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JUNIOR HIGH READING/ELA

Grade 7- Students at this academic level will continue to build on skills developed in prior years. Skill sets include citing textual evidence to support an analysis of an issue, developing deeper critical thinking skills, and incorporating grade appropriate vocabulary into their work. Selected literary works will include a more advanced focus on non-fiction and informational texts. The academic agenda will also include research and public speaking.

Grade 8- High School preparation is the focus for the students at this level. Literary analysis will be expressed in the form of a thesis paper, and students will be introduced to proper citation techniques that will be a valuable tool to them at the high school level. They will also continue to focus on citing textual evidence to support their positions on an issue, developing deeper critical thinking skills and distinguishing between essential and non-essential details.

 

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Student Illness Policy

Please read and understand the policy regarding students coming to school sick, with the flu, or with a fever. They will be sent home. If you can not pick them up, they will remain in the nurses office for the day and will not be permitted in class. This is very important. We have an obligation to keep our students healthy and the policy will be strictly enforced. 

If a student tests positive for the flu, children are not to return to school until they are at least fever free for 48-72 hours, as they are still considered to be contagious for about a week. In short, if your child is diagnosed with the flu, they must not come to school until they are cleared by a doctor. Any student who comes to school sick or with a fever will be sent home to insure the health and well being of everyone. All tests can be made up upon return. 

Additionally, even if your child does not have the flu, but has had a fever, they should not return to school until they are fever free for at least 24 hours. The same applies to vomiting and or/ "sensitive" stomach issues. We have members of our school family with compromised immune systems and all precautions should be taken to prevent other students from getting sick. I thank you all in advance for your understanding and cooperation in this matter. 

Class Pictures Monday, September 30

Class pictures are scheduled for Monday, September 30.
 
FULL DRESS UNIFORM IS REQUIRED
 
On Tuesday, October 1, 8th grade will take pictures for their photo identification.
Individual graduation pictures will be taken in December, date TBA
 
Thank you

Upcoming Assignments

Refugee Thesis Paper
 
Submit in Google Classroom by 11:59 on April 17
 
Harrison Bergeron Thesis Reflection
 
Submit by Wed. April 10 / TYPED
 
This thesis reflection will be graded as a religion assignment as well
 
 

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, AND UNTIL THE CLASS LEARNS TO CLEAN UP AFTER THEMSELVES, CLASS 8-1 WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO HAVE FOOD OF ANY KIND IN THE CLASSROOM AT BREAK.
 
I WILL REVISIT THE ISSUE NEXT WEEK.
 
THANK YOU
 
 

CATHOLIC SCHOOL WEEK BAKE SALE

Bake Sale    Grades 1-8
 
Tuesday January 29th
 
Donations appreciated, no nuts please.
 
$1 and $5 dollar bills also very much appreciated!