Friday, May 18, 2018

Can you believe TWO weeks from now will be our last day of school?! 
We have a few things coming up... 

May 23rd: Spring concert at the High School
May 25th: 8th grade graduation Mass that night. Remember, each family will have a pew reserved for them. There will also be a reception held after Mass downstairs. If you have presents for the grads, you can bring them downstairs. Each graduate will have their own table. 

May 28th: No school!

May 31st: Field Day from 1:00-2:45

June 1st: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL-- Students should bring a sack lunch plus a drink. We are also having our last Mass this day. 

Parents, on the last day of school we will be having the 8th grade's "final drive". Please stand in the halls with us as the whole school sends them off. The 8th grade will start at 1:00 before dismissal. 

Civil War Wax Museum was a hit! 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Reminder to 8th grade parents to fill out the waiver form under this post.

Also to the 8th grade parents:
Graduation is May 25th at 7:00 at Holy Spirit Church. Your child should be dressed in Mass attire which means no denim, no sleeveless tops or dresses, no t-shirts, etc... .
There will be a reception following Mass in the church's basement. Each family will have a pew reserved for them.
I will be sending home formal invites next week, probably Tuesday.

This week:
The 8th grade is visiting the high school on Thursday morning.
They will also be visiting Northwest Missouri  on Friday.

8th grade has their last school Mass May 16th with the 1st grade.
Our class field trip is May 18th.
Music concert May 23rd.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

8th Grade Parents,
Please follow the link to sign the liability waiver for your child. This waiver is for the Escape Chambers for their field trip.

Choose 1 minor and fill your child's information out.
Thanks so much!!

Friday, May 4, 2018

I forgot to mention that the 8th grade will be visiting Northwest Missouri State on Friday the 11th.

Also, 8th and 1st grade will be having their Mass together May 16th.

I just toured the Science Fair, and there were a lot of great ideas!
I was able to snap a few pictures just in case you weren't able to make it!

The Lap-a-thon was a hit! It was a little rainy, but we managed anyhow. Thank you to Chris Walter and Leslie Wurster for providing the Little Green Trailer for all of the kids. The Topical Snows were great!!

                                               The 7th grade drew graphic novels for the first half of
                                            their novel. I thought they were pretty cool so I took a couple
                                                                 of pictures to show you.

                                                                          Science Fair!

Monday, April 30, 2018

May 3rd: Lap-a-thon     Middle school runs at 11:15
May 4th: Spirit Day and Science Fair

May 10th: 8th grade visits the High School. A permission slip will be sent home today.
May 18th: 8th grade field trip to Des Moines. They have decided on doing the Escape Chambers
May 25th: 8th Graduation at Holy Spirit Church
May 28th: No school
May 31st: Field Day

The 6th grade just finished their novel, The Outsiders. I think most of them enjoyed reading it. We will be starting our research papers next week. This is always a long, tedious process but we work together and it all works out.

The 7th grade is in the middle of reading Between Shades of Gray which is based around the "forgotten Holocaust" that includes the Baltic region and Stalin. This has been an interesting novel to read and compare to their last novel Night.

The 8th grade just wrapped up the trial of Tom Robinson today. We still have 10 chapters to read but so far, so good. The 8th grade is doing great discussing and dissecting this novel.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Hi All,

Here is what is happening around here:

Monday the 16th 5 of the 8th graders will be headed to the Science Bowl with Mr. Kissell
PTO meeting the 19th
Spring Clean Up April 20th: MIDDLE SCHOOL KIDS BRING RAKES and GLOVES (Spirit Day)
ALSO THE 20th, Ties and Tutus. Some of your kids may be helping out that Friday night.
April 25th we have our field trip. A permission slip will be sent home this week.
April 27th NO SCHOOL

The 8th grade is working on their yearbook. I will be sending home an order form for the yearbook, should be between $18-$23.

The 8th grade is in the beginning of To Kill a Mockingbird. So far they like it, woo hoo! We had to take a break from it this week due to assessments but will start back up Friday.

The 7th grade did some researching on their next book Between Shades of Gray. This novel is about the "forgotten Holocaust" in Russia specifically Siberia. They really enjoyed Night so I think they will like this one too.

The 6th grade is in the beginning chapters of The Outsiders. They seem to really like this book. It is always a favorite of the students. Throughout the rest of the month they will be taking turns giving their how-to speech. I am excited to see them present!

Last week the 7th grade presented to the Union County Development Association. I tried to take a few pictures but I was doing some serious multitasking, so they may not be so great. However, the kids did AWESOME presenting!!

Monday, April 2, 2018

I am so sorry I have fallen behind on my blog posts. March is always crazy with spring break. But here is what is happening...

April 6th and 20th are Spirit Days for this month.
April 20th is an optional sack lunch day. The other option is cook's choice.

April 16th Science Bowl

April 20th is Ties and Tutus: father/daughter dance. The planning committee is already on this.

April 25th we have a middle school field trip to Conception Abbey in Missouri, more information to come.

April 27th NO SCHOOL

In language arts:
The 6th grade finished their first novel, "The Giver". After reading the packet they spent a class doing stations that all revolved around the book. It was very hands on with a lot of discussion. I think the kids had a lot of fun too. Their next novel is "The Outsiders" which they start tomorrow.

Mrs. Simmons even participated by trying to "see beyond".

The 8th grade started my favorite book today, "To Kill a Mockingbird". To get prepared for that they played bananagrams with chapters 1 and 2 vocabulary. This book fuels so much discussion, it's the best!!

The 7th grade has been hard at work on their Shark Tank projects. They are partnered up, some are by themselves, and created a business plan to bring to Creston. They are making presentations to present in front of the Union County Development Association. They will present on Friday. The presentations look great so far! There are a lot of neat ideas that would make Creston stand out!