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



April 23, 2024

Dear Parents,

Happy Earth Day!  What a beautiful gift we have in God’s creation.  In looking over the calendar for the rest of the year, there are only 7 weeks left for 8th graders.  (6 Mondays Natalie reported)  This is such a busy time of year,  and I hope I am communicating all the important information you need to know.  This week is Wellness Week, and it is important to keep a healthy mind, body, and soul.  The Wellness calendar challenge is due May 1.  The Jog-a-thon is Thursday.  This is a fundraiser for our school.  Please help support it in any way you can.


Tuesday, 4/23:  6:00  Chaperone meeting for kayak trip

Wednesday, 4/24:  12:30 Real Food Show

Thursday, 4/25:  Jog-a-thon 1:30     FREE DRESS (appropriate for jogging) and bring a water bottle  Track Meet at Burlington

Friday, 4/26: Mass 9:30


Week of April 28th Missoula Children’s Theater

Tuesday, 4/30:  8th grade class on improv

Wednesday, 5/1: 10:00  May Crowning and Living Rosary  Bring Flowers

Saturday, 5/4:  Cinderella play presented by Missoula Children’s Theater


Tuesday, 5/7:  8th grade Teacher Appreciation Luncheon  (More details to come)

Monday, 5/13:  Graduation Pictures

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LITERATURE:  Students built background knowledge by researching various topics about the South in the 1930’s.  This helps in the understanding of the culture and events in the two reading novels, ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.  There will be two reading groups for this last novel study.  We begin those on Thursday.  Students are reading independently as well.  Each of them has chosen a nonfiction story. The book must be completely read by May 17.

SOCIAL STUDIES:   Mrs. Bluhm and I are working together on the “Top Significant Events in American History” research project.  This week students are creating lists.  They will get into small groups to defend their choices and create a final list based on students’ ideas and evidence.

RELIGION:  The Church is Apostolic is the Mark of the Church that 8th graders will be studying next.  They will begin with a prayer reflection and learn about Apostolic Succession.  They will also be practicing for the Living Rosary.


Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.

Marian Wright Edelman


Mrs. Reichlin

8 Writing – Today we looked at American History and the most important events to shape our country.  Students have been brainstorming the top 10 events and will choose one event to research and write about.  Event choices and the fast facts about the event are due on Wednesday.  On Thursday, students will begin researching the “whole story” and what led to their event in American History.

Sarah Bluhm

Writing Teacher

This week in 8th science we are starting physics.  We explored our new books today.  We will be covering up to p. 13 this week and doing extra practice with force diagrams.

-Kasey Bell