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NE Regional Competition of Botball

On April 29, Nativity students in grades 6 through 8 competed for the first time in the New England regional competition of Botball, a robotics competition for middle and high school students. Over the course of preceding months, students on the Nativity robotics team built a robot to complete a series of tasks on a… Continue Reading

“Hero Dinner” – Nativity’s Spring Celebration

On Thursday, May 11, 2017, Nativity will celebrate their Annual Spring Fundraiser with a “Hero Dinner”, at Rachel’s Lakeside in Dartmouth, MA at 5:30. The Hero Dinner will recognize individuals in the local community who lead the way in making a difference and inspire young people. This year, Nativity will honor District Attorney, Thomas M.… Continue Reading

This Week’s Speaker Series: Andrew DiGiammo

On Thursday, April 27, students had the pleasure of hearing from Andrew DiGiammo of Compass Group Architecture, based in Assonet, MA.  Mr. DiGiammo provided great insight into the architectural design process and the skills required, creating relevant connections between content students are learning every day – graphing, earth sciences, mapping, painting – and the demands… Continue Reading

Faber explores Buzzards Bay

The Nativity Faber class recently explored the waters of Buzzards Bay with waiters and rakes in search of quahogs and other shellfish. Students learned about sustainable fishing practices and methods, as well as the best ways to care for this valuable ecosystem.  Continue Reading

This Week’s Speaker Series: DA Tom Quinn

Bristol County District Attorney Tom Quinn, a long-time supporter of Nativity Prep, took time out of his Thursday morning to participate in the school’s sixth installment of its Speaker Series program, initiated in January of this year.  Quinn spoke to students about the responsibilities of the District Attorney and the nature of work within the… Continue Reading

Nativity Career Fair

On Friday, April 7, Nativity welcomed a number of professionals to the school’s gymnasium for its inaugural Career Fair for Middle Schoolers. Part of Nativity’s Secondary Schools program, the event allowed students in grades 5-8 to ask questions pertaining to an array of career paths and professional fields.  Local representatives from the New Bedford Police… Continue Reading

Robotics Teams First Competition

Fourteen Nativity boys from grades 6 to 8 are constructing a robot to compete in the New England region of the 2017 Botball Competition. Students are learning the basics of programming in C and simple mechanics. Continue Reading

This Week’s Speaker Series: Patrice Tiedemann

Patrice Tiedemann, Artistic Director of Seaglass Theatre Company and artist, joined Nativity students and staff for morning assembly on April 11 as part of the school’s ongoing Speaker Series.  Ms. Tiedemann, a New Bedford native, spoke about her education and training in the music world and gave students great insight into the varied points of… Continue Reading