On Friday June 15th our 8th graders graduated from St. Mel’s Catholic Academy. They received awards, honors, recognition, and their diplomas. You have worked very hard and made your parents, our school, and community very proud. This year’s commencement speaker was Marist Brother and 1981 alumnus Br. Daniel O’Riordan, and a very big thank you to Mrs. Kayla Vallone our 8th grade teacher. Congratulation to our graduates and may God bless you as you move on to high school.
A Visit from Father Sauer!
Father Sauer made a surprise visit to the 8th grade class via Facetime. He spoke to the 8th graders about his trip so far, what he has been studying, and places he has traveled to; all with St. Peter’s Basilica in the background. Thanks for visiting us Father! We miss you!
The 8th graders have been working especially hard this year! They have just finished their cross-curricular project on Immigration, which they presented to their parents as well as the 5th-7th graders. They did a terrific job on their research project! They dressed up as their assigned Immigrant group, created beautiful poster boards and even brought in food!
Currently in ELA we are reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. They will begin their newspaper project to dig deeper into the time period of the novel and explore what trial the novel was based on. In Religion class the 8th graders are learning about vocations and how to truly listen to God’s calling. Next week the 8th grade class will we celebrating their first milestone on their road to graduation, Ring Day! Students will attend mass and then receive their class rings. As always, the 8th graders are very excited for this special event. We look forward to continuing to work hard and having a wonderful 8th grade year! Congrats to the St. Mel’s Girls Soccer Team for winning their Championship game! Way to go girls!
Congratulations to the class of 2017! Our 8th graders officially graduated from St. Mels Catholic Academy on Friday June 16th. We are very proud of their accomplishments and we wish them all the best in high school. Congratulations Graduates!