St. Joseph the Protector School

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8th Grade at StJP

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Welcome to 8th grade!

8th grade students that would like letters of recommendation from two of our former teachers, Ms. Pio or Mrs. McGeer can contact them at the old school email addresses. DMcGeer@stjpschool.org and DPio@stjpschool.org. They have graciously agreed to provide you with this option. These email addresses will be available through the end of November.




More Information

Homework for week of:


Autumn's MajestyBy Patricia L. Cisco

Sun with his artistic touch,

streaks skies of blue with rosy blush,

trimming Oak and Maple too,

crimson reds with yellow hue



RELIGION - Make sure you have answered 5 Q of the Week, Advent Calendar
HONORS MATH - worksheet
SCIENCE - Complete SDR up to p. 43
SOCIAL STUDIES - Look over Notes


RELIGION - Advent Calendar Project
ELA -Verbals Test next Wednesday, 11/29
MATH - 2.3 - 2.4 Quiz Tomorrow Chapter 2 Test Monday 11/20
SCIENCE - Reread Inv. 3 in SDR
SOCIAL STUDIES - Look over Notes!!!!


RELIGION - Work on Advent Calendar Project & Q of the Week, text p.68 Open book Quiz Friday, Test in Tuesday Chap. 6,7,22
HONORS MATH - worksheets
MATH - Chapter 2 Test Monday 11/20
SOCIAL STUDIES - WKBK p.176 - 177 Quiz on Section 3 & 4 on Tuesday 11/21

RELIGION - Open book quiz tomorrow, Work on Project
ELA - Vocab Unit 3 quiz tomorrow
MATH - wkbk. p. 135 EVENS ONLY Chapter 2 Test Monday 11/20
SCIENCE - Complete Inv. 3


RELIGION - Complete Question of the Week
ELA - Revised essay due Tuesday
MATH - STUDY STUDY STUDY Chapter 2 Test Monday 11/20
SCIENCE -Test Tuesday 10/17 STUDY
SOCIAL STUDIES - Quiz on Section 3 & 4 on Tuesday 11/21

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High School Dates and Testing Information


Important 8th Grade Dates


8th Gr. Parent Meeting Information-Agenda




8th Grade Curriculum Notes

Click on this link to view our Policy & Procedures

Social Studies
Text: The American NationClick on this link to use study guides and other resources
  • Slavery Divides the Nation
  • The Civil War
  • Reconstruction and the Changing South
  • The Progressive Era
  • Becoming a World Power
  • World War I
  • The Roaring Twenties
  • The Great Depression
  • The World War II Era

Honors Math
Text: Algebra 1 Common Core Pearson
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Algebra 1 Curriculum Guidelines will be followed.

Seeing Structure in Expressions

o Interpret the structure of expressions
o Write expressions in equivalent forms to solve problems
Arithmetic with Polynomials and Rational Functions
o Perform arithmetic operations on polynomials
o Understand the relationship between zeros and factors of polynomials
o Use polynomial identities to solve problems
o Rewrite rational functions

Creating Equations
o Create equations that describe numbers or relationships
Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities
o Understand solving equations as a process of reasoning and explain the reasoning
o Solve equations and inequalities in one variable
o Solve systems of equations
o Represent and solve equations and inequalities graphically



The Religion Guidelines of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for Eighth Grade will be followed this year.

Text: Christ our Life - Loyola Press
Website: www.Christourlife.com

Focus: The 8th grade program is devoted to God’s faithful love as it is revealed in the Church founded by Jesus Christ. Students will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Church as they trace its roots beginning with the Chosen people of God. Reflection on the biblical images of the Church and the spiritual truths they represent will allow students to contemplate their own relationship with God and the Church. Emphasis on the four marks of the Church - one, holy, catholic, and apostolic - will also be a focal point of our studies.

In addition to an in-depth study of the Church as a community of Disciples, students will review the liturgical year including the Advent season. Holy Days, days in honor of Mary, and feast days of the saints will also be incorporated into class. Prayer and reflection are an active and ever present part of our school day. Participation in school liturgies will help students grow in their Catholic identity and in their spiritual lives. Students will further recognize their opportunities to contribute to the global community through their personal service projects and our school service projects.

Discussions and reflections throughout the year will provide students the opportunity to self-discover how they live their faith now and how they will live their faith in the future.



MLA Format Guide:https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
}Ideas- “What is my main idea?”
}Organization- “What is the best way to organize this?”
}Voice- “What attitude or tone should I use to express how I feel about this subject?”
}Word Choice- “Do my words share my ideas in a clear, thoughtful, and expressive way? Are there better options?”
}Sentence Fluency- “Do my sentences work together or flow effectively?”
}Conventions- “Do I use correct grammar, etc.”
}Presentation- “How can I make this writing look interesting and clear to the audience?”


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