8th Grade Yearbook Ad – Deadline November 6

Dear 8th Grade Families,

We can’t believe it is already time to start talking about the 8th grade yearbooks! We are excited to let you know that you can start creating your child’s “ads” that you find in the back of the yearbook. Please see the attached  “8th Grade Yearbook Information”  flyer for details on pricing for ads and how to submit photos for our 8th grade collage.

The purchase and creation of optional YEARBOOK ADS FOR 8TH GRADE is done through the Herff Jones website (our yearbook publisher) where you can set up your account, choose an ad size, pay for the ad, and create the ad using a template. The HJ  website link and  instructions  are attached. Please note that our school code is 7964.

The deadline to create these ads is  NOVEMBER 6, 2020.  It is recommended that you do not wait until the last day to create your yearbook ad. Please review ads closely for any mistakes or errors before submission.

Thank you!

Paige Greenspan, Eva Caras, Lisa Gascou & Melinda Tamkin

8th Grade Room Parents


Teacher’s Corner


Language Art Description & Grading Policy – Ms. Danielski


Language Arts Course Description Grade 8

This course is designed to provide instruction in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Grammar, vocabulary, and spelling are taught as viable components of the writing process.

Students write informational, descriptive, and persuasive essays. The students read long and short literary and non-fiction text including but not limited to the following works:

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi A Separate Peace by John Knowles
The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
“On the Pulse of Morning” by Maya Angelou

“The Road not Taken” by Robert Frost
“Lift Every Voice and Sing” by James Weldon Johnson “Portrait of my Mother” by Vladimir Nabokov

Grading Policy Language for Language Art During Distance Learning Grade 8

Graded Assignments

–Students are expected to submit assignments on the day they are due. Late work will receive reduced credit or no credit depending upon the degree of lateness. Assignments are posted on the teacher’s Power School Learning (PSL) page.

–Specific criteria for each assignment is presented either verbally or in the form of written instructions depending upon the nature of the assignment.

–Grade scales are provided for major assignments.