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8th Grade Team

Congratulations! You made it to your final year of middle school. Before you get too excited, understand that your academics, attendance and behavior continue to have a huge impact. As you reflect on your past couple of years in middle school, stay focused and work diligently. Make good decisions throughout the year so you are prepared to graduate.


Assistant Principal - Ms. Josefa Sande  718-445-3232  Ext. 1271                     

Guidance Counselor - Mr. Gary Fleishman   718-445-3232  Ext.1312

 Dean - Mr. Joseph DiLallo   718-445-3232  Ext. 1221

Summer Reading Assignment 

All 8th grade students are assigned a summer reading project. To download a copy of the summer reading assignment, click HERE. Summer reading assignment is due to your ELA teacher on Friday, September 8th.

High School Information Night at JHS 185

Your guidance counselor will present, “The High School Admissions Process"  in the Fall 2017. We encourage all 8th grade parents to attend this information session to learn: application timelines, how offers are determined, developing a thoughtful list, and making informed choices.  

High School Information Overview

Families that are looking for an information overview as well as common questions to NYC public high schools can find it here:

High School Directory

Now is the perfect time to start learning about and researching high schools. At the end of last school year, you should have received a high school directory, as well as, a Specialized High School Handbook.  These books are also available online at:

If you did not receive a high school directory and would like a copy, please see your guidance counselor.