MAP Testing and a few other things…

MAP Testing in Language and Reading will take place on Monday 4/24 and Wednesday 4/26 for grades 6-8. As a result, there will be no spelling the week of April 24th.

The SJS Talent Show will be on Thursday 4/27 at 12:30 p.m. in the Social Hall.

Just a reminder that the rock climbing field trip permission slips, waiver form and money are due by Friday 4/28. The field trip is on Friday 5/5.

Book Club will meet on Friday 4/28 during lunch!

6th grade landmark research project – notecards are due Tuesday 4/25 and final project including scrapbook page (to be done at home) is due on Monday 5/15.

Book talks for grades 6-8 begin on Thursday 5/11.

April 7th update!

Project due dates:

8th grade: Book talks begin Thursday, May 11th

7th grade: Book talks begin Thursday, May 11th

6th grade: Book talks begin Thursday, May 11th and Scrapbook/Landmark project is due on Monday, May 15th. Students should currently be taking notes on index cards from their books. We will be selecting reliable websites to use and research next week and students can begin taking notes on these websites as well. Notecards should be completed by Tuesday, April 25th.

6th grade spelling words (week of 4/10): happiness, muddiest, tighter, cruelest, noisiest, crazier, stiffness, dampness, sharpness, strictest, brightest, thickest, emptiness, tinier, firmest, cleverness, healthier, simplest, cleanliness, promptness  ****Revised schedule: 2x each due Thursday 4/13, spelling worksheet due Tuesday 4/18 and spelling test on Thursday 2/20****

Other upcoming dates:

Friday, April 14 – Monday, April 17 – Easter break

Thursday, April 27 – Talent Show (12:30 p.m.)

Friday, May 12 – May Crowning/Living Rosary after 9:00 Mass

Friday, May 19 – School drama production (7:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, May 23 – Spring Program (7:00 p.m.)

Friday, May 26 – Grades 6-8 Field Trip to Put-in-Bay

Tuesday, May 30 – Rock the Challenge

Thursday, June 1 – Last day of school and 8th grade graduation Mass (7:00 p.m.)

April 1st update!

It’s hard to believe we are already in the fourth quarter of the school year!

The sixth graders will be starting their research projects this week! Just a reminder that they will need to have their books on their landmarks and bring them to class on Tuesday, April 4th. We will also be starting a novel, Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick.

We will be reading The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (my personal favorite) in 7th grade and The Giver by Lois Lowry in 8th grade during this final quarter of the school year!

A few upcoming dates:

Wednesday 4/5 – $45 remaining balance for Put-in-Bay trip due

Thursday 4/6 – Dress down with donation for Operation Rescue

Friday 4/14-Monday 4/17 – Easter break

6th grade spelling words (week of April 3rd) – juror, consumer, biology, jeweler, aviator, spectator, insulator, typist, transformer, projector, machinist, geologist, florist, divisor, journalist, technology, mythology, escalator, manufacturer, investigator

March 17th update

Upcoming events:

Monday 3/20 – Mass to celebrate Feast of St. Joseph (9:00 a.m.) and How to Pray the Mass with Father Tim (1:00 p.m.)

Wednesday 3/22 – Grades 6-8 Field Trip/Laser Tag (10:00-1:50)

Friday 3/24 – Stations of the Cross (1:00 p.m.)

**Spring Break – 3/25- 4/2 (return to school on Monday 4/3)**

Wednesday 4/5 – Put-in-Bay Field Trip balance due ($45)

Spelling words (week of 3/20): tricolor, midwestern, tripled, university, midsummer, biweekly, unicycle, monorail, uniform, bisects, biplane, triangular, binoculars, unison, trilogy, monotonous, monosyllable, universal, triplicate, biannual

Research projects and March 13th update!

The 8th graders finished their research papers on their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honoree and designed an album cover on their person/band. They included: Michael Jackson, Louis Armstrong, NWA, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Elvis Presley and AC/DC.



The seventh graders have also completed their research papers and created a can-a-character of their famous person. They included: Wilbur Wright, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, Kevin O’Leary, Helen Keller, Dwayne Johnson, Bob Marley, Henry Ford, Alexander Hamilton, John F. Kennedy, Bob Feller, Gene Kelly and Charles Darwin.


6th grade spelling words (week of 3/13): antifreeze, supervise, semifinal, antiseptic, transparent, substitution, antidote, submarine, superficial, subscription, semicircle, counteract, counterattack, semicolon, supersonic, transistor, ultraviolet, transferred, counterfeit, antibodies



March 4th update!

Stations of the Cross for the school will be on March 10th, March 17th, and March 24th at 1:00 in the church.

We will be spending time in the church chapel during Mondays of Lent for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and we will also be attending Father Tim’s Lenten Talks “How to Pray with the Mass” on Mondays March 13th and 20th at 1:00.

There will be a school Mass next Saturday, March 11th at 5:30 p.m. at Nativity. The Mass will be led by the 3rd and 6th graders. All students are encouraged to attend.

6th grade spelling words (week of 3/6): forewarning, postscript, postwar, encourage, overweight,  overflow, foresight, embellish, emblazon, engrave, endanger, foreground, embitter, overdue, foreknowledge, overprotect, embankment, embattle, enlistment, enlighten


Testing starts this week (2/27)!

Seventh grade begins IOWA and CAT testing this week. Please be sure to get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and bring extra #2 pencils to school!!

Ash Wednesday (March 1st) is this week and we will be attending 9:00 Mass as a school. Please join us if you are able. 

This Thursday (March 2nd), is a donation dress down day for Operation Rescue.

6th grade spelling words (week of 2/27): propelling, competitors, provision, conference, previous, dedicate, deposited, complaint, depended, decreased, predicted, progress, misunderstood, confused, presume, prescription, mispronounced, prevented, compelled, confirmation

Looking ahead…

Can-a-character research projects (7th grade) and Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame scrapbook/research projects (8th grade) are due on MONDAY, MARCH 6th!

Keynote presentations (grades 6-8) begin on THURSDAY, MARCH 9th!

February 11th update!

Due to early dismissal and conferences this Thursday (2/16) and no school on Friday (2/17) and Monday (2/20), the sixth grade spelling lesson will start this week and end next week. Spelling words written 2 times each will be due Wednesday (2/15), spelling worksheet will be due Wednesday (2/22) and the test will be Friday (2/24).

The spelling words are: incredible, immortal, intolerant, immigrant, illogical, immature, illegal, improperly, incapable, irregular, impatient, impolitely, indirect, indefinite, immaterial, illiterate, impractical, irresponsible, irrational and illegible

Coming up:

Tuesday 2/14 – wear red/pink accessories with uniform for St. Valentine’s Day

Monday 2/27 – IOWA testing begins (make sure to have #2 pencils)

Monday 3/6 – Can-a-character and Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame research projects due!!

Thursday 3/9 – Keynotes due (grades 6-8)

Friday 3/17 – End of 3rd quarter

February 4th update!

This week:

Monday 2/6 – Book Club during lunch

Thursday 2/9 – Operation Rescue dress down with donation

Friday 2/10 – Pep Rally 1:00 p.m.

Looking ahead:

Thursday 2/16 – Conferences 

Friday 2/17 and Monday 2/20 – No school

Monday 3/6 – Can-a-character (grade 7) and Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame (grade 8) projects due

Thursday 3/9 – present keynotes (grades 6, 7, and 8)

6th grade spelling words (week of 2/6) – coward, drowsily, bough, endow, mouthful, compound, pronoun, household, downstream, discount, surrounding, pronounced, foundation, resounding, lounge, announce, account, counterpart, outrageous, drought

Catholic Schools Week is here!

Please join us on Sunday, January 29th starting with 8:30 Mass and a pancake breakfast and school open house to follow. Students can sit in the choir section and should wear their uniforms!

Other events during the week:

Monday 1/30 – Focus on our Community/National Day of Service (2-hour late arrival)

Tuesday 1/31 – Focus on our Students

Wednesday 2/1 – Focus on our Nation (wear uniforms with red, white, blue accessories)

Thursday 2/2 – Focus on Vocations (Operation Rescue dress down with donation)

Friday 2/3 – Focus on our Staff and Pep Rally Day (9:00 Mass and 1:00 Pep Rally with blue/gold/spirit wear dress down) ***Book club during lunch 

Saturday 2/4 – Focus on Family (STEM activities from 2:00-3:45)