Eighth Grade

Rhonda Ackley

Welcome to 8th Grade!

Step into the 8th grade classroom and you will discover excitement, energy, and a love for Christ.  Our 8th grade homeroom time is spent reading, staying apprised of current events, and discovering God in all aspects of life.  Together, we put our hands, heart, and feet to work through service projects such as working at the food pantry and serving lunch at the Senior Center. Also, all year is spent preparing for our transition from middle school to high school.  This includes the academic, spiritual, and social realms of life. Finally, we will spend a few months in the spring preparing for a class play, which will include acting, designing sets, and choosing costumes. This tradition is a fun and exciting way to end the year and bring their time together at St. Gregory’s to a close.

We use the Saxon Math series for all of our math classes here at St. Gregory’s.  In addition, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Math are all taught using the Flipped Classroom Model.  The students watch a video on each lesson at home to get a first glance at the content, and then they complete the lesson’s problem set in class.  We also spend some time exploring the Ti-83 plus calculator through various graphing activities. Most of the 8th graders complete Algebra I which prepares them for the Advanced Geometry class offered at Maryville High School.

To read more about the flipped classroom, click here:  Flipped Classroom Information



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…