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Mr. Michael Gibson, Junior High Social Studies

Hello!  My name is Michael Gibson and I am excited to be returning for my 2nd year at St. John Fisher. I am eager to work with the wonderful 7th and 8th grade students in Social Studies. We will have a great year with much success!

A bit about myself:

  • I grew up in Bolingbrook and attended St. Dominic School from K through 8th grade.
  • I attended Montini Catholic in Lombard. (4x State Champs in wrestling!)
  • I recently graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a BA in Teaching of History.
  • My daughter, Michaela, will be attending PreK at SJF!



Week of 11/5

Posted on Nov 04, 2018

News and Updates:

Veterans' Day Service: We will be hosting a series of events on Nov. 9th to honor the local and parish veterans. 5-8th grade students will have an opportunity to listen to a panel of veterans and ask a few questions as well. The events will culminate with a patriotic prayer service at 1:15 PM. We hope you will join us!

National Geographic "Geo Bee": New to the 7th and 8th grade will be a Geography Bee, held in partnership with National Geographic. We will hold competitions later this year to crown a School Champion, who will then have a chance to compete in the State Competition and even the National Competition held in Washington D.C.! Here are some resources for this event, if you and your student are interested.

NEW! SJF Scholastic Team: A new team for St. John Fisher! Ms. McAndrews and myself are happy to debut a new competitive, yet academic offering for Falcon students. Students will be able to challenge themselves while also experiencing the benefits of a team atmosphere. Stay tuned for more updates about competitions and practices! 

Curriculum Notes:

7th Grade: This week we will forge on with the current unit including topics such as Valley Forge and the Articles of Confederation. 

8th Grade: Having just about wrapped up Reconstruction, we will finish our analysis of the plans and then take one final look at the legacy left behind. 

Both Grades: The Trimester ends this week!

Homework: Keep in mind, this is subject to change.

  • 7th Grade:
    • Tuesday - Veterans Writing Assignment
    • Thursday - Reading
  • 8th Grade
    • Monday - In-class Writing Assignment
    • Tuesday - Veterans Writing Assignment
    • Thursday - Reading

And finally, I look forward to seeing all of you at the upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences on Nov. 19th!