Mrs. Blansette - Mary Queen of Peace School

Welcome to the 8th Grade!


On this page I will post important information for 8th grade. This is going to be a busy year filled with tons of learning, field trips, service opportunities, the high school application process, field day, carnival and finally graduation!


The deposit for the spring Pittsburgh trip is due by Thursday, December 20th. The deposit is $50.00.


The 8th grade will be taking a field trip on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 to Congregation Shaarey Tikvah in Beachwood. The program is called Face to Face and will cover Judaism, the Holocaust and tolerance. Students will be hearing from either a survivor, a child of a survivor or camp liberators who are willing to share their stories. 




Applications for high school will be distributed on Monday, January 14, 2019 and will be due no later than Friday, January 18, 2019.  I will go over the entire application with the students and answer any questions they may have. Incuded in the application are three essay questions that must be answered. There is no set length for the answers. The space provided in the application packet is quite small. I would recommend that the essays be completed on loose leaf paper and placed inside the application. Each essay should be answered fully and should be proof read and submitted without errors. 


Essay 1: Please describe an experience, as a Catholic school student, that you grow personally. How did this experience deepen your understanding of the value of a Catholic education?

Essay 2: Please describe how you intend to develop your God-given talents and abilities to make a difference at your first choice high school.

Essay 3: Describe a person or experience which has made a significant impact on your life. 


Students will be notified by letter or email on Thursday, February 14, 2019 if they have been accepted to their first choice high school. If a student is not accepted to their first choice school, the school will then send the application packet to the second choice school listed on the application. Second choice high schools will notify students Wednesday, February 27th if they have been accepted. If not, the second choice high school will return the application packet to MQP. 


Please chek this page frequently for updates.


I can be contacted by calling the school office at 216-741-3865 or email at


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