OLL Learns Beyond Classroom

Mrs. Hribar coaches the Brain Brawlers to academic success.

Our Lady of the Lake School takes learning beyond the classroom in all kinds of ways. Using cutting edge technology and engaged learning, teachers find new ways to get students excited about learning.


Coding has become a favorite with students of all ages at OLL. Every student, from Kindergarten through 8th grade, participates in coding – an innovative, hands-on approach to teaching computer science that lets students get behind the scenes to learn how to design their own computer systems through code. This is the same code used to build everything from video games to complex computer systems, and the skills students are honing are helping prepare to be competitive in the 21st century. But equally importantly, they love doing it. Older students help younger ones get up to speed, and everyone has a great time learning by doing.

You can hear it yourself in the words of Mrs. Patterson’s fourth grade class:

“I love coding because it’s not just a game. There’s so much more behind it.”
- Maggie Trickett

“I think coding is great because it challenges you!”
- Hayden Johnson

“You can have so much fun that you forget you are learning!”
- Sam Miller

“I love coding because it is very challenging and it is also super fun.”
- Johnny Vwiach???

Academic Quiz Team

Another great opportunity for middle school students is the Academics Quiz Team at Our Lady of the Lake. National Academic Quiz Teams were formed to bring students together in academic challenges that would be both fun and challenging. The OLL Brain Brawl team has been having a great time, testing their brain power and racking up points. They launched with their first invitation to St Ignatius High School’s First Annual Brain Brawl tournament this year – and they’re looking forward to many more competitions to come!

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 12:20 PM, 01.13.2017