6th - 8th Grade

MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSES

MIDDLE SCHOOL THEOLOGY (YEAR 1)/BOOK CLUB

Tutors: Shank, Rapelje, Campbell

 

Middle School Theology is a three-year rotating course that studies Catholic Apologetics in the first semester and the teachings from the Catechism in the second semester.

For the 2021-2022 school year, students will be reading through Amy Welborn's Prove It! Church book. In addition to the study of the the apologetics on God, students will be preparing a project on their favorite saint in anticipation of All Saints Day.

Second semester will proceed with a course on the Catechism using the New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism 2.

The teachers will also be presenting short lessons on the saints and American Catholics.

Class Websitehttps://soicoop.wixsite.com/mstheology/

Theology Book List:    

  •         Prove It! Church by Amy Welborn -$9.95

  •         Baltimore Catechism 2 (copywrite 1999 or 2011 vs. original 1969-1962

Book Club Book List:

  • SEPT 29: Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper
    OCT 20: God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew (Young Readers Edition, copyright 2017)
    NOV 17: The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation): The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics
    DEC 15: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
    JAN 19: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
    FEB 23: Wonder by RJ Palacio
    MAR 30: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
    APR 27: The Wanderer by Sharon Creech
    MAY 18: 100 Cupboards

 

Where to find the Book Club books:

  • Amazon: new/used options, biggest selection

  • Library: we begin a new book each month, so plan ahead if you are borrowing from the library

  • Discount Stores: Thriftbooks.com, Abebooks.com, alibris.com, Betterworldbooks.com

  • Used Bookstores: we have two used bookstores in Kzoo (Friends, the KPL bookstore at the downtown branch and Kazoo Books on Oakland)

  • Audiobooks (if you haven’t ever used audiobooks, or have questions about how to use these sites/apps, please don’t hesitate to contact Anne or Robyn):

    • Audible

    • Librivox: FREE public domain audiobooks, recorded by pros and amateur volunteers from around the world; use the app on your phone or download to your computer

    • OverDrive:  Enjoy ebooks and audiobooks for free through your local public library or school; app for phone or use on computer

    • Hoopla: Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card

Other materials needed (for Theology):     3-ring binder, bible, and pen/pencil

COST: none

MIDDLE SCHOOL GATHER ROUND: SPACE

Tutors: Cook, Fedewa, Meersma

COST: $20

MIDDLE SCHOOL SPEECH/DEBATE

Tutors: Muehlhausen, Born

Supplies Needed:

  • binder

  • loose leaf paper

  • dividers

COST: $48, includes all textbooks