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

A Little Elbow Grease and a Whole Lot of Love!

As part of our celebration for Catholic Schools Week, the 8th graders volunteered at the Children and Family Center of NW Missouri. We tackled a deep cleaning of the above garage apartment to get ready for another client or family who needs a place to stay. The center provides temporary shelter for victims of domestic…

Senior Center Volunteers

The 8th graders jumped right into the new year by volunteering to serve lunch at the Senior Center. The 7th and 8th graders trade off each week to send volunteers to help out. Last week’s volunteers were Kirsten, Jacob, James and Maggie.

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…