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Encourage Exercise

It is time to get up and get moving! The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends 60 minutes of exercise daily, but how do you get your child to love exercise? Start by loving it… http://villamadonna.org/blog/encourage-exercise/

How to Avoid Summer Learning Loss

Summer is upon us. Students are looking forward to days at the pool, family vacations, and sleeping in. We love the break, too, but while the time off is rejuvenating, it can also… http://villamadonna.org/blog/how-avoid-summer-learning-loss/

Keeping Students Engaged at Year's End

The end of the school year is in sight, and the countdown to summer vacation is on, but there is still much learning to be done as we wind down the school year. Teachers will be w… http://villamadonna.org/blog/keeping-students-engaged-years-end/

The Importance of Sports

  What is the value of playing sports? A recent study reports, “Sports are transformative in the lives of teens.” That is an impressive statement from the Women’s Sports Founda… http://villamadonna.org/blog/importance-sports/

Why History Matters

If one ever needed a reason to learn about history, a new study provides a very good one. The study by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany found that 22% of M… http://villamadonna.org/blog/why-history-matters/

Self-Defense Training = Training for Life

Self-defense class at Villa Madonna Academy High School/Junior High? You may be wondering why students in grades 7-12 need this kind of training. The Survive Institute Training Se… http://villamadonna.org/blog/self-defense-training-training-life/

Cultural Traditions

World language teachers use cultural experiences to help students develop a deeper understanding of  language. Holidays provide a great opportunity for students to learn about the… http://villamadonna.org/blog/cultural-traditions/

Benedictine Education

This week, Villa Madonna Academy celebrates the feast day of St. Benedict and more than 110 years of Benedictine education. What is a Benedictine education? Executive Director Pam… http://villamadonna.org/blog/benedictine-benefits/

Benefits of Studying Outside

The sun is shining; the birds are chirping; and, the students are headed outside. As the weather gets warmer, you will find many classes taking place outside. While it may seem li… http://villamadonna.org/blog/benefits-studying-outside/

Cursive Counts

With tablets and laptops in the classroom, learning cursive may seem quaint, but many teachers and education experts agree that cursive is a valuable learning tool. There is resea… http://villamadonna.org/blog/cursive-counts/

Living Generously

Thousands of people around the world are participating in the 40 Acts of Lent. The international movement is designed to encourage people to live generously. The group that create… http://villamadonna.org/blog/living-generously/

Eyes on the Ohio River Flooding

From our perch overlooking the Ohio River, we can see the water creeping over its banks. Villa Madonna Academy and its sponsors, the Benedictine Sisters of Saint Walburg Monastery… http://villamadonna.org/blog/eyes-ohio-river-flooding/

Hands-on, Minds-on

Want to take your child's learning to the next level? The best place to start may be with their hands.Students learn and retain more when they are engaging multiple parts of the b… http://villamadonna.org/blog/joy-learning1/

Swimming Success

 Congratulations to our VMA Swim Team who competed at the KHSAA Region 7 Swimming & Diving Championship at Silverlake this past Friday and Saturday! This was the largest team … http://villamadonna.org/blog/swimming-success/

Mardi Gras Mania

Thank you to all who attended VillaRama 2018 Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball. It was a great night! We thank all the parents, alumni, and friends in the community who showed their supp… http://villamadonna.org/blog/mardi-gras-mania/

Global Service

Our K-6 global service project was a huge success! Students raised more than $1,700 in a Penny War to raise money for families in Sierra Leone who are recovering from a devastatin… http://villamadonna.org/blog/global-service/

Fall Sports All Stars

Congratulations to our athletes who were recognized by the Enquirer - Cincinnati and Kentucky as Northern Kentucky All-Stars: Boys Cross Country: 2nd Team- John Komaromy-Hiller Ho… http://villamadonna.org/blog/fall-sports-all-stars/

Catholic Schools Week

This week, we join schools around the country in celebrating Catholic Schools Week. We celebrate our students, faculty, Villa families, and the values that make us a family. The t… http://villamadonna.org/blog/catholic-schools-week/

Student Podcast

Villa students are encouraged to be creative, self-starters, and junior Ben Zalla certainly exemplifies that. He started the VMA Government Podcast. He calls it the seminal projec… http://villamadonna.org/blog/student-podcast/

VillaRama 2018

You are invited to VillaRama 2018! Join us for a night of Mardi Gras fun on Saturday, February 10th. This year's event is at a new venue, Cincinnati Airport Marriott. We have a lo… http://villamadonna.org/blog/villarama-2018/

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