Service Journals

posted May 24, 2017, 7:15 AM by PolselliA

Starting Tuesday, May 30, 30 points will be deducted for late journals.

Service Journals

posted May 5, 2017, 6:04 AM by PolselliA

Monday, May 8 will be the last day to turn in Service Journals with only 10 points being deducted for lateness. Starting Tuesday, 20 points will be deducted.

4th Quarter Progress Reports

posted May 2, 2017, 9:34 AM by PolselliA

4th Quarter progress reports cover not only the 4th quarter, but also the semester and the year.
  • Students who failed the 3rd quarter, or who had a grade in the low 70's may receive a failure warning for the semester.
  • Students who failed the 1st semester, or who are in real danger of failing the 2nd semester may receive a failure warning for the year.

St. Paul Project

posted May 2, 2017, 9:30 AM by PolselliA

For your assigned Epistle, answer the following:

What category does the letter fall into?
  • Pauline Letters (1st, 2nd, or 3rd missionary journey?)
  • Captivity Letters
  • Pastoral Letters

  1. Address: states the name of the writer, the co-sender, and the ones receiving the letter.
  2. Greeting: a short greeting (similar to a blessing) is then written. These are the same greetings used at the beginning of the Mass [e.g., “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ”; not included in Hebrews].
  3. Thanksgiving: gives the reason for writing the letter and expresses his attitude towards those he is writing. [not included in Galatians]
  4. Message(s): The body of the letter conveying his message(s). What are the messages; summarize all the major points Paul is trying to make.
  5. Final Greeting: Personal news about himself and those with him.
  6. Blessing: A final prayer for those being written to.

What do scholars think?
  • Find at least two scholars who wrote about this letter, and summarize their opinions.
  • Do you agree or disagree with what they said? Why?

What do you think?
  • What is your opinion of what Paul said?
  • Do you think it is a serious issue?
  • How do you think it relates to today (give examples)?

4th Quarter Project

posted Apr 19, 2017, 4:57 AM by PolselliA   [ updated Apr 19, 2017, 8:55 AM ]

Students are to pick one of the following:

  1. Modern Christian missionary group (still active today)
  2. Individual Christian missionary (lived within the past 15 years)
  3. Modern day Christian martyr (within the past 15 years)


  • Students are to present before the class a multimedia presentation on the person/group they picked.
  • Presentations must be between 5-10 minutes.
  • You are free to use any method you wish for the presentation (PowerPoint, Prezi, video interview, SMARTBoard...).
  • You are also to hand in a paper with your name, the name of the person(s) picked, and a one-paragraph summary of why you picked them.
  • You must use some sort of multimedia (pictures, video, maps...).
  • If using a video, it can not be more than 1/2 of the presentation (unless you personally made the video).
A complete rubric can be found here.

Due date: Wednesday, May 31

12 Apostles Quiz

posted Feb 13, 2017, 11:20 AM by PolselliA

There will be a quiz on the 12 Apostles on Thursday, February 16.

Christ Our Light Project

posted Dec 1, 2016, 5:51 AM by PolselliA   [ updated Jan 3, 2017, 5:15 AM ]

Students are to pick one of the following 3 projects:

Take any parable or miracle story from the Gospels and re-write it in a modern setting. Then present the new parable as a video project (2-5 students per group). Acceptable formats: YouTube, shared video.

Do a multi-media presentation on some aspect of the Shroud of Turin. Acceptable formats: Prezzi, Power Point, Google Slides.

Write a research paper comparing and contrasting the Catholic understanding of the Eucharist with the Orthodox understanding of the Eucharist and 2 different Protestant Churches's understanding of the Eucharist/Communion. Acceptable formats: printed paper or Google Docs.

Due Date: Wednesday, January 11

Test Corrections

posted Oct 24, 2016, 10:18 AM by PolselliA

If you failed the test, you may do corrections to bring your grade up to a 70.
  • For questions 1-30: write the question with the correct answer 5 times (True or False questions can simply be made into true statements).
  • For the essay: write the correct response.

  1. Essays can be typed; all other questions must be hand written.
  2. You must correct all wrong questions to change your grade.
  3. You must include your original test and scantron with your corrections.

The last date to turn in corrections is Monday, October 31.

Messiah Project

posted Oct 18, 2016, 6:36 AM by PolselliA   [ updated Oct 20, 2016, 10:16 AM ]

Make a fake social media page (can either be a poster board or done one a computer) trying to prove that Jesus is the Messiah. 
  • You can use any social media form you want (Twitter, Face Book, Instagram...)
  • If you make an account, you must make it private/invite only.
  • You must incorporate something from the lesson in your project.
  • You can make the account modern, or put in in Jesus' time.

A complete rubric can be found here.

Due Date: November 7

Classroom Contract

posted Sep 8, 2016, 10:07 AM by PolselliA

A printed and signed Classroom Contract is due back by Friday, September 16.

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