8th Grade Newsletter - April 13, 2015

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8th Grade News
For the Week of April 13th 2015

Welcome to the 8th Grade Newsletter 


High School Registration

High school registration dates are quickly approaching.  Students will receive a flyer with registration information for all high schools Monday during Advisory.  Please let the 8th grade team know if you have any questions and we will do our best to either answer them or put you in touch with someone who can.



English Language Arts (ELA)

MCA Reading Test
Tuesday-Thursday during ELA this week!  Get a good night's sleep and eat breakfast each day to support doing your best on the test !

Test Preparation Suggestions for Parents and Teachers 

from the MN Dept. of Education: Click HERE.
Check Mr. Sundlin's webpage for questions and answers regarding the MCA Test.

Due to the overwhelming number of students requesting to see 
To Kill a Mockingbird, we will be watching the film in class next week as we wrap-up our novel and begin our final writing assignment.  

Mr. Sundlin's webpage is located here

Monday: MCA Prep
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday:  MCA Reading Test
Friday:  TKAM Final Writing Assignment

Remember to turn in your Final TKAM quiz and 
March Independent Reading  collage this week if you haven't already!
Mr. Sundlin

Intermediate Algebra

Monday: Solving Inequalities

Tuesday: Inequalities Test

Wednesday-Friday: Stats Unit


Mr. Iverson will cover home/class work in class!

Have a great week!
Mr. Iverson
Global Studies  
  Students have a quiz coming up Tuesday next week.  The quiz will cover material from both this week and last week (physical geography and the Cold War).

Monday: Cold War term review

Tuesday: Cold War terms share out and the Beginning of the Cold War

Wednesday: Economies Simulation (Reflection Assignment due Friday)

Thursday: Soviet Control of the Eastern Bloc

Friday: Fall of the Soviet Union

*Quiz next week Tuesday

Reader's Workshop

Dates to Remember
Dates to Remember 
  • 4/14-4/17 - MCA READING Test
  • 4/127-Plant Orders Due today!
Valley Fair Requirements

In order to attend the Valleyfair trip at the end of the school year 8th graders must not have any failing semester grades for their core classes (LA, Science, Math, and Social Studies).  However, the 8th grade team has been emphasizing showing improvement and second chances all school year, so if students can show evidence of their effort and improvement during the semester they may appeal a failing grade and still have the opportunity to go on the trip.  The 8th grade team feels this is the best way to continue to help motivate and prepare our students to make the transition to high school and celebrate the achievements of all students.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions.



In This Issue
Contact Info:

Language Arts 
Michael Sundlin


Social Studies

8th Grade AVID

Additional Advisory teachers:

Ola Lloyd

Bev Halvorson


School Social Worker:
Chris Yohe


Anna Sonmore-Costello

Reading Specialist:

Bev Halvorson



Math Specialist:

Seth Leavitt





Site Council Representatives for 8th grade:
Deirdre McMahon
Eric Muschler



Main Office (and Attendance):


Traci Lynstad

About the Site Council:

Site Council meetings are the 1st Wednesday of the month from 4:00 - 5:30 and are open to anyone wishing to attend.  If you have a topic to discuss you must be on the agenda prior to the meeting.  Please contact the 8th grade representative to be added to the agenda.

School Counselor News, 
from Chris Yohe:

8th grade students should plan on attending the high school registration night for the school they are placed in. 
Washburn's registration night is April 29 from 5-8. This is the time students will request their classes and get information about their high school.


Advisory teacher's will send High School Transition flyers for all Minneapolis high schools home with students today!

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