Computers – Sr. Carole Suhar

Computer – Sr. Carole Suhar Email:   csuhar@youngstowndiocese.org

“Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.”   Psalm 40

Week of January 15-19

Religion 6-32          Students will complete their study of Chapter 6.  They will have their chapter test on Thursday, January 18.

This week’s question for students:  How is God a part of your life?

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Computer – Kindergarten     Students will begin to locate specific letters on the keyboard using the program “Cup Stacking”.

Computer – Grades 1 and 2     Students are learning the basics of creating and naming a folder, using Microsoft Word to create a Word document,  and saving it to their folder on the desktop.

Computer – Grade 3    Due to the delays/snow days that have interrupted our classes recently, students in grade 3 will be taking their Star 360 assessment during Computer class this week.

Computer – Grades 4 and 5    Students are learning the basics of creating a spreadsheet using the program Excel.

Computer – Grades 6, 7, and 8      Students will demonstrate their ability to use the Excel program for developing a budget and creating a pie chart to illustrate their expenses.  Due to the delays/snow days that have interrupted our classes recently, students in 7-34 will be taking their Star 360 assessment during Computer class this week.

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“Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.”   Psalm 72

Week of January 8-12

Religion 6-32          Students will have a test on Thursday that covers the Liturgical Calendar, the Holy Days of Obligation, and the feasts within the Christmas Season.  In addition, all Journals will be collected on this day.  They then will continue to work with Chapter 6 in their books.

This week’s question for students:  What is one good action that you would like to do more of during the month of January?

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Computer – Kindergarten     Students will be introduced to additional basic operations of a computer, like closing/exiting an application and shutting down the computer.  They will also begin to locate specific letters on the keyboard using the program “Cup Stacking”.

Computer – Grades 1 and 2     Students are learning the basics of creating and naming a folder, using Microsoft Word to create a Word document,  and saving it to their folder on the desktop.

Computer – Grades 3 and 4    Students are working to improve their accuracy in keyboarding using the program Typing.com.

Computer – Grade 5    Students are learning the basics of creating a spreadsheet using the program Excel.

Computer – Grades 6, 7, and 8      Students will demonstrate their ability to use the Excel program for developing a budget and creating a pie chart to illustrate their expenses. 

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“Blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in his ways.”    Psalm 128

Week of January 3-5

May each of you be blessed with the graces you need throughout this 2018 year!

Religion 6-32          Students will begin Chapter 6 which develops the connection of the Passover with the sufferings, death, resurrection of Jesus.

Reminders:   All Journals will be collected on Thursday, January 11.  Please be sure to complete all entries.  Students will have a test on Thursday, January 11 which will include:  the Liturgical Calendar, the Holy Days of Obligation, and the Christmas Season.

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Computer – Kindergarten     Students continue to practice the skills of mouse control, clicking and dragging, and scrolling.  In addition they are using individual programs to assist them in learning numerical order from 0 to 100.

Computer – Grades 1 and 2     Students are learning the basics of Microsoft Word and typing the home keys on the left side of the keyboard using the appropriate fingers.  They have begun working with the typing program entitled “Typing Rocket, Jr.” to help assist them in learning the location of the letters on the keyboard.

Computer – Grades 6, 7, and 8      Students will demonstrate their ability to use the Excel program for developing a budget and creating a pie chart to illustrate their expenses. 

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“My soul rejoices in my God.”    Psalm 61

Week of December 18-20

May the blessings of peace, joy, hope, and love be with you and your loved ones during this coming Christmas Season!

Religion 6-32 .         Students will review and have their Chapter 5 test on Tuesday of this week.

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Computer – Grades 3 and 4           Students will sharpen mouse and strategy skills while enjoying Christmas themed games.

Computer – Grades 6 and 7          Students will demonstrate their ability to work with Excel.

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“Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.”    Psalm 85

Week of December 11-15

Religion 6-32          Students are learning the significance of the Exodus story in salvation history.

This week’s question for students:  How are you preparing yourself for Christmas this year?

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Computer – Kindergarten     Students continue to practice the skills of mouse control, clicking and dragging, and scrolling.  In addition they are using individual programs to assist them in learning numerical order from 0 to 100.

I am very pleased to say that these students are becoming proficient in:  locating and opening a specific program, as directed; using the scroll bar to adjust their screen appropriately; and closing programs when completed.

Computer – Grades 1 and 2     Students are learning the basics of Microsoft Word and typing the home keys on the left side of the keyboard using the appropriate fingers.  They have begun working with the typing program entitled “Typing Rocket, Jr.” to help assist them in learning the location of the letters on the keyboard.

Computer – Grades 3, 4, and 5       Students are working to improve their accuracy in keyboarding using the program Typing.com.  

Computer – Grades 6, 7, and 8       Students are working to improve their accuracy in keyboarding using the program Typing.com.  They will have a timed-test to assess for accuracy,  NOT speed.

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“Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.”   Psalm 80

Week of December 4-8

Religion 6-32          Students are beginning the Exodus story in Chapter 5.

This week’s question for students:  What bad habit do you need to be freed from?  What plans do you have for doing so?

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Computer – Kindergarten     Students continue to practice the skills of mouse control, clicking and dragging, and scrolling.  In addition they are using individual programs to assist them in learning numerical order from 0 to 100.

I am very pleased to say that these students are becoming proficient in:  locating and opening a specific program, as directed; using the scroll bar to adjust their screen appropriately; and closing programs when completed.

Computer – Grades 1 and 2     Students are learning the basics of Microsoft Word and typing the home keys on the left side of the keyboard using the appropriate fingers.  They have begun working with the typing program entitled “Typing Rocket, Jr.” to help assist them in learning the location of the letters on the keyboard.

Computer – Grades 3, 4, and 5       Students in grades 3 and 4 are working to improve their accuracy in keyboarding using the program Typing.com.  Students in grade 5 are learning the program Excel.

Computer – Grades 6, 7, and 8       Due to the field trip on Wednesday, only two classes will have computer this week.  Those students will be working to improve their accuracy in keyboarding using the program Typing.com.  They will have a timed-test to assess for accuracy,  NOT speed.

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“The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.”   Psalm 23

Week of November 28 – December 1

Religion 6-32          Students will reflect on the meaning of the Season of Advent and then begin their study of the Exodus.

This week’s question for students:  What virtue will you try to strengthen in yourself during this Season of Advent?

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Computer – Kindergarten     Students continue to practice the skills of mouse control, clicking and dragging, and scrolling.  In addition they are typing individual letters of the alphabet using the left side of the keyboard.

Computer – Grades 1 and 2     Students are learning the basics of Microsoft Word and typing particular letters of the alphabet using the left hand for the left side of the keyboard.  They have begun working with the typing program entitled “Bear Brown Bear” to help assist them in learning the location of the letters on the keyboard.

Computer – Grades 3, 4, and 5       Students in grades 3 and 4 are working to improve their accuracy in typing particular letters while using the home keys and refraining from looking at the keyboard.  They are also using Word to compose friendly letters.  Students in grade 5 are learning the program Excel.

Computer – Grades 6, 7, and 8       Students will demonstrate their ability to work with the program Excel.

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“Blest are those who fear the Lord.”     Psalm 128

Week of November 20-21

During this week our country recognizes the need for each of us to be grateful to God for the many blessings that He has bestowed on us.  May your time spent together with loved ones this Thanksgiving be a time of peace, gratitude, love and joy!

Religion 6-32          Students will have a quiz on the Holy Days of Obligation on Monday.

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There are only two mornings with computer classes this week.

Computer – Grade 5          Students will continue to learn about the program Microsoft Excel.

Computer – Graded 4        Students will continue working with Word to compose a friendly letter.

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“My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord, my God.”  Psalm 63

Week of November 13-20

Religion 6-32          Students will review Unit I that was just completed.  They will have their unit test on Thursday of this week.

This week’s question for students:  What do you think was the most important thing you learned about God in this unit?  Explain.

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Computer – Kindergarten     Students continue to practice the skills of mouse control, clicking and dragging, and scrolling.  In addition they are typing individual letters of the alphabet using the left side of the keyboard.

Computer – Grades 1 and 2     Students are learning the basics of Microsoft Word and typing particular letters of the alphabet using the left hand for the left side of the keyboard.  They have begun working with the typing program entitled “Bear Brown Bear” to help assist them in learning the location of the letters on the keyboard.

Computer – Grades 3, 4, and 5       Students in grades 3 and 4 are working to improve their accuracy in typing particular letters while using the home keys and refraining from looking at the keyboard.  They are also using Word to compose friendly letters.  Students in grade 5 will be introduced to the program Excel.

Computer – Grades 6, 7, and 8       Students will demonstrate their ability to work with the program Excel.

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“In you, Lord, I have found my peace.”   Psalm 131

Week of November 6-10

During this week our Church asks that we pray especially for vocations to the priesthood, religious life, and the diaconate.  I invite each of you to spend a few minutes each day with your family praying for these intentions.  God may be calling your son or daughter to one of these lives of ministry.

Religion 6-32 .         Students will review Chapter 4 before their test on Tuesday.  We will discuss the difference between a vocation and an occupation, while focusing on religious vocations in particular.  We will then review Unit I in preparation for their Unit Test next week.

This week’s question for students:  What qualities of Joseph in the Old Testament do you want to develop in yourself?   

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Computer – Kindergarten     Students are practicing the skills of mouse control, clicking and dragging, and scrolling.  In addition they will practice typing individual letters of the alphabet using the left side of the keyboard.

Computer – Grades 1 and 2     Students are learning to open Microsoft Word, change the size of the font, and type particular letters of the alphabet using the left hand for the left side of the keyboard.  They will also begin working with the typing program entitled “Bear Brown Bear” to help assist them in learning the location of the letters on the keyboard.

Computer – Grades 3, 4, and 5       Students will work to improve their accuracy in typing particular letters while using the home keys and refraining from looking at the keyboard.  They will be using the program entitled “Typing.com”.

Computer – Grades 6, 7, and 8       Students will continue to use Typing.com to improve their accuracy in typing particular letters while using the home keys and refraining from looking at the keyboard.

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“I love you, Lord, my strength.”   Psalm 18

Week of October 30 – November 3

Religion 6-32          Students will complete their study of Chapter 4 and have their chapter test next Monday.

This week’s question for students:  What quality of Joseph do you see in yourself?  Explain.

Computer – Kindergarten     Students are practicing the skills of mouse control, clicking and dragging, and scrolling.  In addition they will practice typing individual letters of the alphabet using the left side of the keyboard.

Computer – Grades 1 and 2     In addition to mouse control skills, students will begin to locate and use the home keys of the keyboard.  They will practice typing particular letters of the alphabet on the left side of the keyboard.

Computer – Grades 3, 4, and 5     Students will continue to work on the basic skills of Microsoft Word.

Computer – Grades 6, 7, and 8     Students will use digital games to explore the ramifications of social media.

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“Give the Lord glory and honor.”   Psalm 96

Week of October 23-27

Religion 6-32           Students will continue their study of the story of Joseph in the Old Testament.

This week’s question for students:  How willing are you to speak up when someone is hurting?

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Computer – Kindergarten     Students are practicing the skills of mouse control, clicking and dragging, and scrolling.  In addition they will begin to type individual letters of the alphabet using the left side of the keyboard.

Computer – Grades 1 and 2     In addition to mouse control skills, students will begin to locate and use the home keys of the keyboard.  They will practice typing particular letters of the alphabet on the left side of the keyboard.

Computer – Grades 3, 4, and 5     Students will continue to work on the basic skills of Microsoft Word.

Computer – Grades 6, 7, and 8     Students will use technology to respond to the Say Something assembly.

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“I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.”  Psalm 23

Week of October 16-20

Reminder for students in Religion class:  Journals will be collected on Monday, October 16.  If you need to complete any of your responses, please be sure to do so.  Questions remain on this page.  Please just scroll down to find the one you may need.

Religion 6-32         This week we will learn about and discuss the different aspects of the “Say Something” Program.

This week’s question for students:  How willing are you to speak up when someone is hurting?

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Computer – Kindergarten     Students are practicing the skills of mouse control, clicking and dragging, and scrolling.  In addition they will begin to type individual letters of the alphabet using the left side of the keyboard.

Computer – Grades 1 and 2     In addition to mouse control skills, students will begin to locate and use the home keys of the keyboard.  They will practice typing particular letters of the alphabet on the left side of the keyboard.

Computer – Grades 3, 4, and 5     Students will continue to work on the basic skills of keyboarding.  They will have an assessment this week.

Computer – Grades 6, 7, and 8     Students will use technology to respond to the Say Something assembly.  They will also have a keyboarding assessment.

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“I have chosen you from the world, says the Lord, to go and bear fruit that will remain.”  John 15:16

Week of October 9-13

Religion 6-32          Students will have their Chapter 3 test on Monday.  They then will continue the study of the Old Testament with the story of Joseph and his brothers.

Assignment for 10-10-17          Complete your Name Paper for Thursday.

This week’s question for students:  What qualities do you admire in your best friend?  Why? Do you see these qualities in God?  How?

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Computer – Kindergarten     Students are practicing the skills of mouse control, clicking and dragging, and scrolling.  In addition they will begin to type individual letters of the alphabet using the left side of the keyboard.

Computer – Grades 1 and 2     In addition to mouse control skills, students will begin to locate and use the home keys of the keyboard.  They will practice typing particular letters of the alphabet on the left side of the keyboard.

Computer – Grades 3, 4, and 5     Students will review and demonstrate specific Microsoft Word skills, such as:  selecting margins, font and size, underlining, inserting numbered lists, etc.  They will continue to work on the basic skills of keyboarding.

Computer – Grades 6, 7, and 8     Students will demonstrate specific Microsoft Word skills, such as:  changing margins, font and size, inserting bulleted lists, saving and printing a document to a particular printer, etc.  They will continue to develop their keyboarding skills.

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“Remember your mercies, O Lord.”  Psalm 25

Week of October 2-6

Religion 6-32 .          Students will continue the story of Isaac and Rebecca.

Assignment for 10-3-17          Complete the activity at the bottom of page 55.

This week’s question:  Do you find it easy or hard to keep a commitment to your parent? Explain why.

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Computer – Kindergarten .    Students are practicing the skills of mouse control, clicking and dragging, and scrolling.  In addition they will begin to type individual letters of the alphabet using the left side of the keyboard.

Computer – Grades 1 and 2 .    In addition to mouse control skills, students will begin to locate and use the home keys of the keyboard.  They will practice typing particular letters of the alphabet on the left side of the keyboard.

Computer – Grades 3, 4, and 5 .    Students will review and demonstrate specific Microsoft Word skills, such as:  selecting margins, font and size, underlining, inserting numbered lists, etc.  They will continue to work on the basic skills of keyboarding.

Computer – Grades 6, 7, 8 .    Students will demonstrate specific Microsoft Word skills, such as:  changing margins, font and size, inserting bulleted lists, saving and printing a document to a particular printer, etc.  They will continue to develop their keyboarding skills.

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“The Lord is near to all who call upon him.”  Psalm 145

Week of September 25-29

Religion 6-32 .         Students will review and have their Chapter 2 test on Tuesday. We will then continue the story of Abraham, Sarah, and Isaac.

Assignment for 9-28-17          Complete the paper begun in class.

This week’s question for students:  Why is it important for us to attend and participate at Mass on Sundays?

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Computer – Kindergarten .    Students are practicing the skills of mouse control, clicking and dragging, and scrolling.

Computer – Grades 1 and 2 .    In addition to mouse control skills, students will begin to locate and use the home keys of the keyboard.

Computer – Grades 3, 4, and 5 .    Students will review and demonstrate specific Microsoft Word skills, such as:  selecting margins, font and size, underlining, etc.

Computer – Grades 6, 7, 8 .    Students will use their class time to discuss aspects of the digital age and computer safety.

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“The Lord is kind and merciful, slow to anger, and rich in compassion.”  Psalm 103

Week of September 18-22

Religion 6-32 .         Students will continue their study of Abraham, Sarah, and Isaac.  The chapter review will take place on Friday with the Chapter 2 test being administered on Monday, September 25.

This week’s question for students:  We often need to make sacrifices.  Tell about a sacrifice that you needed to make.  How did you feel about this?

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Computer classes in all grade levels will begin to focus on Internet Safety as a part of their class time.  The following questions will be addressed, as age-appropriate, with the classes:

  1. What kind of information should I keep to myself when I use the Internet?
  2. How can you protect yourself from online identity theft?

Computer – Kindergarten – Students will practice:  the correct way to hold and use the mouse and the skill of clicking and dragging.

Computer – Grades 6, 7, and 8    Students will use this time to take their Star 360 Math Test.

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“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.”  Psalm 95

Week of September 11-15

BAND STUDENTS and any student who may be absent for a Friday class are again reminded to do their Journal Entry from that day in their Journals.  All questions of the week will remain on this page.  You just need to scroll down to locate them.  Please be sure to:  date your entry, write the question, respond to the question.

Religion 6-32 .         Students will take their Chapter 1 test on Monday.  We will then begin the study of Chapter 2.

This week’s question for students:  Do you say “yes” to God even though it may be hard to do?  Give one example.

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Computer – Kindergarten .         Students are learning the basic vocabulary associated with an iMac and practicing the proper way to hold and use the mouse.

Computer – Grades 1 and 2 .      Students are reviewing the basics of computer vocabulary; how to turn on and shut down an iMac; opening and closing programs; practicing using the mouse.

Computer – Grades 3, 4, and 5    This week students will begin to use the program entitled “Typing.com”.  They will receive a keyboarding guide to assist them in learning the proper placement of their fingers, and use of the correct fingers when typing various keys without looking at the keyboard.  Our goal is accuracy without looking at the keyboard, not speed.

Computer – Grades 6, 7, 8 .      Students will use their time this week to take the Star 360 Reading Assessment.

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“My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.”  Psalm 63

Week of September 5 – 8

BAND STUDENTS and any student who may be absent for a Friday class are reminded to do their Journal Entry from that day in their Journals.  All questions of the week will remain on this page.  You just need to scroll down to locate them.  Please be sure to:  date your entry, write the question, answer the question.

Religion 6-32          Students will continue their study of Abraham and Sarah as models of faith.  Their test will take place on Monday.  It will cover the pages in our book prior to Chapter 1 which dealt with the Bible in addition to Chapter 1.

This week’s question for students:  Who, in your family, is a model of faith for you?

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Computer – Kindergarten           Students are learning the basics of computer vocabulary; how to turn on an iMac; how to use the mouse.

Computer – Grades 1/2               Students are reviewing the basics of computer vocabulary; how to turn on and shut down an iMac; opening and closing programs; practicing using the mouse.

Computer – Grade 3-8                 Students have reviewed the basics of computer vocabulary, the proper way to turn on and shut down an iMac, open and close programs, create and name a folder, create a document and save.  All students in these grade levels will begin a Keyboarding program to assist them in using proper posture, positioning of hands on the home keys , and typing without the need to look at the keyboard.

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“Lord, your love is eternal; do not forsake the work of your hands.”  Psalm 138

Week of August 28 – September 1

We had a great beginning to our new school year.  I was happy to see the smiling, enthusiastic students back and ready to learn.  So, now let us begin our first full week!

6-32 Religion

Assignment for 8-29-17 .         If you have not already returned your signed rules paper, please do so. Thank you to all of those who had it back promptly.

Students have also been asked to prepare a poster of their Family Faith Tree.  They should include on their poster: their grandparents, parents, siblings and self.  They may choose to just write the names of the persons or put a picture of the person on the poster.  With each person listed or shown they need to write:  when the person was baptized (year) and where; when the person received First Communion (year) and where; when the person received First Reconciliation (year) and where; when the person was confirmed (year) and where.  If the person has not received all four of the sacraments, just list the ones that apply.  This poster is due on Friday, September 1.

This week’s question for students:  How would you answer the question Jesus asked Peter in the gospel reading, “Who do you say I am?”

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Computer Classes  .

Assignment for the week of August 29          Please return your signed Acceptable Use of Technology Policy and Rules Paper.

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“O God, let all the nations praise you.”        Psalm 67

Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year!

I hope that you and your family had a relaxing, renewing, enjoyable and healthy summer.  I am pleased to be working with students in Grade 6-32 for religion class and with all students in Computer class.

This page on our website will be updated regularly to notify parents and/or students of homework assignments, as well as, any reminders for our class as needed.  Messages will be posted in the following order:  Religion then Computer Classes.

Grade 6-32 Religion  

Assignment for 8-22-17    
Return signed Rules Paper; Put name in Religion book and cover it.    

 I will and do expect that any assignment given to the students will be correctly completed and on time.  Thank you for your assistance in helping to make your child a responsible student.

Following the religion entry I will be posting a key question each week relating to the Readings and Gospel of the previous Sunday’s liturgy.  This question will be for the students to reflect on and answer in their journals as directed in class.

I am hopeful that this question will provide an opportunity for you, as family, to talk about the Sunday Scriptures on a regular basis.

This week’s question for students:  Name 3 things you did during the summer to show that you are a person of faith.

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Computer Classes

Assignment for the week of 08-22-17
Return signed Acceptable Use of Technology Policy and Rules Paper

Please know that I will be praying for you and your families throughout this year and I ask that you pray for me as well.

Have a blessed day and a great year!