Mrs. Raben

Welcome, and blessings to you! I am very happy to be a part of this wonderful school.  I have a great love for mathematics and look forward to imparting as much of that love as possible to my students! Join me in this QUEST!

8th Grade Homeroom

Magazine Drive begins – Sept. 4th

Sept. 13th – Progress Reports available on Fast Direct

9-18 Picture day! Smile:)
9-19 Talk like a Pirate day and Spirit Wear
9-20 Bishop Braxton visits our school arriving at 8:30
Feeding God’s People
9-24 to 9-28 Iowa tests of basic skills
9-28 Box tops turn-in day

8-24 – We have finished Chpt 1. We reviewed together today and will have a test on Monday, 8-27th.

8-17 Next week we will begin Chpt 1 of the text book ‘We Live Our Faith’ which discusses how we respond to God’s love by reflecting on his goodness, asking forgiveness for our sins, trying to live holy lives, and giving witness to Jesus.

Confirmation Timeline

(Due dates 2017-2018)


October 27th

Sponsor name is due AND

The information sheet from the confirmation packet

November 5th – Rite of Enrollment during 10:30 Mass

November 17th

Saint Name must be turned in (religion grade)

January 27th (Saturday) mandatory

Retreat at Holy Childhood  – REAP Team

February 24th

Letter to Bishop Braxton (religion grade)

March 23rd

Saint Report due (religion grade)

April 20th

*Shield is due (religion grade)

*Service hours must be complete and record sheets turned in (they may be turned in early)

Here is a great link to a LifeTeen list of many many potential Saint names🙂

We will be having a combined Confirmation with our Parish Partnership which includes St. Libory and Fayetteville.


9-14 We are working on the second half of Chapter 1. We continue to work with the order of operations and will have our next test on Friday, Sept. 21st as long as we stay on schedule. I will do everything I can to stick to it because the week of Sept. 24th we will not meet for math due to the IOWA tests. The test on the 21st will cover lessons 5 (again), 6, 7, and 8.

I will split this chapter into 2 separate tests. The first test will cover some special rules of divisibility, prime factors, powers and exponents, and the order of operations. I take this first chapter relatively slowly and will spend more than one day on each skill.

9-14 After out chapter 1 test we spent some time reviewing some basic math skills as a review before starting Chapter 2. Chpt 2 will cover frequency tables, line plots, mean, median, mode, range, stem and leaf plots, box plots, bar graphs and histograms. If we stay on target the test will be around October 19th.

8-17- Welcome to 6th grade math class! Today we began Chapter 1 which will cover exponents, order of operations, variables and expressions, equations, properties, a bit of measurement,  and finishes with scientific notation. Expect a test in early September after Labor Day.

7th grade updates for web page

9-14 We began Chpt 2 on 9/11. In this chapter we will work with adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing with fractions, mixed numbers. We will also cover solving  equations involving fractions and decimals. We will cover exponents and learn about negative exponents this year and the chapter ends with scientific notation. If we stay on target we will have a test soon after the middle of October.

8-17- Welcome to 7th grade math class! Today we began Chapter 1 which will cover variables and expressions, integers and absolute value, adding integers, subtracting integers,  multiplying and dividing integers, writing expressions and equations, and will finish with solving equations using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Expect a test around the second week of September.

9-14 We zipped through chapter 2 which was a lot of review material on integers. We have begun Chpt 3 which covers the distributive property, simplifying algebraic expressions, solving equations using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in both one step and two step equations. We will practice writing and solving two step equations from word problems and will finish the chapter with linear equations using formulas. We should be able to get to a test by mid October.

8-28-18 – We finished grading our last lesson in the chapter today. The practice test is due tomorrow and the Chapter 1 Test will be on Thursday, 30th.

8-17-18  Today we began Chapter 1 which will cover variables and expressions, properties, equations, ordered pairs, and scatter plots.  Expect a test in late August.

9-21 here is the link to the Khan Academy video for exponential growth and decay

9-14 We continue to work in Unit 2 on Arithmetic and Geometric functions. The first quiz on this Unit will be on 9-25.

9-5 Here is the link to interval notation

8-28-18 Here is the link to the continuous vs discontinuous functions


8-20 Link to the video to finish tonight’s homework:

8-17-18 *We have begun Unit 1 which will cover:

Functions and relations

function notation, domain and range, identifying key features of graphical models

There will be a quiz at the end of Aug. on the first to target skills.