Eighth Grade/Social Studies

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To contact the 8th Grade Homeroom/Religion Teacher, and Middle School Social Studies Teacher, please email gkeenan@stpatrickca.org

  • When your child is absent, they must bring in an absent note on the day they return to school.
  • GIRLS GRADES 5-8              Blackwatch uniform skirt ( knee length) | White uniform cotton blouse or white uniform golf shirt with school insignia | Navy v-neck uniform sweater, fleece or vest      with school insignia (optional) | Navy blue uniform knee socks or tights | Totally black sneakers. No colored stripes or soles. Or black rubber-soled shoes | Navy uniform slacks (optional) – December to March only
  • BOYS: PreK –8      Navy blue uniform slacks |White uniform golf shirt with school insignia- long or short sleeve | Navy v-neck sweater, fleece or vest with school insignia (optional) | Navy socks | Totally black sneakers. No colored stripes or soles. Or black rubber-soled   shoes 



6th Grade:  McGraw Hill-Discovering Our Past-A History of the World

7th & 8th Grades:  McGraw Hill-Discovering Our Past-A History of the United States

  • vocabulary activities, lesson review, guided questions
  • visual skills, reading skills, writing skills, critical thinking skills, tech. skills
  • McGraw Hill Connect – assessing background knowledge, engaging/teaching/assessing with differentiated instruction, reflection/review
  • Literacy & Social Studies – nonfiction, primary sources, reading comprehension
  • “Do Now” – A History Fact a Day for Editing (6th) / American History Class Openers (7th, 8th)
  • Challenge Read
  • DBQ’s – Document Based Questions
  • PBL’s – Project Based Learning / Hands-On Chapter Project
  • Smart Songs / Field Trip Zoom
  • handwriting, current events, map skills, speech/oratorical, debate, research

Students are expected to follow guidelines in reference to lunch/recess, uniforms, and other school policies.  Please visit this website regularly for information about school policies, events, and student activities. 

Attendance and assessment scores/grades will be updated weekly on Option C.  The school-wide grading system is as follows: tests/quizzes 55%, classwork 25%, homework 10%, projects 10%.

Optimal learning occurs when your child is in school and on time.  If a student is absent or not present for class, it is expected that he/she will complete any missed classwork and/or homework.  Homework and classwork will be updated weekly on this website.

Students should make sure to restock their school supplies when necessary.  The Social Studies textbook should be covered with a stretchable book cover.  A three-subject notebook is needed.

8th – Please check the green correspondence folders regularly. 


8th – Sadlier – We Live Our Faith as Disciples of Jesus

  • Sadlier Connect – interactive lessons – word search, multiple choice, etc.
  • weekly class masses & first Friday school liturgies
  • PBL’s – Project Based Learning – What Every Catholic Should Know / Dream Books
  • novels – The Shack, The Invisible Thread, Angels on Earth, etc.

Religion workbooks should be covered in contact paper. 



Mother’s Day Plant Sale: Friday May 10th

Posted on May 2, 2019

Shopping Schedule as follows:

8:30 – Nursery and Grades 6 and 7

9:05 -Pre-K and Grade 4

9:40- Grades 1 and 8

10:15- Kindergarten and Grade 5

10:50 – Grades 2 and 3

Please note: The 7th Grade will be having a Bake Sale during the Plant Sale. 

Parents are welcome to come and help children shop!

Thank you!

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