Tuesday, October 10, 2017

No Mass Wednesday, October 11
We do not have our weekly school Mass on Wednesday, October 11, due to Clergy Days. We will resume our weekly Masses next week. We will be having a regular, full-day schedule.

Students for Life Presentation
The next Students for Life meeting will take place on Friday, October 13, at 7:20 a.m. in the OGJH music room. Mark Nelson, former youth director at Holy Spirit Parish who now lives in Omaha, is going to discuss the dangers of pornography and how it interferes with our relationships with Jesus and others.  As a parent, you are always welcomed to attend and/or have the choice not to send your child.

Theology of the Body–Attention 8th Grade Families
In the coming weeks, OGJH 8th grade students will focus on the Theology of the Body curriculum within their theology classes. Here are the chapters and objectives that will be discussed in the upcoming weeks:

Chapter 5-Sex, Love and Chastity; Chapter 6-To Use or Not to Use
At the end of these topics, students should be able to:
• Recognize the difference between love and lust.
• Recognize the concept of “use” as the opposite of love, and the idea that “using” another person is never an appropriate action.
• Evaluate contemporary social behaviors (music, TV, pornography, pre-marital sex) with the standards of chastity.
• Explore various vocations (married life, consecrated life, ordained life).
• Understand appropriate dating.
• Understand the universal call to holiness and how to live it in daily life.

Students will be given necessary texts and materials in class. If you would like more information, there is an accompanying parent workbook, which can be purchased on the TOB for Teens website. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s theology teacher.

OGJH School Dance–Friday, October 20
The OGJH School Dance will be held on Friday, October 20, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Tickets must be purchased in advance (will be available next week) from your child’s homeroom teacher. Tickets are $5.00. There will also be concessions available at the dance.

Parent-Teacher Conferences–Wednesday, October 25
Parent-Teacher Conferences at OGJH take place from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25 in the gymnasium. Please know that the teachers will be off from 1:00-2:30 for lunch. Click here to view the full availability of the teachers.

8th Grade Parents: We will be having you fill out a brief permission form for our 8th Grade Retreat that will be held in Hartford in December. There will also be a $5.00 fee to help us offset costs associated with the retreat. If you would like to access the form prior to conferences, please click here.

Girls Basketball
There will be a girls basketball meeting (for players only) on Thursday, November 2, after school. The meeting will last between 15-20 minutes. Practice will then start on Monday, November 6.

Dates to Remember
OCTOBER VIRTUE: RESPONSIBILITY
Wednesday, October 11: No Mass; Regular Schedule
Friday, October 20: End of First Quarter; 0 Infraction/0 Detention Dress Down Day. Students who have not had an infraction during the entire 1st quarter will be allowed a dress-down day on Friday, October 20. Students will be made aware if they are/are not eligible by their homeroom teacher a day or so prior.
Tuesday, October 24: All Students are encouraged to wear red shirts to help celebrate Red Ribbon Week. Students will be required to wear the shirts with their khaki/blue pants or shorts. Students who do not wish to participate may wear their uniform. This is sponsored by the OGJH Student Council
Tuesday, October 31: Last day to wear shorts; All students are encouraged to wear orange or black shirts to celebrate Halloween. Students will be required to wear the shirts with their khaki/blue pants or shorts. Students who do not wish to participate may wear their uniform.

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