Regina Jr Sr High Newsletter
From the Principal
The picture to the right is our Lego Mary and Jesus that hangs outside the cafeteria. It was created by students, Mr. Holderness, and Mr. Demory.
Some day it will start to feel like May.
Calendar of Events
May 13-17: AP Exams
May 13: Girls golf regional meet at Wapello @ TBD
May 15: Prayer service @ 2:30, Band concert at CCPA @ 7:00
May 16-18: State track & field meet
May 17: Boys district golf meet @ Indian Hills @ 10:00
May 20: Girls golf regional meet at Durant @ TBD, Boys soccer substate at TBD @ TBD
May 22: Awards Assembly @ 9:00am, Boys soccer substate at TBD @ TBD, Baccalaureate Mass at St. Mary @ 7:30pm
May 23-24: Boys state golf meet at Marshalltown
May 25: Boys soccer substate at TBD @ TBD
May 26: Graduation @ 2:00
May 27: Memorial Day
May 28-29: Girls golf state meet at Ames
May 28: Girls soccer regional at TBD @ TBD, Board of Education meeting @ 6:30
May 30-June 1: Boys soccer state tournament
May 30-June 3: Semester Exams
May 30: Ascension of Jesus
May 31: Girls soccer regional at TBD @ TBD
June 3: Final day of school, Girls soccer regional at TBD @ TBD
June 6-8: Girls soccer state tournament
Religious Celebrations & Faith Activities
May 15: 7-12 Prayer Service @ 2:30
May 22: Baccalaureate Mass at St. Mary Church @ 7:30 PM
May 29: 7-12 Mass @ 2:15
Mass and prayer services will be held in the Jr/Sr High Gym, unless noted.
The 3-2-1 High School Quiz Bowl was held in early April. The team consisted of Aden Hageman, Adam Boblenz, and Alex Spies
Duke Talent Identification Recognition
This is a tremendous honor for these students as only the top students in the state and nation receive this esteemed recognition.
Inclusive High School Teaching Award
The 2nd chart is for students taking no AP courses and the 3rd chart is for students taking at least 1 AP course.
DEPARTMENT NEWS & UPDATES
Anatomy & Physiology Field Trip
Mrs. Boland's Updates
Health - we are doing CPR on May 2nd and 3rd. Students wanting a certification card should bring $8 for the cost of the card. The students will be presenting their drug unit presentations to the class next week and we will finish out the year with nutrition.
Via - We finished the death unit and will be going on our field trip Friday May 3rd to St. Mary's for mass and a talk about the funeral rites then head over to Lensing's Funeral Home for a tour and information about the grieving process.
Mrs. Wallace's Updates
7th Grade Social Studies
The 7th graders are now on their final set of countries of Africa. We will continue our study of Africa through the month of May. In addition, as a final geography project for the school year, the students will also be designing their own Amazing Race competition throughout the world. The students will pick six international locations and design challenges based on either the geography, culture or history of the location.
AP US History
We are in the final weeks of AP US History as we lead up to the exam on Friday, May 10th at 8 am. In preparation for the exam, we are covering each of the nine time periods of review a day in addition to completing a practice exam in class as well. The students have worked so very hard this year and I am proud of all of their efforts!
Mrs. Welter's Updates
Theology 11: In Religion, the Juniors are learning about different levels of Holy Orders....the Diaconate, Presbyterate, and Episcopacy. The students also analyzed Acts of the Apostles to see the importance of Pentecost. We will finish up the year with comparing the roles of the Deacon, Priest and Bishop.
Welter Via: In Mrs. Welter's Via, we finished the book Heaven is For Real. To finish the unit on death, we will be attending Mass at St. Mary's on Friday and then meet with Deacon Joe to go over the Funeral Rite. We will also go to Lensing funeral home to see how they assist in the grieving process. Our final unit will be the Ten Commandments.
Spanish Department News
We learned how to talk about family; ask, tell, and compare ages; give dates; numbers 200 to 1,000,000; and names for pets. We also learned how to use singular and plural possessive adjectives and comparatives. We reviewed the verb "tener" (to have) and numbers 0-100. In addition, we learned about elections in Puerto Rico, the famous Puerto Rican artist Rafael Tufiño, and the famous Peruvian artist Fernando Sayán Polo, and quinceañeras in Puerto Rico and Peru.
Students have learned the use of the present progressive tense and continue to work with the present and preterit tense as well. We are concentrating on irregular forms in all tenses learned and on writing sentences. We will continue focusing on writing, listening comprehension, and reading comprehension. Our current vocabulary unit is on clothing and accessories. Students will close this unit with a fashion show.
We are learning vocabulary relating to the environment/nature, and what we need to do to keep it clean. To convey these ideas, students designed their own brochure on how to save our planet. We are also learning how to use the subjunctive to indicate wish, doubt, emotion, possibility, necessity, and impersonal expressions. Specifically, we are learning how to form the present subjunctive of regular verbs, the present subjunctive of irregular verbs, the present subjunctive of stem-changing verbs, and present perfect subjunctive.
We learned vocabulary relating to television and film. We also learned preterite and imperfect and the subjunctive. In addition, we learned how to use reported speech and sequence of tenses.