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Student-Led Conferences

posted Oct 11, 2017, 2:32 PM by Carol Purvis

Today, 8th graders have been sent home with a conference form.  Parents, please check the form to see if a conference request was marked by any of your child's teachers.  If no teachers requested a conference, you are still free to choose to see any or all of the 8th grade teachers.  If a conference time is needed, please note your first, second, and third choices on the schedule provided on the last page.  Teachers will coordinate the meeting times and send back the confirmed time.

ALL SIGNED CONFERENCE FORMS ARE REQUIRED TO BE RETURNED TOMORROW, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12.  Even if no conference is requested, forms need to be signed and returned.

Important Projects

posted Oct 9, 2017, 5:28 PM by Carol Purvis   [ updated Oct 9, 2017, 5:46 PM ]

Hi Parents,

Please be aware that your children will be completing a few important projects in Language Arts over the next few weeks.  The due dates for these projects are tentatively set at this time.  I do not anticipate that I will need to change the due dates, but it is possible that one or both dates may be moved to a LATER time (not earlier).  

Project 1 - NARRATIVE (due October 16)
One of the projects is a narrative composition in which the students are practicing their storytelling techniques. The narrative is scheduled to be completed on October 16th.  Students will be required to follow these steps to get their narratives turned in:
    1.  print a copy of the story and staple the story to the yellow checklist (checklist stapled behind story) 
                - there is a copy of the yellow checklist for the narrative on my website page titled "Lessons and Notes"
    2.  bring the stapled final draft and checklist to school on October 16
    3. submit a copy of the final draft electronically through Google classroom


Project 2 - Call of the Wild (due Oct. 23)
The Call of the Wild project is a series of activities the students completed while they were reading the novel.  Students must follow these guidelines to submit their projects.
    1.  complete all of the required activities for the project
                - there is a copy of the project activities on my website page titled "Lessons and Notes"
                ***be sure that you are looking at your correct requirements; the alternate assignment is for students I
                       have spoken to; all other students should be doing the original assignment
    2.  create (or buy - but creating is more fun) section dividers for each of the activity sections included in the project
    3.  organize the section dividers with the activities in the order the activities appear on the project guidelines paper
    4.  place the entire project inside a three-pronged folder and attach the project to the prongs
    5.  bring the project to class and turn it in on October 23

Parent Contact Form - Please fill out

posted Aug 29, 2017, 7:02 AM by Carol Purvis

The eighth grade team has developed a Parent Contact form that will be a great benefit for teachers to be able to get in touch with parents with important information that comes up during the school year.  Please use the link provided below to access the form and complete it.

Back to School Night

posted Aug 28, 2017, 2:06 PM by Carol Purvis

Back to School Night is Tuesday evening, August 29th.  For 8th grade, the Back to School Night session is from 6:30 - 7:30.   I look forward to meeting you and sharing some important information with you!

Welcome back...and the first day

posted Aug 23, 2017, 2:40 PM by Carol Purvis

Hi parents of eighth grade students.  It was so good to get through the first day and to meet such a great group of eighth grade students!  Already their personalities are shining through, and I am looking forward to a year of growth and successes.

Just so you know, there is a small homework assignment tonight that is due tomorrow.  Please be sure to read the Parent Letter with your child.  Sign the last page and sign the Book Agreement page.  Return the sign-off page tomorrow.  (Keep the Parent Letter itself for your records.)

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