Welcome to 2024! One full week of school nearly completed and a day off for our nation to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr is a good way to ease back in to the routine of school.
Seventh Grade has begun a short story unit that focuses on the relationship between people and animals. We have read “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi” by Rudyard Kipling. In Social Studies, students are completing a Google Slide Presentation on the Civil Rights Movement. Students may start bringing in completed History Fair boards between 01/22-01/25. Flexibility is being given due in part to the weather. The boards will be set up on 01/26 in preparation for our Catholic Schools Week Open House that weekend.
In Eighth Grade, students are reading the novel The Call of the Wild by Jack London. They will be reading it more independently than some of the other novels and short stories that we read, so the expectations for reading at home may be greater than usual. In Social Studies, we are still covering the Civil War. We will begin working on letters to Fr. Elmer for Confirmation soon. Some students have started turning in their completed red booklets. I’d like to have all of them by Tuesday of next week.
A few other reminders :
Students really need to have their chrome books charged at home. There has been a recent trend in which an overwhelming number of students are coming to me asking for chargers and to charge the device. Students used to be given violations for that and would have privileges withheld. I hope we don’t have to go back to doing that. Also, please make sure that students are dressed properly for the frigid winter weather. This also includes wearing St. Cletus uniform sweatshirts throughout the school day. While most Eighth Graders are content with wearing their graduation sweatshirts, many Seventh Graders need to be reminded to remove their non-uniform hooded sweatshirts and jackets. Those articles of clothing provide great storage places for cell phones, and we don’t want those accessed during the day.
Lastly, if you haven’t registered your children for next year, now is a great time to do that. Tell all your friends too!
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others? ” – Martin Luther King, Jr.