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Mrs. Maura Grochocinski, Junior High Religion

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!  I am looking forward to a unique and successful school year with your child.

A little about myself: due to the difficulty in pronouncing my last name, I am known to the SJF students and to many parents as “Mrs. G.”  I live in Most Holy Redeemer parish and my husband and I have been blessed with three wonderful daughters, a son-in-law, and a new grandson, Martin McGrath Guinane.

This year will be my 21st year teaching at Saint John Fisher. I have taught different grades and various subjects throughout the years. I have enjoyed teaching religion in the Jr. High for the past eleven years, watching my students grow both academically and spiritually.


7th & 8th Grade Religion-Week of February 25th

Posted on Feb 25, 2019

Thank you to all who supported the "Behind the Vest" fundraiser held here at SJF this past Sunday.  I was so happy to see so many of our Jr. High students working so hard to prepare for and also assist with this very important event supporting the safety of our Chicago police officers. 

This Friday, March 1st, will mark the end of the second trimester.  Report cards will be issued Wednesday, March 6th

***7th Grade Religion***

This week, we will continue on with Buddhism reading further about Buddha and his search for enlightenment.  We will be discussing the path to attain Nirvana as well as the symbols used in Buddhism.  Students will be answering questions in their notebooks using informational text read together in class.  These questions will then be corrected at the end of the unit and students will then study these questions to prepare for their test.

***Service logs for this second trimester are due on Thursday of this week.


***8th Grade Religion***

This week, we will be returning to our Morality books and will be covering Chapter 7 which discusses the importance of prayer in our lives. This chapter also discusses the importance setting Sundays to the side as a day in which we attend mass and spend time with family, stepping away from the many distractions in our lives such as TV's, cell phones, ect.

***Service logs for this second trimester are due on Thursday of this week.