8th Grade Weekly Note

Dear Eighth Grade Parents,

Although many of us are still basking in the glow of the Shakespeare Festival, getting back to a more normal school routine has been both difficult and reassuring for our young scholars. Next week’s schedule includes a test in Latin, research report presentations in cultural studies, memoir reading and writing in language arts, and mini reports in science. The research paper and completed project binder are due Friday, March 11.

Thank you to all who took the time to respond to SSR journals during the month of February. It is wonderful to see the wide range of books that the adults in our community are enjoying; it makes a difference to students (whether they choose to acknowledge it or not) that reading for pleasure is an activity that transcends the walls of school.

As part of preparations for Puerto Rico, we look forward to a visit from Liza Rodriguez, Ph.D., TPS parent and founder of a firm focused on enabling organizations to become agents of social and economic innovation, as our Monthly Constitutional speaker Tuesday, March 8, to engage our students in conversation about the political situation in Puerto Rico.

For those of you who have not signed up for the April student-led conferences, here are the links that allow you to do so (please remember that you child must attend as well).

Students will receive their mini course schedules for the week of March 14 on Friday, March 11. Thank you for working with your child on making these difficult choices!

You should have received an email from the class with details about advertisements for the yearbook. These are messages from family and friends, congratulating the soon-to-be graduates. Please note that the deadline for these ads is March 15.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Emily, Ashley, Ethan, and Wendy