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Mrs. Maura Grochocinski, Junior High Religion

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year.  We are all looking forward to a 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 of the parents as “Mrs. G.”  I live in Most Holy Redeemer parish and my husband and I have been blessed with three wonderful daughters. 

This year will be my 20th 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 ten years, watching our students grow both academically and spiritually.

I'm looking forward to an exciting school year with our Jr. High students and can't wait to see them on their first day of school, Wednesday, August 21st.

7th & 8th Grade Religion-Week of October 24th

Posted on Oct 23, 2016

***7th Grade Religion***

This week, we will be starting Chapter 4 in Blest Are We.  This chapter discusses the different forms of prayer as well as the importance of maintaining a strong relationship with God, communicating with God through prayer.  This chapter also focuses on the temptations of the Devil that Jesus faced in the desert as well as temptations we have in our every day lives. 

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

***8th Grade Religion***

This week, we will be finishing chapter 4 in the Church History book.  This chapter discusses the Christian evangelization of Europe, the monastic movement, and the Schism of 1054, the split between the Eastern and Western Church.

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

7th & 8th Religion-Week of October 17th

Posted on Oct 17, 2016

On Tuesday of this week, the Jr. High will be attending a retreat at St. Rita High School.  Over the years, students have benefited from this experience as they work with Father Tom McCarthy and groups of peer leaders on leadership and value formation.  Students are to wear their school uniforms and bring a brown bag lunch with a beverage.

***7th Grade Religion***

This week, we will be working on comprehension and review questions for chapter 3 in Blest Are We and will be taking the chapter 3 test this Friday.  In addition to the material in chapter three, students should also know the four cardinal virtues and their demonstration in our society today.  In order to prepare for this test, students should review their corrected study guide and all class notes.

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

***8th Grade Religion***

This week, we will begin chapter 4 in our Church History book.  This chapter discusses the evangelization of Christianity throughout Europe. The chapter 3 test taken last Friday, will be returned to the students on Wednesday of this week.

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

 

7th & 8th Religion-Week of October 11th

Posted on Oct 11, 2016

***7th Grade Religion***

This week, we will be continuing on with our discussion of mortal sin and venial sin. We will also be discussing the ways in which our conscience is formed and that the formation of our conscience is an ongoing process. We will also be covering the four Cardinal virtues and will be talking about those people in our lives who best demonstrate those virtues.

*All students should be working on completing their FIVE hours of required service for this first trimester.

***8th Grade Religion***

This week, we will be finishing up our discussion on the history of the Nicene Creed and the contribution of the four Ecumenical councils to the Creed. Our test on the Nicene Creed will be Friday.

*All students should be working on completing their EIGHT hours of required service for this first trimester.

7th & 8th Religion-Week of Oct. 3rd

Posted on Oct 02, 2016

It' s hard to believe but we are quickly approaching the half-way mark of the first trimester. On Wednesday, Oct. 5th, both parents and students are encouraged to log on to Power School and check students' updated academic progress thus far for the first trimester.  

***7th Grade Religion***

This week we will be reviewing for the chapter 2 test on Tuesday.  We corrected the chapter 2 review and study guide this past Friday.  Students should review all class notes and corrected review materials in order to prepare for the test.  We will begin chapter 3 on Wednesday. Chapter 3 discusses our conscience, how it is formed, and the important role our conscience plays in our every day decisions.

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

***8th Grade Religion***

This week we will be starting Chapter 3 in Church History.  This chapter discusses the four ecumenical councils and their contributions to Christianity.

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

 
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