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Welcome to 8th Grade! Our teachers are:

Lorie McClain ( – Science
Connor Schmid ( – Social Studies
Stephanie Buono ( – Math
Katherine Kurre ( – ELA

Back to school night 2017

ELA Resources

Student Contract and Reading Log

Math Resources

Science Resources

What are variables

What is Science powerpoint

Social Studies Resources

ELA 7th and 8th In-Class Essay

Posted on September 21, 2017

Quotations and How to Quote

Sample Argumentative Essay

Tomorrow is the in-class essay! You must bring looseleaf. Bring the book.

Above is the quotation sheet as well as the sample argumentative essay I wrote (please note, this is a very basic example. In the future essays will be more in depth and developed.)


7th Grade Prompt: 

Do you consider Jackie Robinson to be a hero? Why or why not?

Hero Definition: a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities


8th Grade Prompt:

Should fast food such as McDonalds or Burger King be sold in schools? Why or why not?


Happy Studying 🙂

8th Math Quiz

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Quiz on Monday including: types of numbers, rationals vs irrationals, comparing numbers, and square and cube roots Use this link to review, and browse rational and irrational webpages here too. A video on comparing real numbers Basics on square and cube roots

8-1 Science

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Complete worksheet on atoms using periodic table of elements and your notes.

ELA: 7th and 8th Grade In-Class Essay POSTPONED!

Posted on September 20, 2017

Bring summer reading books tomorrow!

Due to picture day, the 7th and 8th grade ELA in-class essay will be postponed until Friday. 

8th grade will take the essay at their scheduled class time on Friday. 

7-2 will take essay at 1pm since electives will not be starting this week.

7-1 will take the essay at 2pm during Religion class. 

Here is the PowerPoint from today:

How to Write an Argumentative Essay

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