December 20, 2014

8th Grade Confirmation Retreat

St. Stans eighth graders travelled to Passionists at Molloy Retreat House in Jamacia Estates on Tuesday, November 25th for the 8th grade Confirmation Retreat. There was much reflection and community at the event as the students prepare for their Confirmation.

For more pictures see our album on Facebook, click here.


Thank you all for getting your  public high school applications in on time.  Match letters are due sometime in March.

Catholic HS acceptance letters are due out January 14, 2014.

8th Grade:  Continue to attend Sunday mass – preferably at SSK’s 9 am mass – bring in the signed bulletin from the church/mass you attended on Mondays. Sunday, 1/25, 9 AM mass is for the 8th grade – Confirmation candidates and their sponsor must attend.

8th grade 2015 T-shirt — $15 due please have it in by tomorrow (Thursday, 12/18) so that we can get it ordered – Sr. Joanne must do that ordering. Thank you!

RELIGION PROJECT ANNOUNCED AND PAIRS ASSIGNED.  Both 7th & 8th grade have selected their religious community and begun their PP project.  Continue working on your project in computer class.  Wed. 1/14  – Gr 8 and Thurs. 1/15 – Gr 7  are the presentations.

Friday, 12/19:

Math: 7H: quiz on Monday; 8H, 8R and 7R: none

Rel: continue to do your Religion Project research so you are ready to finalize your PP with your partner in the new year.

Thursday, 12/18:

Math: 8H: packet pg. 113 and 114 (only 1 & 2); 7H: worksheet – graph on the worksheet but show the work on loose leaf; 7R & 8R: quiz tomorrow

Rel: Grade 8 – Chapter test tomorrow!

Religion Gr 8:  compose a draft letter to the bishop requesting to be confirmed.  It must be typed, double-spaced.  Include the following in your letter: (1) why you want to be confirmed, (2) what confirmation means to you, (3) something you learned in Confirmation preparation, and (4) the reason you chose your sponsor and Confirmation name.  This draft will be due in early January 2015.  Start it now – save it on your computer so that you can proof read it and make any changes/additions, etc. when the due date is announced.


Public HS Calendar on DOE web site

Public HS Admissions Calendar on the DOE website can be accessed through the following link (hopefully it is actually a link otherwise copy and paste).  It will give you information about HS Admissions sessions, etc. If you cannot copy & paste, then type what you see as the URL and it will get you to the current HS Admissions calendar.

The Public High School Directory is also on line.  The fastest way to get to it is to google it.  The link will be clearly stated.  The public high school admissions office has also put a Search section on their site, so that you can find your zoned high school, schools with interest areas, locations, etc. 

Important: please read through the Introduction in the High School Directory.  It clearly gives you their admissions process.  You can also go to their information sessions to ask them questions directly, and get a Directory and the Specialized HS/LaGuardia  Student Handbook.


8th Grade Wish List

  1. 20-30 laptops or I Pads (or equivalent) for classroom use
  2. Smart Board attachment – document reader
  3. Additional corking for the hall to hang work
  4. Digital camera to take pictures of student activities
  5. Mindstorm Lego EV3 kits for Robotics Club


Math Club – Mathmagicians




Fridays starting 9/19 3:15-4:45 PM




Web Resources – Math – lessons, questions, challenges – some will be assigned as HW – on line lessons some with practice offered – short movies on science & math/careers related – free worksheets you create with answer key – lessons you can view over & over – search topic