St Anthonys Catholic School
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade

Welcome to Eighth Grade.

Monday, 12 February 2018 20:48

8th 2nd Trimester Final Exam Study Guide

Subject to change.

Thursday, 01 February 2018 16:52


2nd Trimester Final Exam Schedule
Monday, March 5th - English 
Tuesday, March 6th - History
Wednesday, March 7th - Math



  • Wednesday, 01/31: Family Day - Lunch from 12-1pm
  • Friday, 02/02: Student Appreciation Day - Sky Zone
  • Monday, 02/05: Award Assembly
  • Monday, 02/05: STAR Testing
  • Tuesday, 02/13: 8th Grade Mardi Gras & Valentine's Day Potluck
  • Wednesday, 02/14: Ash Wednesday Mass 11am
  • Wednesday, 02/14: Early Dismissal 12:30pm
  • Monday, 02/19: NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Day
  • Wednesday, 02/21: 8th Grade Chinese New Year Lunch at the Dumpling House
  • Friday, 02/23: 6th Grade Retreat
  • Monday, 02/26: Early Dismissal 12pm (Teacher PLC Mtg.)
  • Wednesday, 02/28: Art Trek


  • Thursday, 03/01: Reading Night 6pm
  • Friday, 03/02: Spirit Wear
  • Monday, 03/05: Award Assembly
  • Tuesday, 03/06: Spring Pictures
  • Wednesday, 03/07: Early Dismissal 12pm
  • Friday, 03/09: End of 2nd Trimester
  • Monday, 03/13: Start of 3rd Trimester
  • Wednesday, 03/14: School Mass 11am
  • Friday, 03/16: NO SCHOOL
  • Monday, 03/19: Art Trek
  • Tuesday, 03/20: 2nd Trimester Report Cards 
  • Wednesday, 03/21: Lenten Penance Service
  • Wednesday, 03/21: Living Stations of the Cross at 1:30pm - performed by 8th grade
  • Thursday, 03/22: 8th Grade Museum of Tolerance Field Trip (Dress Uniform)
  • Friday, 03/23: NO SCHOOL (Teacher CIP Mtg.)
  • Tuesday, 03/27: Shadow Stations
  • Tuesday, 03/27: 8th Grade - Final Payment for Catalina Trip
  • Thursday, 03/29: Early Dismissal 12pm (Easter Vacation)


  • Monday, 04/09: School Resumes
  • Monday, 04/09: Award Assembly
  • Wednesday, 04/11: Early Dismissal 12pm 
  • Wednesday, 04/11: Mr. Softee
  • Friday, 04/20: Movie Night
  • Monday, 4/23: Art Trek
  • Tuesday, 04/24 - Friday, 04/27: 6th Grade Outdoor Ed School ???
  • Saturday, 04/28: School Auction
  • Monday, 04/30 - Friday, 05/04: 8th Grade Catalina Trip


  • Friday, 05/04: 8th Grade arrives back from Catalina
  • Monday, 05/07: Award Assembly
  • Friday, 05/11: 7th Grade Retreat
  • Thursday, 05/17: STAR Testing
  • Wednesday, 05/23: May Crowning Mass 11am
  • Thursday, 05/24: Color Run
  • Thursday, 05/24: Early Dismissal 12pm
  • Friday, 05/25: NO SCHOOL
  • Monday, 05/28: NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day 


  • Friday, 06/01: Spirit Wear
  • Monday, 06/04: 8th Grade Magic Mountain Trip
  • Tuesday, 06/05: 8th Grade Retreat
  • Wednesday, 06/06: Early Dismissal 12pm
  • Wednesday, 06/06: Field Day
  • Wednesday, 06/06: 8th Grade Banquet
  • Thursday, 06/07: 8th Grade ONLY - 12pm Dismissal
  • Friday, 06/08: 8th Grade Graduation Pictures 8am
  • Friday, 06/08: 8th Grade Prayer Service 11am - Condon Center
  • Friday, 06/08: 8th Graduation Mass 5:15pm
  • Tuesday, 06/12: School Picnic
  • Wednesday, 06/13: Award Assembly
  • Thursday, 06/14: Early Dismissal 12pm
  • Friday, 06/15: Last Day of School - 10am Dismissal
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 19:17

7th World History

2nd Trimester History Final Exam (will count as 10% of their major grade) - Tuesday, March 6th


*Final Project Due: Friday, February 16th


 *Test on Friday, February 23rd





Tuesday, 26 September 2017 19:10


Journey Through Lent (Challenges) Essay - Friday, February 16th
Lent & Holy Week Packet and Test -  Monday, March 26th

Almsgiving - Raising money to donate to Heifer International


8th Grade Religion

The Bible: The Gospel of Matthew

Learning Outcomes:

1. In Matthew's Gospel, Jesus is the Messiah who springs from within God's people (the ancestor's of Christ) yet is destined to be the Savior of the whole world (symbolized by the Magi).

2. Jesus' teaching is opposed by the Jewish leaders.

3. Jesus is shown to be both human and divine, as witnessed by his Transfiguration and his miracles.

4. Jesus declares that Peter is the foundation of the Church, and sends us, his Church, into the world with a message of love and salvation.

Key Scripture Passages:

  • Matthew 1:117, 2:1-12
  • Matthew 12:15-21, 13:53-58, 15:1-9
  • Matthew 14:22-32, 17:1-9
  • Matthew 16:13-19, 28:16-20

Key Words:

  • Pharisees
  • scribes
  • Transfiguration
  • evangelize
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 18:53

8th American History

Click on the above "8th American History" to access the African American Biography Project Information and Rubric. Then scroll down the page and click on the document to download.

African-American Notes 2 - Tuesday, February 13th

2nd Trimester History Final Exam - Tuesday, March 6th

 TEST #3 - Monday, February 12th

1. Three Branches of Government

-What are their jobs?

-Qualifications for the job?

2. Bill of Rights

-Be able to give examples or explain for each one


Next Topics

-History of Slavery in America

-War of 1812

-Mexican American War

-Manifest Destiny

-Civil War

Upcoming Individual Projects (done at home): 

African-American Biography - March 1st  (please download the information and rubric for other due dates)
*Your report will also be a major grade for your English class

Final Big Project will be the Civil War Board Game due Monday, May 21st
-This is a huge project that will be a significant part of the student's 3rd Trimester Social Studies grade
-They should be working on this project weekly, once the third trimester starts
-This is not your average board game project...a lot of thought and hard work will need to be put forth into this project
-This project will have specific due dates along the way






Friday, 22 September 2017 11:32

6th Ancient History

Click on "6th Ancient History" (^^^)  to download Mesopotamia Preview Information

 Mesopotamia Test - Friday, February 16th

2nd Trimester History Final Exam - Monday, March 5th:



8th Grade – United States History and Geography: Growth and Conflict

Course Description: The eighth grade course of study begins with an intensive review of the major ideas, issues, and events that shaped the founding of the nation. In their study of this era, students will view American history through the lens of a people who were trying—and are still trying—to fulfill the promise of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Throughout their eighth grade United States history and geography course, students will confront the themes of freedom, equality, and liberty and their changing definitions over time. This course will also explore the geography of place, movement, and region, starting with the Atlantic Seaboard and then exploring American westward expansion and economic development, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and finally, industrialization.  Covering parts of three centuries, the historical content outlined in this chapter is both substantial and substantive, which poses a significant challenge for teachers, with limited time for in-depth study. In order to address this challenge, this chapter is organized into five large sections that incorporate relevant questions that can help students understand how individual events and people comprise a larger narrative explanation of our past.

 Essential Questions: (Five Themes)

  • What did freedom mean to the nation’s founders and how did it change over time?
  • How and why did the United States expand?
  • Who is considered an American?
  • 1. The Development of American Constitutional Democracy

    • Why was there an American Revolution?
    • How did the American Revolution develop the concept of natural rights?
    • What were the legacies of the American Revolution?
  • 2. Envisioning a New America

    • How much power should the federal government have and what should it do?
    • What was life like in the Early Republic?
    • Was the Louisiana Purchase Constitutional?
    • How did the government change during the Early Republic?
  • 3. The Divergent Paths of the American People: 1800–1850

    • How did individual regions of the United States become both more similar and more different?
    • What was family life like in each region?
    • How did work change between 1800 and 1850?
    • What was the impact of slavery on American politics, regional economies, family life, and culture? What did the frontier mean to the nation in the first half of the nineteenth century?
  • 4. The Causes, Course of, and Consequences of the Civil War

    • Why was there a Civil War?
    • How did the United States transform during the Civil War?
    • How was the Civil War conducted militarily, politically, economically, and culturally?
    • How was slavery abolished through the Civil War?
  • 5. The Rise of Industrial America: 1877–1914

    • How did America’s economy, industries, and population grow after the Civil War?
    • How did the federal government affect the country’s growth in the years following the Civil War?
    • Who came to the United States at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century? Why did they come? What was their experience like when they arrived?


7th Grade - World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times

Course Description: The medieval and early modern periods provide students with opportunities to study the rise and fall of empires, the diffusion of religions and languages, and significant movements of people, ideas, and products. Over this period, the regions of the world became more and more interconnected. Although societies were quite distinct from each other, there were more exchanges of people, products, and ideas in every century. For this reason, world history in this period can be a bewildering catalog of names, places, and events that impacted individual societies, while the larger patterns that affected the world are lost. To avoid this, the focus must be on questions that get at the larger world geographical, historical, economic, and civic patterns. 

Grading Policy:
MAJOR (i.e. Tests, Quizzes, Projects) = 50%

MINOR (i.e. Class Work, Homework) = 35%

PARTICIPATION (i.e. Class & Group Discussions, Staying on Task, Prepared for Class) = 15%

Homework Policy: Homework will be assigned at the teacher’s discretion.
  • Students will write down assignments in planner.
  • Assignments must be completed.
  • Long-term assignments will have specific due dates.
  • Parents will be notified via Discipline Form of any missing homework assignments.
  • Disciple Form must be signed and returned to teacher the next day. 
  • Missing homework should be made up immediately. (You might be able to receive some credit for it.)
  • Absences do not excuse missing assignments.  It is up to the student to find out what has been missed, so they may make up assignment.
  • Students are not to copy classmate’s homework.   Yes, this would be considered cheating!

Make-Up Work:

Upon returning to school after an absence, a student has the responsibility within the number of days equal to the length of the absence to meet with the teacher to develop a plan for making up missed work, quizzes, and examinations. 

Student Expectations:
1. Be RESPONSIBLE for your own learning.
              a. Be prepared. Have all materials with you when you come to class.
               b. Be a positive, active participant in class.
               c. Complete homework, including reading assignments within required time frames.
               d. Study regularly in small amounts rather than just the night before tests or quizzes.
               e. Ask for help.
               f. Do your own work. Cheating will result in a zero. 
2. Be RESPECTFUL of others and their things.
               a. Listen while someone else is talking.
               b. No put downs – We are a team!
               c. Treat others as you would like to be treated.
               d. Clean up after youself before you leave class.
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 07:17


This week will be mostly review lessons. God bless you all. 

Thursday, 06 April 2017 22:11


Good evening everyone! 7th grade has a math handout due tomorrow.

8th grade is expected to be ready for a religion quiz tomorrow. Thank you and God bless. 

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 20:02


Good evening everyone!

The stations of the cross are coming along well.

7th grade has a moth worksheet due tomorrow and their science quiz was pushed back until tomorrow.

8th grade should be prepared for a religion quiz on chapter 22 this Friday.

Thank you and God bless.  

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