Mr. Matt Nowakowski

Homework Policy

Throughout the course of the junior high experience, students will study the stories of the Old Testament; learn about the life of Jesus in the Gospels, and  prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation.  In class, students routinely pray the Rosary and learn about the lives of the saints.  Students have the opportunity to attend retreats, complete service experiences, and take an active role in preparing all school masses.  The junior high religion curriculum ensures that all students are challenged academically, while at the same time, developing spiritually. 

Since most religion assignments are completed within class time, late and missing work should not really be an issue. However, if students do not submit work by the time and date it is expected, students will receive a warning and chance to submit the assignment. Should students choose not to, the assignment will be recorded as missing and grade of 0 will be earned.

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Mr. Nowakowski 05/10-05/14

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our St. Cletus moms and mom-figures!  I hope you enjoy your weekend and that your kids do something nice for you.  Speaking of mothers, we will be celebrating our May Crowning in church this Monday at 9:30 a.m.  Seventh graders will watch it live-streamed from their classrooms.  While it...
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Mr. Nowakowski Easter Greetings

Before we begin our “sprint” towards the end of this eventful school year, I would like to wish all families a Blessed Easter.  Hopefully, your Lenten journey was a fulfilling time and will lead to a more meaningful celebration of Christ’s resurrection.  Keep in mind that St. Cletus and many other parishes will be live...
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Mr. Nowakowski 03/22-03/26

Our parent teacher conferences last week provided opportunities for productive conversations, and I am hopeful that all seventh and eighth graders will close out the year successfully.  As we continue our prayer, fasting, and almsgiving throughout this Lenten, it has been a joy to be able to celebrate the feasts of St. Patrick and St....
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Mr. Nowakowski 02/22-02/26

With the commencement of the Season of Lent taking place earlier this week on Ash Wednesday, I am grateful for the opportunity that was provided to all of us at school to be able to go into the church and receive ashes on our foreheads.  Remaining spiritually connected while being socially distant takes on greater...
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Mr. Nowakowski 02/01 – 02/05

Greetings Families, January has flown by due in part to Christmas break, remote learning, and the unexpected snow day.  I hope your Christmas season was enjoyable, and I ask all of you to continue to be mindful of our safety at school by following the public health guidelines. Seventh grade is in the process of...
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Christmas Greetings

And it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us!  – A Christmas Carol Many of us know the story of Scrooge inside and out.  This treasure of a novel, as well...
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Mr. Nowakowski – Thanksgiving Week

Pope St. John Paul II once said, “Remember the past with gratitude.  Live the present with enthusiasm.  Look forward to the future with confidence.”  As we take time this Thanksgiving to reflect upon what we are thankful for, it might be a little more challenging than usual to heed these words of John Paul II. ...
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Mr. Nowakowski 11/16-11/20

Greetings Parents,   We all have our favorite Halloween and Christmas songs, tv episodes, and movies, don’t we?  For some reason, there is not a high volume of Thanksgiving ones,but it certainly doesn’t diminish the quality of what is there.  The “Thanksgiving Trinity” for me includes A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, the infamous WKRP Turkey Drop...
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Mr. Nowakowski 11/02-11/06

I struggled internally last weekend as Big Ten football returned. Watching those games on Saturdays in the fall is one of my favorite autumnal customs. Since I was a kid with my University of Michigan Starter jacket (remember those, moms & dads?!), I’ve been enamored with the decades old rivalries, the pageantry of the marching...
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