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Communication: The best way to reach our team is through email. However, if you need to reach us by phone please (636) 891-6850 plus the extension located on the right.
The 8th Grade Yellow Team encourage parents to contact them if they have a question or concern. Please note the directory on right navigation column that includes phone numbers, email addresses and links to teacher websites.
Infinite Campus: Remember that a student’s grades, assignments, progress reports and report cards can be viewed on Infinite Campus. Parents: Please be sure you establish an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account that will connect you to your child’s academic progress.
Extra Help: Do you need help with a specific subject? Students are encouraged to speak with their teacher about setting up time to get additional help. Parents are welcome to contact teachers to assist with this as well.
Curriculum: Our focus is for all students to achieve and succeed in the classroom.
View the curriculum by subject matter on the Rockwood website.
8th Grade Essential Learning Goals
Reading and understanding of content area material is a lifelong skill.
Explain multiples causes and effects of events and developments in the past.
Analyze ideas and principles contained in the founding documents of the United States, and explain how they influence the social and political system.
The Scientific Method: Students will perform the 6 steps of the Scientific Method to solve experiments and utilize data analysis to use as evidence in a conclusion.
Matter in Motion: Students will be able to identify Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion and apply them to an object in motion.
Energy: Students will be able to identify and describe 5 forms of energy (kinetic, potential, thermal, renewable, and nonrenewable) and explain why energy is never lost.
- Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibility from a range of strategies as well as inferences drawn from the text.
- Cite textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
- Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g. through comparisons, analogies, or categories).