8th Grade Gradventure 2017 - Universal Studios
Free Reading Resource
ReadTheory is a K-12 online reading comprehension program that presents assessments to students at a "just right" level. Using algorithmic science coupled with grade and Lexile® level information, we ensure our assessments are always challenging but never discouraging. After just 20 minutes on ReadTheory, students generate enough data to populate their very own progress reports replete with insights about their unique reading abilities. Click here to sign up.
England, Ireland, Wales Trip
Group leader - John McGuire
Tentative dates: June 13-21, 2017
Take Stock in Children
Your child may be eligible for a college scholarship! Take Stock in Children helps students from low-income families achieve academic and personal success by providing them with volunteer mentors and college scholarships. Students are selected through a competitive process during their 8th grade year. Upon high school graduation, students who have completed all the requirements of the Take Stock program will receive a 2 year college tuition scholarship. To be eligible students must have a 2.5 GPA and families must meet income eligibility guidelines. If you are interested in more information Flyers are available in the guidance office.
Sunshine State Young Readers Award Books - 2016-2017 List for Grades 6-8
Click on link - List for 2016-2017
Yearbooks - $30. Please see Ms. Smith in Building 5 Room 3 to place your order or click on link.
On sale in the Gym for $15
On sale in the front office for $2
It is important that we have current contact information for our families. This allows us to let you know of upcoming events and school emergencies. Addresses ensure that you receive timely mailings and telephone numbers are essential for school alert telephone messages as well as strong home-school communication.
At the beginning of the school year, we will be sending home an Emergency Contact Form. Please complete the form and send it in. Even if you have done this before, we need a new form every year. If your contact information changes, please call the school at any time.
As you prepare to purchase clothing for the upcoming school year, please keep these guidelines in mind:
The following represents examples of clothing and accessories which are not permitted. This is not intended to be inclusive, as other clothing deemed inappropriate by the administrative staff will also be excluded from campus:
Parents will be contacted and requested to provide appropriate clothing for students who are not Dress Code compliant so that the student may be returned to class.
Keeping Our Students Safe
Officer Wissinger, our school resource officer, created a tip sheet for parents and students to help keep students safe and trouble free. Click on the link to read these valuable tips. Tip Sheet
In accordance with E.P.A. regulations, all Marion County Schools have been inspected for asbestos containing materials. The original inspection along with a diagram of the location (s), and a copy of all re-inspections has been made available in the administrative office at each school for review.
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Academic Team
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM HOSA - Health Occupations Students of America
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Guitar Club
4:45 PM - 6:45 PM Basketball Game (Boys & Girls) at Horizon
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Math Counts
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Academic Team
Student's School Day -- 9:25 AM - 3:45 PM
First Bell -- 9:20 AM
Tardy (Late) Bell -- 9:25 AM
Teacher Day -- 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM
Early Release Times -- 1:45 PM
School Office Hours -- 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Student Lunch: Apply for Free & Reduced Lunch