May News in Grade 8


 We are in the home stretch!

Mark your calendars with the following important dates:

Monday, May 2- School-wide May Crowning in the grotto at 1:30- Join us if you can!

Friday, May 4- First Friday Mass.  Cinco de Mayo celebration at 10:30 for grade 8

Monday, May 7, Graduation Reflection papers due.

Thursday, May 10- 9:15 Mass- Ascension Thursday

Saturday, May 12- May Crowning 4:00 Mass

Monday, May 14- Boston Trip

Thursday, May 17- Wilcox Orientation

Friday, May 18- 2:00 Rosary

Tuesday, May 23- Holiday Hill trip

Friday, May 25- 12:30 dismissal

Monday, May 28- Memorial Day- no school

Thursday, May 31- 8th Grade Class Night- 6:30

Friday, June 1- Graduation- 6:30:)

As you can see, we are running out of time, but we still have material to cover. Here is how we will be spending our time in class:


Literature- During the Month of May, students will be reading their final novel for the year. This will be a book of their choice. In addition, they will have the opportunity to choose selections from the anthology that they would like to read.  There are just so many good stories and articles, but there isn’t enough time to cover them all.


Language Arts- Our biggest challenge this month is the Walter Deptula Writing and Speaking contest.  This is open to all 8th grade students in the city of Meriden.  Students are able to write on a topic of their choice and share their writing with the class and the school. Winners will be chosen to represent OLMC.  We wish them luck!  We will also be finishing our text material and preparing for this final exam.


Religion- A good deal of the month of May we will be preparing for our two May Crowning ceremonies.  They will both be beautiful, I’m certain, so please try to attend.  In addition, we will be wrapping up our study of Church history and Family Life.

One final reminder- Students must complete 16 hours of community service to graduate.  Please have all signed papers in as soon as possible. Thanks!May Notes for Grade 8