Into Advent

Week one of Advent is done here at Kearney Catholic. We’ve had a relatively full week with just one late start on Wednesday. In class we’ve been learning about Animals in 7th, DNA and RNA in Bio, the sense organs in Advanced Bio and Redox reactions in Chem II. On Wednesday morning we had a…

Last month of the Year

Hello all, December starts today! With this last month of the year it is also the last month of the semester so that becomes somewhat stressful for both students and teachers. After my post last Friday we spend the weekend in Kentucky and had a good time with Megan’s family. We even had some deer…

Happy Thanksgiving!

We’re here in Kentucky to celebrate Thanksgiving with Megan’s Family. Her parents moved here this summer and it’s our first time we’ve seen their new house. It’s very nice and it a  great location with lots of land and random animals. It was a little over 12 hours drive time to get here but Megan…

Almost Normal Week

We actually had an almost full week here at Kearney Catholic. That is kinda rare at this time of year. I guess we do have a 1:30 out today for GOLD, our annual fundraising dinner, but otherwise it was a normal week. In class we’ve been learning about the various kingdoms, genetics, the brain/nervous system,…

back to school

I started this week with my dad’s Rosary and Funeral. They were both huge; it was very special to see all the people there to honor my dad. After the funeral on Monday, many of our extended family came over to our house to talk and be together.  Megan and I left for Kearney at…

the week

I’ll start by saying my father died Wednesday November 1st early in the morning. It has been a challenging couple of weeks but I got to spend a lot of time with him during that time. He has been fighting cancer for the last 4 and a half years and was doing well overall. While…

Semester 1 is flying by

This week we’ve done a couple projects in biology, one on mitosis and one comparing mitosis to meiosis. The 7th graders started learning about DNA and Evolution. In advanced bio we finished our chapter on muscles and started learning about nerves. Lastly in Advanced Chem we’re learning about equilibrium expressions and shifting equilibrium. Overall it’s…

Parent Teacher Conferences 2017

Hi there, this week was pretty short. We had parent teacher conferences on Wednesday and Thursday. Those are usually fun. I like getting to see some of my students parents and it gives me time to talk to some of the teachers I don’t get to see as much because my room is so isolated….

Homecoming 2017

This week was homecoming here at Kearney Catholic. It’s always an interesting week.  The seniors start by decorating their lounge complete with couches and TVs. Each day we have different dress up themes that some of the classes really get into. There are also a variety of events throughout the evenings culminating with tonight’s football…

Short week to start Oct.

Hello, we had a short week here at Kearney Catholic. We started the week with the diocesan teachers convention. It’s always cool to see the other teachers from around our diocese and Bishop Hanefeldt celebrated Mass with us. In class we learned about joints, Mendel and his peas, photosynthesis and cellular respiration and enthalpy and…

Septembers in the books

As September comes to an end it’s hard to believe it’s been this long already. The first quarter is close to over, Homecoming is near and PTC are around the corner. We’ve been in school almost two months now and we’re really rolling!  This week we learned about mitosis, photosynthesis, bones, and entropy. It was…