May Notes for Grade 8

 

We are in the home stretch! 

Mark your calendars with the following important dates:

Monday, May 1- School-wide May Crowning in the grotto

Friday, May 5- First Friday Mass hosted by grade 5.  Cinco de Mayo celebration grade 8

Saturday, May 6- May Crowning 4:00

Tuesday, May 9- Confessions grade 8

Monday May 15- graduation reflection essays due

Sunday, May 21- Children’s Mass- 10:30

Tuesday, May 23- Holiday Hill trip

Thursday, May 25- 9:15 Mass – Ascension Thursday

Friday, May 26- 12:30 dismissal

Monday, May 29- Memorial Day- no school

Tuesday, May 30- New York field trip

(June notes will include specifics, but mark these two days: June 1- Class Night and June 2- Graduation (both begin at 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. Three 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

 

We are in the home stretch! 

Mark your calendars with the following important dates:

Monday, May 1- School-wide May Crowning in the grotto

Friday, May 5- First Friday Mass hosted by grade 5.  Cinco de Mayo celebration grade 8

Saturday, May 6- May Crowning 4:00

Tuesday, May 9- Confessions grade 8

Monday May 15- graduation reflection essays due

Sunday, May 21- Children’s Mass- 10:30

Tuesday, May 23- Holiday Hill trip

Thursday, May 25- 9:15 Mass – Ascension Thursday

Friday, May 26- 12:30 dismissal

Monday, May 29- Memorial Day- no school

Tuesday, May 30- New York field trip

(June notes will include specifics, but mark these two days: June 1- Class Night and June 2- Graduation (both begin at 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. Three 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!