8TH GRADE INFORMATION NIGHT - Tuesday, September 9th; ballroom; 7pm - 8pm
On Tuesday, September 9th, at 7pm, we will be having an "8th Grade Information Meeting". If you recall, we had a similar meeting in May in which we broadly looked at the 8th grade year that was coming up. Well, 8th grade is formally here, so the meeting on Tuesday, September 9th will be where we go over more specific details about the high school preparation process, the timeline and share more about our England Trip planning, fundraising and logistics. Your hosts will be me, (David Marais), Stephanie Bender, Middle School Counselor, Mike Wasylenky, Social Studies teacher, and Angela Bruno, 8th Grade parent coordinator. The meeting will take place in the Ballroom, Commons Building and will begin at 7pm and should be over by 8pm. STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!
ENGLAND TRIP 2015: 8TH GRADE PASSPORT PHOTOCOPIES DUE to DAVID BY FRI. DEC. 5TH!
It is essential that we have a photocopy of your child's "picture and details" page of their current passport by Friday, December 5th, 2014. Please make sure the passport is valid through at least December 2015, (6 months beyond our return date). This is a requirement of the airline, so if you have not yet organized or renewed your child's passport, please get this taken care of as soon as possible. Currently, it takes about 4 - 6 weeks to process a passport.
Turn your passport photocopy into David Marais by December 5th. If it's more convenient, you can also email David a CLEAR, HIGH RESOLUTION scanned copy of the passport "picture and details" page. David's email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
ENGLAND TRIP FORMS AND ITINERARIES ALSO AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD HERE: in the class files part of this page.
8TH GRADE 2015 CABARET SHOW! - THURSDAY, MAY 7TH; 6PM; BALLROOM
SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR FINAL FUN FUNDRAISER - CABARET 2015:
The final 8th grade fundraiser for the England trip hits the Stanley stage on the evening of Thursday, May 7th, at 6pm, in the ballroom. In addition to an array of delectable desserts and treats, including coffee and tea, students will be putting on a variety show that will showcase their various talents. Expect to see a host of skits, music performances, dance performances and songs. It's a vibrant, zesty night of celebration, so please support us. Tickets will be sold online (details about how to do this will be posted soon!) and at the door that evening for $20.00 per person, (payment in checks made out to SBPS or cash). All proceeds go directly to supporting our expenses on the England trip.
ENGLAND TRIP 2015 DOCUMENTS, DRAFT ITINERARIES, PACKING LIST AND OTHER INFORMATION NOW AVAILABLE IN THE FOLDER BELOW! - SCROLL DOWN
In the "CLASS FILES" part of this page, (scroll down), you will find a folder containing PDF copies of the England Trip 2015 draft itineraries; safety forms; health forms; legal wavers; and a basic packing list.
Please calendar our PRE-TRIP MEETING on Wednesday, April 8th, at 7pm, in the Ballroom.
ENGLAND TRIP 2015 DATES: DEPART FRI. MAY 15TH; RETURN: FRI. MAY 22ND 2015
ISEE TEST DATES/LOCATIONS: (If applying to Kent, Colorado Academy or Fountain Valley)
Please go to the ISEE TEST LINKS section of this page, (first click on the "HIGH SCHOOL TEST INFORMATION" link), on the right, for ISEE testing registration and dates.
MIDDLE SCHOOL INDEPENDENT READING LIST AVAILABLE!
In the class files section of this page, there is a PDF document that contains a great list of books for independent reading and, importantly, reading for fun. They cover all genres and interests, so challenge yourself to read at least five of these over the course of the year, (beyond what we read in class). Enjoy!
This folder contains the 2015 trip itineraries, basic packing list, safety forms, wavers, and all sorts of useful information about the 8th Grade 2015 trip to England.
Homework, In-Class Handouts, Vocabulary List
A SELECTION OF HOLOCAUST RELATED BOOKS FOR 8TH GRADE LANGUAGE ARTS INDEPENDENT READING. PLEASE HAVE A COPY OF ONE OF THESE BOOKS IN CLASS BY MONDAY, OCTOBER 21st
ADMISSIONS LIAISON APPLICATION - DUE: 9/3
LANG. ARTS HOLOCAUST MONUMENT PROJECT ASSIGNMENT SHEET - CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
Climate Change Final Project Rubric
IN-CLASS QUIET READING CHART
Audio file for mindfulness class.
Here is a great list of books for independent reading. They cover all genres and interests, so challenge yourself to read at least five of these over the course of the year, (beyond what we read in class). Enjoy!
Middle School Staff Contacts
SBPS mobile computing and digital communication guidelines outline student, teacher and family expectations for "digital" activities.
Look for the instructions on pg. 11. There is more information on different wedges from pages 4-8.