MJS Class of 2016
A Newsletter for All Things 8th Grade
8th Grade Back to School Night/Secondary School Q&A
Thursday, Oct. 1st, 7pm
Please note that 8th grade teachers will not be a part of the Middle School Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 22.
First Day of Families
Friday, September 25 was the first day each 8th grader met with their entire school family.
They "led on purpose," making sure each family member met them in the right location and felt welcomed.
Thank you to Meghan Sullivan and Henry Bunt for making such a fun family sheet full of fun games and activities!
Student Council Installation at the Mass of the Holy Spirit
Friday, September 25 was the Student Council Installation and Mass of the Holy Spirit.
Last year's Executive Council was present to pass down their wisdom to this year's 8th grade class.
From old to new, MJS students are confident leaders, and we can all be proud that our alumni are successful in their new schools!
8th Grade Office Hours
In order to best serve our students, all 8th grade teachers have posted office hours, or times when they are available to meet and discuss academic questions or concerns. Students are encouraged to meet with teachers during the following times:
Ms. Berger: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 9:50-10:05am
Ms. Bononi: Friday mornings, advisory periods, and by appointment
Ms. Bonfils: before and after School on Wednesdays and by appointment
Ms. Byrne: Tuesday morning recess and by appointment
Ms. Danni: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:25-3:10pm
Ms. Frazee: Thursday Lunch/Recess, advisory periods, and by appointment
Mr Garcia: Mondays 7:30-8am, Tuesdays 3:15-4pm
Ms. Goethals: Mondays 3:20-3:40pm, Wednesdays 7:30-7:50am, and Fridays 9:55-10:05am
Mr. Toto: Tuesdays 7:40-8am, Thursdays 9:50-10:05am
Ms. Villarreal: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 7:00-7:30am and everyday after school
Ms. White: Wednesdays 9:50-10:05am and by appointment
Ms. Wong: Mondays/Tuesdays 3:15-4:15pm and Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm
Ms. Young: Mondays and Wednesdays 7:30-8am
Curriculum Spotlight: 8th grade Math
8th grade is in their first year of Algebra and off to an exciting start. We have had fun reviewing concept from last year while expanding the topics.
Our dancing brain breaks have the students ready to learn. We have just finished some review on equations and are starting on inequalities.
We are looking forward to a cross-curricular project with technology, possibly even involving 3D printing.
LET'S GO MUSTANGS!
Please come and support our Mayfield Mustangs! Here is what's coming up this week, for the complete season schedule, please visit the "MJS Athletics" page on the parent portal.
SEP 29: Boys A and B Football, Start 3:00 PM vs PolyLocation: Mayfield
SEP 29: Boys C Football White Team, Start 3:00 PM vs PolyLocation: Poly
SEP 29: Girls A and B Volleyball, Start 3:00 PM vs PolyLocation: Mayfield Gym
SEP 29: Girls C Volleyball, Start 3:00 PM vs Poly on the outdoor court, C-P teamLocation: Mayfield - Outdoor court
SEP 30: Boys A and B Football, Start 3:00 PMLocation: High Point
SEP 30: Girls A and B Volleyball, Start 3:00 PM
OCT 1: Boys C Football Blue & White Teams, Start 3:00 PMLocation: Mayfield
OCT 1: Girls A and B Volleyball, Start 3:00 PMLocation: Rio Hondo
Have you followed us on Twitter yet? @MJSAthletics It's a great way to get up-to-date game results!
Things to Look Forward to...
- Wednesday, September 30: Picture Day! 8th graders should come to school in concert dress. They may change into their regular uniform after pictures have been taken.
- Thursday, October 1: 7pm Secondary Q&A and 8th Grade Back to School Night in the HPAC. Everyone (students and parents) should attend. (8th grade families do not need to attend the Middle School Back to School Night)
- Reach Out at St. Francis Center begins in October - please expect an email from Mrs. Dilbeck regarding sign-ups for drivers.
8th Grade Advisory Team
Lisa Byrne, Advisor, Play Director, and Co-Team Leader (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chris Goethals, Advisor and Secondary School Liaison (email@example.com)
Juan Garcia, Advisor and Student Council Leader (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ruth Villarreal, Advisor and Athletics Director (email@example.com)