Fundraiser Update – Mum Sale

10_low-maintenance_mumsStudents!  Keep selling those mums! There is plenty of time to get on the phone and contact friends, family and neighbors! Remember the return is awesome, you keep 50% of what you sell!

Also, Mrs. O’Neill will set up a selling table in the parking lot before school on Monday, 9/19 and Tuesday, 9/20 from 7:45-8:15 each day.  So parents, if you and your student can cover this time (we’ll need more than one student) please contact Lisa O’Neill to let her know.

Also, students, if you want to sell during ANY church service, please come 20 minutes prior to the service, you don’t have to be signed up beforehand.

Constitution Day: Virtual Field Trip


Today, 8th graders took an exclusive “virtual” field trip! We journeyed back in time to 1789 to understand the men who gathered that hot summer in Philadelphia to form our enduring democracy.

This virtual field trip provided us with the opportunity to:  Understand the role the Library of Congress plays in preserving our national history, including the history of the Constitution and other founding documents; Examine primary sources to learn about the thinking and motives of the founders; Evaluate the importance of document preservation and document research.

Fundraisers – Fall Mum Sale


Our Fall Mum Sale10_low-maintenance_mums is well underway.  Students have their own order forms and have hopefully begun to take pre-orders for mums!  We will be selling our mums at church services again this Wednesday evening, next Sunday, and again next Wednesday evening.  I have a sign up sheet posted on my “Scoop” bulletin board in my classroom, so be sure to sign up for a time slot!

Debating the Treatment of Native Americans!

Check out these awesome kids in action!  They prepared arguments for each side of a debate about how Native Americans should be treated.  One student in each group, took the point of view of Bartoleme de Las Casas, who believed the Spanish should treat Native Americans with gentleness and kindness.  The other student took the side of the plantation owner and explained why the Spanish established the encomienda system.

8th Grade raises a new flag in honor of veterans!

Our class came up with a list of veterans and we raised our school’s new flag today in honor of the following:  Great Grandfather Skiver, Paul Skiver, Mack Borders, Norman Isaksen, Henry Marttala, Don Notska, Oliver Knox, Great Grandfather Warner, Great Grandfather Klement, Ralph Hansen, Danny Glore, Gilles Frankert, Great Uncle Yambert, Grandfather Jesse Yambert, Duane Ryherd, Tom Buck, and Michael Lyell.

8th Grade Trip Fundraising Update

Yesterday was the deadline for Trinity Spirit Wear orders.  Thanks to Lynda Yambert for organizing that!  We plan to do this again with other sports down the road.

Thank you also to Lisa O’Neill for working on another fundraiser for us.  She is currently working on getting a Fall Mum Sale going so be sure to look for more details on that sometime soon!

Remember, we will have our destination for our trip decided by the end of October and the cost per person will be $625.