8th Grade

Mrs. ShinnersSue Shinners
8th Grade

I teach 6-8 Math and 8th Language Arts.  I also teach 6-8th Technology and 6-8 Art with Mr. Romenesko.  In addition, I work independently with readers in grades 6 and 7.

My undergraduate degree is from Cardinal Stritch University.  I am certified for first through ninth grade with a minor in Social Studies.  I also completed the Masters program at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay.  My focus for this program was being a leader in my field.

I taught for seven years at St. Mary School in Menasha before having my children and staying home.  During the time I stayed at home, I tutored privately for various grade levels and subject areas.  I also taught online through the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  I worked with gifted and talented students in grades 5-8 from various areas of the state.

This is my fourth year here at St. Nicholas School.  I have loved my time here!  The students and staff are truly amazing!  What a wonderful community of learning we have created!!

Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns!


Middle School April Newsletter

Hello, middle school families! The school year is winding down here at St. Nicholas, but we are still trying to learn as much as we can before the welcome summer break ahead. Here is a snapshot of what we have been doing in the month of April and a sneak...Read More »

Middle School March Newsletter

In like a lion and out like a lamb–that was our month of March at St. Nicholas School. We had a very busy and productive four weeks of learning and closed out the third quarter. It’s hard to believe that spring has sprung and that summer is just around the...Read More »

Middle School February Newsletter

Hello again, middle school families! Our team is looking forward to a blessed Lenten season beginning next Wednesday. We have some spirit-filled activities planned weekly to remind us of our Catholic identity, as well as Stations of the Cross.

Middle school students should continue working on their Learning Fair projects. Project...Read More »

Middle School November Newsletter

Hello again, middle school families! Our team of teachers would like to start off by thanking all of you for meeting with us at conferences. Some good dialogues were had, and we teachers left feeling like we are on the same page as you in regards to your middle schooler’s...Read More »

Middle School October Newsletter

Greetings, middle school families! Once again, your students have been hard at work during the month of October. It’s amazing that we are almost at the completion of our first quarter for the 2018-2019 school year. Here is a brief synopsis of what has been going on inside the middle...Read More »

Middle School September Newsletter

Hello middle school families! It’s hard to believe that classes have been in session for over 3 weeks! Time is flying, and we are working hard and striving to learn something new each day. We are looking forward to a cooler October and an approaching end to the first quarter...Read More »

Welcome back!

Hello and welcome back students!  I hope everyone had a fun-filled summer vacation!

One quick announcement:  we are encouraging all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to bring either a white tshirt or the red “I am a Child of God” tshirt to phy ed every Tuesday and Wednesday to change into...Read More »