• 8th Grade Announcements


    January 20th: No School in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    February 19th: Field trip to the George W. Bush Presidential Library @ SMU 


    Classroom work for the WEEK OF January 20-24

    Camacho(STEM/Science): Please see Coach Camacho's website for specifics.

    Campos(Spanish): Please see Coach Campos' website for specifics.

    Fitz(ELAR):  We will be finishing their designs of school crests.  The winning group will accompany me to the school board meeting in February to seek the adoption and implementation of this crest.  We will then begin exploring the genre of the horror story.  We will listen to a professional reading of The Tell Tale Heart as we analyze the motivation and sanity of the narrator.

    Flanery(Social Studies):  Folders Due Wednesday, Unit 8 Test Thursday (Industrial Revolution)

    Henderson(Honors ELAR): 

    Writing/Media - “Legacy Project”

    Goal: To encourage Sunnyvale ISD students, families, and faculty to be Upstanders by providing funds for 34 water filters so that 34 families (850+ people) in Kenya can have clean water for the next 20+ years! Leave a legacy that makes a difference.

    • Master the ELAR TEKS while completing a group project to reach our “Legacy Goal.” You will write your mastery by each TEK below by explaining how you accomplished that TEK.
    • Create an innovative, achievable plan to raise funds for the “Legacy Project” by giving a specific method & execution plan of fundraising to span over a one week. Be specific! 
    • Create an informative, persuasive advertisement for our SMS announcements sharing the need (clean water filters for Kenya) and the opportunity for school and community involvement in giving. The top five videos will be on the announcements and receive an A for this portion of the project. 
    • Create a written announcement sharing the need and fundraiser over social media and parent communication formats. The 5 that written announcements selected earn an A for this portion. 

    Grammar: Compound & complex sentence review within writing assignments

    Weekend Reading: Your own pleasure reading book & one new vocabulary word. Project due Friday, February 7th “Walk in Another’s Shoes”

    Holland(World History): 

    Mitchell(Algebra I): Please see Mr. Mitchell's website for specifics.

    Neff/Smith(Science):  Begin Unit 4:Investigating Global Weather Patterns; UNIT 4 Test scheduled for January 30-31

    Walker(Social Studies):  

    Wilson(Pre-Algebra):  Starting Unit 7 over transformations on the coordinate plane.  Reflections worksheet will be due on Friday.

    Information for 2019-2020:

    • 2019-2020 SUPPLY LIST

    • Algebra I Students: It is highly encouraged for you to have your own TI-84plus calculator.

    8th Grade Grading Policy

    The following guidelines apply to all academic areas (except Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Spanish and Honors W. History) 

    • Accurate and up to date grades shall be kept by each teacher with a minimum of 10 daily grades taken each quarter
    • There should be a minimum of 3 tests or equivalent assessments required each quarter. This category does not include semester exams.

    8th Grade:

    • Student will have up to 2 days to turn in late work
    • Honors classes will have 1 day
    • Point deduction for late work is left up to teacher discretion