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8th Grade

Teacher: Mary Beth Horner



Teacher: Mrs. Mary Beth Horner
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Friday: Early dismissal tomorrow; Donut Day 7:15-8am

2nd payment for New York Trip of $130 is due Jan 30,2015 Please make checks payable  to St. Basil the Great School

Family Bingo Night Tonight! to celebrate Catholic Schools' Week! Doors open at 6pm games begin at 6:30!!!!


Homework for: Thursday Jan.29, 2015           

Honors math: cumulative review due Monday

Math: worksheet

Social Studies: History Fair/ read and worksheet

Science: Five review questions on flashcards

English/grammar:  adjective/adverb clause test next week


Literature:  Songlist for CD project for "The Outsiders" due Friday.  Friday Jan. 30 is your last day to work on project in school.  Final project due Wednesday Feb. 4

Writing:  Good copy of family essay 



7th Grade Language Arts: Continue reading Red Kayak

Dates for most tests are posted one week in advance. *Quizzes and spelling/Vocabulary tests are posted 2-3 days in advance. Tests and quizzes are sent home regularly for your review. Please sign and have your child return them within two days using their test folder.  *There may be an occasional un-announced pop quiz in some subjects.

Extra Credit  100 points are available in Language Arts using the 100 point Extra Credit reading  assigment

Upcoming Events


Catholic Schools Week Mass:  Sunday Jan. 25; 11:00 mass; please wear uniforms and students should sit with their class.

Mixed Up Monday Dress Down Day: Monday Jan.26 ( don't forget sneakers for gym)

Donut Day Tuesday Jan. 27 7:30-8am in cafeteria (moved to Friday Jan. 30 due to snow on Tues.)

Silly Sock and Slipper day Tuesday Jan. 27

Stop Drop and Read Tuesday Jan. 27 ( students should have a book to read)

Movie Day at Colonial Theater Wednesday Jan. 28:  leaving school at 9:15 returning for lunch, wear gym uniforms!

Wacky Hat Wednesday: Jan. 28 ( students will leave hats at school when we go to the movies)

Theatrical Thursday Jan. 29:  students may dress as their favorite book or movie character and write a short description to share with class.  Those students who choose not to dress-up must wear their uniform!

Family Bingo: Thursday Jan 29; 6-8:30pm in the cafeteria

Noon Dismissal: Friday Jan. 30

2nd payment for New York Trip of $130 is due Jan. 30,2015

Presidents' Day Monday Feb. 16; no school

History Day projects are due Feb. 19, 2015

History Day at St. Basil's is Feb. 19, 2015

Home and School mtg. Thursday Feb. 26, 7pm in gym

2nd Trimester ends; Friday March 6

Report Cards; Monday March 16

3rd and final New York payment of $130 ; Friday March 20 

Graduation/Spring pictures: 8th grade boys wear shirt and tie, girls wear dresses or skirt and top as well as graduation gowns; Thursday March 26



My goal, as the 8th grade teacher, is to prepare your child for high school. To achieve this, I hold him/her responsible for him/herself - the successes and the failures. We all learn from our mistakes as well as from things we do well; however, I want students to accept any consequences of their mistakes without placing blame on someone else.