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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05/19 Update

Greetings, I’m sure that many of you parents, like me, have memories of the last weeks of the school year coinciding with all of those Bulls Championships many years ago.  Back then, and even today, the final minutes of an NBA playoff game can be incredibly tense and also thrilling.  The final minutes are what...
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05/05 Update

Greetings Parents, In my opinion, there isn’t a month in the calendar that better sums up a Catholic school education than the month of May.  We celebrate the Second Grader’s First Holy Communion; we honor Our Blessed Mother when we crown the statue of Mary at the May Crowning Mass; and we begin the “farewell...
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04/21 Update

Greetings, Wishing you all Easter Blessings as our Church continues to celebrate the Easter Liturgical Season.  Our return from break has been a busy one due largely to the spring musical.  It’s always nice to see the efforts that students put forth in the performance. Although, it is still important for students to have an...
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04/06 Update

Greetings, As we reach the end of our Lenten journey, it’s a reminder of what a special opportunity that your children have been given in attending a Catholic school.  From our weekly masses, to our weekly Stations of the Cross, to our Washing of the Feet service, our students have been given the chance to...
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03/24 Update

Greetings, By this time next week, the eighth graders and I will have returned from our Springfield trip.  Students will have the opportunity to visit the State Capitol Building, Lincoln’s Home, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and Lincoln’s Tomb.  It’s a special feeling to walk in steps of quite possibly our nation’s greatest...
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03/09 Update

Thanks to everyone who attended Parent Teacher Conferences.  If you were unable to attend, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have. Eighth Grade parents should be on the lookout within the next week or two for an agreement to be signed by parents and students pertaining to...
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02/24 Update

Greetings Parents, As you know, Trimester 2 is coming to an end.  Please make sure to check Powerschool to see if your child is missing any work.  I’ve been trying to update grades at a furious pace after being severely backed up, and I appreciate your patience and understanding with that. All three levels have...
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02/10 Update

I apologize for not e-mailing the link for the 01/27 update.  It had been posted on the school website, but I didn’t realize until it was too late that I had forgot to send it. With the excitement of this weekend’s Super Bowl, I was recently thinking about past Super Bowls games, and one that...
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01/27 Update

Greetings, I hope everyone is ready for our upcoming Catholic Schools Week events beginning with Mass and Open House on Sunday! In Language Arts, Eighth Grade and Seventh Grade have been finishing up the unit on pronouns while Sixth Grade has been working on expository writing.  In Social Studies, Eighth Grade is nearing the end...
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