Thursday, May 11, 2017

Boys & Girls High School Cross Country Team

Any 8th Grade student who is interested in joining the Boys & Girls High School Cross Country team next school year can attend pre-season conditioning after school on the following dates: 

Monday, May 15
Wednesday, May 17
Monday, May 22 (with Parent meeting to follow from 4:00 to 5:00)

No previous running experience is necessary.  All ability and interest levels are welcome to give this sport a try.  Everyone makes the high school team.  There are no try-outs.  There are no cuts.  And, athletes are permitted to participate in another Fall Sport such as soccer, football, cheerleading, or volleyball during the Cross Country season.  Members of last year's high school team will be on hand to help the new runners learn about proper stretching techniques, running form, safety precautions and answer any questions that you might have about the sport.

We will meet from 3:00 to 4:00 at the Ticket Booth near the Track.  Be sure to arrange for a ride home at 4:00.  Students should bring water & their running shoes.  If you have any questions, email Coach Smith at

Keystone Exams to be taken May 16 & 17

The 8th graders who are enrolled in Integrated Math I (Algebra), will take the Keystone Exams.

On May 16 & 17 (Periods A through D) each of the 2 modules have 23 multiple choice questions and 4 constructive response questions. Students may use a graphing or scientific calculators on this test. For more information on the Keystone Exams, please go to

Field Trip to view "Nicky's Family"

Menemsha Films
The 8th grade will visit the South Side Works Cinema to see the documentary Nicky’s Family, a true story about a British man who helped organize the rescue of almost 700 Jewish children out of Czechoslovakia in the days leading up to World War II.  This powerful film tells the story of Sir Nicholas Winton, the children he rescued, and the generations that were impacted by his humble and heroic gesture.  Students will go to see Nicky’s Family next week, May 19.

Read the movie review here.

Students are to bring a bagged lunch to eat at the park near the theater. 

8th Grade Commencement

RSVP for the 8th grade commencement!
May 31, 2017
7:00 PM

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Thank You!

The 8th Grade Team would like to thank the members of the Parent Network for the delicious breakfast on Wednesday morning during Teacher Appreciation Week!