• Primary Resources:
• Alive in Christ
• Catholic Youth Bible
• Catechism of the Catholic Church
• Family Life
• Units of Study (all aligned with 2016 Religion standards):
• History of the Catholic Church
• Catholic Social Teaching
• Primary Resources: Prentice-Hall Literature: Short stories (The Lottery, Flowers for Algernon, etc.), poems (“Paul Revere’s Ride” etc.), nonfiction (“Brown vs. Board of Education” etc.) and speeches; Novel-study: The Giver, All but my Life, various independent reading novels
• Units of Study: Fiction, Nonfiction, short story (dystopia, American History, short story analysis, Holocaust)
Language Arts (Writing and Grammar):
• Units of Study (Writing): Literary Analysis, Narrative, Research, Argument, Expository
• Units of Study (Grammar): Units of Study (Grammar): Punctuation, Sentences, Parts of Speech, Figures of Speech
• Primary Resources:
• Algebra: Text – Holt McDougal, Algebra 1 (Common Core)
• Geometry: Text – Holt McDougal, Geometry (Common Core)
• Secondary Resources:
• IXL Online – Math teachers correlate the use of IXL to their specific curriculum.
• Texts: HMH: United States History
• Areas of Study: American Government and US History Revolutionary War through Reconstruction
• Primary Resource: Text – Prentice Hall: Science Explorer
A progress report and report card are issued three times during the year at the middle and end of each quarter respectively to inform parents of their child’s progress. In addition, weekly grades are available on SchoolSpeak Parents Portal.
Our eighth graders are 1:1 with technology and each student has their own Google Chromebook. Throughout each school week, they use it to conduct research, practice note-taking skills, and create presentations that allow them to combine their writing and oral presentation skills with a creative technology component. We reinforce digital citizenship through student collaboration on projects, and they use Google Classroom to allow for effective communication on mini-projects and class assignments.
Enrichment: Students attend weekly enrichment classes for Physical Education, library, music, and art.