We are continuing our Ecological Issue Unit. We are reading about Rachel Carson and her book Silent Spring. We had a lab about an Oil Spill and its effect on oysters on the Georgia coast. We will have a webquest this week and an open notebook quiz on Friday.
We are continuing our States of Matter Unit. Test Friday in Ms. Roth’s class. This week we are reading science articles about matter, having two labs, and a thorough review for the test.
In my 6th period class, we continue to work with states of matter. Our test will be after fall break. Don’t worry! We will review after we get back!
The Eighth grade students will take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. This is a corrected date from our first communication.
The PSAT 8/9 is an assessment given to eighth and ninth graders that is closely aligned to the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10. It consists of questions in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and in Math. The benefit of the PSAT 8/9 is that this test establishes a baseline measurement of students’ college and career readiness which makes sense for our 8th grade students. As they prepare to enter high school, this assessment will give them a better understanding of their academic strengths and areas for growth prior to taking a formal SAT or other standardized assessment. The PSAT 8/9 also gives students a chance to preview the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 format and connect to AP courses. Students who take the test in a nonstandard administration using testing accommodations, the PSAT 8/9 cannot be used as a predictive score for how well that student will do on the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT or AP courses. If you have any questions regarding general testing administration, please contact Sandra Alford, Assistant Principal. Any questions regarding a nonstandard administration, please contact Terri Toomer, Special Students Services Administrator.