Mrs. Mary Esquivel

Upper Grade Social Studies, Religion



I am motivated daily to instill a love of learning in my students.  I hope to challenge them while building a support system that fosters respect for all people.  As an educator, I want to empower my students to become culturally proficient and broaden their view of the world.  I hope to provide them with the tools to effectively interact with other cultures, to respond to issues that arise in diverse environments, and to act as responsible citizens.  Every day presents a new adventure; I look forward to the discoveries that will be made along the way.  I have gained many personal rewards from my profession, but the greatest of these are the relationships I have formed with my colleagues, with the parents, and, most importantly, with the young adults I teach.  There are so many intrinsic rewards in this profession, but I could not ask for any greater reward than to help my students overcome obstacles and succeed both in school and in their personal lives.


8th Grade Newsletters

Graduation Activities

Graduation Info Letter

Last Week of School Activities Email

8th Grade Newsletter – 5.17.19

8th Grade Newsletter – 5.3.19

8th Grade Newsletter – 4.12.19

8th Grade Newsletter – 4.5.19

8th Grade Newsletter – 3.14.19

8th Grade Newsletter – 3.8.19

8th Grade Newsletter – 2.15.19

8th Grade Newsletter – 2.5.19

8th Grade Newsletter – 1.25.19

8th Grade Newsletter – 1.11.19

8th Grade Newsletter – 12.14.18

8th Grade Newsletter – 12.7.18

8th Grade Newsletter – 10.12.18

8th Grade Newsletter – 9.28.18

8th Grade Newsletter – 9.13.18

8th Grade Newsletter – 8.31.18

8th Grade Introduction Newsletter


8th Grade REL Newsletters

Important Confirmation Dates

Confirmation Info 2018-19

8REL Newsletter – 4.29.19

8REL Newsletter – 4.1.19

8REL Newsletter – 3.11.19

8REL Newsletter – 1.22.19

8REL Newsletter – 12.3.18

8REL Newsletter – 9.12.18

Religion Introduction Newsletter


8th Grade SS Newsletters

8SS Newsletter – 5.7.19

8SS Newsletter – 4.1.19

8SS Newsletter – 2.27.19

8SS Newsletter – 1.28.19

8SS Newsletter – 12.12.18

8SS Newsletter – 11.27.18

8SS Newsletter – 11.6.18

8SS Newsletter – 9.9.18

Social Studies Introduction Newsletter


7th Grade SS Newsletters

7SS Newsletter – 5.20.19

7SS Newsletter – 4.1.19

7SS Newsletter – 3.1.19

7SS Newsletter – 2.13.19

7SS Newsletter – 2.5.19

7SS Newsletter – 1.14.19

7SS Newsletter – 12.13.18

7SS Newsletter – 11.6.18

7SS Newsletter – 9.9.18

Social Studies Introduction Newsletter



8th Grade Religion

Confirmation Program

Second Step Program

Letter to Fr. Matt – Homily Questions


8th Grade Social Studies (Mon-Thurs)

Illinois Constitution

8th Grade Social Studies (Friday)

News Literacy (Winter/Spring)


7th Grade Social Studies (Mon-Thurs)

Ch.17 – Reconstruction

7th Grade Social Studies (Friday)

Economics (Winter/Spring)


Constitution Tests

7th Grade – U.S. Constitution (Fall)

8th Grade – IL Constitution (Spring)


7th Grade Scholastic Bowl Competition at SVHS – 3.7.19



7th Grade Scholastic Bowl Team 2019



CSW Service Activity – 2.1.19 – Help USA Troops



Prayer Buddies – Advent – 12.18.18



Geography Bee School Finals – 12.13.18



Confirmation Advent Retreat – 12.6.18



8th Grade Scholastic Bowl Team 2018