All Saints School

Eighth Grade

In eighth grade, the students will learn:

  • To claim, develop, and share God-given talents.
  • To build a supportive community.
  • To work cooperatively to accomplish a common goal.
  • To effectively lead and be role models for the school.
  • To form useful study habits and reading strategies in order to become successful high school students and lifelong learners.

Language Arts and Social Studies

In these core subjects we endeavor to learn:

  • How to integrate technology with traditional texts in language arts and social studies.
  • About classic authors (including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark Twain, and Edgar Allan Poe) as well as contemporary authors to encourage students to make connections with a text.
  • About the diverse cultural, economic, and political history of the United States from early exploration to Reconstruction, post Civil War.
  • How to consistently write effectively using appropriate grammar, smart word choices, and varied sentence construction.
  • How to conduct academic research, identifying authoritative sources, writing MLA citations, and utilizing information to create original writing.

Science and Math

In these core subjects we endeavor to learn:

  • The foundations of Algebra: writing and solving expressions and equations with rational numbers, using ratios to solve problems, and visualizing functions with graphs and tables.
  • Concepts of basic geometry: finding angle measures, area, and volume.
  • Scientific processes (reasoning, measurement, and research skills).
  • Scientific content (writing with comprehension and correct spelling).
  • Integration of physical and earth science concepts into life science.

Service Project: The St. Vincent de Paul Food Drive

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a worldwide Catholic organization of laypersons, open to all who wish to live their faith by loving and serving their neighbor. Generally on a person-to-person basis, members of the Society help those in need, regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, gender, orientation, handicap, or religion. All Saints School works with the parish to maintain a supply of food to help the needy in the parish and beyond. The Society is staffed by parishioners, many of whom have worked with the organization for over 20 years.