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Welcome to 8th Grade English!

Quote of the Week: 
"At the end of the day, if I can say I had fun, it was a good day."
~ Simone Biles
(American Olympic Gymnast)
Welcome to English 8!
We have an exciting year ahead of us, filled with rich literature, critical thinking and problem-solving activities, and advanced writing for an array of academic purposes.
I look forward to working with you as we embark on this journey to improve our language and communication skills.

To all 8th grade students:

The eighth grade teachers have collaborated extensively to assure you of having the greatest possible consistency with both policies and access across all subject areas.  The following is what we, the teachers, are committed to have for you:

  • Online access to assignment due dates, a copy of your syllabus explaining all classroom procedures and easy contact with your teacher via the teacher websites, as well as lunchtime access to see your teachers when needed.  
  • Access to your grades online.  
  • A copy of the student handbook in your agenda that clearly outlines your responsibilities, graduation requirements and district policies covering everything from absent work to behavior policies.

We, your teachers, have the following expectations of you, the student:

  • are responsible for maintaining your agenda and knowing and meeting all due dates, remember being absent a day or two may not result in a long-term assignment deadline automatically being extended, see your teacher if you believe you deserve extra time before the due date,
  • are responsible for having all pertinent materials at school each day to do your work (in process work, journals, pens, pencils, etc.)
  • are responsible for initiating contact with your teachers whenever you need additional information regarding an assignment or have been absent and need to collect handouts,
  • are responsible for completing all absent work within the district timeline (see agenda) – if for some reason you have failed to complete an absent assignment and would like an exception to the district policy you must submit in writing both your request and an explanation of the mitigating circumstances that you feel qualify you to have an extension.

We are here to help you and working together, students with teachers, we are confident that you will have a successful year.

The Eighth Grade Faculty

*Agenda and Homework pages updated by Monday evening. 
* Please remember that the Agenda is a snapshot of our work in the classroom. 
For information on homework, upcoming due dates, and helpful documents, 
please check the Homework link.

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