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.


Students should check their Google Classroom pages to access all notes, assignments, communications, and other materials.

Here is what the students are currently studying:


8th Grade Religion

Confirmation Prep

Second Step Program

Chapter 14 – The Crusades


8th Grade Social Studies (Mon-Thurs)

Chapter 24 – The Jazz Age / Roarin’ Twenties!

8th Grade Social Studies (Friday)

Political Science (Fall/Winter)


7th Grade Social Studies (Mon-Thurs)

Chapter 14 – The Age of Reform

7th Grade Social Studies (Friday)

Geography (Fall/Winter)


Constitution Tests

7th Grade – U.S. Constitution (Fall)

8th Grade – IL Constitution (Spring)


CSW Service Activity – 1.31.20


CSW Mis-match Day! – 1.28.20



National Geographic Geography Bee 5th-8th Grade School Finals – 12.13.19



7th Grade Social Studies: Chicago History Museum Field Trip – 11.21.19



Prayer Buddies Praying the Rosary – 11.1.19



8th Grade Scholastic Bowl Team 2019



8th Grade Field Trip to Cantigny Park – 9.26.19



Prayer Buddies First Meeting – 8.30.19