8th Grade News
updated-January 28, 2023
Look here for the most up to date information on 8th Grade deadlines and activities.
Dates to Remember:
- February 8 & 9 - Staff Development (early dismissal)
- February 15-MMHS Open House, 5:30 pm in gym
- February 16 - (early dismissal)
- February 17 & 20 - Presidents Day observance (no attendance)
- February 24 - Shadow a Student (early dismissal)
- February 25 - CORE Academy
- February 27 – MMHS presentations on articulation in English classes
- March 1 - MMHS counselors return to meet with 8th graders in English classes
Completion Ceremony Criteria
Completion Ceremony Criteria
Completion Certificate Criteria - 2022-2023 Approved: Dec. 14, 2021 Earning completion certificate: 2.0 GPA cumulative for 8th grade all year for future years Participation in completion certificate: No 2nd semester suspension No more than 10 outstanding tardies in second semester (can clear ...
WHAT IS LOTE?
This is an optional exam that students can take that would help satisfy the foreign language requirement for High School graduation. Students need to be able to read and understand another language in order to pass. For more information, please see this letter from the Office of Language Acquisition (English or Spanish) or this brief powerpoint we created that explains the benefits of taking the test.
The test will be offered to 7th and 8th graders on Wednesday and Thursday, January 11-12. Testing information will be sent out to only those students who indicate on the google form that they intend to take the test. Please feel free to reach out to Karena Doan (firstname.lastname@example.org), Head Counselor, if you have any questions.
INDEPENDENT STUDY CONTRACT
Regular attendance is a direct factor in strong student achievement. If you are planning a family trip during the school year, or other situations for which your student will miss 5 days or more, it is the parent/guardian/student's responsibility to request a CIS from the Attendance Office. This must be done at least two weeks prior to the student's leaving date. Please be advised that any work that needs to be completed through the District server, may need to be completed on the District issued laptop. Work must be returned no more than 5 days after returning to the classroom and signed off before the absence is marked "excused". Please contact Annette Stevens (email@example.com), 610.605.2250 ext 3021, with any questions or concerns.
Wangenheim Middle School will hold Saturday Sessions of CORE Academy: Supporting Student Achievement Success (CASSAS), a Saturday of education for students to receive additional support and enrichment class in their core classes and/or make up absences or tardies. This supports the ongoing effort to help prepare students with the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the ongoing demands of the 21st Century.
- TIMES: 8:30am – 12:30pm
- DATES: February 25, March 18, April 15, May 6 (8th Grade Only), and May 20 (8th Grade Only)
- Breakfast and snacks are provided for all participating students
WILDCAT STUDY CENTER
The Wildcat Study Center will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays after school in the library. NO ADVANCE NOTICE NECESSARY. There will be no WSC on minimum days. This is a quiet place for students to study from 3:05 pm-4:00 pm. Two certificated staff, one English and the other Science/Math emphasis will be available to support students, as needed.