Eighth Grade Newsletter
February 18-22, 2019
SLE Focus: A servant leader of Assumption Catholic School is an effective communicator who actively listens.
Rising Ninth Graders:
Bellingham High School:
February 28 from 12:00-2:00 PM 8th graders to visit BHS (all of Bellingham School District 8th graders slated to attend BHS will be given a tour and info)
March 1 from 9:00-10:00 am Registration/Scheduling Information Meeting for Private School Families
March 5 from 6:30-8:30 pm Eighth grade Information Night – General Information with representatives from each department, club and sport
March 7 TBD Private 15-minute scheduling appointment with student and counselor (parents welcome)
Sehome High School:
February 28 from 12:15-2:30 PM Campus Tour
March 4 from 6:30-8:00 PM Incoming Student and Parent Night
March 7 at 9:00 AM Registration for Students from Private Schools
Squalicum High School:
March 1 1:00-3:00 PM Class Overview and Registration Materials, Sports/Club Activities, Storm Mentors, Q&A Session
Washington D.C. Trip
I will have the itinerary and flights for our trip soon.
Language Arts: The eighth graders are reviewing and learning about verbs in English grammar, and continuing to learn about Latin-based vocabulary, roots, and affixes. Students are writing a narrative and meeting in peer groups to receive feedback on their work.
Literature: We are in a Literature Circle cycle based on books about the Holocaust. The fifth and eighth graders will hear Noemi Ban speak about her experiences during World War II in Auschwitz. Parents are welcome to join us. She will be here on Tuesday, February 26th from 12:30-2:30 PM (approximately).
Mrs. Evans: This week our class is extending the skills we learned in Modules 6 and 7 in order to solve systems of equations. We will have a quiz on solving systems of equations on Wednesday and then we will move on to Module 8.
Mr. Pryor: The 8th grade math class all finished with chapter 5. We are now just into chapter 6 exploring area and volume of spheres and sphere-related shapes. We will go a bit more in-depth throughout this chapter with challenge worksheets on the subject.
Mrs. VonFeldt: This week we will be using the properties of exponents to simplify exponential expressions using products and quotients.
Music: Students are celebrating Black History Month by learning about African American spirituals. They will be examining the nuances of language in the African American spiritual, learning to sing a spiritual with feeling and understanding of the words, and learning how culture influences music.
Physical Education: In Physical Education the students are finishing dancing. For this semester the fitness focus will be abdominal strength and flexibility.
Religion: The eighth graders will be working on illustrating and calligraphing their favorite Bible verse. They are also learning about the history of the Church, especially the doctors of the Church, the authority of the Magisterium, and the legacy of the Apostles.
Science: 8th grade science is starting a unit on simple machines and energy transfer. They may need help finding materials for their upcoming project. The project will be their choice of a model “substance-moving machine” or a Rube Goldberg machine.
Spanish Eighth grade worked on finalizing their projects.
U.S. History: The biographies are wonderful! Eighth graders are learning about the branches of the government and their respective powers as written in the Constitution.