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By, Mia Trejo


By: Mia Trejo

Dear Reader,

Josephinum Academy is an all-girls school catholic school located in the Wicker Park area. They were founded in 1890 by the sisters of Christian Charity. Josephinum Academy empowers young women to become confident, faith-filled leaders.

Josephinum is important to me because it is the school I attended on a daily basis and because it helps me learn and grow every day to create a better future for myself. It also is a loving community where one can feel welcomed and safe. AlsoThe teachers at Josephinum inspire me and put a sense of confidence in me to expect more out of myself and others. It is a good support system, because I know that if I fall I will have a community of people behind me to help me back up every step of the way.

A day at the movie theater

Saving Private Ryan

Saving private Ryan, the 1998 American war film set during world war 2. Directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat. Members of the second ranger battalion under Caption Miller fight ashore to secure a beachhead. Amounts the fighting, two brothers are killed in action. Earlier in New Guinea, a third brother is killed in action. Mrs.Ryan is to receive all three of the grave telegrams on the same day. The United States Army chief of staff, George C. Marchell is given the opportunity to save the mother some heart ache by sending 8 men lead by Caption Miller to find Private James Ryan and bring him home to his mother. New York Times calls it a courageous heart warming story. It is a must see movie.

A day into the life of a teacher

Into the life of a Teacher

By, Mia Trejo

Background: Eduardo Narveaz is a first year teacher at Josephinum Academy. He teaches regular and honors algebra 1 & 2. He is currently enrolled at North eastern University getting a mastersdegree.

Question: What are your values? Are you being true to them?

Answer: TO do things that are morally right and to always expect the best from myself and from others. I listen to other peoples feedback about m, that way I am bias in my judgment.

Question: Why did you choose to work at the Jo?

Answer: I chose to work at the Jo because I saw it was a good place for me to start my first year teaching. Also I saw it as a opportunity to try new things and have a little more freedom than I would at other schools.

Question: How has working at the Jo affected your life?

Answers: It made me a better teacher working with young women and realizes that they have the potential to become something, and make something good of themselves.

Question: Why did you decide to become a teacher?

Answer: Because I really liked math in College. Math has been important part of my life. Mostly I thought that by becoming a teacher I could help young mind find the love and beauty in math.

Question: What is your educational Philosophy?

Answer: Education is a right and it’s a privilege that all people should take advantage of. Everyone deserves the chance to have a free education.

Question: What are your strengths and weaknesses with teaching?

Answer: My strength is that I know the material very well. A weakness is that I don’t always know when people are struggling, or not know that people aren’t understanding it while imteaching. My biggest weakness is that I don’t have a lot of experience teaching.

Question: What is your educational background?

Answer: I’ve grown up with public education and currently I am going to Northeastern getting amasters degree.

Question: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Answer: I see myself getting a new master’s degree in economics or finance that way if I ever don’t like teaching I have something to fall back on.

Off-campus lunch

Josephinum Academy should have off-campus lunch because it gives students a chance to get fresh air during the day and also because it lets students show their ability to follow the fifth Goal 5, “Josephinum students are committed to personal growth and an atmosphere of wise freedom”.

Off campus lunch would give students a chance to get out and get fresh air during the day. Students getting fresh air during the day would benefit them because it gives them the chance to release some stress and get some exercise, which would help them focus when they come back. This would make class time efficient.

Another reason we should have off campus lunch is because it would give students a chance to show their growth in wise freedom. It will show their growth because the school would be putting the trust into their students to go get food and to come back on time, and to go to class. Josephinum academy should have off-campus lunch for theses reasons.

Get in the game.

Here at josephinum we have our four major sports. This year all sports teams did remarkably well, including Varsity basketball who own regionals, and also the Jo soccer team won their regionals too.

Also coming up is our first Jopaloza. There is going to be music, games, food, and everyone's favorite a jump house. Free to get in but a small fee for food and games. All proceseds go towards getting picnic tables for lunch time! Come enjoy.

School is coming to an end and you can feel summer in the air. This past Saturday we said goodbye to our loved seniors who will now start their journey off into their future. Graduation was not sad but a happy moment that they will take with them for the rest of their lives.

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