MS Religion and Language Arts

Miss Foyle - 6/5/15

Announcements & Info

1. Congratulations to the 8th grade class of 2015! We pray for God to shower them with blessings and love as they are sent forth from ICSJ. They are always welcome back home.

2. Summer Reading lists were sent home today, 6/5. The list was reviewed in class, as it is fairly exhaustive. Requirements were also explained. Incoming middle school students will be using a blog instead of the traditional index cards.

--> Check out this short article: Reading aloud to your children, no matter their age, can provide a great form of entertainment as well as spark discussion/debate.

3. Join us for our final school Mass on Wednesday, June 10th. It will be held at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church. We look forward to celebrating with you!

4. Have you seen Flat Francis? A letter was sent home with all students at both campuses on Tuesday. Take your very own "Flat Francis" with you this summer, snap a picture, and email it to Mrs. Winking ( to be posted on the school's FB page.

(This project was inspired by the Catholic Extension Society.)

5. The Readings for this Sunday's Mass can be found here. Last week we celebrated Trinity Sunday, and this week we will celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (aka, Corpus Christi).

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Class Updates

8th Grade Religion: As Father Larry remarked at graduation, it was a very special opportunity for the 8th graders to end their time at ICSJ together with the celebration of Mass. It has been an honor and privilege to work with this group of creative, energetic, and truly nice young men and women. I will keep them in my prayers.

7th Grade Religion: Students finished up reading and analyzing the Gospel of Luke through skits, discussion questions, and written responses. On Friday, students entered into a creative project through which they will review the major topics we've studied this year. Students will share their projects on Tuesday, which will be our last class together.

6th Grade Language Arts: Book club groups held their final meetings on Tuesday this week. Each day for the rest of the week, students dedicated time to working on skits and iMovies to demonstrate their understanding of key aspects of their respective novels. They also shared their argumentative essays with some of their peers, and they used their essays as a springboard for preparing for debates, which were held Thursday and Friday this week. (One group will go on Monday.) Students continued to share some stellar Genius Hour presentations too!

As mentioned in the "Announcements and Info" section above, summer reading lists and instructions were sent home on Friday. Please review these as soon as possible. Should you have any questions or need clarification, please email me ( Should the list get lost or misplaced over the summer, a link for the document will be made available through the school webpage.