Eighth grade scholars have just begun reading Maus by Art Spiegelman. Maus is a graphic novel that retells the horrors of the Holocaust from the perspective of the author's father. We are using graphic organizers and focusing on vocabulary to "deepen our understanding" of non-fiction text.

    **Please encourage your scholar to read for 30-40 minutes on a nightly basis.**



    Math 8 grade math students are continuing their work on functions and volume. They are learning the terms input and output as it relates to independent and dependent variables. They are also making use of structure in volume formulas.

    Math 1 students are wrapping up their unit on two variable statistics and moving on to functions and their graphs.

    Math 2 students have wrapped up their radicals unit and will be learning similarity and congruence of lines, angles and triangles.



    Scholars will understand the hydrosphere (water cycle), the impact of humans on local systems, and the effects of the hydrosphere on humans. They will be able to explain water distribution on Earth, as well as summarize evidence that Earth's oceans are a reservoir of nutrients, minerals, dissolved gasses, and life forms.



    Social Studies students will be studying the World Wars during the month. They’ll learn how Imperialism and the competition for African land and resources led to World War I. They’ll understand that WWI was called the “Great War” because of the introduction of trench warfare, planes, tanks, submarines and chemical warfare during battles. They will understand how the harsh conditions placed upon Germany in the Treaty of Versailles after World War I led to World War II. In studying World War II they’ll learn about the rise of dictators like Hitler and Mussolini. They’ll learn of the battles between the Axis powers and the Allies. They’ll also understand how WWII was brought to an end with the U S dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.