About Mrs. Makanani

Lori Makanani teaches 6th grade Math, 7th grade Pre-Algebra and 8th grade Catholic Doctrine.  She joined the faculty at St. Elizabeth's in 1999.   Mrs. Makanani spent her childhood years in Hawaii, Japan, and France. After moving to Oklahoma, she graduated from Lawton Senior High School.  She went to the University of Oklahoma where she received a BS degree in Education with a minor in Mathematics.  Mrs. Makanani taught for 20+ years in Texas before coming to SEAS.  She is a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church where she is involved in the Peru ministry and serves as a Eucharistic Minister.  Mrs. Makanani and  her husband have two grown daughters, Michelle and Kristine.  They enjoy spending time with their two grandsons and twin granddaughters.

Welcome Back To SEAS!

We're looking forward to a faith-filled and challenging year! Our first week of school was exciting to see our returning 7th and 8th graders, meeting our new Aquinas House members and helping them adjust to middle school. They are off to an awesome start!

Save Aug 31st, from 6:30- 8:30pm to attend Parent University. That's the time to get more information about middle school and your child's classes.

Thank you for sharing your sons and daughters with me,

Mrs. Makanani

6th grade Math & 7th grade Pre-Algebra

8th grade Catholic Doctrine


Math Update

Sixth Grade Math

We have been exploring ratio concepts and using ratio reasoning to solve rate problems. We will apply equivalent forms of fractions, decimals, and percents to solve percent problems.


Seventh Grade Pre Algebra

We reviewed a plan for problem solving, and expressions using words, rules, and variables. At the end of the chapter, students should be able to answer "How can you use umbers and  symbols to represent mathematical ideas?"

St. Thomas

Eighth Grade Religion Update

We will continue study of the Marks of the Church, or essential characteristics, of the Church: 

 Apostolic: Founded on the Apostles

Holy: Jesus Christ in the Sacraments

Catholic: Open and Respectful of All

One: Praying for Unity.