Important Dates!

April 14 – April 18, 2014

Humanities -


Bioethics Research Paper Due Dates:

- Friday, April 18                 Research Completed – Paper Copy

- Friday, May 9                    First Draft Due

- Week of May 12                Creation and Rehearsal of Presentation

- Week of May 26                Rehearsal of Presentation and Creation of Trifold Display

- Friday, June 6                   Final Copy Due

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Dear 8th Grade Parents/Guardians,

We are well into the first semester of school and working toward our students gaining more independence and taking more responsibility for their own work. Up until now, we have posted our classroom homework boards on our class page so students could check their assignments. Some students are, unfortunately, using the boards as their sole method of finding out about homework. We want to shift the total responsibility back to each of them. Starting today, we will no longer be posting the daily homework boards. Each teacher will monitor that the students are writing the assignments down. Long term assignments and their due dates will continue to be on the class page. We have each discussed this new procedure with the students so they are aware how important it is to write their assignments down accurately. This will be very important as we prepare them for their upcoming transition to high school. When a student is absent, he/she can call a friend for the assignments or get the assignment upon return to school. If you have any questions, plese be sure to email any one of us. Our emails begin with the fist letter of our first name followed by our

Thank you, Polly Conti, Michael Condon, Ellen Lodgen

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Grade 8 Update:  September, 2013

Welcome back, eighth graders.  This is your year to shine as models, mentors, and leaders of MCCPS.  We are confident that you will all make us proud.

Please bring a reading book to school on Monday and throughout the year, as advisory time is a silent reading period each day.  Also bring the two assigned novels that you read over the summer.  The first thesis paper will be based on these books.

All classes, including Integrated Arts, will begin during the first week of school.  Check the supply list to ensure that you are prepared.

On Tuesday of the first week of school, there will be a test on summer reading.  You may select one of the novels read on which to be evaluated.  Particularly if you did your summer reading early in the summer, review the novels carefully to refresh your memory.  More information about the test will be provided on the first day of school.

Parent/Teacher Night is scheduled on Thursday, September 19th at 6:30.  More information about the year will be shared with your parents at that time.

Finally, the curriculum in the eighth grade is challenging.  However, nothing assigned will be beyond your reach.  If you try your best, you will succeed. .  We promise.

Ms. Conti           Humanities      

Ms. Lodgen        Math/Science  

Mr. Condon       Inclusion Teacher

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