Message from Mr. Riley
Dear Jr. High Parents,

 It’s hard to imagine that we are entering the final 6 weeks of the school year! We could not have made it this far without all of your help in keeping your students healthy and on track during this crazy year! As you see the tree leaves coming out and flowers blooming, you know that Spring is here and that means finals and the last push before finals are coming up quickly!

Please spend some time with your student looking at their progress report to see if there are any areas where they can improve their grades and/or go over course material before their final exams start!
Likewise, please be on the lookout for an announcement of when final exam study tables are for each class. These study tables will significantly help your students to be more prepared for their final exams. We also have the 8th grade picnic and graduation to look forward to! Let’s make these final 6 weeks the best yet!

Please look below for some announcements.

God Bless,
Mr. Riley
Junior High Announcements
Current 8th grade students need to apply to CRHS for the 2021-2022 school year. CLICK TO APPLY

We have all of your child's records, so there is no need to upload them. If you have any questions, please contact Kyle Powers. kpowers@cardinalritter.org

Attention Parents

Parents/guardian of an 8th grade student, please submit a baby/young child photo of your student to Mr. Riley for the 8th grade graduation slideshow! You can have your student bring it in to school or email it to JRiley@cardinalritter.org

8th Grade Picnic

8th grade picnic will take place on May 25th. If you are interested in helping with the event please contact Mr. Riley. JRiley@cardinalritter.org
iLearn information

7th grade students will be completing the iLearn assessments for ELA and Math the week of April 26th.

8th grade students will be completing the iLearn assessments for ELA and Math the week of May 3rd.
Flower Sale Volunteers Needed - Tuesday, May 4
The spring flowers will be delivered on May 4. Volunteers are needed to unload, sort and prepare orders as well as assist with pick-up and selling extra flowers. Volunteers needed throughout the day from 7AM - 5PM.
Please contact Marie Schelonka at mschelonka@comcast.net to sign up.
Class Breakdown
7thGrade Science: We are finishing the cell test and will begin learning about organs and organ systems.
8thGrade Science: Students are learning about the central dogma (how DNA is used to make proteins) and next, we will be learning about genetics.

7th Grade Theology: We are wrapping up our short unit on the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
8th Grade Theology: We are wrapping up our short unit on the Sacrament of Marriage.

8th Grade Biology: We will be taking the iLearn Biology assessment this upcoming week. Also, permission slips for the Zoo field trip are due this upcoming Monday the 19th. The zoo field trip will take place on May 14th. If you are interested in being a chaperone for the field trip, please contact Mr. Riley or Mrs. O’Connor.

Algebra 1: We are working on systems of inequalities.
What We Are Doing in AA Next 2 Weeks

What Are We Doing in AA The Week of 4-19

Grade 7: Outside Day
Grade 8: Homework Day

Grade 7: Homework Day
Grade 8: Outside Day

NO AA -- E-Learning Day

Grade 7 & 8: Extended AA - GPA tracker/grade check day

Grade 7 & 8: Homework Day

What Are We Doing in AA The Week of 4-26

Grade 7: Outside Day
Grade 8: Homework Day

Grade 7: Homework Day
Grade 8: Outside Day

NO AA -- E-Learning Day

Grade 7 & 8: GPA tracker/grade check day

Grade 7 & 8: Guidance Survey
Cadet Raiders Sports
High School Volleyball Open Gyms

Is your daughter interested in playing volleyball in high school? Open gyms for girls volleyball are starting up, below is a link for our schedule for the spring. Any 8th grader that is interested in playing high school volleyball should attend. Also any 7th grader who attends a West Deanery school may also join us for open gyms. If you have any questions please reach out to Coach Catie Triplet at ctriplet@cardinalritter.org
Attention 7th, and 8th Grade Golfers
This is a great opportunity for your 6th to 8th grade students who are interested in playing golf, to join the PGA Jr. League in Indianapolis this summer. The program is designed to help young golfers learn and improve on their golf skills, while getting to play in some friendly competitions. We are focusing on the West Deanery schools, so competitions will be between teams established for each school, or combined schools, depending on how many players sign up from each. And we may have multiple teams from a single school if numbers dictate that as well. The program is being run by Ms. Ali Beam, a PGA Teaching Professional at Riverside Golf Academy, and First Tee of Indiana Program Director. Her contact information is on the flyers.
Parent Corner
Family Link

Please spend time with your student this weekend to check your student's grades and expect them to explain any low grades. Students may be able to turn in late homework for partial credit to improve their grade.

If you have not signed into Family Link yet, your log in is firstname.lastname (use parent name) and the password is Parent1234. You will be immediately directed to a page that will require you to make a new password. The link to check your student's grades is: http://familylink.cardinalritter.org/Familylink/Login.aspx

Let's work together for the success of your son or daughter! Need more assistance? Please contact Mr. Riley. 

A list of teacher tutoring times is attached. If a student needs help in a topic, please have them communicate with their teacher to set up a time or come to their tutoring times. 
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