8th Grade GSS Weekly Update

Week of 2/18-2/21

Breaking News


Middle School Model UN General Assembly

Friday, April 3, 2020

Eighth Grade students will travel to the Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Illinois, on

Wednesday, April 22, 2020. We will travel to several historic sites in Springfield, Illinois on a coach bus and enjoy a buffet pizza lunch at Pizza Lunch. Several chaperones are needed for the trip. Please read the form carefully to sign up to be a volunteer. This trip will be an all-day trip. We will board the bus at 7 a.m. and return around 6 p.m.

The permission slip and fees are due on Friday, March 27, 2020.

What If? Conference

Cortex Innovation Lab

Friday, April 24, 2020

Classroom Happenings


Students are celebrating the centennial of the Harlem Renaissance. Each student received their assigned person and began conducting research.

There is a traveling library available in our classroom from the Saint Louis Public Library’s Julia Davis Branch.


Students are working on one of the six options to explore and research this semester:

Model UN


20% Project

Track a Legislator

Podcast Challenge

NHD Regional Competition Entry

Some students have chosen more than one option.

Upcoming Tests and Presentations

Week of Monday, March 2, 2020

Harlem Renaissance Student Presentations

Upcoming Due Dates

Harlem Renaissance Typed Timeline due Wednesday, February 20

FINAL Harlem Renaissance Postage Stamp, Typed Timeline, Final Annotated Bibliography and Final Research Paragraphs due Thursday,

February 27

GSS Springfield Field Trip Permission Slip and Fees due on Friday, March 27, 2020

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Mrs. Woodard: woodard.alka@wgmail.org