8th Grade News/Info

 8th Grade Teachers:
1. Ms. ToniRae Andres - Social Studies    tonirae.andres@weldre4.org
2. Ms. Heidi Johnson - Language Arts      heidi.johnson@weldre4.org
3. Ms. Laura Johnston - Social Studies and Language Arts    laura.johnston@weldre4.org
4. Mr. Charles Luce - SEL and Advanced Language Arts      charles.luce@weldre4.org
5. Ms. Pam Pickle - Science     pamela.pickle@weldre4.org
6. Mr. Sam Malmberg - Math     sam.malmberg@weldre4.org
7. Ms. Jamie Stelly - Math and Science      jamie.stelly@weldre4.org



8th Grade Service Learning Trips:
  The 8th grade class travels three times a year to elementary schools to mentor younger students . They work in an elementary classroom, assisting the teacher by working in small groups on projects with the younger students. The 8th graders are gone from SMS for about an hour and a half. They attend all their classes on an alternative schedule. There is no need for lunch or money on these trips. Any items needed will be posted.

8th Grade Make-up Work Club: .One teacher from the 8th grade will host a room that students can come up and work during lunch if need be. Otherwise, students are expected to spend lunch in the lunchroom and outside (weather permitting). 
Runs at lunchtime in the designated teacher's classroom.

Monday: ToniRae Andres

Tuesday: Pam Pickle
Wednesday:  Jamie Stelly
Thursday: Laura Johnston
Friday: Charles Luce

8th Grade General Rules:
  1. Snacks: individual, healthy snacks are accepted and must not disrupt class.
  2. Drinks: Water only, please!
  3. Backpacks are discouraged - if you have them, they must not obstruct walkways or you must remove them.
  4. We expect you to check your grades at least once a week on-line: be responsible for yourself!!!
  5. YOU MUST COME PREPARED TO CLASS: this means your basics - pens, pencils, paper, books, and planner (you probably need scissors, highlighters, rulers, etc.).  Failure to come to class prepared will result in a tardy, as you would then need to get supplies.

8th Grade Writing Rigor: (Be prepared!!!)

We help prepare your student for high school and for the real world; we will hold all students accountable for their writing in all contents, as writing is used in life and careers for communication. If your boss cannot read your request for a raise, do you think you will get it? 

So . . .

  1. If your writing does not answer the prompt, topic, question, etc. posed (the purpose). . .
  2. If your writing has glaring CUPS errors (capitalization, usage, punctuation, spelling) . . .
  3. If your writing does not show professionalism (Is the handwriting readable? Is it turned in on chewed up paper? Is it written in crayon, highlighter, etc.? ) . . .

. . . as a favor, it will be returned to you with a new due date written on it so that you may do your best work – as you will be expected to do in life.  It will not receive a late grade unless not resubmitted by the new due date. 

Document Links:
8th Grade at a Glance doc.
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