Eighth Grade

Rhonda Ackley

Welcome to 8th Grade!

In our final year at St. Gregory’s, we will focus on being good role models and leaders.  This will be a year of transition, as we prepare to become high schoolers next year! We will excel in academics as well as in school, church, and community service.

In our classroom, we will study Language Arts which will include reading, writing, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary. We plan to read a variety of genres, including a mystery, a biography of our own choice, an historical fiction, a realistic fiction, a science fiction, an adventure book, and some short stories.  A couple of the novels we will read are Across Five Aprils and A Christmas Carol. We will also be reading a variety of our own outside reading books throughout the year and keep a reading log.  In Math, we will continue in the Saxon Math series with Algebra I and will explore the TI-84 Plus calculators. We will also continue our study of Religion, our faith, and how God is the center of our lives.

In addition to our academic goals, we will strive to be leaders of good character. We will serve as Falcon Faith Family ambassadors and assistants, continue to be good role models, read and work with our little reading buddies, help serve meals at the Community Center, prepare and present an 8th grade play, and be involved with many other school, church, and community activities.

We believe in Faith, Family, and Friends! This will be an exciting year!



Why can you never trust atoms?….They make up everything!

5th grade scientists will learn about health and nutrition, as learn about all the systems in the human body.

6th grade scientists will spend their year learning about physical science (force, motion, electricity, simple machines, different types of waves and chemistry). Some of their favorite activities are, making their own musical instrument, making homemade ice cream and performing any of Steve Spangler’s science experiments.

7th grade scientists keep very busy throughout the year learning about living things. They will learn about cells, genetics, plants, bacteria, taxonomy and animals. Designing their own cell model, learning to use a microscope, and dissection are the highlights of 7th grade science.

8th grade science transforms the students into geologists, meteorologists and astronomers. 8th grade scientists will design jewelry from various minerals, go live on location to report on famous volcanic eruptions as well as identify various rocks and minerals.

These are just a few of the hands-on learning activities the St. Gregory scientists are experimenting with.



Classroom News

Congratulations 8th Grade

Congratulations 8th graders and thank you for making my first year at St. Gregory’s an exciting and memorable one.  I truly enjoyed every moment. As I look back, I remember how we set new records with our food drive, celebrated and honored our Veterans, rang bells for the Salvation Army, became Broadway actors, and carried…

8th Grade December Post

Merry Christmas and many blessings.  As our first semester comes to an end, the students continue to strive for academic excellence.  Most recently, they completed an essay on Jim Crow laws. In doing so, the students learned how to format a thesis paper in Turabian.  This is a style they will need to know in…

Happy Thanksgiving!

The kids have been busy:  Fall festivities, Veteran’s Day Program, classwork, and basketball.  At the same time, they have been preparing for the upcoming Christmas program.  As we look ahead, the students will continue to practice their thesis and writing skills,  participate in daily devotions, and begin reading Tuck Everlasting. Once again, I want to…