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The 8th grade Advanced Math class will attempt to develop the knowledge, attitude and skills, essential for success in High School. I plan to weave the 8th grade Math curriculum together with the Algebra I High School curriculum. It is my hope that the majority of the students will be prepared to take the Algebra Regents in June.


This year we will be working on polynomials, functions, linear and quadratic equations, as well as some trigonometry, geometry, radicals, probability and statistics. Each student will learn how to work with the graphing calculator. It is my goal for the students to reason abstractly as well as quantitatively.


The 7th grade Math class will be focusing on 5 critical areas this year. We will be exploring operations with rational numbers; working with expressions and equations; developing proportional relationships; working with 3 dimensional shapes and scale drawings; as well as Probability and Statistics.


My goal this year is to have the students achieve fluency in all math skills. The students will learn to reason through multi-step real life problems and persevere in solving them.


I hope to provide our students with the foundation in mathematics, necessary for them to reach their potential.





We are having a great time with this year's Boosterthon program. Be sure to ask your student about their character lesson of the day!  

Just a reminder of our school’s progress toward our goal. Our goal is to raise $10,000  for engaging student experiences, 60% of the way there right now! You can support our important fundraising in just 3 steps.

  • REGISTER your student on FUNRUN.COM TODAY.

  • SHARE with friends and family using the SHARE BUTTON.

  • GIVE if you are able to.

Tonight we have a fun challenge! Any student who earns a pledge tonight 9/17/2020 will earn a Dress Down day on Monday!

Mr. Lawrence Hansen
St. Joseph Hill Academy Elementary School
Staten Island, New York


Just a quick clarification regarding yesterday's email about our working plans for students.

K to 4
For students in grades K to 4, the 9:00 to 2:00 time frame is a suggestion of the amount of time they may spend on school work. As they may need a little more guidance, their work does not need to be submitted by 2:00, rather it can be submitted daily by the end of the day when parents have had time to check it and help them submit. Please just check for assignments at 9:00, as some work can be done independently.

5 to 8
For students in grades 5 to 8, the 9:00 to 2:00 time frame should be more closely adhered to, as they can work independently. Assignment should be submitted at the specified times set by teachers. Many of these assignments will be graded.

If you are in need of books, I will be in my office Monday at 9:30 and available until 10:00. You can come directly to the entrance by the main office on the 4th floor. If that time is not convenient, I am more than happy to schedule a time to meet later in the day. Please just let me know. I will make any accommodations that you need.

The building is undergoing a full and complete sanitizing from a cleaning company today.

Have a safe and healthy weekend. You are in my prayers.

Mr. Hansen