Eighth Grade, MS Science,
Mr. Keegan Davis

“To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love, For it is in giving that we receive. . .”
~ from The Prayer of Saint Francis

I am North Portland born and bred. Grew up just blocks from the historic St. Johns Bridge and have called St. Johns home nearly my entire life. I attended Holy Cross School as a student from first grade through eighth. Then I went off to Central Catholic High School and, because I couldn't get enough of North Portland I attended The University of Portland twice! I am now in my 13th year as a teacher at Holy Cross and am very much looking forward to the opportunity once again!

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Happy Catholic Schools Week!!! 

Some exciting events to be sure not to miss:

  • Saturday, February 22nd -Parents’ Association Casino Night 6:30-9:30 in the school hall. Put on your lucky shoes and show up for an evening of fun!!
  • Wednesday, March 18th - Middle School Science Fair! 6:00-7:15 in the school hall. Come and be ready to have your mind blown!
  • March 23rd-27th - SPRING BREAK!!!!!!!!


STEM Fair Stuff

The STEM Fair, happening on Wednesday March 18th,  is fast approaching and We are very excited!!!!

Here are some important documents having to do with the STEM Fair:

STEM Fair Research Paper info

STEM Fair 2018-2019 Scoring Rubric

STEM Fair Tri-Fold Board Example

Here are some great websites with projects and ideas that might pique your interest and inspire you

Science Buddies

Science Bob

Project Ideas

More Project Ideas

Even More Project Ideas

Hopefully these links and pages are helpful. Excited to see all of the projects and all of you May 20th!!!


Great is our Lord, vast in power, with wisdom beyond measure. Psalm 147:5


Capstone Project

The Capstone Project is a service project that the 8th grade do each year.

Requirements: Each 8th grade student is responsible for completing 10 or more hours of community service somewhere in their community. Purpose: The students will learn more about the diverse needs of the community in which they live and will hopefully experience the joy of working with others along with gaining a new perspective on life and a lifelong commitment to service of others.

Hours need to be completed by Thursday, April 30th.

Presentations will be Wednesday, May 13th.

Ashland Trip

At the end of each school year, the 8th grade takes a trip to Ashland, Oregon to experience the world famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival. We spend two nights in beautiful Ashland and go to see two plays, as well as participate in several workshops and educational presentations.  This year we will be seeing “A Midsummer NIght's Dream”, which the students will be reading in class before the trip.  We will also be seeing Peter and the Starcatcher.

This year, the trip will be on June 3- June 5.  Thank you to all the volunteer chaperones as well as the parents for fund raising for the trip.  This is always an amazing experience and a chance for the kids to see world class performances!

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