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 entering my 12th year as a teacher at Holy Cross and am very much looking forward to the opportunity once again!
I hope we are looking forward to a very exciting and rewarding school year. We are going to be breaking in a new Science and Religion curriculum, so be ready for some exciting new ways to think about things and get ready to learn!
Congratulations to this Awesome Class of 2018. They finished the year off strong and are headed to high school ready to go and excited!!!
Great is our Lord, vast in power, with wisdom beyond measure. Psalm 147:5
Every month, a group of 8th graders goes to the Blanchet House in downtown Portland to serve lunch to those in need. Tasks include bussing tables, serving food and bringing the food to the guests. Depending on the day, anywhere between 100 to over 400 plates of food are served in an hour. Students genuinely enjoy the work and always leave with a smile. Any parent who can drive some of the students can also participate in the service to the community. More information can be found at the Blanchet House website.
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 “Love's Labour's Lost”, which the students will be reading in class before the trip. We will also be seeing The Book of Will.
This year, the trip will be on June 7- June 9. 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!