On Tuesday, the entire school participated in the 9/11 flagpole ceremony to honor the first responders that serve us here in Lincoln Square, as well as those who are important in our lives: family members, parishioners, and neighbors. The Junior High helped with the remembrance ceremony by leading prayers, singing in choir, and rolling out a list that included all of the names of those who lost their lives that day. Thanks to all who attended!
6th graders are continuing their unit on Erosion and Deposition by analyzing where the fictional town of Boomtown should build their new homes. The town is considering the Delta Marsh as one cite, so students looked into any potential problems the Marsh and nearby river could pose to construction. They modeled how flowing rivers can carry sediments and deposit them to form deltas, or areas of land that develop where a river empties into a body of water. Maybe the Marsh might have some problems when it comes to heavy rain!
7th grade started their Public Speaking Unit in L&L this week by presenting peer interview speeches. Everyone did a great job, Check out these pictures!
8th graders spent time testing the chemical and physical properties of various materials. They also practiced good lab safety skills!
Junior High students are practicing their language skills in Spanish class with interactive activities to utilize new vocabulary. They assumed new "identities" and interviewed each other to ask for names, ages, and birth places. They are in the process of writing their own unique conversations and acting them out for the class. We are looking forward to an exciting Hispanic Heritage Month with a new collaborative activity for 8th graders coming soon!
The eighth grade is well on their way to successfully fundraising for their Washington D.C. trip! Many of our eighth graders took the train downtown after school to the workplace of Mr. Ashmore (Ethan's Dad) and stuffed goodie bags for Chicago Volunteer Services' Race Judicata-a 5K race and walk. The class was able to raise an amazing $1,000 for their trip! Way to go!
Student Council Elections were held on Friday! The Junior High students participated in the democratic process by exercising their right to vote. Everyone got a chance to vote for the candidates they believed would best represent our school. Each candidate was able to give a speech to explain their goals and attributes that would be beneficial to the student council. We are very proud of all of our "risk-takers" who took a chance and ran for office!
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