Stacey McClain | Social Studies

Stacey McClain | Social Studies

~One Family in Christ Jesus~  
…and we continue in this spirit as we are fortunate to welcome Dr. Janice Fipp as our new principal for the 2017~18 school year. Blessings to Mr. Pugliese always, we thank him for his service to SJRS and wish him well in his newest endeavor! 
Our 8M students and Mrs. DiPalma’s Kindergarten are “Buddies!” 
~M is for Monday :)~ 
 Welcome to Mrs. McClain’s 6th, 7th & 8th grade Social Studies Classes 
    ~2017/2018 School Year~
Hello to all! I trust everyone had a fulfilling summer. September is upon us and I am both honored and excited to be your child’s teacher this year. I am looking forward to meeting all the goals and challenges that are in store for us. Please visit this page for Class Announcements and Homework Assignments: view Forms and Docs below for classroom guidelines. Also, access CORNERSTONE/EDUCATE to track your childs’ academic progress and navigate our school website @ for important information under PORTAL LOGIN/parent tab/forms and docs 🙂

8TH GRADE~ LESSON PLANS: Week of Monday, 10/16

Chapter 17: The Civil War

working on Sections 4 & 5 

~Wednesday, 10/18: Complete battle chart for Section 5.

~Thursday, 10/19: Complete questions 1~6  p.510. (no need to redo key terms). Please do Chapter Review pps. 512 & 513.

~Friday, 10/20: Bring home textbook to study for Chapter 17 TEST next Tuesday, 10/24.

7TH GRADE~ LESSON PLANS: Week of Monday, 10/16


~Familiarize yourself with text book online component: Go to Select Course Content, select Companion Web Sites, select Social Studies,  select American Nation Text Book, select “Beginnings…” and review the “Resource Center” section. Pay careful attention to the “Online Skills Tutor” section. PRACTICE 🙂

Chapter 4: The 13 English Colonies

Classwork Assignment: Jamestown Ad due Monday

~ Monday, 10/16: Please complete Key Terms p.102.

~Thursday, 10/19: Complete questions 1, 3~6 p.107.

~QUIZ: on Chapter 4- Section 1 on Friday, 10/20.

~Classwork Assignment: New England Map~ due Tuesday, 10/24.

6TH GRADE~ LESSON PLANS: Week of Monday, 10/16

Chapter 1: Early People

~Classwork Assignment: Journal Entry due Monday, 10/16.

~Wednesday, 10/18: Complete L2 Work: Questions 1~5, p.41 &  FFL2. (if necessary)

~Thursday, 10/19: Complete Vocabulary Box on p.44. Definitions and sentences in context, please.

~Friday, 10/20: Complete L3 Work: Questions 1~5, p.49 / workbook p.16 / FFL3.

 ~QUIZ: on  OLD vs. NEW next Wednesday, 10/25. (details in class)

High School contacts

HOLY SPIRIT: Contact Mrs. Evans @ 646-3000 x413. ST. AUGUSTINE PREP: Contact Mr. Stephen Cappuccio @ 856-697-2600 x1. OUR LADY OF MERCY: Call 856-697-2008 or visit for information. 

Please contact the schools for information or to schedule a “shadowing” date. It is valuable to actually experience what each high school has to offer!

Servant Leaders: 2017/2018 New Opportunities

Every day is a new opportunity to
make a difference ~~~
“GET DIRTY… BE MESSY… become the hands, feet & heart of Jesus, BE the face of Christ in THIS WORLD! Get Involved… Do Something…
*Serve Others*…” 
 ~Here’s our final tally from Pennies From Heaven to aid America’sVetdogs… thanks for your generosity!
*A COLLECTIVE THANK YOU TO OUR CURRENT STUDENT COUNCIL for helping set up the Pre-K before school started!  🙂
~It is evident through our continued efforts that our theme of 
“One Family in Christ Jesus” guides us… as always, thank you for continuing to answer the call 🙂

Calendar News:

*As always, check SJRS website & Facebook page for more info*

~Monday, 10/16: Winter Uniforms begin. Please check handbook for specifics.

~Thursday Evening, 10/19:  Holy Spirit High School OPEN HOUSE at 7:00 pm. For more information, please contact Mrs. Evans @ 646-3000, x413

~Friday, 10/20: Grades 4~8th Class Mass, all are welcome!

~Monday, 10/23: School Closed for Fall In~Service.

~Friday, 10/27: School Pictures

~Friday Evening, 10/27: Student Council Sponsored Halloween Dance for 6~8th grades. 6:00pm – 8:00pm in the gym.

~F.Y.I.: Sunday, 10/29: SJRS Walk to End Hunger/Homelessness @ 1:00 pm. (permission slips required)

Classroom Links

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2017-18 Annual Fund

Sixty Years Strong is your annual gift to Saint Joseph Regional School in action! It is all of us reaching out with the love and charity of Jesus. We encourage all families to make a meaningful gift as we strive for 100% participation.

Get in Touch!

11 Harbor Lane, Somers Point, NJ 08244
P: 609.927.2228 // F: 609.927.7834

Saint Joseph Regional School is located within Somers Point, NJ.  With close proximity to Atlantic and Cape May counties, it is a short drive to surrounding areas like Ocean City and Absecon Island.

A Diocese of Camden Catholic School Serving Preschool to Grade 8