Welcome to 8th Grade!


Mrs. Linda Reichlin

Teacher Wish List

  • Gently used novels at 8th grade or above reading level
  • CD Player
  • Gift card to Hobby Lobby for material for prayer cloths
  • DVDs:  Prince of Egypt, To Kill A Mockingbird, Ken Burns: The Civil War
  • Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Cards

2023-2024 Room Parent

Mrs. Courtney Janicki



Dear Parents,

It was good to get a full week of school completed.  Students are settled in and learning.

Events this week:

Tuesday 9/19 Soccer game

Thursday 9/21 Soccer game Orcas  (Students leave at 11:30)

Friday 9/22 Picture day-free dress

Picture Day is Right Around the Corner…

Students will be photographed by O’Connor Photography Studio for their school record on 9/22/2023.

If you would like to purchase your student’s portraits, click below to pre-order their portraits today!


You can also purchase by visiting our website at: www.oconnorphotographystudio.com

If you have any questions or need assistance please call 1-800-993-4929

Friday 9/22 8:50 “Learning in the Zone” recognition assembly at Saint Joe’s

Friday 9/22 9:30  Mass Student Council commissioning

Friday 9/22 3:15 middle school students volunteer to make forts for Family Fun Night

Friday 9/22  6:00  Family Laser Tag Fun Night

Next week MAP TESTING:  Monday – Reading      Tuesday – Math       Wednesday – ELA

If you would like to support the class with healthy, protein rich snacks, let me know.


LITERATURE:  Students are reading their classics and completing reading log #1.  Eighth graders are reading the second section of their classic.  They will complete the second reading log.  They will review characterization, one of the building blocks of fiction.  They will then apply ideas to the characters in the classic that they are reading.

SOCIAL STUDIES:  8th graders are using Junior Scholastic to learn annotation skills and about American independence from Great Britain.

RELIGION: Students are reviewing Catholic Social Teachings.  They will create a poster around one of the teachings.


Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.

Martin Luther King, Jr.


Mrs. Reichlin

8 Writing – This week we are continuing our Bob & Betty 5-paragraph essays. Paragraph 2 is due tomorrow. Paragraph 3 is due on Thursday.

Sarah Bluhm

This week in 8th science we are studying Mass and Matter.  We will be taking notes on Monday and Tuesday and doing lab work with density on Wednesday and Thursday.

-Kasey Bell