To celebrate Student Appreciation Day the middle school students went outside and drew pictures with sidewalk chalk. The drawings represented interesting events or places in history. We also played Frisbee, basketball, and blew bubbles for a fun afternoon.
The middle school is busy learning more about our Catholic faith as we get back to school. The 6th grade continues their study of the Old Testament. We are currently reading about Joseph and then Moses in our Bibles and religion book. 7th grade is reviewing the Sacraments and working on their social justice projects. […]
The middle school students participated in collaborative group projects last week. One group researched Christmas traditions in other countries. The countries represented this year include Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Philippines, and China. Each group decorated a Christmas tree to represent the nation and a poster with their culture and holiday traditions. The trees are beautiful […]
The Class of 2015 planned a spiritual Advent retreat for the middle school students. The theme of the retreat was to prepare for the Lord’s coming through peaceful actions. The retreat consisted of fun “get to know you” activities, beautiful prayers, Gospel readings, making a peace promise on a Christmas tree, and reflection. Everyone left […]
8th graders are learning about motion and are practicing graphing data by playing with skateboards! This lab had us running trials, measuring, and recording data – all to graphed and analyzed next week. 7th grade is learning about the basic unit of life – the cell. We had a chance to examine our cheek cells […]
To honor Mary and practice our Catholic faith the school participated in a Living Rosary today. The middles school students each held a bead of the rosary and led one of the prayers. We also heard all of the Mysteries of the Rosary. The choir sang Ava Maria and Hail Holy Queen to complete our […]
For the first trimester, all three middle school classes have formed book clubs to discuss their independent reading books. Each class meets 1 day a week in the library. 6th graders are reading 6 different fictional novels, Chase, Blown Away,Keeping Cool in Middle School,IQ, Soldier X, andOne Left Behind. The entire 7th grade is reading The […]
The 7th grade is currently studying the Islam religion in history class. After watching a video on a Mecca Pilgrimage the class is putting the factors of Islamic Spain into the 4 Worlds model. This helps us understand a far away and long ago place better.
Today for school wide centers the middle school participated in activities that focused on team work. As the students mingled into mixed grade groups they worked on building a tower out of newspapers, saving a worm, and building infrastructures from pasta shapes. The skills learned were leadership and helping the group achieve their goal.
The 7th grade is currently studying the Native American ancestors of Mesoamerica. These indigenous people include the Olmec, Mayan, Aztec, and Inca. After each lesson we use educational videos to visit the countries in this region. In groups the students are placing the factors of each civilization into the 4 Worlds mode. The final assessment […]