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8th Grade

Important 2018-2019 Dates: 
8th Grade Articulation-
 Thursday  10/18  PMS Parent meeting about both high schools (7:00 pm) in the Cafeteria
 Wednesday  10/24  NHS Private School Tours (8:00 am); Contact Norcross High School for more information
 Monday  10/29  PDS Parent meeting about Paul Duke HS (6:30 pm); Contact Paul Duke High School for more information
 Tuesday  10/30  NHS Parent meeting about Norcross HS (6:30 pm) at Norcross High School
 Monday  11/05  MS Middle school students visit high schools 
  •  9:55-10:45 PMS @ NHS, SMS @ PDS
  •  11:10 – 12:00 PMS @ PDS, SMS @ NHS
 Thursday  11/08  PDS Parent meeting about Paul Duke HS (6:30 pm) at Paul Duke High School.

                         2018-2019 Science Fair Information

eSteam Academy to Launch for 8th Graders! 

As Pinckneyville Middle School continues to strive to provide our students with innovative, relevant, and effective approaches to teaching and learning, we are proud to announce our new eSTEAM Academy.

Our eSTEAM Academy will allow eighth grade students to explore entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics by linking their learning to the real world and by encouraging their growth as critical thinkers, creative problem-solvers, and effective communicators.

As a result of the new academy, changes will be evident throughout many portions of the building from new furniture in the eSTEAM classrooms to a redesign of the Tech Ed. room and construction of a new science lab. However, one of the most noticeable changes will be found in the incorporation of PBL, or project/problem-based learning, as a teaching strategy in order to encourage students to tackle realistic problems and apply their learned knowledge and skills to a real-world situation.

Not only will this academy expose students to the growing STEM-related career fields, it will prepare students for the exciting high school opportunities that lie ahead for them within the Norcross Cluster to include the Junior Achievement Academy at Norcross High School, the International Baccalaureate Program at Norcross High School, and the STEM focus to be delivered at the new Duke STEM High School opening within the Norcross Cluster in August of 2018.

Paul Duke High School and Norcross High School  

8th Grade Articulation

Rising 9th Grade Parent Night!

NHS Recommended Course Sequences

Freshman Elective Video

Carnegie Unit Meeting