8th Grade Newsletter

Keeping you in the "KNOW"

April 20, 2015

Dates & Reminders

Monday, 4/20:
  • Math PSSA Testing (2 Hour Delay Schedule)
  • IE: Block 1/2
Tuesday, 4/21:
  • Math PSSA Testing (2 Hour Delay Schedule)
  • IE: Block 3
  • Team Meeting: Student Concerns
Wednesday, 4/22:
  • Math PSSA Testing (2 Hour Delay Schedule)
  • IE: Block 5
Thursday, 4/23:
  • IE: Home IE
Friday, 4/24:
  • IE: Home IE

S'Cool Tools

Our tools of the week are:

Free! What are dwarf planets? Where do geometrical forms appear in nature? How large can penguins grow? DKFindout!’s online encyclopedia serves up answers to thousands of such questions, on topics from dinosaurs to the human body. Check out DKFindout!’s teacher resources to create lesson plans using its resources and content.


Free! If your students are feeling test and grade pressures as the school year draws to a close, you might want to remind them of tried-and-true stress remedies including eating right, sleeping well and getting exercise. DeStressify, available on the App Store and Google Play, offers a way to keep these coping tools in mind, from five-minute yoga exercises to a nutrition pop-up reminder at lunch.