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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 December 17th

Posted on Dec 17, 2018

The excitement of Christmas is in the air, but there are many things we still need to do before we can enjoy our long awaited break. The eighth grade class will be hosting the all school Christmas prayer service on Friday, at 11:30.  All are welcome!  I would like to take this time to wish all of our students and parents a beautiful Christmas with family and friends as well as a very relaxing and enjoyable break.

***7th Grade Religion***

On Tuesday of this week, we will be taking our test on chapter 5 which discusses creating the Kingdom of God here on earth by affirming the value of every person and our responsibility to take care of the less fortunate in our society. Students should study their class notes, chapter review, and study guides to prepare for this test.  For the remainder of the week, we will be discussing various religious feasts and events of the Christmas season.

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

***8th Grade Religion*** 

We will be continuing this week preparing for our Christmas prayer service which will take place on Friday, December 21st, at 11:30.  

***Confirmation sponsor essays are due Wednesday of this week.  This assignment is extremely important, so please follow the directions for this essay which were discussed in class last week.

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

 

 

7th & 8th Grade Religion-Week of December 10th

Posted on Dec 10, 2018

As we begin this week, we give a warm welcome to Mrs. Nash as our new principal.  May we all continue to work hard and be our best so that we can make Mrs. Nash proud of her Saint John Fisher students!

***7th Grade Religion***

This week we will be finishing chapter 5 in our Blest Are We book which discusses creating the Kingdom of Heaven here on earth.  We will be working on review exercises and the study guide for chapter 5.

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

 

***8th Grade Religion***

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This week we will be working on the outline for the sponsor essay which is due Wednesday, December 19th.  This essay is a five paragraph expository essay that will be graded on content and grammar.  All students were given a guided format to follow for this essay.  

Ms. Chermak will also begin working with the 8th graders this week as they prepare to host our Christmas prayer service.

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

 

 

7th & 8th Grade Religion-Week of December 3rd

Posted on Dec 03, 2018

As the 8th graders return to school this Monday morning, the Jr. High halls will be filled with heavy sighs of relief, now that the high school tests are over!  We are all so grateful to the Kindergarten teachers and students for their visit to our Jr. High Hall this past Friday when they gave us their blessing and delivered treat bags filled with goodies and of course, "lucky pencils" for the test.

Reminder: School will not be in session this Friday.  The teachers will be attending a religious in-service on Friday.

***7th Grade Religion***

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This week we will be continuing our discussion of creating the Kingdom of God here on Earth.  We will be composing current day parables, just as Jesus did, explaining the meaning, growth, and value of the Kingdom of God.

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

***8th Grade Religion***

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This week we will be continuing on with our Confirmation preparation and will be discussing the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.  We will also be discussing the purpose and roles of Confirmation sponsors in the Sacrament of Confirmation.

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

 
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