Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!
8th Grade Team
8th Grade T-shirts!!
Students having fun at Career on Wheels and the visit to Lehman
Here is what is happening in Science
8th grade Science has been learning about the Theory of Tectonic Plates! They participated in a food lab to demonstrate the landforms created with tectonic plate movement.
Here is what is happening in ELA
Here is what is happening in Math and Algebra
For the 3rd 9 weeks, the main focus in Algebra will be Quadratic Functions. We will be solving quadratic equations, identifying characteristics and attributes of parabolas, determining the domain and range, and understanding how and why quadratic functions are used in world applications.
Students are using IXL. Students are expected to master (100%) at least 1 lessons a week from the lessons assigned to them in schoology. It is a weekly homework grade!
Here is what is happening in U.S History
For these 3rd nine weeks, 8th grade social studies will be focusing on the eras of Westward Expansion, Industrialization, and how Sectionalism in the United States leads to Civil War. We will have our CBA 3 on February 8th, this test will contain questions from units 6-8, which will cover Andrew Jackson, westward expansion and the age of Industrialization. Recently in our classrooms, we’ve been focusing a lot on vocabulary and incorporating new words into our lessons, readings and conversations. We’ve been practicing speaking and sharing ideas with each other in learning groups, as well as practicing our writing through written response prompts that generate thought. Our hope is that this will help with content comprehension since there’s so much to learn in our U.S. History content. Coming up in the final 9 weeks, we’ll dive into the Civil War, what caused it and what the impacts were. We’ll also work on projects about the Civil War and begin our review for STAAR in a couple of months.
Here is what is happening in Band
It's UIL season and the Wind Ensemble is working tirelessly to create a mesmerizing performance that you won't want to miss! Join us on March 8th at the Hays PAC for an unforgettable experience!
Here is what is happening in girls athletics
Here is what is happening in Spanish
Spanish I: Students are learning Verb Conjugation for all three categories of Spanish Verbs, ~ar, ~er, and ~ir. This is a major step in their ability to communicate in Spanish.
Spanish II: Students are studying about Emergency Services and are creating a tri~fold Brochure detailing what to do in varied situations.
Spanish III: Students are studying the Environment and Endangered Species, and are creating posters to display around the school.