Math & Religion

  • Welcome to 8A !



    "Beloved sons and daughters of the Catholic Church, brothers and sisters in the faith: Catholic education is above all a question of communicating Christ, of helping to form Christ in the lives of others.” - Pope St. John Paul II



    Dear Students and Parents,


    Hello my name is Colette Geraghty and I am excited to be apart of the St. Matthias Middle School team! More importantly I feel blessed to be your child’s new math teacher. As this first quarter comes to a close, I am looking forward to starting the new quarter with the students. My classroom will be a place to enrich math skills as well as our Catholic identity.


    I wanted to reach out to let you know my expectations and procedures for math class. I expect all students to come each day with a notebook, writing materials, and a calculator. Homework/classwork will be given daily and will be due the following day. Students must show work on all problems. In doing this, when I am reviewing with a student or looking at their work, I can pinpoint where they went wrong and what skills they may need to review.


    It is important to me that the students are learning not only a rich math curriculum, but also the responsibilities that come with being a middle school student. I ask that any assignment given be handed in by the due date. My policy is to mark down a letter grade every day the assignment is late.


    Please feel free to contact me if you should have any questions; the best way to reach me is by email at Once again I am looking forward to being your child’s math teacher and am looking forward to the rest of the year!



    God bless,

    Colette Geraghty