Dear Parents/Guardians:

We look forward to teaching your children next school year!  Eighth grade is a great year of academic, social and physical growth for students.  It is also a transition year to high school.  The eighth grade team will challenge your children with experiences that will help prepare them for the demands of high school.   With the support and encouragement of the eighth grade team, students will work to develop and refine their organizational skills.   Please help the eighth graders start their year organized and ready to learn by purchasing the supplies listed below.  Students should report on the first day of school with their materials.   The supplies listed will help students organize and secure their schoolwork throughout the year.  Thank you!

The Eighth Grade Team

Julie Raitano  – English                    Mr. Haskins – Science                Mrs. Costantino – Math   

Mrs. Galecki – Reading                   Mr. Smith – Civics                        Mrs. Abate – Learning Support

Math 8 & IM1

English and Reading

Label plastic tabs as follows:

  1. Reading
  2. Writing
  3. Language
  4. Literary Terms






8th grade homework calendar

The 8th grade team uses a Google calendar to keep students and parents informed about assignments. The Google calendar can be viewed on our webpage page at the following address:

This calendar can be synced with mobile devices such as phones, ipods, and tablets.

Stay Connected. blog and weekly email

Stay Connected. is a communication tool used by the 8th grade team to send parents, students, and interested community members information about our classes. The posts are updated and submitted every Thursday starting 9/1/16. If you subscribe by email, you will receive the newsletter in your inbox!

Remind: 8th grade text messages for parents and students!

During the 2016-2017 school year, the 8th grade team will use the free message system called Remind. To sign-up for our text alerts, follow these simple directions:

On your phone send the text message, @amsgrade8, to 81010! Follow the directions when prompted!