8th Grade & Advanced Math Classes

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.” Gilda Radner

Highlights/Upcoming Events & Dates

  • Late policy for missing work: student have until Friday at 3:20 each week to turn in missing assignments for that week only. This is unlike some other subjects where the student may have until the end of the unit. Check with each individual teacher for certainty on this.

  • For Math - students will be using Google Classroom because it sinks up with Pearson

  • Student will be marked absent if they are not on their GoGuardian device during work time

  • IMPORTANT: During normal school hours, GoGuardian is recording what websites your student(s) are going to on their school device. Practice good digital citizenship in remote learning times!

Who is Mrs. Petcoff?

  • Born in Ohio

  • Raised in Arizona

  • Moved to Colorado in 2005

  • Married to Doug, a biology professor at Metro

  • Has 2 fur-kids: Rambo & Schroeder (and 2 fur-kids that have crossed the Rainbow Bridge - Schubert and Sam)

  • Has 1 sister

  • In her spare time likes to garden, hike, sing, perform in plays and musicals, play piano, camp, & read

  • Favorite color is purple

Fun Facts/Trivia

Apparently Hippasus (one of Pythagoras' students) discovered irrational numbers when trying to write the square root of 2 as a fraction (using geometry, it is thought). Instead he proved the square root of 2 could not be written as a fraction, so it is irrational.

But followers of Pythagoras could not accept the existence of irrational numbers, and it is said that Hippasus was drowned at sea as a punishment from the gods!