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ELA Grade 8: To prepare for bigger challenges in high school, eighth grade students must grapple with major works of fiction and nonfiction that extend across cultures and centuries. They must be able to cite the evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what is explicitly stated and/or implied from a book, article, poem, or play. Eighth grade students must be able to report findings from their own research and analysis of resources in a clear manner.


Social Studies Grade 8:In 8th grade, we continue our exploration of American History. We begin right after the Civil War and delve all the way into modern times. We will activate prior knowledge to compare and contrast the different aspects of American History that seem to repeat itself. We will see that most wars have root in religion or land.


The 8th grade curriculum focuses on writing and critical thinking that will help us to analyze the cause and effect relationships that America continues to have with other nations. In doing so we will use Document Based Questions (DBQ’s) and Political Cartoons to enhance our knowledge and prepare us to work with and understand the history that surrounds our amazing country.





Please share the following information with your parents:
On Wednesday, September 30th at 6PM we will hold a brief but detailed meeting for 8th Grade parents regarding information for high schools. We ask that only one parent per household attend and students remain at home. Masks must be worn. The meeting will be held on the patio outside the main office near the 4th floor gym.

Daily Screening Links: Please ensure your form is submitted before 7:45 AM daily to avoid students being excluded from class.

Monday, September 28, 2020 Google Form Link

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Google Form Link

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Google Form Link

Thursday, October 1, 2020 Google Form Link

Friday, October 2, 2020 Google Form Link

Today is your last day to make a pledge on Tomorrow is our Dance Fit, so all students should dress down or wear gym uniforms. You must wear sneakers. No slides, slippers, flip flops, or Uggs. Thanks for your support!

Daily Screening Links: (Please ensure your form is submitted before 7:45 AM daily) 

Monday, September 21, 2020 Google Form Link
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Google Form Link
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Google Form Link
Thursday, September 24, 2020 Google Form Link
Friday, September 25, 2020 Google Form Link


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