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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 Sep. 23rd

Posted on Sep 22, 2019

As we are well into the swing of the new school year, it remains important that students write their assignments and testing dates down into their assignment notebooks. The assignment notebook is a necessary tool for success that should be used daily by all students as well as an informative tool that may also be used by parents.  

The following are schedule changes/activities for the Jr. High students this week:

Early dismissal, 1:45pm, this Thursday, September 26 for Faculty In-Service.

Homecoming Pep Rally @ 1:30pm,  Friday, September 27 - School Gym

Homecoming Dance  7pm - 9pm, Friday, September 27 



***7th Grade Religion***


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We have finished chapter two in our Blessed Are We book and will be working on review exercises and the study guide for this chapter. The test is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 27th.  In order to prepare for the test, students should review the following:

  •  Class notes
  •  The four sacramentals used baptism and what each symbolizes (holy water, holy oil, white garment, & lighted candle)
  •  The sacraments of initiation, sacraments of healing/mercy, and vocation/community sacraments
  • Vocabulary words from the chapter
  • Corrected chapter review and study guide for chapter 2

*All students should continue to work on their FIVE hours of required service for this first trimester.


***8th Grade Religion***

We have completed chapter 2 in our Church History book and will be correcting the chapter 2 study guide  The test is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 25th.  In order to prepare for their test the students should study their class notes from the religion stream, notes taken from the chapter, and their corrected chapter 2 study guide.

We will then be moving on and will be starting Chapter 3 which discusses the four Ecumenical Councils and their contributions to the Creed and definitive beliefs of Christianity.

*All students should continue to work on their EIGHT hours of required service for this first trimester.