Language and Literature- Mr. Schaefer


It’s been a pleasure teaching everyone this year.  Have a fantastic summer and do your summer reading


Language and Literature- Mr. Maddock

8th Grade Literature and Writing–   Sigh.


6th and 7th Grade Grammar and Writing–  Good luck on final exams.  Try to get plenty of sleep and not worry that the brightness of your future largely depends on your performance over the next week!  Relax!

Science- Mr. Short


No updates this week.

Language Acquisition- Madame Rooks

French :  Félicitations et Bon Été!  Congratulations and Happy Summer !


Language Acquisition- Senora Thompson

No updates this week.



Math- Mrs. Koehler


NOTICE:   Math Lab has ended for this school year.  We had a thank you party for Mrs. Avram for all the hours she gives to help our students.  She was very appreciative and touched by the students’ cards and gestures.

To our graduating 8th graders: 

You know you are my first group to go from 6th to 8th grade math with me.  And, yes, this makes you special!  It has been fun to see you grow from innocent, little 6th graders into young adult 8th graders.  You all have such potential to leave your mark in this world and make a difference.  Remember, to take the time to listen for God’s guidance as you find your calling in life and to follow your heart.  And, yes, I’m sure I will cry at graduation because I will miss you all!  Please come visit and share your high school experiences with me!  I wish the best to you all and am so very proud of your accomplishments!

Ms. K


Exam Schedule – Tuesday, May 26th 

            8:15 – 9:45 Pre-Algebra exam (Mr. Short’s Homeroom)

            10:00 – 11:30  Pre-Algebra exam (Mrs. Slifka’s Homeroom)



Math- Mrs. Schiavo

Sixth Grade Pre-Algebra – Mrs. Schiavo


What an exciting year it has been in Math class.  As I look back on the year I am amazed at the amount of material these students have learned.  They have worked very hard this year.  To help students retain what they have mastered over the last school year, a summer math project is being assigned.  Students will receive the packet on the last day of school. The work in the packet is not a lesson and students should find the material to be a review.  While there is no one best way to complete the project, I suggest that students complete the assignment over the course of the summer.  Their time and effort will be less helpful if the packet is completed in a day or two  Congratulations students, you have really excelled and done a wonderful job.





Individuals in Societies- Mrs. Tuskey


For all grades:

It’s exam time! Please help your students to remember to bring in their textbooks on exam days. We are collecting them in each class during exams.


Have a wonderful summer!

Mrs. Tuskey


Religion- Mrs. Slifka

I wish you all a wonderful summer and thank you so much for such a great year.  I love it here and just get so inspired to come up with more ideas of bringing Christ into your children’s lives in life long ways. 


Optional ideas for the summer:

  1. I recently started to take a piece of scripture and try to pray it through the day. Here are some good ones to use for children if you would like to use them.  One good way to start this is to print the following scriptures, cut them and place them somewhere where you can pick one each morning.  Meditate on it first thing, carry it with you and pray it spontaneously throughout the day for your children—or do it with your kids.   This is not mandatory—but would be great summer work for religion for both prayer and scripture.


  1. Growth in Grace—”I pray that my children may grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Pet. 3:18)
  2. Love—”Grant, Lord, that my children may learn to live a life of love, through the Spirit who dwells in them.” ( 5:25Eph. 5:2)
  3. Honesty and Integrity—”May integrity and honesty be their virtue
    and their protection.” ( 25:21)
  4. Self-Control—”Father, help my children not to be like many others around them, but let them be alert and self-controlled in all they do.”
    (1 Thess. 5:6)
  5. Respect(for self, others, and authority)—”Father, grant that my children may show proper respect to everyone, as Your Word commands.” (1 Pet. 2:17)
  6. Kindness—”Lord, may my children always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.” (1 Thess. 5:15)
  7. Generosity—”Grant that my children may be generous and willing to share, and so lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age.” (
  8. Peace-Loving—”Father, let my children make every effort to do what leads to peace.” (Rom. 14:19)
  9. Perseverance—”Lord, teach my children perseverance in all they do, and help them especially to run with perseverance the race marked out for them.” ( 12:1)
  10. Responsibility—”Grant that my children may learn responsibility, for each one should carry his own load.” ( 6:5)
  11. Contentment—”Father, teach my children the secret of being content in any and every situation, through Him who gives them strength.” ( 4:12-13)
  12. Faith—”I pray that faith will find root and grow in my children’s hearts, that by faith they may gain what has been promised to them.” (Luke 17:5-6 11:1-40)
  13. Hope—”May the God of hope grant that my children may overflow with hope and hopefulness by the power of the Holy Spirit.” ( 15:13)
  14. Self-Discipline—”Father, I pray that my children may acquire a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair.” ( 1:3)
  15. Prayerfulness—”Grant, Lord, that my children’s lives may be marked by prayerfulness, that they may learn to pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers.” (1 Thess. 5:17)
  16. Gratitude—”Help my children to live lives that are always overflowing with thankfulness and always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Eph. 5:20;  2:7)








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“Show Your Creative Side and Learn How to Make Cool Cards”
Spend a few hours with some of your favorite teachers while making cool cards , enjoying refreshments and getting to know each other better!   (This was part of the silent auction at the GALA and all spaces did not sell.)  First Come First serve

Mrs. Slifka, Mrs. Tuskey, and Madame Rooks will provide all of the art supplies, refreshments, and happiness for 8 lucky students!
We will make 8-10 greeting cards.

Date:  Tue., June 23, 2015
Time:  4 – 6 pm
Location:  St. Mary’s School

We ask for a minimum donation of $15 to go towards Saint Mary’s


 Design- Mrs. Clopton

No updates this week.

PE- Coach Spicer

No updates this week.

Music- Mrs. Taylor

No updates this week.

Art- Mrs. Dunham

No updates this week.