Mrs. Chris McElroy (Sub for Mrs. Gordon)

Week of January 4:

Graduation Pictures are Thursday, January 7!  The boys should be in a shirt and tie, or a suit, if available.  The girls should be dressed appropriately. 

8th Grade:
We are picking up where we left off before break studying ethos, pathos and logos,  and other features of using persuasive techniques.   Following that the students will begin work on their persuasive essays.

The students have been working hard on their Confirmation requirements,, and we will also be preparing for the Catholic Schools Week Mass.

Social Studies:  We are looking at the New West following the Civil War.  This week is Cattle Herding and Homesteading.  

Quiz on Friday!

Vocabulary:  We will start Unit 8 this week and the test will be on Thursday, January 16.  The completed Unit 8 in the book is due Wednesday, January 15. The extension activity will be due on Friday, January 17.

7th Grade:

We are finishing up our unit on the "Kidnapped Santa" story and we are starting on writing our creative writing on an Original Story.

 Week of December 9:

8th Grade:

English - We are starting our activities on Persuasive Language and will probably culminate after break with our Persuasive Essays.

Social Studies:  - We are working on our Escape Plan to investigate the Reconstruction. 

Vocabulary:  Unit 7 - The completed unit is due Wednesday. Test is on Thursday, December 12.  The extension activity is due Friday.  
Religion - We are writing our Saint Reports.   They have their rubric.

7th Grade:

We are catching up on our DLR activities.  7th Grade should be finished with their corrections through #62, 7th Grade White should be finished with their corrections through #59.  I will be checking them in on Wednesday.

We have also started our "Kidnapped Santa" project which will culminate with and Origin Story.  Due:  December 11 - They should have finished their packet through the vocabulary.  

Room 208:

All the Christmas fun!
Wednesday 11th - Christmas Concert 1:00 PM
Thursday - Mass at 8:30
Friday:  Reconciliation 9:30
Monday the 16th - McAuley Choir
Tuesday - Wolves Trip
Thursday - Band Concert 10:00 AM
Friday - 20th Early Dismissal 1:00 PM

Merry Christmas!

8th Grade:

English - We are continuing with our essays -- the next due date is  Wednesday, November 6 - 2nd and 3rd body paragraphs.  So far everyone is up to date! Yay!

Vocabulary - We will start Unit 6 on Wednesday.

Social Studies - The Emancipation Proclamation--it's a little hard to understand.  They students read a copy of it in Read Works, and now it is time to dig into what it all meant!

Religion - Everyone finished their Gifts of the Holy Spirit Books.  There was some beautiful work!  Next up is the Fruits of the Holy Spirit.  I like to do these back to back to keep them separate.

7th Grade:

We have been taking notes and practicing with adverbs, adjectives, prepositions and interjections.  Everyone needs to have their independent practice in their notebooks for a check in.  There will be a quiz on Wednesday after a review on Tuesday.

Week of October 28.

8th Grade: 
English:  We are starting our essays on myths and urban legends.  The students have been given due dates and the paper  is due completed on November 12.  They have also been given the rubric to refer to.

Vocabulary:  Test on Unit 5 on Thursday, October 31.  Extension activity due on Friday, November 1.

Social Studies: - We are looking at the Who's Who of the Civil War

Religion:  Gifts of the Holy Spirit books were due on Monday, October 28.  We are now looking at the Fruits of the Holy Spirit.

7th Grade:  

We have finished our Compare/Contrast essays and are will now be working on grammar skills.   Quiz on sentence vs. fragment on Wednesday October 30.  We will be reviewing on Tuesday.‚Äč

Eighth Grade Confirmandi:


The Mass of Enrollment for our 8th grade Confirmation Candidates and their parents is this Sunday (10-27) at 9:00.

Parent and Candidate, PLEASE arrive early to sign your commitment forms in the church vestibule BEFORE Mass.

Eighth Grade Homeroom

8th Grade!  Please check Classroom for Religion  and fill out the Google Form ASAP.  It should take just a couple of minutes.

My first week here at SCA in Junior High English is under my belt, and I'm quickly getting acclimated to the school again.  My experience last year was so positive that when I was approached for this position there was no way I could say no!  SCA is a vibrant, active school and the my experiences so far with the students has been beyond positive!

Please contact me with any questions or concerns.  I check my email several times a day, so I should be able to answer in a timely manner.

Thanks for all of your support!