Welcome to 8B! May 21, 2018

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
The year is winding down.  Make sure your child has all assignments completed and turned in to their teacher.
 
 
We are continuing to stress the importance of organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We have started our seventh cell, Ecosystems.    
 The students will investigate how genetic variations within individuals of a species can result in adaptation of the species as a whole due to environmental pressures.  They will look at the relationship between the survival of a species and genetic variations.  The students will see how genetic variation effects the type of traits or the or the adaptations in the individulas of a species.  They will look at the relationships between genetic variation and natural selection.    
    

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates

Vocabulary Quiz - Monday June 21
Unit test -  none
Final Thursday May 31

7th Grade
We have started our sixth cell, Adaptations.   The students will investigate how genetic variations within individuals of a species can result in adaptation of the species as a whole due to environmental pressures.  They will look at the relationship between the survival of a species and genetic variations.  The students will see how genetic variation effects the type of traits or the or the adaptations in the individulas of a species.  They will look at the relationships between genetic variation and natural selection.     
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - Tuesday May 22
Unit Test - Wednesday June 6
 
6th Grade
We have started our fourth cell, Kinetic and Potential Energy.   Students will begin by experimenting with kinetic energy, the energy of motion, and observing the effects of velocity on kinetic energy.  Potential energy will be introduced, along with the equation for gravitational potential energy.  They will examine the effect of height on potential energy and observe the conservation of potential energy to kinetic energy.  Students will examine the conversion of electrical energy to radiant and thermal energy .  Finally, they will explore chemical potential energy and its conversion into kinetic energy.
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates: 
Vocbulary quiz - A Day:  Tuesday May 29
                             B Day: Wednesday May 30
Unit Test - A Day: TuesdayMay 5
                   B Day: Wednesday May 6
 

Important Date:
 
May 21 - 8th Reading Final
May 22 - 8th Grammar Final
May 23 - 8th Grade Class Trip: NYC
May 24 - No School:  Teacher PD
May 25 - No School:   Teacher PD
May 28 - No School: Memorial Day
May 29 - 8th Math Final
                NJHS 8th presentations 3:00
May 30 - 8:15 Mass
                8th Religion Final
                NJHS 7th presentations
May 31 - 8th Science Final
June 1 - Field Day 
               HSA Family Run/Walk at Wild Quail
June 6 - 8:15 Mass
June 7 - 8th Grade Awards Ceremony 9:30
June 8 - 8th Grade Graduation 6:00
June 13 - 11:50 Dismissal
                 Honors Ceremony 9:30
June 14 - 11:50 Dismissal
June 15 - 10:40 Dismissal
                 9:30 Mass
Last Day of School
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

 

Welcome to 8B! May 14, 2018

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
The year is winding down.  Make sure your child has all assignments completed and turned in to their teacher.
 
 
We are continuing to stress the importance of organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We have started our seventh cell, Ecosystems.    
 The students will investigate how genetic variations within individuals of a species can result in adaptation of the species as a whole due to environmental pressures.  They will look at the relationship between the survival of a species and genetic variations.  The students will see how genetic variation effects the type of traits or the or the adaptations in the individulas of a species.  They will look at the relationships between genetic variation and natural selection.    
    

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates

Vocabulary Quiz - Monday June 21
Unit test -  none
Final Thursday May 31

7th Grade
We have started our sixth cell, Adaptations.   The students will investigate how genetic variations within individuals of a species can result in adaptation of the species as a whole due to environmental pressures.  They will look at the relationship between the survival of a species and genetic variations.  The students will see how genetic variation effects the type of traits or the or the adaptations in the individulas of a species.  They will look at the relationships between genetic variation and natural selection.     
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - Tuesday May 22
Unit Test - Wednesday June 6
 
6th Grade
We have started our fourth cell, Simple Machines.   Through investigations and models created with pulleys and levers, students will find that work in physical terms is a force applied over a distance.  They will discover that a simple machine may make work seem easier, in reality the amount of work does not decrease.  Instead, machines make work seem easier by changing the direction of a force or by providing mechanical advantage as a ratio of load force to effort force. 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates: 
Vocbulary quiz - A Day:  Tuesday May 29
                             B Day: Wednesday May 30
Unit Test - A Day: TuesdayMay 5
                   B Day: Wednesday May 6
 

Important Date:
 
May 15 - Spring Concert
May 16 - 8:15 Mass
May 17 - 8th Social Studies Final
May 21 - 8th Reading Final
May 22 - 8th Grammar Final
May 23 - 8th Grade Class Trip: NYC
May 24 - No School:  Teacher PD
May 25 - No School:   Teacher PD
May 28 - No School: Memorial Day
May 29 - 8th Math Final
                NJHS 8th presentations 3:00
May 30 - 8:15 Mass
                8th Religion Final
                NJHS 7th presentations
May 31 - 8th Science Final
June 1 - Field Day 
               HSA Family Run/Walk at Wild Quail
June 6 - 8:15 Mass
June 7 - 8th Grade Awards Ceremony 9:30
June 8 - 8th Grade Graduation 6:00
June 13 - 11:50 Dismissal
                 Honors Ceremony 9:30
June 14 - 11:50 Dismissal
June 15 - 10:40 Dismissal
                 9:30 Mass
Last Day of School
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

 

Welcome to 8B! May 7, 2018

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
The year is winding down.  Make sure your child has all assignments completed and turned in to their teacher.
 
 
We are continuing to stress the importance of organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We are strarting our senenth cell, Ecosystems.    
 The students will investigate how genetic variations within individuals of a species can result in adaptation of the species as a whole due to environmental pressures.  They will look at the relationship between the survival of a species and genetic variations.  The students will see how genetic variation effects the type of traits or the or the adaptations in the individulas of a species.  They will look at the relationships between genetic variation and natural selection.    
    

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates

Vocabulary Quiz -  
Unit test -  Wednesday May 9

7th Grade
We have started our sixth cell, Adaptations.   The students will investigate how genetic variations within individuals of a species can result in adaptation of the species as a whole due to environmental pressures.  They will look at the relationship between the survival of a species and genetic variations.  The students will see how genetic variation effects the type of traits or the or the adaptations in the individulas of a species.  They will look at the relationships between genetic variation and natural selection.     
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - 
Unit Test -
 
6th Grade
We have started our fourth cell, Simple Machines.   Through investigations and models created with pulleys and levers, students will find that work in physical terms is a force applied over a distance.  They will discover that a simple machine may make work seem easier, in reality the amount of work does not decrease.  Instead, machines make work seem easier by changing the direction of a force or by providing mechanical advantage as a ratio of load force to effort force. 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates: 
Vocbulary quiz - A Day:  
                             B Day: 
Unit Test - A Day: Thursday May 3
                   B Day: Wednesday May 2
 

Important Date:
 
May 9 - 8:15 Mass
May 15 - Spring Concert
May 16 - 8:15 Mass
May 17 - 8th Social Studies Final
May 21 - 8th Reading Final
May 22 - 8th Grammar Final
May 23 - 8th Grade Class Trip: NYC
May 24 - No School:  Teacher PD
May 25 - No School:   Teacher PD
May 28 - No School: Memorial Day
May 29 - 8th Math Final
                NJHS 8th presentations 3:00
May 30 - 8:15 Mass
                8th Religion Final
                NJHS 7th presentations
May 31 - 8th Science Final
June 1 - Field Day 
               HSA Family Run/Walk at Wild Quail
June 6 - 8:15 Mass
June 7 - 8th Grade Awards Ceremony 9:30
June 8 - 8th Grade Graduation 6:00
June 13 - 11:50 Dismissal
                 Honors Ceremony 9:30
June 14 - 11:50 Dismissal
June 15 - 10:40 Dismissal
                 9:30 Mass
Last Day of School
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

 

Welcome to 8B! April 30, 2018

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
The year is winding down.  Make sure your child has all assignments completed and turned in to their teacher.
 
 
We are continuing to stress the importance of organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We are strarting our sixth cell, Photosynthesis.  Students will determine that carbon dioxide, light, and chlorophyll are the three necessary components of photosynthesis.  They will also discover that during photosynthesis, plants produce oxygen and sugar, which is then quickly converted to starch.  Students will investigate the importance of chlorophyll.  They will explore the cellular structure of plant cells to observe chloroplasts in various parts of a plant to see where photosynthesis takes place.    

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates

Vocabulary Quiz -  Thursday May 3
Unit test -  Wednesday May 9

7th Grade
We have started our fifth, Genes and Proteins.  Students will perform experiments to model the process of information transfer from DNA to RNA to protein.  They will model mutations and the resulting change in RNA and proteins.  Students will examine the relationship between protein structure and function.  They will investigate mitosis to demonstrate how a change in one cell's DNA could affect the entire organism.  
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - 
Unit Test -Wednesday May 2
 
6th Grade
We have started our third cell, Properties of Matter.  Students will explore the physical and chemical properties of matter.  They will determine the mass, volume and density of elements and compounds.  The students will explore the chemical properties of samples that are the same color, but have different physical forms.  They will test the solubility of certain compounds in water and test the miscibility of certain liquid compounds in water. 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates: 
Vocbulary quiz - A Day:  
                             B Day: 
Unit Test - A Day: Thursday May 3
                   B Day: Wednesday May 2
 

Important Date:
 
April 30-May 4 - Penny Drive
April 30 - NJHS meeting 3:00
May 1 - May Procession
May 1 - Retreat Day
May 2 - 8:15 Mass
May 3 - T3 reports distributed
May 9 - 8:15 Mass
May 15 - Spring Concert
May 16 - 8:15 Mass
May 17 - 8th Social Studies Final
May 21 - 8th Reading Final
May 22 - 8th Grammar Final
May 23 - 8th Grade Class Trip: NYC
May 24 - No School:  Teacher PD
May 25 - No School:   Teacher PD
May 28 - No School: Memorial Day
May 29 - 8th Math Final
                NJHS 8th presentations 3:00
May 30 - 8:15 Mass
                8th Religion Final
                NJHS 7th presentations
May 31 - 8th Science Final
June 1 - Field Day 
               HSA Family Run/Walk at Wild Quail
June 6 - 8:15 Mass
June 7 - 8th Grade Awards Ceremony 9:30
June 8 - 8th Grade Graduation 6:00
June 13 - 11:50 Dismissal
                 Honors Ceremony 9:30
June 14 - 11:50 Dismissal
June 15 - 10:40 Dismissal
                 9:30 Mass
Last Day of School
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

 

Welcome to 8B! April 23

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
On Monday and Tuesday, we will be doing our standardized testing.  Make sure your child is well rested and has eaten breakfast.
 
 
We are continuing to stress the importance of organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We are strarting our sixth cell, Photosynthesis.  Students will determine that carbon dioxide, light, and chlorophyll are the three necessary components of photosynthesis.  They will also discover that during photosynthesis, plants produce oxygen and sugar, which is then quickly converted to starch.  Students will investigate the importance of chlorophyll.  They will explore the cellular structure of plant cells to observe chloroplasts in various parts of a plant to see where photosynthesis takes place.    

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates

Vocabulary Quiz -  
Unit test -  

7th Grade
We have started our fifth, Genes and Proteins.  Students will perform experiments to model the process of information transfer from DNA to RNA to protein.  They will model mutations and the resulting change in RNA and proteins.  Students will examine the relationship between protein structure and function.  They will investigate mitosis to demonstrate how a change in one cell's DNA could affect the entire organism.  
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - Wednesday April 25
Unit Test -Wednesday May 2
 
6th Grade
We have started our third cell, Properties of Matter.  Students will explore the physical and chemical properties of matter.  They will determine the mass, volume and density of elements and compounds.  The students will explore the chemical properties of samples that are the same color, but have different physical forms.  They will test the solubility of certain compounds in water and test the miscibility of certain liquid compounds in water. 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates: 
Vocbulary quiz - A Day:  Thursday April 26
                             B Day: Wednesday April 25
Unit Test - A Day: Thursday May 3
                   B Day: Wednesday May 2
 

Important Date:
 
April 25 - Mass 8:15 
April 27 - T3 Interim
                 11:50 Dismissal
April 30-May 4 - Penny Drive
April 30 - NJHS meeting 3:00
May 1 - May Procession
May 1 - Retreat Day
May 2 - 8:15 Mass
May 3 - T3 reports distributed
May 9 - 8:15 Mass
May 15 - Spring Concert
May 16 - 8:15 Mass
May 23 - 8th Grade Class Trip: NYC
May 24 - No School:  Teacher PD
May 25 - No School:   Teacher PD
May 28 - No School: Memorial Day
May 29 - NJHS 8th presentations 3:00
May 30 - 8:15 Mass
                NJHS 7th presentations
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

 

Welcome to 8B! April 16, 2018

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
Monday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 24, we will be doing our standardized testing.  Make sure your child is well rested and has eaten breakfast.
 
 
We are continuing to stress the importance of organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We are strarting our sixth cell, Photosynthesis.  Students will determine that carbon dioxide, light, and chlorophyll are the three necessary components of photosynthesis.  They will also discover that during photosynthesis, plants produce oxygen and sugar, which is then quickly converted to starch.  Students will investigate the importance of chlorophyll.  They will explore the cellular structure of plant cells to observe chloroplasts in various parts of a plant to see where photosynthesis takes place.    

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates

Vocabulary Quiz -  
Unit test -  

7th Grade
We have started our fifth, Genes and Proteins.  Students will perform experiments to model the process of information transfer from DNA to RNA to protein.  They will model mutations and the resulting change in RNA and proteins.  Students will examine the relationship between protein structure and function.  They will investigate mitosis to demonstrate how a change in one cell's DNA could affect the entire organism.  
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - Wednesday April 25
Unit Test -Wednesday May 2
 
6th Grade
We have started our third cell, Properties of Matter.  Students will explore the physical and chemical properties of matter.  They will determine the mass, volume and density of elements and compounds.  The students will explore the chemical properties of samples that are the same color, but have different physical forms.  They will test the solubility of certain compounds in water and test the miscibility of certain liquid compounds in water. 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates: 
Adopt-An- Element Project - A Day: Friday April 20
                                                 B Day: Thursday April 19
Vocbulary quiz - A Day:  Thursday April 26
                             B Day: Wednesday April 25
Unit Test - A Day: Thursday May 3
                   B Day: Wednesday May 2
 

Important Date:
 
April 17 - Student Council Meeting
April 18 - Mass 8:15
                 11:50 dismissal
April 19 - World Rosary 1:30
April 20 - Earth Day Tag Day $1.00
April 25 - Mass 8:15 
April 27 - T3 Interim
                 11:50 Dismissal
April 30-May 4 - Penny Drive
April 30 - NJHS meeting 3:00
May 1 - May Procession
May 1 - Retreat Day
May 2 - 8:15 Mass
May 3 - T3 reports distributed
May 9 - 8:15 Mass
May 15 - Spring Concert
May 16 - 8:15 Mass
May 23 - 8th Grade Class Trip: NYC
May 24 - No School:  Teacher PD
May 25 - No School:   Teacher PD
May 28 - No School: Memorial Day
May 29 - NJHS 8th presentations 3:00
May 30 - 8:15 Mass
                NJHS 7th presentations
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

 

Welcome to 8B! April 9, 2018

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
 
We are continuing to stress the importance of organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We have started our fifth cell, 
Light.   Students will perform experiments centered around a light wave and the way it interacts with different objects and media.  they will discover the relationship between the absorption and transmission of light through transparent objects.  They will see how light interacts with objects that reflect light.  Students will see how wavelength affects the perception of light and how the medium can change the wavelength of the light.  

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates

Vocabulary Quiz -  
Unit test -  Thursday April 12

7th Grade
We have started our fifth, Genes and Proteins.  Students will perform experiments to model the process of information transfer from DNA to RNA to protein.  They will model mutations and the resulting change in RNA and proteins.  Students will examine the relationship between protein structure and function.  They will investigate mitosis to demonstrate how a change in one cell's DNA could affect the entire organism.  
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - 
Unit Test -
 
6th Grade
We have started our third cell, Properties of Matter.  Students will explore the physical and chemical properties of matter.  They will determine the mass, volume and density of elements and compounds.  The students will explore the chemical properties of samples that are the same color, but have different physical forms.  They will test the solubility of certain compounds in water and test the miscibility of certain liquid compounds in water. 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates: 
Vocbulary quiz - A Day:  
                             B Day: 
Unit Test - A Day: 
                   B Day:
 

Important Date:
 
April 9 - School resumes
April 11 - Masss 8:15
                 School Art Show 3:00-7:00
April 12 - Prayer Partners 9:45
April 13 - T2 Honors Tag Day
April 17 - Student Council Meeting
April 18 - Mass 8:15
                 11:50 dismissal
April 19 - World Rosary 1:30
April 20 - Earth Day Tag Day $1.00
April 25 - Mass 8:15 
April 27 - T3 Interim
April 30-May 4 - Penny Drive
April 30 - NJHS meeting 3:00
May 1 - May Procession
May 1 - Retreat Day
May 2 - 8:15 Mass
May 3 - T3 reports distributed
May 9 - 8:15 Mass
May 15 - Spring Concert
May 16 - 8:15 Mass
May 23 - 8th Grade Class Trip: NYC
May 24 - No School:  Teacher PD
May 25 - No School:   Teacher PD
May 28 - No School: Memorial Day
May 29 - NJHS 8th presentations 3:00
May 30 - 8:15 Mass
                NJHS 7th presentations
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

 

Welcome to 8B! March 26, 2018

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
 
We are continuing to stress the importance of organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We have started our fifth cell, 
Light.   Students will perform experiments centered around a light wave and the way it interacts with different objects and media.  they will discover the relationship between the absorption and transmission of light through transparent objects.  They will see how light interacts with objects that reflect light.  Students will see how wavelength affects the perception of light and how the medium can change the wavelength of the light.  

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates

Vocabulary Quiz - Wednesay  March 26 
Unit test -  Thursday April 12

7th Grade
We have started our fifth, Genes and Proteins.  Students will perform experiments to model the process of information transfer from DNA to RNA to protein.  They will model mutations and the resulting change in RNA and proteins.  Students will examine the relationship between protein structure and function.  They will investigate mitosis to demonstrate how a change in one cell's DNA could affect the entire organism.  
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - 
Unit Test -
 
6th Grade
We have started our third cell, Properties of Matter.  Students will explore the physical and chemical properties of matter.  They will determine the mass, volume and density of elements and compounds.  The students will explore the chemical properties of samples that are the same color, but have different physical forms.  They will test the solubility of certain compounds in water and test the miscibility of certain liquid compounds in water. 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates: 
Vocbulary quiz - A Day:  
                             B Day: 
Unit Test - A Day: 
                   B Day:
 

Important Date:
 
March 26 - NJHS meeting 3:00
March 28 - Mass 8:15
                   Prayer Partners 9:45
March 29 - April1  - No School, Easter Break
April 2 - School resumes
April 11 - Masss 8:15
                 School Art Show 3:00-7:00
April 12 - Prayer Partners 9:45
April 13 - T2 Honors Tag Day
April 17 - Student Council Meeting
April 18 - Mass 8:15
                 11:50 dismissal
April 19 - World Rosary 1:30
April 20 - Earth Day Tag Day $1.00
April 25 - Mass 8:15 
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

 

Welcome to 8B! March 19, 2018

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
 
We are continuing to stress the importance of organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We have started our fifth cell, 
Light.   Students will perform experiments centered around a light wave and the way it interacts with different objects and media.  they will discover the relationship between the absorption and transmission of light through transparent objects.  They will see how light interacts with objects that reflect light.  Students will see how wavelength affects the perception of light and how the medium can change the wavelength of the light.  

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates

Vocabulary Quiz - Tuesday March 20 
Unit test -  Monday March 26

7th Grade
We have started our fourth, Cellular Organization.  Students will determine if the type of organism a cell comes from can be determined through observation.  By comparing cells of various organs, structures and organisms, students will begin to understand that differences in organ or organism functions are due, in part, to the organization of cells within tissues; and in part to differences in cellular function.  They will infer that differences in cellular function may only be partially accounted for by the differences in cellular structures and organelles such as chloroplasts and cell walls, and that some differences in cellular function may result from cellular structures not readily observed with a light microscope.  Students will make connections between the structure and function of two cell structures, the cell membrane and the cell wall, within the context of osmosis. 
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - 
Unit Test - 
 
6th Grade
We are starting our second cell, Space.  By investigating the position of the Earth and Sun and the tilt of the Earth, students will begin to conclude that the light and heat energy that reach the Earth are directly related to the angle at which sunlight reaches the Earth.  Students will also understand that a geographical area on Earth experience night and day when that area is turned away from or toward the Sun, respectively. Students will model the relationship between the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon.  Students will find that the orbit of the planets around the Sun is affected by two factors, the forward motion of the planets and the gravitational pull of the sun.   
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates: 
Vocbulary quiz - A Day:  
                             B Day: 
Unit Test - A Day: 
                   B Day:
 

Important Date:
 
March 21 - 8:15 mass
March 22- Report Cards distributed
March 23 - Shadow Sttions 1:30
March 26 - NJHS meeting 3:00
March 28 - Mass 8:15
                   Prayer Partners 9:45
March 29 - April1  - No School, Easter Break
April 2 - School resumes
April 11 - Masss 8:15
                 School Art Show 3:00-7:00
April 12 - Prayer Partners 9:45
April 13 - T2 Honors Tag Day
April 17 - Student Council Meeting
April 18 - Mass 8:15
                 11:50 dismissal
April 19 - World Rosary 1:30
April 20 - Earth Day Tag Day $1.00
April 25 - Mass 8:15 
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

 

Welcome to 8B! March 12, 2018

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
 
We are continuing to stress the importance of organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We have started our fifth cell, 
Light.   Students will perform experiments centered around a light wave and the way it interacts with different objects and media.  they will discover the relationship between the absorption and transmission of light through transparent objects.  They will see how light interacts with objects that reflect light.  Students will see how wavelength affects the perception of light and how the medium can change the wavelength of the light.  

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates

Vocabulary Quiz - Tuesday March 20 
Unit test -  Monday March 26

7th Grade
We have started our fourth, Cellular Organization.  Students will determine if the type of organism a cell comes from can be determined through observation.  By comparing cells of various organs, structures and organisms, students will begin to understand that differences in organ or organism functions are due, in part, to the organization of cells within tissues; and in part to differences in cellular function.  They will infer that differences in cellular function may only be partially accounted for by the differences in cellular structures and organelles such as chloroplasts and cell walls, and that some differences in cellular function may result from cellular structures not readily observed with a light microscope.  Students will make connections between the structure and function of two cell structures, the cell membrane and the cell wall, within the context of osmosis. 
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - 
Unit Test - March 13
 
6th Grade
We are starting our second cell, Space.  By investigating the position of the Earth and Sun and the tilt of the Earth, students will begin to conclude that the light and heat energy that reach the Earth are directly related to the angle at which sunlight reaches the Earth.  Students will also understand that a geographical area on Earth experience night and day when that area is turned away from or toward the Sun, respectively. Students will model the relationship between the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon.  Students will find that the orbit of the planets around the Sun is affected by two factors, the forward motion of the planets and the gravitational pull of the sun.   
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates: 
Vocbulary quiz - A Day:  March 12
                             B Day: 
Unit Test - A Day: March 16
                   B Day:March 15
 

Important Date:
 
March 14, Nass 8:15
March 16 - 11:50 Dismissal
March 21 - 8:15 mass
March 22- Report Cards distributed
March 23 - Shadow Sttions 1:30
March 26 - NJHS meeting 3:00
March 28 - Mass 8:15
                   Prayer Partners 9:45
March 29 - April1  - No School, Easter Break
April 2 - School resumes
April 11 - Masss 8:15
                 School Art Show 3:00-7:00
April 12 - Prayer Partners 9:45
April 13 - T2 Honors Tag Day
April 17 - Student Council Meeting
April 18 - Mass 8:15
                 11:50 dismissal
April 19 - World Rosary 1:30
April 20 - Earth Day Tag Day $1.00
April 25 - Mass 8:15 
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

 

Welcome to 8B! March 5, 2018

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
 
We are continuing to stress the importance of organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We have started our fifth cell, 
We are starting our sixth unit, Light.   Students will perform experiments centered around a light wave and the way it interacts with different objects and media.  they will discover the relationship between the absorption and transmission of light through transparent objects.  They will see how light interacts with objects that reflect light.  Students will see how wavelength affects the perception of light and how the medium can change the wavelength of the light.  

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates

Vocabulary Quiz - 
Unit test -  

7th Grade
We have started our fourth, Cellular Organization.  Students will determine if the type of organism a cell comes from can be determined through observation.  By comparing cells of various organs, structures and organisms, students will begin to understand that differences in organ or organism functions are due, in part, to the organization of cells within tissues; and in part to differences in cellular function.  They will infer that differences in cellular function may only be partially accounted for by the differences in cellular structures and organelles such as chloroplasts and cell walls, and that some differences in cellular function may result from cellular structures not readily observed with a light microscope.  Students will make connections between the structure and function of two cell structures, the cell membrane and the cell wall, within the context of osmosis. 
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - March 7 
Unit Test - March 13
 
6th Grade
We are starting our second cell, Space.  By investigating the position of the Earth and Sun and the tilt of the Earth, students will begin to conclude that the light and heat energy that reach the Earth are directly related to the angle at which sunlight reaches the Earth.  Students will also understand that a geographical area on Earth experience night and day when that area is turned away from or toward the Sun, respectively. Students will model the relationship between the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon.  Students will find that the orbit of the planets around the Sun is affected by two factors, the forward motion of the planets and the gravitational pull of the sun.   
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates: 
Vocbulary quiz - A Day:  March 12
                             B Day: March 9
Unit Test - A Day: March 16
                   B Day:March 15
 

Important Date:
 
March 5 - Reconciliation 10:30
March 6 - Living Stations at Little Sisters of the Poor
March 7 - 8:15 Mass
March 9 - End of Trimester 2
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

 

Welcome to 8B! February 26, 2018

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
 
We are continuing to stress the importance of organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We are starting our fourth cell, Sound Waves and Pressure.  
 Students will investgate sound waves and the pressure waves that are responsible for the generation of sound.  They will investigate how vibrations in matter are the result of standing waves, how vibrations in one object can cause vibrations in another object and how these vibrations are longitudinal pressurwe waves.  Students will determine the speed of sound in air and investigate the inverse relationship between wavelength and frequency.  They will model the speed of sound in a liquid and a solid.  

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates

Vocabulary Quiz - Monday February 26
Unit test -  Friday March 2

7th Grade
We have started our fourth, Cellular Organization.  Students will determine if the type of organism a cell comes from can be determined through observation.  By comparing cells of various organs, structures and organisms, students will begin to understand that differences in organ or organism functions are due, in part, to the organization of cells within tissues; and in part to differences in cellular function.  They will infer that differences in cellular function may only be partially accounted for by the differences in cellular structures and organelles such as chloroplasts and cell walls, and that some differences in cellular function may result from cellular structures not readily observed with a light microscope.  Students will make connections between the structure and function of two cell structures, the cell membrane and the cell wall, within the context of osmosis. 
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - 
Unit Test - 
 
6th Grade
We are starting our second cell, Space.  By investigating the position of the Earth and Sun and the tilt of the Earth, students will begin to conclude that the light and heat energy that reach the Earth are directly related to the angle at which sunlight reaches the Earth.  Students will also understand that a geographical area on Earth experience night and day when that area is turned away from or toward the Sun, respectively. Students will model the relationship between the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon.  Students will find that the orbit of the planets around the Sun is affected by two factors, the forward motion of the planets and the gravitational pull of the sun.   
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates: 
Vocbulary quiz - A Day:  
                             B Day: 
Unit Test - A Day: 
                   B Day:
 

Important Date:
 
February 28 - 8:15 Mass
March 5 - Reconciliation 10:30
March 6 - Living Stations at Little Sisters of the Poor
March 7 - 8:15 Mass
March 9 - End of Trimester 2
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

 

Welcome to 8B! February 19, 2018

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
 
We are continuing to stress the importance of organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We are starting our fourth cell, Sound Waves and Pressure.  
 Students will investgate sound waves and the pressure waves that are responsible for the generation of sound.  They will investigate how vibrations in matter are the result of standing waves, how vibrations in one object can cause vibrations in another object and how these vibrations are longitudinal pressurwe waves.  Students will determine the speed of sound in air and investigate the inverse relationship between wavelength and frequency.  They will model the speed of sound in a liquid and a solid.  

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates

Vocabulary Quiz -
Unit test - 

7th Grade
We have started our fourth, Cellular Organization.  Students will determine if the type of organism a cell comes from can be determined through observation.  By comparing cells of various organs, structures and organisms, students will begin to understand that differences in organ or organism functions are due, in part, to the organization of cells within tissues; and in part to differences in cellular function.  They will infer that differences in cellular function may only be partially accounted for by the differences in cellular structures and organelles such as chloroplasts and cell walls, and that some differences in cellular function may result from cellular structures not readily observed with a light microscope.  Students will make connections between the structure and function of two cell structures, the cell membrane and the cell wall, within the context of osmosis. 
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - 
Unit Test - 
 
6th Grade
We are starting our second cell, Space.  By investigating the position of the Earth and Sun and the tilt of the Earth, students will begin to conclude that the light and heat energy that reach the Earth are directly related to the angle at which sunlight reaches the Earth.  Students will also understand that a geographical area on Earth experience night and day when that area is turned away from or toward the Sun, respectively. Students will model the relationship between the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon.  Students will find that the orbit of the planets around the Sun is affected by two factors, the forward motion of the planets and the gravitational pull of the sun.   
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates: 
Vocbulary quiz - A Day:  
                             B Day: 
Unit Test - A Day: 
                   B Day:
 

Important Date:
 
February 19 - No School President's Day
February 21 - 8:15 Mass
February 23 - Living Stations 1:30
February 28 - 8:15 Mass
March 5 - Reconciliation 10:30
March 6 - Living Stations at Little Sisters of the Poor
March 7 - 8:15 Mass
March 9 - End of Trimester 2
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

 

Welcome to 8-B! February 12, 2108

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
 
We are continuing to stress the importance of organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We are starting our fourth cell, Sound Waves and Pressure.  
 Students will investgate sound waves and the pressure waves that are responsible for the generation of sound.  They will investigate how vibrations in matter are the result of standing waves, how vibrations in one object can cause vibrations in another object and how these vibrations are longitudinal pressurwe waves.  Students will determine the speed of sound in air and investigate the inverse relationship between wavelength and frequency.  They will model the speed of sound in a liquid and a solid.  

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates

Vocabulary Quiz - Monday February 26 
Unit test - Friday March 2

7th Grade
We have started our fourth, Cellular Organization.  Students will determine if the type of organism a cell comes from can be determined through observation.  By comparing cells of various organs, structures and organisms, students will begin to understand that differences in organ or organism functions are due, in part, to the organization of cells within tissues; and in part to differences in cellular function.  They will infer that differences in cellular function may only be partially accounted for by the differences in cellular structures and organelles such as chloroplasts and cell walls, and that some differences in cellular function may result from cellular structures not readily observed with a light microscope.  Students will make connections between the structure and function of two cell structures, the cell membrane and the cell wall, within the context of osmosis. 
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - 
Unit Test - 
 
6th Grade
We are starting our second cell, Space.  By investigating the position of the Earth and Sun and the tilt of the Earth, students will begin to conclude that the light and heat energy that reach the Earth are directly related to the angle at which sunlight reaches the Earth.  Students will also understand that a geographical area on Earth experience night and day when that area is turned away from or toward the Sun, respectively. Students will model the relationship between the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon.  Students will find that the orbit of the planets around the Sun is affected by two factors, the forward motion of the planets and the gravitational pull of the sun.   
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates: 
Vocbulary quiz - A Day:  
                             B Day: 
Unit Test - A Day: 
                   B Day:
 

Important Date:
 
February 13 - Mardi Gras Tag Day (Purple, Green, Gold) $1.00
February 14 - Ash Wednesday 9:30 Mass
                        Early dismissal 11:50
February 19 - No School President's Day
February 21 - 8:15 Mass
February 23 - Living Stations 1:30
February 28 - 8:15 Mass
March 5 - Reconciliation 10:30
March 6 - Living Stations at Little Sisters of the Poor
March 7 - 8:15 Mass
March 9 - End of Trimester 2
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

 

Welcome to 8B! February 5, 2018

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
 
We are continuing to stress the importance of organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We are starting our fourth cell, Sound Waves and Pressure.  
 Students will investgate sound waves and the pressure waves that are responsible for the generation of sound.  They will investigate how vibrations in matter are the result of standing waves, how vibrations in one object can cause vibrations in another object and how these vibrations are longitudinal pressurwe waves.  Students will determine the speed of sound in air and investigate the inverse relationship between wavelength and frequency.  They will model the speed of sound in a liquid and a solid.  

Upcoming Tests and Due Dates

Vocabulary Quiz -
Unit test - 

7th Grade
We have started our fourth, Cellular Organization.  Students will determine if the type of organism a cell comes from can be determined through observation.  By comparing cells of various organs, structures and organisms, students will begin to understand that differences in organ or organism functions are due, in part, to the organization of cells within tissues; and in part to differences in cellular function.  They will infer that differences in cellular function may only be partially accounted for by the differences in cellular structures and organelles such as chloroplasts and cell walls, and that some differences in cellular function may result from cellular structures not readily observed with a light microscope.  Students will make connections between the structure and function of two cell structures, the cell membrane and the cell wall, within the context of osmosis. 
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - 
Unit Test - 
 
6th Grade
We are starting our second cell, Space.  By investigating the position of the Earth and Sun and the tilt of the Earth, students will begin to conclude that the light and heat energy that reach the Earth are directly related to the angle at which sunlight reaches the Earth.  Students will also understand that a geographical area on Earth experience night and day when that area is turned away from or toward the Sun, respectively. Students will model the relationship between the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon.  Students will find that the orbit of the planets around the Sun is affected by two factors, the forward motion of the planets and the gravitational pull of the sun.   
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates: 
Vocbulary quiz - A Day:  
                             B Day: 
Unit Test - A Day: 
                   B Day:
 

Important Date:
 
February 7 - 8:15 Mass
February 13 - Mardi Gras Tag Day (Purple, Green, Gold) $1.00
February 14 - Ash Wednesday 9:30 Mass
                        Early dismissal 11:50
February 19 - No School President's Day
February 21 - 8:15 Mass
February 23 - Living Stations 1:30
February 28 - 8:15 Mass
March 5 - Reconciliation 10:30
March 6 - Living Stations at Little Sisters of the Poor
March 7 - 8:15 Mass
March 9 - End of Trimester 2
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

 

Welcome to 8B! January 29, 2018

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
Permission slips for NYC trip are due.  We have all the chaperones we need.
 
We are continuing to stress the importance of organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We are starting our third cell, Electricity and Magnetism.  
Through investigations and experimentation, students will find that voltage and current are proportionally related, and that the ratio of voltage to current is resistance. Students will discover that this relationship between voltage, current, and resistance is defined as Ohm's Law, increasing voltage increases the amount of current in a circuit while resistance remains constant, regardless the size of the resistor.  This is also true when the voltage is held constant while the amount of resistance changes. They will discover that changing the number or resistors has the same effect as changing the diameter or the length of a resistor.  

 
Students will investigate the role of a current in a magnetic field.  The magnitude of an electromagnet's magnetic field is directly related to the number of coils of wire around the magnet, the length of the coil, and the amount of current flowing through the wire.  


Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz -
Unit test - Thursday Feb. 

7th Grade
We have started our third cell, Acids and Bases.  The students will have the opportunity to investigate the concept of concentration by investigating acids and bases.  They will investigate hydrogen ion (H+) concentration by using the pH scale, the effect of dilution of an acid on the pH, and the effect of neutralizing an acid with a base on the hydrogen ion concentration and the pH.
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - 
Unit Test - Friday January 26, 2018
Science Fair Project - January 22, 2018
 
6th Grade
We have started are first unit, Atmosphere. Students will perform experiments that are centered around Charles' Law, the relationship between the temperature and density of air and the relationship between density and of the air and atmospheric pressure.  They will become aware of how changes in the temperature of areas of the atmosphere produce changes in the density.  They will begin to understand how the rising and sinking of air that results from changes in density can produce changes in atmospheric pressure and the development of high and low pressure centers.  Through their experiments, students should gain a better understanding of atmospheric events, weather phenomena and the scientific principles that govern them.
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates: 
Vocbulary quiz - A Day:  
                             B Day: 
Unit Test - A Day: 
                   B Day:
 

Important Date:
 
January 28 - Catholic Schools Week Open House 11:00-1:00
January 29 - Mass 9:30
                       Permission slips for Ice Skating due
January 30 - CSW Student Appreciation Day /Free Tag Day
February 1 - Interims distributed
February 2 - Teacher/8th grade volleyball game 1:30
                      Blessing of the Throats
February 7 - 8:15 Mass
February 13 - Mardi Gras Tag Day (Purple, Green, Gold) $1.00
February 14 - Ash Wednesday 9:30 Mass
                        Early dismissal 11:50
February 19 - No School President's Day
February 21 - 8:15 Mass
February 23 - Living Stations 1:30
February 28 - 8:15 Mass
March 5 - Reconciliation 10:30
March 6 - Living Stations at Little Sisters of the Poor
March 7 - 8:15 Mass
March 9 - End of Trimester 2
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

 

Welcome to 8B! January 22, 2018

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
Permission slips for NYC trip are due.  We have all the chaperones we need.
 
We are continuing to stress the importance of organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We are starting our third cell, Electricity and Magnetism.  
Through investigations and experimentation, students will find that voltage and current are proportionally related, and that the ratio of voltage to current is resistance. Students will discover that this relationship between voltage, current, and resistance is defined as Ohm's Law, increasing voltage increases the amount of current in a circuit while resistance remains constant, regardless the size of the resistor.  This is also true when the voltage is held constant while the amount of resistance changes. They will discover that changing the number or resistors has the same effect as changing the diameter or the length of a resistor.  

 
Students will investigate the role of a current in a magnetic field.  The magnitude of an electromagnet's magnetic field is directly related to the number of coils of wire around the magnet, the length of the coil, and the amount of current flowing through the wire.  


Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - Thursday Jan. 25
Unit test - Thursday Feb. 1
Science Fair Project Jan. 22, 2018


7th Grade
We have started our third cell, Acids and Bases.  The students will have the opportunity to investigate the concept of concentration by investigating acids and bases.  They will investigate hydrogen ion (H+) concentration by using the pH scale, the effect of dilution of an acid on the pH, and the effect of neutralizing an acid with a base on the hydrogen ion concentration and the pH.
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - 
Unit Test - Friday January 26, 2018
Science Fair Project - January 22, 2018
 
6th Grade
We have started are first unit, Atmosphere. Students will perform experiments that are centered around Charles' Law, the relationship between the temperature and density of air and the relationship between density and of the air and atmospheric pressure.  They will become aware of how changes in the temperature of areas of the atmosphere produce changes in the density.  They will begin to understand how the rising and sinking of air that results from changes in density can produce changes in atmospheric pressure and the development of high and low pressure centers.  Through their experiments, students should gain a better understanding of atmospheric events, weather phenomena and the scientific principles that govern them.
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates: 
Vocbulary quiz - A Day:  
                             B Day: 
Unit Test - A Day: Tuesday Jan. 23
                   B Day: Wednesday  Jan. 24
Scince Fair Project - January 22, 2018
 

Important Date:
 
January 24 - 8 :15 Mass 
January 28 - Catholic Schools Week Open House 11:00-1:00
January 29 - Mass 9:30
                       Permission slips for Ice Skating due
January 30 - CSW Student Appreciation Day /Free Tag Day
February 1 - Interims distributed
February 2 - Teacher/8th grade volleyball game 1:30
                      Blessing of the Throats
February 7 - 8:15 Mass
February 13 - Mardi Gras Tag Day (Purple, Green, Gold) $1.00
February 14 - Ash Wednesday 9:30 Mass
                        Early dismissal 11:50
February 19 - No School President's Day
February 21 - 8:15 Mass
February 23 - Living Stations 1:30
February 28 - 8:15 Mass
March 5 - Reconciliation 10:30
March 6 - Living Stations at Little Sisters of the Poor
March 7 - 8:15 Mass
March 9 - End of Trimester 2
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

 

Welcome to 8B! January 15, 2018

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
We are continuing to stress the importance of organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We are starting our third cell, Electricity and Magnetism.  
Through investigations and experimentation, students will find that voltage and current are proportionally related, and that the ratio of voltage to current is resistance. Students will discover that this relationship between voltage, current, and resistance is defined as Ohm's Law, increasing voltage increases the amount of current in a circuit while resistance remains constant, regardless the size of the resistor.  This is also true when the voltage is held constant while the amount of resistance changes. They will discover that changing the number or resistors has the same effect as changing the diameter or the length of a resistor.  

 
Students will investigate the role of a current in a magnetic field.  The magnitude of an electromagnet's magnetic field is directly related to the number of coils of wire around the magnet, the length of the coil, and the amount of current flowing through the wire.  


Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - Thursday Jan. 25
Unit test - Thursday Feb. 1
Science Fair Project Jan. 22, 2018


7th Grade
We have started our third cell, Acids and Bases.  The students will have the opportunity to investigate the concept of concentration by investigating acids and bases.  They will investigate hydrogen ion (H+) concentration by using the pH scale, the effect of dilution of an acid on the pH, and the effect of neutralizing an acid with a base on the hydrogen ion concentration and the pH.
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - Thursday Jan. 18, 2018
Unit Test - Wednesday January 24, 2018
Science Fair Project - January 22, 2018
 
6th Grade
We have started are first unit, Atmosphere. Students will perform experiments that are centered around Charles' Law, the relationship between the temperature and density of air and the relationship between density and of the air and atmospheric pressure.  They will become aware of how changes in the temperature of areas of the atmosphere produce changes in the density.  They will begin to understand how the rising and sinking of air that results from changes in density can produce changes in atmospheric pressure and the development of high and low pressure centers.  Through their experiments, students should gain a better understanding of atmospheric events, weather phenomena and the scientific principles that govern them.
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates: 
Vocbulary quiz - A Day:  Friday Jan. 12
                             B Day: Tuesday Jan. 16
Unit Test - A Day: Friday Jan. 19
                   B Day: Monday  Jan. 22
Scince Fair Project - January 22, 2018
 

Important Date:
 
January 15 - No School MLK, Jr. Birthday
January 17 - 8:15 Mass
January 19 - March for Life
January 24 - 8 :15 Mass 
January 28 - Catholic Schools Week Open House 11:00-1:00
January 29 - Mass 9:30
January 30 - CSW Student Appreciation Day /Free Tag Day
February 2 - Teacher/8th grade volleyball game 1:30
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

 

Welcome to 8B! January 8, 2018

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas and best wishes for a safe and healthy New Year. 
 
We are continuing to stress the importance of organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We are starting our third cell, Electricity and Magnetism.  
Through investigations and experimentation, students will find that voltage and current are proportionally related, and that the ratio of voltage to current is resistance. Students will discover that this relationship between voltage, current, and resistance is defined as Ohm's Law, increasing voltage increases the amount of current in a circuit while resistance remains constant, regardless the size of the resistor.  This is also true when the voltage is held constant while the amount of resistance changes. They will discover that changing the number or resistors has the same effect as changing the diameter or the length of a resistor.  

 
Students will investigate the role of a current in a magnetic field.  The magnitude of an electromagnet's magnetic field is directly related to the number of coils of wire around the magnet, the length of the coil, and the amount of current flowing through the wire.  


Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - 
Unit test - 
Science Fair Project Jan. 22, 2018


7th Grade
We will be starting our third cell, Acids and Bases.  The students will have the opportunity to investigate the concept of concentration by investigating acids and bases.  They will investigate hydrogen ion (H+) concentration by using the pH scale, the effect of dilution of an acid on the pH, and the effect of neutralizing an acid with a base on the hydrogen ion concentration and the pH.
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - Thursday Jan. 18, 2018
Unit Test - Wednesday January 24, 2018
Science Fair Project - January 22, 2018
 
6th Grade
We have started are first unit, Atmosphere. Students will perform experiments that are centered around Charles' Law, the relationship between the temperature and density of air and the relationship between density and of the air and atmospheric pressure.  They will become aware of how changes in the temperature of areas of the atmosphere produce changes in the density.  They will begin to understand how the rising and sinking of air that results from changes in density can produce changes in atmospheric pressure and the development of high and low pressure centers.  Through their experiments, students should gain a better understanding of atmospheric events, weather phenomena and the scientific principles that govern them.
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates: 
Vocbulary quiz - A Day:  Friday Jan. 12
                             B Day: Thursday Jan. 11
Unit Test - A Day: Friday Jan. 19
                   B Day: Thursday Jan. 18
Scince Fair Project - January 22, 2018
 

Important Date:
January 8 - Rosary 1:30
January 10 - 8:15 Mass
                      HSA meeting 6:30
January 12 - Black & White Tag Day$1.00
January 15 - No School MLK, Jr. Birthday
January 17 - 8:15 Mass
January 19 - March for Life
January 24 - 8 :15 Mass 
January 28 - Catholic Schools Week Open House 11:00-1:00
January 29 - Mass 9:30
January 30 - CSW Student Appreciation Day /Free Tag Day
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

 

Welcome to 8B! January 1, 2018

6th, 7th & 8th Science
 
I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas and best wishes for a safe and healthy New Year. 
 
We are continuing to stress the importance of organizational skills and time management skills.  Please stress to your child the importance of doing homework on the day it is assigned, keeping their binders and lockers organized.  We have a flex period that students may utilize to visit a teacher if they are having trouble with their homework. 

8th Grade
We are starting our third cell, Electricity and Magnetism.  
Through investigations and experimentation, students will find that voltage and current are proportionally related, and that the ratio of voltage to current is resistance. Students will discover that this relationship between voltage, current, and resistance is defined as Ohm's Law, increasing voltage increases the amount of current in a circuit while resistance remains constant, regardless the size of the resistor.  This is also true when the voltage is held constant while the amount of resistance changes. They will discover that changing the number or resistors has the same effect as changing the diameter or the length of a resistor.  

 
Students will investigate the role of a current in a magnetic field.  The magnitude of an electromagnet's magnetic field is directly related to the number of coils of wire around the magnet, the length of the coil, and the amount of current flowing through the wire.  


Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - 
Unit test - 
Science Fair Project Jan. 22, 2018


7th Grade
We will be starting our third cell, Acids and Bases.  The students will have the opportunity to investigate the concept of concentration by investigating acids and bases.  They will investigate hydrogen ion (H+) concentration by using the pH scale, the effect of dilution of an acid on the pH, and the effect of neutralizing an acid with a base on the hydrogen ion concentration and the pH.
 
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates
Vocabulary Quiz - 
Unit Test - 
Science Fair Project - January 22, 2018
 
6th Grade
We have started are first unit, Atmosphere. Students will perform experiments that are centered around Charles' Law, the relationship between the temperature and density of air and the relationship between density and of the air and atmospheric pressure.  They will become aware of how changes in the temperature of areas of the atmosphere produce changes in the density.  They will begin to understand how the rising and sinking of air that results from changes in density can produce changes in atmospheric pressure and the development of high and low pressure centers.  Through their experiments, students should gain a better understanding of atmospheric events, weather phenomena and the scientific principles that govern them.
 
Upcoming Tests and Due Dates: 
Vocbulary quiz - A Day:  Wednesday Jan. 10
                             B Day: Thursday Jan. 11
Unit Test - A Day: Wednesday Jan. 17
                   B Day: Thursday Jan. 18
Scince Fair Project - January 22, 2018
 

Important Date:
January 2 - School Resumes
January 3 - 8:15 Mass
January 10 - 8:15 Mass
January 12 - Black & White Tag Day$1.00
January 15 - No School MLK, Jr. Birthday
January 17 - 8:15 Mass
January 19 - March for Life
January 24 - 8 :15 Mass 
January 28 - Catholic Schools Week Open House 11:00-1:00
January 29 - Mass 9:30
January 30 - CSW Student Appreciation Day /Free Tag Day
 
May God Bless You,

Ms. Beth Riecks

 

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