The Hornet's Nest

8th grade newsletter

Week of March 18 - 22


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Important Dates:


13 - 20 Sports Spectacular Sign Ups

22nd: House Day

25th - 29th: Spring Break


29th - 8th Grade Celebration Field trip to Sports Fusion


Below you will find the link to the Proficiency Scale for ELO 8 and 9 (Angles and Pythagorean Theorem). Ask your child where they are currently performing. They have that information in their 8th Grade eBinder.

Students need to either have their book or have access to the online book to be able to ensure their understanding of the concepts by doing their independent work.

Week at a Glance

Students will show their understanding of ELO 8 and 9.

This Week's Objectives:

Students will be able to show their understanding of angles with parallel lines, angles with triangles, and the pythagorean theorem.

Daily Independent Work:

Monday: Review ELO 8 and ELO 9

Tuesday: ELO 8 and ELO 9 Assessment

Wednesday: Corrections and ReTakes on ELO's 6-9

Thursday: Corrections and ReTakes on ELO's 6-9

Friday: House Day

Advanced Math

Week at a Glance:

This week students will be show their knowledge of exponents.

This Week's Objectives:

Students will use and apply their knowledge of the Laws of Exponents.

Daily Independent Work:

Monday: Topic 6 Test

Tuesday: Topic 6 Test

Wednesday: ReTeach/Topic 6 Corrections

Thursday: PreTest for Topic 3 Functions

Friday: House Day

Social Studies

Week at a Glance:

Students have started our next unit over Westward Expansion. Students will be looking at project choice next week to dig deeper in their learning over Manifest Destiny.

Students will be learning:

Students will analyze the concept of Manifest Destiny as a catalyst for change in American history.

Objective 11 Important Vocabulary:

Manifest Destiny, James K. Polk, Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, Oregon Country, California, Mexican Cession, Alamo, Lone Star Republic

Learning Target for the Week:

Objective #11: The student can describe HOW and WHY the United States gained ALL of the following territories:

  • Oregon

  • Texas

  • California & New Mexico


We continue working on our reading of Adventures of Tom Sawyer. We are still assessing daily the our comprehension of the text for our objective (8.RL.3.D). We will be working on writing a story about our themes and selecting our themes in the upcoming weeks (8.W.2.A.c).

Please check in that you are keeping up with the readings.

*You need to bring your charged chrome book everyday to be successful.



Develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.

Weekly Agenda:

Monday: Learn about chemical formulas and how to make simple models with play-doh

Tuesday: Chemical formulas and simple models practice

Wednesday: Difference between a pure substance and a mixture

Thursday: Assessment over weeks learning

Friday: House Day

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