Welcome To Amboy Junior High 8th Grade

If you have any questions, comments or concerns feel free to contact any of the teachers via email or phone.

Ms. Yvonne Vicks - English/Language Arts              yvicks@amboy.net
Mrs. Robin Lovgren - Science                                    rlovgren@amboy.net
Ms. Jacqueline Owensby - Math                                jowensby@amboy.net
Mrs. Kelly Foster - Social Studies                              kfoster@amboy.net    

P.E. Teachers
Mr. Frank - P.E.                                                           tfrank@amboy.net
Mr. Schott - P.E.                                                          bschott@amboy.net 

Rotation Teachers
Mrs. Stacey Dinges - Intro to Ag                               sdinges@amboy.net
Mrs. Deb Cleary - Art                                                  dcleary@amboy.net
Mrs. Land - Healthy Relations                                   sland@amboy.net
Mr. Kerley - Music Appreciation                               akerley@amboy.net

Self-paced Survey

posted Nov 13, 2017, 6:23 AM by Yvonne Vicks

Please complete the survey found at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/SpYvA4MfC5RtkLXR2

Vicks Advisory Link

posted Sep 5, 2017, 5:45 AM by Yvonne Vicks

Here's the link for IXL

Internet Safety Link

posted Oct 5, 2016, 9:08 AM by Yvonne Vicks

New Typing Website

posted Oct 5, 2016, 6:46 AM by Yvonne Vicks   [ updated Oct 5, 2016, 6:47 AM ]

Typing website

posted Aug 24, 2016, 8:56 AM by Yvonne Vicks   [ updated Aug 24, 2016, 8:56 AM ]

Internet Safety Lessons

posted Sep 30, 2015, 12:23 PM by Yvonne Vicks   [ updated Sep 30, 2015, 12:23 PM ]

Career Day

posted Sep 17, 2015, 7:50 AM by Yvonne Vicks

Dear 7th & 8th Grade Parent(s) or Guardians:

On Thursday, October 8th, the 7th & 8th grade teachers are, once again, hosting a “Career Fair” at Amboy Junior High School. We feel this will benefit both 7th and 8th grade students to be able to explore different careers and learn about the various types of education and schooling that goes along with these careers. As teachers, we are always trying to find ways to involve our students’ parents.  Therefore, we are asking for parent volunteers to come in and discuss their careers.  In the past, there were four sessions, lasting approximately 20 minutes. If you are interested in speaking to the students about your career, please fill out the attached form below and return it to the school by Friday, September 25th. Presenters will be contacted by the school on Friday, October 2nd through email.

Thank you,

7th and 8th Teacher Teams

Half Day

posted Sep 8, 2015, 8:04 AM by Yvonne Vicks

This Thursday, September 10, is a half day. Students will be completing the Quest program. If the student does not have parental permission to complete the program, they will be completing writing prompts. 

2015 End of the Dates

posted Apr 22, 2015, 7:12 AM by Yvonne Vicks

Important Dates:
4/24- 5th Grade Farm Expo field trip
4/27 - 7th Grade Field Trip to the Art Institute
4/27-PARCC 8th/6th  End of Year Testing
4/28-PARCC 8th/6th  End of Year Testing
4/29-PARCC 7th/5th  End of Year Testing
4/30-PARCC 7th/5th  End of Year Testing
4/30-8th grade to WACC  leave at 11:40 a.m.
4/30-8th grade orientation at 5:30 at Amboy High School
5/6 - Spring Concert for Band and Chorus at high school 7:00p.m.
5/7 & 5/8 5th Grade Camp Out at Reynoldswood
5/8 - 6th Grade Field Trip to Navy Pier
5/13 - PTC meeting at 4:30 p.m.
5/13 - 5th grade Orientation 6:30-7:30 p.m.
5/14 - Market Day pick up @ 4:30p.m.
5/15 - Amboy Jr High Library closes
5/19- PBIS trip to Woodhaven  grades 7/8
5/20- PBIS trip to Woodhaven  grades 5/6
5/21-Guest Speaker 9:15-10:00 NFL Player Steve Grant
5/26-8th Grade Night at jr. high
5/27-SIP day dismissal at 11:25a.m.
5/27-Goofy Games
5/28-Honors Assembly 9:00a.m.
5/28-Promotion Practice-Last day of student attendance
5/29-Teacher’s Institute
5/29-8th Grade Promotion  7:00 p.m.


posted Oct 20, 2014, 12:15 PM by Yvonne Vicks


Dear 8th grade parents/guardians,


            The 8th grade teacher team would like to personally invite you to parent/teacher conferences on Thursday, October 23rd and Friday, October 24th in the gym.


            On Thursday, conferences will be from 12:00-8:00, with a break from 5:00-5:30 and Friday’s conferences will be from 8:00 to 1:00.


            We encourage all to attend to discuss your students’ progress in the first quarter and to pick-up report cards.


            If you would like to discuss your students’ progress with the 8th grade teacher team as a group or are unable to attend the conferences, please schedule an alternative time during the regular school day. We are available weekly from 8:15-8:45 or after school until 3:45. Please contact the school to schedule an appointment.


            It’s important for parents and teachers to communicate with each other in an effort to make student success a reality. We welcome any questions or suggestions you may have and look forward to meeting with you.





The 8th grade teacher team

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