On Monday morning, sixth grade took center stage. Adopting the role of a world renowned archaeologist who recently discovered a previously unknown city-state, each sixth grade student presented his or her findings to the Field Museum. Parents, as well as seventh and eighth grade students, visited with each archaeologist and learned about his or her proposal for a traveling exhibit. We look forward to showcasing many more exhibitions of student work this year!
Invest it in the stock market, of course! The eighth grade class is participating in the economics program with Options Express, funded by the Big Shoulders Foundation. As a class, we will invest $3,000 in stocks of our choice. Every month, we will monitor the progress of our portfolio and buy or sell stocks as needed. Each student receives a management fee at the end of the year.
Eighth grade has been learning about el Día de Los Muertos in Spanish this month. We read about the history of this celebration and colored sugar skulls in class. Then, students brought in objects to remind us of lost loved ones to place on our ofrenda. To end our week, we watched The Book of Life, smiling and dancing along with its beautiful soundtrack.
This week in P.E., the sixth grade students practiced at several different batting stations in order to work on proper stance/grip. Set up around the gym, these stations focused on hitting at different speeds and levels in their strike zone, as well as helping students get comfortable with their swing before a ball is being pitched to them.
[P.S. -- Go Cubs!]
-Friday, October 21 = Parent-teacher conferences at SMS main campus (no school for students)
-Sunday, October 23 = 10:30 AM Sacramental Enrollment Mass (mandatory for 8th grade)
-Friday, October 28 = Spooky sports day
-Monday, October 31 = Teacher in-service (no school for students)
-Tuesday, November 1 = All Saints' Day Mass (all students must arrive at SMS main campus)
Ms. Denten & Ms. Scheiber