On Sunday, the seventh and eighth grade students from St. Matthias and the CCD program hosted the Catechetical Sunday Mass. We appreciate the dedication of all of our Catechists in the community!
The seventh grade students had a week full of presentations with Ms. Kanaley. Patrick shared his creative writing debut, while Paris researched and developed a presentation on the religion of Islam as it compares to Catholicism. In the IB curriculum, we encourage students to present to a variety of audiences to become better communicators.
In 8th grade Language Arts, Fola taught the class how to choose a verb that agrees with its subject WITHOUT getting confused by the prepositional phrase! Inspired by the teachings of their classmate, 8th grade took a grammar quiz on subject-verb agreement on Thursday.
Sixth grade continued investigating erosion, this time observing how erosion uniquely affects different earth materials. They used three different samples of earth material and controlled all other variables in order to compare how a steady rainfall would impact their "hills." Next week they will extend this investigation by performing their own experiment on erosion!
During intervention on Wednesday, the junior high students competed in our second Mustang Cup competition. This time, we focused on academics first. Students faced off in a trivia competition, earning one point for each correct answer. Then, they completed a Pixar movie themed puzzle, each drawing a piece to contribute to the overall puzzle. Finally, this high energy group dominated in a cotton ball relay race. For the first time in five weeks, "Tha Winnerz" were unseated as the Mustang Cup champs. Check the leaderboard on Monday to see who is in the lead!
On Friday, we celebrated our fall sports teams: flag football, volleyball, and cross country. The students braved the heat and humidity and packed the gym to cheer on our athletes. Many thanks to Ms. Sagert for organizing this great event and to Paris and Hannah for acting as emcees!
September 24 - School clean-up volunteer day from 9 AM to 1 PM
September 27 - IB Grading 101 at 6 PM on the third floor of Dank Haus
September 30 - Progress reports sent home
September 30 - Friends of the Craft
October 2 - Friends of the Grape
Ms. Denten & Ms. Scheiber