• 8th Grade Announcements


    In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....No School Monday, January 21.


    Week of January 21-25

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

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


    • We are working with research and expository writing using controversial topics chosen by the students.
    • We are finishing the unit with relative pronouns, and introducing gerunds and participles. 
    • We will have our Unit 3 Test on Friday.

    Flanery(Social Studies): 

    Henderson(Honors ELAR): 
      Analyzing Informational Texts:
      Procedural directions
      Five Types of Organization= sequential, descriptive, compare/contrast, cause/effect, problem/solution. 
      Five informational pieces from text book to analyze
      *Students should be enjoying a book of their choice and selecting new vocab from text to record in their INB (Interactive Notebook).
    Holland(World History): 
    Mitchell(Algebra I): Please see Mr. Mitchell's website for specifics.

    Smith(Science):  Continue Unit 4...Unit 4 Test, Wednesday, January 30th.

    Walker(Social Studies): 

    • We will be reviewing next week and finishing up our unit on Andrew Jackson.
    • Unit 6-Andrew Jackson test is Friday!  Please study notes and the Quizlet in Google Classroom.

    Wilson(Pre-Algebra): We will be working on transformations on the coordinate plane.  Our Unit 7 test will be Jan 31.


    General Announcements and Upcoming Events    

    1/21: No School (MLK), Board Mtg @ 7pm
    1/24: Boys bball @ home vs. Princeton Clark @ 5:30pm, Girls bball away @ Princeton Clark @ 5:30pm
    1/25: 5th grade UIL is @ Caddo Mills (Lee Elem), UIL eligibility report
    1/30: Parent mtg for Aim for Success Assembly @ 6:30pm in library
    1/31: Boys bball @ Princeton @ 5:30pm, Girls bball home @ 5:30pm
    2/1: UIL regain, Progress Reports, Assembly schedule today (AIM for Success for grades 6-8, schedule will be out soon), FCA mtg @ 7am, 7th and 8th grade All Region Choir Auditions @ Richardson JH
    2/6: Early Release day (follow early release schedule)
    2/7: Boys bball home vs Community @ 5:30pm
    2/9: Boys bball tournament @ Mabank, SHS and SMS campus parking lots will be closed for the BASS fishing tournament


    Check the SMS Calendar for district wide events.


    Information for new students:

    • Please complete the Parent Contact Form by September 7th. 
    • 8th Grade Supply List (Only page 1..not the rest of them...sorry!
    • 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