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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 Sept. 26th

Posted on Sep 25, 2016

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***7th Grade Religion***

Last week, the chapter one tests were returned to the students.  We went over the corrected tests together and discussed the extended response questions.  We discussed the importance of using the SLAM method when writing their extended response question on both tests in the classroom as well as on standardized tests.  We will be finishing chapter two this week and will be working on the review and study guide. The students will also be instructed to write an article on the baptism of Jesus, using the accounts of the four gospel writers.  This article is due Wednesday.

*Students should continue to be working on their FIVE hours of required service for this first trimester.


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***8th Grade Religion***

This week we will be continuing on with our discussion of the Nicene Creed.  The students will be handing in their final draft of their personal creeds in which they were instructed to give their own personal interpretation of God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Church, and life thereafter.

*Students should continue to be working on their EIGHT hours of required service for this first trimester.