Nazareth Academy celebrates women’s history
Updated: March 7, 2013 2:42PM
LAGRANGE PARK — Inspired by other national campaigns, Nazareth has chosen to focus its celebration of Women’s History Month around the theme that women are More Than a Pretty Face.
The school will promote the message that what a woman possesses on the inside is far more important than the face she shows the world, exploring this theme through written reflection, historical research, a writing contest, prayer and daily announcements.
Throughout March, Nazareth will highlight a different woman and her impact on history each day during morning announcements. These profiles will be researched, written and read by students in Honors U.S. History.
“This gives students an opportunity to use technology (iPads) to combine research, writing and presentation skills, all around a common theme,” said teacher Therese Hawkins.
Nazareth will then post these facts on their website, Facebook page and via Twitter so parents and students can discuss these remarkable women.
From March 18-22, Nazareth will also highlight women from within the school community. The week will culminate with a Make-up-free Friday on March 22. Many female members of the faculty and staff have made the pledge to be make-up-free for the entire day. Nazareth invites its students and other women in the community to do the same.
In conjunction with the theme, Nazareth’s student newspaper, The Announcer, will sponsor a writing contest. Participants will submit essays or stories using the theme and winners will be announced at the end of the month.