Here we are in Holy Week, the most sacred week of the liturgical calendar. Eighth graders are preparing to lead our school community in the living Stations of the Cross. These will be on Good Friday at 11:15 at St. Joe’s Center. We will process at 11:15 from St. Joe’s, through the school and around the block to St. Joe’s. We will then dismiss in silence.
The student council is leading us in Lenten challenges to help students understand poverty a little better. We had a no electricity day and the 8th graders figured out that it cost $4.00 a day just to provide electricity to our classroom. On Friday we counted our extra school supplies. Mrs. Rutherford is helping in a school in Kenya and the number one thing they asked for was pencils. Eighth graders emptied backpacks and desks and found they had over 214 extra pencils. They decided to donate money to the class rice bowl.
There is no school on Monday, April 22, Easter Monday.
Students received their caps and gowns last Friday. Graduation pictures are May 7, at 9:00 a.m..
THE FLIGHT PLAN:
LITERATURE: Students in the Roll of Thunder group are putting together evidence to learn how discrimination impacts a family. They have workbook activities for every chapter read. This week they will complete chapters 5 and 6. Students in the To Kill A Mockingbird group have read up to chapter 8. They are writing summaries of their reading. They completed a character analysis on the character Boo Radley, distinguishing fact from fiction. They will read chapters 9-10 by Thursday and chapter 11 by Tuesday.
RELIGION: Eighth graders are preparing for the living Stations of the Cross. Costumes were distributed this afternoon. Students can bring them home to accessorize. The ACRE test will be given this month. This is a standardized test over religion concepts.
U.S. HISTORY: The Revolutionary War is coming to an end.
Hi 8th grade parents,
The kayak trip is coming together! This is on May 30th and the 31st. We have for our chaperones Kirk Johnson, Sara Williams and James Williams. We will be car camping at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. On Thursday we tour English and American Camps and go to the Whale Museum. On Friday we go on our 5 hour guided kayak trip with San Juan Island Outfitters out of Roche Harbor. Thanks to our STORM fund the cost per student is at $52. This will show up on FACTS this week. I will get permission slips out in the next week or so. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
This week in 8th science we have the corrections from last week’s quiz due Tuesday. Also due are pp. 67-68. Due Thursday are pp. 74-80. We have a lab on Wednesday. Due next Tuesday are pp. 82-88.
We are off-and-running with our research papers. Section 2 is due on Thursday. I am giving students lots of class time to work on their papers, but they will still have to work at home to complete each section. In grammar, we are reviewing pronouns.
Have a blessed Holy Week,