Happy Summer!

Greetings my lovely students, heading into summer I have a few words of wisdom which I always try to follow during our favorite time of year:

  • Run through the sprinkler
  • Eat huge slices of watermelon
  • Watch the sun set
  • Make the stickiest s’mores of your life
  • Catch fireflies
  • Set up a lemonade stand
  • Have a picnic
  • Play with someone new
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Go barefoot
  • Read, read, and read some more
  • BE A KID

Have a FANTASTIC SUMMER, and know that I’m excited to see you in the fall!

Amherst Sidewalk Survey

Below is the link for the sidewalk survey created by the seventh grade students at St. Joe’s.  Please take the survey before April 29, 2018.  We will interpret the results and create visuals to display them in order to help the city of Amherst apply for a “Get to School Safe” Grant that would put more sidewalks in our community!

Sidewalk Survey

Sidewalk Survey!

Our seventh grade class recently learned how to obtain reliable information that accurately represents the population in question.  We are going to apply this knowledge during our next problem-based learning project.  In the future, our school is going to help apply for a “Safe Way to School” grant for the neighborhoods of Amherst.  Part of the application process is surveying the public to determine the need/support of the things this grant would supply.  We began by drafting a survey, and determining how we would make it available to the public so as to receive the largest amount of responses possible, making our sample size truly representative of the population of Amherst.

Divisibility Rules!

The sixth grade spent some time creating a flip chart to help them learn divisibility rules, without having to do long division.  Having these charts has assisted the class in determining if numbers are prime or composite.  This skill is essential when finding the prime factorization of numbers!

Analyzing Primary Sources

This week, the eighth grade learned about events that lead to the American Revolution.  One of the main events was the Boston Massacre.  The students analyzed different primary sources including newspaper articles and images and noted differences in which group was portrayed as the aggressor.  We discovered the images and texts created right after the incident were used as propaganda to persuade colonists to join a certain side of the Revolution!

Spirit of Independence Hall of Fame – Who to Induct?

Here’s a sneak preview of the eighth grader’s nominees for the “Spirit of

Independence Hall of Fame”!  Final projects to be unveiled at our

St. Joseph Parish School Open house this Sunday from 12-1:30!

Come cast your vote for who should be inducted!

10 Commandments Activity

During our first religion class back from Christmas break, the eighth grade class played a game reviewing the Ten Commandments!



Check out this link to complete your Alternative Energy Webquest for our whole school PBL!!!



8th graders! 

Click here to learn about the ‘O Antiphons’ that we use in the masses before Christmas!

O Antiphons

Panther for a Day Shadow Form

If you are attending the Shadow Day at Elyria Catholic on Friday 10/27, please fill out and submit the form below!


EC Form