Friday, October 18, 2019

10/15-18- START WITH HELLO PROJECTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As promised

START WITH HELLO PROJECTS 

6/7 Grades


S , M , Z, and S



G,K,W


G and A


S and T

Stay tuned for the 8th grade ads next week. 

Founder's Day:Part 1

6th grade led the school in prayer to celebrate 
the founding of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus. 
During this prayer service, 
each grade's service project/partner for the year
was revealed in a truly beautiful commissioning service. 

7th Grade started their service with Epiphany House the very next day.

Of course I forgot to take pictures
 while we were actually doing the service, 
but I got these shots of the kids on their walk to and from. 




Next time I will get the actual acts of service. 

Founder's Day: Part 2

On Friday the middle school ran games and service stations 
for the lower school and early childhood children. 
Great  weather and amazing middle schoolers
made for a perfect celebration. 










Soccer Pep Rally

All HCA soccer teams were recognized and cheered 
during ur pep rally on Thursday. 
Go dragons!



Friday, October 11, 2019

10/7-11--A Good One-6th,7th,8th

8th Research

8th grade has started their research.
Through this extended work, 
they are not only developing critical writing/ researching skills 
needed for high school, college, and beyond, 
but they are also laying the foundation from which they will jump
 into their Capstone Project work in the second semester. 
Topics include the following: 

7th Essays

The seventh grade has been taking their essays on how to improve HCA
 through the steps of the writing process. 
They are currently peer-editing with and without guided editing sheets, 
which force in-depth focus on structure, style, and control of the language.

6/7 Religion

6-7 graders reviewing the Start with Hello plan with each other
 before starting a group project project. 






Jesus asked us to lay down our lives for our friends. 
Through their Start with Hello study,
6-7 have tried to apply that concept to their lives. 
Middle school can be tough.
Even when you want to reach out to isolated peers, 
it can feel socially dangerous. 
In this project they are brainstorming ways 
that they can realistically reach out to people 
and make them feel seen and loved. 



Soon they will have exciting projects to share here. 
Stay tuned. 

8th Religion

Similarly the 8th grade is working in groups
to create Ads for the idea of reaching out to those experiencing social isolation. 
These PSA's of sorts will be shared with the whole student body 
and display common scenes of isolation found in our school 
as well as realistic ways that young individuals can address them. 
Again, stay tuned for finished products. 






6th Prayer Service

The 6th grade has been practicing for the Founders' Day Prayer service on 
 Tuesday, October 15th at 8:15am in the MPRDuring this prayer service, we will commission students to use their gifts
 for the sake of serving their community.
 Each grade's service partner for the year will be announced
 and the entire school community will be invited to pray for them. 
We hope you can join us.



7th Homeroom

As you know we had picture days this week. 
7th graders (and their teacher) are excited to see our class picture. 
We really can't wait; your kids can tell you why. 




Friday, October 4, 2019

9/30-10/4 Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals

Friday October 4, 2019

Reading in front of a crowd can be tough. 
Reading in front of a crowd filled with barking and 
various other pet distractions can be really tough.

HCA called on the mighty 7th to lead this year's 
Blessing of the Animals Prayer Service, 
and they did a tremendous job. 








Friday, September 27, 2019

9/23- Tons of Pictures

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the email will not show the videos posted. 
If you click on the "Mrs. Myers- 207" link at the top of the email, 
it will take you to the blog where you can see everything. 
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6/7 Religion

Start with Hello

6/7 religion class worked in small groups
 to solve the big problem of social isolation. 




They read 6 example scenarios,
picked one to focus on, 
and discussed as a small group. 
They then lead a whole class discussion on their scenario.
Discussions focused on identifying social isolation, 
empathizing with another person, 
and brainstorming realistic ways to reach out. 

They then took the ideas from the class discussions 
and gave life to their scenario
and their solutions. 

Here they are working with their groups to create their skits. 

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8th Literature

8th grade is continuing their work on Of Mice and Men.
On Tuesday they got to enjoy the nice weather 
while working on their text analysis. 






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Leadership Installation 

The Student Council, Student Ambassadors, and Flames of Service
were made official at our Mass of the Holy Spirit on Wednesday. 
They took a break from practice
 to write a goal for themselves in these roles
on a wax catcher that will be used in the Liturgy. 
When they get a candle in the ceremony, they will see someone else's goal. 
They will keep that person's goal in their prayers throughout the year. 
In this way they will be keeping each other in their hearts
as they take on these leadership roles together.
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 We are Fam-i-ly

We had our first school-wide family activity on Tuesday. 
This year the 7th graders are heads of their own school family,
and they thrived in that role!

 

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Some Bowling Pictures from Last Friday




10/15-18- START WITH HELLO PROJECTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As promised START WITH HELLO PROJECTS  6/7 Grades S , M , Z, and S G,K,W G and A S and T Stay tuned for...