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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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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01/13 Update

Greetings, I hope that 2023 is off to a good start for all of you, and it’s been nice to have everyone back at school following Christmas break.  We’ve been given a new recess schedule if the weather prohibits us from being outside.  We may use the Parish Center on Wednesdays and Fridays.  If the...
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12/16 Update

Season’s Greetings, Thank you all for what has been a productive first half of the school year.  Our students have been busy at work in class and trying to maintain a good balance learning and holiday fun. Upon completing Unit 10 grammar work across all levels, we have been focusing on writing instruction.  Eighth Grade...
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12/02 Update

Greetings, As we approach our Christmas break, there is still so much to do.  Let’s start with Eighth Grade.  Printed copies of Saint Essays as part of the Confirmation requirement are due on Monday December 5th.  Confirmation is ultimately about one’s commitment to our Catholic faith, and having the essay completed on time to best...
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11/11 Update

Greetings, Today we are celebrating Veterans’ Day at school with a dress down day.  In addition to that, classroom instruction in LA and Social Studies is aligned with this special day.  Students are completing assignments that will deepen their understanding and appreciation for the men and women who have served. With Veterans’ Day, All Saints...
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10/28 Update

Things have been rather busy lately with Red Ribbon Week taking place and getting ready for Halloween.  Our students have enjoyed participating in a number of activities as a class, with their lower grade buddies, and as an entire school. After attending a Language Arts articulation meeting at Lyons Township High School last week, I...
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10/14 Update

Greetings, As I compose this update, our Seventh and Eighth Graders are attending the Holy Fire Retreat on the campus of UIC. Hopefully, this has been a meaningful experience for them as part of their spiritual growth and development. In Language Arts, all three grade levels have either just completed or are nearly finished completing...
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09/30 Update

Greetings, As we finish September, the first full month of the school year, please make sure that you are checking Classroom and PowerSchool regularly for updates on grades.  I have been reaching out to those families whose son or daughter may be missing assignments and consequently need to improve their grades with urgency.  Still, it’s...
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09/16 Update

Greetings & Happy Spirit Day To All, This past week in Language Arts, all three grade levels completed Unit 8 in their grammar textbooks and completed their open book tests.  The best preparation for the open book test is for students to complete the grammar exercises in their notebooks when assigned and then be fully...
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