Class of 2017
June 5, 2017
Our final complete week of school...where has the time gone?
We look forward to our special night Thursday, June 8 at 6:00 when we dazzle our parents and other guests with a look back upon our years of academics at SMS.
Middle School welcomed special guests from our local VFW who presented two students with certificates and prizes for their essays which made it to the district level. Congratulations to Isabella DeFelice and Lena Simone for their The America I Believe In creations. And good luck to Isabella whose essay has made it to the state level of the competiton.
AND WHO SAID BOOK REPORTS ARE BORING??? Not in this classroom - we take them to the next level. Check out the photos on our Picture Perfect page...
November 17, 2016
Life has been very busy in this classroom...we composed essays for a national essay contest sponsored by the VFW. The topic was The America I Believe In and our local winners include Lena Simone in Grade 8, along with Carina Brown and Isabella DeFelice, both from Grade 7. Congratulations, Girls. We also held a school wide presidential election. It was fascinating to reproduce each step of the voting process. The Eighth Grade also hosted our annual Veteran's Day Program which included songs, dancing and a good time for all out guests. Thank you, veterans, families and friends who came to help us salute our veterans.
Week of Sept. 6
Our second week was a busy one in Eighth Grade; creating booklets featuring study tools for history, planning a prayer service for next week, beginning French and computer classes, completing a reflective, metaphoric essay comparing the selecting of a rock to our roles in the classroom, and so much more. We did find time to take a few selfies, though:) Check out our selfie page.
Our first week of classes were an immense success! Each student completed an application to become a member of the class, and all were accepted! Everyone expressed a strong desire to be the role models for the rest of the school population, determined to teach through examples of displaying strong faith, respect and responsibility. It is a great pleasure to welcome them all into Grade Eight.
We got right to work, having completed our first writing for our developing portfolio, studying the dawn of civilization - ask about Igor - , are preparing our first prayer service partnered with Grade Seven and we began reading our first novel together, Red Kayak. We also sadly said farewell and best wishes to Fr. Sheaffer as he travels to his newest adventure, and warmly greeted our new priest, Fr. Brian...peace!