8th Grade News This Week
If you need to schedule a conference, our planning time is from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm. Thursday, September 22 is an early release day. Students will be released at 11:30 am.
Langauge Arts- Mrs. Meyer
Please remember that Thursday is an ERPD. Students will be dismissed at 11:30.
Math- Ms. Morris
Math 1: We will complete a lesson on simplifying expressions using the Properties of Exponents. We will have a short test and then move into the Unit on Equations and Expressions starting with writing verbal expressions with variables.
Math 8: We will complete the unit on Rational Numbers and the Real Number System this week. Our focus will be on exponents and roots.
Parents information on Remind101 will be coming home this week. Please ask your student about this.
Social Studies- Mr. Trees
Upcoming dates at SBMS
September 19: Interim Reports
September 19: ATP Meeting 2:30 pm
September 19: Softball Game (SBMS at NBMS) - Go Pirates!
September 19: Heart & Sole kicks off!
September 20: Coast Guard Boating Class for 8th grade students kicks off!
September 20: Football Game (TMS at SBMS) - Go Pirates!
September 21: Softball Game (TMS at SBMS) - Go Pirates!
September 22: ERPD 11:25 am - please note that all students will dismiss at 11:25 am and lunch will be served.
September 26: Softball Game (SBMS at SWMS) - Go Pirates!
September 27: Football Game (SBMS at SWMS) - Go Pirates!
September 28: Fall Pictures
September 28: Softball Game (DMS at SBMS) - Go Pirates!
October 3: Custodian Appreciation Day - thank our fantastic custodial team for all they do for our school community!
October 3: Softball Game (NWP at SBMS) - Go Pirates!
October 4: Football Game (DMS at SBMS) - Go Pirates!
October 5: Softball Game (SBMS at JCMS) - Go Pirates!
October 5: B Football Game at SMBS vs. Newport
October 6: Pirate Parents 6pm
October 6: Hats off for Cancer - $1 donation
October 10-14: National School Lunch Week
October 11: Football Game (NWP at SBMS) - Go Pirates!
October 13: B Football Game at Pamlico 5:00pm
October 17: Girls Soccer Tryouts begin
October 17: Chorus Concert 6pm
October 18: Football Game (SBMS at JCMS) - Go Pirates!
October 20: Career Day
October 20: ERPD 11:25am
October 24: Wrestling Tryouts begin
October 25: Orchestra Concert 6pm
October 27: Fall Festival 5pm
Policy Highlight - Grading/Promotion
Promotion Policy #3420
Students in grades 6 - 8 shall meet state and local promotion requirements to include demonstrating at grade level as identified by the state end-of-grade tests, observations, grades, teacher-generated, locally-generated, and state-generated assessments; work samples, portfolios, and/or other factors in all areas of the curriculum.
It is recognized that the final authority to grade and classify is the responsibility of the principal, in accordance with G. S. 115C-288(a). The principal shall consider the pupil's classroom work and grades, the student's scores on standardized tests, and the best educational interests of the student.
Students in grades six through eight must earn a passing grade in a minimum of five yearlong or equivalent yearlong combination curricular classes, two of which should be language arts and mathematics.
Grades on report cards will be numerical:
A: 90 - 100
B: 80 - 89
C: 70 - 79
D: 60 - 69
F: Below 60
Principal's List: List of students who make all A's on their report card.
Honor Roll: List of students who make only A's and B's on their report card.
Progress Reports and Report Cards
In order to keep parents aware of their child's progress, each teacher will send a progress report every three weeks to each student's parent for their signature. Parents are encouraged to call their child's teacher when a question arises. Teachers are available for conferences during their team planning period or after school. Report Cards will be issued according to the school calendar. Please see school calendar for dates. Report card envelopes should be signed and returned the following day.