I would like to update everyone on the activities for the last week of school. As many of you know, tomorrow, May 20th, will be the field trip to Mahoney State Park. I did send an email about what each student needs to bring. Please read the email or email me if you have any questions or concerns about tomorrow’s field trip. Tomorrow is a Dress Down Day for the field trip. Please do not forget to pack a lunch. We will leave the school campus around 8:30 AM and return by 2:15 PM.
Next week will be a busy three days. On Monday, we will have a regular schedule day. It will be the last day for Mods. Please make sure that your child has returned their textbooks by this date. Parents will be notified if their child didn’t return all their textbooks. Your child will not get their report card on Wednesday if any of their textbooks are not returned.
Tuesday will be our cleaning day in the classroom. If you would like to, please have your child bring any cleaning supplies (bucket, rags, etc). Desk, chairs, and many parts of the room will be cleaned out by the class.
In the afternoon, the 7th graders will have their Fun Day at Bowling Green Park. We will be up at the park from 1:00 to 3:00, hopefully the weather permits. Students can bring sporting equipment (baseball, volleyball, basketball, etc) to the park. The students will still have lunch at school before we go to the park.
On Wednesday, the last day of school, we will have Mass at 9:15. Please join us if you can. The students will receive their 4th Quarter report card at the end of the school day. We will dismiss at 11:00.
Please email if you have any questions or concerns.
The following newsletter will review what the 7th Graders and 8th Graders have learned in their respected subjects. In 7th Grade Geography, the focus over the last month has been over the continent of Africa. This included the geographic features, culture, and human-environment interactions. Over the last week, the students also competed an endangered species project. The students described the animals habitat and appearance. The key to the project was displaying why animals are going endangered and what people are doing to help animals. The next few weeks, the students will learn about key places in Asia like India and China.
For 8th Grade U.S. History, the 8th graders have been spending much of their time on causes of the Civil War. Now the focus is on the actual war itself. With that, the advantages and strategies for both sides, key battles, turning point of the war, and the conclusion of the war. For the last few weeks of the school year, the 8th graders will complete a History Hall of Fame project. The project’s main objective is for the students to research and describe an important America’s contributions to our country.
Thank you very much
Happy New Year!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s. It is weird to say this, but we are halfway through the school year.
Please remember that school restarts on January 4th at 8:25. With the really frigid weather that Omaha, NE will experience this week and throughout the winter, please make sure that each student is wearing a heavy winter coat, along with hats and gloves. We will be going out to recess as long as the Wind Chill is above 10. Hooded sweatshirts will not keep your student warm, especially on days near that 10 threshold.
In 7th Grade Geography, we have just completed the South America unit, thus completed each unit for the Western Hemisphere. Next is the study of Europe. The unit will begin with an extra credit opportunity. The opportunity is an extra credit Europe map quiz that is optional for each student. Students will be asked to locate most of countries of Europe. To go along with the extra credit, the students will be learning about the culture, history, and economies of the European continent. There will also be another Current Event for this quarter. The current event will cover major news stories that have happened during the month of January. Extra credit will be given to students who do turn their current event in before the assigned due date.
8th Grade U.S. History has just completed their unit on the first presidency of George Washington, second presidency of John Adams, and the practice of the experiment of democracy. Our representative democracy (republic) is now moving towards the age of expansion and the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, with the Democratic-Republicans being the political party in charge. A major part to this unit is the expansion of our country to the west with the Louisiana Purchase. The students will learn about Lewis and Clark, Western Frontier, and life as an Native American during this era.
See everyone on Tuesday.
Please email any questions you have for me and I will respond as soon as I can.
Hello. My name is Jerry Carreon and this is my 5th year at SPSL. I'm a 7th grade teacher and I teach Literature and Social Studies. I really enjoy teaching at SPSL. I've been very blessed to be around great families, students, administrators, teachers, and assistants.