Sally Shewmon

Current Grade/Specialty Area:  Grade 8 Homeroom and Religion
Both math levels for 7th and 8th grades 
Teacher/Staff At OLW Since:  2018
Educator Since:  2009
BBA in Accounting and Business Systems, UW-Madison
Masters in Secondary Education, National Louis University
Special Certificates, Licenses, Programs, Trainings:
Illinois Teaching Certification for Math and all Business classes (Grades 6-12)
Middle School Endorsement
VIRTUS Certified

Email:           School Phone: (847) 255-0050          Voice Mailbox: 321

My husband, Brad, and I have been parishioners here at Our Lady of the Wayside for over 30 years. I am thrilled to be teaching here at my “second home”. We have three adult children and three grandchildren. I have taught Religious Education here for 14 years and have led Bible Studies for about 12 years. In addition, I have been very involved in various ministries in the Parish including Marriage, Engaged, and CFM.

Teaching is my second career and I began teaching at Palatine and Fremd High Schools before switching to Middle School several years ago. God led me to teach at St. John Berchmans and now here at OLW. I feel so Blessed that God brought me to my neighborhood school that I love and feel honored to be at. I pray that God will use me to bring his love and encouragement to my students as well as to help them learn math and make a difference in their lives.

Grade 8 Religion
The students are preparing for Confirmation by growing in their relationship with the Blessed Trinity through prayer, Mass, service, and study. Classroom activities include reading and discussing Scripture, learning and using different types of prayers, performing acts of kindness, and completing work in the 2 text books.

Grade 8 Algebra
Algebra I concepts includes: solving, graphing, and writing linear equations and inequalities including absolute value; solving systems of linear equations; linear functions and exponential sequences and functions. In addition, the advanced math group concepts will include: factor, solve, and graph quadratic functions as well as radical functions and equations, ending with data analysis.

Grade 8 Algebra Course Guidelines

Grade 7 Advanced Pre-Algebra
Grade 7 Advanced concepts include: solving, graphing and writing linear equations; solving systems of systems of linear equations; linear functions; and angles and triangles. Also, students will learn about: transformations; data analysis and displays; real numbers and Pythagorean Theorem; volume of cylinders cones and spheres; scientific notation; and exponents. If time, additional topics will include inequalities, circles and area, surface area and volume of prisms, pyramids and cylinders, probability and statistics.