Science 8 Newsletter

First Edition- Welcome to Mr. Gargano's classoom.

Welcome Back

Hello parents,

I am your child's science teacher this year and I am looking forward to a productive year filled with hands on labs and activities as we cover the 8th grade curriculum. I run something called the flipped classroom which allows students to work better at their own pace in class and at home. Basically students will complete class notes for homework instead of in class through a Vodcast(video broadcast). This allows time in class to work on assignments, go over the notes, and complete hands on labs! Check out some of the info below for great links to stay connected and upcomming dates. I try to put out a bi-weekly newsletter so you can see what we are doing in class and how you can best help your children. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me anytime. I'm looking forward to a great year.

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Meet the Teacher Night

Tuesday, Sep. 29th, 6pm

220 Ballston Ave

Ballston Spa, NY

Come meet the teachers and learn more about the flipped classroom and all the clubs available to your kids.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Sites to help Parents Out!!!


Reminder is a text messaging service that allows you and your children to receive a text message and/or email alert when their class section has homework. The system is completely annonymous and is simple to use. For more information go to To sign up simply text 81010 . In the message area you need to type one of the following based on your child's class section...






BlackBoard-Online Classroom

Blackboard is my online classroom where students and parents can find everything that we do in class from notes, homework sheets, labs, and some fun links to help your students outside of the classroom. To sign in click the link below and use "science8" as the username and password. Next click in the upper right hand corner where it says BSCSD Gargano Science8 and you will have access to all class notes(vodcasts) and any paper handed out in class by clicking on the units tab.