Sunday, February 4, 2018

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week 2018 is now in the record books and what wonderful memories were created.  From the DeSales' Got Talent Show, the Bishop's visit, the pep rally, the play and everything in between, a great time was had by all . I was in awe witnessing the talent of our students during the Wizard of Oz.  And kudos go out to the students for their exceptional behavior while the Bishop paid us a visit.  I particularly want to thank my homeroom for demonstrating to the Bishop during Mass what exceptional adolescents  they truly are.  We are now back to our regular schedule with Math homework each night.  February break is only two weeks away.  : )

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year 2018!!

Happy New Year to all my students and their families!  I hope that 2018 brings many good things.  A huge thank you for all of the wonderful Christmas gifts.  It is not necessary, but greatly appreciated.  Let's go Bills!!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Middle School Open House Wednesday October 4th

This Wednesday we will have our Middle School Open House at 6pm.  Meet in the gym and then parents/guardians will follow a mock schedule and have the opportunity to meet all of the teachers.  I look forward to meeting everyone.
In my classroom, an activity that the students love to participate in is the monthly candy jar guessing game.  Congratulations to September's winner,  Luke Genewick, who had the closest guess.  If anyone would consider donating a bag of candy, it would be greatly appreciated.   Thank you in advance for your generosity. 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to all of our existing and new students!  I am so excited to be starting my 5th year at DeSales and working with all of the awesome students here.  It is going to be a great year.  If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Pi Day is Tuesday March 14th!!

In honor of pi day (3.14159,....) we will celebrate during Math classes on Tuesday March 14th.  Students will learn how pi was discovered, maybe even discover it themselves! If you would like to help out by sending in a pie or cookies in the shape of circles, that would be greatly appreciated. Actually, anything edible is accepted, as the students are not fussy.  Thank you for your support.

Sunday, October 2, 2016


We are using IXL throughout middle school this year.  It is a website with an unlimited number of problems aligned to each common core standard.  Each student has a unique username and password.  Biweekly, students will be given the standards that they will be required to practice.  Every student has the opportunity to earn a perfect score for a homework grade.  It was introduced to all of my math students last week and already students have put forth 110% effort.  I am so proud of everyone, keep up the good work!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Welcome Back 2016-2017

Welcome back to all the students and their families. It was an awesome summer and I hope you made some wonderful memories. I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things and getting to know all of the sixth graders. Great things are happening here at DeSales, most notably with Stream Academy. I will be hosting Arcade Academy for middle school students where you can create an arcade game out of recycled materials. It will be held Mondays, there are still openings.  It promises to be a lot of fun, think about signing up! See all of you soon.