I can’t believe it is almost May. This will be an exciting and memorable month for our 8th graders. I know most of them are counting down the days!
We started reading the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding last week. The students are doing a great job delving into some of the challenging themes in this novel. There will be a quiz on Chapters 1-5 on Wednesday or Thursday.
Although it is difficult for our 8th graders to keep their focus this time of year, I am very impressed by how engaged they are and how hard they are working. A strong work ethic will serve them well in high school and throughout their lives. I will award an ELA Student of the Week this Friday.
Important dates to remember:
May 6: Soar Special Olympics Trip
May 8: Junior High Field Trip to the Holocaust Museum (9:30 a.m. late start)
May 10: May Crowning—8th graders arrive between 10:15-10:30 a.m.
May 15: McElligott Scholarship Essays due
May 17: Graduation fee due $20.00
May 24: Ribbon Mass 8:15 a.m.
May 28: Service “Thank You” Day at the Park
May 29: Just Desserts 7 p.m.
May 31: Donuts on the Lawn-Join your classmates for morning donuts before school begins to celebrate your last day of school as a class! Graduation Dance.
June 2: Graduation 12 mass
Have a great week!