Eighth Grade

Jenni Halley

Welcome to 8th grade!


If you stop in my classroom, you are welcome to pull up a barstool, sit down on the rug or stand at my counter, which is part of my newly implemented flexible seating arrangement. You might see 5th or 6th grade math students studying factors or how to find area, or any number of math topics. Math students also practice facts and study on Khan Academy while using their Chromebooks. 7th and 8th grade social studies students can be found researching various history topics and learning about American History from the 1400’s through present day, or might be practicing geography skills on their Chromebooks.


Our 8th grade homeroom time is spent reading novels and studying various literature pieces. We are busy with all kinds of service projects, including working at the food pantry and serving lunch at the Senior Center. All year is spent preparing for our transition from middle school to high school, including academically, spiritually and socially. We will spend a few months this spring preparing for a class play, including acting, designing sets, and choosing costumes. This is always a fun and exciting way to end the year and bring their time together at St. Gregory’s to a close.


Classroom News

50/50 Raffle Update!

The 8th graders had a very successful last 50/50 raffle last night to benefit the Children and Family Center of NW Missouri. We collected a total of $150! We were short staffed with only Kirsten to sell tickets, so our St. Gregory’s family jumped in to help us out. Thanks to Reagan, Payton, Jayda and…

8th Grade 50/50 Fundraisers

The 8th graders decided to get creative with their fundraising efforts ahead of the Advent season. With so many great causes to support, it was difficult to narrow down their choices on who to help. They decided on a 50/50 raffle for each of the remaining 3 home basketball games. Here are the results so…

Senior Center Volunteers

Anna, Tye, Carson and Kirsten make up this week’s Senior Center crew. For many years, we have sent students each week to volunteer over the lunch hour. They keep busy preparing for the lunch line, serving lunch, doing dishes, and visiting with the patrons. This year we rotate between 7th and 8th graders.