Mrs. Milly Garcia, 8th Grade

2016-17 is my 27th year of teaching at St. Cecilia’s.  I taught 4th grade for 3 years, 6th grade for 17 years, and have been in 8th grade the past 7 years.  Before that, I taught English at Creighton University for 10 years as well as teaching in Creighton’s Post Baccalaureate Program for minority students entering the health professions.  I graduated from Council Bluffs St. Albert, and have a B.A. and M.A. in English from Creighton, where I also did additional coursework to get my K-8 teaching certificate and my Middle School Endorsement.  While at St. Cecilia’s, I have served as Intermediate Grades Coordinator, Junior High Coordinator, and now as Middle School Coordinator.  I have received the St. Cecilia Gommermann Outstanding Teacher Award, and have served on or chaired several committees, including the Writing Committee and Reading Committee.  In 2006, I was selected to participate in the Bearing Witness Advanced program, traveling in Israel for 9 days with a group of 20 Catholic School educators to learn more about Holocaust education.  I have also participated in the Coverdell Peace Corps Education program, which matches classes with Peace Corps Volunteers with whom they correspond; three St. Cecilia graduates have corresponded with my classes during their PC service in Morocco, Benin, and Rwanda.

My three adult children are all graduates of St. Cecilia’s, and I am a parishioner and EME at the Cathedral.  I lived in the St. Cecilia neighborhood for 33 years, and my interests include writing, reading, Holocaust education, interfaith education, history, and travel (particularly international travel), and cooking.  I've been to Canada, England, Ireland, Israel, Morocco, spent one night in Spain, and have been to about half the states in the U.S.  I love teaching middle school students, and am pleased that many of them stay in touch with me long after they leave St. Cecilia’s.  



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Daily Schedule 2016-17--Room 308 Students

Friday (note:  times change on Fridays!)  You still have study hall Period 8, but not in homeroom.

  • 7:55-8:10 homeroom:  attendance, lunch count, announcements
  • 8:10-8:55  Period 1:  History Period 1 (307/Petersen) OR Pre-Algebra (314/Rosenberg)
  • 9-9:45: Period 2:  Spanish (309/Gaule)
  • 10-10:55:  MASS in Cathedral (with Mass Mentor classes)
  • 10:55--11:35 Period 4:  Religion (308/Garcia)
  • 11:40-12:15 Period 5:  Science (315/Wise)
  • 12:20-1:00 LUNCH
  • 1-1:40 Period 6:  Algebra (314/Rosenberg) OR History Pd 5 (307/Petersen)
  • 1:40-2:20 Period 7:  Literature/Language (308/Garcia)
  • 2:20-3:00 Period 8:  Study Hall (in 307 OR 314)
  • 3-3:10  PACK & DISMISS

Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs

  • 7:55-8:10 homeroom:  attendance, lunch count, announcements
  • 8:10-8:55  Period 1:  History Period 1 (307/Petersen) OR Pre-Algebra (314/Rosenberg)
  • 9-9:45  Period 2:  Spanish (309/Gaule)
  • 9:50-10:35 Period 3:  Religion (308/Garcia)
  • 10:40-11:25 Period 4:  Science (315/Wise)
  • 11:30-12:15 Period 5:  Algebra (314/Rosenberg) OR History Period 5 (307/Petersen) 
  • 12:20-12:55 LUNCH
  • 1-1:45  Period 6:  Literature/Language (308/Garcia)
  • 1:45-2:30 Period 7:  Art Mon./PE Tues./Music Wed./PE Thurs. (don't forget PE clothes TTh)
  • 2:30-3:10 Period 8:  Study Hall (308) OR Wk B Library (Placek) on Wed.
  • 3:10-3:15 PACK & DISMISS

Note:  

  • on Wednesday in "B" weeks, we have Library (Mrs. Placek) during study hall and dismiss from library
  • on Wednesdays, we have Fr. Gutgsell for Religion:  8th grade at 9:50-10:35
  • on Thursdays and on Friday afternoons, middle school has computers in the computer lab (Mrs. Hickey)
  • be sure to bring gym clothes/deodorant on Tuesdays & Thursdays!

Downloads

 
Reading & Writing Curriculum

Reading & Writing Curriculum

8th Grade Religion Curriculum

8th Grade Religion Curriculum

Altar Server Schedule

Altar Server Schedule

 
 
Confirmation Letter _1

Confirmation Letter _1

Confirmation Letter_2

Confirmation Letter_2

 

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