the cloud. These droplets are large enough to scatter the light of all seven wavelengths, those being red, … Continue reading »

Students Watch for Salmon

MEDFORD, Ore. — Local biology students are helping to study water quality for fish survival in streams. About 60 students at St. Mary’s School braved the rain Thursday morning and participated in salmon watch for their class. In a hands-on experiment, the class took samples out of Lawson Creek right behind St. Mary’s campus to … Continue reading »

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 »