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Mr. B. Tyzenhaus - 8th Grade



In 7th grade Science, the students have recently studied how genes are passed on from parents to offspring. The students are currently researching different genetic disorders that can be passed on from parents to offspring in preparation for a presentation on their disease. The students will be ending the year discussing adaptations in organisms and evolution. Following this, the students will be looking at ecosystems.

In 8th grade Science, the students are in the middle of a unit on energy. The students have explored kinetic, potential, and thermal energy through studies and labs. The students will conclude their study on energy by taking a look at the concepts of work and power. The final units of the year will concentrate on work and power and simple machines.

In 8th grade Social Studies, the students are finishing up a unit on the Great Depression and the New Deal. The students will then be taking a look at the Illinois State Constitution to finish up the year.




All laboratory safety rules must be followed.  These are reviewed and students sign a contract.  Some labs require long hair to be pulled back. 

Girls with long hair are expected to have a hair accessory available for this purpose.   Proper handling of lab materials is a must

A 6-inch (15 centimeter) ruler is required.  These are used often for measuring and for creating data tables and graphs.


Science Fair







Science Fair is part of the 7th Grade curriculum.  A Student Manual is available for download on the Joliet Diocese Science Teachers Association website.

Students are guided in each part of this long-term project.   The process begins early in Fall and culminates with our school Science Fair in mid-January.


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5/8: Hot Lunch-Jersey Mike's
School Bd. Mtg. at 6:30pm in Rectory

5/9: Parents' Club Mtg. at 7pm in Rectory

5/10: 5th Grade Poetry Tea at 9am in MPH
6th Grade Poetry Tea at 11:30am in MPH

5/11: May Crowning Mass at 8:15am in Church
Early Dismissal at 11:30am

5/13: Happy Mother's Day!

5/12: Athletic Bd. Mtg. at 7pm in Rectory

5/17: 3rd Grade Breakfast w/the Authors at 8:30am in MPH

5/18: Mass at 8:15am in Church (Ribbon Mass)
Spring Sing (Grades 1-5) at 1pm in the Gym

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