Beth Dondero-Garvey/ Religion

Beth Dondero-Garvey | Religion

“Last Week” Announcements for 8th Grade

It’s the last week for our 8th Grade and there are some important things in the schedule:

Monday – 1st period – meet with “Kinder Buddies” and then graduation gowns will be distributed with graduation information and instructions.  Also, graduation speeches due.

Monday – Awards Ceremony in the church at 6:30PM

Tuesday – Graduation practice in the morning.  It’ very important to be present for this.

Wednesday – Graduation practice after lunch – please be present.

Thursday – Last day!

Friday – 8th grade off – Graduation Dance Friday evening

Monday, June 10th – Graduation Mass and Distribution of diplomas at 7PM



The Class of 2019 enjoyed a wonderful trip to Baltimore on Thursday, 5/16.  We visited Ft. McHenry, Orioles Park at Camden Yards, the National Aquarium, and dinner at Hard Rock Cafe in the Inner Harbor.


~Monday, 5/27 – Memorial Day – School Closed

~Thursday, 5/30 – Ascension Thursday

~Monday, 6/3 – Awards Night for 8th Grade 6:30PM in the church

~Tuesday, 6/4 – Graduation Practice for 8th Grade 9 to 11AM

~Wednesday, 6/5 – Graduation Practice for 8th Grade 12:30-2:00PM

~Thursday, 6/6 – Last Day of School for 8th Grade


~ OPTIONAL SPRING/SUMMER UNIFORM – Thank you for complying with the SJRS dress code!                                 BOYS   Navy Blue Walking Short        Short Sleeve White Polo Shirt   (School Name Embroidered on it)                         Black or Brown Belt   (4th – 8th Graders)             All White Sneakers and All White Crew Socks   (No no-show)                GIRLS  Navy Blue Walking Short or Skort                       Short Sleeve White Banded Polo Shirt   (School Name Embroidered on it)               A ll White Sneakers and All White Crew Socks   (No no-show)

Students may choose to wear the regular uniform all year, but must wear shoes, not sneakers.

When summer uniforms are permitted, students are to wear the gym short and shirt, available at Flynn & O’Hara and Land’s End, with all white sneakers and all white crew socks (no no-show socks).











Welcome to Mrs. Dondero-Garvey’s 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Religion Classes.


8th Grade Lesson Plans

8D:  6/2/19 – See announcements at top of webpage.

5/19./17 – Completing chapter on the 7 Deadly Sins/Vices and corresponding virtues.  Class with Sister Judy on Thursday.  Test on Catholic Teachings on Friday, 5/24 – this information was given out on Tuesday, 5/14.

5/12/19 – Beginning Chapter on the 7 Deadly Vices.  There will be a test on basic Catholic teachings on Friday, 5/24.  Information will be distributed on Tuesday, 5/14.  Grades for Holocaust unit are on RenWeb.

5/5/19 – Continuing unit on the Holocaust, Hate and Intolerance.  Test on the vocabulary used will be on FRIDAY, 5/10 and information/study guide distributed on Monday, 5/6 – please study.

4/28/19 – Will be studying about the Holocaust this week.

4/11/19 – Will complete the Unit 4 open book assignment Friday, 4/12.  4/7/19 – Confirmation Congratulations (see announcement at top of page).  Test on Confirmation material will be on Tuesday, 4/9.  We will then begin review of Unit 4.  REMINDER:  Class trip permission slip and payment due by 4/16 & May lunch menu due by Thursday, April 11th!

4/3/19 – Study guide distributed for test on Confirmation material on Tuesday, 4/9.  Also, class trip (May 16th) permission slips handed out today.  Please have them back with payment by Tuesday, 4/ 16!

3/31/19 – Studying about the Sacrament of Confirmation this week.  There will be a test on the material on Tuesday, 4/9.

3/24/19:  We will complete Chapt. 19 on Tuesday and there will be an open book graded assessment on WED. 3/27 and will count for the Chapt. 19 test grade.  Will start to learn more intensely about the Sacrament of Confirmation and continue next week.

3/21/19:  #’s 5 & 6 on wkst for Friday.  3/20/19:  #’s 3 & 4 on wkst. fro HW.  3/19/19 – Homework:  Complete #’s 1 & 2 on the Chapter 19 homework worksheet –  all work done in notebook – write questions.  3/17/19 – Chapter 18 test grades are on RenWeb.  Will begin Chapt 19 Tuesday – a homework sheet will be distributed and parts assigned each night beginning Tuesday.

3/14/19 – Chapter 18 test tomorrow, Friday.  Please study questions from worksheet and the 2 sections on p. 170 we went over in class.

3/10/19 – Chapter 18 Test will be on THURSDAY, 3/14 – will review Monday, 3/11.  PLEASE HAVE PERMISSION SLIPS IN FOR HSHS PLAY ON WED.!!

3/7/19 – HW due Friday:  #’s 9 & 10 on wkst.  Chapter 18 test on Tuesday, 3/12.

3/6/19 – HW due Thurs:  #8 on hw wkst.

3/3/19 – Mon. HW:  #’s 5, 6, 7 on worksheet due Tuesday.

Continuing Chapter 18 this week – please have the homework worksheet distributed last week for class all week.

2/28/19 – #4 on Chapter 18 HW wkst.;  2/27/19 – #’s 1-3 on Chapter 18 HW wkst.

2/24/19 – p. 162 needs to be complete for Monday. Chapter 17 quiz is on Tuesday, 2/26.

2/21/19 – UPDATES:  HW tonight – finish questions from class today (Thurs.).  The Chapter 17 quiz has been moved to Tuesday, 3/26.                                                                                                                                                              2/17/19 – We will finish Chapter 17 this week –  the quiz is Next Monday, 2/25

2/11/19 – Will be working in Chapter 17 this week.  KEY TERMS test for chapters 13-16 is Tuesday, 2/12 – information was distributed on class last week on Thursday.

2/4/19 – Reminder – for Monday:  Questions from the Gifts of the Holy Spirit handout worked on in class Friday are to be complete in notebook.  Will be working on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in groups for presentation on Wed., 2/6.  ALL CONFIRMATION STUDENTS AND A PARENT MUST ATTEND @ 6PM IN THE CHURCH.  We will begin Chapter 17 at the end of the week.                                                                                                                                                   2/5 – Chapter 16 grades are posted on RenWeb.

Note to all Confirmation students:  Laurel Marchesini sent an email to all families during the Christmas break that we received the date for Confirmation from the bishop’s office – Saturday, April 6, 2019.  Please check the email for further information.

8M:  See 8D above.

7th Grade Lesson Plans

7C:  6/2/19 – Last week we reviewed the Feast of the Ascension.  The class trip was on Tuesday & Mass on Thursday.  Began presentation on internet safety and proper use of social media.  We will continue this Monday through Wednesday this week.
5/22/19 – Chapter quiz will be on Friday, 5/24 – open book.  5/19/19 – Will complete Chapter 17 this week and will announce plans for quiz on Monday, 5/20
5/13/19 – please complete crossword begun in class on p. 139 for HW – due Tuesday, 5/14.   5/12/19 – Will review Unit 2 on Monday & Tuesday and open book Unit 2 test will be on Wednesday, 5/15.
5/8/19 – Completed Chapter 16 and finished p. 134 in class today.  The Chapter 16 QUIZ will be on FRIDAY, 5/10, not Thursday as originally announced.  Study Guide was distributed on Monday, 5/6.   5/5/19 – Will complete Chapter 16 this week.
4/28/19 – Will begin Chapter 16 on the 6th and 9th Commandments this week.  Chapter 15 grades are on RenWeb
 4/7/19 – Beginning Chapter 15 Monday – all week – 8th Commandment
3/31/19 – Begin Chapter 14 on the Beatitudes on Monday & Tuesday
3/24/19:  There is a test on Tuesday, 3/26 on key terms and vocab for Chapts. 10-13.  Information was handed out on Thursday, 3/21.  We will finish Chapter 13 this week and the quiz will be on Friday, 3/29.
3/21/19 – A list of key terms and definitions for chapters 10-13 was given out today.  The test will be on Tues. 3/27.
3/17/19 – Chapter 12 grades are posted on RenWeb.  Will begin Chapter 13 on Monday, 3/18.  Information for a key terms test will be given out this week and test will be week of 3/25.
3/14/19 – Complete p. 100 for Friday.
3/10/19 – Chapter 12 to be completed this week and quiz will be on Friday, 3/15 – open book.
 3/3/19 – Reviewing Ash Wednesday and Lent on Tuesday & continuing with Chapter 12 – The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation Thursday.
2/24/19 – completed and checked p. 92 – must be complete.  Chapter 11 quiz is Tuesday, 2/26 – study p. 92 and “miracle” notes and handout.
2/21/19 – UPDATES:  Completed Chapt. 11 and page  92 in class today.  HW tonight -Complete wrkst given out in class today (Thurs.).  The quiz will be on Monday, 2/25.
2/17/19 – Working on “Burst of Miracles” on p. 90 and will complete on Wed., 2/20.  Will finish Chapt. 11 this week and the quiz is NEXT Monday, 2/25.  Please get notes if you have been absent.
Chapter 10 quiz was on Friday, 2/8 and we will begin Chapter 11 on Monday, 2/11 on the miracles of Jesus.
2/6/19 – p. 82 completed in class today.      2/5/19 – CHAPTER 10 QUIZ CHANGED TO FRIDAY, 2/8 – Will finish Parables Wed and review chapter on Thurs.  Unit 1 grades are on RenWeb.  
2/3/19 – Continue Chapter 10 on the parables and there will be a quiz on Thursday, 2/7.  For Monday – #’s 6-10 on p. 80 need to be complete.
7H:  See 7C above.
6th Grade Lesson Plans

6M: 6/2/19 – Will complete Chapter 18 this week and will update as we move through the chapter.

5/20/19 – Study guide for Key Terms & Definitions test on FRIDAY, 5/24.   5/19/19 – Will present Modern Prophet projects this week.  Chapter 17 test will now be on Tuesday, 5/21

5/13/19 – Continuing Chapter 17.  Chapter test will be on Friday, 5/17.

5/7/19 – Completed preparing modern prophet presentations and posters.  Students will be given a date for class presentation this week.  Began Chapter 17 in book and answered 2 questions for pp. 196-197 in notes on 5/8.

4/30/19 – Please bring in ideas for your group’s poster so it can be worked on in class tomorrow, Wednesday.  4/28/19 – Will be working on modern prophet presentations this week.

4/11/19 – Completed Chapter 16 and students completed a group open book assessment on Wed., 4/10.  Today reviewed the Passover and began Seder plates and had our own mini Passover in class.  Will complete the Seder plates tomorrow, Friday.

3/31/19 – Working on Chapter 16 all week.

3/25/19:  Will complete Chapter 15 this week and test will be on Friday, 3/29.

3/17/19 – Unit 2 test grades are on RenWeb.  Will begin Chapter 15 this week.

3/14/19 – Open book Unit 2 test tomorrow, Friday.

3/10/19 – Completed Chapter 12 and test will be on Tuesday, 3/12.

3/3/19 – Will finish Chapter 12 this week – Chapter test next week.

2/26/19 – Completed and corrected p. 142 in book.  Chapter 11 test is on Tuesday, 2/26 – study notes given on Thurs/Fri and chapter review.

2/21/19 – UPDATES:  Complete Chapter 11 and p. 142 in class today.  Please make sure you have all pages in chapter and gotten all questions and notes, especially if you’ve been absent.  The Chapt. 11 test has been changed to TUESDAY, 2/26.                                                                                                                                                                            2/17/19 – Working in Chapter 11 – the story of King David.  Will finish chapter this week and test is on FRIDAY, 2/22.  Please get any questions/notes if you have been absent.

2/11/19 – Will be working in Chapter 11 all week on Kings Saul and David.

2/5/19 –  Finished last story in the chapter – the Book of Ruth.  If you were absent any day this week, please read the stories of Samson and Ruth in Chapter 10.                                                                                                                       2/3/19 – Continue Chapter 10 , finish video on Samson Monday, and Chapter 10 test will be Thursday, 2/7.

6P – See 6M above.

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