As our eighth graders complete their final year of junior high I would just like to share a few parting comments. This class has come through in a big way this entire year. From academics to athletics to social issues they have been a great example to the younger students in our building. In math class the students I have had have given a solid effort from day one until the final bell. This group is ready for high school and I have no doubts that they will succeed mightily. It has been my privilege to work with them in math for the last three years and I wish them well in the years to come. Just keep doing what you have been doing, make good choices, remember that God loves you and is always there for you and the world will be a better place for having you in it!
Alas the seventh and sixth graders have a little more work to do. In seventh grade we are finishing chapter four in the eighth grade book. There will be a quiz on Tuesday, chapter review Wednesday, and a test on Thursday. We will then have a couple of days to take a peek at what to expect in eighth grade math.
Sixth graders finished their last full chapter on Thursday last. Most years we don't get to do this but we have some time this year to take a look back on some skills that we tend to leave behind in seventh grade and beyond. We will review decimal and fraction computation, no calculators, over the final two weeks. They can expect a quiz in each area for their final grades of the trimester.
It has been a fun year. I have mixed emotions about leaving room 106. It has served me well for twelve years. There is excitement, however, in moving to our new wing and joining all of the other Saints on Lincoln Street. Have a great summer those graduating and I will speak with the rest of you again before year's end.