8th Grade

Ms. Sue Sweetman


My name is Sue Sweetman. I have had the privilege of instructing the students of St. Dorothy Catholic School since 1998. I began in 5th grade and graduated up to 8th grade. Presently, I instruct the jr. high students (6th - 8th) in Social Studies, and Language. I also instruct 8th grade in Literature.

I received my bachelors degree and teaching credential from California State University, Long Beach. I continued my education by attending the University of La Verne Law School obtaining my Juris Doctorate and certified by the California State Bar. In addition to my position at St. Dorothy School, I am an adjunct instructor at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut and Pasadena City College in Pasadena.

My four children attended St. Dorothy Catholic School receiving an excellent academic foundation that has enabled each of them to attend and graduate from amazing universities - University of San Francisco, Azusa Pacific University, and Gonzaga University.

I am blessed to be a part of St. Dorothy Catholic School family-


(Week of February 12, 2018)

“A Bruin believes, is responsible, uses words, involved, and is nurtured in mind, body, and soul”

Calendar Events:


2/5-16 - Star Testing

2/13 - Valentine's Day/Fat Tuesday celebration

2/14 - Ash Wednesday

2/19 - President's Day (No School)

2/23 - End of 2nd Trimester


3/16 - Teacher In-service (No School)

3/19 - Teacher In-service (No School)

3/29 - Holy Thursday (Noon Dismissal)

3/30 - 4/6 - Easter Break

We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Fat Tuesday (February 14 is Ash Wednesday). There are 17 students in 8th grade should your child wish to pass out Valentine goodies. Bring a bag for all the goodies! We will be joining our prayer partners in the afternoon.

Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. We will be attending Mass to begin our Lenten journey. Students are to wear Mass uniform.

The end of the second trimester is approaching. AR books need to be completed with an 80% or higher on the accompanying quiz.

I have confirmed our Grammy Museum trip for April 24. We will be leaving and returning to the downtown Azusa Metro station. As the date nears, more information will be forthcoming.

Have a great week!

Ms. Sweetman’s Tests and Quizzes

6th Grade:

(Week of February 12)

Friday: Vocabulary, Unit 9 Test and Simple Solutions, Lessons 73-76

(Week of February 19)

Wednesday: History chapter test and DBQ

Friday: Vocabulary, Root Word quiz, Simple Solutions, Lessons 77-80

7th Grade:

(Week of February 12)

Thursday: Simple Solutions, Lessons 77-80 and Vocabulary, Unit 9

(Week of February 19)

Wednesday: History Chapter Test and DBQ

Thursday: Vocabulary, Root Word quiz

(Week of February 26) – Third Trimester

Monday: Simple Solutions, Lessons 81-84

8th Grade:

(Week of February 12)

Thursday: Vocabulary, Unit 9

Friday: Simple Solutions, Lessons 85-88

(Week of February 19)

Tuesday: History Chapter Test and DBQ

Thursday: Prefixes quiz

Friday: Simple Solutions, Lessons 89-92