A Trip to Our State Capital!

Our third grade students, along with some parent volunteers, went on a fun filled field trip to Lansing. They first visited The Impressions 5 Museum where students were able to manipulate many of the interactive science exhibits. Every student really enjoyed the “bubble maker”!  Next, they went to the Michigan Historical Museum, which brought to … Read more

A Hollywood Night

OLR’s Daddy Daughter Dance on April 15th was a night to remember!  The fathers and daughters had an opportunity to walk the red carpet, dance the night away and enjoy a delicious feast.  The paparazzi snapped tons of pics as these gorgeous pairs treasured an evening out on the town.  The room looked truly beautiful, … Read more

5th Grade Creates Robots!

The fifth grade went on an awesome field trip to the Robot Garage in Birmingham.  The students had the opportunity to build their own remote controlled robots!  They used math and science skills to construct their robot to ensure that it would be strong enough to battle their classmates’ robots.  Each group of student’s robot … Read more

Math Pentathlon

OLR’s second and third graders participated in a Math Pentathlon Tournament on Saturday. They all played very well with each pentathlete getting at least one victory and some kind of an award. Refuge was able to earn two metals. The Hall of Fame Metal went to Roman Kalasho and the Gold Metal went to Mia … Read more

First Graders Focus on Writing Reports

First grade’s writing focus this past month was on reports. Each student chose their favorite animal to research and to write their report about. Students gathered information from non-fiction text, wrote a rough draft and typed their rough draft in computer class. Finally, they dressed up as their animal to give a presentation of their … Read more

4th Grade Spanish Supermarket!

Our fourth grade Spanish students had the opportunity to practice their speaking skills by participating in a mini-supermercado (supermarket)! Students learned key vocabulary words and gained insight into currency used in Spanish-speaking countries. Students “bought” and “sold” their individual fruit or veggie, and all had a great time! We are very grateful for our parent … Read more

OLR Has Talent!

The students of OLR had a chance to show off their God given talent recently at our annual talent show! It was a great success. The groups and solo acts sang and danced much to the audience’s delight. It was an excellent display of talent that the kids, parents and teachers look forward to every … Read more

Science Day

Our Lady of Refuge’s sixth grade class celebrated Science Day with a field trip to the Michigan Science Center. The excursion began with an electricity show in the Sparks Theater where the hair of one student literally stood on end! In a hands-on exhibit, the sixth graders learned about the forms of energy by attempting … Read more

Skool Speeling Bea, oops – School Spelling Bee

Julia Lucia, an eighth grader from room 112, Ms. Karlowicz’s class, is the Our Lady of Refuge Spelling Bee school champion for the Scripps National Spelling Bee for 2015-2016. Julia competed against thirteen other students in grades 5-8. Each student approached the microphone very calmly and recited each word carefully, spelling each word correctly. Julia’s … Read more

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