8th Grade English Language Arts


This is from Greek oktōpous, from oktō meaning eight and pous ‘foot’. The prefix gives us words like octagon(late 16th century), an eight-sided figure and octogenarian(early 19th century), someone aged between 80 and 89. In the modern world October (Old English) is the tenth month, but the word comes from Latin octo because it was the eighth month in the Roman calendar. It became the tenth month after the addition of July (named after Julius Caesar), and August (named after the Emperor Augustus) in the 1st century BC. Source: Oxford Dictionary

Class of 2010 

Animal Farm @ Steppenwolf Theatre    Class of 2015


Washington, DC 
Class of 2015
Class of 2014
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“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” 

Atticus Finch from 
To Kill a Mockingbird

Accepted the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Award
at the Board of Education in Chicago 

Class of 2016
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