EFO Pitch Night

On Wednesday, December 12th, 2018. In front of a panel of judges and over 100 guests including parents, faculty and alumni, the 24 students in the Entrepreneurship for Others class showcased business canvas, their prototypes and market research developed over the course of the semester.

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Conveyor Belts Unite!

Students who score high on the end of course exam in POE as well as score high on specific AP courses are awarded an AP+PLTW student recognition.

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Computer Science Education Week

Rockhurst High School celebrated Computer Science Eduction week in a collaboration with the KC Tech Council. Check out the student videos from the week!

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Students present at Global Entrepreneurship Week

Students from the Entrepreneurship for Othesr class shared the status of their busines canvas at the Young Entrepreneurs Showcase, which was part of the program for Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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Photography Class Captures Nature

This semester the photography classes had the opportunity to visit the Kansas City Zoo to work on their skills in nature photography. This was a chance for the students to experience a Kansas City treasure and learn about many of God’s creatures, some that were familiar and some that were new. They could also practice using different styles of lenses. Below are a few of their images and reflections of the experience.

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STEAM Director Speaks on Podcast

Mr. Greg Owsley discusses school innovation and data science with the Rockhurst University's Dean of the Helzberg School of Management, Cherl McConnell.

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Walkin' & Rollin' Costumes

Moses lives with cerebral palsy. When he was adopted by his parents, he carried a Captain America doll around with him wherever he went. As a result, the students decided to turn his wheelchair into a Captain America Avengers costume for Halloween!

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Students Make Cyanotypes

It was a very rewarding experience and showed me that while research can be a long and arduous process, it is not out of reach. All things considered, the process went rather smoothly when considering the complexity of the science we performed. It has been, and will continue to be, one of the coolest and most memorable things I have done at Rockhurst.

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Filmmaking Students produce Stop Motion Videos

My creative mind now uses filmmaking as a way to crave its hunger. I focused on a lot of close up shots to show emotion of my protagonist and antagonist. In stop motion, the number one lesson I learned was patience.

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Vatican Astrophysicist Vists Rockhurst

During the presentation, he spoke about how both faith and reason work together. He is fascinated by God’s Creation and he absolutely loves understanding how this universe was created and the science behind it.

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City Wide MECA Challenge

One of the most inspirational parts of the challenge was the mentors that were provided to us. They provided useful insight that helped our group succeed, and they have the experience that we lack.

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Intro to Computer Science - Project Sequence

Since every single freshmen at Rockhurst High School takes this course, our goal is to appeal to the broadest audience possible and to provide a more interesting feedback experience. If you ask our students what they want to learn, you will find the majority point to virtual reality and game design.

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Robotics Teacher Presents on National Stage

In the summer of 2018, Mr. Andy Wilcox presented at the National Science Teachers' Association STEM EXPO in Philadelphia, PA.

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Engineering students fix fishing boat

The family of senior Grady Schmitz had some electrical problems with their fishing boat. Sounds like a great project for the Robotics & Engineering 2 class!

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Reflection from a Summer Internship

The knowledge I was taught in high school was used extensively during this internship. I have learned many things that I was not taught in high school and have met multiple people that inspire me at such a young age. I am blessed to have the teachers at Rockhurst that pushed me to become the motivated individual I am today and to be involved in every aspect of my life. AMDG

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