Welcome Incoming 8th Graders

We can’t wait to meet you in the fall. Until then check out some summer reading and other activities on this page: https://marbleheadcharter.org/summerlearning/

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World War Two Museum and Upcoming Fundraiser

On Thursday, February 14 the 8th graders were immersed in rich collection of World War Two memorabilia when they ventured to the International World War 2 Museum in Natick. Among some the items were a copy of the Treaty of Versaille, Hitler’s WWI uniform and Dwight Eisenhower’s letters to his wife leading up to D-Day.

Upcoming Fundraiser- 2/27 at 5 Guys Swampscott

5 Guys:  Charter & Fries!
Help the 8th Grade raise funds for their trip to Washington, DC by having dinner at 5 Guys in Vinnen Square this Wednesday, February 27.
To show extra school spirit, order the Charter Burger:  Mayo Cheese Catsup & Pickles
Go Navs!!

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Chemistry of Baking

As part of their study of chemistry, students baked cakes, leaving out key ingredients to observe the effect on the final product. There was the control cake and four others that omitted either baking powder, egg, oil, or sugar. Students observed differences in texture, density, height, color, moistness, and,  of course, taste. The class favorite was the one without the egg. Even though very crumbly, students thought it tasted the best. 

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Giving Tuesday

Here are just some of the organizations 8th graders donated to using the gift cards supplied to them for Giving Tuesday.

Thank you to the PTO and the family behind this generous activity!

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8th Grade Mentors and STEM

The 8th grade students participated in Massachusetts STEM week by working on an engineering challenge with their 5th grade mentees. We chose to design trebuchets because the 5th grade is studying the Middle Ages in class. The challenge was to create a device to launch a marshmallow across the gym. The students followed the Engineering Design Process by exploring, designing, building, testing, and redesigning until they had a working prototype.


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DC Meeting and ADL

Reminder of Upcoming Meeting regarding DC Trip  

The information night with EF is Monday, October 1 from 6:30 to 7:30. We hope to see there. You can enroll in the trip through this link:

Updates from ADL 

A group of 11 8th graders participated in trainings with the Anti Defamation League this past month. Through these trainings, students have learned how to recognize injustice and promote tolerance within their community.
We’re very proud of students for choosing to participate in such a worthwhile mission.


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Children’s Island, Science and Back to School Night

It’s been an eventful first start to the year in 8th Grade!

Back to School Curriculum Night: Please join us on September 20 from 6-8 to learn about the 8th grade curriculum.

In Science: students did an observation activity to help expand their use of strong science vocabulary and to practice asking pertinent questions.

Children’s Island: Last Friday, 8th graders served as leaders by leading groups and activities during our annual outing to Children’s Island. The feedback from other grade levels about their help has been overwhelmingly positive. We’re very proud!

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Welcome Class of 2019

Welcome class of 2019 to the 8th grade. We had a wonderful first day of ice breaker activities and discussions about expectations.
The team is looking forward to working with this exceptional group of learners.

Reminder: NO SCHOOL Friday, August 31 and Monday, September 3

From the Head of School:
Parent Engagement Meetings
Ours is a unique learning environment. These 15-minute meetings provide an opportunity for each child with his/her parent to meet with a teacher on the grade level team. The student’s strengths and challenges will be discussed, and any areas of interest for a personal learning goal will be considered. These brief introductory meetings will help to maximizing your child’s (and your) experience at Charter.
8th grade: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040C4BA4AE2EA75-8thgrade 

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Graduation Information


8th Grade Graduation
Rehearsals & Ceremony Information

~ Rehearsal Schedule~
Tuesday, June 19th 1-2:30pm
During C Block, 8th graders will walk to Abbot Hall for rehearsal. Students will walk back to Charter for regular dismissal.

Wednesday, June 20th 10:30-noon (half day)
During B Block, 8th graders walk to Abbot Hall for rehearsal. Students will be dismissed from Abbot Hall at noon.
Students can be picked up from Abbot Hall at noon or they need a permission note from parents allowing them to leave on their own. Any students not picked up or dismissed with a note will be walked back to Charter.

~ Graduation ~
Thursday, June 21st at 7pm
Students should arrive by 6:20pm to take the class photo.
Please dress to impress! Boys will be given boutonnieres and girls will be given long stem roses, for the ceremony.

For questions or more information, please email Ellen Lodgen at elodgen@marbleheadcharter.com

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DC Trip


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