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

EIGHTH GRADE 2012-2013

Welcome to eighth grade!  This year is packed with learning and activities. I am looking forward to getting started. Algebra will be a big challenge and the Civil War will get the ball rolling in social studies and reading.  Service projects and a variety of activities will keep us busy.   We will hit the ground running and plans…

S.O.S. Crew Grows!

Wow! We have 45 people (lots of students and a handful of parents) signed up for this year’s Summer Of Service S.O.S. Crew! We have already been busy at work at the food pantry and picking up trash around the school grounds.  Don’t miss out on the chance to be a part of our summer…

Eighth Grade

We had a great May to end a great year!!  There was a lot packed into ten days.  We finished a unit on the Cold War in social studies and studied the Civil Rights movement.  We did some diagramming in English to review parts of speech and completed a project to conclude our last novel. …