ERMS 8th Grade Team 2

Team 2 Annoucements

Trip to Hyde Park - Wednesday, June 20

On Wednesday, June 20 Grade 8 Team 2 will take a trip to the FDR’s Presidential Library/Museum in Hyde Park, New York.

This trip is sponsored by the Grade 8 Social Studies Department . We will take a bus and leave the school at 8:30 am. We will return to school at approximately 3:30pm.

Students are requested to wear clothing appropriate for this occasion as portions will be outside walking on the grounds, touring the house and Presidential Library. Parents will need to arrange for students to be picked up from school. Additionally, a bag lunch from home will be necessary.

Please complete the permission slip below and return it to your social studies teacher by Friday, June 8.

Hyde Park Permission Slips - Google Docs.pdf

End of Year - Cruise of NYC - Friday, June 15

On Friday, June 15 the entire eighth grade will be taking a New York City Cruise out of Flushing, New York.

Please note the new time, as we will take a bus and leave the school at 8:30 am and return to school at approximately 5:30pm.

Students are requested to wear clothing appropriate for this occasion, which is an afternoon cruise/end of year celebration. Parents will need to arrange for students to be picked up from school. Lunch is provided on the cruise. If your child requires a special meal due to allergies please indicate below so we can notify the cruise line in advance.

Please complete the permission slip attached and return it to Mr. Hougasian by Friday, April 27.

New York City Cruise 2018 Permission Slip

ERMS Testing Information (SBAC):

The ERMS testing schedule is now available. We ask that you make every effort to have your child arrive to school on time, well rested, and having had a healthy breakfast. We will not be assigning written homework on testing days. We appreciate your support during the testing administration. For specific dates and times, please take a moment to view the ERMS testing schedule.

Students need the following for each testing session:

- fully charged chromebook

- pen/pencil

- headphones (ELA only for most)

- book to read

Testing Sessions:

ELA on Wed & Thurs (April 25 & 26)

Math on Tues, Wed, & Thurs (May 1-3)

Science on Tues & Wed (May 8-9)

Testing Schedule:

HR - 8:00 - 8:12

SBAC Testing - 8:12 - 9:37

Period 1 - 9:41 - 10:17

Period 2 -10:20 - 10:56

LUNCH - 10:59 - 11:35

Period 5 - 11:38 - 12:14

Period 6 - 12:17 - 12:53

Period 3 - 12:56 - 1:32

Period 7 - 1:35 - 2:11

Period 8 - 2:14 - 2:50

ERMS Testing Schedule - East Ridge MS.pdf

Keeler Tavern Field Trip - Wednesday, April 4

Hello Grade 8 Team 2 Parents and Guardians,

On Wednesday, April 4 Grade 8 Team 2 will take a trip to the Keeler Tavern in Ridgefield.

​This trip directly supports our social studies curriculum and was developed in conjunction with Keeler Tavern and Grade 8 social studies teachers. There are 4 components to this field trip. Students will tour the museum and gather evidence to support and prove how the Gilbert's exemplify Gilded Age's wealthy class. In the barn, students will individually analyze photographs and make inferences about life for Italian immigrants. The third activity/rotation allows for students to analyze the primary source to determine the concerns of the average Ridgefield citizen (the “Yankee” class) spanning the Gilded Age through the end of WWI. Our trip will conclude with students attending a Julia Gilbert doughboy send off reception in the Garden House.

The overarching focus question students will discover and answer is how was Ridgefield a place of political, economic, and social opportunity during Ridgefield’s Gilded Age.

A majority of parents have already paid for this field trip and if uncertain just email and I will let you know if we have previously received payment. Even though we have payment from many I was just informed that we still need permissions slips. Yesterday, permission slips were distributed and it is attached to this email.

Please have your child return this permission slip to me by Tuesday, April 4.

Thank you for your time and help.

Keeler Tavern - Team 2 Permissio Slip.pdf


STEAM Expo 2018

Common Ground 2018

Dear Grade 8 Team 2 Parents,

Beginning on Monday, March 19 through Thursday, March 22 our team will participate in Common Ground in partnership with the Aldrich Art Museum where students in small, collaborative groups will explore ideas in response to a challenge (this was presented today to the entire 8th grade by the artist in residency Jean-Marc Superville Sovak).

Key dates:

  • Monday, March 19 - STUDENTS NEED TO BRING A BAG LUNCH (working at the Aldrich Museum)
  • Thursday, March 22 - STUDENTS NEED TO BRING A BAG LUNCH (working at the Aldrich Museum)

This program is FREE of charge to students; however, we do require parent permission for the off site visits to the museum.

Please join us this year as our students host a "STEAM EXPO" in the evening of March 28th from 6:30-7:30, when they will share their learning with parents and community members.

Your child received the below permission slip from Mrs. Sullivan (science) last week; however, we wanted to follow up via email and provide a digital copy and additional information. Thank you for taking to time to read about the program and turning in the permission slip.

Common Ground 2018 Permission Slip.pdf

RHS Grade 8-9 Transition: presentation

presented to students Friday: Jan. 19.

RHS Transition, T2

Welcome back to ERMS and grade 8

We hope that everyone is well rested, relaxed, and had a wonderful summer spent with family and friends. This team website will allow the academic teachers to communicate various team and school announcements throughout the year.

Additionally, each academic teacher has their own dedicated web site (icons below) with course prospectus, calendar for homework/assessments, and other materials to ensure a successful eighth grade year.

Open House Presentation

Thank you to our team 2 parents who were able to spend the evening at ERMS with us on September 28.

Open House 2017 - Grade 8 Team 2

Click the icons below to view the class calendar and any addition information posted by the teacher.