8th Grade Newsletter

STEAM MIDDLE SCHOOL | May 14 - 18

Important Information

*********STAAR TESTING THIS WEEK - SEE MAIN NEWSLETTER FOR DETAILS**********


Please be mindful of the Burleson ISD dress code.

As a reminder, Thursday's are college t-shirt day.

  • Students need to wear their student ID and have their trust card visible at all times.

-----HUMANITIES-----

Mr. Rohde & Mrs. Taylor | Humanities

Rohde:

  • History STAAR Test this week.

  • Please check student’s ELA grades. We are at the end of the semester. I have been out of the classroom for two weeks, but I have given several weeks for work to be made up and turned in. Hard copies of assignments have been available in class.

  • Students will become familiar with Shakespeare on Thursday and Friday and begin reading a kid friendly version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream followed by a test early next week.





Taylor:

  • History STAAR Test this week.

  • Please check student’s ELA grades. We are at the end of the semester. I have been out of the classroom for two weeks, but I have given several weeks for work to be made up and turned in. Hard copies of assignments have been available in class.

  • Students will become familiar with Shakespeare on Thursday and Friday and begin reading a kid friendly version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream followed by a test early next week.

Mr. John Rohde | Humanities

Mrs. Taylor | Humanities

-----MATH-----

Mrs. Burke | Algebra

We are exploring a couple Geometry TEKS by creating tessellations. Final projects are due May 22nd. Requirements are loaded into classroom.


Please check Skyward. Grades are loaded and ALL missing assignments and corrections are due by May 22nd. Students must email me when IXL corrections are complete.


10 more days!!


Mrs. Fisher | Math

  • 8th graders taking Math STAAR retests will do so on Monday -- good luck!

  • 8th graders taking Reading STAAR retests will do so on Tuesday -- good luck!

    • Students who are not retesting Monday or Tuesday will continue working on Algebra

  • All 8th graders will take Science and Social Studies STAAR tests on Wednesday and Thursday

  • Friday we will begin reviewing for final exams next week

-----SCIENCE-----

Mrs. Tashman | Integrated Physics & Chemistry

We will be working on our final products about waves this week. Students are creating a series of demonstrations or artistic representations depicting how an organism of their choice has adaptations related to waves (sound, seismic, electromagnetic, light, etc).

Mr. Trammel | Science

It is GO time!!! It all comes down to this. Now is the time to show off what you’ve learned and strut!! You guys got this! We will be taking the Science STAAR test on Wednesday. I have complete confidence that all you guys are going to rock it! I can’t wait to see what you all do. Monday - Tuesday we will be reviewing and I will be dropping plenty of study materials in Classroom. Please keep a lookout for them. Good luck!! (not that you’ll need it)

-----ELECTIVES-----

ART | Mrs. Beam & Mrs. Dickerson

  • Students will be completing their final choice project. This will count as their final exam.

  • We will also paint our clay pieces this week.

  • All students will receive any remaining artwork to take home on the last day of school.

Mrs. Berckart | Gateway to Technology

Coach Dunson | Physical Education

Mr. Haro | Spanish 1 & 2

Ms. Locke | College & Career Readiness

  • We will launch our financial literacy unit

  • Students will be working towards their financial literacy certification in Everfi

Mrs. Morgan | Computer Literacy

Students should finish final projects and complete their Maker's Statement, which is posted in Google Classroom. Any outstanding assignments should be turned in. Final Exam review will also be posted this week.


Mrs. Owen | AVID

Hello AVID Family, This week we will be reading an article and make conclusions about the article. We will also have time in class on tutorial days to make up any missing assignments for all of our classes, before the end of the year.

Ms. Parker | Personal Finance

STAAR testing this week! Good luck to all!!

- We will complete our semester review this week.

Mrs. Shumway | Comic Book & AV Tech