Thursday, January 30, 2014

Tools for success



Does your child have the tools they need to succeed? 8th grade teachers have noticed a decline in prepared students.  Please check with your child to see that they have the necessary materials to thrive in class.  Are they out of pencils? Could they use a new notebook?  A calculator?  These small items, when forgotten, cause major roadblocks to success.  A small trip to the local office supplies store may make a big difference. 

8th Grade Supply List 2013-2014

Missing calculators!



Help!  Have you noticed a TI-83 graphing calculator with a “117” carved into the back? Mrs. Costantino-Poruben is missing a few graphing calculators from the math classroom!  If you accidentally brought one home, please send it back or drop it off to the office.  Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Students to take the writing PSSA field test

Students in the 8th grade will be taking the PSSA field test for writing on February 13. Read more about PSSA testing dates on our blog website.

An important note about PSSA tests and field tests:

Testing regulations prohibit the use of all electronic devices, including Kindles, Nooks, Ipads or other electronic readers during testing times. If you are currently reading a book on an electronic reader, please make the necessary arrangements to find your novel at the library in the old fashioned book form. All cell phones, pagers, portable listening or recording devices, any devices with photographic capability must remain at home or in your locker.

Events and Dates

Many dates for events have changed due to the recent school cancellations and delays.

Thursday, January 30
 [Event] Pro Football Hall of Fame - videoconference ***postponed***
Friday, January 31
 [Science] F8 Homework: Kinetic Theory
 [Event] BAAHA/History Center / Post-Gazette Field Trip
Monday, February 3
 [Science] F9 Quiz: Kinetic Theory
Tuesday, February 4
 [Event]BAAHA/History Center / Post-Gazette Field Trip 
Friday, February 7
 [Reading] Study Island Author's Purpose
 [Science] Quiz: Behavior of Gases and Fluids 
Tuesday, February 11
 [Science] Unit Test and notebooks to be evaluated
Thursday, February 13
8:00am [Event] Advisory
10:00am  Event] Electronic Field Trip
12:00pm [PSSA TEST] Writing ELA Field Test

Monday, February 17
 No School - Teacher In-service ACT 80

Thursday, February 27
 [Event] Women’s Portrayal on Television - Videoconference

Tuesday, March 4
 [Field Trip] Courthouse field trip
Thursday, March 6
 [Field Trip] Courthouse field trip
 
Wednesday, March 12
 2-Hour Delay Teacher In-service

Tuesday, March 18
9:50am [PSSA GRADE 8] MATH & READING
11:56am [PSSA GRADE 8] MATH & READING

Wednesday, March 19
9:50am [PSSA GRADE 8] MATH & READING
11:56am [PSSA GRADE 8] MATH & READING

Thursday, March 20 
9:50am [PSSA GRADE 8] MATH & READING
11:56am [PSSA GRADE 8] MATH & READING

Friday, March 21
 No School

Monday, March 24
 [AMS GRADE 8] Reading/Math PSSA Tests make-up
 Holocaust Videoconference

Tuesday, April 1
 [PSSA GRADE 8] Writing PSSA Test

Wednesday, April 2
 [PSSA GRADE 8] Writing PSSA Test

Thursday, April 3
 [PSSA GRADE 8] Writing PSSA Test

Friday, April 4
 [PSSA GRADE 8] Writing PSSA Test

Thursday, April 17 - Friday, April 18
 No School - Spring Vacation

Monday, April 21
 School back in session

Thursday, April 24
 [Event] National Pay It Forward Day

Tuesday, April 29
9:53am  [PSSA GRADE 8] Science PSSA

Wednesday, April 30
9:53am [PSSA GRADE 8] Science PSSA

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
 2-HOUR Delay Teacher In-service

Friday, May 9, 2014
 [Event] History Center Field Trip & Strip District Tour

Monday, May 12, 2014 & Tuesday, May 13, 2014
 [KEYSTONE EXAM GRADE 8] Algebra Students
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
 Kennywood Field Trip

Monday, May 26, 2014
 No School - Memorial Day Holiday
The 8th grade homework calendar is available on our Edline page.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014