Mrs. Renth

My name is Kathy Renth.  I grew up on a dairy farm in nearby Albers, Illinois and  attended Albers Elementary, Mater Dei High School, Kaskaskia College, and SIU-E. I am married and am the mother of 4 daughters. My daughters are all proud graduates of HCS!  I am also the grandmother of 7 grandsons who keep my heart and hands full!

This is my 34th year teaching and my 27th year at Holy Childhood. I currently teach 5th-8th grade social studies and  5th-7th grade religion.  Needless to say, Holy Childhood is very close to my heart!


Look here for important dates in my 5th-7th grade religion classes such as test dates and project due dates.  To find out more about what’s going on in individual classes click on the homeroom’s tab.

October 16-20, 2017

Tuesday-7th grade test over ten commandments; 5th grade goes to Eucharistic Adoration
Wednesday-5th grade Saint report due
Thursday-5th grade chapter 3 test
Friday-5th grade test over Luminous mysteries

October 16-20, 2017
During the month of October we honor Mary in the Rosary.  Each week the students will learn a set of mysteries and will have a test over them.  For the test the students are expected to name and explain the mysteries in order.  The test over the Luminous mysteries will be on Friday, October 20th.

We will be working on our living saint museum throughout the month of October as well.  The script is due on Wednesday, October 18th.

We have finished studying chapter 3 in our textbooks.  There will be a test over chapter 3 on Thursday, October 19th.

October 16-20, 2017

We will begin chapter 5 this week.  It is about the patriarchs-Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph.  There will be a test over this chapter on Monday, October 23rd.

October 16-20, 2017

There will be a test over the 10 commandments on Tuesday, October 17th.  We will also begin chapter five this week.  Chapter five is about Jesus Christ, the Good News.

Social Studies

Look here for important dates in my 5th-8th grade social studies classes such as tests and project dates.  To find out more about what’s going on in individual classes click on the homeroom’s tab.

October 16-20, 2017

Thursday, October 5-
Friday, October 6-5th grade test over Canada vocabulary
Monday, October 9-No School
Tuesday, October 10-
Wednesday, October 11-
Thursday, October 12-
Friday, October 13-5th grade dioramas due

October 16-20, 2017

The dioramas look great!!!! Thanks for your help with every step of this project.

We will continue studying Canada this week.  The students will have to be able to name the provinces and territories of Canada on a test on October 25th.  They can use to help them study.  There will also be a test over the vocabulary words for Canada on Friday, October 20th.

October 16-20, 2017

We will finish chapter 2 in the World History tech book.  The test over chapter two will be on Wednesday, October 25th.

October 16-20, 2017

Chapter 2 is about European colonization.  A test over this chapter will likely be at the end of next week.

October 16-20, 2017

We have begun chapter 4 which is about conflict in the Gilded Age.  We will continue to work our way through this chapter for the next few weeks.