The Hornet's Nest

8th grade newsletter

Week of April 29 - May 3


Important Dates:


  • 29th - 8th Grade Celebration Field trip to Sports Fusion
  • 29th @ 6 pm - FHS Welcome
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Below you will find the link to the Proficiency Scale for ELO 10 (Volume and Surface Area). Ask your child where they are currently performing. They have that information in their 8th Grade eBinder.

For the end of the year, we are piloting a new online resource for the students, This means it is very important for students to have their Chrome Books charged and read to go for math.

Week at a Glance

Students will be introduced to organizing and interpreting data.

This Week's Objectives:

Students will be able to use scatter plots and two-way tables to understand data.

Daily Independent Work:


Tuesday: Lesson 6-1 Organizing Data; Problems 1 and 2.

Wednesday: Lesson 6-2 Plotting Data; Problems 1 - 3.

Thursday: Lesson 6-3 Scatter Plots; Problems 1 and 2.

Friday: Lesson 6-4 Lines of Data; Problems 1 and 2.

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Advanced Math

Week at a Glance:

This week students will finish their understanding of simplifying polynomials and begin factoring.

This Week's Objectives:

Students will factor polynomials.

Daily Independent Work:


Tuesday: 7-6 Factoring Polynomials; pg 299 34-44 even

Wednesday: Worksheet 7-6

Thursday: Review

Friday: Review

Social Studies

Week at a Glance:

Students will finish presenting their knowledge to the class over the Civil War projects they have been working on the past few weeks. We will then start on the Reconstruction Era. (1865-1877)

Students will be learning:

Identify political, economical and social causes and consequences of the Civil War and Reconstruction

Objective 13 Important Vocabulary:

Sharecropping, thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth amendments, reconstruction, civil rights, impeach, and Jim Crow Laws.

Learning Target for the Week:

Objective #13:

The student can summarize:

  • The south and its recovery.

  • Post Civil War, including long-term political, economic and social consequences.



This upcoming week students will be presenting in front of their peers to complete the speaking and listening objective. Students were given the option this week to research and compose a speech. Informational, a call to action, or by designing a school were the three options for students to select from when structuring their speech. We cannot wait to hear what the students have discovered and to learn more about their passions!

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

*Students also need to remember to bring their planners everyday to write down daily objectives and upcoming events.



Students will develop a model that describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed. (3 states of matter and matter phase changes).

Weekly Agenda:

Monday: Field Trip to Sports Fusion

Tuesday: Vocabulary for unit defined: learn about phase changes and take notes over each phase

Wednesday: "See" phase change demos using dry ice and food coloring

Thursday: Science NWEA

Friday: Science NWEA