8th Grade finished their study of Illinois and local government before break, and just completed the last summative assessment as a final demonstration of their knowledge. This project asked them to be authors of their own Non-Fictional Texts on some aspect of Illinois or local government. Topics included the laws, structure, and history behind our governmental and cultural institutions. These books were exceptionally creative, organized, and detailed, showing excellent investigative and communication skills.
1.15 // No school - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1.28 // Family mass and SMS Open House
1.29-2.2 // Catholic Schools Week
2.2 // Half day for students / Parent-teacher conferences (upon request)