Welcome to Mr. Barnett's Class!

8th Grade ELA & Math

About Me

Welcome to my class! I am excited to be working with you this year.

We have a lot to do to get you ready for high school, and I am confident you will be well-prepared when you finish my class. Since I will be learning a lot about you, I thought it only fair that you should know something about me.

Before I became a teacher I owned my own computer business.

I repaired computers, created websites, and consulted with individuals and businesses on how to use technology to their advantage. I am excited that all of you will be able to work with Chromebooks this year!

On a personal note I am happily married to my beautiful wife Rachel.

We have two children together and one of our favorite things to do as a family is to ride bicycles and play board games. We have also been known to play Minecraft and Artemis from time to time.

This will be my first year as an 8th grade ELA and Math teacher at Turtle Bay.

Last year I taught 5th/6th grade Math and Science at Juniper. Prior to that I graduated from the credentialing program at Simpson University.

Recommended Supplies

  • Colored pencils
  • Highlighter
  • Pencils
  • Pens with black or blue ink
  • Shaving containing pencil sharpener
  • Erasers
  • Binder paper (college ruled)
  • 1" binder (2) or 2" binder (1)
  • Dividers for binder, need 8
  • Ear buds for Chromebook
  • 3 College Ruled Notebooks

Educational Philosophy

It is my goal to create a safe learning environment so that your child can experience the joy of learning every day. Every student is expected and equipped to take full responsibility for their education. With your help, your child will continue to dream big and build the skills to achieve it.


Grades Grades are available in Aeries. They are based on the following:

  • Homework
  • Classwork/Participation
  • Assessments based on the Common Core Standards


Work is expected to be turned in on time. Students with excused absences will be given time to make up assignments as needed.

Contacting Me

Email: mbarnett@rsdnmp.org


The quickest way to contact me is through email. Email me anytime with questions or concerns. If you need to speak with me in person, please leave a message with the office or send a note with your student and we can arrange a meeting time after school. I am always happy to talk to the families of my students.