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 Pictures Update

More Grad Pic Info

Graduation Activities Information

Graduation Activities 2021

Graduation Mass Info 2021

Confirmation Update Newsletter

8th Grade Newsletter – 4.16.21

8th Grade Newsletter – 4.9.21

8th Grade Newsletter – 4.1.21

8th Grade Newsletter – 3.18.21

8th Grade Newsletter – 3.12.21

8th Grade Newsletter – 3.5.21

8th Grade Newsletter – 2.26.21

8th Grade Newsletter – 2.19.21

8th Grade Newsletter – 2.12.21

8th Grade Newsletter – 1.29.21

8th Grade Newsletter – 1.22.21

8th Grade Newsletter – 1.15.21

8th Grade Newsletter – 12.11.20

8th Grade Newsletter – 12.4.20

8th Grade Newsletter – 11.19.20

8th Grade Newsletter – 11.13.20

8th Grade Newsletter – 10.30.20

8th Grade Newsletter – 10.22.20

8th Grade Newsletter – 10.16.20

8th Grade Newsletter – 10.9.20

8th Grade Newsletter – 10.2.20

8th Grade Newsletter – 9.25.20

8th Grade Welcome Back Reminders – 8.24.20

8th Grade Introduction Newsletter


8th Grade REL Newsletters

8REL Newsletter – 4.6.21

8REL Newsletter – 2.17.21

8REL Newsletter – 1.4.21

8REL Newsletter – 11.30.20

8REL Newsletter – 10.26.20

8REL Newsletter – 9.28.20

Religion Introduction Newsletter


8th Grade SS Newsletters

8REL Newsletter – 4.6.21

8SS Newsletter – 3.1.21

8SS Newsletter – 2.1.21

8SS Newsletter – 12.14.20

8SS Newsletter – 11.18.20

8SS Newsletter – 10.26.20

8SS Newsletter – 10.14.20

8SS Newsletter – 9.25.20

8SS Newsletter – 9.10.20

Social Studies Introduction Newsletter


7th Grade SS Newsletters

7SS Newsletter – 3.15.21

7SS Newsletter – 3.2.21

7SS Newsletter – 2.17.21

7SS Newsletter – 2.1.21

7SS Newsletter – 1.6.21

7SS Newsletter – 12.14.20

7SS Newsletter- 11.16.20

7SS Newsletter – 10.25.20

7SS Newsletter – 10.1.20

7SS Newsletter – 9.25.20

7SS Newsletter – 9.10.20

Social Studies Introduction Newsletter




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 

Chapter 14 – The Great Schism

Chapter 16 – The Protestant Reformation

8REL Additional Areas of Study

Second Step Program – Lessons 10 and 11


8th Grade Social Studies 

World War II

8SS Friday Enrichment Units

Political Science

Media Literacy


7th Grade Social Studies

The Civil War

7SS Friday Enrichment Units

Economics/Personal Finance



Constitution Tests

7th Grade – U.S. Constitution (Fall)

8th Grade – IL Constitution (Spring)