Posted by: aoifelove | September 12, 2014

A Great Start, 8th Graders!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

THANK YOU to all the parents who attended our school assembly last Monday.  It was lovely to see so much support for our Eighth Graders, the senior role models for O.M.M.S.

CONGRATULATIONS to my Eighth Graders, who led our school in the Peace Assembly on Thursday.  You did a GREAT JOB!  I am very proud of  you!

We are off to a great start…I am happy to report that all my Eighth Graders scored extremely high on their spelling/vocabulary test today (Friday).  Keep up the great work!

This past week, we continued to read Animal Farm by George Orwell.  In addition to this, the Eighth Graders began work in their grammar workbooks.  They also watched the second episode of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, which they all enjoyed.

The Eighth Graders also continued their reading of Chapter 1 of the history book America, which focuses on the roots of democratic government, the age of exploration, commerce and the colonies, and the thirteen English colonies.  The first History Test is scheduled for Wednesday, September 24.

During our religious studies, we read about and discussed free will, mortal sin versus venial sin, and character from a Catholic standpoint.

Reminders:There will be a P.T.G. meeting, in the Serra Center, on Wednesday, September 17, at 6:30p.m.  I look forward to seeing you there.

Applications for the Student Council will be available on Monday September 15, and will be due on Friday, September 19.  The Campaign Week will commence on Monday, September 22, and end on Friday, September 26.  Speeches will be given at the assembly, on Monday, September 22, and voting will take place on the Friday, September 26.  All parents are invited to attend the assembly to kick off Campaign Week, which will be held in the St. Francis Hall.

Michelle Acosta has agreed to be our Homeroom Mom.  YAHOO!  Thank you, Michelle!  I look forward to working with you this year.  I know that we will have a blast!

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 2 in Wordly Wise on Friday, September 19.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 2 of Wordly Wise for Friday.
  • Write up and study the history definitions from Chapter 1 of America, and study for the test.
  • Write a summary of Episode 2 of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

Education is the movement from darkness to light. ~ Allan Bloom

Enjoy your weekend and have a GRAND week ahead.


Miss Susan