• Eighth Grade Secrets for Success

    Be Prepared
    Bring all assignments, books, notebooks, pens, Chromebook (fully charged) etc. to class.

    Be Polite
    Speak respectfully. Listen carefully. Recognize some viewpoints may be different from your own.

    Be Punctual
    Be on time both for school and for class.

    Be Aware

    Know where to find information( Google Classroom/ Genesis/ district or school website )

    Recognize that your actions have consequences

    Be Honest
    Take responsibility for your behavior. Think about who is impacted. Think about how you can make ammends.

    Be Compassionate
    Help others.
    Help yourself: ​ Advocate for what you need to succeed. Please let me  know if you need help.



    The following are extra credit possibilities. Remember extra credit is not an alternative to doing the assigned work. The best way to do well is to complete all assignments on time and to the best of your ability. Extra credit will not change your grade from a C to an A. It might, however, give you that extra point or two to go from a B to a B+ or an A- to an A. Points are averaged into the total they are NOT added to the final average. The maximum number of extra credit points you can accumulate in a marking period is 10. Each option is worth one point.

    All extra credit must be handed in before the end of the marking period.So, if you want to get a few extra points there are a number of possibilities:

    For English:

    Write/draw an extra piece in your writer's notebook.

    Write a book review on Destiny.

    Participate in Battle of the Books. 

    Give a quick book talk to the class about a book you loved.

    Bring in a review from a newspaper or magazine that your classmates might like to read. This can be for a book/movie/tv show /video game etc. as long as it is school appropriate.

    Find a unique vocabulary word being used in a piece of writing (newspaper, book, magazine etc.). Write out the sentence and underline the word.

    Find a literary device (simile, metaphor, personification etc.)being used in a piece of writing.Write out the sentence and underline the words that make up the literary device. Name the device.


    For Citizenship in Action :

    Test or quiz corrections: you will earn back up to 25% of the points lost.

    Find a vocabulary word being used in a piece of writing (newspaper, book, magazine etc.). Write out the sentence and underline the word.

    Present a current events to the class. This must be school appropriate.

    Find a newspaper article related to a topic we are studying

    Bring in an artifact, book, etc. related to a social studies topic

    Create an iMovie/Trailer on a topic we are studying​ (points depend on the iMovie, up to 5)

    Read a book on a topic related to what we are studying. Share the book with the class.