Happy May, Middle School Families!
This past week, the 8th graders and altar servers did an AMAZING job with May Crowning! I’m so proud of them, and I’m glad to call 2018’s May Crowning my first one at St. Mary School! The 7th and 8th graders had a blast at their class retreats on Friday as well. Next up, the 6th graders go to camp on Monday! Wishing them all the best for a week of fun, prayer, reflection, team building, and wilderness.
We are beginning to wrap up the last Character Based Literacy unit of the year with Number the Stars and Farewell to Manzanar. The novel study will finish up in the next two weeks, and students will be transitioning into their last essay of the year toward the end of the study.
8th grade portfolio presentations are just a few short weeks away! Students have now received a detailed outline for their presentation, and should be working on their trifold board and finishing up their binder at home. The portfolio is due on Friday, May 18th, a week before the presentation. The days leading up to the Presentation (beginning the week of May 21st) students will practice their full presentation in preparation.
8th Grade Graduation Week Events:
Monday, 6/4 – 8th grade potluck and volleyball game vs. parents (12pm-end of day)
Tuesday, 6/5 – Last day of school for 8th graders, 8th grade graduation dinner (see invitation)
Wednesday, 6/6 – Graduation mass at 4pm, graduation ceremony at 5pm
Week of 5/7: 6th grade camp
Friday, 5/18: Teacher experience (evening)
Friday, 5/25: 8th grade portfolio presentations
Monday, 5/28: Memorial Day no school
Friday, 6/1: Early dismissal, sports awards, all middle school dance
Tuesday, 6/5: 8th grade graduation dinner (evening, see invitation)
Wednesday, 6/6: 8th grade graduation (4pm), early dismissal
Thursday, 6/7: Early dismissal
Friday, 6/8: Last day of school! Mass and 10am dismissal- no extension