At Good Shepherd Catholic School, Mrs. Jenna Clewell teaches 7th grade and Mrs. Patricia Blackwell teaches 8th grade. While our 7th grade class is currently set to return for 8th grade in the Fall, we parted with our 8th grade class in a way we never have before: at home. Fortunately, we were able to celebrate their graduation on June 10th while socially distanced and a limited number of guests. Best of luck this September in high school! We will miss you all dearly and hope you return to visit when possible!
Both Mrs. Clewell and Mrs. Blackwell conducted their daily lessons via Zoom. For a fun project, Mrs. Clewell and her students did a scavenger hunt together (while at home) to find things around the house that they thought essential for quarantine.
Mrs. Blackwell and her 8th grade class were scheduled to visit New York City for the traditional class field trip. They were still able to visit, albeit virtually, watching video clips of places they planned to visit and photos of past trips.
The annual Spaghetti Dinner could not be held in person, but moms of the 7th grade students arranged to bring the dinner to each 8th grade student's home!
Like our 6th grade class, the 7th and 8th grade students also reported on current events twice each month.
Despite the swift need to move to remote teaching and remote learning, our teachers and students at Good Shepherd made the continued effort each day to smooth out the transition. After only a few days, we all had a new groove and made it work, and made it fun (despite the circumstances). We look forward to seeing all of our students in September, and wish the best for our students beginning high school!