Eighth Grade Bulldog Pride Newsletter

From the leadership team


LEAP is approaching quickly. Parents please continue to encourage your child to continue working hard and complete all in class and out of class assignments.It is also very critical that students are in class daily and if possible make all appointments after school hours. We have started to review for LEAP daily through bell-work as we continue to finish our curriculum content necessary for LEAP testing.The week before 8th grade Math Leap test, we will be reviewing all content taught this year through LEAP Practice test, 360 Interim Test, and District test. This will be an extremely important week.Thank you for your support and all you do for our children.

Monday, 3/12: Module 4 Topic D District Test (System of Equations)

Tuesday, 3/13: Complete Module 4 District Test; Begin introduction to Module 5, Functions (Eureka Lesson 2: Formal Definition of a Function). WaterPark Task 6 & 7 due.

Wednesday, 3/14: Eureka Lesson 5, Graphs of Functions and Equations.

Thursday, 3/15: Eureka Lesson 6, Graphs of Linear Functions and Rate of Change. WaterPark Final Project due.

Friday, 3/16: Quiz on Functions; Comparing Linear Functions and graphs.


Monday: We will write poem 10 which is the students choice on what type of poem they wish to write about. Students will also be assigned a poem to analyze that will be included in their portfolio.

Tuesday and Wednesday: We will work on analyzing song lyrics from today’s music. Students should bring in  school appropriate song lyrics printed. This will also be included in the poetry portfolio.

Thursday: We will discuss the proper way to present poems and react to poetry for the 8th grade Poetry Jam which will be Tuesday, March 20.

Friday: Students will have a poetry portfolio work day. Students will be able to type, print, and catch up on any other parts of the poetry portfolio.

Poetry Portfolios are due Monday, March 19 as a checkpoint. Students do not need to have them perfect since they will just be checked for having the necessary elements.

Tuesday, March 20 completed, final Poetry Portfolio is due! Students will also be participating in Poetry Jam.


Monday 3/12-- Unit 5 Review

Tuesday 3/13-- Taxonomy/Dichotomous Key

Wednesday 3/14-- Unit 5 Task

Thursday 3/15-- Unit 5 Test

Friday 3/16--  Bill Nye the Science Guy- The Water Cycle Video/Worksheet

Social Studies

Monday and Tuesday- The Great Depression

Wednesday and Thursday- Huey Long

Friday- test on Populists, Progressive Movement, Great Flood of 1927, and Huey Long

girls Health and Pe

Soccer kickball

boys health and pe


Journey to Career

Mrs. Adams- PSA project due on Wednesday, March 14th.

Ms. Hymel-Begin working on Education and Training Cluster



  1. First hour Band practice Tuesday, March 13th from 2:30-4:00 pm
  2. 2nd/3rd hour band practice Thursday, March 15th from 2:30-4:00 pm
  3. All students in band should be able to play all of their songs at this point, and should be prepared to

             Pass off all music at anytime.

       4.   Please try to wrap up selling our World’s Finest Chocolate Fundraiser.

        We do still have a few boxes of almonds left if anyone can sell that for us.  

       5.   State Band Festival is March 19-21.  As soon as we know the date for your child’s group,

             We will let you know.  The dress will be the same as it was for the district festival.

       6.   End of the year band concert will be on May 15th @6:00 pm.  


Tues, March 13:  Yearbook Meeting 2:30 PM-4:30 PM

Wed, March 14:  BETA Meeting Skinny Time

Thurs, March 15:  Track Meet at SLHS

Sat, March 17:  GKTW Shooting the Crap

Mon, March 19:  Spring Pictures

Tues, March 20:  Track Meet THS

Tues, March 20:  Yearbook Meeting 2:30 PM-4:30 PM

Wed, March 21:  Report Card

Wed, March 21:  Stu Co Popcorn Sale $1.00

Wed, March 21:  Stu Co Meeting at Skinny

Thurs, March 22:  Snowball Sale $3.00

Thurs, March 22:  Track Meet THS

Fri, March 23:  Redemption Friday

Mon, March 26:  Track Meet CLHS

Tues, March 27:  Mandatory Cheer/Dance Tryout Parent Meeting 6:00 PM

Tues, March 27:  Project Graduation Jean Day $1.00

Tues, March 27:  Yearbook Meeting 2:30 PM-4:30 PM

Wed, March 28:  Honor Roll Breakfast 9:00 AM

Wed, March  28:  BFC Meeting at Skinny

Wed. March 28:  Yearbook Pickle Sale

Thurs, March 29:  Walk A Thon

Thurs, March 29:  PBiS Bash

Fri, March 30-Fri, April 6:  Spring Break