Grade 8 Announcements

Onward and Upward Class of 2019!


Welcome to 8th Grade! We are so excited that you are here!


Here is the link to place an order for 8th grade sweatshirts:

Here is a link for the ipowerpoint that was shown on September 20 on the high school application process.  For those not at the meeting, the forms were sent home with your child. 8th_Grade_High_School_Application_Process pptx File Size: 1.17 MB Modified: 21/09/2018, 11:06

 Click on the link below to keep up to date on upcoming quizzes, tests, and projects.  You must be logged into your Chrome account to view the calendar.    


 *Please note the NEW color-coding this school year for the Test Calendar:

Green = 6th Grade

Blue = 7th Grade

Red = 8th Grade


Please join the Grade 8 Google Classroom for all of our general 8th grade items: jcwnap

We are working on getting Parent Access Codes for Google Classroom.


Literature (Mrs. O'Connell)

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Google classroom join code - z17d6j


 Mon. - 

Tues. -

Wed. -

Thurs. - 

Fri. - Continue to read!  Have a great weekend!


Any questions about what has been assigned for homework check the google classroom.!

8A Language Arts & Literature (Mrs. Finnerty)

*Please bring your Chromebook to class everyday.

We will be using Google Classroom as a communication tool in the classroom. The 8A student code is available from Mrs. Finnerty. Parents, please contact Mrs. Finnerty with the email address you would like added to Google Classroom for Guardian access.


We used Flip Grid as a means of publishing our spoken essays on our Virtue of the Month: Friendship.

Materials needed for this subject include a 2" binder where we will keep all of our Literature items. Students will also need the current novel that we are discussing and working on together in class. We will be keeping our Literature textbooks in the classroom.

Vocabulary (included in Literature standards)

Materials needed for this subject include a Vocabulary Workshop textbook and 3x5 notecards for each of our 300 words.

A terrific resource is the online component of Vocabulary Workshop. Students can take a practice quiz, listen to word pronunciation, play vocabulary games, and find graphic organizers. We will keep adding to our word list throughout the school, taking cumulative assessments after every 3 units. By the end of the school year we will have mastered 300 vocabulary words. Please use this resource as a study tool to keep words fresh and an active part of your own speaking and writing vocabulary.

Language Arts

We have moved to Chapter 12 Capitalization & Spelling. This is a short chapter but is packed with lots of great information regarding grammar rules and when to use them.

We have also begun Chapter 1 The Writing Process. This chapter walks us through the steps to writing a short essay. Students are currently exploring their way through their own essay. I look forward to seeing the published product!

Materials needed for this subject include a composition notebook for Grammar notes, a Grammar for Writing textbook, and a Voyages in English workbook. Students will also need binder paper for writing assignments that are not completed in their Chromebooks.

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Science (Mrs. Fiesel)

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Project Assignment:

 - Complete the Element worksheet with the answers related to your chosen element.

- Create a 2D model of your element's atom. Make sure to add a key for your diagram.

- Be prepared to present your element to the class.

8B presents on November 26th

8A presents on November 27th

New Project Addition:

3D models of your element are due December 14th.



- Study and review the atomic structure and the scientists discussed in class. 

- Continue working on your element project

Math (Dr. Zagrobelny)

Pre-Algebra (8E)
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Homework for Nov. 12-16
Monday - no school
Tuesday- 15 min. on IXL recommended skills (extra credit) 
Wednesday - p. 254 #1-8 
Thursday - none
Friday - percents quest, part I
(will be posted on Google classroom)
Homework for Nov. 5-9
Monday - p. 350 #10-15, 24-29
Tuesday - p. 366 #1-12; fill in transformations handout
Wednesday - transformations worksheet
Thursday - 15 min. on IXL studying for your quiz (skills P.3, P.5, P.7)
You may bring a signed note from your parent/guardian stating that you studied for your quiz for at least 15 min. instead of IXL
Friday - 15 min. on IXL recommended skills (extra credit)
Additional Information
Academic Support:  Tuesdays 3:15-4:15
Google classroom code:  30xvca
Quiz Friday - transformations
IXL codes for indirect measurement:  P.3, P.5, P.7
Note:  if your IXL screen does not show grade levels on the side, 8th grade is level J.

Advanced Math (Mrs. Long)

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Academic Support is Wednesdays until 4:15.  Please be prompt for pick up as I have to leave immediately for my carpool.  Pickup will be at the playground.  You do not have to sign up.  I will be expecting students every Wednesday.

Algebra 8

NOTE: I added many links to Classroom for additional practice on exponents and polynomials - please use them if you need practice on these.


Weeks of November 13 and 20, 2017

Tuesday – pg 531 # 13 – 27 odd (look for GCF in 23 – 27) and exponent worksheet

Wednesday – NOT WORD PROBLEM FORMAT: pg 507 # 17, pg 510 # 26, pg 516 # 43 (LD)  pg 521 # 35, 36 (LD), pg 527 # 42  - WORD PROBLEMS – from worksheet

Thursday – maintenance sheet # 7

Friday – distance and review worksheet  Check classroom for answer keys - please try one and look at answer key.  If you are confident, try another.  If not read through another answer before trying the next.  Distance problems take TIME to learn!!  You will be able to do this but it will take practice.  If you understand how I did them (even if you can't do them yourself) you have accomplished the first step to mastering these!!!

Monday – maintenance sheet # 8

Tuesday – no homework over Thanksgiving

Tuesday  - quiz on factoring and long division - NOTE - CHANGE OF DATE!!!!



Week of November 12 and 19, 2018

Tuesday – pg 206 # 1-11 odd and note-taking guide pages 1 - 5

Wednesday – pg 211 # 5-18, pg 216 # 1-5, 7, 8, 16, 17

Thursday – maintenance sheet 7

Friday – pg 222 # 1-17 odd and finish venn diagram worksheets from packet on Wednesday

Monday – maintenance sheet 8

Tuesday – no homework over thanksgiving

Friday - Test on Chapter 5

History (Mr. Dongu)

Back to School Night Presentation 

Greetings 8th Grade Families,

Here is the weekly calendar for 11/19-11/20: 

Monday: No HW

Tuesday: No HW

Wednesday: No school

Thursday: Happy Thanksgiving! 

Friday: No school


For additional class information, please go to Google Classroom (code cygtgll)

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Religion (Mrs. Bacon)

“I wish not merely to be called Christian, but also to be Christian.” — St. Ignatius of Antioch

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Google Classroom Codes:

8D (Algebra): bfxv083

8CE (Pre-Alg & Geo): 6f0sho


Homework for the Week of 11/5:

Monday 11/5:  Study for Vocation/Prayer Test on Tuesday

Tuesday 11/6: Finish the Beatitudes In Other Words Handout

Wednesday 11/7: Finish the Beatitudes Saints/Celebrity Handout

Thursday 11/8 (8D only): None

Friday 11/9 (8CE only): None

Spanish (Mrs. Schlosser)

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 B I E N V E N I D O S 😊

THIS WEEK:(11/13/18)

-Complete page 99 in the PWB.


-Hispanohablantes: Trabaja en el ensayo sobre el libro.

Due: Mon. 11/19/18

The code for 8 grade Spanish google classroom is: d59ozjo


LAST WEEK:(11/05/18)

-Make a poster talking about 10 different people in your family. You need to add a picture and a description of each person, including their occupation/profession. You must use the verb "ser"!

-Hispanohablantes: Igual que el resto de la clase 

Due: Wed. 11/14/18


                    SPANISH LEVEL 1 (GRADES 6 – 8)


  • Grades will be based on:
  • Test (45 %)
  • Quizzes and Spelling Tests (25%)
  • Homework (15 %)
  • Class Work and Participation (15%)


  • Homework is assigned once a week on Wednesdays and is due the following Monday. It must be completed and turned in by the due date. If a student misses a class, he or she will be responsible for the day’s homework unless there are extenuating circumstances. Exceptions will be granted if a student has an extended absence due to illness.
  • Homework information is found on the school website.



  • Academic support is for students in middle school who need additional help with Spanish. It is on Wednesdays from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.


Spanish Placement Test  

  • The 8th grade students will take a placement test at the end of the year to be eligible to take the Spanish level II High School Course.
  • Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. You may reach me through the St. Bernadette School office or e-mail me at mschlosser@stbernadette


  • Always do homework immediately after class.
  • Study and review daily, not just before an exam.
  • Listen to CD’s, radio stations in Spanish or watch Spanish television.
  • Name objects in your house, town, etc. in Spanish.
  • Practice using the Spanish vocabulary at home and with friends.
  • Review class notes and re-write them.
  • Pay close attention to spelling and grammar rules.
  • Record new vocabulary and grammar in a notebook and then make flash cards.
  • Check out children’s books from the library in Spanish.
  • Do not be afraid to make mistakes.